Fifty Shades Of Grey … Yeah Right! Payne’s Grey! (Arty Joke)

Hey, Hey,

So, how goes it with yourself.

I am assuming of course, that you are actually doing something other than avidly, or even heatedly, devouring your copy of the publishing phenomenon that is ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’, because if so you will be far too busy to bother with me.

It seems that this particular book has become something of  an object of desire worldwide.


Well done the inspired creator of this ‘erotic’ epic …  I mean, who would not want to be so incredibly successful with their book.

Well done I say!


However, admiration for the good timing aside, I do not actually have a copy myself as yet.

Given  my age and experience I do not find much personal desire to purchase the book for it’s full price however popular it is, although at  some point in the near future I shall no doubt purchase a slightly grubby copy in a second-hand bookstore for a couple of quid.


My own reading history is littered with books previously considered somewhat risqué, beginning of course with D.H. Lawrence’s classic  ‘Lady Chatterly’s Lover’. .

This book was banned in Britain for many years before finally being published in the 1960’s after a highly publicised court case.

Funnily enough, I actually read it again just a few months ago, and enjoyed it, even though I suppose that it could now be described as being somewhat dated.


The present popular book is similar  to much older works  such as ‘The Story Of O’ and the collection of works by the ‘Marquis De Sade, etc. …. which are equally matched to this more modern offering.


I expect that a desire to actually bring these various ideas into being in a person’s sexual life depends to a large extent on their own nature and curiosity, but it’s effect is generally reported as being responsible for the rapid increase in the sales of various sex aids in certain High Street shops.

You know how it goes, ‘to each his own’ etc.


Anyway, perhaps I should actually consider whether anyone on my Christmas list would actually love to have a copy of the book.

I could always take a sneaky peek at it first!!!!


Have a great day.







2 Responses to “Fifty Shades Of Grey … Yeah Right! Payne’s Grey! (Arty Joke)”

  1. nelly says:

    Jaksie, don’t bother with it. the writing will offend you. the subject matter (well, the treatment of some things) are a combination of ignorant and childish.

    I have it on good authority that i will knock over your IQ by 30 points.
    Can you afford that?? it’s not even worth the 2 quid 🙂

    Did I ever tell you about my 2nd year French literature course? I had a well-intentioned professor but an utter bore. And a little bit mean. So when the final assignment involved an assessment picking a book (any book) and discussing your thoughts and feelings (in French) with the class, I decided to get a little less bored and tap into the *interesting* world of the Marquis de Sade and chose 120 Days of Sodom.

    I got through the first 2 minutes of my paper reading before the professor asked me to sit down and gave me an A- on the spot.

    It wasn’t because the first 120 seconds of my narrative were interesting (or even remotely correct in terms of French), it’s because I over-used the words “violate” and “deflower”.

    Easiest.Grade.Ever 🙂

    • Jaksie says:

      Hi Nelly,

      Thanks for writing, good to hear from you again!

      Sorry to take so long to reply but I had given up looking at my comments because there are now almost 30,000 of the bloody things …. just complete spam as far as I can tell!

      I only found your ones because I saw a note on my blog saying that I suddenly had 5 comments, which seemed a bit strange, and then I suddenly thought of you.
      I typed in ‘Nelly’ and found that you had written to me twice … so there you were. Sheer luck!
      Mr T is willing to try and get rid of the spam etc. but I am not sure if I will actually start properly posting as yet and I do not want him to spend lots of time doing a ‘clear-out’ for me unless I am sure that I will ever blog at the same daily rate as before.
      Sometimes weeks go by before I even check it out.

      I enjoyed your post a lot, and I have to say that I have now read all three of the Shades Of Grey books, in order to see what the fuss was all about.
      I did not particularly like either of the main characters for a start … which does not help …. and I did eventually feel like screaming every time I read that someone ‘smirked’ on just about every page.
      But, having said that, I did not dislike the books because it is just a love story and I have read many books that I liked far less … and I did finish them!
      And, good on her too, what an amazing success!!

      Your college story is funny, Thanks for the laugh!
      An excellent bit of lateral thinking!
      I hope that everything is going great with you and that you are happy with your life and doing lots of arty stuff too.
      Jaksie x

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