Is the Guardian worse than it used to be?

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My feeling is: Yes, somewhat. But Regular Readers will recall that I am a curmudgeon who doesn't like New Things. So do they really want to agree with me here? Plus, we do have (somewhere round here) a house Guardian expert whose opinion would be interesting.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Some readers might, conceivably, like to know that the Guardian (formerly Manchester Guardian) is a UK daily newspaper which has for several decades been the main print source / gathering-point, as it were, for those on 'The Liberal Left'. Many UK ILE posters, I imagine, know it very well and have done for many years, so I thought there might be some opinions around.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I like the Guardian now more than I have for years. Perhaps the restyle of the mag helped, but generally the Burchill thing works for me and I haven't noticed a drop in quality elsewhere. The Guide has always been shite (and I say that working for PA Listings) but the rest seems cool. Can you specify what's gone wrong for you?

chris, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I hate the Guardian - particularly the G2 section, with it's crappy 'think' pieces, terrible arts reviews and smug phillistinism - and have bought it every weekday and Saturdays for at least the last fifteen years. Because, being a bleeding heart liberal and a news junkie, I couldn't bring myself to read any of the other rags (morning papers are somehow part of my going to work coping ritual.) I flirted with the Independent for a while - and the IOS still has the great film critic David Thomson writing for 'em - but I found it to be even more boring than the Guardian. I suspect that I am far from alone in all this, and that the Guardian survives on the unearned good will of the liberal middle classes.

Funnily enough, I quite like the Guide, partly because Joe Queenan and Byron Coley sometimes write for it, partly because it means I no longer have to buy that useless piece of toss Time Out anymore.

Andrew L, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I've never actually bought a copy of the Guardian, if I did buy a newspaper I'd get the Telegraph, it has a good weather section, obituaries, world news briefs and I like the sports section.

james e l, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I suppose the short answer is 'Trivialization'. One has to be a tad careful using a word like that, because, for instance,

1. The simplification of the accusation may just echo what it asserts about the target (just as 'Dumbing Down' is a dumb, dull phrase);

2. If I don't like Triviality, why don't I read nothing but 10-page reports from the former Yugoslavia? It would be hypocritical of me to say that I simply wanted them to be SERIOUS and SOLEMN and RESPONSIBLE all the time. No, that's not it.

What I mean, I suppose, is that too many features, esp. in G2, now look dashed-off - half-hearted, half-baked, unconvincing, just cliché pies really. Today's Lara Croft piece was just the latest of a million examples. It feels (the terms are problematic here, I know) JOURNALISTIC in a bad way - trite, unconsidered, full of crowd- pleasing Received Ideas - rather than JOURNALISTIC in a good way (that is: dogged, resourceful, brave, mentally agile, snappy and what have you).

It's the world of second-hand Lifestyle phrases that bugs me. The way that adults can still write a phrase like "*that* dress" and not hang their heads in shame.

A rider to all my bile, though, is that my previous, more impressed impressions of the Guardian may just reflect youthful impressionability. (Sentence!) Maybe the same kind of crap used to impress me that now feels rubbishy, faux-zeitgeisty and embarrassing? Maybe, but I suspect it's a bit of both.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Andrew L: I know what you mean - the Labour party factor of Nowhere Else To Go? (And brand loyalty, or whatever you want to call it.) There's actually a Verso book out (yet?) which makes a massive attack on the Guardian as home of neo-conservative (ie New Labour) ideas. I find this rather unconvincing and overstated. Even offensive, come to think of it.

I agree about Queenan too. But most of all, I agree about Thomson. There's almost no point having a thread about Thomson, because people who know what they think about him already know it all and would just send in superlatives.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Andrew L, and indeed everyone: cut em loose and let em drown in their own smug laziness!! I stopped buying it a YEAR ago FOREVER and now buy NO NEWSPAPER and am FREE. (Actually I too buy saturday for the guide — and for the food page in the mag, but the mag redesign is utter shit, and the recipes are in fact on long recycle: eg I have seen Lady Llandower's Duck three times now, always copied (of course) from Elizabeth David Salt, Spices and Aromatics...) The age of the newspaper is dead.

mark s, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Something has clearly gone wrong with G2: the other week they ran a page-long feature on the phenomenon of "Jumping the shark" (referring to that moment when a long-running tv fave finally loses the plot completely, apparently derived from a late episode of Happy Days where Fonzie, yes, jumped a shark). This was all well and good (except it was inane and ripped off from a website [this is a whole other can of worms]), but they ran an almost IDENTICAL story in the Guide not two weeks previously. Do they not read their own paper, or did they simply think the readers wouldn't notice?

