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Dutch City Fears Loss of Pornography Archive

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the oh-the-humnaity dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 61

The Dutch city of Leeuwarden has lost the municipal pornography archive and officials fear it may be gone forever. A spokesman for the city said the collection may have been taken home "accidentally" by an employee or visitor. "We're hoping that someone will say 'Hey, I have that in my attic' and bring it back," he said Thursday. "No questions asked." Leeuwarden shouldn't be too upset. I've found it a good practice to get rid of your porn archive and rebuild every 6 months or so.

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Sounds like AnonIB... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26849253)

"HAI GAUYZ I DEL ALL MY PR0N CUZ MY MOM MITE FIND IT CAN U PLZ UPLOAD ALL UR STUFFZ 2 RAPIDSHARE!?!??! asdasdasdasd

In other news... (5, Funny)

ptomblin (1378) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849283)

In other news, Dutch cities have their own porn archives!

Re:Taken by their designated porn buddy? (1)

kimgkimg (957949) | more than 5 years ago | (#26851935)

Maybe it was taken by their porn buddy to save the city from embarrassment from their parents and relatives...

Re:In other news... (2, Informative)

stephanruby (542433) | more than 5 years ago | (#26852765)

We do too, if you live in the US. Depending on which State/Country/jurisdiction you live in, porno actors are often registered with our government, certified to be above a certain age, tested for STDs, and must often include samples of their work to make sure that no underage lookalike takes over their identity.

Re:In other news... (1)

Barryke (772876) | more than 5 years ago | (#26862581)

A dutch newspaper states "City's are obligated to archive their history. Pornography included."

I'm dutch, didn't know. But beleive its a good thing they archive everything though. Imagine how much wiser we where if they did that from the start. (say ~10.000 years ago)

Disbelief (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26849473)

I haz it.

The stuff! (4, Funny)

grantek (979387) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849525)

why oh why couldn't they have learned their lesson about backups and data availability with something silly like credit card information!?

Re:The stuff! (1)

swahebrumaf (1452693) | more than 5 years ago | (#26870559)

why oh why couldn't they have learned their lesson about backups and data availability with something silly like credit card information!?

In Leeuwarden they don't speak English that well. When they were reading the backup manual, they translated "back up" into "pick up". Anyway, it's not such a stupid thought, as this collection was so big, it fitted in a shoe box. So I think this was an old-school collection, you know, printed on paper and stuff.

here's an idea... (3, Funny)

MoFoQ (584566) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849593)

they can borrow mine!

Re:here's an idea... (1)

iamangry (1463943) | more than 5 years ago | (#26882959)

Mine too! It's the duty of all freedom loving citizens of the world to come together in this time of great crisis and help our Dutch friends in need! Just do us a favor and return those drives unstained please!

Cloud Computing (4, Funny)

ralf1 (718128) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849745)

Taking a page from the major IT thought leaders I have moved my porn to the cloud - all of it is on BitTorrent.

Re:Cloud Computing (1)

snowgirl (978879) | more than 5 years ago | (#26852099)

Taking a page from the major IT thought leaders I have moved my porn to the cloud - all of it is on BitTorrent.

What are you going to do when Bittorrent collapses from The Pirate Bay servers going offline?

Re:Cloud Computing (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26854755)

Use cheggit or empornium *cough*

Times have changed (5, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849747)

In my day, this was referred to as "that stack of skin mags on the coffee table". Now it's called "a municipal pornography archive"?
Krikke said the bulk of the archive had been assembled by a "fanatic" curator at the historical center.
I don't know why, but for some reason the phrase "too much time on his hands" comes to mind...

Re:Times have changed (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26849803)

There's bound to be too much something on his hands, but I don't think its just time.

Re:Times have changed (1)

Teun (17872) | more than 5 years ago | (#26852023)

Mr. Krikke, presently in charge of the town's archive, has an appropriate name.
In Dutch a krik is a jack and krikke(n) is the verb...

That's not a bad thing (3, Funny)

morgauo (1303341) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849765)

It's a great thing... An excuse to make a new one!
Wait right there, I'm grabbing my camera and plane tickets!

Only one? (3, Funny)

jep77 (1357465) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849789)

Why on earth would you only have ONE copy of something that important...
Maybe it just wasn't very good...

Re:Only one? (1)

sumdumass (711423) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849951)

Everyone kept getting distracted when making backups and for those that succeeded, they were afraid to touch afterwords.

Re:Only one? (2, Informative)

phoenix321 (734987) | more than 5 years ago | (#26854477)

If you've ever been to the Netherlands, you'd know by now that there are almost no taboos in PORN there.

- animals
- feces
- families
- furries
- adult babies

To be precise:
- everything except underage kids
(this was declared illegal because of international pressure in the 1970s or so)

So, just let me say: whatever there was in this collection, most people probably would not want to see it even if they were paid to. Really. Dutch sex shops have open windows and are running advertising and sample videos in TVs viewable by anyone. And these videos include all of the aforementioned abominations. I used to call my self tolerant and openminded, but this... EWWWWWWWW

Re:Only one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26863999)

If you've ever been to the Netherlands, you'd know by now that there are almost no taboos in PORN there.

