How comforting, The Guardian still employs nutters

I know what that thing is. We should ban nude scenes for anyone under the age of 50.

Sigh.

Humans tend to be interested in nekkid fertile flesh. If you don’t grasp that you’re not getting the most basic thing about sex, sexuality and, well, humans actually.

But then that seems to be a requirement for writing for the Guardian really.

26 comments on “How comforting, The Guardian still employs nutters

  1. Nah, this is just standard Guardian Lefty “I’m different from you” posturing. This makes up 95% of their life.

  2. I drive an old car. It has been around many blocks. It needs a fresh young battery to start the engine. A sixty-something battery just wouldn’t do it. Maybe a fresh young battery wouldn’t want to be installed in my car, but that’s just the way it is.

  3. I like slagging off the Grauniad as much as anyone, but the author of the piece produces articles that are very much tongue in cheek and this one needs to be taken with a considerable pinch of salt.

  4. If you were an ancient Greek you wold have been told it was natural to find teenage boys sexually exciting , I doubt they were very fertile .( and I do of course speak as a catamite of my EU masters …). Personally whilst I admire the fleeting beauty of youth my libidinous instincts are more readily engaged by a woman of experience.

    Too much information ?

  5. off-topic but more examples of ignorance from Spud.

    He claims Boris’ plan to raise the Primary Threshold for NIC to £12.5k will deprive lower earners from state pensions.

    Someone politely points out that it’s the Lower Earnings Limit (where you ‘pay’ NIC at 0% and it counts as a contributory year) that counts for pension purposes and not the PT (where you actually start paying NIC).

    Murphy splutters that the LEL has to rise because ‘the cost of record keeping would prevent’ it not happening.

    He seems unaware that there is ALREADY a gap between the LEL and PT (LEL is £6,136, PT is £ 8,632).

    There’s no extra record keeping required to have those numbers as £6,136 and £12,500.

    Our tax ‘expert’ doesn’t understand how NIC works.

  6. Murphy splutters that the LEL has to rise because ‘the cost of record keeping would prevent’ it not happening.

    He appears to be implying that government is too incompetent to keep records and that more civil servants shouldn’t be hired to implement a policy.

    I find myself in complete agreement with him, and feeling a little bit dirty.

    On a similar vain:

    1979 GE: Labour claims Tories will sell off/ run down/close down NHS.

    1983 GE: Labour claims Tories will sell off/ run down/close down/ privatise NHS.

    1987 GE: Labour claims Tories will sell off/ run down/close down/ privatise NHS.

    1992 GE: Labour claims Tories will sell off/ run down/close down/ privatise NHS.

    2017 GE: Labour spokesman Angela Rayner – Thanks god the NHS was there for me in 1996

  7. I like slagging off the Grauniad as much as anyone, but the author of the piece produces articles that are very much tongue in cheek and this one needs to be taken with a considerable pinch of salt.

    For humor to be truly humorous, it must be recognizable as such. In this case the problem isn’t the article itself, it’s that it is appearing in The Guardian… there the line between intentional and unintentional absurdity is very much blurred.

  8. Dennis etc etc.
    I think Arthur has a point, but its still premised on a ban would be good..

    “And it would be good for people who have that specific kink that I definitely haven’t.”

    Surely that’s a clear wink the writer’s tongue-in-cheek. But quite a clever one. Imply an outward motive (good for society) and a alternative motive (kink). Then immediately undermine one motive by saying its definitely not that. That cancels out of the kink motive and we’re left with the non undermined motive previously expressed that it really would be good for society to ban such lewd degrading youthful filth and only permit lewd degrading mature filth.

  9. Hallowed Be –

    I’m not disagreeing with you. I’m just pointing out that placement in the Guardian undermines the humor of the article. I took it as being serious. If it had been in the WSJ, I think I’d have spotted the spoof.

  10. Rob said:
    “just standard Guardian Lefty “I’m different from you” posturing. This makes up 95% of their life.”

    An excellently succinct explanation of much of modern life.

  11. Dennis- that’s true too and its spoofy without actually being in opposition with the bansturbation sentiment which is i suppose how the guardian does humour.

  12. Our tax ‘expert’ doesn’t understand how NIC works.

    He’s an expert in the sense that I am an expert in electrical engineering because I can plug an appliance into a wall socket and it works.

    Teenage boys are not fertile?

    What percentage fall pregnant each year? Tiny, I’d wager.

  13. @Andrew C

    Murphy splutters that the LEL has to rise because ‘the cost of record keeping would prevent’ it not happening.

    Our tax ‘expert’ doesn’t understand how NIC works.

    He believes Gov’t don’t use computers and records are kept by millions of civil servants workers scratching parchment with quills in cold damp basements. Corbyn will make it so

  14. Back on topic:

    I’ve had fights on set before where I’m like: ‘No, the sheet stays up,’ and they’re like, ‘You don’t wanna disappoint your Game of Thrones fans.’ And I’m like: ‘Fuck you.’”

    At which point they’re LIKE “Here’s the fucking contact to signed that for you the job another young actress wanted but wouldn’t get her kit off while you said you were fine with it. Now, do you want to get sued?” and I’m like “Here are my tits”

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