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First of all, if there are any copyrights that belong to the Daily Mail, then I acknowledge them all, I would hate to ignore their fine journalism qualities!
I’m showcasing 15 screenshots of the Daily Mail at its finest, all the photos were taken in July and there were many more pointless articles that had either a lack of substance, spelling mistakes, or both in some cases!
Some of the stories are so poorly written, what ever happened to proof-reading? Their articles are full of spelling mistakes and missing words, mostly the online articles consist of this.. Maybe because the article is ‘virtual’ and can be edited at anytime, they feel the need to just publish the rough version? Is that how much they value their readers – we deserve the un-polished version?
One of their ‘apprentices’ shall we call them, is a woman called Samantha Brick, she rose to ‘fame’ after they published her article “women hate me because I’m beautiful”, since then, even after all the bad press and red arrows she has received, the Daily Mail now have her as a writer for them, her latest article is basically about why her best friends should not have the bad taste to honour her as a godmother!
Photo number 12, is a floater. They’re still in the wrong for publishing it, because its one of 2 things, scenario 1 is Miley Cyrus recently got some young dogs, now I myself know that excitable young dogs accidentally scratch your arms and legs, when my dogs were at that not full Adult but not Puppy stage, they are so playful, that they scratch. The Daily Mail claimed that the scratches on Miley’s arm were Self Harm injuries, they did not even mention they could be dog scratches despite the fact they were very irregular for ‘typical’ self injury cuts. But scenario 2, is that Miley did the marks on her arm, which was wrong for tabloids to cling to the ‘Miley is a cutter’ image, because it ridicules the person, rather than helping.
I hope you enjoy these photos!
Comment with your best Daily Fail story!
I have the worst sweet tooth in the world, I must confess this. Whether it was because I was born in the year of the pig or I’m just plain greedy or both is still undecided!
I’ve had a slight obsession with sweets for the past 3 months, I know what they say, any infatuation that lasts longer than 3 months is more than just a crush 😉
Anyway, its bad enough where I live has one of the largest Tescos in Europe, I also have a mini local Tescos that stocks the full range of Tesco own brand 3 for £1 sweets. I love them all and its only recenttly I have become like that.
I believe that, what with the rising cost of fuel and the fact that chocolate has to be imported, I have actually gone off the solid brown menace in a brightly coloured wrapper, I was never a large fan of chocolate. I would eat it because it was there, though I didn’t like the way it made me feel, I felt sluggish, sick and like I was getting a cold after eating it. Sweets that don’t contain chocolate or only chocolate flavouring have never made me feel like this.
I think that just like cupcakes have made a boom in the food industry, candy will made its lasting mark too! Prepared to become obsessed!
Not only the brilliant mastermind behind Wikileaks, Julian Assange is the 21st century Robin Hood, ‘stealing’ from the ‘bad guys’ and giving it to those who walk around with their eyes closed.
Today we celebrate the Ausralian born cyber expert’s birthday. Born in Queensland, 3 July 1970. Assange moved a lot during his childhood, hopping school to school then eventually becoming home educated. Always having a strong sense of what’s wrong and what’s right, throughout his life, Julian was always working with computers and trying to get the news that everyone needs to see to light.
I’m not going to contaminate my post with current and past affairs, because you don’t do that. Talking about the alleged happenings, would be me using my birthday blog as a trojan horse. If you’re going to talk about something sensitive then talk about it straight.
What his actions and beliefs mean to me, are beyond words. What he does shows that it is possible for us to live in a better world, we just have to open our eyes. Its not unattainable like a peace filled Utopia, believing in Wikileaks means that you believe in the truth and when more people tell the truth, the better people behave.
Here’s to this birthday and to many more!
Even when his birthday is over for another year, if you support Julian then I would like you to comment below, your comment can be anonymous if you want it to, though if you provide a name it would be wonderful. Thank you.
I’m a big believer in horoscopes, I know that everyone who bought the same magazine as me for that week, got that exact same horoscope for Capricorn as I did, but I believe there is some truth in it, because my week has reflected the horoscope once or twice, I don’t purposely go out of my way to follow the horoscope, things just work out that way.
