Friday, August 29, 2008

Billboard promoting historic dockyard accidentally portrays historic sodomy



Here's a billboard promoting the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Great Britain. I don't think the advertisers intended to emphasize the role of sodomy in British naval dominance, but as Winston Churchill said, "Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." Via.

Go here for The Register's idea for the next ad in the campaign.

*Previously: Group promoting women's issues has acronym TNA.

*Find great deals on Patrick O'Brien's tales of the British navy at Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. lol! i live near portsmouth so i see that advert all the time, but i'd never noticed the unfortunate juxtapositioning before... now that i've noticed it, i'll probably be laughing in public every time i see the ad from now on! the words "so close" just make it even better. i think i'll send it in to viz magazine's "up the arse corner."

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