What the paper still has going for it: George Monbiot's column, the Diary, Steve Bell, giving review space to Ians Sansom and Penman, and the tv columns of Nancy Banks-Smith. (When N B-S finally pops her clogs I will have to think very hard about buying the paper.)

What is leading the paper ever closer to the abyss: consistently terrible pop coverage (honorable exceptions: Maddy Costa, Betty Clarke); the fatuous new Saturday mag (Zoe Ball on dressing? match the celebrity with the pet? that awful woman talking about words that should be banned??); Charlotte bloody Raven.

stevie t, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

What I mean, I suppose, is that too many features, esp. in G2, now look dashed-off - half-hearted, half-baked, unconvincing, just cliché pies really. (Pinefox)

I agree with you there. They sucker you in with the G2 front cover (and the masthead of the main paper), but when you get to read the cover story it often appears cobbled together and lightweight. I imagine it must be difficult to fill that space with high quality stories day in day out though.

David, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Stevie: agree about Steve Bell, of course. I mean, if only for the sake of 1981 and all that. But actually, he draws and paints better now.

I actually like Peter Preston's awkward, staccato opinion pieces, come to think of it. But not the pompous ones of Hugo Young. Freedland is sometimes good at summing political issues up, but usually he 'sums up' too much - there's too much glibness in the way he marshals it all. (I admit again, though, that it's easy - even glib - to call someone glib.)

Penman strikes me as a red herring. I can see that he doesn't do that to you, cos you have some kind of investment in his career. I agree about Sansom (great left-back, mean penalty, blah blah) - in fact I think that the whole Saturday book reviews section is quite possibly the best feature of the paper. EXCEPT of course the footy. Heroes? How could I forget David Lacey?

BUT I think that you are wrong about N B-S. It doesn't surprise me that older folk make that judgement about her; it does rather surprise me coming from you. She has skills, I guess, but she's terribly repetitive; uses the same lines on the same topics year in year out. It's all too - yes - glib and easy, while dressed up to look aged and thus wise.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I agree with much of what's been said. After Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy went, it didn't seem as essential anymore. The Observer's the same - just dear old Phil Hogan that still makes me go down the shops Sunday morning

jamesmichaelward, Tuesday, 3 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

My parents used to get a subscription to the Guardian shipped to them for the first few years they were in the States, because they couldn't trust the US Media. The Guardian just isn't the same when it's not printed on that semi-transluscent airmail paper.

I only read it for the Guide and the job listings. Not that either has been particularly helpful lately... ;-)

masonic boom, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Steve Bell is a GOD but apart from that I read it largely out of having nowhere else to go and a worry that I'll become totally detached from the world if I don't read any newspapers at all. I think it might have marginally improved with the loss of Messrs. Hardy and Steel though. Everything they wrote was just as predictable and smug as any of the other writers mentioned above, only with a more left wing stance.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I don't read anything except the Spectator. Hey Chris, if you work for PA Listings then that means you're in the same building as me.

tarden, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

The Guide last week (or was it the week before) had that BRILLIANT article slamming not just the Strokes, but the entire music hype industry... VERY funny because it was so clearly written by an insider who had been participating in the music hype game for so long.

masonic boom, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

I'd love to comment, but those Observer commissions are keeping me out of the poor house. Anything appearing in the Guardian or the Obs by my deepest and dearest friends is obviously genius...

Mark Morris, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

As bad as the Guardian may have become, it's still better than the so-called "best" American newspapers. Or, if you think it couldn't get worse, it could end up becoming The New York Times or The Washington Post.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Reynard's right about the amount of trivial toss that gets in there. Mark's also right about the decline of the newspaper in general. Reynard's spot on re. New Labour - the Guardian's frequent criticism of some Blairite attitudes is one of the great things about it.

There's a lot of irritating stuff, yes. My favourite columnist is George Monbiot, by a mile. Something I like about the Independent when I do get it is that its liberalism is less metropolitan and more about the common good. Needless to say, though, the Guardian's series of articles on public service under that very title were awesome.

The Hemulen Who Loved Silence, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

OK, agree with the Hemulen re. The Common Good.

Today's G2 seems designed to add fuel to my (f)ire: one page of 'Style' after another, including a column on Why We're So Disappointed That Madonna Employs A Stylist.

the pinefox, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Although Toynbee's piece on Labour post-election is admirable.

blue veils and golden sands, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

Broadly I agree with her, yes. It feels a wee bit ironic given her immediately-pre-election pieces telling everyone how urgent it was to overcome apathy and vote for the people she's now criticizing. (But actually I think she was right both times.)

