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  • hostile_17

    I thought Londonist was great anyway, but delivering trouser snake takes you up to a whole new level.

    • HHGeek

      I’m torn between agreeing, and feeling like it’s not a million miles away from an upskirt picture. And if an upskirt picture was published, there would (rightly) be outrage.

      • hostile_17

        This guy is clearly posing for the photo though so I don’t see an issue. However I do totally agree there is a mismatch on what’s acceptable against men that isn’t acceptable against women (Tube Crush, as one example).

        • HHGeek

          Ah, interesting, my perception was that he was genuinely asleep / miles away rather than posing.

          • hostile_17

            Good point! You’ve made me think now…!

          • hostile_17

            Did a scout. The original image is tagged sleep and sleeping… so yeah, kinda creepy now. On the same day where Londonist posted about bad tube behaviour and indecent photos, they put this as their lead image. Troubling.

          • HHGeek

            Thanks for the scout. That was my feeling too regarding the disjoint between this image & the indecent photo story. Bit crap of the photographer too, to put it online, unless (and I know this is deeply optimistic) they actually have the subject’s permission to post.

          • http://londonist.com/ Rachel Holdsworth

            You’re both right, and we’ve changed it. I didn’t spot the crotch area (what a sheltered life I’ve led) but even without that the guy may get the shock of his life to see himself at the top of the site… Thank you for giving us a shove.

          • HHGeek

            And what a magnificently similarly equipped seat you have chosen instead. :)

          • hostile_17

            This is awesome. And so are you :)

          • hostile_17

            Crotch or not (and I liked the crotch) it’s easily misunderstood. I honestly thought it was a posed shot. HHGeek made me question otherwise.

            I’m not sure if I’m pleased or sad that crotch has been removed :)

            You’re good people Londonist.

  • HHGeek

    On the Silvertown / Meatpacking district thing, it’s good to know it’ll be aimed at “people who can’t afford to be in Clerkenwell or King’s Cross any more because it is too expensive”. I’m sure the people who live in Silvertown because almost EVERYWHERE else is too expensive will be delighted as their housing costs tick inexorably upwards as a result, and they get forced out of London altogether.

    Why doesn’t Boris just declare a 1 mile exclusion zone for those on under £100k pa either side of the riverbank throughout Greater London & have done with it? At least that’d be honest.