A gaggle of God-botherers have been cluttering up the pavement outside the office this lunchtime. They're exercising their democratic right to protest against plans to broadcast the West End show "Jerry Springer: The Opera" on BBC Two at the peak childrens' viewing hour of ten o'clock on a Saturday night.
The programme has caused predictable outrage among sections of the Filth Fearing public and the post room is awash in green ink from the letters of complaint written as part of an orchestrated campaign.
You would have though Rupert Murdoch would have welcomed this potential Saturday night ratings boost for his Sky network, as shocked viewers turn off the BBC in their millions. But instead Murdoch's Sun newspaper is leading the furore, ranting about the show's "8000 curses".
But it seems the Sun's profanometer is in need of a new set of batteries, as JSTO creator Stewart Lee explains in today's Telegraph:
"A pressure group called Mediawatch is orchestrating a campaign against the show, which it maintains includes 8,000 swear words, 3,168 of them f---s and 297 of them c---s. There are actually seven c---s in the show - four of them adjectives, and three of them nouns. At the National Theatre, the sentence in which they all appear often received a standing ovation.
"There are, in fact, 117 f---s in the show, all of them sung beautifully by a hugely talented cast, leaving Mediawatch with a shortfall of 3,051 f---s. The Daily Telegraph has gone to the trouble of counting all the swear words in the show and pegs the figure at 451, some 7,549 less than Mediawatch's figure, but I think the organisation must have included category B and C obscenities such as "ass", "poop" and "nipple" to hit this score."