Also good in Guardian: John Patterson re. cinema.

the pinefox, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink

6 years pass...

oh god, ask hadley today is just... tooth-grinding.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

"today"

Dom Passantino, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

"At what age is a man too old to wear band T-shirts?"

Martin McCall, by email

"About 15 - that young enough for you, Martin? And to follow one rhetorical question with several more, what in God's name is the point of band T-shirts anyway? To show your allegiance to a band? Do you think anyone else cares? To impress onlookers with your esoteric musical knowledge? See previous reply. To make people stare at your bony chest? Again, I refer you to the first answer. To show that you once attended a live gig? Wow, like, a pair of golden headsets to the guy in the Nirvana '91 T-shirt. In case you happen to bump into the lead singer on the street, he sees that the two of you are kindred souls and therefore invites you to join his band and you then go on the road and have all the manly bonding sessions followed by groupies that your heart could desire? OK, I'll give you that one, although this does suggest that you still harbour the fantasy that you might bump into Joey Ramone in Waterstone's.

"As for ladies in band T-shirts, give me a fricking break. First, gals, a badly cut, poorly made, oversized T-shirt is good for nothing other than wearing to bed and the gym. Second, too often women who wear band T-shirts appear to be going for what we shall call Groupie Chic. It is a style amply modelled by Kate Moss in recent years, and can pretty much be summed up as skinny faded black jeans, ankle boots, a ripped band T-shirt and a cropped fur jacket. In other words, a girlified version of Marc Bolan's or Keith Richards' wardrobe, as though the woman has been so busy, um, sleeping on the band bus she hasn't had time to clean her clothes, so she's now wearing ones belonging to her musical companion. This column has no time for such nonsense."

Tracer Hand, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, because women have *no* interest in music whatsoever except for sleeping with musicians. What CENTURY is this cretin from?

Masonic Boom, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think I stopped wearing band T-shirts by the time I was 23. It wasn't necessarily a conscious move tho. I doubt I will ever wear one again tho - I guess it seems lame unless it's an old obscure or overlooked thus hip act (even this I dunno about). I don't notice many people over 20 wearing them. Does Matt DC still have that Save Ferris T?

I only want to sleep with musicians if they are hot as they are (their musical ability is pretty irrelevant in fact).

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

dear teh grauniad - a long time ago/we used to be friends...

CharlieNo4, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

It went downhill after I left.

Dom Passantino, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

or were you PUSHED?

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

heh. (sorry alex, no harm intended)

CharlieNo4, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

xp

Dom Passantino, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

i was being harsh really. i don't care what's on other people's t-shirts that much. just trying to work out why i stopped wearing/wouldn't wear band t-shirts myself.

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

Any t-shirt which isn't plain white clearly sucks that's why.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't agree less

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

I still wear band t-shirts if I like the band. Why not? I don't *define* myself or my personality by my music tastes any more, I haven't done that since I was about 18. But that's not the same thing as wearing a band t-shirt.

I suppose the fashion journalist in discussion cannot fathom the idea that clothes are just something you put on, rather than a definition of or statement about your personality.

This is definitely something that happens as you age - or rather, has happened to me as I aged. There's a subtle difference between Statement Clothes and just things you put on.

Masonic Boom, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

Guardian editorial worldview circa 2007:

tissp, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

why else would you buy a band t-shirt if not as a statement or definition of personality?

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know it was a band t-shirt okay?

Matt DC, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

because you're cold xp

tissp, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

In the past I've usually just bought them as a keepsake of a gig I've enjoyed. The piece tracer quotes is idiotic fluff, obv. I'd be embarrased to admit I'd written that.

Pashmina, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

Because you like the design? Because you like the music? Because it was given to you (this is where most of mine come from)? Because it was a souvenier?

x-post

Masonic Boom, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

you wouldn't actually buy a band t-shirt because you liked the design but not necessarily the band tho...would you?

because you like the music = statement/definition of you/your taste

given to you = not you buying

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

you wouldn't actually buy a band t-shirt because you liked the design but not necessarily the band tho...would you?

No, plus I've only ever bought them @ gigs.

because you like the music = statement/definition of you/your taste

Probably yeah, but w/smaller bands there's also the knowledge that in buying it, yr helping to supposrt the tour.

