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My Year Ripping Off the Web With the Daily Mail Online

On July 11 of last year, I arrived to work at the MailOnline newsroom in New York City and saw Keith Poole, our managing editor, standing outside smoking a cigarette. Even from a hundred yards away, it was clear that Poole—a generally pleasant Englishman who was the managing editor of the Daily Mail at the time—was… » 3/04/15 5:50pm 3/04/15 5:50pm

You'll Never Love Anything Like This Woman Loves Feasting on Ketchup

The Daily Mail brings us a tale of a woman and her catsup that is alternately cautionary, motivational, and deeply sinister. Between taking incredibly sensual photos, Samantha Archer of London states proudly that she goes through two bottles a week, and approximately 104 bottles of ketchup a year. » 12/16/14 3:45pm 12/16/14 3:45pm

Men Are From Bacon, Women Are From Lemons

Did you know men and women are different, because they are. They are so different that they even like different things. Men like meat, visual stuff. Women like lemons, feelings. It's a wonder it ever works, because meat and pictures and lemons and feelings go together like a tornado in a teacup without any good smells… » 8/20/14 1:00pm 8/20/14 1:00pm

Cat Thief Taunts Owner with Letter from the POV of Kidnapped Cat

There’s a lot of casual evil in the world: people riding two abreast in the bike lane, dentists, people in coach who recline their seat all the way back just when you’re opening your complimentary dime bag of pretzel shavings, and, as of today, people who steal other people’s cats and write gloating missives from the… » 10/19/13 3:30pm 10/19/13 3:30pm

The World’s Smallest Pony Has Probably Been Kidnapped by the Mafia

The curious case of a kidnapped pony in Italy is really an example of the sort of once-in-a-lifetime story that really reward the dedicated news cyclist. While attending the 47th annual National Horse Fair in Italy, Charlie, a 63 cm-tall pony billed by his apparently inattentive owners as the world’s smallest pony,… » 9/14/13 3:00pm 9/14/13 3:00pm

Rinko Kikuchi is Not Your Toy

A while back, I wrote a rant on Pacific Rim's conspicuous lack of women, but I feel that I failed to really go into depth about the movie's one really prominent woman, Mako Mori. While the physical lack of women is still problematic, what was actually somewhat refreshing was that the lone speaking woman didn't seem,… » 8/09/13 3:53pm 8/09/13 3:53pm

Amanda Palmer Gleefully Takes Down The Daily Mail In NSFW Waltz

We've had our ups and downs with Amanda Palmer around here, but there's no question that she's a powerful voice in subversive feminist discourse. During a performance at London's Roundhouse, Palmer responded in song to an article by the Daily Mail in late June that snapped a shot of her breast "escaping" (their… » 7/14/13 5:30pm 7/14/13 5:30pm

Jackass Sues Gym Over Their 442 Women-Only Hours Per Year


From the same paper that brought us Samantha Brick, meet an even bigger intentionally-controversial shitnugget. His name's Peter Lloyd, he's a London-based men's issues journalist, and he's suing his gym, the Kentish Town Sports Centre, for gender bias. Specifically, for hosting women's-only gym time for 442 hours out…
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Childless People Die Early, But Adopting Can Save Your Miserable Life

The Daily Mail has perfected the art of trolling with its incendiary headlines, and today is no different. The article, "Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death," has an equally hilarious accompanying stock photo of a happily smug family, and refers to… » 12/06/12 10:25am 12/06/12 10:25am