Not really moving on from my angry rant about political hysteria comes the wonderful twitter hashtag #TrollingTheGuardian. An open opportunity to take the piss out of their columnists who, by way of their wildly lefty thinkpieces, have been doing exactly the same to us for years and years now.

People have been busy, and the results are hilarious.

Some examples of the genre:

And now, as if to demonstrate just how utterly bonkers some of the Guardian’s headlines are, let me tell you that several of those examples above are actual genuine Guardian headlines. Yes, including the poo one.

If there’s one thing that can be said for The Guardian, it’s that at least it doesn’t hide its left-leaning. Rather it celebrates it, like a little hammer and sickle pin badge on its beret; like something to be proud of. Compare that with The Independent, which still claims to be… well… independent, but is actually chilling alongside the Big G on the red side of the bed.

Twitter hashtags come and go, but #TrollingTheGuardian is one that I will be revisiting regularly.

Sad Footballers

A little short on time (and, if I’m absolutely honest, inclination) today, so here’s a link to something new and promising.

As part of their excellent World Cup coverage (their daily podcasts are the bomb) The Guardian has launched a tumblr entitled SAD FOOTBALLERS. Now, I know what you’re thinking:

What could that possibly contain images of?


Well, it contains images of the faces of sad footballers who are sad because they are losing/have lost a World Cup game. It’s all started off a bit Iberian Peninsular, for obvious (5pain, Fourtugal) reasons.


For every winner in Brazil, there will also be a loser. And while we’re watching the former celebrating victory live and in HD, we can, at our leisure, pop onto sadfootballers.tumblr.com and see what the other half were up to. And if it’s just downturned mouths at the moment, wait til we get to the business end of the competition: expect heartbreak.