(PRWEB) September 07, 2012
"No one has a sense of humour like a Brummie sense of humour." 50 shades of Birmingham preaches. The world has been captivated by the repulsive yet endearing erotic trilogy by E.L James. With a status of ‘fastest selling novel’, we have helped it exceed sales of a favourite Harry Potter, despite the controversial press. Whether aroused, disturbed or in the unlikely case: unfazed, there is no escaping the phenomenon. This December, prepare to continue the jocose journey, jump aboard the banter bus as it heads for the non-fiction book 50shades of Birmingham.
The man responsible for the hilarious situations shared through social networks, independent websites and now a book has remained anonymous; and who can blame him when he exposes his real life! In an interview with Scene Birmingham, he explained “I think it adds to the suspense for the people reading the posts, wondering if they know me, if they have seen me.” The book is being launched in December, in celebration of an overwhelming response to the Facebook page.
21,000 people have ‘liked’ the Facebook page since it was born in 17th July 2012. The page was inundated with comments from fans, addicted to the raw (hilarious!) stories extracted from the 80’s, to the present date. The sheer honesty of him is mesmerizing. An insight of what was shared by Shades on the social network… “I threw a quid on the bed and ate as much as I could, to be fair it was the best all you can buffet I'd had in a while! It was also the best tasting fanny I'd tongue tickled in a while also, she must have used toilet duck or summat on it, it was as clean as a whistle and tasted better than Berni Inn steak!” It is possible to instantly picture your average brummie lad from Sheldon in a pub talking to the lads.
It is obvious why the innocent humor has caught the interest of many; it is horrific!
However, political correctness has had many running riots as people are forbidden to express anything light heartedly. The facebook page delivered the nation with ‘banter’ which is welcomed at “the end of a long day, after the kids have been put to bed and the cleaning is done” says Melanie, mum of three. People from Birmingham can relate and support Shades and for the rest of the UK, it can only tempt them to visit the city...to an extent. The solid support for the page progressed to a stand-alone website later this year: http://50sob.co.uk/.
Shades urges “If you don’t have a sense of humour, join in, it will come to you eventually!” You could easily argue this is not humour, this is vulgar. Perhaps you just need to live a little and take a break from the financial times once every so often! Watch out for the book around Christmas. It promises to have people relating to it in one way or another but also reaching for the ‘urban dictionary’!