I was born 20th January, so depending on the magazine (English or American), the English say I’m a Capricorn, but the Americans say that I’m a Aquarius. Whatever they say, I’m on the cusp, so I have traits of both, I believe I’m more of a Capricorn though mainly because I was born in England and I also have more of the traits.
Here is my Natal chart what’s on there actually describes me to the tee, so I think its pretty reliable!
I googled ‘Natal Chart’ and I found two really good free sites, with a full breakdown of what all the rising planets and stuff means, they are ChaosAstrology and Astrolabe I genuinely recommend both of them, as I took a chart from each, to compare reliability and consistency. Both were consistent which was nice and they are explained well, but not dumbed down. Its a happy medium.
I’m also a believer in Chinese astrology, I am a Wood Boar/Pig and I couldn’t be happier with my sign, honestly. The Chinese Zodiac has more thought of traits, for example the pig has goodness, a sense of right and wrong, kindness and passion for what it believes in, but our downfall is over indulgence! Some famous people born in the pig sign are Julian Assange, the Duchess of Cornwall, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and many others, notice how all they do is kind and good things?
One thing I don’t really follow is compatibility, I won’t go out of my way to ask a person their birthday just to see if I’ll get on with them or not, if I find out later down the line, that the symbols aren’t as harmonious as they had ought to be, then I won’t terminate communication, I’ll let the friendship/relationship take its course and if it prospers, it prospers, if it doesn’t then it doesn’t. Sometimes even the most compatible of people fall out, so don’t rely on a chart that says ‘be friends’ or ‘run away’.
Do you believe in Astrology? What’s your sign? Do you believe that your sign is a true representative of you? As always, comment below, you don’t have to have an account, you can just be a stranger in passing!
Its pretty hard to not to notice the current trend at the moment, Nail Art. Its the trend that’s easy to do at home or cheap to get done at a salon.
If you’re having a nail art treatment on your natural nail then that can come in at under £10 for a full set of 10 which will last just under 14 days.
Nail art, unlike a hair cut is much cheaper and you don’t have to keep going back for expensive trims every 6 weeks. Nail Art also isn’t like clothes, you can wear your mini masterpieces all day everyday for a good 14 days if you wanted to, if you wore a new dress everyday then you would get some funny looks to say the least!
There have always been forms of Nail Art in the world and through the ages, with the Chinese a few centuries ago adorning their nails with intricate patterned extensions, now you can have your nails in a long spike fashion with tonnes of rhinestones chucked on top or a demure french manicure with flowers going down the side of the nail.
I haven’t taken a Nail Art course, for me, its just something that came naturally, I probably will take a course one day as they usually only last a few days.
Here is a Tumblr blog that showcases some of the best nail art in the world, take a look at fuckyeahnails for the designs that really make you go ‘wow’!
Don’t worry if you can’t recreate the beautiful looks to begin with, it takes time and (sometimes) patience, search YouTube for inspiration and never give up!
The best thing I can recommend is to start simple, with middle range, non-gloopy polish and always use a base coat.
Share your thoughts on nail art below! 🙂
Tuesday was the last day of the 4 day extravaganza which was the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, for many, it meant 2 extra days off all the stresses of life – work, school and general life. Let’s take a moment to look back at the festivities.
The first day of the celebrations was Sunday, that saw the 1000 piece strong flotilla of boats proceed down the River Thames, the Royal Barge was the onlooker of the show and the centre of attention. Every water vessel from row boats to narrow boats to dragon boats to historical boats, every boat you could think of, it was most likely there, there was even a special section of Row boats that were comprised of the Commonwealth countries.
The first boat in the flotilla was the Bell boat, that had ringing bells, that rang on the dot of 3pm. The last boat to go past was the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, playing out to the national anthem, the weather stank, it really did, so much so that the final boats singers were drenched but they kept calm and sang for the Queen!
