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Why Do Dancers Get Piss Poor Money?

Because there’s many more people who want to be dancers than there is demand for people to be dancers. And then there’s some special cases:

Dancers at the Royal Opera House are being paid less than box office assistants,

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Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Latest Madness: Let’s Create A Race Of Mini-Putins

There’s politics, there’s eccentricity and then there’s out and out madness. Given the strangeness of Russia it’s difficult to know which pot to put this latest proposal in. But here it is: Putin should artificially inseminate all Russian women in … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Balls: John Terry ‘Takes A Pay Cut’ To Reduce Ticket Prices And Hell Freezes Over

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TO Chelsea, where, as the Sun reprots, “JOHN TERRY vows this week to speak to Chelsea’s board of directors about the sky-high ticket prices at his club.”

Good old JT, sticking up for the fans.

But the Chelsea players … READ ON

Posted: 6th, November 2014 | In: Chelsea, Money, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idling: 70% Of Porn Traffic Comes From Office Computers During Work Hours

DO you work hard at the office? Roland Paulsen, author of Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance, counts the minutes:

Most work sociologists tend toward the view that non-work at work is a marginal, if not negligible, phenomenon. What

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Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: Money, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What I Learned Working In A Sex Shop

I once worked as a ‘marketeer’ in brothels (placing cards in phone boxes, mostly). They were flats in London’s West End, rented out for the day by owner’s who’d gone to work. The prostitutes were bright and making a choice. … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2014 | In: Money, NSFW | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Weird sexual practices not so weird actually

As ever the boffins researching that subject of great fascination to most human beings, sex, have come up with another startler of a result. That while there’s definitely some odd sexual desires and behaviours out there most of them actually … READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Should Be Banned From Russia For Being Gay

So, at least, says a particularly repellent Russian commentator. That Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, should be banned from Russia after his recent public coming out as being gay. The reasoning being that he might bring Aids, or even Ebola, to READ ON

Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If You Want To Avoid Prostate Cancer You Should Fuck Your Brains Out

But, err, only with women. That’s real science too: the more female sexual partners you have over a lifetime the lower your risk of getting prostate cancer. And the more male sexual partners you have over a lifetime then the … READ ON

Posted: 29th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazon Loses $500 Million: Now, About That Tax Bill

One of the amusements of recent times has been watching the tax campaigners like Margaret, Lady Hodge, huffing and puffing about how terrible it is that Amazon doesn’t pay much tax here in the UK. And it’s true, it doesn’t. … READ ON

Posted: 26th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Asda About To Get Screwed By Equal Opportunities Legislation

Asda is about to find itself having to explain a slightly uncomfortable set of facts: the men in its warehouses who load up the trucks get paid rather more than the women who unload the trucks onto the shelves do. … READ ON

Posted: 25th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Higher Education Is All About Debt: Pricking The University Bubble

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DID you sign up for Bachelor of… degree? Did you borrow money to pay your fees? The UK is not America – yet, where sky-high college fees are an affront to ideal of freedom. B ut it;s getting that way. … READ ON

Posted: 24th, October 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Jay Rayner An Idiot For Insisting That Food Is Too Cheap?

Answer: yes.

Families need to pay more for food and have become ‘far too used to paying too little’, Masterchef judge Jay Rayner told MPs today.

The food critic and author told a parliamentary committee that food was too

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Posted: 23rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook Pays No UK Corporation Tax For Second Year

The usual lefties and liberals are up in arms about the fact that Facebook seems to have paid no corporation tax here in the UK for a second year. There’s a couple of really very impotant points they’re missing thoughREAD ON

Posted: 23rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Use Of Dildos Turns Women Off Sex Apparently

It’s possible to surmise that the use of a dildo might turn a woman off more bipartisan forms of sex. Pleasuring oneself with the “Extra Large Mandingo” model could lead to a certain disappointment with the more regularly sized equipment … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Viagra To Be Used To Treat Heart Disease

You and I might think that giving blokes with weak hearts Viagra so that they stride around with stiffies might not be all that good an idea. Which shows how much we know, eh? For the medical profession is urging … READ ON

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Porno Titties For Breast Cancer

pornhubThis might be the finest offer of corporate sponsorship ever. It is simply, in it’s initial form, so perfect that the refusal of the donation is absurd. For what one of the porn sites on the web did was offer … READ ON

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


£5 Fine Warning: What To Do With Your Library Books If You Catch Ebola

WHAT to to with your library book if you catch Ebola:

 

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A fiver for catching Ebola is a small price to pay when compared to the late return charges…

Spotter: @jamiesont

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Posted: 18th, October 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Greenpeace Lies About Golden Rice. Again

One of the founders of Greenpeace has hit out, yet again, at that organisation. The example he’s using of how Greenpeace has slipped its original moorings is that of golden rice. One of the big killers in the world is … READ ON

Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Losing the Double Irish Won’t Make Much Difference To Apple’s Taxes

There’s been a great deal of confusion over the years about Apple’s tax, what it pays, what it doesn’t and how it doesn’t. And there’s now been a change in the law that will impact, a bit, on one of … READ ON

Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple Screwed The Entire Finland Economy Claims Finnish Prime Minister

And to be fair to him there’s a certain amount of evidence that Apple did indeed screw over important parts of the Finnish economy. The invention of the smartphone did screw over Nokia and that paperless computing environment is at … READ ON

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alan Sugar Might Be Mad You Know

This isn’t a definitive diagnosis just a potential indication that we might have a problem here. But it’s possible that Alan Sugar has just gone stark staring. He’s arguing that however bad Ed Miliboy is as a potential Prime Minister … READ ON

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Falling Oil Prices Kill Putin And Give The West Victory

OIL is tumbling in price. But rising in value.

Roger Boyes looks:

Cheap oil may yet turn out to be the food of love. Plunging prices will hammer shareholders in the big multinationals, and rattle the Emiratis, but they could

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Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ebola.com Is For Sale: A Booming Industry In Death And Fear Needs You

HOW capitalism works: the domain name Ebola.com is for sale. You can buy it for $150,000. Jon Schultz is selling. He also owns biurdflu.com and terror.com, which is nice.

Schultz, of Las Vegas-based Blue String Ventures, looks at domains through

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Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Not Only Did Hitler Have Only One Ball, He Was A Wanker

Well, we know that of course, for in the colloquial meaning someone who starts a European war that leads to the death of near 50 million people is of course a wanker if not worse. But we’ve new revelations about … READ ON

Posted: 13th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0