Anorak

Key Posts | Anorak - Part 30

Key Posts Category

The Boston Marathon Bombs were the work of Muslims, the Tea Party, whites, immigrants, Nazis, al-Qaeda, anarchists and the US Government

boston marathon the sun

WHO set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon? Everyone who has an agenda knows:

Right-wingers

CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen twice suggested that “right-wing extremists” could be behind Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings… Bergen was asked to explain if the bombing could have been an act of terror. Bergen answered in the affirmative, and proceeded to name possible suspects depending on the type of explosive used.

Setting off two bombs at the end of a public race could be an act of terror. Well, he’s the expert:

“I think the actual – the constituency inside the bomb will make a big difference about how we identify the person who did this,” he explained at the end of CNN’s 4 p.m. ET hour of live coverage. The perpetrators “could be a right-wing extremist group.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 17th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bombs kill three and maim many more at Boston Marathon (photos)


boston marathon

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 15th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Justin Bieber was an Auschwitz doctor working on non-surgical mass sterilisation through sound

justin-biebe nazi

JUSTIN Bieber was once a Nazi SS wartime general, historians say. Experts who saw Bieber sign the visitor book at Anne Frank’s wartime home in Amsterdam - he wrote: “Truly inspiring to be ble to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she has belieber Would have beens” – believe the singer was once an SS stormtrooper named Helmet Wirth.

Wirth escaped to Paraguay. It is now believed his knowledge of genetics and suitcases full of baby skin and children’s organs enabled him to disguise himself as ‘Justin Bieber’.

Wirth worked in the aural desensitisation zone at Auschwitz,” explains one historian. “His job was to test sounds to see if they could create non-surgical mass sterilisation. As former chairman of the anatomy department at the Reich University in Strassburgu, Wirth’s experiments on babies enabled him to rise to the upper echelons of the Third Reich.”

Wirth recorded his experiments. He would often sing whilst he worked. Anorak played some of Wirth’s tapes to a group of teenagers. Twelve year-old Jessica Hool from Basildon, was impressed:

“OMG! You can really hear it’s Bieber.”

Holly Jones, added:

“To think that thousands of murdered children were forced to listen to Justin Bieber before they were raped and murdered shows that the Nazis weren’t all bad. My nan had Procol Harem at her funeral. It’s just a matter of taste”

Bieber fan Milly Samson added on twitter: “Ho the fuck is Anne Frank? If that bitch takes my baby maker I’m gonna fuck her up. For shit!”

 

Posted: 15th, April 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillsborough: In 1981 Tottenham Hotspur not Liverpool fans were the white working-class scum in the cage

Hillsborough private court case

IN Liverpool, two memorials to the 96 football fans who died at Hillsborough have gone on display. It was On 15 April 1989 when it happened. Liverpool were playing Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup semi-final. There was a crush of bodies in the Liverpool end. And it got worse. And worse. The fans had nowhere to go. The police would not open the gates to release the pressure. The fans begged them to. The police did nothing. To them, the unfolding human disaster was only about crown control.

As the bodies were being collected, the police, the State and the media colluded to blame the fans. They lied.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 14th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The greatest most terrifying buried alive moments in film history

buried alive

BEING buried alive is right up there in the list of things you fear most.

YOUTUBER jethack shows us the Mysterious Swaying Plant. He says it’s creepy. It is. But when I saw it I stated to think of The Vanishing, the Dutch film in which a man is buried alive. Jewthack walks off with his video to post on YouTube. He never digs beneath the wavering plant. And in a box beneath the soil a man with only a stem to breath through, screams…

Presenting the Best Buried Alive Scenes in Film.

The Vanishing

The Screaming Woman

The Candy Snatchers

Superman

Gunmen

Patrick Stewart played his drug lord role with relish, especially since it is such a change for him recently. From the press packet: With his role as the captain of the starship Enterprise, “I became everything synonymous with honor, intelligence, and rectitude,” he says. “Loomis is a delightful and refreshing alternative to that.” Indeed. In his very first appearance, we see him sitting at an open grave, where he calmly has his wife buried alive.

