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Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 3:49 pm

OK, before people start saying stuff, yes I am having a dig at the Yanks here. Below is a story from the West Australian newspaper, and frankly, it makes me wonder what type of people actually read tripe such as Weekly World News, The National Enquirer, etc. And the answer can't be nobody does, because these "newspapers" (for want of a better word) are everywhere through-out America. I would hate to see just how much of the crap in these rags is believed.

Any comments peoples?

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AN extremely disturbing report has been brought to our attention via the Weekly World News - "America's Most Exciting Newspaper!" (No, we haven't heard of it either, but then again we rarely buy newspapers from American supermarkets.)

The Weekly reveals how Jack Redford - "the man who inspired millions by getting his high school diploma at the age of 102" - has been exposed as a cheat. Seems old Jack hid notes in the hollow of his cane and sneaked a peek during his maths and history finals.

After five other students dobbed him in, his high school diploma was revoked. According to an anonymous family member, that decision left Jack the Lad, a retired sheep rancher, crushed.

Why so disturbing? Well, apparently it all took place in Dullsville, WA, according to reporter Randy Jeffries, who filed his story from Perth, Australia.

Randy wrote that Jack cheated at a place of learning called Harbor Secondary School, and that his lyin' and cheatin' was found out by one Alex Draper, superintendent of the West Australia School District.

Alex sounded a bit crushed himself. "The entire country was moved by what we thought was an inspiring story of man's ability to continue learning right up in to the later years of his life," he said.

Now, we hate to cast aspersions on the veracity of any newspaper story, let alone criticise a fellow hack for getting a few details wrongs. But frankly, Randy, this yarn's got more holes in it than a Palm Beach County ballot paper.

We were going to try to call one David Pecker, the World Weekly News head honcho, for a please explain, but we got distracted by another disturbing report in his organ: Swedish researchers have discovered a miracle pill which can turn homosexuals into heterosexuals - "in less than six months!" And vice versa.

Anyway, here's a message for Jack, Randy and Alex: fellas, if you haven't been abducted by aliens to start a new gay race on the Planet Vulcan - give us a call and let's get the Full Monty, OK?
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 4:59 pm

Truthfully, I have no idea why people find this stuff appealing. I've never been able to read this stuff, I find it so dumb. Maybe someone else could explain.

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 5:15 pm

I think that people think of them more as amusement, it would be very hard to believe the majority of junk in these papers. When I am checking out at the supermarket I glance at the stuff on the cover, the only place I have read them is at the place I get my haircut, because they are much more amusing then the hairstyle books. In one of them I saw some b/s about some 20 year old lady whos hair was black before she bungee jumped then was gray after she bungee jumped.
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 10:38 pm

But doesn't England sell those magazines as well? So if we're reading tripe, you have tripe over there as well. It's fun to read them, but I don't believe them.  
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 11:48 pm

The same people that worship Jerry Springer, Oprah Winfrey, and vote for Al Gore....if they are intelligent enough to vote in the first place....assuming they can vote if they're not convicted felons.
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 2:13 am

MattD - My nuts in a thoughtshell.

Brissie - FYI, newspapers such as these appear all over the English speaking world, not just in the USA.

People who watch wrestling love them. Occaisionally they print a worthwhile story that the standard media fails to print, such as Clintons illigitimate son Danny Williams. His mother, Bobby Williams is a black prostitute from Little Rock, and both are living in Australia (at last report), and supposedly being supported in style, by Clinton.
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 2:31 am

It is called Supermarket tabloids. I occasionally glance at them to see what crap they are printing this time, like "Hillary caught with Monica in the Oval Office"
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 6:24 am

Bris;

They are popular all over the place...the last time I looked Fleet Street was not in the US. And Rupert Murdoch is Australian, isn't he?


These newspaers are popular for all the trailer trash in Florida.
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 6:39 am

Well this type of trash isn't everywhere, as the closest we have to anything like that down here is "New Idea" or "Who Weekly" which are gossip magazines for women, but they don't have shitty stories which are what these trash mags are

747-451

News Corp is an Australian company, but Rupert Murdoch no longer holds Australian citizenship, rather he took American citizenship a couple of years ago to get around your country's foreign ownership laws. But having said that, the News Corp newspapers down here are respectable publications which I would compare (and probably place higher) than others such as the Wall Street Journal and other highly respected newspapers.

Cheers

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 7:25 am

Once again, though not surprisingly, hatred of a certain nation automatically discounts perfectly valid opinions from people who do not share the same views as others. Quite sad, and as bigoted as any 'trailer trash'.

(Quote: "Prince William's Other Brother - See exclusive photos of Charles' OTHER mistress") - the answer is that not all Americans read 'National Enquirer' and other such tacky tabloids. You're doing it again people - making sweeping generalizations. (And by Yanks, I assume you mean the Generic term, rather than Yankees, correct?)

And once again people, we should have remembered that Australia is perfect and how terrible the United States is. Honestly, how could you forget it.

And personally, I rate the London Telegraph and Atlanta Journal as the two top newspapers - but that is subjective - just as subjective, I may add, as your entire goddamned post.

And while these papers appear all over the English world, they also appear in other nations too.

And, on the topic of Murdoch, he is reportedly trying to buy DirecTV. Yet another thing he just has to 'take'. Fun. That mean we're going to be watching Sky News soon? Whoopee.

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 7:26 am

Briss;

Alas, for old Rupert; the only paper of any "creedance" he owns is the NY Post. Yes, I guess he is our "problem" now!  

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 7:40 am

N863DA

Lighten up dude....unless of course you are one of the Yanks that throws away your hard-earned dollar on trash such as Weekly World News, or whatever they are called, and am feeling defensive for that reason.

