Now there’s an idea

Could work:

But critics have said the format of the tour is at odds with the grisly subject matter.

The tour’s promotional image shows what appears to be a woman running through a darkened alleyway with a silhouette of Jack the Ripper behind her.

Guy Walters, a writer and historian, told The Telegraph: “I’m a keen runner and I’m also a historian, but there are times when the two things should not be combined.

“Running is about self-improvement, fitness and fun. Jack the Ripper was a disgusting murderer of women. The two things don’t go together.

“What I find strange about horror is how it diminishes with time. Nobody would suggest doing a Yorkshire Ripper run so why is this acceptable?

That’s the one where someone chases you through Sheffield waving a hammer? Could work, could work….

18 thoughts on “Now there’s an idea”

  1. “Running is about self-improvement, fitness and fun. ”

    No it damn well isn’t.. Only masochist zombies run for “fun”.
    Sensible people only do it to GTFO as fast as possible when things get hairy and you can’t use Option B.

    I do wonder where they keep finding these “Affronted Well-Meaning Citizens”…

  2. Steve across the Pond

    People are having fun and I don’t approve! This should not be allowed!

    What is it with busybodies who think it’s their responsibility to dictate (dictators?) what others can do? And why do they think they can be offended on behalf of other people? And people being offended has no bearing on something that’s none of their concern. /rant

    We’re sorry, your runs have been canceled because they’re likely to cause offense.

    It’s probably a threat to democracy, too.

  3. Anyway J the R didn’t really exist, it was a puff by a journalist who claimed that some unconnected murders were the work of one man.
    It’s like being chased by Jason or Michael Myers ( or Jamie Lee Curtis, phwoar).

  4. Harry Haddock's Ghost

    Guy Walters, the chap who wrote some (very good) swashbuckling alternative history romps based around the Nazis who in real life gassed millions of people? That Guy Walters? Horrific historical events and fun fiction; there are times when the two things should not be combined.*

    (* I don’t actually think this)

  5. Bloke in North Korea (Germany province)

    Doesn’t Madame Tussauds make its profits by turning the grislier aspects of London’s history into kiddies entertainment? Have they been cancelled yet?

  6. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Running is a way to egotistically flaunt your fitness to others who are not as fit as you! Though, if the victims of Jack had known how to run, they would have been alive, though anonymous to history.

  7. Given all the dumb shite plaguing the UK right now Mossad could keep a hit squad dressed as Hassidic Jews in London full time and hire them out.

    Have them advance on Walters in the street shouting “Hey Walters you puke –we are going to bash your goyem face in”. If he takes to his heels wait a moment so they wont catch him on the sprint (which a younger hit squad will be better at one supposes). Then video a wonderful chase as the shouting Hassids chase and verbally abuse Walters as far as his lungs/legs will take him. When he pegs out the squad stick an indelible stamp/label on his forehead. “Bullshit 3/6 a lb”. Then scamper off laughing. A great You Tube viral video.

    Indeed there is no reason that novelty hit squads should be confined to one disguise. A gang of novelty CoE vicars or the Justice League in full costume are other possibilities. Being battered by such crews would certainly give leftist scumbags a combined outrage and social cachet point to talk about at whatever whinge passes for social events with such scum.

  8. ‘What is it with busybodies who think it’s their responsibility to dictate (dictators?) what others can do?’

    Yes Steve!!

  9. A Jimmy Saville charity series? Oh, I see the BBC is already filming it.
    How about a PC Couzens Clapham Common mass arrestathon?

  10. I’m thinking of setting up a modern Punch and Judy stall with Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp. Can’t wait to try out the SA accents.

  11. A classic would Grikath, but by using a disabled person beating up an able bodied one, I think I’d be given a pass

  12. A classic would Grikath, but by using a disabled person beating up an able bodied one, I think I’d be given a pass

    By “beating up” I presume you mean unloading a 9mm pistol through a bathroom door?

  13. A tenuous link to be sure. But one of The Yorkshire Rippers victims was found in the timber yard I use on a more or less weekly basis. The girls still seem to ply their trade only yards away.

  14. When just having moved somewhere new and not knowing better I took a short cut through a site that was part of a livestock market by day and used as a lorry park at night…turns out it was a different type of meat market at night

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