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Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:29 pm
by tc-obo

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:34 am
by frolix22
Wow. Just... wow. And the story is still up on the Mail's website as I write this, with three comments so far.

I suppose it will eventually quietly disappear and the Mail will pretend it never existed.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:04 am
by office_tramp
I love it!

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:37 am
by evrae
What's most interesting is that I, and I imagine a fair few other people, submitted comments correcting the error. I didnt expect it to get through, but surely they would correct it?


Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:45 am
by bairy
They don't correct errors unless they get told to by someone who can take money off them, even if they know 100% it is an error. Same with The Metro, another of their papers.

Personally I hope they leave it up, it helps show what dipshits they are and how they don't bother with trivial things like fact checking.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:11 am
by Adam
This isn't some form of viral marketing thing that they've fallen for, is it?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:21 am
by bairy
That would hold a certain amount of irony.

BAN THESE SICK GAMES... one of which we accidently promoted. Oopsie.

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:40 am
by Killer Whale

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:25 pm
by tc-obo
haha, how wonderful that one is

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:40 pm
by MisterMuncher
Fuck it. i want some of those Taliban chemists on my side.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:14 pm
by Killer Whale
The Mail continues to feature some piss poor photoshoppery. Check out this page: ... -polo.html

Take a look at the first photo. That's got to be photoshopped, right? Well, scroll down just a couple of paragraphs, and there's the original staring you in the face! Who puts this shit together?

Edit: Bonus fuck-up. Scroll down to the end of the story and you get this:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:08 pm
by Raskolnikov
Bloody Romans coming over here expecting us to speak Latin.

Horace est in horto = Horace is in the garden
Horace est in servo = Horace is in the slave

Not sure if my declension is correct as it's been a while and tempus fugit.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:03 pm
by bairy
For those who don't know, Lorem Ipsum is placeholder text. It's usually used to show what normal text would look like in a website design.

Surely someone at mail towers looked at those two images and thought "hmm, you know, someone's gonna notice".

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:58 pm
by MisterMuncher
I do so love how the end of the Polo bat, or whatever the fuck its called, is cut off in the first picture.

That hrse in the last picture has quite the aura on it too...

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:00 am
by Asylum Seeker
I don't know what you people are complaining about, I think it looks...
Holy Christ, where's his face?!