Bid­ding farewell to our back page.

GQ (Australia) - - INSIDE -

We’re pen­ning you this Open Let­ter to say thanks for the mem­o­ries, even though we just sicked-up in our mouth on quot­ing Fall Out Boy. Any­way, what we’re say­ing is things are go­ing down, much like Pete Wentz’ pop­u­lar­ity. And by that, we mean we’re mov­ing on to (back) pages new. Yep, as any foot­baller who’s just lost a grand fi­nal has so po­et­i­cally opined: “We’ve had a good run, but all things must come to an end…eh.” We had some fun. Re­mem­ber that time we sin­gled out ‘chef’ Pete Evans for be­ing a right dick well be­fore the tabloids took aim? Back in the days when he was more con­cerned with ac­ti­vat­ing al­monds than the ac­tual harm­ing of ba­bies and ex­pec­tant moth­ers? And who can for­get our clas­sic take down of char­ity-minded col­leagues (wankers) or the Ikea horse­meat scan­dal (giddy-up)? We were there to in­form new dads that their de­but prog­eny was no ex­cuse for let­ting things slide – mus­cu­larly and sar­to­ri­ally – and we ea­gerly es­poused the joys of a sport­ing af­fair on the ar­rival of each foot­ball sea­son. But then 2016 came along, and it was all death, de­spair and Donald. And quite frankly, it’s that last square peg who’s brought about this split, be­cause we don’t want every back page from here to be about ig­no­rance, misog­yny and im­prob­a­ble for­eign pol­icy. Or worse. So it is that we un­link our hands and march on ahead to a spank­ing new lit­tle num­ber we can’t wait to take for a twirl next is­sue. Out.

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