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Hold Ye Front Page. The History of the World, presented as Front Pages from the often controversial UK tabloid, The Sun

Some of the most significant events in History, Science and Sport, documented in the style of The Sun
posted by IanMorr (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Isn't the real Sun bad enough?
posted by Jim Slade at 9:06 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Sun was there.
posted by Capt. Renault at 9:09 AM on September 30, 2011


1939: At Least He'll Make the Trains Run On Time.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:10 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I thought it was a satire the Sun and I was like "well, it's KIND OF funny but not really biting".
posted by DU at 9:12 AM on September 30, 2011


History Bites was a great show with a similar premise. The Comedy Network. airs reruns and of course it can be found on the youtubes
posted by h0p3y at 9:13 AM on September 30, 2011


1939: At Least He'll Make the Trains Run On Time.

That would be the Daily Mail, the Sun would be more concerned with trying to get topless pictures of Eva Braun for page 3.
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:46 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


And wouldn't be "All This And He'll Make The Trains Run On Time"?
posted by DU at 9:46 AM on September 30, 2011


Our Dumb Century, better, etc.
posted by damehex at 10:12 AM on September 30, 2011


Well the page 3s for these would certainly be interesting!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:22 AM on September 30, 2011


I preferred 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates.
posted by jenkinsEar at 10:37 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Sun has the best headlines.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:31 AM on September 30, 2011


The Sun has the best headlines.

New York Post, April 15, 1983. "HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR"
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:09 PM on September 30, 2011


Is it deliberate that the Buddha one features a picture which is actually the "laughing Buddha", not Buddha (ie Budai, not Gautama)?
posted by Segundus at 2:41 AM on October 1, 2011


New York Post, April 15, 1983. "HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR"

Ahem...

"Murdoch imported the sensationalist "tabloid journalism" style of many of his Australian and British newspapers, such as The Sun (the highest selling daily newspaper in the UK). This style was typified by Post's famous headlines such as “Headless body in topless bar” (shown on the right)."
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:18 AM on October 1, 2011


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