10 February 2012
At Octopus, we start our day with the papers. We have
done so since the day we launched ourselves into the world at
Octopus Towers nine years ago.
It's so ingrained that it's almost a religion (not a proper one
obviously, more like Jedi-ism or Scientology). Although we have
modernised over the years, adding RSS to our inky fingered news
search in the morning, the principles are still very much the
With our collective noses buried daily in the papers we know
immediately when we have arrived at Silly Season each year.
The annual parade of nonsense stories (and, let's be honest, a good
helping of PR guff) to fill the otherwise empty news pages.
This year, Twitter has made it all the worse, with farcical
stories shouted and bounced off the walls of the online
But if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Herewith, my most
stick-in-the-mind Silly Season contributions so far. An interesting
sign of the times that so many are about fat issues?
Most Pet Dogs Are Too Fat, Study Finds
One sausage is apparently much better than three
3) Call us fat,
not obese (and later we are 'sleeping' not dead)
anglers mourn death of giant carp
Cheltenham chicken lays giant egg, but it's not as big as
If you've seen any better (or should that be worse?)
examples of Silly Season in action please do leave us a comment and
let us know!
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