Why I love the Daily Mail, as distilled into one story.

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She would have sued for sure, and collected record-breaking damages (which she would have donated to the children’s cancer ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children).

On the way to present the donation, she would have asked the driver to stop so an assistant could jump out and buy her a Toblerone.

winsome posters leave the hall (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

To be fair, the Daily Mail is just reprinting this piece from Newsweek. I still can't believe they published it.

online pinata store (Nicole), Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Double act: How Diana might have looked with the Duchess of Cambridge, had she lived until her 50th birthday

Hmm, exactly like a zombie?

Mark G, Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

"And then she'd have aditorf with Imran Khaaan!"

Mark G, Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, like that "house that looks like Hitler" a whuile back, every comment (I've seen so far) on the "HYS" section is basically stfu.

Mark G, Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

although they figured it out a lot earlier it's the DM's equivalent of the worthless, insincere articles the Graun have been doing a lot of recently ('Amy Winehouse being too wrecked to play was awesome' / 'Villa fans who don't want Alex Mcleish are stupid' / others)

ie they know everyone who comments is going to shit on it but the pageviews will balance it out

winsome posters leave the hall (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

having 107,000 Facebook friends must be right time-consuming.

Sir Chips Keswick (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 30 June 2011 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

today we have:

Girl, 13, crushed to death by a falling branch as she sat on park bench because her teachers were out on strike

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 1 July 2011 11:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Beautiful.

� (a hoy hoy), Friday, 1 July 2011 13:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Come on Daily Mail have some respect -- RIP Sweatheart

- Sheeple, Essex, 01/7/2011 14:16

winsome posters leave the hall (DJ Mencap), Friday, 1 July 2011 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actually thought someone had made that up...but it seems not

Although it's gone now.

i can't, i won't (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 1 July 2011 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should really be on the "hate" thread.

i can't, i won't (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 1 July 2011 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually it's not gone they've just changed the headline to the far more reasonable "Girl, 13, crushed to death by a falling branch as she sat on park bench on the day her teachers went out on strike".

tbf both the Telegraph and the Mirror have gone for similar lines.

i can't, i won't (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 1 July 2011 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2020705/LIZ-JONES-The-caring-professions-They-just-dont-care-all.html

blah blah liz jones entitled batshit whatevia, but in the middle of it...

I am catching a flight to the Horn of Africa tomorrow, to cover the famine in Somalia.

they're sending bloody liz jones to somalia. in a way i actually cannot wait.

lex pretend, Sunday, 31 July 2011 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh look, she's still bleating on about how much money she spends on shit, despite being skint.

I too cannot wait for Liz Jones tackles famine. It will be terrifyingly amazingly bad.

ailsa, Sunday, 31 July 2011 11:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2098596/Photos-1970s-rock-stars-parents-reveal-humble-roots-childhood-homes.html
All of these pics are amazing, but the - if you will - punctum must surely be the Richie-esque bust in the Donovan shot.

Stevie T, Friday, 10 February 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Worlds apart: Grace Slick, lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, is a different woman from her mother Virginia Wing

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Friday, 10 February 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Delightful choice by the photo desk.

James Mitchell, Monday, 13 February 2012 06:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp link for those not wanting to give the DM page views.
http://life.time.com/culture/rock-stars-and-their-parents/#1

White 'Poop' Jesus (snoball), Monday, 13 February 2012 08:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plant a tree to commemorate our frozen dead. Then chop it down and burn it for warmth.

If the Mail ceases production, how long until 100,000 trees are free for more useful purposes?

oppet, Monday, 13 February 2012 12:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

St George would be proud! England celebrate national day with three REAL lions

By Sportsmail Reporter

The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

L-R: L. Jones, J.Bieber

I don't know how this story came about but everything about this picture is a treat

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dude needs to negotiate a better rider.

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Does this one need to go onto the "So not going to happen" thread?

Mark G, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Bieber (thinks) "I thought I ordered unidentifiable nibbly things with all the yellow ones taken out, ffs. Oh, and NO right wing tabloid journalist. I swear, if that cardboard box doesn't contain a dwarf in bondage gear covered in mayonnaise, I'll trash this place."

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't work out from this monitor if that bag of chips is sitting on a leopard skin or a huge pile of Cheerios. Or something else?

Keith pissed on my chips (onimo), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

"That toaster's gonna go through this fucking mirror for a start."

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp looks like a padded red chair to me

listicular fortitude (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yet more Pullitzer-worthy investigative journalism, there.

emil.y, Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

"mom"??

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

the daily mail gone done left blighty behind

tebow kortwa (nakhchivan), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

good riddance imho

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

I had a flash of panic when it said "if you're planning on showering mom with flowers or giving her a card this Sunday" until i realised that i haven't bought my mother a card since 1992 it's actually Sunday the 18th in the UK.

Strange that they'd presumably pick up a US story and not bother changing anything that made it completely obvious they were just printing pre-packaged press releases.

Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Horror in 'Nappy Valley': Father comes home to find baby son and daughter 'smothered to death by wife' - just 10 days after they moved into £1.2m dream home

Neighbours saw the dark-haired mother being put into a police car by an officer who had an arm around her at around 10.30pm last night.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142296/Wandsworth-deaths-Father-discovers-murdered-babies-killed-wife-slit-wrists.html#ixzz1uV5V9TDH

tebow kortwa (nakhchivan), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is the thread for unusual details in wikipedia articles Daily Mail stories

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

their bizarre house pricing obsession is just o_O

Keith pissed on my chips (onimo), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

I had a flash of panic when it said "if you're planning on showering mom with flowers or giving her a card this Sunday"

I read this as 'if you're planning on showering with mom'

kinder, Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

so in other words the mail stole it off some american site? haha

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

i didn't read it tbh i just looked at the funny pics.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Vanessa-Hudgens-wears-pair-teeny-tiny-shorts-leaves-pilates-class-Austin-Butler.html

Serov devochka s persikami (nakhchivan), Sunday, 20 May 2012 02:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

something inappropriate about the font which labels the arrow of this suicide flight-path:

bulge renaissance (+ +), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Doesn't it go totally against some sort of code of conduct to show pictures of suicide spots in such articles?

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

PCC code:

*ii) When reporting suicide, care should be taken to avoid excessive detail about the method used.

joe, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

further guidance:

Graphic images illustrating suicide methods were often upsetting to relatives and friends. Under the Code, such images would normally have to pass the ‘excessive detail’ test.

joe, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

There you go! Obnoxious wankers

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

looks like a compressed version of the guardian g2 font

caek, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

coincidence? i think not.

caek, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Her husband Jeff discovered the tiny bodies at the couple’s £1.2 million semi-detached home in an affluent part of Wandsworth, south west London.

Neighbours heard investment banker Mr Boots, 34, cry, ‘Oh my God, oh my God’ as he desperately tried to save his two babies.

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

For some reason that reminds me vividly of the book Boo by Peter de Polnay, possibly even an incident within it, and I can't for the life of me remember why. It's certainly a while since I've thought of it. Is there a Mr Boots in there? Very possibly. There's certainly a tragic occurrence in a... West London I think flat. The tone as well, the tone.

Still fat chance of checking up, since this is about the only information I can get on the book, and PdP is not a writer who has yet ruffled WIkipedia's apodictic curve to infinite reference.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink


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