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28th, August News

When A 15-Year-Old Gun Show Worker Handed 8-Year-Old Christopher Bizilj An Uzi Sub Machine Gun To Fire

NEWS of the nine-year-old who killed her Uzi instructor on a Las Vegas shooting range reminds us of this story from 2008... More »

28th, August Key Posts

Clem Cattini: British Pop's Backbeat

TODAY is the birthday of one of rock 'n' roll's most legendary men... although, many won't have ever heard of him. In 1939, in North London, the legendary Clem Cattini was born... More »

28th, August In Pictures

The Lego Fawlty Towers Hotel Is A Thing Of Wonder

NATHAN Feist has recreated the Fawlty Towers set in Lego... More »

28th, August News

Nine-Year-Old Shoots Uzi Instructor: NRA Just Tweets '7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range'

FOLLOWING the news that a  nine-year-old girl accidentally shot dead her Uzi instructor in La Vegas, NRA Women tweeted out a few words to the wise: More »

28th, August Celebrities

Small World Theory: The ALS Icebucket Challenge And Six Degrees Of Separation

SO. We've all seen those videos of tossers throwing iced water over themselves: everyone from terribly famous people like Giselle Bundchen and Bill Gates to random Belgians standing under firefighting planes. But little do people know that this is one of the great examples of "small world" theory... More »

28th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Buy Adrien Rabiot As Manchester United Parade Vidal

More utter balls... More »

28th, August News 4

Revealed: The Most Hated Word In The English Language

Grudges against irregardless, synergy, like, don’t go there, or retard fit comfortably in the word rage department... More »

28th, August Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann: Four 'New Suspects' And Nothing Else

MADELEINE McCann's face peers out from the cover of today's Daily Express. The news is, as ever, lacking in any fact other than one: she's missing... More »

28th, August manchester united

Transfer Balls: Manchester United And Arturo Vidal Twice Agree Five Year Deal

RANSFER Balls: The Daily Express has news for careworn Manchester United fans. The team's rebuilder (former United saviour) Louis Van Gaal has signed Arturo Vidal from Juventus. Well, sort of.. More »

28th, August Chelsea

Transfer Balls: Chelsea Pay £16m For Torres To Join Milan As Costa Lies Injured

TRANSFER Balls: What news of Cheslea's Fernando Torres?... More »

28th, August Arsenal

Arsenal Balls: What Is Champions League Qualification Worth?

HOW much is qualification to the Champions' League 2014 worth to Arsenal?... More »

28th, August Strange But True

Prisoner Died From Eating Cellmate's Underwear

THE police have charged Michael Jones, 55, with the murder of his Kentucky state cellmate Corey McQueary, 33, who died from eating the older man's underpants... More »

27th, August Arsenal

Arsenal Balls: Giroud Out For Four Months After Tibia Operation

Giroud back in 2015... More »

27th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Munir El-Haddadi Linked To Arsenal

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27th, August News

Vine: The Difference Between A Smoker And Non-Smoker's Lungs

Both non-smoker and smoker remain unwell... More »

27th, August News

Police Investigate Video Games Developer Over 'Global Thermonuclear War' Drawing

HENRY Smith, a software developer, was working on a game called "Global Thermonuclear War." He drew a scence depicting a nuclear attack on Washington. As you can see from the above image, it was a drawing full of details... More »

27th, August News

ISIS Runs A Bellydancing School In Florida

Wings of desire... More »

27th, August News 9

9-Year-Old Girls Kills Instructor On Bullets And Burgers Uzi Shooting Range

LET'S spare a thoght for the nine-year-old girl who lost control of her Uzi submachine gun and killed gun tutor Charles Vacca at a shooting range just south of Las Vegas. With the gun on "full-auto", the girl fired. The recoil sent the gun over her head, shooting Vacca... More »

27th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal And Manchester United Were The Only Clubs In For Mehdi Benatia

TRANSFER Balls: Arsenal and Manchester United never did sign Mehdi Benatia... More »

27th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Want Radamel Falcao But Only If He's Better Than Nikola Zigic

TRANSFER Balls: Arsenal are going to sign... More »

27th, August Money

Barbecues Make You Fat Pigs: Which Is The Whole Point Of Them

The five top barbecue foods were burgers in buns, sausages, salad, potato salad and coleslaw, the study found. A plate with one portion of each has around 900 calories... More »

27th, August News

WHO Ban On E-Cigarettes Makes The Saddo Sticks Cool And Dangerous

Should give up the evil weed? Of course. But it's delicious. What you should not do is smoke those sad e-cigs, mini-totems of twattery that showcase the user to be a pillock... More »

27th, August Strange But True

Artist With Pineal Cancer Creates Lucid and Visionary Work

I suffered from a slow growing cancer in my pineal gland while I attended art school and during subsequent years while my paintings developed with an underlined mythology that alluded directly to the pineal years before I even know of its existence... More »

27th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Who'll Never Guess Whose Having A Medical At Arsenal

From news of the sublime Edinson Cavani heading to Arsenal, comes news that the Gunners have all but agreed to sign... Nikola Zigic... More »

27th, August Music 1

Kate Bush Sings About 'Sex Machine' Ken Livingstone

Ken is the man that we all need, Ken is the leader of the GLC... More »