Somebody has to think of the children.
Long term readers will know this is something I'm particularly concerned about: internet porn. The fact that I continually give leading titles to posts that lead desperate pornhounds here should not fool you. I am pledged to fight against the filth of the internet polluting innocent minds. No, really.
I've been on the net for quite a while. Back in the mid 90s a friend and I played a game where we would email each other the grossest image we could find. The basic rule was you had to respond with something grosser than what had been sent previously. The game eventually stop when we descended to far. We learned an important lesson: that game has no winner.
One of the most notorious bits of internet grossness is known as goatse. I'm not going to give much in the way of description on this blog. But I will provide a link that describes it... accurately. Explicitly. Without actually inflicting the image on you. But before providing the link, I will provide a warning.
Don't go there.
Seriously. If you aren't already familiar with goatse, trust me, you don't want to be. There are some things you can't un-see. If you get my drift. If your mind has been spared this particular horror then cling to that little bit of purity. Don't lose that. It's precious.
Before I give you the link that explains goatse, I'm going to provide you with a warning link. This is what happens if you search for "first goatse" on Flickr. You get a bunch of images of people seeing goatse for the first time. Ask yourself if you really want to share that horror.
If you're determined to discover what I'm on about, here's a link to the Wikipedia article explaining what goatse is. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Those who already know what goatse is and those who read the article will have no doubt what this image is:
It's obviously an internal view of goatse. This image was in my local paper! The cover story was that they were illustrating some story about recycling plastic bags. But they aren't fooling me. They've obviously placed a digital camera... inside the subject and taken a picture. You can see the veins and everything.
And can I just add: that guy looking in? He's enjoying himself waaaaaaay too much