Subject: Re: Tux and Beastie!
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/18/1999 19:26:43
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> >And what's wrong with a little consentual sex? I thought that
> >cross-fertilization was what our community was all about! BTW, just to
> >be clear: Penguins have a cloaca, and as such it isn't technically
> >sodomy (ignoring the inter-species aspects).
> Havent seen the shirt, but as described, it sounded distinctly
> non-consensual. 

Tux didn't seem to be restrained in any way. We're told that Linux is
a mature operating system, so one would assume Tux is of the age of
consent and understood what was happening. Besides, I'd assume that
Beastie wouldn't do any such thing without first having bought Tux a
nice herring dinner and taken him out to a film.

> And even if it was -- does it really need to be spelled out why the
> shirt, as a public, visible gesture was offensive and thoroughly
> inappropriate?

Absolutely. It needs to be discussed in as much detail as possible,