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January 15, 2005 7:09 AM   Subscribe

The Brampton Bugle News, Culture, Health, Fashion, Jobs and much, much more. The charming English village of Brampton in Derbyshire goes on-line. Brampton’s Website offers a “behind the scenes” view of British village life written by the people themselves (and most of them seem to contribute). Click also on the banner/display adverts which provide deeper insights. Some pages have sound….when you least expect it! Other than that, SFW.
posted by JtJ (10 comments total)

Ah, JtJ... If only this were real — I would move to Brampton poste haste. Terribly wonderful.
posted by taz at 7:30 AM on January 15, 2005

Actually, I see in the Jobs section that they have a position open for a Boffin. I've been mistaken for a boffin before... I think I might apply.
posted by taz at 7:35 AM on January 15, 2005

See also The Framley Examiner.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 7:35 AM on January 15, 2005

This is indeed a really shitty rip-off of the Framley Examiner.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:58 AM on January 15, 2005

I didn't realise it was possible to do a parody that contained no shred of humour at all. Remarkable.
posted by Hogshead at 9:08 AM on January 15, 2005

Wow, that's lame.
posted by me3dia at 12:45 PM on January 15, 2005

Brampton is a real place by the way. I have a friend who lived there for several years. A rather unnotable place, I must say, though full of all sorts of freaks, geeks, and closed minded little Englanders I hear.
posted by wackybrit at 1:28 PM on January 15, 2005

Turns out I was getting confused with Brampton in Cambridgeshire. Never mind!
posted by wackybrit at 4:13 PM on January 15, 2005

This Framley stuff is gold. The Fag Break borders on Dadaism; the joke list and comic come close enough to content to frustrate and tease the reader. This is the technique I enjoy in Homestar Runner: the feeling that a child or someone foreign to a culture has rebuilt a cultural artifact, hanging onto scraps and surface and misunderstanding all meaning.
posted by NickDouglas at 7:31 PM on January 15, 2005

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