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Filtered: “Hey kids, get off of that website, what are you trying to do…”

What a strange honor- Tom Woodward twitter shared that this humble blog has been filtered in his school district


So take that, all those people who told/tell me to “grow up”… I am an adult now! I have this certificate to prove it. is characterized as adult

And the way my brain works with connections, I could not help but flashback to watching TV growing up in Baltimore, where a local catchphrase was from a commercial for plastic sofa cover, where a bunch of kids are jumping up and down on a couch. An announcer voice booms in, “Hey, kids, get off that furniture, what are you trying to do, ruin it?”

And with great irony, that announcer, local celeb Royal Parker, was the father of one of the kids i went to school with. Just for fun, to set the stage, check out the hip opening to the top news station in the day (1973) WBAL

I think that lead story was when gas prices went all the way up above 50 cents a gallon (OMG!)

But I digress. Again.

I have no idea what adult offense I have made, but what the bleep. I shall keep offending.

“Hey, kids, get off that website, what are you trying to do?”

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. I had smooth sailing with pretty much only porn being filtered this year until a couple weeks ago. I came in one morning and they had installed LightSpeed (your screenshot gives me the shivers) and Google Docs, our wikis we use as PLCs, and everything else under the sun was blocked.

    I had to go back and forth for long than I should have (>1 email) to get *Blogger* unblocked. My students post their essays on our classroom blog. I had to beg to have our classroom blog unblocked. It was shameful.

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