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The Talking Balls Awards: Anorak awards the best and worst of the mad transfer season

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THE Transfer Season was a reporting frenzy. Experts in the media made guess after guess. And time after time they got it wrong. In light of their sterling work in fulling space with speculation we present the Transfer Season …

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


Mother persuaded to let her 4-year-old finish her drawings reveals the great results

MICA Angela Hendricks shared her new sketchbook with her 4-year-old daughter. She didn’t want to. But the child told her: “If you can’t share, we might have to take it away if you can’t share.” Mica caved in. Her daughter …

Posted: 3rd, September 2013 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When sport gets dirty: the sports stars who urinated on the pitch

WHEN sport gets dirty

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‘Wicketleaks’ – the story (leaked by two Australian journalists) that England cricketers urinated on the hallowed Oval square after an evening of victory celebration – has apparently been resolved by an apology from the players involved.…

Posted: 31st, August 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1964 the FBI Martin Luther King this letter urging him to kill himself (photos)

FIFTY ears ago today Martin Luther King delivered his I Have A Dream speech. His address to 250,000 civil-rights supporters, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, was a defining moment of the American civil rights movement.

In November of

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


Sophie Anderton: when the News of the World exposed the supermodel prostitute

SOPHIE Anderton is the former British celebrity billed at various times in her career as a supermodel, face of the  2006’s National Egg Awareness Campaign and coke-snorting prostitute. She is now featuring on Celebrity Big Brother. The much-missed News …

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


The Top 12 tunes from the Golden Age of Pop that continue to be sung at British football grounds to this day

Actress-singer Doris Day, is shown in this 1962 photo, was a recording star in the 1940s and a popular film star from the early 1950s through the early 1960s. (AP Photo)

A NEW season, and a new chant.

Yes, Manchester United supporters have hailed the arrival of the Moyesiah with a new song: “So Come on David Moyes, Play Like Fergie’s Boys. We’ll go wild, wild, wild!”

And where did they …

Posted: 22nd, August 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ten landmark innovations that shaped football

AS Hawk-Eye is launched at the Emirates, bringing goal-line technology to the Barclays Premier League at last, we look back on ten landmark innovations that have shaped the game we know and love.

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Long before jumpers, there were …

Posted: 10th, August 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A pictorial history of King’s Cross Station

KING’S Cross Station is named in honour of George IV. Fitting, perhaps, that our pictorial history of the grand London terminus (born: 1852) should feature many images of the Royal Family to-ing and fro-ing.

In a move to raise

Posted: 8th, August 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The media-stoked moral panic over Ask.fm suicides and Twitter hate

EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY. Charity vInspired launches a ‘Trolls Under The Bridge’ installation to highlight the negative effects that internet trolling has on people, at the IMAX Underpass, Waterloo, London. The writing is genuine quotes from the internet.

TROLLING is big news. The latest story is that young people using the site Ask.fm are dying. This follows news that women are being subjected to vile abuse on Twitter. But only women to whom the mass media is sympathetic …

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


Incongruous Songs – when the music of rebellion is used by the wrong people

A FLASHBACK about Incongruous Songs. The music of rebellion adopted by the wrong people at the wrong place and the wrong time. Look what they’ve one to my song, ma.

In 1976, a Mancunian punk band called Buzzcocks borrowed £500 …

Posted: 6th, August 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twitter moralists only protect women they like: Mary Beard and Grace Dent are no Emma West

 

File photo dated 28/06/13 of television classicist Mary Beard who has called for repeated "threats of violence and death" against her and other women on Twitter to be distinguished from mere abuse.

PROFESSOR of Classics at Cambridge Mary Beard says of the abuse many receive on twitter: “It is is scary and it has got to stop.” Beard was threatened with rape. In response to that, many Tweeters abandoned Twitter in …

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


The 22 greatest vintage guns for kids adverts

WHEN did you lean to like guns? As Lileks says:

I’m not saying it’s the be-all / end-all of ideological tests, but you can tell a lot about a person by their reaction to these ads. That was then, to

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


Liverpool FC wants its fans and staff to be Thought Police narks

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LIVERPOOL FC’s widely distributed list of things you cannot say has yet to be handed to all fans entering the Anfield ground. Your moral credentials will not be checked at the gate…yet.

I have said infantile things at football matches, …

Posted: 31st, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kyron Horman: the magical August 1 deadline and what mother puts a price on her son’s head?

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THE Kyron Horman case is ‘heating up’. It’s been 3 years and 2 months since the seven-year-old boy went missing from the Skyline Elementary school in Portland Oregon. The local Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office are still without a single clue …

Posted: 31st, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


One Direction fans threaten to rape, stab and kill everyone at GQ magazine – the pick of the Tweets

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A ONE Direction Fans writes in response to the article on the band in GQ magazine:

@trxpicalouis’ “whAT THE FUCK THEY MADE LOUIS LOOK LIKE AN ASSHOLE I S2G HE IS A FUCKING ANGEL I AM GOING TO FIND GQ

Posted: 30th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Documerica Project: photos of Chicago’s black community in the 1970s

IN the 1970s, the US Government created Documerica Project (1971-1977). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.

John H White was one of nearly …

Posted: 29th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, News, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Caroline Criado-Perez: twitter trolls and narks show us how police bigotry works

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DO the police use an even hand when confronting the Twitter mob in full cry? When Caroline Criado-Perez decried the Bank of England decided to replace Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill on new £5 notes – this meant no women, …

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


Thom Yorke and Johnny Lynch entirely misunderstand Spotify and online music

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THIS is one of those newspaper pieces where you have to check that the people are still living on the same planet as the rest of us. They’re talking about whether Spotify is paying enough in royalties to the musicians …

Posted: 26th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Money, Music, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best British Jaegers – the Pacific Rim challenge

WHAT if Pacific Rim was set in Britain? Yeah. Pacific Rim? As if. First off, no-one would have been able to stop sniggering. And second, well, the sniggering right. But let’s imagine. In the film the characters are called Jaegers

Posted: 26th, July 2013 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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