back to article Millennials 'horrify' their neighbours with knob-shaped lights display

You've heard of the e-penis – the measure of an individual's power and stance on the internet – but have you considered the street penis? Yes, 'tis the season to overcompensate by spewing the most garish Chrimbo lights display possible all over your home to let your neighbours know that you are indeed the big man. We all know …

  1. This post has been deleted by its author

  2. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    To reduce controversy, next year the students are planning... hang the lights over the rear entrance.

  3. Marty McFly

    In other news....

    ...."College students exhibit sophomoric humor".

    Never happened in my generation. We were always well behaved and never ever did any pranks.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: In other news....

    An indirect relative of mine tells stories of a perfectly restrained, polite and quiet young lady in his shared student house who was in the middle of PhD writeup.

    One day, completely calm and unassuming, she went into the garden, took out the lawn mower, mowed the word "Wank" into the back lawn and then quietly went back to her room, presumably to continue writing but nobody knew for sure because nobody dared talk to her for the rest of the day.

    PhDs can be stressful.

  5. N2 Silver badge

    We laughed

    But why is it so many are 'deeply offended' about stuff all? Wouldn't offend me even if I lived next door (and no, I'm not a brown hatter).

    Fucking snowflakes.

  6. katrinab Silver badge

    Are you sure it is students

    And not TERF group known as "A Woman's Place". They've been putting up stickers with penises in a load of places. as they think it somehow advances the cause of feminism.

  7. VikiAi

    I think he is just jealous.

    Not of the content, just that they have a better looking display than he could manage.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward



  9. MatsSvensson

    "I would hope that if they are students, their university or college takes some form of action against them"


    Someone should try get a hold of the the head of the staff there, and put forth an oral complaint relating to taste and the sheer size of the thing.

    Its just to much to take, in the face of it all.

    And wont someone PLEASE think of the children!!

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Students != millennials

    Come on. This article is about students, not millennials. Doesn't anybody know the difference?

    Students have always had idiotic hairstyles, wispy beards, appalling dress sense, oversized eyewear, an inappropriate sense of entitlement, ride their bicycles down the pavement without lights and generally think behaving like five year olds all the time is very clever and funny.

    Millennials, on the other hand, ...

    ... oh, all right then...

  11. Duffy Moon

    They missed out two things

    Where are the hairs on the balls and the spurts?


  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: They missed out two things

    "Where are the hairs on the balls [...]"

    Apparently the fashion these days is to be a smoothie. It can make the skin looked like a plucked chicken though.

    It might even be a side-effect of the infantilism encouraged by the largely undifferentiated treatment of teenagers as "children " even at age 17. There was time when 16/17 year olds were treated as "almost adults" in taking responsibility for themselves - in line with their still current legal sexual consent and even marriage.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    An article without photographs ...

    ... is like a day without sunshine.

  14. Tom 35 Silver badge

    Mission accomplished

    "I know young people like to have fun, but it's deeply offensive and shows a lack of respect.

  15. EnviableOne Bronze badge

    Deeply Offended

    "It's not the sort of thing you would want a child to see."

    so says a single 53 yr old man

  16. VulcanV5

    Used to be that students of my generation were criticised by their elders for not giving a toss about anything. Today's are clearly more responsible.

  17. liamprincetech

    If you would care to read the Reading Chronicle article the Reg refers to it states (and I quote)

    "The large light display appeared at the front of a home on Erleigh Road, Reading, on Sunday.

    It is believed to have been erected by a group of students living in the house."


    Sometimes I really appreciate local rag journalists.

  18. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

    "Sometimes I really appreciate local rag journalist"

    Some of us used to be them. My favorite rejected crap headline was about a bunch of casino robbers...



  19. J.G.Harston Silver badge

    Surely at least 50% of children already know what a winkie looks like.


POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018