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Name The Mysterty Celeb

WHO is this?

Posted: 1st, November 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Seen With Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Simon Cowell, Princess Diana, Winston Churchill And Gordon Brown

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THIS IS TAMWORTH: “Chase artist’s postage stamp portraits in museum display”

AN EXHIBITION of postage stamp portraits, created by renowned Hednesford artist Pete Mason, is on display at the Museum of Cannock Chase.

A wrote a letter to the papers, they printed it on Anorak…

The painter and illustrator is displaying his works, including pictures containing 2500 stamps up to 20,000 stamps, until November 14.

At 32p a stamp, it’s an expensive hobby…

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Posted: 1st, November 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (354) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dress To Be Beaten Up At Halloween

DRESS To Be Beaten Up At Halloween – Cracked

Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


X-Rated Obama

WRITES CLive Davis:

Did you know that Barack Obama is very likely the illegitimate son of Malcolm X?

And:

“I’m particularly impressed by the photos of the two men bearing the caption “His father would have been proud”.

It’s, well, pathetic…

Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jonathan Ross Telethon: BBC Talent Donates Salary To Good Causes

NEWS that Jonathan Ross is to forgo £1.5milion pay is good news for Spanish waiters, and great news for the economy as a whole.

Ross, a BBC employee and civil servant, realised the state of the Government coffers and offered to self-tax.

Ross knew that Gordon Brown would not fail to be turned on by his celebrity debate. Brown duly calls for Ross’s head. Ross has to go. And Melton Mowbray gets a new community centre.

Bravo for Jonathan Ross, who is rightly lauded on every one of the nation’s front pages.

More like him, says Anorak.

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Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (14) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vote Obama For Death To Israel

JOE the plumber is now a geopolitcal force:

Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” at a McCain rally in Columbus, Ohio, was asked by a Jewish McCain supporter — identified by the Associated Press as Stan Chapman — whether he agreed that “a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel.”

Wurzelbacher replied, “I’ll go ahead and agree with you on that.”

Later, in an interview with Fox News’ Shepard Smith, Wurzelbacher said he was simply offering his “personal opinion that I’ve come up with by looking into different facts,” but that “you don’t want my opinion on foreign policy. I know just enough about foreign policy to probably be dangerous.”

File under: **** **

Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John McCain’s Signature Hand Gesture

BARACK Obama isn’t the only one with a signature hand gesture

Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Jailed For Sharing Plate

IN America: a man is jailed after letting his girlfriend share his plate of food.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that a man was jailed for two days after letting his girlfriend eat from his plate – and then refusing to pay for two $7 buffet meals.

When he was charged for two $7 buffet meals, Linscomb refused to pay for one of them. He said that “there were no signs in the restaurant that said someone could not have some food off your plate,” the report said.

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Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


An Examination Of Obama’s Use Of Hidden Hypnosis In Speeches

An Examination of Obama’s Use Of Hidden Hypnosis In Speeches

Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Best GMTV Insult Of The Day: Girls Aloud

FIONA Phillips is on the GMTV sofa with Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud:

“Nicola, you’re really sad ‘cos people keep calling you ugly?”

Get me Russell Brand…

Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Madeleine McCann Location Device And Finding Brand And Ross

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

HALIFAX EVENING COURIER: “Child-tracking device gives parents holiday peace of mind”

(Image: Beau Bo D’Or Website)

AN enterprising duo are to rent out child tracking devices and satellite navigation systems to holidaymakers at an airport. Friends David Molloy and Tony Waite, both born and raised in Halifax, have set up Stressless Journeys Ltd.

Stress free… Where do we sign for our bottle of Calpol/gin/valium?

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Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (81) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama’s Internet, Databases And Psychology

BARACK Obama’s Internet, Databases and Psychology…

Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rocky Times: Garfield Beats The Credit Crunch

CREDIT Crunch. What – he-he – credit crunch? In Rocky Mountain they’ve got the funnies:

Garfield is coming home to the Rocky Mountain News. By popular demand, the comic strip featuring the fat cat will reclaim a spot in the Rocky’s lineup Monday.

More than 2,000 readers wrote, e-mailed and called our comics hot line after the strip was dropped.

Many Garfield fans told us that in these troubled times, they counted on the comic relief of their longtime favorite strip.

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ian Dale’s Plan For Middle East Peace

Iain Dale said…

Anonymous 3.10, I quite agree. Of course both sides have to work together to achieve peace. Its for that reason we are seeing the Palestinian negotiator on Thursday.

