Monday, June 01, 2009

Ye Olde Willy Shoppe?

http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2009/05/31/shakespeare-porn-shocker-66331-23749752/

Seems there’s a bit of trouble, or perhaps irony, brewing in dear Stratford on Avon.  “Romeo and Juliet’s Adult Boutique”, purveyor of … well, I’m sure you can guess … got a license to open up shop in Shakespeare’s hometown.

Given all the sex jokes Shakespeare wrote, I think it would be funny if they just themed the whole store and had nothing but Shakespeare puns everywhere you look.  The “Much Ado About Nothing” section could be right next to “Country Matters.”

…and that’s about as far as I’m gonna take that. :)

3 comments:

Willshill said...

Shucks--I thought you'd at least take it as far as what might be in the inventory of the Shake--speare Section.

Duane said...

You know I was going to, but I honestly couldn't think of anything that didn't seem entirely too sleazy.

Merry Cheating Housewives of Windsor?

Love's Labours Lust?

Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Farmer's Daughter?

Oooo, I just thought of a good pun on Titus Andronicus but I can't say it. :)

Titus Androgynous? (That wasn't my first choice)

Winter's Tail (starring up-and-coming adult actress "Winter", of course)

Horny V? (Once more into the breach?)

I really have better things to be doing with my time, you know. :)

Willshill said...

Duane wrote: I really have better things to be doing with my time, you know. :)

Of course...of course...you do [-insert aside here-] :) the composition of what might go in the brackets I'll leave to you to "plug in".
You know, I don't put much stock in most of what Freud said (I believe it was his take on what was HIS OWN mental preoccupation.) But I must admit, most of us seem to share common ground with him when it comes to this kind of "subject matter". Punning on it is almost irresistible.
"Titus Androgynous"?--maybe not your first choice--I think it's brilliant.

Merchant of Venus
King Leer (for the voyeur)
The Temptress (undergarments guaranteed to "raise up a storm" in him)
Twelfe t' Night (for the orgiastic enthusiast) right next to the What You Will (s&m ) section
As You Lick It (stop there!, stop there!)