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Started by quartus on Feb 3, 2016 8:31:57 PM
Contenders for The Guardian's most stupid article ever
TinyMcOtter - 03 Feb 2016 20:34:40 (#1 of 7746)

Where to start...?

quartus - 03 Feb 2016 20:35:54 (#2 of 7746)

Perhaps with the author's own words:

"I’ve barely fed a horse carrots, let alone sat on one, but even I can see in her face a combination of anger, hunger and confusion ..."

Anthropomorphism gorn mad!

frantastic - 03 Feb 2016 20:48:33 (#3 of 7746)

Er, barking

JerkinMcGherkin - 03 Feb 2016 20:58:07 (#4 of 7746)

Any article that cites Freud is likely to be heading for Crapsville on the express train:

solomongursky - 03 Feb 2016 20:59:36 (#5 of 7746)

They haven't had a bearded gentleman in Berlin slagging off London for a while.

RosyLovelady - 03 Feb 2016 21:00:34 (#6 of 7746)

Does that young person the very long name still write for The Guardian? I can't remember the detail of anything she wrote, but I guarantee it was nearly all stupid.

Arjuna - 03 Feb 2016 21:02:22 (#7 of 7746)

The joke traded on the rather convincing idea that it’s the British who are laughable, not the Germans.

I am pretty sure the Fawlty Towers episode did too, the German tourists are perfectly well mannered with Cleese going bonkers.

quartus - 03 Feb 2016 21:06:32 (#8 of 7746)

re 'heading for Crapsville on the express train',

"as is always the case with humour, the joke says more about the teller than its target"

As the bishop said to the actress.

Turkish - 03 Feb 2016 21:07:33 (#9 of 7746)

Get a load of this, sportsfans:

Arjuna - 03 Feb 2016 21:12:07 (#10 of 7746)

another classic worth revisiting

Kardashian’s selfie is a hymn to the female body that harks back to the liberating portrayals of ample women in Renaissance and baroque art – and proves that ours is the most misogynist age in history

JerkinMcGherkin - 03 Feb 2016 21:12:43 (#11 of 7746)

#8: Ooh, int 'e bold!

quartus - 03 Feb 2016 21:15:53 (#12 of 7746)

and don't you start getting up yerself, ducky

Arjuna - 03 Feb 2016 21:17:12 (#13 of 7746)

Actually almost anything from the art and fashion sections, its like shooting fish in a barrel over there. Is Jonathan Jones a real person or some spoof creation

A tiny 18-carat gold penis is one of the charms hanging from Emin’s bracelet. An even tinier bird perches on top of it. Other creatures on this enigmatically beautiful item of wristwear include a frog, a hare and a cat. This little luxury sculpture translates Emin’s idiosyncratic drawings in to three dimensions without losing her sketchy freedom. The result has a feeling of ancient Roman or Celtic magic. Phalli regularly appear in Roman art as protective charms. Can this one help you conjure up a demon lover from the woods?

quartus - 03 Feb 2016 21:19:22 (#14 of 7746)

"...grim brushstrokes verge on monstering largeness as something tragicomic"

Jonathan "paid too much" Jones

(aka Jonathan "I saw you coming" Jones)

With Rusbridger gone, perhaps that's the Guardian's new target audience?

Arjuna - 03 Feb 2016 21:23:47 (#15 of 7746)

and is this a joke?

invicta - 03 Feb 2016 21:28:11 (#16 of 7746)

No, they do it all the time. Celeb advice columns, in which the celeb turns out to be remarkably sensible and well-disposed towards everyone, at which point they get sacked. Ann Widdecombe did one for a while, same outcome.

monkeymadchick - 03 Feb 2016 21:28:22 (#17 of 7746)

I'm going with any, and I mean any, of the articles about Brighton. One journalist who must live there always writes them like hes uncovered the biggest scandal since the MP's expenses and not the usual ramblings of some provincial council.

champagnerocker - 03 Feb 2016 21:40:41 (#18 of 7746)

Kardashian’s selfie ...

Ah, that reminds me - how about the 'white women with fat bottoms are guilty of cultural appropriation from black women' article

invicta - 03 Feb 2016 21:41:42 (#19 of 7746)

Oh god. Can we please unplug America from the internet, please?

JerkinMcGherkin - 03 Feb 2016 22:13:25 (#20 of 7746)

#12: Leave David McCallum out of this.

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