The Big Carnival

The Serpent and the Rainbow

Blood Simple

White Zombie

Tales of Terror

Kill Bill (Vol 2)

Casino

Creepshow

Premature Burial

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Couple caught having sex on Street View (5 of the Best)

street-view-1

A COUPLE have been caught on Google Street View, doing the sex outdoors while the Google car drove by.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 11th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Margaret Thatcher and Hillsborough: Her Press Secretary Bernard Ingham’s letter to a ‘disgusted’ Liverpool fan

Hillsborough Disaster - Margaret Thatcher Visit - Northern General Hospital - Sheffield

ANORAK has argued against a minute’s silence at football grounds for Margaret Thatcher. She was no football fan. Her time as Prime Minister coincided with English football’s slide into darkness. The nadir was the Millwall fans rioting at Luton Town. The horrors were at Bradford City (56 dead), Heysel (39) and Hillsborough. Of that last tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans – adults and children – lost their lives at the FA Cup semi-final, voices poured misinformation into Thatcher’s ear. She was a willing audience to their lies – “One officer, born and bred in Liverpool, said that he was deeply ashamed to say that it was drunken Liverpool fans who had caused this disaster, just as they had caused the deaths at Heysel.” 

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 11th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Margaret Thatcher: ‘Is Margaret Thatcher A Woman?’ asked the envious Polly Tonybee

Politics - Margaret Thatcher - 1959

IN May 1988, Polly Tonybee wrote about Margaret Thatcher in the Washington Monthly. The diatribe was entitled “Is Margaret Thatcher A Woman?”.

Yes, she was. And a mother. But Tonybee wants to present Thatcher as a man, her Spitting Image puppet made flesh.

True enough, Thatcher never gave another women a job at her Cabinet table. But, then, it was her simply being there, Britain’s first female Prime Minister, that makes her a symbol of female emancipation and power. Like her or loathe her, Margaret Thatcher believed she could be Prime Minister. And she made it happen.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 9th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glasgow leads parties to ‘mark Thatcher’s death’

thatcher dies

WORDS on Margaret Thatcher’s passing will run into the millions. But only STV has the apparent scoop that her son Mark Thatcher has also died.

In other news, over 300 people massed in Glasgow to celebrate the former Prime Minister’s death.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 8th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (20) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Can psychedelic psilocybin make magic mushrooms a cure for severe depression?

NETHERLANDS MAGIC MUSHROOMS

NEWS on Magic Mushrooms. Can they be used to cure depression? The key component is something called psilocybin. The theory is that it can stop patients dwelling on their perceived inadequacies. Psilocybin turns off the brain’s anterior cingulate cortex, an area that appears to control emotion. It is a psychedelic drug.

Says Professor David Nutt (more nominative determinism at work), neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London:

“People with depression have overactive default mode networks and so ruminate on themselves, on their inadequacies, on their badness, that they are worthless, that they have failed – to an extent that is sometimes delusional. Again psilo-cybin appears to block that activity and stops this obsessive rumination.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 8th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When football kits clash changes are inevitable: a history of soccer disasters

FLASHBACK looks at football kit changes. When both teams are wearing the ame kit,

Are you Crystal Palace in disguise?

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Crystal Palace v Barnsley - Selhurst Park

There’s only one conceivable reason why any of the 21,281 spectators at Selhurst Park are likely to remember Saturday’s match between Crystal Palace and Barnsley: both team played in Palace kits. The Eagles played in their usual red-and-blue and the Tykes donned Palace’s yellow away shirt. Whether they took advantage of the 30 percent reduction in the club shop is not known. In the event both teams played like Palace and failed to score.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 7th, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to say goodbye when you’re dying

Iain Banks British Book Awards

RIP Robert Ebert. He knew the end was coming. The film critic wrote in September 2011:

I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter. You can’t say it wasn’t interesting. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.

How do you approach the end? Iain Banks, the writer, is unwell. He took to his blog:

I am officially Very Poorly.

After a couple of surgical procedures, I am gradually recovering from jaundice caused by a blocked bile duct, but that – it turns out – is the least of my problems.

I first thought something might be wrong when I developed a sore back in late January, but put this down to the fact I’d started writing at the beginning of the month and so was crouched over a keyboard all day. When it hadn’t gone away by mid-February, I went to my GP, who spotted that I had jaundice. Blood tests, an ultrasound scan and then a CT scan revealed the full extent of the grisly truth by the start of March.

I have cancer. It started in my gall bladder, has infected both lobes of my liver and probably also my pancreas and some lymph nodes, plus one tumour is massed around a group of major blood vessels in the same volume, effectively ruling out any chance of surgery to remove the tumours either in the short or long term.

