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The ASA war on gender means mum gets the power drill and dad goes to Iceland

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The Advertising Standards Authority once complained about this site. An advert featuring Page 3 stunna Lucy Pinder was sexist, they alleged. Pinder welcomed readers to Old Mr Anorak’s throbbing organ, which for filthy lucre had been sheep-dipped in Lynx,

Posted: 20th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clickbait Balls: Manchester United and Arsenal fans tricked by world’s worst journalism

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Transfer Balls: The Manchester Evening News has big news for Arsenal and Manchester United fans: “Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho talks Alexis Sanchez.”

Can it be that Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is on Manchester United’s shopping list? Having reached the

Posted: 20th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Radiohead and Slash sticks it to BDS bigots: Jewish Devils get the best tunes

When Thom Yorke’s gave BDS the finger , we cheered. You should cheer too. The monocular Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) mob demanded Radiohead cancel their show in Tel Aviv, Israel a country vast in the Bible and Leftish

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jodie Whittaker: the naked Dr Who photos too racy for tea-time telly

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That the latest incarnation of  Dr Who is a woman and not a child or a fridge freezer has not escaped the  Sun and the Daily Mail . The papers reviewed Jodie Whittaker’s pre-postgrad career in time travel and

Posted: 18th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mobikes in the canal restores faith in the spirit of Manchester

In Manchester new Chinese bikes are creating artificial reefs in the city’s waterways. It’s terrific. Although it might not be what the Chinese company behind bicycle sharing service Mobike envisioned when it launched in the UK. Can Mobike disrupt Manchester

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Break up long journeys with 30 hours of free Dr Who radio plays

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On Spotify, you can listen to  30 hours of  Doctor Who  audio dramas . The recordings feature six actor to have played the BBC’s Dr Who.

A Dr Who fan on Reddit has made the list:

Main Range:

  1. The

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thank God for Conor McGregor: antidote to the age of doubt

I’ll remember seeing Conor McGregor waiting in the ring for Floyd Mayweather (video below). How could I forget? What a sight. What style and substance. What panache. What a hoot. In the current era of can’t say that, when “inappropriate”

Posted: 15th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The weirdest Donald Trump handshake battle yet

When Donald Trump met Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France, the handshake battle was weird and intense:

When will someone just get

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charlie Gard: hope will always beat reason

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If you get delve into the steaming heap of pleading, bias, fiscal nous, screeching, virtue-signalling, baby-kissing, dreaming, pining, narcissism, spiritual zeal, butchery and guff, at the root of society, you’ll find the whole point of governance: to support human

Posted: 13th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Labour Hunt Tory MP Ann Marie Morris for making remarks she doesn’t agree with

Ann Marie Morris is proof the Tories are “still nasty”, says The National . Ann Marie Morris is proof that the Conservatives are “in chaos”, says the Mirror . Ann Marie Morris is front-page news. She’s the Conservative MP for

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CNN v HansAssholeSolo: Trump’s Reddit meme tweet exposes the old media’s thin skin

trump cnn meme When Donald Trump tweeted a meme made by Reddit user  HansAssholeSolo , CNN were upset. The meme was a mash-up of footage of Trump wrestling WWE CEO Vince McMahon to the deck in 2007 altered so that McMahon’s face was

Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barry Norman’s letter to two drunks who asked him to be their ‘honorary uncle’

“Drunk one Saturday night my friend I wrote to WONDERFUL Barry Norman asking him to become our honorary uncle,” tweets . I treasure his letter.”

 

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann found in a listicle, the child as big as the pyramids and free holiday posters

Madeleine McCann: very few words on the missing child haver featured in the national press of late. Big stories murderous terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, and the horror that engulfed lives at London’s Grenfell Tower have kept

Posted: 2nd, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hunter S. Thompson’s Top 10 albums of the 1960s

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Hunter S. Thompson was into music. “I resent your assumption that Music is Not My Bag,” he told  Rolling Stone  editor John Lombardo in 1970, “because I’ve been arguing for the past few years that music is the New

Posted: 1st, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anti-racist Chicago Dyke vexiphobics weed out the wrong kind of Jews

I’m on the Chicago Dyke March Collective (CDMC), a grassroots mobilisation and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual and transgender resilience”. But I’m not all that resilient. I am offended and terrified. I boast strong “anti-racist, anti-violent” credentials and work

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney ‘bullied’ in yet another body-shaming attack

When Wayne Rooney finally waves adieu to Manchester United, the tabloids will miss him. He’s been an environment of on-the-clock sex, foul-mouthed rants, rethreading and explosions of ferocious power and sublime skill. When he goes the Sun  will produce

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, Google News, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers put glasses on museum’s floor and people thought it was art

When we saw Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photography being passed off as a talent for anything other than parody, we recalled another example of meaningless nonsense being passed off as art. In 2016, two pranksters placed a pair of spectacles on

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This is why we hate the word ‘moist’

Words I do like and words I don’t like are many. I like “twat”, “spoon”, “bingo”, “slash”, “bins” (when referring to spectacles) and “pastry”. I don’t like “schedule” when it’s pronounced with the hard Americanised ‘k’, “cockwomble” and “moist”. On 

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell: 600 deathtraps, party political boomerangs and another lousy inquiry

News is that Grenfell Tower was not the only building swaddled in flammable cladding. The Sun  leads with “600 Fire Traps”. It sees “thousands of families living in fear” that what happened in North Kensington could happen to their home.

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn finds his natural home in Glastonbury’s police state

Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury is perfect. Corbyn will preach about the rich who aren’t able to tell you the cost of a pint of milk (cow’s not almond) while addressing the middle-aged and middle-classes who can afford the better drugs

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Someone stole the amputated toe from the Sourtoe cocktail

Amateur drinkers drink cocktails. They’re the Happy Hour dross fuel, the drinks the witless and bovine sup at moments of enforced joviality and acute self doubt. At Dawson City’s Downtown Hotel, Yukon, Canada,  the cocktail of choice is Sourtoe Cocktail

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barbie’s Ken’s got a manbun and cornrows

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Keeping in step with the times, Mattel has unleashed a new range of  Fashionistas Barbie and Ken dolls . This 40-strong platoon of dollies come in a range of shapes to reflect modern humanity’s obsession with individuality. You can

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Otto Warmbier and me: The Huffington Post’s disgusting attack on North Korea torture victim

Not long after Otto Warmbier was arrested in North Korea, the Huffington Post produced a hatchet job on the man. Entitled “North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal”, writer La Sha laid into Warmbier, using his suffering

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Enjoy an ad-free internet and keep Anorak online

For years Anorak had published daily news reviews and bursts of popular culture. Ads used to be enough to pay for the writers and the tech. But they’re not enough. Not any more. So there’s a new way to keep 

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Tell her we’re coming’: A firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower writes an open letter about that night

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A firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower has written on the Facebook ‘Save the Fire Service’. It begins: “Sent to us at STUKFS, powerful and emotional story from a firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower.” STUKFS is: Save the UK Fire

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0