WHAT does Times executive editor Roger Alton think of the Leveson Report, Hacked Off and that Royal Charter? Picking up the award for best daily newspaper of the year at the London Press Club award, he said:
“Thanks to the London Press Club for standing by the British press and celebrating its excellence at a time when it’s under some ferocious attack from an unruly collection of clapped-out hackademics, coked-up celebrities, loved-up lawyers, vengeful politicians [applause, cries of ‘well-said Rog’]. They’re bastards one and all.”
But what does he really think?
WHEN Lee Rigby was butchered to death by lunatics making a human sacrifice to the god voices in their heads, we knew that no nutjobs would break us. We are fair. We are strong. And then the police moved to arrest two men who had made “offensive” comments on twitter. It took the police fifteen minutes to arrest two armed jihadi-obsessed psychos who had hacked a man to death in the street. What odds they were swifter in nicking a 23-year-old and a 22-year-old for allegedly breaking the Public Order Act?
As ever, someone looking to be offended found something to dislike on twitter. They called Avon and Somerset Police. The thought police then nicked the two Bristol residents on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred.
NA Cola Franklin, 32, has been found guilty of fatally stabbing her lover Billy Brewster, 36. The courts ruled she murdered her fiance around eight hours before they were due to marry.
Why did she do it? Well, the trigger was, apparently, his late return home from a bachelor party.
Exactly our thoughts, too, dear reader. Why were the bride and groom sharing a home on the day of their wedding? Tradition dictates no contact between the lovers on the Big Day.
Could modern mores have cost a man his life?
EVERYONE knows how hard it is to make a living as an artist. Painters live on the breadline in moldy bedsits trying to make it in the cruel artworld.
And all the while, Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s famous pet chimp, is raking it in. That will annoy the piss out of people won’t it? Bubbles has sold two paintings for £2,000 at auction. Imagine the amount of Drum rolling tobacco you could buy with that?
HAIL to the bus driver, bus driver, bus driver… and so the song goes. Special hails should go to the driver who pranked the kids on his bus.
Students of a school were told by the driver that school had been cancelled for the day, and the children fell for it hook, line and sinker.
Captured on video, Bus Driver Man announces to his bus filled with snotty pupils that they will be dropped off at home once they check in at the school.
The best bit? Someone caught it on film! Hurray!
Weir felt the full force of a load of bricks hitting him and pals managed to dig him out of the wreckage, before whisking him to hospital with his left leg hanging off.
OUR attitude to meat is odd. We’re all entertained when Bear Grylls pops up on the telly to climb inside a hollowed out camel or eats raw zebra. But when Matthew Davidson, 28, and Kevin Sherratt, 33, picked up a lamb at a Macclesfield, Cheshire, farm, killed it with a hammer and roasted it, we’re sending them to court.
WHEN Latasha Renee Love, 37, noticed her $5 Pop Tarts were missing, she called the police. They came to her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. They arrested the bandit – her juvenile son.
The boy’s been charged with larceny/misdemeanor.
THIS is a video of a cat breastfeeding three duckling. The cat lives in Clara in Co. Offaly.
Previously in our End of Days series:
Say viewer of the Duck Billed Fatty Puss:
Awww shes a proud mother :3
She’s so protective of both the kittens and the little ducklings.This is lovely to see, it really made me smile
WHO to blame for the barbaric murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich? You could start with the alleged jihadis, like Michael Adebolajo. The alleged killer says the West made him do it. There can be excuse for this repugnant act. The men who hacked Lee Rigby to death are deranged murderers making human sacrifices to their god.
The question is how do we fight it? The question is if fighting it in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East and other foreign places works?
Writing in the Guardian is Joe Glenton, a former soldier sentenced in 2010 to nine months prison for refusing to serve a second tour of Afghanistan. He objected on legal and moral grounds. He was the first British soldier to speak out publicly against the war. He writes:
So at the very outset, and before the rising tide of prejudice and pseudo-patriotism fully encloses us, let us be clear: while nothing can justify the savage killing in Woolwich yesterday of a man since confirmed to have been a serving British soldier, it should not be hard to explain why the murder happened.
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THE soldier murdered in Woolwich was Cornwall-born Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He was a military bandsman in the Corps of Drums. He had seen active servie inAfghanistan, Cyprus and Germany. Since 2011 he had preformed ceremonial duties at the regimental headquarters at the Tower of London.