The bottom line, now, I’m afraid, is that as a late stage gall bladder cancer patient, I’m expected to live for ‘several months’ and it’s extremely unlikely I’ll live beyond a year. So it looks like my latest novel, The Quarry, will be my last.

As a result, I’ve withdrawn from all planned public engagements and I’ve asked my partner Adele if she will do me the honour of becoming my widow (sorry – but we find ghoulish humour helps). By the time this goes out we’ll be married and on a short honeymoon. We intend to spend however much quality time I have left seeing friends and relations and visiting places that have meant a lot to us. Meanwhile my heroic publishers are doing all they can to bring the publication date of my new novel forward by as much as four months, to give me a better chance of being around when it hits the shelves.

There is a possibility that it might be worth undergoing a course of chemotherapy to extend the amount of time available. However that is still something we’re balancing the pros and cons of, and anyway it is out of the question until my jaundice has further and significantly, reduced.
Lastly, I’d like to add that from my GP onwards, the professionalism of the medics involved – and the speed with which the resources of the NHS in Scotland have been deployed – has been exemplary, and the standard of care deeply impressive. We’re all just sorry the outcome hasn’t been more cheerful.

A website is being set up where friends, family and fans can leave messages for me and check on my progress. It should be up and running during this week and a link to it will be here on my official website as soon as it’s ready.

Iain Banks

- ENDS -

How do you face the end? 

Posted: 5th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In epic photos: One World Trade Center rises from Ground Zero New York

NEW YORK City’s One World Trade Center is up. It occupies part of the Ground Zero site when the Twin Towers once stood. When completed, the tower will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere – 1776ft high. Visitors will be able to stand on the observation deck – floors 100 to 102 – and look out at the great city.  After 11 years that wonderful view is back. We’ll never forget 9/11. But – you know what – up yours Al Qaeda. In your face. We win:

Trade Center Bombing

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1972: School’s out in London for Steve ‘Ginger’ Finch and the Schools’ Action Union strike

Protests - Schools Action Union Protest at County Hall

Photo: A boy is held around the neck by a helmetless policeman during scuffles outside County Hall, Lambeth, where schoolchildren were demonstrating in support of the demands put forward by the Schools Action Union, which had called a one day strike of London pupils. 17/05/1972.

ON the 4th May 1972 about 200 boys aged between 11 and 16, put down their pencils and rulers at Quinton Kynaston School in the Finchley Road near St John’s Wood in North London, in a protest over unpleasant school dinners, caning, and the conformity of school uniforms. They swarmed over the school wall and not knowing really what to do next, decided to all go home, writes Rob Baker.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United’s ‘hurt’ Rio Ferdinand loses to Chelsea’s honest broker John Terry

Soccer - FA Cup - Quarter Final - Replay - Chelsea v Manchester United - Stamford Bridge

MANCHESTER United’s Rio Ferdinand is a terrific player whose decision not to play for England was an elegant revenge for once being overlooked in favour of Chelsea’s John Terry. Ferdinand only got the call because the obnoxious Terry has retired from international football. Ferdinand could have used the moment of his selection to tell everyone at the FA what he thought of them in words of one syllable. But he chose not to rake over old ground and mention the row between his brother Anton Ferdinand and Terry. He just said he’d like to play for England, got picked, then explained that his treatment schedule wouldn’t allow him to play, before heading to Qatar for a spot of media work. Mindful of Ferdinand’s grace under fire, we wondered what it would be like when United played Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Terry never got on the pitch, acting as an unused substitute. The monocular Chelsea fans, predictably, jeered Ferdinand’s every touch. Just as they did when the teams’ last played at Stamford Bridge.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 2nd, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mick and Mairead Philpott did kill his six children before they went dogging

House fire in Allenton

MICK Philpott, 56, set a fire to his home at 8 Victory Road in Derby. The May 11 2012 fire killed six of his children. He is guilty of manslaughter. He never meant to kill. He meant to frame his former mistress, Lisa Willis. She lived with Philpott and Mairead Philpott, his wife, 32. He would sleep with the women on alternate nights.

Then in the February before the fire, Lisa left. Philpott wanted revenge.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 2nd, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Miliband used Paolo Di Canio and left Sunderland with the better man

miliband di canio

PAOLO Di Canio has caused “outrage” at Sunderland. The Sun says “thousands of furious” Mackems are turning on the club. A Rob Johnson says he is “sickened and ashamed” that Di Canio is the club’s new manager. John Hall, a 92-year-old World War 2 veteran says he would “fight the fascists all over again”. 

