Sunday, 4 November 2012

Today's fish and chip paper

I can finally stop checking The Sun every day, just in time to prevent any permanent facial damage being caused by my repeated gawping at what passes for news…  Phew, what a torture!

This is the (utterly pointless) feature I mentioned recently to which I 'could' have contributed. (Told you it would be a let-down!)   

Just in case you’re vaguely curious, it was thanks to this original post which had been spotted by a journalist.  She sent an invitation to take part in a photoshoot with other women, where we'd have to wear an item of clothing that we had once bought and then really regretted wearing, and provide a background story. I had no idea how many people were participating, or how much detail they'd want, so it was quite amusing... However, my closet is so small I don’t have room to keep those kind of sartorial skeletons and, thankfully, they’ve all gone, long ago.  (And as I don’t regret my leopard-print coat or my newly bought creepers, they don’t count…)

I made the right decision not to do it, didn’t I?   Plus there are so many much more interesting things to read about, after all.  I mean….‘Kim Kardashian defies gravity in low-cut top and no bra in Miami’….   Fascinating.


A clich├ęd college project take on tabloid papers
 from (aarghh) 30 years ago - nothing much changes...

14 comments:

  1. Yeah, you did the right thing.

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  2. The Scum? Yes, you probably made the right decision.

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  3. Indeed! It's such pointless, tacky shite, isn't it?! I didn't know quite what approach they'd take when they asked, but I'm glad I didn't take it any further for several reasons (and even in spite of the money!) It's just so so so NOT me...

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  4. You definitely did the right thing. I can see how it might have seemed like 'a bit of a laugh' at first (especially if there was a few bob involved too...), but to consign yourself to that sort of immortality...nah. And you get the high moral ground for not having sold out to Murdoch!

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    1. Thanks. I suppose it's "15 minutes of fame" (*fame* ??!!) for some people, but I'd rather stay in the shadows than be in the Sun...

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  5. Oh dear, good call. However with that exposure, who knows, you could have been the new E.L.James or derivative thereof and be supping cocktails on your yacht in St Tropez this time next year!

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    1. Ah, I'm just going to have to think of other ways to get rich now, I guess ;-)

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  6. Lucky escape.

    Your original article was warm, engaging, entertaining and funny. The Sun's was not of those things. Which is why we read Sun Dried Sparrows and not their slop.

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    1. Why, thank you most kindly, Monkey! (blush)

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  8. Crushed...ma'am. Crushed.

    The Sun is on my regular reading list for Fridays in the office. You would have been there...crushed.

    :)

    Good job sticking to it.

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    1. Sorry to disappoint you, e.f... but you can give up reading it now ;-) Filthy habit.

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  9. I mean if Ms Kardashian is actually able to defy gravity be fair that is pretty big news - I mean it screws up the standard theory of cosmology and that seems big news to me... ;-)

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