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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 16 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 16 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 16 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

I have found an accompaniment to “The Book”. It shall henceforth be known as “The Video”. It’s on archive.org.

Warning: Do not do what I did and drink whilst watching this. I nearly choked at one point (“Say, you know something?”, “No, what?”, “I had a wet dream last night.”, “Wet dream? What’s that?”). Yes kids, this is sex-ed 1950’s US style. And to think they’re having the “Abstinence Plus” debate about school sex-ed now – they were teaching a whole lot more than that back then!

If you enjoy it, then you might also like to try Are You Popular (perhaps made especially for people like…well, I wouldn’t be cruel enough to name names, but JRC knows who), and Better Use of Leisure Time, which is funny because of the way Americans say “Leisure”, amongst other things.

Have fun, and remember, don’t go parking in cars with the guys – it WON’T make you popular.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 25th post was filed under: Headliner.

Some recently published posts

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

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

What I’ve been reading this month / November 2019, 5 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / October 2019, 3 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / September 2019, 6 minutes long

Some random old posts

The Great Divide / May 2014, Less than a minute long

2D: BuzzFeed / October 2013, 2 minutes long

Thoughts on the Serial podcast / January 2015, 11 minutes long

Wishing you peace and prosperity for 2008 / January 2008, Less than a minute long

Mark Oaten produces the best excuse ever / July 2006, 1 minute long

Conservatives plan to scrap ID Cards / February 2007, 2 minutes long


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