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This post was published more than 12 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 12 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 write 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 12 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

There’s a pub in central Newcastle which has posters outside perpetually advertising appearances by the drag act Ophelia Balls. Thanks to my sweet innocence, it took me to walk past the pub many tens of times before – earlier this week – the terrible pun in the act’s name finally registered.

Having barely recovered from the shock, imagine my surprise at finding this new product on a visit to Ikea this weekend:

Ofelia Vag

Apparently, it’s part of the bigger Ofelia Collection. Surely they must have noticed…

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Comment from Steve Sanders


    14.27, 19/05/2008

IsTilly O’Shea a drag act?


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    20.40, 19/05/2008

You’re far from the first to ask that question, but sadly not… The history of that particular pseudonym of mine is explained in slightly pained detail here.


Comment from Ophelia Balls


    23.34, 21/05/2008

Hello me dear,surely you are not compairing me to a bloody cusion for Ikea,
well both big and soft I suppose.

I dont bite you know, just give a nasty suck from time to time,. . .!

Keep talking bout me,any form of free advert is good,dont you agree…?

Mwah

MIZZ BALL’S


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    13.24, 26/05/2008

Well, they do say there’s no such thing as bad publicity…




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