Did you not see any of the humour in the original post? Puhleeeze. The more you say I hate America, the sillier you sound, not me. Me having a dig at you guys is in good fun. If you want to see what having a real dig at Americans is like, check out the "I Believe" ads by Fosters and the "I am Canadian" ads by Molsons...a real dig but still humourous, all the same.

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 7:49 am

Ironically, I would not dream of spending a single cent on that tripe.... to people who do, my reaction is  . But that insults the food that I feed our dogs. I'll lighten up more when the US is no longer perceived as the land of hell on earth.

To say our senses of humor are different is to say that beer and diesel oil taste different. Some of the things I would roll on the floor at I can imagine would make some people look like  . Most of your humor does that to me. I don't personally have a sense of humor much at all when we're (as a nation) the butt of the joke. If I'm the butt personally, it doesn't worry me in the slightest, but that's different. Redneck jokes from Yankees is tolerable... 

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 9:58 am

N863DA,

Any Alien abductions in your neck of the woods matey?

lol

mb (*grin*)
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 5:11 pm

"Hillary caught with Monica in the Oval Office"

ha ha. I heard that one too. They asked Monica if it was anything like being with Bill. Close, but no cigar she answers.

Hey Aussie. About those papers, they're tabloids, meaning no real news, simply entertainment. Brits got them too, although they're somewhat legit cross the pond. Also, they have lots more nudey pics in em over there. Oh those brits....

I'm curious about you though, being down under and all. Serious question, unless your aboriginee, how'd you get there. Grandpa a crook? You move recently?

Are all ausies, relatives of prisoners?
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 9:10 pm

TWA need a shedload of help,


"I'm curious about you though, being down under and all. Serious question, unless your aboriginee, how'd you get there. Grandpa a crook? You move recently? "

Very funny!

If that is all you can think of to insult Aussies then hunky dory dufuss. Limited imagination, limited education. What, your teacher got shot during class?

Or perhaps you have eaten at too many fast food joints that slather humongous amounts of artificial flavourings and preservatives and supply the chaff bag of crap that the likes of you oh so much enjoy?

Ahhh, I have to say it, would you like fries with that?

mb (*cheeky tonight*)

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 8:01 am

I only buy such tabloids if I can learn about other foreign cultures and their cultural icons. For example, should an article about Australias most famous and perhaps most eloquent esteemed gentleman Crocodile Dundee appear, I'll purchase it. After all, never has one person so encapsulated the personality of a nation, that nation being Australia. Well, G'day. 
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The Courier Mail

Mon Nov 27, 2000 8:47 am

Why do people read the Courier Mail (Brisbane, Australia) I cant stand these bullshit tabloids even thouugh the courier mail try and steer away from the tabloid image they publish utter rubbish..

Aussiemites top 10 list of newspapers..

The Financial Times
The Australian
The Byron Shire Echo

ok i only made 3

Regards,

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N863DA And Brissie

Mon Nov 27, 2000 12:48 pm

N863DA- Haven't you noticed that Brissie IS, and I mean IS, the expert on American politics, culture, people, media, recreation, beer, or anything else that could be considered American, EVEN THOUGH he lives on the other side of the planet. Simply amazing isn't it!

I think he's jealous of us N863DA.  

I always wonder if Brissie is as stupid looking as he is stupid sounding?

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 1:12 pm

LOL!!And stop bashing Brissie-lions Dustin.He is one of the most respected users of the forum.If you care,read his profile.And Scotty,that was a good one!!!



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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 2:11 pm

FDXMech

Nice one matie  

Aussiemite

Don't bag the Courier Mail; it is the only paper I can get which gives full coverage of the Lions games during the footy season 

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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 5:20 pm

Dustin,

You got the hots for Scotty? Or perhaps that last alien craft that landed in your cornfield probed more than your mind.

Why do Aliens seem to prefer the US over any other country to visit?

mb
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 6:03 pm

Why do Aliens seem to prefer the US over any other country to visit?

Dunno, but I am sure that the National Enquirer or Weekly World News will be very soon running a story on it 
 
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 8:15 pm

Courier Mail AND Brisbane Lions!
Gee, Scott you're making it difficult to me to give you any unconditional local support  
The US of A - well, nice place to visit and some right friendly people too, but at least here downunder workers are paid enough so they don't have to beg for more from their customers.
A stupid bitch in a TGI Fridays in New Orleans asked us if we had a problem with the service! Seems my rounding up of the bill only gave a tip of 9% instead of the required 15%!
Told her to get a real job!
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RE: Why Do Yanks Read Such Tripe?

Tue Nov 28, 2000 3:25 am

Poor Brissie! You've become the whipping boy for some "angry white men" from the US. I knew you'd like that one mate....."we're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it any longer!" No doubt the redneck element is energized by the win of George "Wubba Wubba Draft Dodger" Bush.

Seriously, the National Enquirer has become semi legit after some punishing lawsuits that ate away at the bottom line. They usually err more on the side of truth these days than in the other extreme. BTW, the Weekly World News is owned by the folks at the National Enquirer (headquartered in Lantana, FL). My fav headline is "Fur Coat Comes Alive and Kills Woman Wearing It", complete with illustration. Or, "The Face of Satan Seen in Thunderstorm Clouds!!"
 
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RE: The Finger

Tue Nov 28, 2000 7:41 am

(img src="http://www.geocities.com/brissie_lions/thefinger.gif")

Good one Brissie_Lions. What did you use to make that one? I vote for Airliners.net to include that one in the 'official' smilies selection. God knows I'd find that one useful.


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