WHAT THE DAILY MASH SAID THIS WEEK
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Tuesday 9th March 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Six claims about life before the 1990s young people won’t believe.
We pay our weekly homage to www.thedailymash.co.uk
DO you want to shock younger people with tales of life in the pre-internet olden days? Here are some things to freak them out with.
You had to buy songs you didn’t like.
Otherwise known as ‘albums’, and you always knew there’d be quite a few duds on the LP as you handed over your cash in WHSmith. All were still far better than an iTunes Ed Sheeran playlist, however.
People wrote letters.
Definitely mention this because the texting generation will assume you were sitting in candlelight with a quill pen while wearing a Shakespearean ruff as you wrote a quick letter to your university girlfriend/boyfriend in 1989.
Pubs were not like now.
For vague historical and moral reasons, in the 80s most pubs shut for a couple of hours in the afternoon, with little effect on how much people drank. Food was crisps or a shit ploughman’s lunch, grudgingly served. If you asked for a coffee the barman would look at you as if you’d walked in wearing a spacesuit. And you could not see one another as you were lost in a thick fog of cigarette smoke as everyone in the pub smoked!
You couldn’t just look up anything instantly.
Thanks to Google, it’s easy to look up anything from the opening times of a local garage to the average sperm count of a male velociraptor. Unlike in the olden days, knowledge is far more accessible now, with most people getting their facts from Twitter or the Mail Online.
Car journeys involved no seatbelts and lots of smoking.
Seatbelts weren’t compulsory for everyone until 1991, and before then many dads believed they were a slur on their James Hunt-level driving abilities. All cars also had a prominently-positioned ashtray in case you couldn’t make it to the local Kwik Save without smoking 15 Rothmans.
Penknives were extremely cool.
If you’ve grown up with Playstation, it’s hard to grasp how amazing penknives were. Swiss army were the best, obviously, even though you were too young to use the corkscrew and no one has ever used the fish scaler, even the Swiss army.
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
TOP 10 + 10 PRICIEST PHOTOS IN THE WORLD
The 20 Most Expensive Photos Sold at Auction)
#20. Cindy Sherman, Untitled 92 1981 – Chromogenic color print. Sold at Christie’s New York in November 2013: $2,045,000
#19. Man Ray, Portrait of a Tearful Woman 1936 – Hand-coloured Gelatin Silver print. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2017: $2,167,500
#18. Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still 48
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Sotheby’s New York in November 2014: $2,225,000
#17. Unknown, “Billy the Kid” (Fort Sumner, New Mexico) 1879
Tin-type. Sold at Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction in June 2011: $2,300,000
#16. Andreas Gursky, Paris, Montparnasse 1993
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in October 2013: $2,416,475
#15. Andreas Gursky, Chicago Board of Trade 1997
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in June 2013: $2,507,755
#14. Man Ray, Noire et Blanche, 1926
Silver print. Sold at Christie’s Paris in November 2017: EUR 2,688,750
#13. Cindy Sherman, Untitled 153 1985
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Phillips New York in November 2010: $2,770,500
#12. Cindy Sherman, Untitled 96 1981
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2012: $2,882,500
#11. Andreas Gursky, Los Angeles 1998
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in February 2008: $2,900,000
#10. Edward Steichen, The Pond – Moonlight 1904
Gum Bichromate print over Platinum. Sold at Sotheby’s New York in February 2006: $2,928,000
#9. Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still 48
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2015: $2,965,000
#8. Richard Prince, Untitled (cowboy)
Ektacolour Print. Sotheby’s New York May 2014: $3,077,000
#7. Andreas Gursky, Chicago Board of Trade 1997
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in June 2013: $3,298,755
#6. Andreas Gursky, 99 Cent II Diptychon 2001
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in February 2007: $3,346,456
#5. Jeff Wall, Dead Troops Talk 1992
Transparency in Lightbox. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2012: $3,666,500
#4. Gilbert & George, To Her Majesty 1973
Gelatin Silver print. Sold at Christie’s London in June 2008: $3,765,276
#3. Cindy Sherman, Untitled 96 1981
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2011: $3,890,500
#2. Richard Prince, Spiritual America 1981
Ektacolor print. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2014: $3,973,000
#1. Andreas Gursky, Rhein II 1999
Chromogenic color print. Sold at Christie’s New York in November 2011: $4,338,500
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. – Thomas Jefferson
Happiness is…the quality of life we have today.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
The doctor told his patient to stop using a Q-tip, but it went in one ear and out the other.
Love is…a story and a half
A time for life as it was in the ‘80s…A time for life as it is today(and in Lockdown 3.0)
9th March 1891 Four days of storms began off England’s south coast, sinking 14 ships.
9th March 1950 Timothy Evans was hanged for the murder of his wife. Three years later John Christie admitted killing her and several other women.
9th March 1959: Barbie makes her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York.
LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE
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|People in Hospital||10,898||Change on Day||0|
|Total deaths||124,566||New Deaths 24 Hr Period||65|
|Total 1st Vaccine Dose||22,377,255||Latest Daily Figure (1st Dose)||164,143|
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