My name is Brendan and I am part of a massive humour-led digital movement launching soon called Check One Two.
Check One Two is the first ever ‘Socialthon’ that empowers you to feel nuts and spread awareness of our message #Feelingnuts in order to change the behaviour of a generation of men. It is simply the spreading of free information of checking your testicles regularly en masse in pant dropping and ball grabbing ways that will break down the taboo, stopping testicular cancer from killing needlessly and we can literally end it with your support!
Our movement has just launched and we would like London Art College students to join us to be part of our movement and contribute your amazing creative ideas and humour to help grow our movement and spread our life-saving message!
If you think you would be up for creating or drawing something that will get people talking and laughing, then we would love to hear about it. We are open to any style and creation that you may chose.
We will simply ask you to upload it to your own social media pages with the phrase ‘I’m #Feelingnuts’.
Below is a link to an animation with Ant & Dec, two of many massive names behind this movement!
The text below can be posted on your blogs….
As you know, the best way to break this tireless taboo of guys keeping their nuts in check is through humour and entertainment. We would love you to take your creative gift in the most ball-grabbing, pant-dropping, engaging and boundless way possible in the spirit of #feelingnuts. We say feeling nuts in the literal sense and are you feeling nuts enough to take this message to your community in the most daring and entertaining way possible!
Here are a few areas we love you to be part of:
First up, and which we are desperately in need of, are the Knackertorials. As some light reading and to help steer the creativity for this part, here is a tutorial which is 6 very simple messages of keeping your nuts in check which we have coined as the ‘Knackertorials’. If guys were positively empowered with this knowledge and had the confidence to check and deal with any irregularities then no man would ever have to go through the needless suffering:
1. Examine each testicle once a month after a warm shower or bath as the scrotum (the skin that covers the testicles), is most relaxed then, which makes it easier to examine them.
2. Roll the testicle gently between the thumbs and fingers — you shouldn’t feel any pain when doing the exam.
3. Don’t be alarmed if one testicle seems slightly larger than the other, that’s normal.
4. Find the epididymis, the soft, tubelike structure behind the testicle that collects and carries sperm. If you are familiar with this structure, you won’t mistake it for a suspicious lump. Cancerous lumps usually are found on the sides of the testicle but can also show up on the front.
5. When examining each testicle, feel for any lumps or bumps along the front or sides. Lumps may be as small as a grain of rice or a pea.
6. If you notice any swelling, lumps, or changes in the size or colour of a testicle, or if you have any pain or achy areas in your groin, let your doctor know right away and ask for a blood test and a scan as it’s the ONLY way they can tell if it is or isn’t cancer.
We would love you to create funny illustrations or explanations of these six very simple steps. Maybe you could convey one or all of them in a fun hilarious memorable way so we can feature your interpretation of them permanently on our website? Try to think beyond merely depicting a cock and balls or parroting the instructions back verbatim. Then again we don’t want to dictate what you do. Then again we don’t want to dictate what you do.
2. I CALL MINE
Another area you could tackle (no pun intended) is what you name your balls. We’re looking for everyone and anyone to christen their coconuts and explain their choice. For example, ‘I call mine ‘Simon Cowell’ because they’ve had the same haircut for years’; ‘I call mine ‘Abba’ because they were big in the 70s’; ‘I call mine ‘Daft Punk’ because only a handful of people have seen them’. I guess you get the idea.
3. I DO IT….
Declare where and when do you “do it” – this is perceived as a naughty confession. However what we really mean is where you check yourself but we won’t reveal this to the public until much later. Make your answer as creative and funny as you can – as far as other people know, you’re talking about something much ruder…
How about these as a guideline: ’I do it in my mother in law’s conservatory’; ‘I do it in front of my mates’; ‘I do it in the library’; ‘I do it on the bus’.
4. CROTCH GRAB
Grab your crotch, grab people’s attention. What’s the most daring situation or interesting location you can do or draw one?
5. I’M #FEELINGSNUTS
Our broadest area for material however is something that embodies our phrase ‘I’m #feelingnuts’. Take our #feelingnuts message to your community in the most daring and entertaining way possible (any online content put on channels tagged with #feelingnuts will be collated for our website which launches very soon). What’s the most outlandish thing you can create, do, or encourage others to do in public in the name of the good cause? Can you organise a flash mob or streak in the streets? Can you be daring and unexpected? What could you do to create shock or laughter? Who will be more daring, how far can people be pushed, and how is the ante raised? That is really up to you.
As I say, you have free choice – you can do as much or as little as you please. We don’t want to limit your imagination.
With all creative content, we will ask for you to upload it to your social media network with the hashtag #feelingnuts with the aim of getting as much traction as we can for your creative interpretation of this life-saving message.
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.