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The decline of man: the steady emasculation of our role models

THE decline of Man: modern man is in a state of crisis, reared on a diet of creams, depilated, patent skin and self-tanning unguents. Here, Anorak looks at the fall of manhood.

Actor George Clooney arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

 

“I never fixed my eyes, but I

Posted: 24th, July 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brands use the royal baby to flog their crap – the best and worst examples of desperate marketing

ASK not what your  can do for your future King but what your future King can do for you. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son is but a few hours old and already he’s working  hard:

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Posted: 22nd, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hyperflesh masks of Jack Nicholson, Ron Jeremy, Mike Tyson, Barack Obama and Charlie Sheen

OI, big head, you’ve got a  hyperflesh masks of Jack Nicholson, Ron Jeremy, Mike Tyson, Barack Obama and Charlie Sheen head.

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Spotter: BlessThisStuff, Landon Meier

Posted: 22nd, July 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artichoke: Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson are a vegetable sculpture

ONCE upon a time, Charles Saatchi was a figure of mystery,  a man who sold us the Conservative Party and told us that a pickled, halved shark in a vat of preservative was high art. Then he married TV cook …

Posted: 22nd, July 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Passports of the rich, famous and enviably photogenic

EVERYONE, save for her blessed Majesty The Queen, needs a passport to travel overseas.  (A British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, so it is unnecessary for The Queen to possess one.) This mean that Her Majesty …

Posted: 19th, July 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pictures of famous people posing with animals

FAMOUS people and animals. Do the pets make the famous faces look more of less lovable? Are the pets just props?

Sofia Loren

 

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Posted: 19th, July 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pictured at the moment of his capture beats Rolling Stone for cool and iconic

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SGT Sean Murphy was there when alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured hiding beneath the cover of a boat. He took photos. This one shows the 19-year-old carrying the red dot of a sniper’s rifle laser sight on …

Posted: 19th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wati Holmwood: photos of the hated State of Origin streaker

STREAKER of the year is Wati Holmwood, who invaded the St of Origin ruby match, very possibly ruining it. He says: “It all happened so quickly, I don’t know what was going through my head. I just wanted to make

Posted: 18th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Left wing hates Israel because it despises the Western way of life

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TODAY I took part in a debate about the left’s attitude to Israel at the Jewish Free School in London. My opening remarks are published below.

For me, the most striking thing about the left’s attitude to Israel is how …

Posted: 17th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (61) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trayvon Martin: Juror B37 and her book’s agent crawl back under their rocks

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JUROR B37 sat on the George Zimmerman trial that questioned how Trayvon Martin came to be shot dead. She and her five colleagues cleared Zimmerman of murder. And then B37 got to thinking about her career. How about a book? …

Posted: 16th, July 2013 | In: Books, Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TV news misreports Asiana pilot names as ‘Sum Ting Wong’ and ‘Wi Tu Lo’

WHEN Asiana Flight 214 crashed onto the tarmac in San Francisco, Oakland’s KTVU cranked up the journalisomobile and “confirmed” the names of the pilot and crew.

 

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Posted: 13th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Girl-hating gamer boys: Quit thinking with the Smaller of Your Two Heads

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ACCORDING to 1980s pop culture stereotypes, anyone who likes computers is compensating for being a socially clueless nerd who cannot get laid.  Kudos to pop culture for evolving beyond that, but why the hell are today’s gamer boys trying …

Posted: 13th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne heads to Liverpool to die in peace

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WE’RE not looking for sharks in the seas off Britain this silly season. We’re looking for former footballer Paul Gascoigne having a drink, or “committing suicide”, the Sun calls it.

THE Sun today calls on Britain’s pub landlords

Posted: 13th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Internet and the old-guard media disagree on the cult of Edward Snowden

Demonstrators burn a coffin and a replica of Uncle Sam outside the U.S. embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, July 8, 2013. Bolivia's President Evo Morales has accused the United States of pressuring European governments to deny his plane permission to enter their airspace amid suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden might have been onboard. Venezuela and Bolivia both made asylum offers to Snowden over the weekend, and Nicaragua has said it is also considering his request. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

THANK Zod for the Internet, especially Twitter, because without them you’d be hard-pressed to know anybody here in America is rooting for poor Edward Snowden these days.

There’s a disturbing divide in the national opinion—you can find exceptions in either …

Posted: 9th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Virginia Wade heads a list of British Wimbledon champions erased from the record books

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WHEN Andy Murray won Wimbledon some of you might have picked up the whiff of misogyny. Had he really ended the 77 year wait for a British Wimbledon Champion? Was he the first British champions since Fred Perry built a …

Posted: 9th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Council wants to ban the ‘intimidating’ England flag – St George’s Cross makes you look white working class

 

A man writes a message of support for the England football squad on a giant Saint George's Cross flag, in Trafalgar Square, central London ahead of the World Cup game against Algeria

WELWYN and Hatfield Community Housing Trust wants it tenants to stop flying flags. It says the flags could be “intimidating“. But they can be flown when they are in reactions to national celebrations or a sporting occasions.…

Posted: 7th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fartgate: the great ‘iconic’ wind-passing moments from the cultural archives

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As The Archers Fartgate rumbles on, we look back at those great ‘iconic’ wind-passing moments from the cultural archives.

 

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When Jezza McCreary recently passed wind in Radio 4’s The Archers, he was not …

Posted: 7th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1978 Sex Pistol John Lydon told the BBC he’d like to murder Jimmy Savile (audio)

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IN October 1978, when Jimmy Savile was in his paedo pomp, seducing kids on the BBC with the vow that Jim’ll Fix It and spinning the discs on Radio 1, Johnny Rotten wanted to murder him.  In this clip, John …

Posted: 7th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Middleton: The most hateful Royal baby souvenirs

DUCHESS Catherine Windsor, nee Kate Middleton, is expecting a baby. The excitement outside the maternity wards at London’s St Mary’s hospital is at fever pitch. They are there to stare. But not only stare. Some subjects have prepared gifts. Let’s …

Posted: 5th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Professor Green calls female journalist a ‘fat whore’ for invading his privacy – works for Chinese mobile phone company accused of spying

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WHEN The People’s Katie Hind wrote about Professor Green, the singer was upset.

He tweeted:

She practically

Posted: 4th, July 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Egypt deposes the Muslim Brotherhood: the best Anti-Obama banners

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LOOKS like the Arab Spring is over in Egypt. President Morsi has been toppled by the military. The Muslim Brotherhood must be a tad disappointed that a secular dictatorship is back in charge. Will they back any new Government?

Posted: 4th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0