23 Feb 2015

MONDAY MEDIA: SHORT 'N' SWEET.

WARNING: Whilst I endeavour to keep Media Monday family friendly I feel it only right to point out that some of the newspapers featured do have links to articles of a more adult theme. TT

Perhaps a bit more adult than my usual Monday offering but it made me laugh ....


With entrance to the London event charged by the inch the UK is to host the world's first phallic festival for men with small penises. 


And in this weeks underpants related story ....

Blaming the purchase of cheap underpants that were too tight a Canadian MP hurriedly ran out of the House Of Commons during a vote. 

And finally, the news from yesteryear ....

Think permanently scaring your child with an stupid name is a modern phenomenon? Try telling that to One Too Many Gouldstone (1870), Mineral Waters (Essex, 1892) or any of the others on this list from the 1800's.



12 comments:

Kelly said...

Ummm...wow. Funny that they used carrots for the photo in the article.

Kelly said...

I got so sidetracked by the first story I forgot to mention how fascinating I found the name article.

Barbara Fisher said...

The Big Small Penis Party made me laugh to Tracey as did the tight underpants! I always have fun when I visit you, thanks for that.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

You are obviously in a very playful mood today :)

Some of the names from yesteryear are a little outlandish, however maybe 'One Too Many' may not be such a bad idea for some families, if the various TV programmes which have aired recently are anything to go by. ... Or perhaps 'When Will I Work Out What Causes It', would be a better one!

Perhaps they should try buying some of those Canadian too small underpants, that might solve the problem for them!

Thanks for making me smile :)

Yvonne.

Literary Feline said...

There are so many crazy names out there. I sometimes feel bad for the children who have to grow up with them.

The underpants story is too funny. He probably wishes it hadn't made the news. LOL

Brandi Kosiner said...

Oh gosh-- crazy names are universal I guess

LL Cool Joe said...

There's nothing more painful than an over tight pair of pants. :D

Suko said...

Oh, my! The first story takes the (carrot) cake. But they are all good. Thank you for making me laugh, Tracy. :D

Anilkumar Kurup said...

I have been always fascinated by your Monday dose. Phallic festival seems interesting and funny.

In India every 12 years or so, there is this mammoth congregation that takes place in Central India on the confluence of three great rivers. Its a Hindu festival called "Kumbha Mela". International TV channels vie to cover it. One could see the so called hermits and ascetics from the remote part Himalayas descend there - they are called "Naga Sanyasis" literally meaning serpent ascetics. They wear nothing and have huge lock of hair on the head with ash doused all over their torso . It is as you could imagine a Phallic festival a display too.

Brian Joseph said...

Ann Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Iug Jane Kate Louisa Maud Nora Orphelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophen Yetty Zeus Pepper is a fine name!

I think that we should bring back the tradition of giving folks at least six or seven names. It allows for such creativity :)

Alexia561 said...

Another great collection of posts! The post with silly names is too funny! Thanks for the laughs. :)

Karen Alderman said...

I guess that festival might be the first time men would want to be um…less endowed to save money lol

Karen @For What It's Worth