I must have my finger on the pulse. Or at least Barney Zwartz at the The Age does.
After Wednesday's post we seem to have had a veritable storm of misguided moral outrage.
Sadly, it all goes to prove my point that when morals are considered to be absolute or immutable, then rational argument and action quickly goes out the window.
First we had the condoms-with-Cruisers controversy, then Tania Zaetta's rumoured dalliance with our diggers in Afghanistan.
All this seems to have got the juices flowing for the hyper-conservative set, because on Thursday an exhibition by photographer Bill Henson was shut down by police, on suspicion of child pornography.
It was all happened pretty quickly, so like most people I haven't seen the images myself. However, I agree absolutely with the sentiments expressed in this article by art critic Robert Nelson.
The real tragedy is that a debate worth having . . . where the line between art and pornography lies . . . will not happen.
The decision will be hijacked by those who believe they already know the answer. And we as a society will be expected to toe the dictated line.
Finally, from the (potentially) serious the utterly ridiculous, this story appeared today.
If Bill Henson's experience is anything to go by, then Anne Geddes better watch out. She's next.