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The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« on: November 20, 2008, 01:30:11 PM »

Many years ago now in order to sidestep any public controversy in relation to licensing applications and issues of public nudity and decency the Bailiff set up a panel for 'good taste' which could advise him as to their views on whether applicants should or should not be granted permission to stage particular events.

In our predominantly white middle class provincial backwater the panel are rarely called into action but most recently were asked to consider whether it was appropriate for the Jersey Opera House to stage the touring show "Puppetry of the Penis".

The panel is generally comprised of elderly establishment figures from the church and civic society groups involved with education and sexual health but it does have a very thin smattering of liberal arts and business people. In the main it could be fairly argued that the group is not representative of society as a whole. There are no young people, no low income employees, no ethnic minorities, no average men and women off the street. To be on it you have to pretty much know the Bailiff.

It could therefore be argued that the selection process is designed to allow to Bailiff to say he has consulted (a good and democratic thing) but that the panel decided the application was not befitting of our Island (which was a foregone conclusion given the makeup of the panel in the first place).

Clever ain’t it?

Right up until the 'Puppetry of the Penis' debate there had been in place strict guidelines as to what is and is not allowed in the name of public entertainment. Miss Wet T-shirt & Mr Wet underpants competitions (a throw back to early 80's Bath Street hospitality) were down on the list of no no's as was performing on stage at the arts centre in the buff.

But when the liberal's on the panel managed to win the day on the 'penis' debate, despite some strong protestations from Bridget Murphy through the letters page of the JEP and the BBC radio Jersey phone in,  it seems that the rules have been relaxed.

It is not inconceivable that an application for say a 'lap dancing club' would now be deemed totally acceptable and would not even require the panel to be convened.

So come on people - what are you waiting for. The shackles are off - let’s party!  ;D

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Re: The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 05:35:34 PM »
Do you think Bridget would give us the first lap dance?
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Re: The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 07:17:52 PM »
The Havana Club, until recently, ran similar stuff.

Not exactly,"Lap Dancing", more of a, "Pelvis Pummeling".

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Re: The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 08:53:13 AM »
I heard that the Havana Club were thinking about the idea of a Fat laydees night, offering two free drinks for anyone over 16 stone, trouble is, if it were diet coke or regular coke, who would be offended? They binned the idea in the end.
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Re: The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 09:10:43 AM »
Do you think Bridget would give us the first lap dance?

She would if Frank was on the guest list!

Who do you think Frank would bring with him if he was offered 4 comps?

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Re: The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 09:25:31 AM »
I reckon he's invite Stuart and the two terrys as well as Philip and challenge them to a game of naked twister on the dancefloor. If anything it would stop Bridget from pole dancing!!
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Re: The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 09:36:19 AM »
Maybe not. She could warm the crowd up in the first half and after some beers in the interval we could be treated to some Terry Twister Time.

What other ladeey's do you think would grace the pole?


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Re: The Bailiff's Panel for Good Taste.
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 09:47:29 AM »
A good frien of mine tole me yesterday that brainy's younger (hotter) sister was probably up for that sort of thing. Might even get the younger set into the Havana? Would certainly make the twister game funnier!
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