File this under: News of the strange. The Reuters news agency is reporting that half of British men would rather have a big-screen TV than sex.

A survey carried out by British consumer electronic retailer Comet found that 47% of 2,000 Brits surveyed said they'd forgo sex for half a year in exchange for a 50-inch plasma screen TV.

This doesn't bode well for the birds over the pond, does it? Only a third of the women surveyed said they'd do the same.

No comment on what the lads would be watching on their big-screen TVs -- do they get the Playboy channel over there? Goodness knows there's already no shortage of football (soccer) widows in Old Blighty.

A quarter of those surveyed said they'd give up their fags (cigarettes) in exchange for the swag, about as many as said they'd forgo their choccies (chocolates). What a strange lot the Brits are, indeed.

I can't say I'd give up any of those, ah, commodities in exchange for a big idiot box. But that's me. What would you do for a 50-inch plasma?

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