Morrissey's "Diary" in Private Eye Magazine (UK 30th October 2013)

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By Uncleskinny on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:58 AM
  1. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

    Jun 1, 2000
    On the moors
    For those not familiar with the magazine, in each fortnightly edition they publish a spoof diary, normally written by satirist Craig Brown. It's a badge of honour being featured.

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    1. billybu69
      I can't believe Morrissey didn't write this, this Craig Brown chap obviously a thief.
    2. Anonymous
      Private Eye used to be the pinnacle of investigative journalism but now it deals with minor political and media hypocrisy.
      However, it's worth buying for gems like this. It's the most accurate and amusing piece I've read in Private Eye for years.
      I'm certain Morrissey will love it although the faux-lyrics are a huge improvement on anything that Morrissey has written recently.
    3. BrummieBoy
      Excellent writing. So much skill and verve. So unlike Morrissey's flatulent prose. It would be fun to get MORI to poll shoppers in High Streets to see if they can till which is real and which is surreal piss-take. Private Eye 9, Morrissey 0.
    4. Bluebirds
      Very amusing. Did you know that a newspaper vendor in London was asked by the rozzers to remove all copies of Private Eye from sale in case it prejudiced the trial of the century? (And I don't mean the greatest miscarriage of justice since the Birmingham bombings ie Steven's High Court trial.)

      I suspect Mozzer will insinuate however that it was due to this condensed version of the Book of Steven. The vendor refused to remove them anyway.
    5. Anonymous
      The judge told jurors of the NOTW hacking case at the Old Bailey, to ignore the front cover of Private Eye as it had no relevance to the trial. I myself could not.

      British justice is on trial here.
    6. joe frady
      joe frady

      We'll take your word for it, P.
    7. Uncleskinny
      Judgement call, granted, but I've subscribed for over 30 years, and he joins a long list of high-profile people in the news they diarise, if that's a word.

    8. Anonymous
      Now that deserves a penguin on it ! Classic.
      Well done

    9. Johnny Barleycorn
      Johnny Barleycorn
      Thankfully the proprietor had the strength of character to tell the plod to do one. Outrageous interference in a free press.

      Morrissey has become a figure of fun. He's always had his critics, and always had people taking the piss, but I don't remember it being this bad before.
    10. Claude
      Amazing Private Eye. Serious genius pisstake of a sorry, delusional, big-headed multi-millionaire.
    11. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      Very amusing pastiche. Written with charm and affection.
    12. HandThatRocksTheCradle
      Brilliant! I just laughed until I snorted! Well done. Thanks. :)
    13. Charlie Cheswick

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