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Actor Chris O'Dowd is backing an audacious plan to constuct an enormous flying 'nad sack - an "impossible to ignore" hot-air-filled scrotum designed to "combat the ignorance of testicular cancer". Here's The IT Crowd man himself giving the background to the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign's "Skyballs": As you can see, the …

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Goodness Gracious Great Balls...

Filled with hot air via fire.

A noble cause as young men and us slightly older ones do tend to take these things for granted and shrug them off.

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Fire up the pun-o-tron

This story is nuts! It must take a giant pair of balls to float in the air like that!

Lots more but don't want to shoot my load so early...

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Re: Fire up the pun-o-tron

I fear you'll attract a load of old bollocks here.

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Re: Fire up the pun-o-tron

Truly a seminal moment for ballooning and El Reg commenting.

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Re: Fire up the pun-o-tron

I don't know about you but I'm just "itching" to comment on this...

Probably the biggest load of bollocks I have seen on El Reg for a while!

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Re: Fire up the pun-o-tron

A brief but potent charity event.

Spheres today, gone tomorrow.

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If you can't grow a pair

You can always buy shares. Someone should tell the ICO.

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Re: bollock shares?

I'm pretty poor - I wonder how much a pubes worth would cost?

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Embedded YouTube clips

Unfortunately El Reg continues to use embedded links to YouTube to illustrate its stories.

Not very clever I'm afraid, because those of us working on in large corporates only get to see a 'blocked site' placeholder which reads something like -

"Your request was denied because the requested URL is listed in the < name of a corporate blacklist > of banned URLs. If you believe this site should be permitted, then please contact the < corporate helpdesk name > for further assistance. "

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Childcatcher

Re: Embedded YouTube clips

So? What are you waiting for, man? Contact < corporate helpdesk name > immediately and get them to unblock YouTube, as you have a clear business need!

I mean, it's not like you can wait to watch the video from home when your employer isn't paying you to work. That would just be foolish. No, stand up, Stand UP, I say, for your right to watch giant balls on your employer's dime!

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Re: Embedded YouTube clips

In fact, there's an argument to made here that it's a health&safety issue. If we can't watch this clip on YouTube, we may be putting ourselves at risk. So if we suddenly find we have said cancer, we can blame the firm and sue for £cha-ching£!!!!

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Re: Embedded YouTube clips

That's it! You can set the record for the first lawsuit related to the project!

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Re: Embedded YouTube clips

And you don't have a smartphone of some kind to view said clip on??

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Is it...

a bird.....is it a plain.......NO.......Balls, What?......Massive floating balls?

Wonder if they will make them hairy for realism?

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Prototyping

Any chance LOHAN can be lifted to stratospheric glory by a pair of scaled down bollocks?

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Re: Prototyping

Don't know how it would affect predicted burst-time but it really is a must-do, isn't it?

Wouldn't be the biggest, but certainly the loftiest set of tackle in the world..

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What's newsworthy about this?

Everyone knows people only talk bollocks on YouTube.

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A full pound minimum?

In days past, they'd have started the donations at two bob!

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Careful there...

You might want to take extra care not to take this protest into the US. Because if you do chances are high you'll get arrested and thrown in jail for indecent behaviour; and if you happen to have the misfortune that there were also some minors looking an optional: "endangering the welfare of a child", which can easily end you up in jail for a few years.

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Re: Careful there...

Surely 50% of the population already own a set of testicles, and most of the other 50% have at least some familiarity with their appearance?

Ah, no, I'm using logic again aren't I? oops.

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Re: Careful there...

We believe you just made a rational and well thought out comment. We find this highly offensive and intolerant of our religion.

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I do some running to raise money for testicular cancer research. I always run n a teeshirt with the tagline, Saving the Boys......for the Girls. Its probably raised me more money than the running sponsorship. Please feel free to use.

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I've paid in

And now I want my ball themed mug.

I hope to have lots of special moments in the office as I walk around telling everyone how hot my balls are in my hand.

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oblig IT Crowd quote

"What OS are you running?"

"Vista!"

"We're all going to die!!!"

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"We're hoping SkyBalls lives up to its claim....."

Don't worry, it'll be the bollocks.

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Buster Gonad and his unfeasibly large testicles

Sponsorship opportunity for Viz magazine?

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What, not a giant pair of eyes to draw awareness to the struggles of the boss-eyed?

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Well. It was one of the options, but the sponsorship form was on the internet, and someone dropped it.

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And in other news...

And in other news, a charity for cervical cancer is hoping to fly a balloon in the shape of David Cameron...

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Re: And in other news...

have a +1 for that ..

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Go

You really must get an eyeful of...

The Skywhale

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