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The Observer: Useless Twunts

Posted in Media by rantymcrant on July 5, 2009

They’ve done away with the seven day TV guide; the main news section is, with the exception of David Mitchell’s column, abysmal; and their quiz section frequently has the most ridiculously tenuous clues/answers in the “what links” part.

Today, one of the questions was ‘what connects an Italian football team with a trade union song and 1649-1660’. The answer was that the words all begin with “inter” (Inter Milan, Internationale, and Interregnum). That is fucking weak. Almost homeopathically weak, in fact.

EDIT: I’ve also noticed more errors than usual in this week’s Observer. Here are two on facing pages in the news section: “any many ways” instead of ‘in many ways’ and “edito r” instead of ‘editor’. It’s almost as if the Observer itself doesn’t have an editor. Useless twunts.

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  1. Etan said, on October 11, 2009 at 5:52 am

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    Muttr is straight to the point, simple, eye pleasing, and extremely easy to use. It will remain my choice for quite some time now! Trust me there’s plenty of things I will always need to vent about lol.


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