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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 20, 2005

Talking of...

Annoying advertising media.guardian.co.uk (registration required) reports that the BBC had to pull that horrible digital tv promo that featured the giant head made up of lots of little heads.

It really was an image straight out of the horror genre, the kind of thing likely to give people - especially children - nightmares, and I just can't believe the BBC weren't aware:
"We have been very conscious that some viewers disliked the nature of the trail, although clearly it was not our intention to offend," the corporation said in a statement posted on its complaints website.

I'd just love to meet some of the coke-addled media monsters who came up with the idea. Maybe they're planning future trails in which an adolescent girl turns green and rotates her head like an owl; and one in which an analogue viewer gets his ear chopped off. (James has just said he didn't see it: if you have a mental picture of that woman who was found in hospital with maggots crawling all over her face? That's what it looked like.)

They withdraw the ad, but they don't apologise, or admit they were wrong, like the weasels they are. Weasel words: "The BBC said it received a positive response when tested in front of viewers, and that there had been a rise in digital inquiries since the image went on air."

In other words, fuck you, you complaining bastards, we fucking liked it, and it fucking worked, so fuck off.


Which last sentence reminds me of the bit on the Daily Show last night, where John Stewart's colleague did a report on the craziness of renaming Christmas. He signed of with, "A Jesus Christychrist and a Christychristchrist."



  • In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking now, heaven knows! Anything goes.

    Same phenomenon as Internet porn affecting day-to-day behaviour too.

    It's as though younger folk with their prozac-saturated piss are more modern and thus better at handling the portrayal of extremes of violence, horror, or explicit and deviant sex.

    Except actually they don't have the ability to discriminate and say "actually, this is shite."

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 6:27 am  

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