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Scientific Fact: It Is Shit Up North:

SCIENTISTS from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are among us.

Armed with swabs, they wipe 409 people at bus and train stations in five major cities in England and Wales.

Before the results are sent to Jeremy

Posted: 15th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Tabloids Run The Banks

THE Mirror’s Stewart MacLean is sat in the foyer of RBS, Kensington.

He’s a shareholder now: “I reckon I definitely look the part as I confidently stride in with my laptop, a fold-up desk and briefcase.”

MacLean’s colleague

You have

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Christmas Day Lights: Climate Kops Wonder At Lights

IT’S just 71 days to go to Christmas and the tabloids finally have their first Christmas lights story.
Anorak’s man at the Mirror says:

“Things were getting proper dicey. We had an Our Maddie story on standby, a feature on

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Sarah Palin’s New Baby

MARK Ciptak of Elizabethton, Tennessee, has named his daughter Sarah McCain Palin .

He “put that name on the documents for the girl’s birth certificate, ignoring the name

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Obama Campaigns On XBox 360

BARACK Obama is campaigning for XBox 360 players

Last week we noted unconfirmed sightings of an “Obama for President” billboard in the Xbox 360 racing game Burnout Paradise. Today we’re able to report that it is, in fact, an official

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Aliens Arrive On Earth Today

IF any aliens are reading this, when you come to Earth today, bring gold, a Wii, love, a new tie for Gordon Brown, world peace, the cricket ball you stole in 1983 and a

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Fader With Nader: Paying For Ralph

RALPH Nader . Who he? He your man, that’s who:

Ralph Nader’s received a fraction of the attention he craved from this, his fifth presidential bid. The most coverage he’s gotten since announcing came at the Ron Paul third party

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Big Barack Obama Fraud Scandal

OBAMA. No need for questions. From lttle ACORN:

It is almost inconceivable that Barack Obama should not have been grilled on this –either by his opponent or the media. (The latter is just beginning to cover the story.) Obama’s

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Yes We Carve: The Obama Pumpkin Light

THE Obama night light:

So you see the light

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Ringo Starr WILL Sign Your Breasts And Napkins

RINGO Starr warns Omar Bakri to back off. A pause. And now Ringo will sign your autographs:

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High School Crap And Other TMZ Poop

HOW celebrity blogs work: Tabloid Baby, Anorak’s man in LA, looks at breaking news on TMZ:

This morning on the corporate porn-pushing gossip

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What’s The Capital Of Iceland?

I say: What’s the capital of Iceland?
You say:

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Why Gordon Brown’s Rescue Package Is Not Going To Work

GORDON Brown has got it wrong and the banking system remains inherently f*cked:

Despite all the gushing in the media, the drooling about “saviour” Brown (or not, depending on what you read), this “rescue” package is not going to work.

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Let The Poor Eat Our Words

CREDIT Crunch news of the day: Simon Jenkins lets the poor eat words…

Yes, some people are poor and some are out of work, but not everyone; not even a majority. Keynes was right. The most important thing in

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The BNP Guardian Wants British Coffee For British Coffee Drinkers

EXCUSE me. Yes, you with the “our” watery Starbucks coffee, the fair trade sugar and look of understanding.

The Guardian would like to garner your thoughts on the BNP.

“Does the BNP speak for you?”

You put

You have already

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Back John McCain At 5 To One And Free Bet

Betfair is offering 5/1 on a McCain victory.

Must be worth a punt… With

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Credit Crunch Laughs With Sue Carroll And Kevin Maguire

CREDIT Crunch. He-he. Stop, you’re killing us.

“KNOW what I do find really depressing about the credit crunch? All those newspaper articles about looking on the bright side and finding reasons to be cheerful.
Sue Carrol, Daily Mirror

Elsewhere

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The Silence Of The Bankers

For months Anorak has been calling for heads on the block. For months we have said the banking system was the cause of the present crisis and not the use of hedge funds or marginal calls.

Too late the penny

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New York’s Climate Kops Shun Light, The Bringer Of Daymares

THE Green Shirts are coming. No, not cub scouts. Worse: Klimate Kops.

The New York Times spots them watching you:

Sometimes, Jennifer Ross feels she cannot make a move at home without inviting the scorn of her daughters, 10-year-old Grace

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Palin Comes Clean On Abuses Of Power

SAYS Sarah Palin :

See as a senator, John has confronted the corrupt ways of Washington. And the wasteful spending. And the abuses of power. As president, he’s going to end those once and for all.

Last Friday, the Troopergate

Posted: 13th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TMZ Pushes Corporate Palin Porn

“I SEE huge opportunities in covering politics in a way that would be interesting and fun for people.

People say you can’t make politicians as interesting as Hollywood celebrities, because they’re not as good-looking, not as well-known, not as entertaining.

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Brown Declares Jihad On Bankers

“BLOODBATH OF THE BANKERS,” screams the Mirror’s front-page screamer.

Gordon Brown is “determined heads must roll”.

Rejoice,

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High School Musical Make Good For Eat

HIGH School music. It’s anything you want it to be.

Just write the words “High School Musical” on something and it becomes magically better. James Lileks works it

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Morgan And Mitsubishi Are Two Star Crossed Lovers

We’ve been closely following this tragedy as it unfolded; the engagement that was broken off, the marriage that was never consummated, but last week we thought that finally they would tie the knot.

Only to discover that the inexorable workings

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Sarah Palin Is A C*** T-Shirt

SARAH Palin is a c***.

What would the media do if someone wore tee shirts that said, “Obama is a BLANK”. Fill in the blank any way you want, but we bet there would be riots. Calling Palin a “c***”…and

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