Yesterday FW and I went to look at our first house. Its on the edge of an estate in Bridgepool, on a high hill with views down to the Bristol Channel 12 miles away. It’s a lovely little dorma bungalow that’s been recently done out. The only annoying part were the light fittings as they hang a little to low and look BLLLLUUURRRRR!!!
The upstairs bedroom was as hot as our flat at the moment. It was decided that it would make a good office, rather than a bedroom. Personally I’d put the guests in there – they’d never want to come again 😉
Today was spent celebrating the ageing process as Burnt Sienna became a proper adult. Finally passing 30 means that your youth is no beginning to get further away than your pending demise. Cheery eh? 🙂 However, fair play to her, she doesn’t look a day over 31.
We joined friends for an afternoon tea party, including crustless cucumber sandwiches – made to Ritz specifications. As usual with such events, the party split into various groups. Mine consisted of people raising things to a more adult level. Honestly, we had grown up conversations. Just ask Ramblin’ Folkie – she appeared shocked on several occasions!
At one point I was discussing Channel 4’s latest programming wheeze….. It is in line with their charter declaration to provide original and provoking TV.
The channel that brought us Wife Swap, Big Brother and Live Autopsy is bringing us……
a Merchant Bankathon!!!!
What’s shocking about this? Well, I’ve used Copckney rhyming slang for the first 2/3rds of the title. Get it now?
Yes, this is what is now challenging and provoking. A group of guys merchant banking on TV. Is this really what the public wants to see on unencrypted TV? I pity the poor individuals who want to watch this.
I don’t usually rant against TV, film or music. I don’t believe that we need to much censorship of what we watch but do think that there really should be limits on public access channels. If you want to watch this then get cable or satellite and pay for the privilege.
As Tiffer and I said during our recent meet, as you get older you notice that taboos are slowly stretched and removed as time goes on. We’ve gone from Page 3 of The Sun to The Sport. What was unacceptable in porn mags 20-30 years ago is now considered routine. Why? Because we are becoming more tolerant as a society? No, because we do nothing to stop.
If you don’t read the mags then you don’t know what is happening. Casual sex was always described in a way that was accepted by the majority of the public – a knee trembler in an alley, office or hotel. Now it seems that that isn’t good enough, you now have to be doing things that are biblically unsound and, so I was told by a barrister I know, legally unlawful to each other.
Yet people object to the naked images rather than other things that are described and encouraged. Somehow a picture of a naked woman is worse than encouraging people to "swing" or "make your own films".
Magazines, and certain newspapers, advertise chatlines and other material where you can see "barely legal teens". The implication is that looking at young kids is ok if they’ve just turned 16. There is no condemnation of looking at "barely illegal teens". Why? Is that the next taboo to fall?
I’m not a prude. Yes, I did look at porn mags at one time in my past. I am, and was, a BLOKE. I did BLOKE things. Yet I realised that this was wrong. That the messages put out were ungodly and wrong. So I stopped.
If others want to read them then that’s is their concern. I won’t stop them, as I believe that we have the right to exercise free choice but only when its legal.