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Jeremy Paxman Hilarious Quote Last Night On Newsnight

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Paxman was holding a discussion on porn last night, didn't see it all but he did bring himself to ask "is the whole country just masturbating."

I don't think he really thought this should be a discussion he should be holding.

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Paxman was holding a discussion on porn last night, didn't see it all but he did bring himself to ask "is the whole country just masturbating."

I don't think he really thought this should be a discussion he should be holding.

I recently watched the Four Horsemen documentary. I didn't previously know this, but apparently a societal wide obsession with sex is one of the signs of the end of empire. We appear to have reached that point long ago....

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I recently watched the Four Horsemen documentary. I didn't previously know this, but apparently a societal wide obsession with sex is one of the signs of the end of empire. We appear to have reached that point long ago....

It would certainly appear that way, even Radio 4 is at it!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2394037/Radio-4-swaps-politics-porn-explicit-talk-BBC-attacked-replacing-Today-Parliament-sex-scenes-recess.html

Radio 4 listeners could be forgiven for thinking they had tuned in to the wrong station this week.

Instead of the usual round-up of the day’s politics, they were confronted by a graphic discussion of pornography and sex.

To replace Today in Parliament, which is off air during the summer recess, the BBC aired the first instalment of a ten-part series called Summer Nights, featuring explicit discussions of swinging, orgasms, and sex toys.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038dh44/episodes/guide

Find it here if you want to listen! :lol::lol:

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I recently watched the Four Horsemen documentary. I didn't previously know this, but apparently a societal wide obsession with sex is one of the signs of the end of empire. We appear to have reached that point long ago....

I never understood how porn was equated with 'sex mad' societies. Porn can have a dulling effect on real human sexuality as porn-saturated masturbation becomes equivalent to awkward vanilla sex with a real person. Mechanical porn-sex, with its awkward angles to let the camera see everything, is utterly un-erotic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Year_of_the_Sex_Olympics

Influenced by concerns about overpopulation, the counterculture of the 1960s and the societal effects of television, the play depicts a world of the future where a small elite control the media, keeping the lower classes docile by serving them an endless diet of lowest common denominator programmes and pornography. The play concentrates on an idea the programme controllers have for a new programme which will follow the trials and tribulations of a group of people left to fend for themselves on a remote island. In this respect, the play is often cited as having anticipated the craze for reality television.

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Paxman is the antithesis to Evan Davis' exuberance. He looks bored and demob happy, the beard and the shock tactics are all suggestive that he is ready for the off.

Of course, the public love a rebel; think Reginald Bosanquet. But he seems to be stretching his Institutional untouchability a bit further than even John Humphreys would dare.

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Paxman is the antithesis to Evan Davis' exuberance. He looks bored and demob happy, the beard and the shock tactics are all suggestive that he is ready for the off.

Of course, the public love a rebel; think Reginald Bosanquet. But he seems to be stretching his Institutional untouchability a bit further than even John Humphreys would dare.

Interviewers are pointless now that senior politicians are so heavily media trained and surrounded by legions of media-savvy advisors. Nowadays interviewers only manage to pick off the junior ones e.g. Chloe Smith.

Realising that you and the rest of your profession are being totally outwitted by every senior politician from every party can't be good for job satisfaction. Even relatively small fry like unions, charities, and industry organisations have spokesmen who can dodge interviewers' questions for hours on end nowadays.

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I recently watched the Four Horsemen documentary. I didn't previously know this, but apparently a societal wide obsession with sex is one of the signs of the end of empire. We appear to have reached that point long ago....

In WW2 Britain went sex crazy but it has almost been forgotten now. If you could die any day in a fighter or bomber or in a ship... or have a bomb drop on you... Rome became particularly obsessed with sex towards its latter days... which is saying something. After 911 there was a huge birth spike in NY 9 months later.

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In WW2 Britain went sex crazy but it has almost been forgotten now. If you could die any day in a fighter or bomber or in a ship... or have a bomb drop on you... Rome became particularly obsessed with sex towards its latter days... which is saying something. After 911 there was a huge birth spike in NY 9 months later.

Having read about the Arctic conveys you can imagine why people did become sex obsessed, especially when you see death all around you.

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Having read about the Arctic conveys you can imagine why people did become sex obsessed, especially when you see death all around you.

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I recently watched the Four Horsemen documentary. I didn't previously know this, but apparently a societal wide obsession with sex is one of the signs of the end of empire. We appear to have reached that point long ago....

Yes! I do not think it correct for the "Home Service" to be obsessed with other people doing sex! Obviously it was done in "olden times" otherwise we would not be here! :o

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