There was a team at The Safari Lounge on Monday called “FREE THE PAEDOS”.
I was moderately outraged, but asked them what they meant, what this team name was all about.
They said “It’s a Peep Show reference”.
Thing is, I don’t watch Peep Show, or indeed any telly at all – I’m too busy for that shit.
Also, if you look at the viewing figures, nobody really watches Peep Show either.
It’s one of those critically-acclaimed things that hardly anyone watches.
Result: If you call yourself something like “Free The Paedos“, there’s a chance that some of the other people in the pub will think that you are being far more nasty than you really are.
Moral: if you’re going to do references, either make them widely understood or make them not about supporting sex criminals.
Meanwhile, I looked up the reference. It’s more or less amusing:
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