- animals
- feces
- families
- furries
- adult babies

To be precise:
- everything except underage kids

And 99% of that porn is produced in..... the USA.

It has all been returned... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26849935)

Except fot the two best pics. They somehow got stuck together.

Poor quality porn? (3, Informative)

Atari400 (1174925) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849981)

As a resident of The Netherlands, I have to remark that it can't have been that good if it's taken 30+ years to go missing.

Re:Poor quality porn? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26854163)

Well it is their local Frisian porn and you know the cows there are prettier then the girls.

This brings up something interesting. (1, Redundant)

iamwhoiamtoday (1177507) | more than 5 years ago | (#26849991)

Pornography has been around for ages, and I mean: since man figured out how to draw stuff. [citation needed]

Where are the records? I, for one, would think that older porn should be preserved. What about the porn flicks from the 50s? what about the really old playboy magazines? There really should be a "world wide foundation for the preservation of Pornography" Some would argue that it's "History" or "Art."

Re:This brings up something interesting. (2, Interesting)

sketerpot (454020) | more than 5 years ago | (#26850447)

It's valuable for sociologists, if nothing else. See how porn evolved over the years!

Re:This brings up something interesting. (1)

transporter_ii (986545) | more than 5 years ago | (#26851467)

On one end of the graph, there is stick figures on a wall. At the other end, 2 girls 1 cup.

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Re:This brings up something interesting. (1)

transporter_ii (986545) | more than 5 years ago | (#26851499)

Someone record the sociologist's reaction to watching 2 girls 1 cup and post it on youtube....

.

Re:This brings up something interesting. (1)

frosty_tsm (933163) | more than 5 years ago | (#26850825)

I wonder if some of the classic works of art would fall into this category. By today's standards, they are very mild. But for back then, I bet they would qualify.

Disappointing. (1)

Puffy Director Pants (1242492) | more than 5 years ago | (#26850033)

There's a surprising lack of porn to be found in the article. Really, I go to the trouble of RTFA and what do I get? NOTHING!

Re:Disappointing. (1)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 5 years ago | (#26851009)

surprising lack of porn to be found in the article

Well duh, they lost it! Check back when they find the porn stash again.

Slashdot Porn Drive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26850269)

Slashdot should start a porn drive to help the poor inhabitants of Leeuwarden rebuild their collection. We should have, like what? Maybe 10TB each?

Tiny Tove Lost? (2, Funny)

Edward Teach (11577) | more than 5 years ago | (#26850521)

The humnanity!!!!
I have some really crappy copies I could rar and password protect for them. A simple, proprietary .exe file will make it viewable.

Two things (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26850759)

1. There is at least one Dutch municipality which has a collection of nude paintings. They were made by an artistic resident about 100 years ago. Once I've had the opportunity to see it.

2. The mayor's name is one of the many slang terms for exchanging body fluids. (Actually, the term is "krikken", and it means using a, eh, jack to lift your car.)

I have enough (1)

HeLLFiRe1151 (743468) | more than 5 years ago | (#26851101)

to make Mr.Hefner blush.

That's nothing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26851663)

I have enough to make Larry Flynt stand to attention.

Re:That's nothing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26859355)

If that really could make him stand again, I'm sure it's nothing one more bullet couldn't fix.

Easily Solved (2, Funny)

PPH (736903) | more than 5 years ago | (#26852915)

Just follow the trail of Kleenex and empty hand lotion bottles.

Re:Easily Solved (1)

fonske (1224340) | more than 5 years ago | (#26857433)

Most european guys are not circumcised. Anyway maybe I didn't understand why the lotion bottles are for.

The spokesman's name (2, Interesting)

DerPflanz (525793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26854649)

The funny thing is that the spokesman is called 'Krikke', which really resembles the Dutch verb 'krikken', which is slang for having sex.

Slaying the Krakken has new meaning (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26859339)

I, for one, will not prostrate (bow down) for our tentacled dutch overlords.

Oh, no! (1)

jonadab (583620) | more than 5 years ago | (#26856135)

However will the city government function without this important resource?</sarcasm>

Seriously, you know this story is for real because nobody would think to make up something so bizarre.

Idle Scores! (1)

fyoder (857358) | more than 5 years ago | (#26857279)

After a long time of being derided as a useless waste of space, Idle finally comes up with a story that slashdotters relate to. There's your key, Samzenpus, more porn!

In Soviet Russia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26857805)

pornography fears losing Dutch city!

Next on dateline (1)

defiek (1478245) | more than 5 years ago | (#26865135)

If there ever were a court preceding to convict the man who stole the cities porn it would be hilarious to read it.

They should learn from Linus ... (1)

deek (22697) | more than 5 years ago | (#26868123)

"Real men don't do backups, they just upload and let the world mirror their data."

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