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Playboy – 11 great cartoons from yesteryear

PLAYBOY magazine isn’t just about the articles. It’s about the cartoons, too:

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Let us eat badgers (unless you’re Brian May who advocates cannibalism)

MUCH has been howled at in terms of the imminent badger cull. Badgers, you see, are not only pretend cute (cute from afar, tearing your face off and much larger than expected up-close) but they’re also meme-friendly and the pal of Bodger. To kill off a load of them would be to hurt many-a-feeling. However, the living half of Two Fat Ladies, Clarissa Dickson Wright, has just the solution!

Eat badgers.

That’s right. We should totally eat a protected species. She ate them when she was younger and, if a cete of badgers should get offed, then we humans should gorge on their gigantic bodies. Provided we don’t catch tuberculosis from them.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Richard Littlejohn says only white natives of Albion can afford an iPhone5

THE Daily Mail’s in-house game of tag-team troll baiter selects Richard Littlejohn as today’s tosser:

Below the headline “Has Apple opened a Sangatte?” and a photo (see left) of people queuing up in London’s Covent Garden for the new iPhone 5, Litteljohs notes:

If you want a graphic illustration of how unfettered immigration has changed the demographic make-up of Britain, look no further than the picture in Saturday’s Mail of the crowd waiting for the Apple store in London to open.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mark Webber is Formular One’s best champagne squirter: the 2012 season in photos

WHO is the best champagne podium squirter in Formula One? No contest. It’s Mark Webber:

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McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain  left, and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany spray champaign after during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 18, 2012.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What happened when Leo Traynor met his Twitter Troll

LEO Traynor met a troll. He left twitter when he was tageted. He joined twitter in May 2007. In July 2009, he received a message:

“Dirty f*cking Jewish scumbag”

He blocked the messages. But more messages came. He was inundated. His Facebook account was hacked, his blog was spammed and his email address “flooded with foulmouthed and disgusting comments & images. Images of corpses and concentration camps and dismembered bodies.”

He ignored the abuse, thinking the idiot (s) would grow tired of it and leave him alone. Then Leo’s wife joined twitter and identified herself as “The long suffering wife of @LeoTraynor”.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why didn’t Jeremy Forrest wait until Megan Stammers was 16? Well…

MEGAN Stammers is the 15-year-old schoolgirl who has legged it to France with Jeremy Forrest, the 30-year-old who teaches her maths at Bishop Bell School in Eastbourne.

Forrest married Emily Faulder, 31, in Brighton last year.

East Sussex County Council says they were investigating the relationship when the teacher and his pupil went missing. Stammers and Forrest were, reportedly, seen holding hands on the way back from a school trip to Los Angeles in February.

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There’s science, bad science and then there’s the gays and drugs story

THE Daily Mail tells us that the gays are taking more drugs than the rest of us:

Gay people are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, a new study conducted over two years has found. And one in five show signs of dependency on drugs or alcohol. The report, conducted by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire, sampled more than 4,000 people over two years.

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Money, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Can the police use Andrew Mitchell to make themselves look better?

WILL Andrew Mitchell go down in history as the man who created gate-gate, the ultimate post-Watergate gate story? Mitchell, the Government Chief Whip, denies calling police guarding Downing Street a “pleb” or “moron”. He does, however, regret not showing police “the amount of respect I should have done”.

Mitchell wanted to take his bicycle through the main Downing Street Gates. Police said he couldn’t. The Sun says he told a constable:

“Best you learn your fucking place. You don’t run this fucking government. You’re fucking plebs.”

Mitchell now says:

“I have apologised to the police, I have apologised to the police officer involved on the gate and he’s accepted my apology and I hope very much that we can draw a line under it there.”

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best Apple IO6 maps fails (brought to you from Berlin, capital of Antarctica)

LIKE you, we at Anorak get our maps hand-painted. But some of you like to consult Apple’s iPhone Maps App. Of course, if you do, you are very possibly now lost in looking for Melton Mowbray in Thailand, which as we all know, is called Siam:. This site has collated some of the best misdirections on Apple iOS6:

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twitter hunt for @RobbyWallis who says Manchester United players should die in another Munich

HOW did the match between Liverpool and Manchester United go? Did the fans reacts well to Alex Ferguson’s call for peace and harmony? Well, United were fortunate to win 2-1. No-one called anyone a “negrito”.  But on twitter @RobbyWallis had much to say. One idiot from millions of sane people who think death is not to be celebrated and mocked symbolises nothing. Unless you want it to:

Says Stan Collymore as he forwards the tweet to his followers: “Should never be allowed anywhere near Anfield.Pure filth.”

