The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: Magazine

Wednesday, 29th April 2015

The cover of next week’s Radio Times claims it’s an ‘ELECTION SPECIAL’, yet the image below is of prime-time BBC 1 drama The C-Word, about a journalist with breast cancer. I’m not sure it’s possible to publish a special edition on a subject in earnest, whilst implying that you think it’s too boring a subject for the cover design.

Unless The C-Word is a coded reference to what Russell Brand called Ed Balls.


Friday, 17th April 2015

I receive a solicitation from The Week magazine, with its slogan – ‘Read less. Know more.’ – on the front of the envelope. I assume that those who are successfully solicited and then subsequently cancel their subscriptions do so with a slightly different slogan on their lips: ‘Read less no more’.

Saturday, 17th January 2015

Internet, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈɪntənɛt/
Etymology: < Latin ‘he interns’, 3rd pers. sing. pres. of intern v., represented by -et suffix

The global computer network, a connection to which allows access to websites (inc. social media) and on which those interning at newspapers and magazines are grateful to work for free. Cf. In medias res, adj.

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