O Tempora, O Mores

The BBC has broken with a 565-year tradition by insisting that a male Blue Peter presenter take part in a pancake race previously reserved for women.

Contestants in a pancake race poured scorn on health and safety advisers after they were banned from running due to fears they would slip over in the rain.

That banging sound you can hear is the trusty and trusted team assembling the multi-person gallows and that murmuring is me whispering to my lengths of hempen….soon my lovelies, soon…..

11 thoughts on “O Tempora, O Mores”

  1. The report doesn’t mention how many people were taken to hospital or the mortuary because they defied the elf’n safety gods.

  2. I think hanging people for expressing the view that money should not be the sole determining factor in things is a bit harsh.

    Ok the BBC wouldn’t have filmed it, and perhaps the town would have lost some revenue down the line, but let them have their silly principles.

  3. Brian, follower of Deornoth

    “I think hanging people for expressing the view that money should not be the sole determining factor in things is a bit harsh.”

    I’ve no objection to that.

    My objection lies in being forbidden to do things because some elf’n’safety jobsworth doesn’t feel like permitting it.

  4. Ah, do you realise there’s two separate stories? In the first the BBC said they wouldn’t film it unless their presenter could take place, and the town officials or something caved in and let him. Some people think they should have just accepted it wouldn’t be televised and stuck to their principles.

  5. Why does anyone take any notice of these bansturbators?

    Why don’t the contestants just say “Thank you for your concern but we are grown-up people and we’ll take our own risks. Now please stand aside.”

    No seriously, why don’t they?

  6. All such H&S doings are probably just testing how supine the population is.
    Who knows what super wheeze will be happening next.
    Mass deportation of blue eyes has to happen sooner or later.

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