Tabloid tale of man crushed by porn collection was fake


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/06/tabloid-tale-of-man-crushed-by.html


#2

There’s a reason why it’s called the Daily Fail: its “reporters” make shit up all the time.


#3

My pr0n collection weighs at least as much as a few dozen bitcoin.


#4

When he said he hoped he would die mid-orgasm, that was not what he meant.

I’m sorry, I’m a horrible monster and so is the Sieg Mail.


#5

But, it could have happened…


#6

There were also clippings from erotic magazines where it appeared the man had cut out his favourite articles, and thrown away the rest of the magazine.

Whoever wrote this has no exposure to pornography at all.


#7

Aw. I wanted to go out like that. Only with a mountain of real dolls or far enough in the future, androids. :wink:


#8

What is this, 1980? Who looks at porn magazines in this day and age?


#9

And has it also been doubling in size and/or value?


#10

Exactly. You’ll never hear of a guy who gets crushed by a 16 TB SSD drive labeled ‘pron’.


#11

#Connoisseurs.


#12

I try not to be judgemental, but I’m pretty sure 16 terrabytes is a little excessive. How do you manage to ever leave the house?


#13

The disclaimer “Based on a true story” was accidentally removed before publication.


#14

I clicked this one link and my music collection doubled in Garth. Does that count?


#15

I guess it depends on which meaning you ascribe to the word, “articles”, “a piece of writing” or “a particular item or object”.


#16

It’s hard.


#17

But it aligns with so many of my tired, cliche biases. Certainly this is a kind of truth, right? right? RIGHT! RIGHT! RIGHT!


#18

Confirmation bias is confirmation :wink:


#19

So a tabloid sourcing from another tabloid.


#20