Reader Sybil noticed this delightful cartoon pop up while attempting to access this website earlier from Qatar:
You have to say that's quite a jolly way of an ISP blocking a site, isn't it? Those cheerful geezers horrified by what they've just seen. Is it the swearing? The monkey? The politics? The sheer bad quality of the writing? The woefully off-topic tangents? Who knows.
There are all sorts of ways in which this website is occasionally accessible, occasionally not accessible, not just in Qatar for example, but elsewhere - mobile networks in this country can be a bit sniffy about the swearing, while net nannies across the globe sometimes let it through, sometimes don't. I don't really know what to do to counteract it - without having the whole 'swearing on a blog' discussion for the bazillionth time, which isn't sometime I'd really love to do right now.
Still, props to the Qatari ISP for having such a nice, cartoony way of telling you that they're not letting you see what you want to see. It's censorship with a cuddly face.