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Fans, copy-editors struggle with news of REM split

Fans coming to terms with the announcement that influential American rock band REM are to split are joined in their misery by copy-editors frantic to avoid using the obvious ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it’ in their articles – unless of course, nobody else has.

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Posted: Sep 22nd, 2011
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Amy Winehouse to be reclassified as Class B Celebrity

‘We reserve Class A status for celebrities who have a serious impact on people’s lives.’

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Posted: Feb 22nd, 2010
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Brown ‘desperately holding out for major terrorist attack or something’

any minute now, surelyGordon Brown has expressed a hope that there will be a terrorist atrocity somewhere on mainland Britain in the next 48 hours. ‘Either that or Prince William getting Amy Winehouse pregnant or something’ said an anonymous Downing Street source. ‘He’s holding out for any kind of change in the national news.’

‘We’ve not had a good week, the Prime Minister admitted candidly. ‘I think people want to see me at my most authoritative and statesmanlike, and that’s only ever really happened when terrorists have been setting fire to our airports and blowing up our trains. That turned out to be much easier than this nonsense about governing Britain. So a couple of planes flying into Buckingham Palace and the Westfield Shopping Centre might be just the thing.’

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Posted: Jun 4th, 2009
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Anti-piracy film to be shown in Somalia

pirates can't wait for opening nightThe UN Security Council has announced a major tactical shift in the war against Somali pirates today. Highly-trained special ops teams will be deployed deep into the war-torn territory, where armed with projectors and pull-down movie screens they will show a new version of the classic anti-piracy film that British movie fans have sat through at the beginning of every commercially produced DVD for years.

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Posted: May 30th, 2009
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Celeb watchers thrilled with launch of ‘GoogleWinehouse’

Google will track the lives of celebrities in real-time.

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Posted: Jul 30th, 2008
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