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(New Musical Express)   Pete Townshend says his investigation of child pornography was "insane", promises he won't get fooled again into going down that road   (nme.com) divider line 50
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2012-09-29 01:27:50 AM
I'm not 100% sure about his "I was doing research" story.
 
2012-09-29 01:30:10 AM
Oh, Pete Townsend. I've long been an admirer. Please don't make me hate you.
 
2012-09-29 01:38:49 AM
So, was Uncle Ernie auto-biographical?

/Fiddle about, indeed
 
2012-09-29 01:43:30 AM
FTA: "I've had the misfortune to read online comments where I've been judged as a paedophile because I've got a big nose."

Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site.
 
2012-09-29 01:57:28 AM

Smashed Hat: Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site.


That's kinda what I was thinking too.
 
2012-09-29 02:04:13 AM

ambassador_ahab: Smashed Hat: Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site.

That's kinda what I was thinking too.


I was thinking "Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site, Big Nose."
 
2012-09-29 02:14:28 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk:
I was thinking "Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site, Big Nose."


Well he has got a big nose.

/Blessed are the big noses.
 
2012-09-29 03:27:31 AM

Smashed Hat: FTA: "I've had the misfortune to read online comments where I've been judged as a paedophile because I've got a big nose."

Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site.


WTF? That comment (from Townshend) was so ridiculous I had to click the article to be sure it was true. What a piece of shiat he is. I wonder where anyone said he was a pedophile because of the size of his nose. Sorry, Pete. I liked your guitar work and your song writing, but you're a farking pedophile and I don't care how big or small your nose is.
 
2012-09-29 03:47:38 AM
Honestly, he should stop trying to explain his actions and never, ever mention it in public again. He should thank his lucky stars every day that he got off (no pun intended, ick) so easily.
 
2012-09-29 05:03:14 AM

Happy Hours: Smashed Hat: FTA: "I've had the misfortune to read online comments where I've been judged as a paedophile because I've got a big nose."

Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site.

WTF? That comment (from Townshend) was so ridiculous I had to click the article to be sure it was true. What a piece of shiat he is. I wonder where anyone said he was a pedophile because of the size of his nose. Sorry, Pete. I liked your guitar work and your song writing, but you're a farking pedophile and I don't care how big or small your nose is.


Well, his nose is big enough that instead of getting "balls deep", he gets "Nostril deep" in those five yearolds.
 
2012-09-29 08:59:47 AM
I assume he meant "big nose" in the sense of "overly curious" and sticking it where it didn't belong, as part of his overzealous efforts to stamp out pedophiles. I don't buy it, but I think that's what he meant.
 
2012-09-29 09:00:29 AM

Smashed Hat: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
I was thinking "Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site, Big Nose."

Well he has got a big nose.

/Blessed are the big noses.


Would you be quiet, please?
 
2012-09-29 09:04:01 AM

Krymson Tyde: Smashed Hat: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
I was thinking "Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site, Big Nose."

Well he has got a big nose.

/Blessed are the big noses.

Would you be quiet, please?


If you'd have been quiet, we would have heard that, big nose.
 
2012-09-29 09:07:22 AM
Something something teenage wasteland.
 
2012-09-29 09:08:05 AM

redking194: Krymson Tyde: Smashed Hat: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
I was thinking "Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site, Big Nose."

Well he has got a big nose.

/Blessed are the big noses.

Would you be quiet, please?

If you'd have been quiet, we would have heard that, big nose.


Where are you two from? Nose City?
 
2012-09-29 09:12:55 AM
Article recap:

"I waited to talk about this because......blahblahblah.....I have a book coming out next month."
 
2012-09-29 09:51:02 AM
That' the first time I've heard of someone using "research" as a reason to surf for kiddie porn - said no one, ever.
 
2012-09-29 09:59:59 AM
He was just fiddling about. No reason to be alarmed.
 
2012-09-29 10:00:39 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So, was Uncle Ernie auto-biographical?

/Fiddle about, indeed


Drat!

/I guess that was way too obvious
 
2012-09-29 10:25:51 AM
I research the plight of horsecock trannies in Brazil all the time.
 
2012-09-29 10:28:23 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: I research the plight of horsecock trannies in Brazil all the time.


My field of research is Midgets being used by SSBBWs as dildos while creepy latin men peer out from behind an old fashioned dressing screen.
 
2012-09-29 10:36:36 AM

Smashed Hat: FTA: "I've had the misfortune to read online comments where I've been judged as a paedophile because I've got a big nose."

Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site.


Townshend just wanted to make sure that......

*PUTS ON SUNGLASSES*

..... the Kids are Alright.

/YEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH!
 