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arm all police officers? Depends if you’re Jean Charles de Menezes, Marc Duggan, Pc Fiona Bone or Pc Nicola Hughes

PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes were murdered on duty. Last summer, when Marc Duggan was shot dead by police, the call was for less police guns. When unarmed Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police as he ran for the Tube, did arming all police look like a sensible answer to maintaining law and order?

Now two policewomen have been murdered the call is for more guns. As ever, we hear from the grieving:

Pc Fiona Bone’s father:

“I never expected this. It’s so hard to take. He deserves to be hanged but I know we’ll never get that.”

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Posted: 20th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World Cup Mascots: From Willie to the Nutty Armadillo

SO, an armadillo it is.

Not the most obvious choice for Brazil’s World Cup mascot, but then the nut had already been by Crystal Palace’s legendary P. Nut, and the connotations of the word “Brazilian” are hardly suitable for a family-friendly cuddly toy.

Anyway, it’s all for a good cause – raising awareness of an endangered species – and it’s not as if other country’s efforts haven’t had their own idiosyncrasies.

England 1966: World Cup Willie

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Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Guardian continues to lie abut the Mavi Marmara raid

BACK in May 2012, Conal Urquhart told Guardian readers that Israel had offered £4m compensation to Turkish victims of the raid on the Mavi Marmara flotilla. The boat was bound for the Gaza Strip when Israeli commandos landed on deck.

There is much dispute as to what happened. But Urquart is misleading:

Turkey cooled diplomatic relations with Israel after nine of its citizens were shot dead by Israeli commandos who landed on the Mavi Marmara to prevent its passage to Gaza. Protesters on the ship repelled the first wave of lightly armed commandos, but then the Israeli soldiers used lethal force against the unarmed passengers to end their resistance.

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Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best of the New York Bubble Project – making adverts better

THE Bubble Project lets anyone with pen add their thoughts to speech bubbles stuck onto pubic adverts. Ji Lee printed 50,000 stickers, slapped them up and wttied. He then took photographs of the added words:

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Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pictures of Life in Tijuana, Mexico: sex, drugs, hope and murder

LIFE in Tijuana, Mexico, can be hard. Sex, drugs and life comes cheap:

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Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ian Tomlinson: Pc Simon Harwood, the Met escapes and the Sun’s lies

PC Simon Harwood will keep his police pension. Make that former Pc Simon Harwood, the copper sacked for gross misconduct. Ian Tomlinson’s family may well laugh. In Tomlinson was the man who died at the G20 protest in London back in 2009. Harwood was filmed hitting Tomlinson and pushing him to the ground. Tomlinson was on his way home from work. He was minding his own business. His hands were in his pockets. He was facing the other way.

An inquest ruled that Mr Tomlinson had been unlawfully killed. Dr Freddy Patel’s initial verdict was that Mr Tomlinson died of natural causes. That was wrong.

The Killing Of Ian Tomlinson In Photos

Harwood admitted using unnecessary force. He was acquitted of manslaughter.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner of the Met Police says Hawwood cannot lose his pension because he was not convicted of a criminal offence in relation to death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson. She says:

“Simon Harwood will retain his pension when he reaches pensionable age. I’m unable to remove his pension because he has not been convicted of a criminal offence…We must remember on April 1, 2009 Ian Tomlinson lost his life. I take full responsibility for Simon Harwood and I would like to offer my sincere apologies and condolences to his family. Today’s hearing has resulted in the maximum penalty that was ever available to the panel – dismissal due to gross misconduct. That leaves no ambiguity as to how the Met views the actions of Simon Harwood.”

She takes full responsibility. Good. Sack her as well, then.

Harwood did not work alone. Here is why his bosses at the Met should be charged, too.

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Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Innocent of Islam excuse: jihadis conspire to be outraged

WHY are there riots in Middle East? Was Christopher Stevens, US Ambassador to Libya, murdered over a 14-minute clip of a pisspoor film called The Innocence of Islam? Julian Borger says he was. He tells Guardian readers:

The long fuse that led to the explosion of violence that killed the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, was lit last summer in the pleasant hills of southern California, where a man who claims to be an Israeli-American real estate developer, Sam Bacile, set about making a film.

Sam Bacile is the fabrication of a Christian group.

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Posted: 17th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best Barack Obama burning effigies – Islamists go bonkers for Bonfire Night (photos)

ONE thing you cannot escape noticing is that Islamists love scarecrows. Wherever and whenever an anti-American protest breaks out some gurning loon will be there with an effigy of the US President he wants to set on fire. It isn’t Santa Claus’s Christmas, Halloween or Mother’s Day the US should have exported round the globe – it’s Bonfire Night, that British custom of spending every November 5th in the company of a stuffed, militant religionist (in this case the Catholic Guy Fawkes) with a rocket up his arse. If you want to show the jihadis that they are not the enemy, give them a hot jacket potato, a sparkler and invite them to bring an effigy to burn on the Bonfire. Recently, the Bonfire Nighters have been focusing on Barack Obama. Here are some of the best scarecrows/ effigies / Guys so far:

A university student of Nangarhar, makes a U.S. flag, as others hold an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a demonstration in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.

