Last year, the Mail was horrified to learn that 1970s heart-throb Richard O'Sullivan had grown older than he used to be in the 30-odd years since he was at the peak of his fame:
Old Man About The House: Frail 70s heart-throb Richard O'Sullivan looks unrecognisable
Unfortunately, during the past year - in which time, presumably, no-one at the Mail has gained a single grey hair or wrinkle, or started forgetting where they left the car keys - Mail writers have not learned about the ageing process. Nor have they learned that it's not an especially pleasant thing to do to write things like this. Because here's today's bit of sawdust to fill up the website:
Can it be him? Well, it appears to be the same human being, and he actually looks pretty much the same, but...
But while the re-runs of Friends will forever immortalise him as the youthful Joey Tribbiani, time has not been so kind to actor Matt Le Blanc.
Yes, it's hard to understand I know, but in television programmes, people don't actually get older when the shows get repeated. However, in real life - and hold onto the safety rail if you feel yourself spinning - people do get older with the passing of time. Comparing anyone to how they looked in 1994 to how they look now isn't going to be a 'spot the difference' competition. We have all, I'm afraid, got a little bit older.
As I've said before, you can always compare certain Mail columnists' older pictures
with how they look now, and who'd have thought it -
- they look older too*. And so what? People get older and look a little older. It's no big deal, and it's not even something to be bothered about, except for when you need some pointless celebrity guff to churn out to fill some space, I suppose. Yes, people get grey hair and put on weight, or lose weight, or change their appearance slightly, but that's a positive thing, surely? Wouldn't the Mail's ageing readership be happy to see Matt Le Blanc turning into a silver fox, rather than pouring scorn on him for becoming slightly, well, like them?
Thanks to Adam Bienkov for discovering the awfulness of the story!
* Surprising that the author of the Matt Le Blanc article, Georgina Littlejohn, hasn't noticed the ageing process on that Mail columnist pictured above, but there you go.