Utter Pointlessness

I recently received some very interesting documents from the government, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and while I’ll be putting them all online in a couple days, I just had to share this beautiful, beautiful example of utterly pointless, absolutely arbitrary, ridiculously stupid, and just all-around dumb redaction from one of the documents in question:

So… anyone want to put their detective skills to work and try and figure out what the missing word or words is or are? Because I know nothing whatsoever about government documents or their markings, I am going to guess that this document, like some types of beauty products, was marked “for external use only”… but I could easily be wrong. 🙂 Whatever turns out to have been there, I’m sure it was vitally important they redact it…

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General, Security | on April 16th, 2008| Comments Off on Utter Pointlessness

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