2012-09-29 11:05:26 AM

Snapper Carr: He was just fiddling about. No reason to be alarmed.


you wont shout as I fiddle about
fiddle about
fiddle about
 
2012-09-29 11:30:24 AM

Smashed Hat: Honestly, he should stop trying to explain his actions and never, ever mention it in public again. He should thank his lucky stars every day that he got off (no pun intended, ick) so easily.


I know! I almost forgot he even did that. Gary Glitter took his "rock pedo" spot in my brain.
 
2012-09-29 12:08:12 PM

Farkomatic: That' the first time I've heard of someone using "research" as a reason to surf for kiddie porn - said no one, ever.


It wasn't child porn, but that was the excuse my brother tried to use when Mom caught him with a stash of pornos. Quite the amusing day.

As to Townsend, without being in his head, I can't say with 100% certainty that he's full of shiat on this, but, even though my gut says he was getting off on this 'research', I'll accept it, the case is closed, move on. But yeah, dude, quit talking about it.
 
2012-09-29 12:15:28 PM
I used to wake up in the morning
I used to feel so bad
I got so sick of having sleepless nights
I went and told my dad

He said, 'Son now here's some little something'
And stuck them on my wall
And now my nights ain't quite so lonely
In fact I, I don't feel bad at all

Pictures of kiddies made my life so wonderful
Pictures of kiddies helped me sleep at night
Pitcures of kiddies solved my childhood problems
Pictures of kiddies helped me feel alright

Pictures of kiddies
Kiddies, oh kiddies
Kiddies, oh kiddies
Pictures of kiddies
 
2012-09-29 12:22:34 PM

kronicfeld: Something something pre-teenage wasteland.


FTFY
 
2012-09-29 12:28:13 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So, was Uncle Ernie auto-biographical?

/Fiddle about, indeed


Um, "Fiddle About" and "Cousin Kevin" were written by John Entwhistle. On the other hand, "Athena", about Pete's lust for Theresa Russell, *was* autobiographical. So there's that.

As a long-time fan of The Who, I love Pete dearly. But dang if Townshend doesn't have the most terminal case of Foot In Mouth disease in the entire history of rock music. It's as though there's no discretion filter between his mouth and his brain.
 
2012-09-29 12:31:17 PM
Pete Townshend is not a pedophile and what he did was stupid but done for legitimate reasons. He has been studying child abuse nearly his entire life and this whole blow up was an unfortunate side effect of that.

Also, just for the record "Fiddle About" was written by John Entwistle.
 
2012-09-29 12:32:24 PM
Guess I'm the only one, but I believe him. He was a crusader for kids who were victims of sexual abuse years before this thing ever happened, and they never found a shred of evidence against him except for punching in his credit card number, which was admittedly a stupid thing to do.

I think it would probably be in his best interest at this point to just drop it & not bring it up anymore.
 
2012-09-29 12:40:50 PM
You gotta hand it to Roger Daltrey for standing by him when everyone else was screaming 'Burn the witch!'
 
2012-09-29 12:52:23 PM

GibbyTheMole: Guess I'm the only one, but I believe him. He was a crusader for kids who were victims of sexual abuse years before this thing ever happened, and they never found a shred of evidence against him except for punching in his credit card number, which was admittedly a stupid thing to do.

I think it would probably be in his best interest at this point to just drop it & not bring it up anymore.


The problem is that if he wasn't Pete Townshend, a celebrity, he'd have gone to jail. Just like would happen if it were me or you. His motivation is irrelevant.
 
2012-09-29 01:20:18 PM
Some Bass Playing Guy

The problem is that if he wasn't Pete Townshend, a celebrity, he'd have gone to jail. Just like would happen if it were me or you. His motivation is irrelevant.

Perhaps... Still not a reason to continue to brand him as a pedo when there's no evidence that he was.
 
2012-09-29 01:31:47 PM
14 year old girlfriend

1.bp.blogspot.com

Started dating when she was 14

bolstablog.files.wordpress.com

Started dating when she was 14

1.bp.blogspot.com


Not defending what Pete did, but he sure seems to get the most crap about it. Maybe because the most recent? Maybe because he got busted?
 
2012-09-29 01:51:10 PM

jj325: 14 year old girlfriend

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x306]

Started dating when she was 14

[bolstablog.files.wordpress.com image 322x388]

Started dating when she was 14

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 238x175]


Not defending what Pete did, but he sure seems to get the most crap about it. Maybe because the most recent? Maybe because he got busted?



These are all creepy, and I have zero idea what Pete downloaded... but when I think of "kiddie porn" I assume kids much yonger than 14.
 
2012-09-29 02:14:51 PM
/YEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

[takes off sunglasses]

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
 
2012-09-29 02:35:21 PM

someonelse: I assume he meant "big nose" in the sense of "overly curious" and sticking it where it didn't belong, as part of his overzealous efforts to stamp out pedophiles. I don't buy it, but I think that's what he meant.


yeah, I think you're right. He is a furriner, after all. Sometimes they express themselves, like, different.
 