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Posted: 16th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince William wants Valerie Suau jailed for being French: Kate Middleton is topless (but not in Britain)

DID Prince William really say “I want them jailed”? Them, being everyone involved in taking and publishing the topless pictures of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge?

The Mirror says he did. Is Wills auditioning for job as the King of Thailand?

If the Mirror is right, Wills wants Valerie Suau, the photographer, to be sent to prison. The Daily Mail – hypocrite of hypocrites – tells readers Suau “is pronounced ‘sewer’”. She took the photos from a public road. The rights and wrongs are a matter for French law to rule on. The Windsors are suing Closer magazine for publishing the images. The fine is unlikely to top £24,000. So. Why has no British newspaper published the photographs? What happened to publish and be damned?

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Posted: 16th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The greatest video dating clips ever. Really. EVER

THE greatest video dating clips ever. Really. EVER. All you need is tell us who you like best….


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Posted: 15th, September 2012 | In: Anorak TV, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ironic last words – what they said right before they died

IN a textbook case of tempting fate, Californian rapper Erwin McKiness – aka Jew’elz and Inkyy, whose fateful Twitter picture is reproduced below – was killed in a suspected drink-driving accident after apparently tweeting the famous rap refrain, ‘You Only Live Once’. Or to be more accurate: “Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #F**kItYOLO”

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Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Topless Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge photos

PSST! Wanna see photos of Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, topless? Here you go:

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Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillsborough: the truth is that the 96 were killed by the State

SIR Norman Bettison. He’s the chief constable who likes to protest his image, accused of manipulating his Wikipedia page to say nice things in a nice way. He was the chief inspector in South Yorkshire police at the time of the Hillsborough disaster (surely State-encouraged mass manslaughter? – Ed). He’s on the cover of the Sun, his face appears amid the headline:

Families of the 96: top cop must go

This is the:

Hillsborough Report Row

And:

Fury at defiant chief’s comments

What is is to be on the side of the angels for the trusty Sun, the paper that for 23 years sided with the State and libelled the dead. Its editor at the time, Kelvin MacKenzie, never resigned amid considerable fury. Indeed, no-one at the Sun did. No-one resigned from the Sun’s its parent group, News International. Indeed, the Sun’s sister title, the News of the World (now dead – and I for one miss it), went on to spy on people, including Milly Dowler, the murdered child. No-one at the top resigned for any of that.

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Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Innocence of Muslims murders: how Christians used anti-Semitism to whip up hatred

THE Innocence of Muslims protest in photos: In supposed reaction to the dire anti-Islam film, four Americans, including US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens are dead, murdered by a mob of Islamist protesters in Benghazi. There have been more protests at Sam Bacile’s film in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Who is Sam Bacile? Well, he might be the persona of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55. Nakoula says he is not Bacile, but knows someone who is.

The AP reports that federal court papers filed against Nakoula in a 2010 criminal prosecution said that he had used numerous aliases, such as Nicola Bacily, Robert Bacily and Erwin Salameh, Ahmad Hamdy, Kritbag Difrat and PJ Tobacco.

…the cell phone number that AP contacted Tuesday to reach the filmmaker who identified himself as Sam Bacile traced to the same address near Los Angeles where AP found Nakoula.

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Posted: 13th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lake Annecy Murders: Ex-RAF pilot Brett Martin says what he saw

LAKE Annecy murders: Anorak’s look at the four murders in the news media: Meet Brett Martin, the former RAF pilot who was first on the scene. He’s talked on camera to the BBC. Why?

Linked In says a Brett Martin was a “B757 Pilot at Air 2000; Air Defence Weaponeering Instructor (pilot) at Royal Air Force“.

He tells the BBC that he did not see the four-year-old child. He says the bodies were slumped. It does not surprise him that Zaina al-Hilli was not seen. He says it was like a movie.

“If you’ve seen CSI Miami it was pretty much what you would imagine the set from CSI Miami would be like. There was a lot of blood and heads with bullet holes in them.”

Why would a witness to such horror go on the telly? He was asked. Is it that simple?

The Daily Mail says French police are “baffled“; Zainab al-Hilli, 7, has not been interviewed fully; she may lose an eye; the former RAF officer who “stumbled on the carnage” is back in the UK.

Facts are: Saad Al-Hilli, 50, mother Ikbal al-Hilli, 47, Suhaila al-Allaf, 74, and Sylvain Mollier, have been murdered. All shot twice in the head. A double-tap. Police style.

Eric Maillaud, the French prosecutor says:

“She [Zainab]…is the only person alive who actually could have seen something.”

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Posted: 13th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0