Thursday, January 17, 2008

Daily Mail Hyperbole of the Day

Pupils at private school discover their teacher in 'shocking soft-porn' advert on YouTube

Shocking soft-porn? How does that work then? I thought if it was soft it was so that it wouldn't be shocking. What I wonder would that make hard porn? Vomit-inducing? If it's shocking I hate to think what they would make of 9 1/2 Weeks. The shocking bit lasts about two seconds with the teacher, possibly not event that. It's the sort of thing that you see on Tarrant on TV that has come from Italy.


Perhaps the Mail should have the headline "No sex please. We're uptight"? Shocking soft porn my arse!

22 comments:

JuliaM said...

"If it's shocking I hate to think what they would make of 9 1/2 Weeks."

Showing your age, Dizzy. These days, it would be 'Nine Songs' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_Songs)

Anonymous said...

Shock is in the eye of the beholder. You have obviously gained wide familiarity with different degrees of porn in order to stimulate your jaded appetite. Lots of people haven't seen it at all.

Stoo said...

If it's on youtube it can't be all that shocking in the first place - stuff has to be pretty tame to make it past their censors.

Anonymous said...

i quite enjoyed it. thank you daily mail for bringing it to a wider audience

Letters From A Tory said...

It's obviously not very classy and to be fair, if I was a parent of a child in that school I would not be happy reading about this.

gdoome said...

I think I'm gonna get myself some of those 'action trousers'.

gemma Wilkinson said...

Dizzy, now I know what you get up to in your spare time!
xx Gem

jailhouselawyer said...

When I read the story in one of the online qualities that the teacher had been suspended for doing the advert before she became a teacher, I expected to be shocked by what I saw. Instead, I am shocked that she has been suspended.

DM Andy said...

I think that if I were 14 years old again, watching soft porn and recognised one of my teachers as one of the performers I might be rather shocked no matter how tame the performance.

Barnacle Bill said...

I wish our PPE did this for the wearer, all ours' seems to do is attract lumps of metal at very high speeds!

Anonymous said...

Best quote is from the marketing head of the clothes company (who must be really pleased btw)...

Chris Mellor-Dolman, marketing head of Nottingham-based Scruffs, said the video was "tongue-in-cheek".

Oh well, at least he didn't say "it'll all blow over soon"

Clive B said...

This has been around for years .... if people are allowed a life before they enter politics, surely teachers are too. And as for "shocking" ..for goodness sake!!

Anonymous said...

Shame on you Dizzy for mocking the Daily Mail's courageous stand on this base film. It's only the Daily Mail and its loyal readers who are striving to keep nation safe from this sort of thing.

Anonymous said...

erm, quite apart from the teacher business, this kind of advert isn't exactly going to discourage sexism in the construction industry ! Can you imagine the same ad being acceptable for office supplies? It IS good fun, and if it was a spoof then no problem. But I do feel sorry for women in the industry who might be the subject of constant innuendo and jokes...it can't be a pleasant working environment for them.

Geoffers said...

Oh yes, how shocking that a teacher might have a life outside of the classroom that could involve elements of adult-only behaviour.

Dear Daily Mail, Grow the f*** up.

Anonymous said...

Dizzy, if you don't like Her Majesty's Royal and Conservative Daily Mail then you can always go and live in North Korea - you bastard pinko!!!

canvas said...

ding dong! :)

Mrs Smallprint said...

I went to an all girls private school and if I'd seen one of my teachers in a film like this I would have been mightily impressed.

Diet coke, no big deal and as for sexism in the contruction industry, us girls are more than able to stick up for ourselves. We are not a lame oppressed minority.

Anonymous said...

It makes you wonder what the complainant parents ever did to conceive of their little real problems in the first place. How tiresome this all is.

Perry Neeham said...

Having weaned my dear old mum off the Express I've seen a few copies of the Dismal Mail recently as, sadly, that is the rag she now takes. I'm amazed the Mail had room for a teacher-in-soft-porn-shock-horror story given its fascination with immigration, house prices and Princess Di.

BTW, as a porn afficionado, I wouldn't even glance at YouTube; I think you'll find Xtube, YouPorn and PornoTube far more rewarding.

Jonathan Sheppard said...

The last four words you used really did make me laugh! I'm sure it wasnt a request!?!

Andrew Allison said...

One of these days the Daily Mail will join the rest of us in the 21st Century. Until then we can just laugh at them.