Friday, May 09, 2008

Experiment IV

Can you do me a favour? Be warned: it's one that will cost you 25p, plus standard network rates...

On the rare occasions I pick up shiny happy freeshest thelondonpaper (I was put off it early on by a. the fact that it's the death knell for my industry, and more imporantly, b. I stared at the picture byline of one of their dating columnists for ages before realising I'd once got off with them, and it made me feel a bit sordid and dirty) I'm always intrigued by the "More or bore" feature on the bottom of their daily guest columnist's, er, column.

Whenever I see it, the votes always seem to come in at either 100%, 75%, 50% or 25%. Which makes me suspicious that something between one and four people bother to vote each night. Which would just be a triumph for youthful, groovy interactivity, wouldn't it?

So, here's where we can all get involved. Have a look at the blameless herbert filling the slot today - read his not particularly original, interesting or well-expressed thoughts, pick up your phone and text "MORE" or "BORE" to 88855. Far be it from me to point you in either direction - alright, he's not particularly original or entertaining, and judging by his picture byline he's a bit chinny and appears to be wearing a pastel blue fleece, but hey, the sun's shining and for christ's sake, he's "a project financier from Surrey Quays", it's about time something went right in his life - but here's the important bit: LEAVE A COMMENT LETTING ME KNOW WHICH WAY YOU VOTED.

If I've got my maths head on properly come Monday, I might be able to work out something worth a paragraph in Street of Shame...

I've just put in my twenty-fivepennorth. They told me I could "contact TLP on your mobile anytime", which was comforting. I plan to take advantage of this in the event of a bout of manic depression or close friend's death.

3 comments:

Queen of Puddings said...

More.

Shaun said...

MORE, of course. (Better that he writes unpaid for a rag I would never read than honks about his latest 'project' in some City pub I might wander into).

Madame Arcati said...

I've just spent 25p. Now read Will Self on Tony Parsons, hardens my tits.