Thursday, September 16, 2010

I occasionally write for a dreadful 'satirical celebrity news' website, but am so often busy doing 'real' things that I miss deadlines for breaking news.

Even so. Not a single website or tabloid newspaper in the land yesterday actually had the thought of publishing the headline-

George Micheal Goes Down.

Not one? Seriously.

I would have, but was doing my real job and didn't have time (easy to think of these things 24 hours later I know but I really did) - what is wrong with this country? Because that was a GIFT to any half-decent sub-editor or contributor to snarky websites.

Pull your socks up people.


Blogger punxxi said...

That would have been a wonderful"headline" as it were..

4:40 am  
Blogger TwistedScottishBastard said...

I agree, why did they miss it? are they getting too PC?

Maybe too subtle.
They could always try:
"George Michael buys giant tub of Vaseline"

9:17 pm  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I'm in Oz and used to watch a TV show about a tabloid newspaper. For the life of me, I can't remember the name of the show... but they did used to have a front-page headline on the wall which said "STOLEN PAINTING FOUND BY TREE". I also quite liked "HOSPITAL SUED BY 7 FOOT DOCTORS"

9:38 pm  
Blogger amphimacer said...

Best headline ever (Toronto Sun, Oct. 27, 1999, page 37): Shot by cop, naked man attacks tree

Beat that!

3:01 pm  
Blogger Ellie said...


1:27 am  
Blogger Debster said...

Yes whoever wrote Wham on the shop was a genius.

7:15 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

I've been busy.

Punx: Ok. 'Head'. I get it.

TSB: Fantastically unamusing.

Wendy: Thanks for sharing.

Ampph: I refer you to my imagined 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' post of some months ago.

Ellie: Oh I forgot about that.

Debs: Ditto.

10:07 pm  
Blogger Mr Farty said...

Oh, tell me it's Newsarse. I like that one.

9:45 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Farty: Hello, been a while.

No, it's not.

10:11 pm  

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