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19th, July Film

Woody Allen Was Right! Steak Is Healthy!

The idea was that he went to sleep for 200 years and thus has to learn how to deal with his new world that he wakes up in. Sorta a Woody Allen take on Rip Van Winkle.... More »

17th, July Books

Marvel Are Turning Comics Upside Down With Gender And Race Swaps

“It’s about time,” says Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort of the change. “In 2014, this should be a thing that we shrug off, it shouldn't be seen as revolutionary, but it still feels exciting.” More »

17th, July Music

Listen To David Bowie's Isolated Vocals for Ziggy Stardust

WHO wants to hear David Bowie's isolated vocals for Ziggy Stardust? We do. And you should, too. .. More »

17th, July Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Agrees Arsenal Move Without His Agent Knowing

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16th, July Money 2

The 10,000 Hours Rule Doesn't Actually Work: The Tabula Rasa Fallacy

IT'S a common enough idea, that you need to practice at something for 10,000 hours to actually be any good at it.... More »

16th, July Music

The Beatles Tour De Force: Ron Howard Pipes Them Live and Direct To The Masses

On film, their live prowess has been somewhat neglected... More »

16th, July manchester united

Transfer Balls: Arturo Vidal Gets 'Manchester United' Shoved In His Mouth

TRANSFER Balls: Let's see how the Press deal with Arturo Vidal... More »

16th, July Arsenal

Daily Mail Attacks Manchester City's Joe Hart And Arsenal's Jack Wilshere For Following Its Health Tips

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15th, July Sports

Arsenal's Smoking Jack Wilshere Relights The Spirit Of 1966

ARSENAL'S Jack Wilshere has been spotted smoking...again... More »

15th, July Music

The BBC Defends Black Music Critcism... And Quite Right Too

The top 5 was made up of Sheeran, Disclosure, Tinie Tempah, Sam Smith and Rudimental and Austin Daboh BBC Radio 1Xtra's music manager defended the list:... More »

15th, July Technology 4

Stop Trying To Turn Women Into Scientists And Engineers Says Expert

GIVEN the way that the entire society seems to agree that we should have roughly equal numbers of men and women doing the same sort of jobs it's a bit of a surprise to find an expert insisting that this is all codswallop.... More »

15th, July News

1953 Photos: Christine Jorge, The GI who Became a Woman, Passes Her Driving Test In New York

After the change... More »

15th, July Key Posts

Kidrock: The Best, Worst And Most Confusing Youthful Hits And Misses

Some of it polished, some of it as confusing and brilliant as the children that made it... More »

15th, July News 6

Lancashire School Sends Out This Letter Pandering To The Thickos

THIS letter was sent by Barrowford School to its leavers.... More »

15th, July News

Transfer Balls: Toni Kroos And The Manchester United Dream That Never Was

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14th, July Music

Your favourite rock star is probably about to die

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14th, July Cars

Woman Fails Driving Test 110 Times

AND she's not even got to the practical part yet... More »

13th, July Strange But True 1

Woman Finds 'God' Miracle In Her Curls

KRISTIN Kissee, a cancer survivor, saw God in hair.... More »

13th, July Sports

British Newspapers Duped By North Korea Win World Cup Story

NORTH Korea have made it to the World Cup final. The Metro report... More »

12th, July Celebrities 1

The Real Problem With Musician's Tax Avoidance

THERE'S quite the kerfuffle in musicville, after it turned out that a number of wealthy musicians were ferreting their money away in tax avoidance schemes... More »

12th, July Key Posts 1

Flippers And Faps: The Dark Side of Dolphins

THINK of dolphins and you might think of Fred Neil’s beautiful, poignant song of that name, performed here, in one of his many versions, by the late Tim Buckley… More »

12th, July Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Wants Arsenal And £6m More To Play for Manchester United

TRANSFER Balls: Is Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira heading from Real Madrid to Arsenal?... More »

12th, July Music 1

The Ultimate Tour De France Playlist

WITH the Tour De France in full swing, nearly killing riders with wet cobbles and craft ale enthusiasts thrilling at the warring riders like teenage Hollyoaks fans, it got us thinking about cycling music.... More »

11th, July Money

Now Berkeley Offers Free Cannabis To The Poor

YOU may have heard about the slow legalisation of cannabis in certain US states. First came medical marijuana, treatments for things like the nausea produced by chemotherapy, to reduce certain eye conditions and so on... More »

11th, July Celebrities 2

Jimmy Savile Was 'A Trans-Dimensional Sorcerer Who Harvested Occult Energies'

Jimmy Savile was magick! More »