2012-09-29 02:37:50 PM
 
2012-09-29 03:55:08 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: Farkomatic: That' the first time I've heard of someone using "research" as a reason to surf for kiddie porn - said no one, ever.

It wasn't child porn, but that was the excuse my brother tried to use when Mom caught him with a stash of pornos. Quite the amusing day.

As to Townsend, without being in his head, I can't say with 100% certainty that he's full of shiat on this, but, even though my gut says he was getting off on this 'research', I'll accept it, the case is closed, move on. But yeah, dude, quit talking about it.



Er, this is the first time he's talked about it. It's in his new book. I read that the book will be the only time he'll talk about it.
 
2012-09-29 04:32:56 PM

Clash City Farker: I used to wake up in the morning
I used to feel so bad
I got so sick of having sleepless nights
I went and told my dad

He said, 'Son now here's some little something'
And stuck them on my wall
And now my nights ain't quite so lonely
In fact I, I don't feel bad at all

Pictures of kiddies made my life so wonderful
Pictures of kiddies helped me sleep at night
Pitcures of kiddies solved my childhood problems
Pictures of kiddies helped me feel alright

Pictures of kiddies
Kiddies, oh kiddies
Kiddies, oh kiddies
Pictures of kiddies


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-29 05:18:04 PM
I think he has something happen to him when he was a kid. Hence such songs like "Substitute" and "I'm A Boy". Not very normal rock songs if you happen to notice the lyrics. Sounds like he was messed with by some woman when he was little.
 
2012-09-29 05:48:18 PM

MagSeven: Smashed Hat: Honestly, he should stop trying to explain his actions and never, ever mention it in public again. He should thank his lucky stars every day that he got off (no pun intended, ick) so easily.

I know! I almost forgot he even did that. Gary Glitter took his "rock pedo" spot in my brain.



Likewise.  Pete: guess what, most of your fans have completely forgotten about this.  Just.  Shut.  Up.
 
I listen to the Who multiple times a week, and I haven't thought of his pedo case in years.
 
2012-09-29 06:46:19 PM

CygnusDarius:
Pictures of kiddies

[i.imgur.com image 310x174]


As an aside, I can't stand it when people use their animal friends for entertainment. That cat doesn't look too happy. Fark the videographer.
 
2012-09-29 08:56:48 PM

farkplug: CygnusDarius:
Pictures of kiddies

[i.imgur.com image 310x174]

As an aside, I can't stand it when people use their animal friends for entertainment. That cat doesn't look too happy. Fark the videographer.


Cat's aren't friends, they are our archnemises. We just have them around to keep us on our toes. Like Inspector Clouseau and Kato.

/nemises is right, but nemisi sounds better
 
2012-09-29 11:25:55 PM

T.M.S.: Pete Townshend is not a pedophile and what he did was stupid but done for legitimate reasons. He has been studying child abuse nearly his entire life and this whole blow up was an unfortunate side effect of that.

Also, just for the record "Fiddle About" was written by John Entwistle.


Thank you for the rare decent post in this thread. Farking idiots need to realize that people with huge money at their disposal can jolly off and do as they please and none of us would never know the difference. Mr. Townshend tried to put this to rest long ago but it haunts him. If I wore his shoes it would haunt me too. No one wants that albatross around their neck.
 
2012-09-30 03:32:40 AM

strangeguitar: redking194: Krymson Tyde: Smashed Hat: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
I was thinking "Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site, Big Nose."

Well he has got a big nose.

/Blessed are the big noses.

Would you be quiet, please?

If you'd have been quiet, we would have heard that, big nose.

Where are you two from? Nose City?


One more time, mate. I'll take you to the farkin' cleaners!
 
2012-10-01 01:46:04 AM

ambassador_ahab: I'm not 100% sure about his "I was doing research" story.


I'll hold my opinion until I read the resulting paper. Is it still going through peer review?
 
2012-10-01 11:23:47 AM

relaxitsjustme: strangeguitar: redking194: Krymson Tyde: Smashed Hat: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
I was thinking "Err no, it was because you got caught subscribing to a kiddie porn site, Big Nose."

Well he has got a big nose.

/Blessed are the big noses.

Would you be quiet, please?

If you'd have been quiet, we would have heard that, big nose.

Where are you two from? Nose City?

One more time, mate. I'll take you to the farkin' cleaners!


Language!!
 
2012-10-03 12:06:13 AM

GungFu: Er, this is the first time he's talked about it. It's in his new book. I read that the book will be the only time he'll talk about it.


Really?
 
2012-10-03 12:11:54 AM

KrispyKritter: Mr. Townshend tried to put this to rest long ago but it haunts him. If I wore his shoes it would haunt me too. No one wants that albatross around their neck.


It would help if he would STFU and not talk about it.
 
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