Go Back  British Expats > General > The Lounge
Reload this Page >

What made you smile today? Part III

What made you smile today? Part III

Old Nov 24th 2018, 12:11 pm
  #21631  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
I love that story. I have no clue if it's true or not but I loved it just the same.
Oh it's true. What just made me smile was doing the math, it happened in 1981 so that kid must be around 40 now.
caretaker is offline  
Old Nov 24th 2018, 7:23 pm
  #21632  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Also made me smile, @OmarNajam's pinned tweet:
*teacher sees students sharing a note*
Teacher: why don’t you read that out loud Student: [reading note] Dear teacher, this is an intervention.
Your methods of discipline via public humiliation are uninspired carbon copies of Hollywood tropes.
We wrote this letter as a class...
caretaker is offline  
Old Nov 26th 2018, 10:36 pm
  #21633  
Forum Regular
 
Clacfart's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2017
Location: SA
Posts: 189
Clacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond reputeClacfart has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Realising I did this 4 years ago today
Clacfart is offline  
Old Nov 27th 2018, 10:22 am
  #21634  
Crazy Cat Lady
 
moneypenny20's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 65,493
moneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Clacfart View Post
Realising I did this 4 years ago today
Congratulations. Where did those four years go!!!
moneypenny20 is offline  
Old Nov 27th 2018, 6:22 pm
  #21635  
Preparing to move again
 
Annetje's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Charente Maritime
Posts: 7,876
Annetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

This





They never give up, do they
Annetje is offline  
Old Nov 27th 2018, 7:00 pm
  #21636  
Banned
 
Joined: Jun 2015
Location: Algarve, Portugal.
Posts: 4,478
007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute007Steve has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Annetje View Post
This





They never give up, do they
No, they never do.
If it's not the EU, it's skiving immigrants; or Bolshie Unions; or sex-rings in suburbia; or footballers wives or Corbyn..... - and when they really get desperate boot-licking articles & photos of royals to distract; anything but print articles about real life.
Don't forget this IS the newspaper that in 1933 published articles praising Hitler and his NSDAP.
Note the name of the 'journalist' - imo that IS fake.
007Steve is offline  
Old Nov 27th 2018, 7:33 pm
  #21637  
BEfuddled
 
BuckinghamshireBoy's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2016
Location: Brasschaat, Vlaanderen, België.
Posts: 6,046
BuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by 007Steve View Post
No, they never do.
If it's not the EU, it's skiving immigrants; or Bolshie Unions; or sex-rings in suburbia; or footballers wives or Corbyn..... - and when they really get desperate boot-licking articles & photos of royals to distract; anything but print articles about real life.
Don't forget this IS the newspaper that in 1933 published articles praising Hitler and his NSDAP.
Note the name of the 'journalist' - imo that IS fake.
Correspondent is an OK surname, but it should really be hyphenated?
BuckinghamshireBoy is offline  
Old Nov 27th 2018, 7:45 pm
  #21638  
Preparing to move again
 
Annetje's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Charente Maritime
Posts: 7,876
Annetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

I just liked all the corrections ... Thought it was funny ...
Annetje is offline  
Old Nov 28th 2018, 1:07 pm
  #21639  
Crazy Cat Lady
 
moneypenny20's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 65,493
moneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by 007Steve View Post
No, they never do.
If it's not the EU, it's skiving immigrants; or Bolshie Unions; or sex-rings in suburbia; or footballers wives or Corbyn..... - and when they really get desperate boot-licking articles & photos of royals to distract; anything but print articles about real life.
Don't forget this IS the newspaper that in 1933 published articles praising Hitler and his NSDAP.
Note the name of the 'journalist' - imo that IS fake.
What's quite amusing in Aus, they create articles they've taken from Woman's Day and New Idea. Two completely shite 'womens' magazines where every story they publish is totally fictitious. The DM can't even make up their rubbish.
moneypenny20 is offline  
Old Nov 28th 2018, 1:22 pm
  #21640  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: East Seaxe
Posts: 66,922
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
Correspondent is an OK surname, but it should really be hyphenated?

You'll be getting Cape all excited
Lion in Winter is offline  
Old Nov 28th 2018, 2:01 pm
  #21641  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 10,175
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
What's quite amusing in Aus, they create articles they've taken from Woman's Day and New Idea. Two completely shite 'womens' magazines where every story they publish is totally fictitious. The DM can't even make up their rubbish.
Do NOT challenge the DM ........ it stretches the imagination to think how they come up with so much tosh or populist bear-baiting day after day after day. I can't see the recent change of editor having much effect on that philosophy - because, unfortunately, the DM seems to keep its popularity despite (or perhaps because of) the carp they print.
macliam is online now  
Old Nov 28th 2018, 2:34 pm
  #21642  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 41,496
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
What's quite amusing in Aus, they create articles they've taken from Woman's Day and New Idea. Two completely shite 'womens' magazines where every story they publish is totally fictitious. The DM can't even make up their rubbish.
Like the US National Enquirer, Canada has a trashy supermarket 'news' magazine.
This is from 2012


Funny thing though, in searching for it I found Is this the most tasteless cover in history? (asked by the Mail )

BristolUK is offline  
Old Nov 28th 2018, 2:45 pm
  #21643  
Preparing to move again
 
Annetje's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Charente Maritime
Posts: 7,876
Annetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond reputeAnnetje has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III



I understand ''freedom of speech'' but is it really allowed to print lies ? Don't they have to back up their stories ?

Having said that, I never understood why eggs are sold by 6 or 12
Annetje is offline  
Old Nov 28th 2018, 3:12 pm
  #21644  
I have a comma problem
 
SultanOfSwing's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Fox Lake, IL (from Carrickfergus NI)
Posts: 49,596
SultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Like the US National Enquirer, Canada has a trashy supermarket 'news' magazine.
This is from 2012


Funny thing though, in searching for it I found Is this the most tasteless cover in history? (asked by the Mail )

We must have Globe here in the US as well, or else the National Enquirer ran the same 'story' but I swear I saw that exact same headline about the Queen when I was standing in line at the supermarket, where they tend to store all the trash mags.

On that note - I often miss the Weekly World News. At least it was both self-aware and actually entertaining. I know there's a web version, but it's not the same.
SultanOfSwing is offline  
Old Nov 28th 2018, 3:55 pm
  #21645  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
On that note - I often miss the Weekly World News. At least it was both self-aware and actually entertaining. I know there's a web version, but it's not the same.
Nobody else would tell you where Bat Boy had been last sighted, or give the low-down on Vanna's alien baby.
caretaker is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.