Think big…

Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Taxi For Piers Morgan: Washing Jonathan Ross’s Dirty Letters In Private

UPDATED: Piers Morgan’s Diaries on BBC Director General’s pal Jonathan Ross and those lust letters:

We’ve been offered the TV star Jonathan Ross’s laptop computer for £20,000. When we asked the guy trying to flog it why on earth he thought it was worth so much, he leered and said, “Because there’s so much filfth on it.”

Sch-wing!

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Halloween Celebrates Michael Jackson

MICHAEL Jackson at Holloween – two days early… Pic:

Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coming Out In Support Of Brand And Ross

WHEN we started covering the story on Newsbeat – the audience response was running two-to-one in Ross’s and Brand’s favour – now it’s swelled to six-to-one.

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail Thinks EastEnders Is Fly On Wall Documentary

MORE signs that the Mail is unable to differentiate between fact and fiction in its story:

“NICE must throw open the files on Alzheimer ruling”

The story is of how the Alzheimer’s Society has won a battle to get the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to give anyone a look at how it calculates whether to allow drugs for use in patients showing early signs of the disease.

And the “Victim” seen in the picture by the story?

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Egg Art

Egg art…

Via

Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Talking Revenge And Tendulkar With Indian Call Centre Workers

OLD Mr Anorak is delighted with his new bank.

With all the doom and gloom in Blighty, he is able to dial the bank’s premium rate number and talk to their employees about such exciting topics as India’s mission into space, Sachin Tendulkar’s test match record and the latest Bollywood releases.

Not everyone is so fortunate and the Mail hears of a George Bates. He called his bank and was met by “rude” staff. He “felt justified in registering a complaint”.

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann, Peter Mandelson And Russell Brand

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “The public is sick of this heartless comedy”

Dominic Cavendish wonders how he can tie in Russell Brand, and Jonathan Ross with Our Maddie.

Our Maddie appears in most stories, having been linked to films, books, TV, murdered holidaymakers, Shameless families and games…

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (112) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Italian Organic Farming Miracle

DUNCAN Turnbull on the soil association’s organic farming bollocks:

Take a pig living outdoors with space to run around. It is fed additive-free foods (spare fruit from the greengrocers, malted barley from the local brewery, etc) and is free to forage in the earth. It is just as happy as an organic pig, it lives just as long and eats just as well. However, unlike an organic pig it lacks the certificate hanging on the sty-wall, its feed bags lack the magic word, and the packaging for the sausages it makes contains no mention of it. The result is a product which tastes as good, has the same ethical credentials and still has impeccable provenance, but does not cost a fortune.

This is why the Italians have not embraced organics as the British have. They refuse to pay the Soil Association a fee to tell them that the meat they buy is good quality and refuse to delegate such an important part of eating well. Not only is it a matter of principle, it is a matter of pride. They know their butcher, know where their food comes from and know what goes into it. The superficial and commercialised label of “organic” is unnecessary and expensive.

And we lap it up…

Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The BBC Shafts McCain

BIASED BBC looks at bias on Question Time USA:

Moving on from Brand and Ross, it’s time to get the crystal balls out and predict who will be the mystery guest on tomorrow’s Question Time. At the moment it’s looking dangerously balanced: Elizabeth Edwards, a senior adviser on health care to the Barack Obama campaign; Simon (America has to choose: Obama or certain doom) Schama; Clarence Page (another Democrat); and Cheri Jacobus, a Republican political consultant and strategist based in Washington D.C. So only three to one against the Republicans at the moment! So who will be the fifth? And you can’t have Michael Moore – I’m taking him. A pat on the back and a ‘jolly well done’ to anyone who gets it right.

Any BBC employee…

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russell Brand Made Director General At BBC: New Schedules

THE Jonathan Ross/Russell Brand podcast is now the most downloaded multimedia item on the BBC’s website.

Now other BBC shows play catch-up in the race for viewing figures:

Bluer Peter: No need to send grandma from the room as the entire family get together and use an old washing up bottle, some double-sided sticky tape and coloured pens to make a huge phallus for the family pet

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (22) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Headline Of The Week: Smith Attacked Over 42-Day Speech

THE BBC reports:

Smith Attacked Over 42-Day Speech

F*** me on a swing and call me Georgina Baillie. Bring back Russell Brand – his show only laststed a couple of hours. Maybe it’s the drugs..?

Posted: 29th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0