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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


Academics Say: Poor People On Fuel Lead To Road Deaths

How can roads be made safer? Well, you could do what they’ve done in London and charge a high fee for cars to enter the ‘nondom zone’ and make parking very expensive. Less cars. And more chance of being hit …

Posted: 21st, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yvette Cooper Wants To Tax Brits Going Abroad

Worse than that, worse than trying to tax Brits who want to jet off for a bit of sunshine, Yvette Cooper is also proposing that that tax money should go to foreign governments. This is not, you might think, really …

Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Someone, Somewhere, Is Wrong about Prostitution, Clients And The Numbers

We’re often told that there’s some 60,000 to 80,000 prostitutes in the UK. And there’s some assumptions made about how many clients they have, how much money they make and so on. And we’ve also got various bits and pieces …

Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Money Buys Happiness: Lottery Winners Reveal What Happened Next

 

WHAT happens after you win millions on the lottery?

The Daily Mail says it’s mistery and more msiery:

Why so many lottery winners like me end up losers in love: Every week it seems another couple splits after scooping

Posted: 17th, November 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Newspaper Asks Its Journalists To Deliver Door To Door

NEWSPAPERS are in peril:

– One of California’s largest newspapers has asked reporters and other employees to help deliver papers on Sundays, according to a memo obtained by Reuters, the latest sign of the toll that financial woes are taking

Posted: 17th, November 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Scientific Proof Of Why Blokes Don’t Go For Fat Birds

And it’s not what you might think either, it’s not just an aesthetic preference, it’s all about evolution. And as we know, evolution is science and science is right, right? The fact is, the reason men don’t go for fat …

Posted: 13th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This Ain’t News; Benedict Cumberbatch Is Alan Turing’s 17th Cousin

Well, OK, perhaps it is news that Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing’s 17th cousin because the Mail has decided to give us a story that tells us that he is. Other than that through it really isn’t news at all. …

Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


So Why Have Hungarians Making Sandwiches In Northampton Then?

There’s a certain joy in watching someone manage to get ahold of entirely the wrong end of the stick. And so it is with this story about the sandwich making factory in Northampton. The one that can’t find enough people …

Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If The Sun Drops Page 3 It Dies With The Other Newspapers

NEWSPAPERS are dying. So are the readers who grow up with them. That’s tragic. But it’s life.

Print sales of The Sun dipped below two million a day for the first time in its modern history last month.

Average sales

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ludicrous Claim That Susannah Constantine Is A Bad Mother

This has to be one of the more stupid claims being made presently: that Susannah Constantine is a bad mother because she’s teaching her daughter where food comes from. No, seriously, apparently there are those who think that teaching the …

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0