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Private Eye 26th June

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Couldn't help but notice in today's Private Eye:

(Page 24) "From the Message Boards" there are pseudonyms Bogbrush, Brownout, Familyman all of whom are HPCers. There's also credit crunchie which appears in an HPCer's avatar.

In the Eye TV television review section the opening sentence reads "Whereas as houseprice porn programmes have been the biggest victim of the recession . . . "

There's a spoof Daily Mail house price scaremongering story for homeowners "Could Wheelie Bin Nightmare Cause House Price Meltdown" on page 21

There's also mention of Rebekah Wade (Sun editor) marrying someone called Charlie Bookies. Fearful that the heroically hilarious Charlie Brooker had sold out and bethrothed himself to The Devil's Own Scribbler, I'm happy to say the Wikipedia confirms this is not the case.

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Couldn't help but notice in today's Private Eye:

There's a spoof Daily Mail house price scaremongering story for homeowners "Could Wheelie Bin Nightmare Cause House Price Meltdown" on page 21

There's also mention of Rebekah Wade (Sun editor) marrying someone called Charlie Bookies. Fearful that the heroically hilarious Charlie Brooker had sold out and bethrothed himself to The Devil's Own Scribbler, I'm happy to say the Wikipedia confirms this is not the case.

Worth posting, thanks.

People tend to forget Private Eye these days, but it's still pretty sharp.

The cover with Tessa Jowell - supposedly innocent recipient of a Berlusconi paid mortgage - and the speakbubble, 'I never met my husband' was a classic.

Private Eye still makes some of the best fun of the scum.

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Note to self : you've forgotten to buy this fortnight's PE. Get round to the news-stand !

Yip - seems like there's a few on here - myself included that appreciate the esteemed organ :lol:

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I wrote to their subscriptions department telling them I would love to subscribe to a PDF version of the magazine.

They wrote back saying it was being thought about.....

That must have been two years ago. I suppose while PDFs can be fired off to anyone, they'd be looking at losing more than they make.

It's a brilliant mag but I just can't get it over here.

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Yeah, I noticed they used "bogbrush" too. Maybe they pinched it off here but I also use the same name for abt 5 years on some backgammon boards so thought maybe it came from there, but there's more connection to HPC.

Ok, so who is Hislop here?

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Ok, so who is Hislop here?

Hamish?

Hislop does it for balance?

Nothing else makes sense, so it must be true :rolleyes:

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