Monday, 21 January 2013

Spoof gives Fifty Shades a good Thrashing

Have you heard of the book Fifty Sheds of Grey?

One of P's brothers' staff had it given to him for Christmas. I was curious when I saw the title so asked could I take a look.

Fifty Sheds of Grey is a spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey, and had been out-selling the original in the run up to Christmas. 

Written under the pseudonym - Colin Trevor Grey. Grey's life was happy and simple until that day everything changed - the day his wife read THAT book. Suddenly, he was thrust head first in to a dark, illicit world of pleasure and pain. This is one mans story of the struggle against a tide of tempestuous, erotic desire and the greatest love of all: the love between an man and his shed. 

The book was spawned from a Twitter account that exchanged cheeky sadomasochism puns relating to sheds and gardening. He said "I write my Twitter account alone in my shed. It’s the only place I can get a moment’s peace – at least it was."  

Here's a few of the Tweets.  They'll either make you smile or groan.....

I was excited but nervous. I'd finally been accepted into the BDSM community - Builders, Decorators and Shed Maintenance.

"Happy birthday," she said placing a riding crop in my hand and lowering her skirt, "Today's your lucky day." I couldn't believe it - I was getting a pony.

"Punish me!" she cried. "Make me suffer like only a real man can!" "Very well," I replied, leaving the toilet seat up.

"I’m a very naughty girl," she said, biting her lip. ‘I need to be punished.’ So I invited my mum to stay for the weekend.

After several hours of being subjected to the cane, my buttocks were sore and red. But that's garden furniture for you.

Ever since she read THAT book, I’ve had to buy all kinds of ropes, chains and shackles. She still manages to get into the shed, though.

From that first encounter I was hooked - I just couldn't get enough of SandM (short for sheds and mowers)

"Are you sure you want this?" I asked
"When I'm done you wont be able to sit down for weeks."
She nodded. "Okay", I said, putting the three piece suite on eBay.

Hurt me! she begged, raising her skirt as she bent over the workbench.
Very well, I replied, You've got fat ankles and no dress sense.

Some nice pictures of sheds in the book:)

Have a good week.



Minelle Labraun said...

Oh my word..... Funny, and it makes me roll my eyes and say 'whatever!'

MrJ said...

What?!? Very funny.

bobbsroom said...

Reminds of a time years ago when a friend of mine was seeing a girl. She said that she liked being told what to do and liked being hurt. So he told her to go and make a cup of tea and that her dog was dead. We were obviously way ahead of our time :):)

Nice set of funny tweets

Have a good week


Roz said...

Oh my, this is too funny Ronnie. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard about it.


Anonymous said...

Very funny.


blitzweed said...

Available in ASDA

Our Bottoms Burn said...

Funniest I have read in weeks. Good find. Thanks.

Hermione said...

I want that book! Too funny, especially the bit about leaving the seat up.


PK said...

LOL! I'm afraid poor Nick would understand this book much better than Shades of Grey. Oh well!


Red said...

funny, funny funny... I must look for that book, if it has more of these witticisms...
thanks for a good laugh
bottom sup

Anonymous said...

Blitzweed...thanks for saying it's in ASDA.Planning a trip there tomorrow (if the snow goes) and I'll get it as an 'extra' b/d present for my husband. Sarah,LD,UK

Sara said...

Very funny! Thanks for the chuckle!


SNP said...

I laughed. You think these 50 Shades items/references would get old, but this was fun for a Monday:)

Dee said...


Dee x

ronnie said...

Minelle - Quite amusing. I'll share more if there are more funnies. Thank you Minelle.

MrJ - Thought it would put a smile on a few faces. Thanks MrJ.

Bob LOL. Bet she didnd't stay with him for very long:) Have a good week yourself Thanks Bob.

Roz - Was new to me. Thank you Roz.

Joey - Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks Joey.

Blitzweed - Hello and thanks for letting us know that. Also available on Kindle.

OBB - My pleasure. Cheers OBB.

Hermione/Red - I've just bought the book. Also available .20p for the Kindle.

PK - And this one has pictures:) Thanks PK.

Sarah - Its ok for a laugh and especially for .20p for the Kindle but then you don't get to see all the pictures of the sheds:)

Sara - Happy it made you chuckle:) Thanks Sara.

SNP - They keep popping up but these were amusing. Thank you SNP.

Dee - Some made me groan:)


Bobbie Jo said...

These were so funny. I got a good laugh out of it. Thanks for posting.

ronnie said...

Bobbie Jo - My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed them. Thank you Bobbie Jo.


Ami Starsong said...

I've read that book about sheds Ronnie! It was a hoot!

Hugs, Ami

Florida Dom said...

That was a good spoof. Thanks for sharing.


Kaelah said...

That's absolutely hilarious, Ronnie! Thanks a lot for sharing. :-)

sunnygirl said...

Absolutely great. Both of us are ROFLOAO

Blondie said...

This book sounds like a perfect gift, maybe for Valentines day. Thanks for sharing.

ronnie said...

Ami - Bought it but haven't read it all yet. I like the pictures of the sheds. Thank you Ami

FD - Your welcome. Thanks FD.

Kaelah - My pleasure. Happy you enjoyed the read. Thank you Kaelah.

SG - I hoped every one would enjoy it. Thanks SG.

Blondie - Haven't read it all yet. Thanks Blondie.


Abby Sage said...

I love these so much. Thanks for the laugh :)

Lea said...

Haha that is really funny! The leaving the toilet seat up comment made me laugh.

Anastasia Vitsky said...

LOL!!! Oh my goodness, I think this is one of my favorite posts I've read on your blog.

Elysia said...

Made me laugh! Love it!
Really, it was outselling the original?
I wonder if those purchasing are like us or just don't get it.
I had not heard of it, so thanks for sharing! :-)

Penelope said...

Sorry to be a little adorable voice of dissent, but argh! Such painful puns! (I couldn't stop reading them, though).

You could beat me all day and I'd still want more, but those jokes... whimper... I'd beg for mercy in no time! ;D

ronnie said...

Abby - Then that makes me happy. Thanks Abby.

Lea - That was a good one but my favourite was the BDSM. Thank Lea.

Ana - Only one favourite:) Thanks Ana.

Elysia - Yes, in the run up to Christmas it was outselling FSOG but then the other book has been out for a while. Gl you enjoyed it. Thank you Elysia.

Penelope - Don't apologiese I groaned at quite a few and will still look through the rest of the book.Thank you Penelope.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Ronnie very enjoyable.
Rachel Widget