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Old 2006-11-28, 01:30 AM   #1
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Did anyone happen to hear about this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...&in_page_id=17

According to the article, Tesco had to pull a pole-dancing kit from it toys section....
 
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Old 2006-11-28, 02:36 AM   #2
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Wow. Just wow. I'm not sure what to say to that. That's pretty messed up.
 
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Old 2006-11-28, 03:43 AM   #3
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Okay, uh, that... that's terrible.

(I got a five that says Dalek bought one.)
 
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Old 2006-11-28, 05:01 AM   #4
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A (Tesco) spokesman added: "Pole dancing is an increasing exercise craze. This item is for people who want to improve their fitness and have fun at the same time."

Oh, that's just brilliant! I'll remember that next time I go to the gym.
I wonder if lap dances are an excellent cardio workout then?
 
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Old 2006-11-28, 07:24 AM   #5
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I wonder if lap dances are an excellent cardio workout then?
Gets my heartrate going
 
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Old 2006-11-28, 12:59 PM   #6
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"Pole dancing is an increasing exercise craze. This item is for people who want to improve their fitness and have fun at the same time."
So what's the garter for? A cleverly-disguised (and really flimsy) sweatband?

This is just...weird. It doesn't even look like exercise gear - based mainly on the packaging - so how on earth did they think they'd get away with that?
 


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Old 2006-11-28, 01:09 PM   #7
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Doubt it was in a "toys and games" section unless they've got one specifically for party games and adult stuff (shot glasses, etc.)

The Daily Mail is a shock tabloid masquerading as a family paper:



They also steal and reword column material --

http://www.mil-millington.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saga.htm

Just as a quick overview, that article goes from "The 49.97 kit" to "This will be sold to four, five and six-year olds" in the space of a few sentences.

Basically: lying scum-suckers.
 
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Old 2006-11-28, 02:16 PM   #8
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A (Tesco) spokesman added: "Pole dancing is an increasing exercise craze. This item is for people who want to improve their fitness and have fun at the same time."
Actually, there are people who offer "pole dancing for fitness" classes. (Link is borderline work-safe, depending on what your boss thinks of employees looking at advertisements for stripping lessons that feature clothed women winding themselves around a pole.)

OTOH, women who strip occupationally can end up with back problems from dancing in heels and/or neck problems from tossing their hair around.

But yes, the Daily Mail can't be trusted. If that pole dancing kit exists as depicted, it's much more likely that it was sold as a gag gift for adults.
 
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Old 2006-11-28, 02:24 PM   #9
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Thumbs up Re: Pole dancing and health

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Actually, there are people who offer "pole dancing for fitness" classes.
Saves me digging up a link. Twas my general reaction on first reading this thread...

Hell, there was even an episode of CSI that touched on the practise.
 

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Old 2006-11-28, 05:51 PM   #10
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Hell, there was even an episode of CSI that touched on the practise.
No touching is allowed.
 

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Old 2006-11-28, 05:52 PM   #11
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(I got a five that says Dalek bought one
Do I look like your idea of a pole dancer? (Though if I were more than a quarter Polish I could do a joke there...)

It's not the toys from tesco you should be worrying about, it's the fact we **** up the health and safety laws constantly when it comes to chilled food storage.
 
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Old 2006-11-29, 12:12 AM   #12
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Do I look like your idea of a pole dancer?
I thought you'd got me one for Christmas. *sniff*
 
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Old 2006-11-29, 07:26 AM   #13
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Everyone knows that the only one of us worthy of being a pole dancer is Bugg
 
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Old 2006-11-29, 04:39 PM   #14
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Ah, the Daily Mail, where most Labour policy is made now.

Wouldn't use that paper to wipe my arse with
 

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Old 2006-11-29, 04:47 PM   #15
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No, papers are to be avoided whenever possible in terms of arse-wiping due to the coarse material and ease at which newspinrt rubs off on contact with skin.

Cliffy's tip of the day, that.
 
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Old 2006-11-30, 08:29 PM   #16
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Man, I wish this were a joke. I hoped at first that this was something akin to the onion style article.
 
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Old 2006-12-01, 02:20 AM   #17
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Do I look like your idea of a pole dancer? (Though if I were more than a quarter Polish I could do a joke there...)

It's not the toys from tesco you should be worrying about, it's the fact we **** up the health and safety laws constantly when it comes to chilled food storage.
you can be my private dancer
 

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Old 2006-12-01, 02:58 PM   #18
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you can be my private dancer
And you can be my long lost pal!

No wait, wrong song.

Am I the only one worried about how much Cliffy knows about the negative effects of wiping ones arse with newspaper?

We had a days manager at work this week called Neil Ross! Who joins the long list of Tesco managers with celebrity names (after Steve "Million Doller Man Not That Twaty Wrestler" Austin and Andrew "The Killer in Dirty Harry and Garek" Robinson). Sadly at no point did Neil say "I've got better things to do tonight than die", even though we all wished him dead.
 
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Old 2006-12-01, 03:05 PM   #19
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"Onion" article?
http://www.theonion.com/

Not just a website, it has a print edition too.
 
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Old 2006-12-01, 03:06 PM   #20
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Am I the only one worried about how much Cliffy knows about the negative effects of wiping ones arse with newspaper?
Yeah.

Surely you don't need first hand experience of setting yourself on fire to be able to spot the drawbacks?
 

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