This site was suggested to me recently. And it has quickly become a huge favourite of mine.
So, it’s a blog called “Dagens Lokaltidningsbesvikelse” or “The day’s local newspaper disappointment”.
It specialises in those pathetic articles from small newspapers concerning idiots and the trivial things that make them sad.
You know the ones I mean:
“Billy, 53, had to wait three weeks for his phone to be repaired”.
Or: “Alice is annoyed by the ducks in the garden.” That kind of thing, but worse.
The site gives four basic rules for the articles it will accept. They must:
- Concern a trivial problem
- Have a photo of the affected person, with family if possible
- Who will have a forced look, head askew, and a pathetic sad face
- Must be from a local paper or, in a pinch, a national gutter rag
Examples of the side-splitting misery from this site include the guy who doesn’t like dog shit, the ladies who were expelled from the sushi buffet for eating only the fish, the woman who cries because of the pile of snow outside her window, and the guy in a wheelchair who is made feel handicapped by the excess of snow.
It just goes to show that newspapers, as if we didn’t already know, are shit, and that the vast majority of “news” in them is meaningless crap that only is there to fill space. But if we don’t feel sorry for these everyday morons, then at least we can have a good laugh at them.
See moron. See moron run. Run moron run.
(Except the wheelchair guy, obviously.)