May 2nd, 2006

Reading, Writing & Raw Sex: Boy Brings Porn to Class on PSP

Are you 14 and plagued by raging hormones?

Forget stashing porn under the mattress; Mom and Dad already know to look there. Instead, succumb to the technological advancements of the twenty-first century and hide it on your Sony PlayStation Portable(PSP). Yes, PSP users have found they can download or transfer digital multimedia to the popular handheld gaming system. All kinds of digital multimedia.

According to the Bismarck Tribune, a fourteen-year-old North Dakota connoisseur of adult entertainment was cited with a class C felony last week after sharing his digital goods with fellow students. One of them tattled and the boy was charged with promoting obscenity to minors.

He was also cited with simple assault for using a key to scratch the fellow student who told school officials he had dirty pictures on his PSP.

AE: As a juvenile, it's very unlikely the boy will bear the full brunt of the law (up to five years imprisonment and/or a $5000 fine). Of course we don't know all of the circumstances, but from a distance, one wonders whether the response was a bit heavy-handed. Confiscation, counseling and suspension seem like more reasonable approaches to the issue. Then again, his retaliation against the tattling student surely didn't help his cause.

-Reporting from San Diego, GP Correspondent Andrew Eisen pauses from his PSP mpeg's just long enough to pen this story.

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Santorum Campaign Targets Opponent with Mock Online Game

U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) may be an arch-conservative, but someone on his campaign staff has a piercing wit, along with a flair for exploiting modern technology.

As reported on The Hill, the Santorum campaign, fighting a tough re-election campaign against Democratic challenger Bob Casey, Jr., has created a faux online game, Where's Bob Casey?.

The game highlights the Santorum campaign's line that Casey, currently Pennsylvania's State Treasurer, is too busy campaigning and not attending to his duties. Employing the look and tech of a PC adventure, the game ushers players into Casey's empty "office," where they can search for clues.

Clicking on the telephone triggers "where are you, Bob?" parody messages from the likes of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, liberal icons all. A frantic Howard Dean character enters the room at one point, also looking for Casey. Even the goldfish complains that he hasn't been fed in a while.

"Where's Bob Casey?" is the Santorum campaign's second such parody site. An earlier effort employed a Wild West theme to make the same point.

As expected, the Casey campaign is not happy about the parodies.

"The larger issue is that the Santorum campaign is resorting to misleading gimmicks to cover up for Santorum working for Big Oil and not Pennsylvanians and doing nothing to reduce the price of gas," said spokesman Larry Smar. "Bob Casey is treasurer 24/7. We'll focus our criticism on what Santorum does when he does show up for work."

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