The Sun’s lead headline, “WAR VETS BOYCOTT ‘FASCIST’ DI CANIO”, is somewhat undone when Mr Hall’s quote is seen in full:

“I’m too old to go to matches but I’d pack it in if I was still going.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 2nd, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comments (13) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 19 greatest Christian gifts

YESTERDAY’S news of religious Easter eggs piqued our appetite for further Christian gifts with which to enhance our enjoyment of the holiday.

Here are just some of the myriad delights we discovered.

‘Inspired by scripture’

Gift1

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 1st, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best April Fools jokes of 2013

THE best April Fools Day pranks of 2013:

* YOUTUBE deletes every video , leaving only the winners behind:

I encourage everybody to watch as many videos as possible before YouTube deletes everything tonight.” –Antoine Dodson

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 1st, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best of the Passing Show: Bolshevism, Ireland, Japanese empire and German hurt satirised

THE Passing Show was a British magazine published in the early 1920s. One section was particularly adventurous. Called Culled From The World’s Press, Culled From Sources, Through Foreign Spectacles, Through American Spectacles or Other People’s News, the feature was a look at news-based cartoons in other organs. A round-up of the satire and the funny was an exercise in editorialised news aggregation.

passing show 312

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 28th, March 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Modern Britain described in 10 photos

IF you had to describe the state of Britain today in 10 words, what would you say? In 2007, citizens entered a contest to describe the country in five words or fewer? The pick of the bunch was ‘Dipso fatso bingo asbo Tesco’. How would that be illustrated? What ten pictures would show the world what GB is like to live in? These are our Top Ten – a guide to live in Blighty:

Spotter

Posted: 27th, March 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Monty Panesar’s Flying Circus, and the other greatest sporting endings

MONTY Panesar’s Flying Circus, and the other greatest sporting endings

Cricket - Third Test - New Zealand v England - Day Five - Eden Park
As Monty Panesar dived comically to slide his bat over the popping crease and set up England’s great escape against New Zealand in Auckland, he and his teammates provided a finale worthy of the ten greatest sporting climaxes of all time. And competition for places is nothing if not fierce…

Cricket first, and in 2009 Monty was of course involved at the business end of the first test match to be played at Cardiff, when England clung on to save the game, and set up their second successive home Ashes series victory. Better still, though, was…

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 27th, March 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Hypocrite’ Piers Morgan and his ‘buddy’ Snoop Dogg prove the gun nuts right

snoop dogg piers morgan

PIERS Morgan wants tighter gun control in the US of A. The CNN host can be seen posing with Snoop Dogg on his Twitter profile. This makes him a hypocrite, right?

@JeromeEHudson thinks so. He tweets (via):

I’m not sure if the Sandy Hook families will approve of your “buddy” relationship with a rapper who glorifies shooting people. @piersmorgan

@BenHowe thinks so. He tweets:

I had no idea that @piersmorgan‘s twitter cover was him posing with a guy that made his fortune rapping about shooting ppl (and may have).

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 24th, March 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


22 cats that look like pin-ups

WE at Anorak love pin-ups. We are, however, less certain of cats. Can pin-ups save the feline terrors?

cat pin up girls 21

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 22nd, March 2013 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The decline of English centre backs is a myth

SOCCER

IN “Dying breed: The decline of the English centre back is bad news for Hodgson” Martin Keown laments the state of English-born defenders. He illustrates the decline with some examples. He writes in the Daily Mail:

Look at the Under 21 squad of 20 years ago and the likes of Darren Anderton, Andy Cole, Steve McManaman, Rob Jones, Ugo Ehiogu and Lee Clark were all playing regularly for their clubs.

Aside from the former Aston Villa player Ugo Ehiogu, none of the others Keown cites operated in central defence.

That England Under 21 team on 7/9/1993 was (see above): UGO EHIOGU, IAN WALKER, MATT JACKSON, CHRIS SUTTON, GARRY FLITCROFT, NEIL COX, BRYAN SMALL, ANDY COLE, STEVE MCMANAMAN, JAMIE REDKNAPP, DARREN ANDERTON.

The central defenders were:

Ugo Ehiogu played 4 times for Villa in the 1992-1993 season.

Neil Cox: played 14 times for Aston Villa in the 1992-1993 season.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0