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01 April 2009 @ 02:09 pm
Completely outclassed ...  
By The Guardian, with this delicious story ...

For those who lack time to click the link, the SMH summarises it thusly: 

In the UK, newspaper The Guardian announced it would become the first newspaper to be published exclusively via micro-blogging service, Twitter.

"Experts say any story can be told in 140 characters," the paper said.

"A mammoth project is also under way to rewrite the whole of the newspaper's archive, stretching back to 1821, in the form of tweets.

"Major stories already completed include '1832 Reform Act gives voting rights to one in five adult males yay!!!'; 'OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5x6e for more'; and 'JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?'."

In actual Real World News, and I am not making this up, New Idea, an even lower-rent mag in the territory of OK and Hello, ran a cover story about the New Man in Bec Hewitt's Life!!!

Bec Hewitt is a former soapie star, now married to a famous tennis player. Chavtastic the pair of them, but basically harmless. Bec, it must be mentioned, is the 'public face' of New Idea. The story has many photos of Bec out and about with a handsome young man who is treated as theough he is one of the family and allowed free and unfettered access to her life and kids, acting as their father in their father's absence. Bec is clearly vey close to him, the writer slyly innuendoes.

As well she might be. It's her brother.
 



 
 
 
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 1st, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Did you read the full story? OH MY RIBS! They ache!
maya231maya231 on April 1st, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
So funny!!! Thanks for this!
valkyriebladesvalkyrieblades on April 1st, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
"According to unconfirmed rumours, Jim Buckmaster, the chief executive of Craigslist, will next month announce plans for a new system of telepathy-based social networking that is expected to render Twitter obsolete within weeks."

*dies* Thanks for sharing! ^_^
Meredythmeredyth_13 on April 1st, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
Words, I have them, I'm just not sure I should use them. >.>

*hugs you*
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on April 1st, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
That's hilarious! I love it.

I particularly liked this:

Most now offer Twitter feeds of major breaking news headlines, while the Daily Mail recently pioneered an iPhone application providing users with a one-click facility for reporting suspicious behaviour by migrants or gays.

and this:

According to subsequent reports, he is thinking about going to the theatre tonight, but it is raining :(.

Awesome. Thanks for sharing. :)
snottygrrl on April 1st, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
absolutely priceless! thanks for the link. :D
Anna Fugazzi: Twinsannafugazzi on April 1st, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
LOL!!

'JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?
::facepalm::
trichinopoly ash: dean: !!!aldehyde on April 1st, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
like i mentioned in my post this morning, neil gaiman totally fooled me with the guardian news post :( especially since i only read the first half and never got to the "samples".

i am also incredibly gullible :P
This Girlthisgirl_is on April 1st, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
The Guardian piece is a thing of beauty. :o)

Facebook telling me I am related to Barack Obama is laaaaaaame. Aside from anything else (and there was plenty of 'else') he's a little busy today to be pissing about on Facebook.
glass_violet on April 1st, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that, I almost fell of the chair laughing!

"ZOMG! Allies pwn Germany FTW!"

*snork*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 4th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
It's SO GOOD, isn't it? Made me immensely happy, I have to say ;-)
uminohikariuminohikari on April 1st, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
*LAUGHING FOREVER* That would be really fun to read, actually..
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 4th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
In a perfect world they would have done the whole day's paper as Tweets to go with it ;-)

I, too, am laughing forever at that one!
drgaellon on April 2nd, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Did the reporter not KNOW that he's her brother, or did he just ignore the inconvenient fact in favor of a lascivious story?

That's a brilliant April Fool's from The Guardian.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 4th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
She completely failed to notice, which is deeply stupid, because Bec has done an immense amount of 'stuff' with them and would have been fine if they'd rung to check.

That Guardian one is still making me laugh, days later ;-)
glass_violet on April 4th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
How could you send me off to look at Fluevogs?!? Why? *cries* The tall one would never forgive me for spending so much money on a pair of shoes but I WANT BABYCAKE BOOTS! WANT WANT WANT! *head asplodes*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 4th, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
Yes, I am sorry about that. My theory is this: they are an investment and hold their value well, so really, they represent many pairs of shoes that you will not NEED to buy, since you own the most fabulous ones.
glass_violet on April 4th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Maybe at tax time...