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After Hillsborough Liverpool fans challenge all-seater ground control

Hillsborough is back in the news. It never went away. We still await justice for the 96 people killed at the FA Cup semi-final in 1989. It took 26 years for the State to admit the dead were innocent. How … READ ON

Posted: 5th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Martin sings ‘Atheists don’t have no songs’

Steve Martin Writes Song for Hymn-Deprived Atheists

As Christmas rolls up we wonder about the atheists. Steve Martin is here to help. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform at Merlefest 2010.

 

Until now!

A little tune called “Athiests Don’t Have No Songs”

(Christians have)… READ ON

Posted: 5th, October 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail believes spoof rapper Zebadiah Abu-Obadiah wants to decapitate Nigel Farage

Knock. Knock. The anti-free speech police are surely on their way to Margate, Kent, home of “Extremist Zebadiah Abu-Obadiah”. The Daily Mail says he’s called for the death of former Ukip leader Nigel Farage. He “labels the Queen a ‘w****’ … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media balls: Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovich beats Zorya Luhansk on his holiday

Yesterday the Mirror reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovich had left Manchester United for a holiday. The Mirror said the “holiday” would mean Ibrahimovich missing Manchester United’s Europa League match with the mighty Zorya Luhansk.

The Sun agreed: “Manchester United striker Zlatan … READ ON

Posted: 29th, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No Antisemitism In Labour Watch: Jackie Walker, Jews and the Holocaust Day safe space

Look out for the “if” in Momentum vice chair Jackie Walker’s apology over what the Indy call her “‘appalling’ Holocaust comments”. She says: “If offence has been caused, it is the last thing I would want to do.”

It’s not … READ ON

Posted: 28th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Failure is healthy: Arsenal’s Theo Walcott is clear and expecting

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has grown up. “I’ve worked hard from the back end of last season and I’ve just continued to do that throughout the whole summer and that’s all I’m doing,” says the player who at just 16 was … READ ON

Posted: 28th, September 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Big’ Sam Allardyce was the manager English football deserved

‘Big’ Sam Allardyce left the England manager’s job in a hurry. It takes most a bit longer to realise how hopeless the team is and mutate into a root vegetable. Allardyce says he is “deeply disappointed” to have left the … READ ON

Posted: 28th, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Greedy Sam Allardyce trapped in ‘slavery’ sting and ‘Woy’ Hodgson insult

England manager ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce wraps the Sun in a choke hold. He’s embroiled in an alleged “dodgy deal”. The FA have launched a “probe” into his affairs.

 

Allardyce sam sting money

 

Allardyce is accused of trying to cash in on his … READ ON

Posted: 27th, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Instapundit v free speech: the censorship run down

When WBTV News of Charlotte Tweeted “LIVE NOW: Protesters on I-277 stopping traffic and surrounding vehicles. AVOID. Watch live » http://3wb.tv/1TGw8DS #KeithLamontScott”, @Instapundit, aka Glenn Reynolds responded, “Run them down.”

For that Reynolds was banned from free-speech loving twitter … READ ON

Posted: 25th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MODE Media: I Want My Money

Mode payIt’d been looking iffy for a while. We at Anorak were not the first to notice that MODE media were not the best payers. They routinely paid 90-120 days. MODE got the money into their bank accounts, used it for … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The offensive Golliwog: don’t ban it just celebrate diversity

golliwog.jpgDo you find golliwogs offensive?  The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) does. It’s banned the Ginger Pop store’s advert featuring a golliwog holding a glass of ginger bear.  The golliwog has caused “serious or widespread offence”.

The Ginger Pop store is … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne becomes an anti-free speech role model

Paul Gascoigne is not in the best of health. This we know because the tabloids love to feature Gazza in various stages of trouble. He’s back in the news for the criminal offence of telling a joke. At Dudley … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, September 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: more taxpayers’ money, Amaral’s cash and thought crimes

madeleine-2Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

The Sun bring news of “Maddie Hope”. What hope? The Sun tells us: “Madeleine McCann fund given £100k of government money to keep search alive until April.” That word “alive” … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split the children in what media hope will be a messy divorce

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will end their marriage of a whole 2 years and being together since 2004. Divorce has been triggered. She wants sole physical custody of all the couple’s collection of children – 6 of them.

The … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bacteria of the New York City subway: artist captures tiny life forms

Artist Craig Ward took sterilized sponges onto the New York sUbway system. He was looking for life invisible to the naked eye. He pressed the swabs into agar plates  and incubated them in his Brooklyn studio.

“Over the summer of … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Chelsea’s Conte and Manchester United’s Mourinho manage failure

blame mourinhoFollowing Chelsea’s home defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League, the BBC says Blues’ manager Antonio Conte “subjected his players to an angry dressing-down”. Conte “accused his players of failing to play as a team.”

The Times says Conte read … READ ON

Posted: 19th, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media training be damned: Joey Barton entertains the trolls

Thrashed 5-1 by Glasgow Celtic in the Old Firm match, Glasgow Rangers wanted to regroup. So the club’s “marquee signing” (source: BBC) Joey Barton thought it an idea to  engage in “some sharp disagreement” with team-mate Andy Halliday.

“Some … READ ON

Posted: 16th, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘The Ginger Twat Called Angus’ and other people on a South London pub’s banned list

The Half Moon pub in London’s Herne Hill has banned the following people. Santero tweeted the list, says“… it’s like a Guy Ritchie casting call.” I have to agree.

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Posted: 13th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Seven-year-old boy’s pet lion goes missing

To Russian, where a seven-year-old boy is looking for his lost cat. It’s a big cat. It’s a lion, albeit a cub.

Happily, a local in the city of Ufa spotted the lion and managed to tie it to a … READ ON

Posted: 10th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Phuc Off: Zuckerberg and Facebook’s thought police erase Napalm Girl and you’re next

Facebook napalmFacebook has a tricky relationship with censoring images. It recently censored a drawing of a human hand and banned Stephen Ellcock, who’d posted the image. But how do we stand of pictures of naked children?

Facebook’s boss Mark Zuckerberg has … READ ON

Posted: 9th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Holler Timing: Liverpool FC frozen in sponsorship hell

Liverpool have a new ‘official timing parter’. It’s a brand called Holler. This is how Holler announced the deal on their website:

 

Liverpool Holler

 

Yeah, not a single wrist in sight. Odd that a brand specialising in watches would show … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, Money, Sports, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


IKEA balls: customer who said he got testicles caught in stool comes clean

When news broke that Claus Jorstad had got a testicle trapped in an IKEA stool, he laughed. “Haha, part of the story is a lie,” he tells Altaposten. “What is true and less true I won’t go into here.”… READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


IKEA customer gets his testicles trapped in MARIUS

Claus Jørstad of Alta, Norway got his testicle trapped in a MARIUS Stool from IKEA. We mention the product’s name so that any masochists know which one to go for.

 

 

Claus was seated on his stool in the … READ ON

Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Only the fearful sneer at ‘Giant Troll’ Milo Yiannopoulos

You don’t have to like him to support his right to free speech. Ann Althouse gets it:

“ABC’s Nightline goes after Milo Yiannopoulos and I’ve never bothered with this guy one way or the other… but this ham-handed effort to

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Posted: 6th, September 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The incredible insect highway over your heads

The air is alive with insects. The wasp you saw was nothing. In the troposphere, there are billions of insects riding over your head. Take a look:

 

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Posted: 5th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0