Sunday, April 05, 2009

Our John goes potty

This story reminds me of the infamous Sun headline (from the 1980s, not online) Our John Goes Potty and Glues up his Botty, which described how a man neglected to put on his spectacles before rummaging in a cupboard trying to find his haemorrhoid cream, and mistakenly took out a tube of superglue.

This was put to a Commons Select Committee by some very serious-minded campaigners against the excesses of the popular press, as an example of popular press excess.

The effect was marred by the fact that, one by one, the members of the committee started laughing.

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