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Posted 2005-02-02 by Tony Walsh
The line between art and Adults-Only content has been clearly demarcated by Linden Lab, operators of the virtual world Second Life. Stormy Roentgen, a resident sculptor, reports that her works have been removed from PG-rated areas of the world due to their anatomically-correct chests. As a result, she has begrudgingly resorted to providing works without nipples. Although her work has included flesh-coloured sculptures, the artist claims that stone nipples appear to be equally-offensive to the Lindens. No nipple, it seems, is safe.

While the nude human body has apparently been relegated to the domain of pornography, residents weilding swords, flamethrowers, chainsaws, missile-launchers, and automatic weapons are still allowed to roam free in PG-rated areas. Not to mention that my own chicken avatar isn't wearing any pants.

In unrelated real-world news, enraged Canadians have broken the penis off of a local statue. No word yet on whether security has been beefed up around the statue of David in Florence, Italy.
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