A few years ago I heard that parental control filtering software (PCFS) had banned a perfectly innocent web site. According to this (possibly apocryphal) story, the software took exception to an image which contained a preponderance of 'flesh tone'. The image in question, so the story goes, was a large scale close up of a bald headed man.
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Subsequent efforts to correct this lamentable situation have produced little improvement; even if I stretched a point to allow the inclusion of The Winking Triffids for example, or Whistling Sukiyaki and The Pequad Blues, or The Universe and Everything In It, or Cinnomolgus and Hercynea, or The Unmitigated Magpies, or Host of Accretions, or The Great Rhombicuboctahedras, or Carillon and The Vestibules, or The Lemming Tendency, or Los Marbelos, or The Artyfartyfacts, all of these would only amount to a minor addition to the list of non existent pop or music groups to be found amongst the picture titles.
Then there's Pappalardi the Harpooneer - he say 'Discombobulation!'
"Complete and total Discombobulation. Discombobulation Cubed."
Well, what can I say?
During September and October 2018 I did a trawl through all my picture titles and changed a number. Never mind why - that's none of your business for goodness sake!
As a consequence I feel it is appropriate to offer an explanatory note to any who might feel offended by these changes.
Firstly, the removal of the word plum from one title was simply a result of the pressing exigency of the process of changing the title and should not be seen as a criticism or form of disapproval of plums in particular or fruit in general - indeed I made strenuous efforts to include pomegranate and then loganberry in the new title, and in the case of the latter further attempts in the form of an anagram and then using a substitute coding, alas to no avail.
On a personal note, I am of course deeply saddened by the loss of even one food from my picture titles, and am equally saddened by the loss of two non existent music groups; 'Rave-el Bollero and the Zoroastrans' and 'Arthur Intergalactic Gascloud and The Bed Bugs from Mars'. The removal of these two non existent groups does not imply any dissatisfaction on my part with the nature of their non existent music, nor is it connected to the widely unreported diminution in the quality and quantity of their non existent output.
Well, there you go!
(Or don't go..... perhaps....?)
(No, don't go there!)