It’s Xmas and every year in the Northeast we have adverts for DVDs of “The Little Waster” Bobby Thompson.
Most folk outside of the Northeast will have no idea who Bobby Thompson is but in these parts he is a local comedy legend.
Thompson died in 1988 (so nearly 30yrs ago now), never swore in his act, never made a racist slur and his comedy was purely observational of the region, focusing a lot of time on the war years (again observational as to how folk managed and got on during those dark times that would melt the snowflakes of today).
So why have they banned Bobby’s DVD (and I used to listen to this bloke as a kid – because everyone in the family could listen to him)?
Because he smoked on stage (when it was permitted back in the 80’s). Actually he didn’t smoke on stage, he used to have a fag on the go throughout his act but you never saw him take a drag off it.
Not only that, the DVD promoters had the cigarette digitally removed for the adverts but even that was not good enough the Advertising Standards Stasi because they said you could still see “the odd wisp of smoke!”
But the cherry on the cunting cake is the ASA’s list of reasons as to why they’re banning the ad (with the ‘wisp’ of smoke), it…
– Could offend women.
– Upset the recently bereaved, and,
– Encourage heavy drinking.
WTF!?! My Mam and Nan loved listening to “The Little Waster” so the first reason is pure shite – unless of course they mean offense to blokes claiming to be women or bean flickers or snowflakes who can’t cope with the thought of there having ever been a war??
I’d love the ASA to explain what the fuck they mean by the second reason?
And as for the 3rd reason, it’s Christmas for fuck’s sake! As much as you’d like to have it replaced with some tea-total “peaceful” celebration or another, it is still a Christian holiday. Albeit a purile, commercialised cunt of a holiday but Christian nonetheless, and as Christians we are allowed to drink fally-down water, generally do drink to excess, and no DVD would have any impact on that whatsoever!
Yet another example of officious cunts trying to eradicate any form of indigenous heritage which is seen as bad now in all neo-liberal sectors of society!
No doubt the ABBC’s comedy DVD “Nadia’s You’ve Been Beheaded!” will fly off the shelves with the ASA’s full blessing!
Nominated by Rebel without a Cunt!