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When your grandchildren ask you in awe...

... you can look them in the eye and say, "Yes, I was alive when Jade off Big Brother interviewed Chantelle off Big Brother".

EDIT: Many blame the unconscionable and apparently irresistible rise of these magazines entirely on ladies, but come on, there have to be some men out there who admit to reading all about "My Celebrity Rape Hell" and "My 6-Month-Old Baby Abused Me... But I Lost So Much Weight!". It can't be that gender-specific... can it?


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Mar. 22nd, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
*tut* Silly! She didn't question her. She GRILLED her. And then slapped her in a hot-dog bun and ate her.

Mar. 22nd, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
In a kebab, surely? (Sorry - a kebaaaaaaaabbbbbbb)

In WHSmiths yesterday, I noticed that all of these kind of magazines are stocked under a sign that says 'Bestsellers'.

There was Now, Take a Break, Heat, OK, Closer... and bizarrely, right in the middle, the Angling Times.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
I can't vouch for the Angling Times (this week! free protractor!)*, but those "real life"/"celebrity" titles are currently the magazine market's biggest earners. That's biggest earners.

* sorry
Mar. 22nd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Makes you want to dress up like a 78-year-old-lawyer and go and visit Dick Cheney.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh teh cannibalistic real person femmeslashiness.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
John Kerry must be disappointed not to be in that issue. I really wanted to find out what he'd been up to with Brian this week.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Does flicking through my friend's copy of More becoming increasingly baffled count?

I was pleased when I remembered that said magazine was where they sent BadDad one week though. I recall him trying to get them to do an opera feature.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
I've said in shame before that I am one of the ladies responsible for the success of such magazines. Most of my bloke friends (and brother) appear to read the ones we buy.
We're all nosy, aren't we? And you can be crueller if you don't really know them. People aren't nice.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
> We're all nosy, aren't we?

To an extent, maybe, but I'm trying to imagine how starved of sensory input I would have to be before, for example, I started even vaguely wondering what those two celebrity houseplants would have to say to each other.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
You'd be surprised. Although Jade is the main reason I dislike now with a vengeance and try not to buy it.
Don't think it's a selling point mind, at least not for me.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
I bought a copy of Grazia for the first and possibly only time in my life.
I really need to find out who Britain's only all-circumcised boyband is.
Mar. 23rd, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)
Is that a real magazine cover because I now have a desperate urge to read it. Hormones suxx0r.
Mar. 23rd, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
> Is that a real magazine cover

It is my solemn duty to inform you that it is.

> Hormones suxx0r

Mar. 23rd, 2006 10:16 am (UTC)
I sometimes idly flick through whatever is next to the checkout in Sainsbury's, but mostly in dumb shock that people actually buy them.

Ahead of me in the queue last week I saw a chap, farmer-looking type, buying about four of them...Best, Closer, etc, etc,etc...not admitting to knowing anymore titles than that anyway...I wanted to ask them if he read them, or where they were for some fictional, Mrs Bates-eque mummified by celbrity hungry wife...but I just went on with loading my shopping onto the conveyer blet and didn't make eye contact
Mar. 23rd, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
I think the official demographic is known as 'Stupid ladies buying into a perception of feminine "interests" (as dictated by the mass media) so as to be accepted by a society that intellectualy castrates females.'

It's not as catchy as silly twats though.
Mar. 23rd, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
Jon actively buys with real money Chat magazine. He claims it is so we can one day win the Book Club pub quiz. He also claims he believes every word in Chat magazine.
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