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Madeleine McCann: Sue Carroll Hymns Maddie Copperfield And Prayers For Hope

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

FERGUS Shanahan (The Sun): “McCanns must move on.”

So says the deputy editor of the Sun one day after the paper’s Morn … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (47) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Jackson’s Message To Adolescent Boys

“JACKO needs lung swap,” announces the Sun.

Readers may wonder what the king of pop wants to swap a lung for. Times are hard for Jackson and cash remains one option, although not paid in sterling, obviously.

Others possible swaps … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, December 2008 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (13) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Good God Godo Gordo It’s Gordon Brown At Christmas

“GOOD GORD,” declares the Mirror as it interviews Gordon Brown, the non-celebrity celebrity leader, who knows people who are.

In the year Gordon Brown has made his political comeback, he has learned one big thing – to listen.

Arctic … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


US Forces And Allies Step Down Hard On Zaidists Weapons Of Mass Destruction

FOLLOWING the arrest of the shoe tosser of old Baghdad, the allies have been clamping down on the usual suspects – those evil doers suspected of going about with Weapons of Mass Destruction on their feet!

All suspects will be … READ ON

Posted: 20th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Thrice-Cursed Enemies Of Kim Jong-Il

FROM the desk of the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il, aka Kim Jong-Not-Ill-In-Any Way-But-In-Rude-Health-So-Watchout, of North Korea, and not that of Gordon Brown:

Heading: “S. Korean Puppet Plot-Breeding Group’s Anti-DPRK Sabotage Moves Disclosed”

Pyongyang, December 18 (KCNA) — The moves

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Posted: 20th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cliff Richard To Get Mobile Memorial In Wimbledon’s Centre Court

SIR Cliff Richard is not dead, but one day he might be.

Says Cliff:

“There is a family plot where my father and mother are buried but I have been assured that when I do pass on a lot of

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Posted: 19th, December 2008 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tumour In Baby’s Brain Contained Body Parts And A Foot

DR. Paul Grabb is operating on three-day-old Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for Children.

An MRI scan suggests a microscopic tumor on the newborn’s brain.

The skull if opened and Dr Grabb (indeed) pulls out a baby’s foot and assorted … READ ON

Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


2008: Gordon Brown’s Non Celebrity Celebrity Year

GORDON Brown is not a celebrity. And that’s good.

Says Gordon Brown, serious politician:

I think we’re moving from this period when, if you like, celebrity matters, when people have become famous for being famous. I think you can

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Posted: 17th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cake Nazi: No Cake For You Little Adolf Hitler Campbell

HAPPY birthday, Adolf Hitler!

For he’s a jolly good…

It’s master (race) Hitler’s third birthday. A grinning blur of blond hair and blue-eyes, Hitler is celebrating his third birthday in some style.… READ ON

Posted: 17th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fast Food Rivals React To Burger King Perfume

BURGER King has brought its scent to market, allowing fans of ready-to-wear meat-based products to smell of friend beef, onions, gherkin, cardboard, bun, a flash of toilet-door-left-open-wee and ketchup away from the shopping precinct, playground and bus.

Flame “captures the … READ ON

Posted: 16th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Killed By China’s Weather Machine

REST in pieces Wang Diange, formerly of Inner Mongolia, your remains found in the wreckage of a house where a wake had been taking place.

The rain was falling. The thunder was clapping. And the mourners heard a loud explosion. … READ ON

Posted: 16th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iraqi Shoe Chucker ‘Munty’ Muntadar To Play For England

GOOD news that Iraqi journalist and champion shoe tosser Muntadar al-Zeidi has unearthed a British granny and can play cricket for England.

But first he must be released from where he is having the souls of his feet mercilessly tickled.… READ ON

Posted: 16th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Muntader al-Zaidi And The Ten Worst Protests Ever

WHAT next for Muntader al-Zaidi, the shoe thrower of old Baghdad? A spot of badinage on his socked feet?

