Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fifty Shades More Popular than the Koran and Causing Fire Depts Extra Work

"I keep telling you, we're not having an actual fire here!" Image source:

Fifty Shades of Grey news has been nothing but crap for months, frankly. Almost all casting speculation and obvious loser novels being called "The Next Fifty Shades of Grey." But two amusing tidbits have come down the pike this week.

A) Fifty Shades of Grey is more popular than the Koran among prisoners at Gitmo. I think the reason is obvious: the men locked in that prison indefinitely, many of whom have been found innocent of all charges, have reasonably decided there is no God and so, what do you need the Koran for? Might as well just sit around and masturbate and "Fifty Shades of Grey" is the best they can get from the US military. (Hint: scan the back shelves of the library for Gor novels, fellas.)

B) In England, a fire chief observed that there have been a lot more calls for people to be uncuffed and otherwise freed of bondage gear in the last year or so and speculated that it might be the result of so many people reading Fifty Shades of Grey. For some reason, this caught fire around the world and I found reports of it on all sorts of sites. So I went with the story that had the raunchiest illustration among the more mainstream sites ... Daily Star, you win this one. (Sadly, it's not all that raunchy an illustration.)

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