Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Corrupting the young

Via Timmy, this amusing comment on Tesco's sale of home pole-dancing kits; Mr Millen quotes a Daily Mail piece on it.
Children are being encouraged to dance round a pole which is interpreted in the adult world as a phallic symbol. It ought to be stopped, it really requires the intervention of members of Parliament. This should only be available to the most depraved people who want to corrupt their children.

Doesn't this read rather weirdly? I mean, this is the way that I see it happening...
[The scene: a checkout in Tesco. A woman hands over her home pole-dancing kit.]

Checkout Girl: "Excuse me, madam; do you have any children?"

Customer: "Yes, two."

CG: "Do you want to corrupt your children?"

C: "No, no, certainly not. It's for my private..."

CG: "I'm sorry, madam, but I'm afraid that I cannot sell you this pole-dancing kit. You see, they're only for people who want to corrupt their children."

Or is it just me...?

UPDATE: nope, it's not just me...


Rachel said...

No, darling, it's not just you. Linked, and ta for the heads-up.

CityUnslicker said...

Not good news for the May Day celebrations.....who will sell us poles'?

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

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