Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Orwellian offspring...

Will these schoolboys ever live down the fame infamy? "A SHOPKEEPER has been fined £53 for selling pornographic magazines on the bottom shelf of his store after a tip-off by schoolchildren." [Link].

Now, forgetting the ridiculous sum of the fine, and the fact that apparently the shopkeeper, Saeed Ahmed, is the first person in ten years to be prosecuted under this Act, what the hell has happened to the yoof in the UK? Anna Raccoon is right, it seems "An Alien Species": what would any 'normal' self-respecting, red-blooded schoolboy do when faced with a pile of sex magazines within the reach of their young, deft fingers?

"These boys hot footed it straight to Fife to the offices of the 'Front Page Campaign' where they reported that the shop keeper was currently failing to keep these titles on the top shelf contrary to the Indecent Displays (Control) Act 1981. They knew their rights."

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Paul said...

Blimey. I can remember when anybody who had a paper round had to bring a copy of Mayfair into school as a sort of rites de passage. I even edited a magazine at school called 'The Naughty Norweigian' which featured a naked woman from the magazine Girls Illustrated in its brief run.

Note to anybody under 30 reading this, Girls Illustrated was a top shelf magazine not a paedophile catalogue!

Span Ows said...

Yes, it's a bit wierd isn't it: the only things that spring to mind are it could have been a group of choirboys (real ones!) or one of them was related to the woman at the Front Page Campaign or even a sense of latent racism, "report the paki".