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There Are Some Things You Shouldn't Blog About

The wave of blogging has taken a new twist, and a strange one at that.  Self-expression is the height of blogs, but here's one example of self-expression that lends validity to the malapropism "You're entitled to keep your opinion to yourself."  As the CNN Law Center noted, "All [Kevin Underwood] ... wanted in life ... was 'to be able to live like a normal person.'"

Normal isn't the word for it.  Kevin wrote about cannibalism.  While it's one thing to write about it (they've even made movies about it [link may not be appropriate to open at work]), it's quite another to practice it.  Kevin has been charged with the latter because of the former.  That's right, he is accused of doing what he wrote about.

Kevin's blog, Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K. is still up and running as of today, with the last post dated April 13, 2006.  The internal quote in the CNN story is from Kevin's blog.  You don't have to be a lawyer to give this advice:  if you're thinking about committing a crime, don't write about it where everyone can read what you wrote.

May 13,2006 postcript:  if you're blogging on MSN's MySpace, then it might not be a smart idea to post about burning buildings and cars and also add photographs of your crime spree as these two teenagers did.  The two are consequently now in juvenile lockup and facing felony charges.  The cops found the posts online and arrested the two teenagers.  Smart.  Real smart.

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