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By Danson's Forehead
Membership Days
#144603
This Craig Brown chappie has been employed to bring some kind of comic relief to the relentlessly dispiriting Dail Mail. Maybe at some point he will find a way to derive chuckles from something other than his head.

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Today, his amusing observation is that the same things keep cropping up in newspaper headlines: "Sometimes when you scan the newspaper headlines, you feel as though you are stuck in a version of Ground-hog Day". Do you really? I wonder why that could be. Daily Mail, you got any ideas? I mean, it wouldn't be because you keep banging on about the same old tedious shit again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again. And again.
 
By youngian
Membership Days Posts
#419142
There's no pulling the wool over Mail reader eyes when it comes to checking the facts
CRAIG BROWN: Boom! Boom! It's Basil Brush rocking Glasto: The seven greatest Glastonbury sets ever
Basil Brush, 1977
Now most widely remembered as the first Glastonbury to have been officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who looked resplendent in a cerise kaftan, the 1977 festival was also notable for Basil Brush’s headlining Sunday afternoon performance on the Pyramid Stage.
Protesters bearing ‘Foxes Kill Rabbits’ placards were easily outnumbered by fans who appreciated Brush’s infectious rap — ‘Ha! Ha! Boom! Boom! Arf! Arf!’ — and easy charm.
But it was when he closed his set by duetting with the legendary King of Soul James Brown on Get Up, I Feel Like Being A Glove Puppet that the crowd went truly wild.

U2, 1987
Right at the end of their set, frontman Bono stunned everyone in the 100,000-strong crowd by removing his wraparound shades for the first time in 25 years, to reveal another pair of wraparound shades beneath them.

George Formby, 1971
Taking to the stage after a barnstorming three-hour set by Hawkwind, King Of The Ukelele George Formby faced the greatest challenge of his life.
In the days leading up to his appearance, the British Medical Journal published a letter signed by 100 leading doctors warning that ‘prolonged leaning on lamp-posts can seriously damage the spine’.
And in a speech to the House of Commons, the then Secretary of State for Health, Sir Keith Joseph, stoked fears about the ‘little sticks of Blackpool Rock’ that may have been sneaked into the crowd by ‘ruthless and unprincipled dealers’.

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Mark-, North West, United Kingdom, about an hour ago
George Formby died in 1961 so how did he appear at Glastonbury

Cephalopod, London, United Kingdom, 32 minutes ago
Another superb example of the DM's high journalistic standards and fact checking ability!
 
By D.C. Harrison
Membership Days Posts
#419144
They obviously take the same approach as David St Hubbins: "I believe virtually everything I read, and I think that is what makes me more of a selective human than someone who doesn't believe anything."
By Andy McDandy
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#419153
He does genuinely funny stuff for Private Eye, albeit of a slightly fogeyish nature. Quentin Letts minus the malice and self-righteousness, and with a sense of humour.
 
By Daley Mayle
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#419156
Andy McDandy wrote:He does genuinely funny stuff for Private Eye

Sometimes Andy, sometimes, but he can get tedious. It's the curse of the columnist and blogster, they have a contract to write to order at a regular specified rate but the muse has either temporarily left the building or there's genuinely nothing interesting to write about. Tim Fenton please note.
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