The Award Winning Satirical Newspaper
SCANDALOUS is a Scottish based satirical magazine specialising in poking fun at the recent events, mainly revolving around the British Political Scene. Founded by Professor J. Moriarty in early 2013, the magazine immediately rose to an esteemed position amongst the growing satirical industry that was flourishing at that time, predominantly amongst members of the Cult party The Real Spamicans, to whom Moriarty was a prominent member, and after a brief disappearance is once again growing in popularity as of October 2013.
Before he began work as editor of SCANDALOUS, Professor Moriarty was editor of the semi-serious tabloid newspaper "The Scottish Independent". It was working for this newspaper that his skills as a satirist were first proven, examples of his humour found in the first article nationally released. The Scottish Independent continued printing for a long time before satire and humour began to once again creep into the folds, and after the release of one article, "Plato Unleashes New Weapon",, business began to boom. One long-time subscriber, a Mr Iain Keers, described the article as "very amusing", and Moriarty began to stray towards the more comical side of publishing.
There was notable baiting of the Irish in a series of articles which left the editor amused at the outbursts from the foreigners, who were at the time losing to the UK. There is also the unofficial first SCANDALOUS article, which appeared in 2012 and accused the King, Woldy, of executing the majority of the public service.
The Scottish Independent also ran various comics during its short spell in publication, including the highly treasured "eUK Ungulates" Series, which introduced the eUK's favourite mascot and animal, Kevin the ESO Trivia Goat.
The Emergence of SCANDALOUS
In early 2013, Professor. J Moriarty left his position as editor of the Scottish Independent to form his own satirical magazine, with the name SCANDALOUS. Bringing with it a tonne of subscribers from his old job, SCANDALOUS was an instant hit from the first issue, surprising with a pulp hit about the Attack of the Seven-foot BigAnts. The magazine would later publish several more editions featuring the fictional yet loveable rogue character of BigAnt, or the PowerCrab as he was briefly known as.
This popular and well-read article was quickly followed by the first SCANDALOUS interview, with the former presidential candidate Bob Bloggs. Relationships subsequent to this interview with the man can only be described as frosty, although his fanbase made a big deal out of the interview. Many of Bloggs' comments went down in SCANDALOUS history for their quotability. He famously stated after its publication that "I'm glad you published an article on me but i have to disagree about the rudeness- i wasn't in a good mood when i answered some questions".
A Selection of Reviews
Both Good and Bad
"I tip my hat for the comedy value." - Myheadstone
"This made my day, I take my hat of to your sir, nicely done!" - Future eUK President Bohemonth4
"i won't answer jibber jabber" - Fan favourite Commie Basher and Minor Celebrity Bob Bloggs during an interview.
"Your investigative journalism shines through yet again, you must have some sources deep in government!" - Royal Captain CptChazBeard
"Better than Carol Ann Duffy any day" - Joseph Quimby
"Your ability to write poetry is dreadful." - p00kachu
"Thank god for Prof Moriarty" - Horrice G Fossil
"lol you are so wacky" - Cummander Dopper
"what do bladders have to do with an electoral interview?" - Bob Bloggs
"OH MY BOB, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!" - Stianoux
"Sometimes, I've been close to laugh but I didn't actually laugh" - Alphabethis
"I bet half your friends are wookies too, eh?!? *cough* Racist! *cough* " - Ex-UK CP WookieO