Pashmina, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

i actually bought a comets on fire t-shirt solely because the design was so awesome. (it was at a gig, but they hadn't come on stage yet.) then i heard the music and i liked that too. i suppose if i hadn't liked their music, or thought it was boring, it would have posed a problem.

a friend of mine, who shall remain nameless so that alex in nyc doesn't stalk and kill him, bought a huge iron maiden patch when he was 14 and sewed it across the shoulders of his denim jacket. he had never heard a note of iron maiden, but he wound up becoming the biggest iron maiden fan i know, and even sung in a band later, where his vocal style was almost inseparable from bruce dickinson's.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

my take on this: do not read hadley freeman.

this resolution made some time ago, stands as strong today as it ever did.

it's a crass and deliberately invidious piece of writing. such an attitude, if sincerely held, could be turned around on pretty much ANY choice of clothing. so forgeddaboudit

Alan, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

the last band t-shirt i bought - robyn!

alan i can't help myself, i know i'm sick and need help.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

is there a thread for best band t-shirts? must see

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

Taste is something that I have. It does not define me. Clothes are something I wear. The statement I am making is "I don't really care about clothes any more."

If I'm going to make a statement about clothes, I'll wear a bright green paisley jacket to a dronerock festival where everyone else is in leather.

I suppose my Hawkwind t-shirt is a statement, it says "ha ha, I'm wearing a Hawkwind t-shirt, I care nothing for fashion, I am wearing the shirt of a band so deeply uncool you can suck my left one because I love them!" But it's certainly not a statement saying that I want to f*ck any of Hawkwind or that I have a musician boyfriend whose Hawkwind t-shirt I'm borrowing, which is the assumption of that article.

Masonic Boom, Monday, 3 September 2007 14:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

> I don't notice many people over 20 wearing them.

*SOBS*

> you wouldn't actually buy a band t-shirt because you liked the design but not necessarily the band tho...would you?

EAR t-shirt with the putney on the front = great. EAR live = terrible. (EAR on CD = ok, plus pram and stereolab were supporting)

koogs, Monday, 3 September 2007 15:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

about the last 10 years in my case

Daphnis Celesta, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 12:36 (2 months ago) Permalink

I am 29, and I am young.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 15:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

it helps to not read the guardian tbh

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 15:27 (2 months ago) Permalink

Amir Khan feeds his muscles with MaxiNutrition protein when training and competing #feedyourmuscles www.maxinutrition.com

dem bow dem bow need calcium (seandalai), Tuesday, 5 August 2014 21:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

I can remember when the Guardian started following the tabloids in having shitty, asinine interviews with non-entities in the sport section but also started supplying extra sponsorship details below the article. Like Michael Owen wears Nike predator mk2 whatever whatevers because he is a cunt

xelab, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 21:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

Oh wow I thought this was a strange one-off. I guess I don't read the sports section that often.

dem bow dem bow need calcium (seandalai), Tuesday, 5 August 2014 22:01 (2 months ago) Permalink

It has been going on for years.

xelab, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 22:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

been going on for three/four years certainly. seems it can be difficult to get access to players these days without promising to mention a sponsor (saw journos complaining about this for cricket a while ago).

wonder if this came out of the - more laudable? - requirement to promote charitable work when doing an interview (such and such was interviewed at an away day for inner city children etc) which I assume also came from clubs/agents and appears to have been going on longer.

Not sure what would happen if newspapers refused to do it, though presumably they find it difficult to hold rank like that.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 6 August 2014 04:24 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

not a complaint: am feeling the subtly added new thing on the front page of the music section where the lead images are rotated and briefly morph into one another. specifically the transition between T Swift > K Bush

for sale: Bebe's boots, never worn (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

massive subbing errors in the weekend mag this week - huge chunk of cover feature missing, another chunk of same feature repeated twice. i mean, i'm sure the whole thing is available on the website, but way to go at convincing people buying the physical paper is a waste of time.

the weekend is generally a great supplement, too.

i was a downy lad, and twee (stevie), Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'm not sure how that "Bup Stop" story got onto the front page of the online version.

djh, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 22:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

without looking I'm gonna guess it was put there with the intention of getting dozens of identical comments referring to the newspaper's own history of spelling errors

for sale: Bebe's boots, never worn (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 22:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'm not sure how that "Bup Stop" story got onto the front page of the online version.

Because it's a mix of things like that, which people click to read in large numbers, and more serious journalism?

