A tad tardy to this one, but what with the holiday season coming up I would hoping someone might get it for me as a gift. Anyway: "It's an 'art' piece. It will be exhibited at London's Intimate Modern Gallery starting Friday. The table is constructed with over 100 buttons…. It is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. The duo describe it as 'a four legged talking table you can operate like a demented organist piping out swear words based on the chemical elements.'" I actually learned a few new ones here, so I guess this counts as educational! The normal headphones-at-work warning applies. [[...]
"A High Court judge has ruled that people should not be punished for hurling obscenities in public because such words are now so common they no longer cause distress…. [S]wearing in public, previously a criminal offence across the UK, appears to longer offend the legal system as much as it once did."