Monday, had the Jubilee Concert, unfortunately about 2 hours before the nights entertainment kicked off, the Duke of Edinburgh was rushed to hospital due to a Bladder infection, so that meant he had to miss out on the concert, it also meant that the Queen was about one and a half hours late, but she had a good reason, the mood was still uplifted, even if the Queen did have a slight look of worry to her face. The whole thing was planned by the wonderful Gary Barlow (who I think should be knighted soon), he even recorded a special song with Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Gareth Malone, that features vocals from all the Commonwealth countries and representing the United Kingdom are the patriotic sounds of the Military wives, the song simply entitled ‘Sing’ is beautifully composed and if you don’t well up at least, well then you sir, have a heart of steel! Other performances belonged to Dame Shirley Bassey, Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder and Madness. I’m not really a fan of Sir Paul McCartney, but I approve that he sang Live and Let Die (one of my favourite Bond songs). I think that Hey Jude could have been sung at the end by all the performers, but alas that didn’t materialise. There were many other singers, but the ones I mentioned are the ones that are memorable for all the right reasons! The night ended with the Queen sticking the diamond shaped Crystal into the podium to light the Jubilee beacon, then after that there were some spectacular fireworks lasting for four minutes, a recital of the national anthem and that was it!
Tuesday had a more formal feel to the occasion. With the Duke of Edinburgh still in hospital, but getting better, the Queen headed to St Paul’s Cathedral minus her husband. They had a service marking the Queens dedication and duty to our fine country, after the service had ended, the Queen then made her way to the House of Parliament for the thanksgiving dinner in Westminster Hall (which I thought looked an awful lot like the grand hall at Hogwarts). Then after about an hour or so afterwards, the Queen made her way back to Buckingham Palace in her carriage, this time sitting next to the Duchess of Cornwall, with Prince Charles opposite them both. Once they got inside the Palace, they then appeared on that famous balcony to watch another Royal Flypast, although this time not as grand as the one at Windsor, nevertheless though, she enjoyed it as you could see the beaming smile from one ear to another. Later in the evening, the Queen gave a special address to the country, taking time out to thank the many millions of people who turned out for this prestigious event and that she was humbled by their loyalty.
In a decades time, we will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, I really hope that Elizabeth II is there to see it and for many more years after that.
Her majesty is the one constant the world has, in ever changing times, she has never betrayed or scolded our country and she only deserves to have nothing but love, appreciation, admiration and dedication shown to her.
To her family though, she is more than just ma’am, she’s Mum, Granny, Aunty and Cousin.
Prime Ministers, Celebrities and many other notable people have come and gone, but the Queen has remained the Queen.
God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save the Queen
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the Queen!♥
Diamond Jubilee fever has spread throughout the country and its pretty hard not to hear ‘Diamond Jubilee’ every hour, this means free run on all sorts of commemorative memorabilia, from sick bags with our monarchs face on it to Gold plated coins with the patriots side profile stamped upon it. Some of the items are well made, others had no thought put in to them, the best of the worst memorabilia I saw last year, was to commemorate the marriage of William and Catherine, 99p shop had a whole range of cheap tat, and one of the items was a plush pillow, but the print was so bad, that the Duke and Duchess had death eyes, eyes black as pitch and for some strange reason, it looked like a bird pooped on Kate’s head.. Well it is from a shop that boasts everything is under a £1, what did you expect?
This year, for the Diamond Jubilee, I personally came across a mixed bag of items. The worst I saw were towels (the proper ones you dry yourself with) and tea cloths. Who would want to dry themselves with a towel that has her majestic face on? Or wipe their dirty hands on the Queens head tea towel? Unless you’re going to use them as a wall hanging, I think its downright disrespectful.
I think the best most affordable yet decent place to buy memorabilia was Lidl, they had some beautiful mugs, in boxed (cardboard round the sides) packaging.
Of course, upon asking an antique specialist if these somewhat novelty items – sick bags, tissues, toilet rolls etc. Would gain value as time goes on, the reply was ‘no’ but I suppose, what’s monetary value when it has sentimental meaning? Obviously anyone who is a collector of these things knows, to keep it in mint condition (still in its original box and unused) and to keep it safe from mould, damp etc.
If you would like to buy commemorative items from past Jubilees, royal weddings and other royal related things, check your charity shops! I volunteer for the British Heart Foundation and we always have Royal items coming through our doors, so keep your eyes peeled there, or failing that, visit collectors shops/websites and eBay!
Did you buy any memorabilia? What did you buy? 🙂
What have I been saying all along? Facebook shares flopped yesterday, after being hiked up, they fell by 11%! The Zuck dropped by double figures in one go, surely THAT has to be an achievement all in itself? Because of that lovely big drop off they wiped off a tidy $11 billion off their capitalisation (whoops!).
