are no longer an authorized member of Tripod. You have been
removed because your web site violated our Terms of Service".
Using scissors and glue, Michael Dickinson has been adding
political statements in collage form to his website gallery
Carnival of Chaos almost daily since its creation in
October 2002. This morning (22 May 2005) he found that the
site had been removed with the above message.
who has kept up monthly payments for extra bandwidth to handle
the large amount of visitors to the site, wrote to Tripod
asking them to explain why it had been removed. So far he
has only received this auto-acknowledgement:
you for writing to the Lycos Abuse Team. We have received
your email and will be reviewing it shortly. Please be advised
that due to the volume of emails we receive, this may be
the only email you receive from us regarding this matter."
During its three year lifespan Carnival of Chaos carried
a variety of images reflecting the interesting times we live
in, without any problems with Tripod. Yesterday the British
newspaper The Sun featured a picture of prisoner Saddam
Hussein in his underpants on its front page. It seems to be
this latest image in response to The Sun cover that
Dickinson posted on his site yesterday which caused the instant
removal of the site. For the time being, it's curtains for
Carnival of Chaos. Please pass on this last picture
of Bush mooning at the world.
MICHAEL DICKINSON is a writer and artist who works as an
English teacher in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the founder of
The Instanbul Collage Stuckists. He designed the cover art
for two CounterPunch books, Serpents in the Garden and Dime's
Worth of Difference, as well as Grand Theft Pentagon, forthcoming
from Common Courage Press.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Censored site address: http://carnival_of_chaos.tripod.com
by Michael Dickinson 'Censoring the Carnival of Chaos' in
site banned for Bush parody" on art-for-a-change.com