Saugeen Stripper Scandal happened at an unfortunate time. School had just ended for Christmas. The university newspaper never got a chance to write about it, and the gossip never got a chance to reach its full potential. However, I've noticed that the majority of the people finding my little web site here are coming from Google searches for information about the stripper. It's still a popular topic (it even has a Wikipedia entry!), and I have a feeling that with school back in, it will be even more so in the coming weeks.
So, I ask myself again, why is this a big deal?
With the rise of the internet, anybody can find thousands of pictures of naked women in a matter of seconds. Why do a handful of pictures grab so much attention, then?
I think it has to do with reality. Since this (supposedly) happened at The University of Western Ontario, it really hits home to any Western student. Most of them know that they will never meet or have anything to do with this girl, but the mere possibility makes this much more exciting than some random porn star on the internet. It's the same as any local news story being more interesting than something happening on the other side of the world. The London A-Channel news can devote 5 minutes to a story about a local man who wrote a book about squirrel etiquette, but then spend 1 minute talking about a war killing millions of people in some foreign country.
In any case, this is a nice little chapter in UWO's history. I thank the stripper for providing me and many others with lots of material to talk, write, and argue about.
P.S. Here is another post about the stripper at Saugeen
P.P.S. More Saugeen Stripper crap
P.P.P.S. Thanks to the anonymous dude who pointed out that it should be "PPPS", not "PSSS"