reviewed by socialists
Scottish Socialist Voice has given wreckered a website of the month
review. While we welcome the positive tone of the remarks (below) let
the socialists beware. Wreckered will be neither bought nor flattered
by the ravings of the left. Nor shall our independent right to speak for
the silent majority be compromised.
WEBSITE OF THE MONTH by Mark Woffenden
It's quite hard to do a review of a satirical website without just wanting
to reproduce all the jokes from it. Wreckered.co.uk calls itself a "comedy
tabloid newspaper", and its content will make entertaining viewing for
anyone who reads and is reduced to hysterics by the so-called 'real' tabloids.
Dividing itself up into lifestyle, sport, news and opinions sections -
just like a real tabloid newspaper - Wreckered leads its current second
edition with a story about Saddam Hussein's plans to develop unclear weapons
- smart bomb technology unsure what it's supposed to be doing. Headlines
such as "Britney clothed photo fury" are developed pithily, not falling
into what I like to call "The Onion Trap" by taking a joke and hammering
every last bit of funniness out of it, flogging a concept until it gets
really boring, going on and on and on with an idea until you aren't actually
enjoying it any more and are a bit bored, in fact.
Not with Wreckered! Succinct, up to date and - for me, anyway - laugh
out loud funny, this site has the potential to grow into something a bit
culty, like Viz magazine, or perhaps Chris Morris' The Day Today programme
(especially with the jet pack-wearing flying paedophiles idea). But in
an online format.
Scottish Socialist Voice can be found at http://www.scottishsocialistvoice.net
Thanks to Mark for the review.