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

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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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dude needs to negotiate a better rider.

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:40 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp looks like a padded red chair to me

listicular fortitude (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yet more Pullitzer-worthy investigative journalism, there.

emil.y, Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

"mom"??

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

the daily mail gone done left blighty behind

tebow kortwa (nakhchivan), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

good riddance imho

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:02 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

their bizarre house pricing obsession is just o_O

Keith pissed on my chips (onimo), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:12 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

There you go! Obnoxious wankers

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

looks like a compressed version of the guardian g2 font

caek, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

coincidence? i think not.

caek, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:04 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here he is in a badly-scanned article from the Catholic Herald talking about that quickly forgotten post-war suggestion of a union between France and England:

http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/30th-october-1942/1/peter-de-polnays-faith-in-anglo-france

Best-selling author no less. Speaking for the common malt and Hun-ridden Paris.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice

i thought that bit in that meades interview was quite correct

I feel like the TV, the radio and the papers are always telling me how much ‘we' hate the French, yet I never really see it myself.

JM: I don't see it either.

no confederacy but quite a history of quixotic military-industrial comity in the postwar (suez, concorde, the channel tunnel etc)

and the recent mutterings about unifying the two ruinously expensive nuclear deterrents

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I thought of that bit in the interview as well. And yes, I'd agree it's broadly correct. There's that great southern England folk song - The Grand Conversation on Napoleon - which is all about how the common man (or whatever) wanted Napoleon to invade England and liberate them from their servitude. Can't find a youtube! for shame! Lyrics here - http://mud✧✧✧.o✧✧✧@displays✧✧✧.c✧✧?SongID=6385

Plus, as we all know, much of our energy owned and directed into the future by state-owned French company:

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n17/james-meek/how-we-happened-to-sell-off-our-electricity

(worth reading imo, tho long)

Fizzles, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh ffs. that link doesn't work. good excuse to troll the daily mail thread maybe:

THE GRAND CONVERSATION OF NAPOLEON

Ye war-beaten tribes,
Who were friends of brave Bonaparte
Who come to view the rocks and cliffs
On St. Helen's shore;
The wind it blew a hurricane
And the lightning on our decks did flash
The gulls they were screaming
And the billows loud did roar.
"Those proud waves," the stranger said
As he viewed that lone and dreary spot
Where once Napoleon Bonaparte
His painful eyes did close;
"While in the grave his bones may rot
His name will never be forgot
The grand conversation of Napoleon arose.

A dreadful army he did rise,
To conquer Moscow by surprise;
He led his men across the Alps,
Oppressed by frost and snow
But being near the Russian line,
He then began to open his eyes,
For Moscow was a-burning,
And his men went to and fro.
With dauntless eyes he viewed the flames,
Then in wildest accents he exclaimed:
"Retreat:.yet gallant heroes,
While time so gently!: flows!"
There were thousands died in that retreat,
And many did their horses eat.
The grand conversation of Napoleon arose.

Next at Waterloo those F;renchmen fought
Commanded by brave Bonaparte,
Assisted by7 F'ield Marshal Ney
Who never was bribed by gold
Then Blucher led those Prussians in,
It broke Napoleon's heart within:
"Where is my thirtv thousand men!
Alas! for I am old!
He made one gallant charge across,
Saying, "Alas, brave boys. I fear t'is lost'"
The field is in confusion With blood and dying woes; The
Bunch of roses did advance, Those English entered into France.
The Grand conversation of Napoleon arose.

And now Bonarparte is doomed to be
A prisoner across the sea, On St. Helena`s isle.
That lone and dreary spot;
It's there that he is doomed to he,
Which soon will end his misery.
His true son followed after him
That was another plot.
It's long enough they have been dead,
The blast of war around is spread;
And may our sapling sprout again,
To face our daring foes,
For if fortune smiles without delay,
The whole world soon will him obey.
The grand conversation of Napoleon arose.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bert Lloyd version is the one to seek btw.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

This should not be allowed,the birthplace of the fuhrer should be preserved for posterety so future generations can see the place of his birth, not a collection of chic flats.

- martin. , peterborough.uk., 08/11/2012 14:12

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Friday, 9 November 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Secrets behind Hugh Jackman's body and Anne Hathaway's rotting prostitute's teeth revealed in a new Les Miserables featurette

before and after broscience (goole), Monday, 10 December 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
2 months pass...

congo nattefrost (DJ Mencap), Friday, 10 May 2013 13:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry for hueg but truthbombs only come in one size folks

congo nattefrost (DJ Mencap), Friday, 10 May 2013 13:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

millmeister, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

glad that guy's here to mansplain things

Neil S, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

JOHN WHARTON, A Hell Of His Own Making

the husbster (self-professed octopus expert) (stevie), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

10/1 on that's a cambridge undergraduate being "funny"

caek, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 16:18 (1 year ago) Permalink


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