For over a decade Popbitch has been filling our inboxes with badly-formatted pop culture stories that the 3am Girls wouldn’t dare touch with a five-inch fake fingernail, ranging from the candidly lurid to the hilariously bathetic and supplemented with generous lashings of the latest otter news. Sort of like Private Eye but with stories about diva strops and MDMA snorting rather than political sleaze and PFI selling (they were also WAY ahead of the game in terms of publishing the Jimmy Savile paedophilia story).
An example from their latest newsletter is that a meagre budget meant a recent Bear Grylls commercial saw Leighton Buzzard masquerading as the extreme wilderness miles from actual civilization (some might argue that’s not much of a jump). Anyway, while Popbitch’s emails have stuck resolutely to simple, text-based titillation for many years now, it seems they’ve finally decided to update things a little. They’ve launched a Kickstarter appeal to raise funds for a new tablet edition, with donors receiving everything from a limited edition Padbitch issue to party invites or even having your name written on a lamb. We urge you to give ’em a few quid.