Books, Standards: Discarded

The thwarted aspirations of the man who discarded both ‘The Kama Sutra for Dummies’ and ‘How To Be a Gentleman in Seven Days’ in a Southampton hotel room can only be imagined.

From what appears to be a publicity piece par excellence in The Guardian. The image of the hurried would-be lothario, torn between gentlemanly aspirations and base desires—only to achieve neither—is almost Shakespearian in its tragedy. This silly season piece—which mentions the name of the motel chain several times, as well as listing some of the locations where one can find the chain—looks as if it were written by the motel chain’s PR firm rather than a journalist at what many would claim to be the UK’s most independent newspaper of record.


Written by multinormal

September 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

Posted in Could do better, Funny

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