Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Pleasure you, er, can measure

First off, shamelessly recycled from my inbox, is the news that Channel 4 are to broadcast a 'masturbate-a-thon' involving hundreds of people pleasuring themselves in Clerkenwell. I so much want to make a terrible pun - will they be able to pull it off, etc etc - but I think it more dignified to let this piece of seminal (shit!) and thoughtful television speak for itself.

13 Comments:

Anonymous lb said...

Clerkenwell? I can't think of any more appropriate location for a wank-a-thon.

7/18/2006 1:41 pm  
Blogger Kieran said...

Didn't they already do that last year in Hyde Park with that drunken Irish fella?

7/18/2006 2:38 pm  
Blogger Horny Old Guy said...

Do they have a category for senior citizens? It sounds like it would be right up my alley. I may might just fly over and join in the festivities...then again I might not! Cheers!

7/18/2006 4:26 pm  
Blogger stalin's gran said...

Galatea - thanks for your comment on Stalin's Gran. In 1986 I earned £14,000 as the chief reporter on a major regional newspaper. How we have let it get to this stage, where junior reporters on PA probably dream of an eqivalent figure I do not know. But let us identify the two main culprits here. One is Keith Rupert Murdoch, who has his own interests to pursue, and the other is Jeremy Dear, the gen sec of the ridiculous NUJ which operates on a victim mentality having been royally screwed by all and sundry. Mr Dear, as a dyed in the wool Trot, is merely following his own agenda of suffering while pulling in £40,000 a year for doing absolutely nothing. He cannot even deal with the appalling behaviour of Archant or Johnston Press and clearly is merely managing decline. I feel desperately sorry for people such as yourself and Ms Hangedthedj who have joined a profession (or is that a craft) which is, and I hate to say it, royally fucked

7/18/2006 11:11 pm  
Blogger stalin's gran said...

And as a sub I know you know there should have been a q in equivalent. I knows that too. It is just my keyboard has a mind of its own and it cannot spell....

7/18/2006 11:26 pm  
Blogger galatea said...

Yes, the only thing more exploitative than the national press is the regional press....

7/19/2006 12:00 am  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Shouldn't the tagline for the event be "Are you cumming to the Masturbate-a-thon?" or something?

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7/19/2006 9:31 am  
Blogger a.c.t said...

Clerkenwell yes, I went out there once and I just kept thinking 'wank wank wank'. They should have one in Hoxton too. Good Lord, a good job Mary Whitehouse isn't still alive, what a Kerfuffle she'd make.

7/19/2006 5:08 pm  
Blogger lady miss marquise said...

Funnily enough, Guardian Unlimited's blog is called Organ Grinder. I wonder if they will be doing live blogging from the event...?

7/19/2006 7:19 pm  
Anonymous stalinsgran said...

No, the Guardian will just be wanking off as usual....

7/20/2006 1:28 am  
Blogger H said...

Am appalled. Somebody needs to be taken in hand over this. Ba-boom cha.

A few questions. Do they all wank together or is it a wank relay? Is there a prize for coming first? How long before there is a celebrity wankathon with Abby Titmuss and some randoms from Hollyoaks?

7/20/2006 2:09 pm  
Blogger galatea said...

"I'm a Celebrity... Wank me out of here!"

I hope they make Bruce Forsyth host it, whatever it is.

7/21/2006 12:42 pm  
Blogger Aidan said...

From light entertainment to light, er, relief... I expect, at the end of the day, you won't see the participants for dust...

Surely it can't be too much longer until the reality shows Peter Cook suggested 30 years ago finally get made... Celebrity Suicide ("the last person to die gets a thousand quid, Blow Yer Tits Up ("celebrities such as Anthony Newley and Bruce Forsyth attach explosives to women's tits and, erm, the tits that go highest in the air win the biggest prizes"), Celebrity Saviours ("In which, er, well-known people are nailed up to the wall and the one who screams loudest, er, gets the prize") - come on down...

7/23/2006 12:32 pm  

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