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War On Terror: Briefs Defend Guantanomo Bay Speedos

guantanamo-bay.jpgTHE Independent gets beneath the burka on the War on Terror.

And readers are introduced to “the case of the Guantanamo lawyer, the detainees and the illegal pair of paints”.

Lawyers, we learn, have been pressing the US Government for …

Posted: 14th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming: Blackpool Zoo Primates Agonise Over Tory Policy

john-prescott-sex.jpgWHAT does the Labour Party do on the carpet? And bear in mind that John Prescott still serves as MP for Kingston upon Hull East.

It’s just that the Times reports that at this year’s Labour Party conference in Bournemouth, …

Posted: 13th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


News Feed: Fat Americans Can Tighten Their Belts As Petrol Prices Bite

fat.jpg“RISING petrol prices could force obese American to hit the streets.”

So says the Independent, which omits to add that the rising cost of gasoline could force obese Americans to remain indoors eating home delivery, only leaving the place when …

Posted: 13th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It’s Been Emotional: Back To School For Hugs

seals.jpgIT’S back to school time. School children are dusting off iPods and polishing their trainers; teachers are dusting off the bongo drums and learning the value of hugs.

As the Telegraph says, happiness lessons are to be taught to all …

Posted: 5th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich Does Not See The Light

abramovich.jpgTHEY say he sleeps upside down with his head in pot of molten gold.

They say his London home is powered by 2,000 eunuchs chewing on white tigers’ testicles.

They say Roman Abramovich did enter the Andrew Martin shop in …

Posted: 4th, September 2007 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cops For Doughnuts And Catford Hasn’t A Prayer

catford.jpgTHE Guardian brings news of a new collection of prayers by the Church of England.

These are designed to help in “banishing the Monday blues”, and include “the thoughts of a curate from Catford, east London, on the trials and …

Posted: 3rd, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ronnie: The Autobiography, The Life And Times Keith Richards’ Stoned Sidekick

rolling-stones-keith-richards-ron-wood-2182005-boston_small.jpgONE book that you could reasonably expect to find left unread in Keith Richards’ hotel room – apart from Give Up Smoking in Ten Days – is Ronnie: The Autobiography, the life and times of his Stoned sidekick Ronald Wood.…

Posted: 29th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Return To The S.O.U.R.C.E

cast.jpgREMEMBER the Famous Five?

No, not the Fab Four… No, not Five Star…

What, none of you? Doesn’t anybody have any appreciation of our literary heritage?
The Famous Five were Dick (a “clever dick” in the days when that meant …

Posted: 28th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blondes Pass A-Levels In Record Numbers: A-Grade Melanie Slade

blondes.jpgTHIS season’s A-level results are in and the papers can confirm that – yes! – blonde girls have passed the tests in record numbers.

The first blonde is Mel Slade, formerly known as Melanie Slade and still known as the …

Posted: 17th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stoned Journalists Wanted For Channel 4 Documentary

jacqui_smith_cannabis.jpg“CHANNEL 4 has caused controversy after inviting journalists to take drugs and alcohol for a documentary.” (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

So says the Telegraph. And it’s no small shock to read that journalists need an invitation to imbibe spirits …

Posted: 16th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gap-Year Students Are No Good To Anyone

harry.jpg“GAP-year students told to forget aid projects,” say the Times’ front-page headline.

There’s a picture of Prince Harry, who took a gap from getting plastered in Boujis and playing soldiers, tending a garden in Lesotho.

Interesting to note that back …

Posted: 14th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sunday Newspapers With A Bible Supplement

bible_branding.gifFIGARO looks at the Sunday papers. And amid the section on property, cars, sport and nun fetishism sees something New:

Quote: “Do they object to getting a bag of Quaker oatmeal or Tide detergent or an AOL disc?” Paul …

Posted: 8th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adolf Hitler’s Greatest Hits

hitler.jpg“HITLER’S greatest hits.”

So begins the Times. And there is the old pop picker Adolf Hitler himself stood among a record collection.

This is no flight of fancy. The Times is not walking down memory lane wondering what Hitler would …

Posted: 7th, August 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London 2012 Olympic Logo Is One Step Beyond

olympics_2012.gif HOW do you encapsulate the Olympics in one single image? How do you capture the unending quest for glory, the physical perfection, the humanity, the dreams, the, erm, cheating, corruption and wanton drug taking? (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

Well, …

Posted: 4th, June 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (23) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Queen Elizabeth In America And A Vat Of Asses’ Milk

cleopatra-bath.jpegHER Majesty the Queen in making her tour of the old American colonies. And she’s making news.

Quote: “You do not want to see Her Majesty breakdancing or bathing in a vat of asses’ milk.” William Feaver, referring to …

Posted: 3rd, May 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Virgina Tec’s Charles Steger’s Speechless Speech

01steger.jpgCHARLES W. Steger, president of Virginia Tech on the senselessness of it all.

Quote: “I cannot begin to convey my own personal sense of loss over this senselessness of such an incomprehensible and heinous act.” Charles W. Steger, president …

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tom & Gerry


The War On Terror has a new face.

It’s got whiskers for a beard. It’s got a mouse’s head on a cat’s body. It’s Tom & Jerry. And it’s Prof. Hasan Bolkhari, a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education …

Posted: 19th, March 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Blog Review

WELCOME to roundup #108, and as many of you will know, this week brought the sad news of the sudden death of Chris Lightfoot. Many, many words have been written about Chris this week, a rundown of which can be …

Posted: 12th, March 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams & Britney Spears Are Pop Idle & Liz Hurley’s Wedding

liz-hurleys-week.jpg“IT’S very fashionable to be in rehab,” said Simon Cowell in the Mirror. “This whole thing is a total indulgence.”

Cowell, who bestrides the world of canned pop music like a Colossus in high-wasted trousers, was not supporting the therapy …

Posted: 11th, March 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Second Coming – David Beckham, Victoria Beckham & Jesus

the-second-coming-david-beckham-victoria-beckham-jesus.jpgDAVID Beckham. And much debate. Is Beckham losing his hair?

How long will it be before the trimmings from David’s sack, crack and back are woven into his scalp? How long before the back pages feature not news of David’s …

Posted: 4th, March 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Home From Home – Abu Qatada’s Jail Time

home-from-home-abu-qatadas-jail-time.jpgNO, it’s not Omar Bakri or Abu Hamza. It’s Abu Qatada.

As the Express’s front page says, this is “one of the world’s most dangerous suspects”.

Qatada is billed as “Osama Bin Laden’s right hand man”. And he could be …

Posted: 27th, February 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Look Out For The Transvestite Terrorists

RUN! Don’t walk!

If you thought Omar Bakri was mad and Abu Hamza a hook handed one-eyed purple people eater, then prepare to be terrorised out of your mind.

Here comes the new face of, alleged, Muslim extremism in the …

Posted: 21st, February 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Virtual War On Terror

SEE the motorway driver parking his car. His shoulders slump. His neck winds back in. He craves relaxation. Such are the strains of life on the road.

So he walks into the service station, orders a pot of hot caffeine …

Posted: 20th, February 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nut Bags! – Royal Lessons With Dame Helen Mirren, Robbie Williams & Sharon Osbourne

brand1.jpgTHE week brought a question: What odds Her Majesty the Queen abdicating in favour of Dame Helen Mirren?

Make that two questions: And what odds that any of the serfs would notice or mind?

Indeed, the twin pluses of watching …

Posted: 18th, February 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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Posted: 13th, February 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0