Despite print media being a dieing medium, a healthy confusion and profusion of magazines sprout up at my work every week. They lie directly beside the fridge so on my visits to it I am confronted with startling headlines at regular intervals.

Unfortunately the *content* is largely gossip, scaremongering and lewd photographs. What is even more unfortunate I sometimes find myself reading these tragedies and not in a good Shakespearean way. There is a simple formula for writing articles for these magazines. I think a team of infinite monkeys or a carefully crafted computer program could churn them out at a good rate. For example.

Randomly select celebrity
Write story which has no truth
Source *facts* as a close source to celebrity

The photo stories are even more amazing.

Paparazzi take photos of celebrity hopefully after reading one of the stupid headlines about themselves
Magazine assigns a team of monkeys to write a fictitious story about the photo
Profit?

Does anyone else find this unsettling? Or am I being precious?

Even more unsettling is that this very blurb will gather more interest than a well crafted treatise on the origins of modern day weather forecasting.

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  1. Nez
    Nez says:

    I could not agree more Chief, it’s just absolute trash and all made up. Take 10,000 photos and use the ones that have celebrities in either compromising positions or make them look bad to conjure up some bs story from a ‘close friend’. Obviously a close friend would never make up such lies about them.

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