February 3, 2023

Over New Yr, the English seaside city of Scarborough obtained a uncommon Arctic customer: a walrus, dubbed Thor, who rested within the harbour for a number of days. A feel-good novelty story within the information! What many information retailers politely uncared for to say is that, to the delight and horror of the gathered crowds, Thor had an enormous ol’ wank in entrance of everybody. Fortunately, one chronicler of contemporary English tradition is courageous sufficient to seize this second. Sure, completely a walrus cracking one off is now in Duke Smoochem, that astonishing upcoming Duke Nukem 3D stage made by Dan Douglas.

Thor hauled out onto a slipway in Scarborough habour late on Friday the thirtieth of December, because the British Divers Marine Life Rescue report (with further information and good photographs in this Twitter thread from one member). He hung round and rested till Tuesday the third of January, seemingly oblivious to the large crowds who gathered to see him (from a distance, behind a police cordon). Scarborough council even cancelled the New Yr fireworks show to keep away from startling him. Nicely, he actually startled spectators together with his personal celebration of himself.

If you happen to actually wish to see, you’ll be able to hit Reddit for a video. I like how the gang reply to this “pure male behaviour” (because the BDMLR rigorously phrase it) in a basic English method: a mixture of bawdy laughter and pretending to not perceive what’s taking place.

And when it is lastly completed and out, you’ll revisit an echo of this second on a sewage-smothered seashore in Duke Smoochem 3D:

I’ve referred to as Duke Smoochem “the best chronicle of English tradition” and I genuinely imagine that. Working at breakneck tempo, Dan Douglas has captured the absurd, loathsome, humorous, tragic, despicable, and typically candy moments that make the unusual and horrible quilt of English society. Making the extent has helped Douglas together with his psychological well being too.

“Creating Duke Smoochem 3D confirmed me that I used to be nonetheless able to studying, of downside fixing, of considering creatively,” he just lately informed us. “I am happy to say that I managed to get again to work earlier this yr after two years, and following a phased return I am now again as much as full shifts.”

He is nonetheless engaged on the extent, however an finish is probably in sight. The extent began out recreating the workplace of then-health secretary Matt Hancock, who was caught on CCTV breaking covid restrictions whereas committing adultery. And following Hancock’s look on actuality TV present I am A Celeb…Get Me Out of Right here! (the place members of the general public voted persistently for the disgraced MP to eat offal, rummage in offal, be showered in offal, and customarily have an ‘offal’ time), he would possibly assist Douglas attain an ending.

“With Matt Hancock coming into the jungle for I am A Celeb, I feel maybe I’ve lastly discovered a pleasant conclusion for the mod’s narrative,” Douglas informed us. “I am pretty assured I’ve set a restrict on what number of places I’ll embrace, because the sprawl was turning into ridiculous.”

Nicely, with places mounted no less than, there is definitely nonetheless time to squeeze in sealife squeezing one off. Do learn the remainder of that interview by Dan Lipscombe (no relation), it is fairly good.

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