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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Normally, I like to joke about the links I publish here, perhaps slipping in a gentle pun or two, to point out the ridiculous nature of the idea communicated.

Here, I just don’t know what to say.

Channel 4 is to bring mass public masturbation to the small screen.

The broadcaster – once led by Michael Grade, dubbed “pornographer in chief” by the Daily Mail – has commissioned a documentary about the UK’s first “masturbate-a-thon” as part of a series of programmes dubbed “Wank Week”, MediaGuardian.co.uk can reveal.

Wank Week!? Shocked

This 903rd post was filed under: Media, News and Comment.

Some recently published posts

The Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnels: eight years on / January 2020, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / January 2020, 7 minutes long

Faber Stories / December 2019, 4 minutes long

My favourite books of 2016 / December 2019, 26 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / December 2019, 12 minutes long

Some random old posts

The world’s most honest advert? / November 2007, Less than a minute long

Toothbrush / January 2004, 3 minutes long

My first Conservative email / April 2005, 8 minutes long

Guardian: ‘Blair defiant over Iraq judgment’ / April 2005, 1 minute long

Money matters: Doctors vs Teachers / March 2006, 2 minutes long

A reason for fools to feel stupid / April 2005, Less than a minute long


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