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Friday, November 04, 2005

the Crimson goes funny?

It is rare that I laugh out loud while reading the Crimson. It's even rarer when I do so in situations where the writing is intentionally funny. See if you can pick up on the, ahem, subtle use of language in this morning's coverage of the Female Orgasm Workshop:
Judging from the turnout for this year's incarnation of the Female Orgasm Seminar- organized by Mellor and other members of the Radcliffe Union of Students- students of all genders and sexualities were hoping to get in on the action. More than 500 came.

Onlookers filled the aisles, mounted windowsills, and packed doorways to hear the presentation, which was given by Kim Airs, who owns the sex boutique The Grand Opening.
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Those who managed to penetrate the dense crowds were treated to a no-holds-barred discussion of the female orgasm. The presentation straddled several topics, ranging from a detailed anatomical tour (using a large velvet hand puppet) to a story about demonstrating female ejaculation for a crowd of awed gynecologists to an anecdote involving hands-free orgasms and a magnetic resonance imaging machine.
My guess is whoever was editing last night spent a little too much time at Senior Bar before going back to work. Either that or the Crimson is upping the ante on their lame rivalry with the Lampoon...

2 Comments:

At 10:38 PM, Blogger deborah ho said...

I actually didn't pick that up at all when I was reading it, probably because I was looking for something more. It's a little unnerving, though, because encorporating subtle humour like that into a news piece, while witty, seems to indicate that they just couldn't take it seriously...

 
At 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I resent the assertion that Crimson editors would ever edit anything while drunk. How presumptuous!

 

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