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' Oh, woe is me'
Member Name: Emma1973
Date: 25/01/03, updated on 25/01/03 (109 review reads)
Advantages: Can be faintly amusing
Disadvantages: Misery, Misery, cooking
Yet another of those magazines that panders to the whims of women. Gossip,gossip, a few celebs, some clothes, a bit of cookery and yet more gossip? Are we really that insipd?
Well seeing as how popular these massive range of mags are I have to concur that they majority of us are!
I think the very name 'Chat' implies what kind of mag this is, solets take a look inside its cover.
As useful we're confronted by beautiful people and their going' ons and a couple of film review, really inane stuff, we get treated to knowing that Michael Douglas fancied the missus cos of her tap-dancing skills, and for some reason it usually has some celebrity moaning about their ugly bits, personally I feel a sense of satisfaction when I SEE Cameron Diaz's really bad acne, even my skin isnt as bad as that. I tell you they want that bloke who sorted out Kate Winslet!
And flicking through it gets more gruesome, a woman explanings how she fell in love with and had a child by her biological child after meeting him after 26 years! And we find out how to save money by using bubble wrap instead of frosted glass for a cheap and goodlooking way to make the most of ordinary glass, and how to make the most of mashed potato, I kid you not!
I suppose the health pages are useful, tips about keeping yourself well and always a major story, course this usually involved another story of tragedy and triumph, I', not sure selective mutism is that common.
Hmm another story of death and tragedy...then of course the obligatory soap pages. If I want to know what happens I'll watch the blooming programme!
And lets see...another story of death and tradegy...oh no, I'm wrong, its how to decorate your bathroom according to your startsign, surely they would suggest cowpats for my Taurean nature?
Another obligatory page, the beauty page, how to make oursels more beautiful, dont need it meself.
God another one.....as if I'm not depressed enough.
BLEEUURGGHH... ( wonder if they have a tip on how to get vomit out from between keyboard buttons?) sorry, its their competition to find Britains Randiest Granny, way to much info and pictures for me. Ooh and how to makes lots of different trifles, as if Birds Eye didnt do it perfectly enough!
Ok, I'm starting to look for the Prozac, the magazine is so bloody miserable, and no, I wasnt cheered up by the stories of people who's Nan had popped over from the 'other side' to tell them the toast was burning! Thankfully only another 2 stories of misery including a true crime story and the misery advice pages. And if you're someone who can identify with the miserable lot in this magazine, then you can call one of the masses of premium rate psychic lines for a bit of advice.
Of course if you ask anyone why they buy this mag, of course they wont admit its so they can wallow in another persons misery but for the competitions which is anothr big selling point, lots of cash and holidays to be won. Its all kinds of puzzles, crosswords, wordsearch, spot the difference, etc. A fairly amusing way to spend the afternoon (they are hard)
And obviously I dont buy it for the above 2 reasons, but so I can see just how normal my life is in comparison. Why you would want to spend your hard earned 70p on this veritable trailer trash of a magazine is entirely up to you!!