As al-Zaidi languishes in jail, Anorak notes how unfazed Bush was by the attack. If the protest was to make Bush … READ ON

Posted: 15th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Brand Strictly Come Dancing Vote Nightmare

MORE BBC phone awfulness as Russell Brand makes a call to Strictly Come Dancing.

“Sickly Cum Revolting,” screams the Mail. “Dancing into a storm.”

“Angry Strictly Come Dancing fans have demanded their money back after the voting shambles that hit

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Posted: 15th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nickelodeon’s Big Green Global Challenge Brain Wash Game

THE Climate Kinder have a new weapon: The Big Green Help Global Challenge.

In an effort to educate and encourage action, Nickelodeon is set to release what could be the first ever online multiplayer video game that deals with

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Posted: 14th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Finger A Chicken On German TV

PETA has noticed the antics of German TV farmer Hansi who has been “sexually abusing chickens”.

The 71-year-old rose to prominence on the fourth series of German TV’s Bauer sucht Frau’ (“The Farmer wants a Wife”) – soon to be … READ ON

Posted: 14th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pardon: Rod Blagojevich Offers Senate Seat To George Bush

A MAN throws his shoe at George Bush in Iraq.

He misses. George Bush smiles. Says George Bush:

I’m OK. It doesn’t bother me. So what if he threw a shoe at me. All I can report is it is

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Posted: 14th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peddling Grief: Baby S Comes After Baby P

THE SUNDAY Mirror delivers Sean, a “NEW BABY P”.

The grief-peddling paper goes on:

Scandal of Baby S: 18-month-old taken off at-risk register and killed by his mother

Baby S? Well, with the Baby P story running out of steam, … READ ON

Posted: 14th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Kim Il Jong Dog Zoo And Farm

TO North Korea where supreme leader General Secretary Kim Jong Il give  a salutatory warning that all dogs are for study purposes and not for other pursuits:

Pyongyang, December 11 (KCNA) — The number of rare animals is steadily increasing

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Posted: 13th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eoghan Quigg Has The Madeleine McCann X Factor

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “NO CHEERS FOR TEARS”

It’s sardine munching Tony Parsons. He’s got mourning sickness.

If Eoghan Quigg wins The

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Posted: 13th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (103) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top Ten Rod Blagojevic Fingers and Hair Pictures

ROD Blagojevich is accused of wrongdoing. Has he had his fingers in the till? Those hands and that hair – they follow you around the room…

The Top Ten Blago Hair and Hand Pics Ever. Well, call it ten. Do … READ ON

Posted: 12th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Knife Crime And Media Scare Stories: 1981 Revisited

“FOR David,” says the Sun’s editorial on David Idowu who was knifed to death earlier this year.

It’s a tragic water of life. But that’s enough about David, because the Sun is soon using his death to lead into a … READ ON

Posted: 12th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Career Suicidal Thoughts With Jon Gaunt On Matthew Norman

JON Gaunt says assisted suicide “is wrong and should never be allowed”.

Gaunt writes for the Sun, owned, like Sky, by Rupert Murdoch:

“However I fully support Sky showing the assisted suicide of Craig Ewert…on Wednesday night because at least

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Posted: 12th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Actor Hoevels Cuts Own Throat On Stage

DANIEL Hoevels is on stage. He picks up a blunt stage weapon and makes to slice his throat.

He collapses with blood foaming from his neck. The audience stands to applaud Friedrich Schiller’s play Mary Stuart.

Bravo. How very realistic. … READ ON

Posted: 11th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 12 Most Wanted Least Wanted Football Chants And Chanters

GOOD news that two Spurs fans have been arrested for aiming homophobic chants at Portsmouth Town footballer Sol Campbell.

In all 16 suspects have been caught on camera singing songs about the player.

And once these are dealt with, the … READ ON

Posted: 11th, December 2008 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0