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September 13th, 2007 · Posted by Skuds in Life · 2 Comments · Life

This story from the Brighton Argus must be a gift to sub-editors or topical news quiz gag-writers. As a fine practical demonstration of just one of the many reasons why I am not employed as a gag-writer on a topical news quiz I can’t find a witty and hilarious joke to make – but I’m sure there are plenty that could be made.

However, I did like the shop owner talking about the warehouse full of vibrators and other assorted sex toys which were stolen who said “It is not the kind of thing you can sell in a pub”. Does he not go to the pubs in Brighton??

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  • skud's sister

    It’s kind of hard to know where to start with this one….. Most of the obvious ones turn up in the comments but I’m surprised no-one has mentioned the glimpse you get of the Virgin advert below the headline.The violent wobbling of the cartoon suitcase startled me at first and then I remembered the episode of Catchphrase that turns up on all the ‘saucy’ clip shows….
    I also found the phrase pleasure-gadgets quite coy.

  • Skuds

    Pleasure Gadgets? Didn’t they tour with Cabaret Voltaire? 🙂