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Mum, I’m playing a syphilitic Hackney whore being impassively tupped by a boil-faced plague-pit digger in the desperate belief that my pox will cure his plague
October 19, 2001 5:44 AM   Subscribe

Mum, I’m playing a syphilitic Hackney whore being impassively tupped by a boil-faced plague-pit digger in the desperate belief that my pox will cure his plague If you didn't have the chance to see the Channel 4 programme about the Black Death don't worry, this article is much more entertaining.
posted by Summer (4 comments total)

 
Top show, but have to admit the mercury enema 'cure' made me wince.
posted by hector at 6:09 AM on October 19, 2001


"Dot-coms may come and go, but there’ll always be dogs to whack."

Hehe. I like that.
posted by moss at 9:30 AM on October 19, 2001


So little Plague Programming here in the States. Ah well. Perhaps a real one will come along. I remember reading Laurie Garrett's The Coming Plague a few years ago, '96, I think. Quite bleak, unsettlingly prophetic. Never did get all the way through A Journal of the Plague Year.
posted by aflakete at 5:28 AM on October 20, 2001


Thanks for that. I've found tv reviews - see also Clive James, Nancy Banks Smith and Victor Lewis Smith (latter two not related in any way) - far more enjoyable than the actual programmes.
posted by Grangousier at 6:04 AM on October 20, 2001


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