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Regular Features

Many years ago I used to read words written by a man called Log into a website called Disappointment. It was funny and I liked it. You should read it, you’ll like it too, unless you’re a dick. You’re not a dick are you?

I recently discovered that Log is on the Twitter. I followed him to see what funny things he might have to say and discovered that he and some other gentlemen record a podcast called Regular Features.

It is one of the funniest things I have ever heard with my ears. I came into it around episode 34 then worked my way backwards through the rest. It took a couple of weeks during which time I laughed out loud in Tesco, on the train and at work, and was looked at as if I were a sex offender.

I liked it so much that I left a 5 star review on the iTunes. This is what I wrote:

I was listening to this podcast in the bath and it was funny and made my willy go all big, but my mother saw and said “argh! Dirty boy!” and swung at it with the long handled scrubbing brush, but she missed and hit my left nut and it bloody hurt, then she refused to finish bathing me and I had to do it myself and I didn’t wash properly in the downstairs department and got an horrific fungal infection around my C & Bs.

When I went to the Doctor I recounted this tale and he said “rubbish, no podcast could be that funny” so I played it to him and he laughed and both of our willies went all big, but the surgery was having an inspection that day and the man from the Ministry of Health saw us standing there giggling with our giant bonk-ons and wrote an unfavourable report and Doctor Piddleton got struck off and committed suicide by smothering himself under a bouncy castle at the Church fete.

It was on the local news, they didn’t mention Regular Features by name though. Shame really, it would have been good publicity.

The “Steve” character is my favourite. Then the Welsh.

The ASA are still rubbish

A little while ago I made a complaint to the ASA about the terrible Reed advert. You can read that complaint here.

The ASA have now replied. It is not good news

Dear Mr Kett

YOUR COMPLAINT – REED ONLINE LTD

Thank you for contacting us.

I take your point about the range of roles offered in the ad, and the BCAP Code we administer specifies that ads should not mislead, but we don’t think our intervention in [sic] warranted this time.

In our opinion, viewers are likely to interpret the ad as meaning only that a wide variety of jobs can be found on the Reed website.  The lollipop man character, together with ‘James Reed’ and all of the other roles referred to, eg., drummer, endocrinologist, wife, serve to deliver that message in a light-hearted way.  With this in mind, we don’t believe viewers are likely to be misled as you suggest.

Although we won’t pursue the matter further at this time, we would like to thank you for taking the time to raise your concerns with us. If you would like more information about our work, please visit our website, www.asa.org.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Justine Grimley
Complaints Executive 

 Another win for Big Business and a kick in the nuts to the Little Guy.