Monday, July 12, 2010

Calling Chris Hansen

So I just got home from a nice family dinner at the local Applebee's and I open up my twitter account to see a link to a WMUR article about a dude who was caught watching and downloading child pornography at UNH's Dimond Library. (PS Do you notice how in that article "Vellucci" isn't spelt "Zellucci?" Yeah, you're welcome WMUR editors. That got corrected via my tweet. No biggie. Maybe I am cut out for a career in this business.) Anyways, if you're too lazy to read the article some random 67 year-old guy was caught straight peeding-out at Dimond. He is a previously convicted sex offender (which is probably why he literally shit himself when police asked for his ID) and is not connected with UNH.This got me to thinking. Child pornography is terrible, we should really do something about this. Maybe if we gather a bunch of porn and have a giant bonfire... Oh, right....

Anyways, the real part of that article that caught my eye was this little tidbit:
Dimond Library is a public library, and staff members said there are no filters on any computers because open access to all information is considered vitally important to the mission of research and education. Users can look at legal pornography on the library's computers, which can trigger complaints, staffers said."We tend to ask the person who complains about it to move to a different computer or area of the library," Vellucci said.
Users can look at legal pornography on the library's computers. I had no idea that it was okay to watch porn at the library, not that I would or anything. Just out of curiosity, what class enables legal pornography to be educational? Because I may have to enroll in "Making Babies" asap. And I love how the librarians just ask the complainer to move. Imagine trying to study for Organic Chem and the person next to you is taking notes while watching hardcore (and legal of course) pornography. I don't care who you are, but that would be a slight distraction to anyone. I understand that for some sociology or psych course or something there could be a paper on pornography, but I think that might be some research best saved for the privacy of your own room. With the shades down. And the door locked. And headphones. It is nice that the library allows that if it really is educational, but it would be a little awkward to say the least. I mean who would want to do that research in the common computer section of the library anyways?

Also, pedophiles suck.

Stay classy, not UMassy.


  1. A terrible oversight in regards to the "Bucket List," I feel.

  2. thank you for blogging this. I just like the part where he "lost control of his bowels" after being caught basically. i love the politically correct way of saying "shit himself".

  3. Random.. but have you seen this? I just found it tonight, and it's literally one of the most ridiculous things i've seen.

    I don't care about the random singing students, but are we really supposed to believe Health Services employees are that happy?

  4. Wow, I've seen that on youtube on the related videos thing for other UNH videos, but I've never watched it. The singer is just a little creepy. Thanks, this will be embedded in a post eventually.

  5. well at least you know he wasn't going to be interested in any UNH students so you're all safe...