He was father to a two-year-old boy.
EDF, aka Électricité de France, went on twitter:
“Hi. The protest was from EDL (English Defense League) not EDF Energy. Regards”
“Hi Josh. If you are referring to Woolwich the protest was from the English Defense League (EDL) not EDF Engery. Best”
Yeah. Defense. Go EDL! Yayyyy!*
* Spoken in American cheerleader voice.
SO. How did the UKIP-supporting English Defence League react to the apparently religion-motivated barbaric murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, south London?
Well, Tommy Robinson and EDL supporters gathered outside The Queens Arms pub in Woolwich.
THE murder in Woolwich has all the hallmarks of a religiously motivated attack. One of the two murderers said to camera:
We swear by the Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. The only reason we have killed this man this is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth …
An eyewitness says the killers screamed “god is Great” in Arabic before murdering:
“I saw a guy with no head lying on the ground. He had been decapitated. There were two black guys walking around his body saying ‘This is what God would’ve wanted’.
EVER horror needs a hero. The media demands it. We need it. Having seen what terrorism looks like, Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 48, a Cub Scout leader and mother-of-two from Cornwall talked to one of the murderous psychos who had just hacked a man to death with a meat cleaver.
HOW have the newspapers reacted to the horrific scenes in Woolwich? An off-duty British soldier has been murdered by two men. One psychotic nutter shouted “…we swear by almighty Allah, that we will never stop fighting you. Until you leave us alone, your people will never be safe”. He added: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day.”
The victm was beheaded.
Richard Watson on #Newsnight: Can’t confirm but source says last yr one of men was stopped or arrested on way to join al-Shabaab in Somalia.
NOT since the horrors of 7/7 had terrorists claimed a life in the UK. Today two men used meat cleavers to murder and, apparently, tried to decapitate a white British a soldier from Woolwich Barracks on the streets of London. He was wearing a Help for Heroes T-shirt. Police shot them.
HE may not have spilled any blood in his lifetime, but famous pacifist Mahatma Gandhi had his blood on sale this week at a rather peculiar auction.
With his blood, you could create a charming, pacifist army, but alas, no-one wanted to buy his body fluid for the £10,000 reserve price.
Gandhi’s blood had been available after being placed on two glass microscope slides, like Dexter collects.
CONSPIRACY theorists tune in now. The FBI in Orlando have killed a man reportedly linked to Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. NBC News reported that the FBI shot dead Ibragim Todashev, 27, who shared the dead bomber’s passion for mixed-martial asrts.
Todashev had been arrested for alleged aggravated battery after a fight in a car park.
ABC News quotes a source who, apparently, saw what happened:
“There was some sort of aggressive movement that led the FBI agent to believe he was under threat and he opened fire.”
CAN the Oklahoma tornado be blamed on global warming? What do you think?
Wonkette writes sarcastically:
Good News! Massive Killer Tornadoes Just The Normal Kind, Not the Global Warming Kind (Updated)
Red Green And Blue blog writes:
Yes, global warming IS giving us bigger, more devastating tornadoes,,,
The connection is simple: Heat energy is what drives storms. The more heat energy you have in the system, the bigger the storms will be. the bigger the storms are, the greater the devastation. And the cost. And the loss of life.
While the fossil fuel industry is still in denial, the insurance industry has known this for years. They know all about uncertainly – if they don’t manage uncertainty correctly, insurance companies go broke, and quickly.
AS everyone knows, it is hard finding a job at the moment. One lady is finding it particularly difficult because she’s just so good looking, in her own words.
Laura Fernee graduated with a PhD and worked in a laboratory for three years before quitting in 2011 and hasn’t had a job since. She says: ”I’m not lazy, and I’m no bimbo. The truth is, my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I’ve made the decision that employment just isn’t for me at the moment.”
“It’s not my fault… I can’t help the way I look.”
CYNICS, grab a hankie. Barbara Garcia survived the Oklahoma tornado.
“I was sitting on the stool holding my dog,” she said. This was the game plan all through the years, to go in that little bathroom (together). I rolled around a little bit and when it stopped I was right there (and) that stove cooker is what I saw. I never lost consciousness and I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, he didn’t come, so I know he’s in here somewhere.”
THE British Film Institute has added colour to this 1927 film of London shot by Claude Friese-Greene in Biocolour.