Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Got the clap? Become a gamer!

I discovered something highly amusing last night which made me giggle like a child and even saw me picking the phone up and calling fellow blogger Croydonian just to share the chuckling. It would appear you see that there is a National Chlamydia Screening Programme you see.

Now that in itself is not amusing of course. The fact that lots of people are getting the clap should not really be laughed at. However, the means by which different county are trying to get people to take the test is what amusing.

You see, I have just learned that in Bedfordshire, letters are being sent out to those who are under 25. The letter also contains one of those little, shall we say, piss pots. The recipient is asked to provide a sample and be entered into a competititon.

The prize? A Nintendo Wii, and yes, they really do bill the competition as "A Wii for a wee". Did I laugh? Why I rolled around the floor in hysterics, mainly because I'm a puerile child that still find fart jokes amusing.

14 comments:

Andy said...

The slogan they use, "Choose Chlamydia Screening" is a bit Trainspotting for my liking...choose life, choose chlamydia..

Croydonian said...

Not sure I'd call Chlamydia 'the clap', but the wii/wee thing is a pretty smart piece of ambush marketing. And highly snigger-inducing too.

Crisp bags are not condoms said...

I'm personally glad so many young people have STD's, it's not like they were not warned or know of the dangers. There are enough left wing do-gooders squandering public funds telling them.
Perhaps we should mark that down as a big failure then.
How about that correlation between sex education in schools and rise in underage sex and STD's.

I'm not a prude but putting on a rubber Johnny ain't rocket science.
Hate to say I told you so.

Oldrightie said...

Got us talking about it. better than Draper stuff even though related!

Thats News said...

Dizzy, are your sure they said county? ;o)


wv umingles. Well, you would, wouldn't you??

Jabba the Cat said...

At first glance the guy on the right looks like oily Keith Vaz.

Anonymous said...

A Wii for a wee. Quite clever really.

T England said...

Off topic but I was amused by this & it made me wonder!
If It's Difficult to Pronounce, It Must Be Risky

I wonder if they will start with peoples names next!!!!!

sidsid said...

It is interesting that the advert you show is aimed in the main at "foreigners".It is nice to see a "token white" though.

Mike Shandals said...

Plus they can test all the returned piss for illegal drugs, and immediately have the address of someone they want to keep an eye on. Creepy.

sidsid said...

I see they still have a token white in the advert.

sidsid said...

I see they still have a token white in the advert.

Clive said...

The "Wee for a Wii" is neat, but unless I'm too old and out of touch, the clap was slang for Gonorrhea, not Chlamydia. Or a song by Yes (and now I am dating myself)

Roger Pearse said...

The risk of the clap must deter some people from casual screwing around.

Those who won't learn morality from the precepts of Moses get to learn it from microbes instead, it seems. Every student has his appropriate level of teacher, it seems.