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Manchester United staffer in nominative determinism tribunal

In “Women peep in Utd loos”, the Sun reports on Marcus King, a man who claims that whilst working at Manchester United’s training ground he was spied on by three women. “He told a a tribunal he heard sniggering outside …

Posted: 18th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playboy model Elizabeth Dickson wins damages for crazy golf sex stunt

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Elizabeth Dickson has won damages from Playboy Enterprises for an incident at the Playboy Golf Finals at the Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry on March 30, 2012.

Dickson’s job was to act as novelty divot. Lying face down …

Posted: 17th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian criticises Gates Foundation for helping ‘for-profit companies’; takes Bill Gates’ money

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Linsey McGoey has been writing about The Bill and Melina Gates Foundation for the Guardian. The article begins with a rather ghoulish view that the charity would be better were Gates dead:

Would the Gates Foundation do more

Posted: 14th, November 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tesco seeks a Christmas Tree light untangler

 

Former boy scouts, listen up. Your skills are needed. Tesco is hiring “Christmas Light Untanglers”. If you are “able to untangle 3 meters of Christmas lights in under three minutes” and are “passionate about Christmas”, you can spend your …

Posted: 11th, November 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Revolting marketing: UK betting firm offers odds on which footballer will come out as gay

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In the Anorak Inbox today, this missive form a desperate

A UK betting site has offered odds on which England football will come out as gay, following the news over the weekend that two Premier League footballers are set

Posted: 27th, October 2015 | In: Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: how much Klopp is now earning at Anfield

Liverpool have appointed affable German Jurgen Klopp and the papers agree that he’s terrific.

But what’s he earning at Liverpool?

Daily TelegraphKlopp signed a three year deal worth £7 million a season.

The Times: £25m for three

Posted: 9th, October 2015 | In: Liverpool, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This London cupboard is yours to live in for £500 a month

 

For just £500 a month, you can live in a cupboard in Clapham, south London.

Alex Lomax, who travelled from Nottingham to view the property, says:

“There was a landlord and I was shown the kitchen and the under-stairs

Posted: 1st, October 2015 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jermain Defoe wants a secretary to turn him into a ‘global brand’

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Sunderland FC striker Jermain Defoe is looking for a new executive personal assistant to keep his life in order. The role is “demanding“. You will take his calls, stock the fridge, build him apps and turn Jermain …

Posted: 24th, August 2015 | In: Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal can buy Gareth Bale but not Messi says Gunners boss

lord harrisArsenal director Philip Charles Harris, Baron Harris of Peckham, tells the Daily Mail the Gunners are rich enough to buy almost any player in the world.

So why don’t they?

The story begins: “Arsene Wenger has more than £200m in …

Posted: 24th, July 2015 | In: Arsenal, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Legal brothel offers free sex in tax protest: golfers and other masochists offer to pay

 

To  Salzburg, Austria, where brothel keeper Hermann ‘Pascha’ Müller, owner of the licensed Pascha brothel, vows to no longer be “the tax office’s pimp”. So Müller is offering free sex at his houses of ill repute. He is, however, …

Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Working people of Walmart rejoice: Celine Dion and Justin Bieber are banned

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The result from the ‘Walmart-palooza’ company shindig in Fayetteville, Alaska, has resulted in a list of changes to keep the 1.3 million workers working.

Item 1: Celine Dion and Justin Bieber will not longer be played over the P.A. …

Posted: 5th, June 2015 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yes That’s The Joke: a brilliant tumblr for Twitter people who miss the punchline

Tumblr of the Day is YesThat’sTheJoke, a site featuring pedants and other people who missed the joke…

 

Like this exchange featuring @MrnickHarvey:

 

 

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And @hrtbps:

 

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And @animladrumss:

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@robdelaney:

 

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Posted: 28th, April 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Max-Hervé George might be the world’s richest man if Aviva acknowledges his existence

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“Dear god almighty, you’ve got to read this,” writes Tim Worstall.

He links to a story on the FT about Max-Hervé George, 25, who has taken on insurance company Aviva France.

Dan McCrum says it is “the worst …

Posted: 28th, February 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London job seeker makes a bad first impression on the Tube

Is it advisable to make a bad first impression and then set about undoing it? We ask in light of the story of the man on the London Underground. Last Mondy, a passenger as blocking his way. Our hero did …

Posted: 20th, February 2015 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Davos: G21 tribal elder Bill Clinton’s $60,000 platinum Rolex points towards wealth redistribution

How’s life treating the great and good in Davos? Last time a mountain people were on the news, it was the Yazidis up Sinjar “mountain of death”. Is the G21 Tribe fairing any better?

Kevin Williamson writes:

“The stories

Posted: 25th, January 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World Economic Forum Watch: 10 messages from Davos to make the 99% puke

The great and good are meeting in Davos. It’s the World Economic Forum, dummy, the rich and powerful’s AGM. It’s here they elect what free gifts banks can give customers, who Prince Andrew shags and if attacking Mars is worth …

Posted: 23rd, January 2015 | In: Money, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Hampshire lottery introduces bacon-scented scatch cards

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Can bacon be associated with failure? Can the smell of bacon be link with wasting your money on games of chance?  The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket.  “I Heart Bacon Scratch Ticket” costs $1. …

Posted: 21st, January 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Job advert of the day: The Government needs a URL typist

Job ad of the day:

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Spotter: @scottreid1980

Posted: 6th, January 2015 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Strange happenings on holiday

Partner post:

Strange happenings on holiday:

The fun of travel is in finding new and exciting cultures, trying novel foods, and generally expanding your horizons—literally and figuratively. But how would you feel if one of these happened to you while …

Posted: 23rd, December 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Guardian ask readers how they survive without a cleaner

The Guardian is not beyond parody yet. The story is headlined:

After a pay cut we had to sack our cleaner. Now nothing is being cleaned! How do other couples manage to get the work done?

Was the sacked …

Posted: 14th, December 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


So. I found a secret capsule full of treasure in a Tennessee wardrobe

You ever find treasure? Real treasure? One Reddit user went to his grandpa’s home in Tenneessee and found a haul. Evilenglish writes: “I always dreamed of finding something like this.” You and use all. 

The adventure began on April 22 …

Posted: 14th, December 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t Worry About ISIS’ Dirty Bomb. It’s Nothing Serious

ISIS, IS, Islamic State, whatever they’re calling themselves this week, claim to have enough uranium to make a dirty bomb. Which they probably do: but it would be a pretty useless dirty bomb if truth be told. They’re simply not …

Posted: 1st, December 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Friday: The Asda Cheerleaders Fight To The Death Over Underwear At Victoria’s Secret

It’s Black Friday, the day when shops seduce shoppers with bargains.

Two faces of the show:

1. Cheerleaders at the Asda store in Wembley, north west London during Black Friday.

 

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2. Victoria’s Secret, Liverpool.

The morgue:

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Posted: 28th, November 2014 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ladies: If You’ve Got Big Boobs Then You’re A High Spender

It’s quite amazing the things the Daily Mail is able to tell us about sex, society and that all important feminism stuff. And here’s a case in point. According to information gathered from Alibaba, the Chinese tat emporium similar to …

Posted: 22nd, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0