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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Say "Yus" to the Hackney Gusset....

And here is another story via Islamophobia Watch, this time regarding a prayer room and a curtain in Hackney Community College.

Maybe it's just the way my mind works (OK, guilty as charged there) but it sounds as though Hackney Community College is administered by blokes who enjoy looking up womens' skirts. At least, I can see no other reason to remove a curtain (which was presumably pulled back when not required) intended to provide a modicum of modesty for women prostrating themselves with their backsides in the air . It's not as though it would interfere with the prayers of Christians, Jews, Sikhs or Hindus even when drawn.

No, I'm going with the upskirt fetishist theory. Next up: modesty panels to be removed from all lecture room desks.

P.S. Couldn't resist the pun in the title. When I lived in Islington many years ago, there were ads on the radio for a local newspaper which featured local comedian Arthur Mullard. (He used to be a fixture on Hancock's Half-Hour, The Benny Hill Show and other radio TV shows, but is probably best remembered these days as the guy who played Barbara Windsor's boyfriend in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and got an accidental tonsure from Dick van Dyke's hair-cutting machine. He actually lived close to me and I saw him occasionally in the street.) Anyway, Mullard's catch-phrase was "Oh, yus!" and in the ads he exhorted listeners to "Say 'Yus!' to the 'Ackney Gazette".

It seemed apposite.

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