Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thong Recommendation: Giggleberries

We at the British Thong Society don't normally promote the products of third parties. We are an independent body for independent bodies. However, when we are contact by people politely asking us to direct member their way, we are happy to do so. So, please feel free to click on the image below and take a look at the excellent range of thongs available from the people at Giggleberries.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Committee Selects Presidental Material

After a record number of nominations, the executive committee of the British Thong Society has decided to ask Mr. Chip Dale to become our new honorary president. Mr. Dale has led a highly prolific career as a dancer in Wales, twice being awarded the Golden Thong. The committee made specific reference to the way Mr. Dale has conducted himself, displaying the highest qualities as both a man and a professional in furthering the cause of thong wearing in the UK and abroad.

The committee will be contacting Mr. Dale in the coming days, asking him to take up the post.

Three other names have been selected from the short-list, and should Mr. Dale decline the offer, the honour will be passed to the next name in the list.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Soccer Thongs For East Europe

Last week's charity football match between a Thong Society 11 versus as team of Thong manufacturers ended with a 2-0 scoreline for our team. We'd like to congratulate the team and captain Dennis Murray, who scored the first goal and set up the second.

'This proves that the thong is as good as an atheletic support when worn correctly,' he told reporters for the Evening Standard, which ran a feature of the event in today's edition.

The football match was in aid of relief for the oldest manufacturer of thongs in East Europe, whose warehouse was recently destroyed in a fire. As guardian of the thong and g-string industry, the Society is forwarding £2,300 to the company as part of an aid package.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Hard Luck Henrietta

After three months of trying, Henrietta Tarbuck today finally announced that her attempt to walk the length of the country wearing only a thong and a digital wristwatch has ended in failure.

The plucky Society walker had reached Newcastle before her thong finally gave way early on Sunday morning, thereby bringing a premature end to what has been one of the Society's most ground breaking ventures.

'I wanted to prove that a single thong could go much further than any other type of underwear,' explained the valiant Henrietta. 'I think that's what I proved, by walking nearly one hundred miles further than the previous long distance thong walk.'

Meanwhile, Henrietta's father has been admitted to hospital after complaining that his bicycle seat had undone stitches from a recent operation. 'I thought a pair of Y fronts would hold everything in, he admitted. 'Now the doctors tell me that I should have been wearing something tight and minimal. I should probably have worn a thong.'

To Henrietta this is a good resolution, despite the early end of the walk. 'If father now admits that I'm wearing the best underwear possible, all this will have been worth it,' she said.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Nominations Process

After Sir Thomas Jones’ death, the executive committee has decided to open the floor to nominations from outside the Society to become the new President. They have asked that all members now forward the names of suitable applicants before the 31st May. They remind all Society members that the person who takes this post should be forward thinking and represent the very best qualities of thong wearers in the UK.

All nominations should be sent to the Society at the above address, marking them ‘President Nomination’.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Funeral of Sir Thomas Jones

Members of the British Thong Society gathered in London, today, to mark the funeral of long standing Society Chairman, Sir Thomas Jones. In a moving tribute, members threw thongs on the hearse as it passed slowly into the church yard. In the service, earlier, a choir sang Sir Thomas' favourite hymns and current and past members of the BTS executive gave moving tributes to the man who served the cause of thongs for over half a century.

The executive committee will meet next week to discuss Sir Thomas's successor, but today wasn't a time for thinking about the future. It was about the past and all that Sir Thomas had done to take thongs from a minor form of underwear, to a position where it is now worn by kings, queens, and stars of the stage and screen.

Sir Thomas was 98 years old when he died, last week, after a long illness.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Obituary: Sir Thomas Jones

It’s with very great sadness that we announce the death of Sir Thomas Jones, the Thong Society’s honorary president. Sir Thomas died at his home in Kent after a long illness. I am sure we speak for all society members when we say that Sir Thomas will be greatly missed. He provided us with many years of loyal service.

May his buttocks be forever clenched.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Annual Thong Dinner

The BTS will be opening its doors tonight to welcome guests to our annual dinner. This year, the meal will be followed by a speech by Dr. Hewson Clark, expert in underwear from the University of Dallas. We're honoured that Dr. Clark could spare time during his visit to the UK, and his paper 'The Strapless Thong: Myth or Manufacture' should be of interest to all who care about the thong.

There are still tickets available to members, who should email us their details, including membership number, to be sure of a reservation. Tickets are priced £24.50.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The BTS on Radio 4

Listeners to Radio 4 are in for a treat this afternoon. Our own vice chairman, Eliot Barnacle, can be heard discussing the work of the BTS on 'Down Your Way'. Mr. Barnacle, who kindly stepped in last week when Sir Jones was unable to be interviewed due to his recent poor health, talks about a wide range of subjects as the history of the BTS, the health benefits of thongs, and the work we're doing in third world countries.

The programme begins at 2.30pm.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Henrietta His Birmingham

Henrietta Tarbuck reached Birmingham today but has admitted her walk is much harder than she expected. 'The thong is holding up well,' she told us by telephone, 'but my father is already on his third pair of underpants. It really does go to show that when it comes to hard wearing underwear, you really can't go wrong with something that fits tightly between your cheeks.'

The trek began at Land's End in January and though she had been delayed, Herietta believes she will finish her walk before the end of next month.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Peel Memorial Service

Today in Knots End, Surrey, members of the British Thong Society will be laying a commemorative thong on the grave of Sir Henry Peel, founder of the BTS. This year's thong has been kindly provided by Mrs. Joan Karlin, who hand stitched Sir Henry's profile onto the silk pouch.

The service will be followed by a ball, in Sir Henry's honour, in the family home, led by a 'thong orchestra'.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Good Luck Herietta!

Henrietta Tarbuck has started her sponsored trek from Land's End, today. Herietta has taken up the challenge as part of the Society's campaign to stamp out thong ignorance in Africa. Wearing only a thong and a digital watch, Herietta hopes to complete the marathon walk in three weeks. Accompanying her on the journey is her father, Terry, who will be following every inch of the way on a bicycle. Unlike his daughter, Terry has admitted that he will be wearing a normal pair of Y fronts.

'I'd be more than happy to support the cause of the thong,' he said, ' but the doctor has warned me against chafing due to a recent operation.'