Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bild Bikini Blockage

There I was -- in the bar in the hotel where I'm staying in London tonight before heading back to Germany tomorrow morning -- innocently checking, as part of my trawl through the German press, whether Bild had anything interesting to say about, say, football or the current (though still somewhat low-key) political crisis back home, when I encountered the following:

The key line being that is disallowed on this network as it was categorised as 'News/Media, Lingerie/Bikini, Nudity'.

I'm assuming that the blockage derives more from the 'Lingerie/Bikini' and 'Nudity' parts of the description (thought Bild's politics are, all on their own, reason enough).

It's not that this is an inaccurate description of Bild's contents (apart from the absence of 'sport', 'cars' and 'interminable griping about everything'); still, I would note that other 'Bikini/Lingerie' and 'Nudity' specialists as the Sun and the Daily Mail are freely available from the same network.

Was it something we said?

Ach, die Englander....

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