Alba, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yes, I understand the reasoning ... but sometimes the click-bait stories just seem a bit too poor - I think that can reflect on the whole "brand" (which I generally like).

djh, Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

Guardian business courses

Nothing less than the Spirit of the Age (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 2 September 2014 02:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

1) Sell auto trader
2) ???

sktsh, Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

feeling the paul mason cif piece on independence though

sktsh, Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

https://membership.theguardian.com

540/year to tour the newsroom you say...

sktsh, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

Anyone having problems with the website this morning?

djh, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

always have big problems wiv that website bruv

intelligent, expressive males within the greater metropolitan (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

amirite guys

intelligent, expressive males within the greater metropolitan (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/jamesball

this person is useless

Nothing less than the Spirit of the Age (nakhchivan), Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

Why?

Alba, Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

the larger part of the guardian homepage taken up by a feature of brigitte bardot at 80, naturally with a photo of brigitte bardot at 20
and a cool profile by agnes poirier, franchouillarde correspondent and writer of vapid dogshit
'the extent of her far-right sympathies can be overdone'
true, she has less than half a dozen convictions for inciting racial hatred, and none for over five years

Nothing less than the Spirit of the Age (nakhchivan), Saturday, 20 September 2014 22:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

she's an unrepentant anti-semite innit?

imago, Saturday, 20 September 2014 22:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

she no longer publishes her antisemitism or racism because eventually she might get a more serious sentence

Having lived for decades as a recluse in her two properties in St Tropez, unable to go out without being harassed by fans and paparazzi, she has developed, says her biographer, "a rather distorted view of the world", concentrating only on her foundation for the protection and welfare of animals."

the fixation on animal welfare would explain why

she also contrasted her close gay friends with today's homosexuals, who "jiggle their bottoms, put their little fingers in the air and with their little castrato voices moan about what those ghastly heteros put them through"

and

Bardot's book also condemned miscegenation

and

compared her own beliefs with previous generations who had "given their lives to push out invaders".[36]

and

said, in reference to Muslims, that she was "fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its habits".

Nothing less than the Spirit of the Age (nakhchivan), Saturday, 20 September 2014 23:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

what a cunt!

imago, Saturday, 20 September 2014 23:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

crossword app is fucked >:-(

Branwell with anNe (wins), Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

Oasis changed our lives
Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Maccabees' Felix White say 20 years ago Oasis altered their perceptions of music

Abandoned Amusement/FUN SHIRTS (seandalai), Monday, 29 September 2014 22:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Crossword still buggered.

Madchen, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Alba, Saturday, 4 October 2014 15:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Sparks to thread

Re xword I actually sent them an email & they told me that this is a known bug affecting iOS 7 users & they are working on a fix but if I update to iOS 8 I should have no problems

lool at the herrlich (wins), Saturday, 4 October 2014 16:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I think the latest update to the app also said it fixed it.

Alba, Saturday, 4 October 2014 16:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, that fixed it for me.

Madchen, Saturday, 4 October 2014 17:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

(Upgrading to 8, I mean.)

Madchen, Saturday, 4 October 2014 17:02 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Just sitting there in the room and thinking, “Wow, all these people have come all this way today to celebrate me marrying myself!” was very humbling.

Humbling. That's the word for when you make up an entire event about loving yourself.

Guinness on your moustache (onimo), Sunday, 5 October 2014 20:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

dnrsvpiyhm

zero content albums (darraghmac), Monday, 6 October 2014 09:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

does not really seem very p... in your humble m... (/ if you h... me?)

nope, can't do it

Guinness on your moustache (onimo), Monday, 6 October 2014 13:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

something something something something something something something you have mail

A college wearing a sweater that says “John Belushi” (stevie), Monday, 6 October 2014 14:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I've made up for the broken crossword app anyways

zero content albums (darraghmac), Monday, 6 October 2014 14:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

do not robin s. van persie if you hate me

john wahey (NickB), Monday, 6 October 2014 14:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Can someone tell me why the TV listings have gone?

resting rich face (suzy), Monday, 6 October 2014 14:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

noerttvltbfttg

Guinness on your moustache (onimo), Monday, 6 October 2014 14:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

:D

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Monday, 6 October 2014 14:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Marrying oneself was a fucking Jam sketch fifteen years ago ofc

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Monday, 6 October 2014 14:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Do not RSVP if you hate marriage of me to myself

lool at the herrlich (wins), Monday, 6 October 2014 15:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

xword app is fixed as alba said (eff updating to iOS 8 tbh)

lool at the herrlich (wins), Monday, 6 October 2014 15:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

thank god a uk media organization is able to give all of this vital american cultural politics content to the world

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:40 (7 hours ago) Permalink


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