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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Local horror videos

Happy slapping comes to Burnley. For the first time, it has been reported, one of these attacks occurred in the Lancashire market town, once home to Ian McKellen among others. There are two ways to interpret this, seeing as most local newspapers will run an equivalent story soon, if they haven't done already. The first is to treat the contagion as having spread - think of those graphics superimposed on maps in the remake of Dawn of the Dead (buy it here). Another way to make sense of it by seeing local newspapers as hitching a ride on the national story as it rumbles on.

Which is ironic, as happy slap assaults are basically a local news story gone national in the first place.


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