From the day I heard they were joining the Stock exchange, I knew it was a bad idea, facebook itself as a social network, takes 5 steps forwards and 3 steps back, there’s too much emotional attachment to it, for example, they roll out a new feature, people hate it and they take 3 steps back, then they fix a bug and take 5 steps forward. There is a constant fluctuation in the social network alone, so why they put in on the LSE and the NYSE is beyond me.
Still, we don’t see any of that profit being rolled back in to Joe Public, if it wasn’t for us, Facebook would be another wannabe social networking site gathering virtual tumble weeds.
I have no training or experience in stocks and stuff like that, because to be quite honest, its all pretty much BS, so alas I am just a mere girl, but I can see a bad idea when I know it, you wouldn’t let a recovering sword addict visit the Japanese museum of swords would you? Well its the same with facebook, in Myspace’s heyday, they didn’t go hopping around in shares did they?
Maybe, just maybe, facebook might be up there with the big daddies Gold, Silver and Banks (slow and steady wins the race and all that jazz) in 10 years time and if that happens, I will eat the entire Oxford dictionary!
Who knows, maybe stock predicting is a hidden talent of mine, but I sure as hell won’t be honing in on that, until its my very last resort.
“You can put a makeup on a pig and put it in a dress, but its still a pig!”
Just deleted some more spam from my comments and then logged in to Twitter to find some spammers tweet mentioned me! Seriously, how many times do I need to be offered viagra? I’m not a dude!
Its not just my mentions on Twitter and my comments here that get the spamflys buzzing, a great source of spam, are the trending topics on Twitter, the best one, I’ve seen on the trends was when Hyde Park was trending; Hyde Park caught in sex tape scandal, read here http://notputtingrealurlhere.btly…
Hyde Park in a sex scandal?! Its ridiculous and the spam goes no where because no one is stupid enough to click those links anyway, I think the spammers should just give up now, because everyone is wised up to the malicious software going around.
I would actually write down all the spammy usernames down and then email it all to twitter, however if I did that I would probably become a nuisance, but on the other hand, its like volunteering to clean up your local beach, so that other people can visit, enjoy it and leave with positive thoughts. So maybe, Twitter should set up a special spammers report email, and for just 10 minutes every week, everyone who can be bothered, could report spammers, then we could feel proud that we are making that internet a better place.
I know it sounds stupid, but Twitter has over 140 million users, let’s say 20 million of them are spam accounts, if just one million people reported 10 spam accounts in a day, that’s half of the fakes reported! with statistics like that, you really can’t lose!
Dealing with Spammers, Hackers, Viruses and other malicious ware, is a never ending battle, but if you can say that you helped squash them down, then hold your head up high.
Facebook isn’t excluded on this either, but it would be harder to find mass spam accounts on there as everything is so ‘private’..
Also, when I say rise above it, I am not encouraging any of you to go and camp out somewhere, I do not want the blame for the Twitter version of the Arab spring!
If you can’t make your real world a better place, then why not improve your virtual world?
Think of something that begins with ‘super’ most likely you thought of Superman or Nicki Minaj’s Superbass.. But the word on a lot of peoples lips this weekend was Supermoon.
Supermoon is the phenomenon where the moon is 13-15% closer than average when full, thanks to light pollution, car pollution and general pollution, it gives the moon an orange reddy glow, but by the time its fully up there in the sky, it goes back to its beautiful white.
The standing joke though was ‘that’s not the moon, its a flying blood orange!’. Of course there are some fantastic myths that surround the moon and even more so with the Supermoon, one of the best ones I think is the whole werewolf thing and the potential that it could bring the inner strigoi in every vampire obsessed person, if nothing else, its a great excuse to have Shakira’s She Wolf playing on repeat!
If you say to an astronomer ‘hey did you see the supermoon last night?’ They would probably reply ‘yes, but its actually called perigee-syzygy’ I much prefer to call it a supermoon thought 😉
So if you missed out on seeing it this year, you will be able to see it again June 23, 2013!
Did you get to see it or take any photos? I currently have some photos up on Twitter @LeilaniDiana if you would like to see them!