Fifty shades of drivel — 18 Comments

    • Heh!  No fucking way.  I found his site earlier [called "research"!!] and saw that.  Nicely posed.  All the books neatly stacked with binders towards the camera [rebound copies of Fifty Shades and Lady Chatterly?].  Just another nobody trying to make a name for himself.

  1. They raise a good point, I remember at that age me and some friends went to the woods and re-enacted Drink The Blood Of Dracula. Ever since, I keep getting told it's apparently not normal behaviour to thrust a wooden stake through the heart of people in the street who look a bit iffy. 

  2. "“It is probably one of the fastest growing areas of addiction and threats to our society known to Western culture.”

    Sounds a bit like Dr. Lustig speaking of Soda Pop in this little video (Just watch the first 15 seconds.. that's all you need:

    "The greatest health crisis in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD!"

    Soda pop.

    Hmmm… maybe he should make an appt. with the psych in your story.  They'd probably get along famously!


    – MJM


    • Frankly the greatest threat in the history of the World is the invention of the health fascist.  We were all fine until they suddenly decided that we didn't know what fine was and that they knew exactly what we needed.

      The day they were given the power to dictate our lives was the beginning of the end.

  3. Dear Grandad

    I recall reading somewhere on the webbes that as internet porn became available in different parts of the USA, the number of sex offences went down, which rather contradicts his findings. If they are pumping themselves up with porn, they are probably too exhausted to do much serious offending afterwards.

    I also read somewhere that 50 Shades – the Movie has a 12 rating in France – too tame for the French, apparently.

    If 12 year olds need a manual, they could read Cider with Rosie. It's probably a set book some years.

    He's way too late for the "greatest threat …" panic. Porn was invented with the paintbrush and has been enhanced with every technological advance since.

    Just waiting for the feelies …


  4. “What we are moving into is long-term effects of what they think is normal behaviour.

    so a book about two opposite sex consulting adults having sex is not depicting normal behaviour but a book about my 2 mummies or my 2 daddies promoting homosexuality is?



    • Welcome Bemused!  Indeed we are swamped in a mess of political correctness.  We are going to end up with a thoroughly confused fucked up society within a generation or two.   I can feel a post coming on…..  😉

  5. Done a bit of work for the Samaritans in my time, so I've no doubt some kids sometimes need a bit of frank, anonymous advice from a  responsible adult, but I've never taken any 'research' from Childline seriously.

    Amongst other things, it's the major cause of Esther Rantzen, though I understand she's now trying to drum up business for a similar operation 'advising' older people. As if pensioners don't have enough problems from QUANGOs run by TV presenters whose audiences have moved on, while they didn't.

    • What is it about these television people?  They reckon that having been in front of a camera they somehow have some special insight into everyone's problems.  Life is complicated enough without them interfering and treating us like we are all senile "vulnerable" idiots.

  6. Sorry.. and another thing….

    In my day, the Diary of Anne Frank was a set text for 12-13 year olds. I was looking forward to mine reading it and discussing it with her but apparently it's now considered too frightening by some educationalists. No objections to the kind of jokey sex passages in the teenage 'chick lit' my youngster finds easily enough in her school library if she gets some down-to-earth info from them, but it's a crying shame if teenagers are no longer considered mature enough to learn from an original account of anti-semitism written by a kid their age in another awful era.

    • Have you seen the magazines that are aimed at pre-pubescent girls?  The granddaughter had a few a while back.  Full of shit like "how to know if a boy fancies you" and make-up tips.  I would class that as far more pornographic.

  7. Health & Efficiency Magazine, what memories!! Took the Queens Shilling in 1967 and found the magazine (if you could find one without stuck together pages) was worth 10 ciggies. 

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