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Sophia
01-16-2010, 01:29 AM
The Framley Examiner (http://www.framley.com/pages/news069). A sterling example of professional editing, journalistic research and quality local interest articles.

It's very well done. :D

Fran
01-16-2010, 01:47 AM
:roll:

I LOVE stuff like that! Thanks, Elara. :)

Sophia
01-16-2010, 01:54 AM
Glad you liked it. :) The archive pages (http://www.framley.com/archive) have links to lots more!

I like the adverts the best. "Pick Your Own! You Pick It! We Make It Into SAUSAGES!"

Two Cheers For Hero's Return (http://www.framley.com/pages/news002) is also very good. :D

Fran
01-16-2010, 01:56 AM
Aaah, like "We turn your business ideas into crisps!". :ROFL:

Judg
01-16-2010, 03:06 AM
Rats. I was hoping they would explain exactly how the parrot rescued the psychic.

I seriously love things that are so bad they are good. Well, some of them.

There's a tabloid in North America called World News or some similar nonsense that is very similar to this. If you read the fine print, they do make it clear that the publication is for entertainment purposes only. But for years I thought it was just a particularly bad tabloid, they do such a good job of spoofing them.

The cover with Hillary Clinton making out with an alien was particularly memorable. As was the one claiming that the sharks attacking bathers on Florida beaches were sent there by Fidel Castro. :D

Sweetleaf
01-16-2010, 03:11 AM
That's awesome!

Hey, maybe they'd give me a job...

Silent Rob
01-16-2010, 03:11 AM
I've never been prouder to be British. Have you seen Newsbiscuit? (Sorry, too inept to work out how to do links)

Fran
01-16-2010, 03:31 AM
There's a tabloid in North America called World News or some similar nonsense that is very similar to this. If you read the fine print, they do make it clear that the publication is for entertainment purposes only. But for years I thought it was just a particularly bad tabloid, they do such a good job of spoofing them.

Where is Bat Boy?!

The Weekly World News. We used to get it over here but I haven't seen it for quite some time. My favourite made-up story in that was about a cat who'd lost his back legs. His owners put wheels on him and said "He loves doing wheelies up and down the driveway!". My friends and I were in the pub and could not. Stop. Laughing. It's just as well we knew the owners or there might have been polis involvement. :D

Judg
01-16-2010, 03:47 AM
Ah yes. Bat Boy. I never actually read the thing, but I see the covers sometimes when I'm standing in the grocery line. I finally deigned to touch one a couple of years ago and discovered the fine print, which tickled my funny bone. I had spent years thinking, "I can't believe anybody takes this stuff seriously!" It scares me to think that there are probably people who buy it without reading the fine print and who do indeed take it seriously. But as parody, it's magnificent.

Rose English
01-16-2010, 07:19 AM
That has to be a wind up. That first sentence! :ROFL:

Rose English
01-16-2010, 07:21 AM
Where the heck is Framley anyway? I'm an ex-Berkshire girl myself :tongue.

Rose English
01-16-2010, 07:23 AM
Oh. OH! It IS a wind-up! Pour me another...

Xelebes
01-16-2010, 07:58 AM
Rats. I was hoping they would explain exactly how the parrot rescued the psychic.

I seriously love things that are so bad they are good. Well, some of them.

There's a tabloid in North America called World News or some similar nonsense that is very similar to this. If you read the fine print, they do make it clear that the publication is for entertainment purposes only. But for years I thought it was just a particularly bad tabloid, they do such a good job of spoofing them.

The cover with Hillary Clinton making out with an alien was particularly memorable. As was the one claiming that the sharks attacking bathers on Florida beaches were sent there by Fidel Castro. :D

Weekly World News it is. Only online now.