Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/14/click_here_if_you_love/

Click here if you love sheds

The wonderful world of sheddie net porn

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 14th November 2003 12:34 GMT

If you know what a sheddie is, what creosote is for and can tell your featherboard from your elbow, then you are advised to proceed directly to www.readersheds.co.uk - a cutting-edge online resource for shed lovers worldwide.

Anyone who has - or covets - a shed of their own will immediately understand why this site is making a vital contribution to the advancement of Western civilisation. "Non-sheddies" will not, and are advised to get back right now to whatever it is they do while the rest of us are enjoying our sheds.

So, down to the serious business of sheds. Start with a quick read of Readershed's News section, currently leading with "Comeuppance for shed burning Yobs". That'll teach Ipswich ne'er-do-wells to mess with a man's shed.

Move on to the highly-illuminating forum where burning issues such as "How do I grow huge runner beans?" and "What's your shed made of?" are thrown open for frank and adult discussion.

Knock up a quick brew before enjoying the astonishing Shedfacts. Did you know, for instance, that Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants; or that the name Deina is Somalian for devil and any women with this name should avoided at all costs? No? You do now.

But how, you ask, can Readersheds possibly top this triumph of trivia? Nigh on impossible, but they've pulled it off in the form of Share your shed. Yes, what we have here is nothing less than pure XXXX shed porn - an extensive thumbnail gallery of international sheds inviting sheddies to vote on their preferred structure. Think acres of naked timber and mineral felt, think buckets of creosote and strap hinges. Think sheddie heaven. Oh yes. ®