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2nd, July Strange But True

Swedish Man Enjoys Cold Comfort Of Having 63 Names

SAY, hello to Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast Divine Dick Father Lovely Iron Man Even Unique Poh Un Winn... More »

2nd, July Celebrities

Juxtaposition Fail: Monty Python Suffer From Dementia

Whooops... More »

2nd, July Liverpool

Transfer Balls: Luis Saurez Leaves Liverpool To Be A FIFA Ambassador In Barcelona

TRANSFER Balls presents the Daily Luis Suarez - a round-up of news on the Liverpool striker? Barcelona are increasing their charm offensive by seducing the player with honeyed words... More »

1st, July Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann: Sergey Malinka And Robert Murat Relive The Horror

MADELEINE McCann: It's the seventh summer of the missing child in the news media. This is today's news... More »

1st, July Sports

Wimbledon Vine: Australia's Nick Kyrgios Just Crucified Spain's Rafael Nadal With This Fasntasic Shot

Easy... More »

1st, July manchester united 1

Manchester United Balls: Luke Shaw Is Worth Six Times More Than James Rodríguez

THE story goes that Monaco and Colombia's £38.5m star James Rodríguez could have played for Manchester United... More »

1st, July Music

The world needs a bar run by GWAR

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1st, July Celebrities

Jonah Hill Says Sorry For Gay Slur

THIS weekend, Jonah Hill found himself being chased around by the paparazzi. Nothing new there. However, one of them started mocking him in a bid to provoke a response. One of them teased Hill, saying: "I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy."... More »

1st, July Books

JK Rowling Thinks Phone Hackers Are 'Dicks'

AFTER the mind-melting success of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling is able to do as she pleases. She's clearly still got a huge love for writing and, as we know, she's got balls bigger than Godzilla. So, in her next novel, she's decided to have a go at those responsible for phone-hacking... More »

1st, July Music

Are the Arctic Monkeys 'indie' Enough?

INDIE. There's a funny word. In music terms, it used to mean 'signed to an independent' label. That meant bands signed with Stock Aitken & Waterman would be in the weekly indie charts. However, at some point, 'indie' meant 'a specific type of rock music'... More »

1st, July The Consumer

Tokyo Shop Sells Recycled Alcohol

TO Tokyo, where locals can buy used booze at Liquor Off... More »

1st, July Money 2

Even The Labour Party Is Beginning To Understand The Housing Market

IT'S taken its time but the basic problem with the UK housing market seems to be seeping into even Labour Party minds. That problem being that there's not enough housing so it's too bloody expansive. We should therefore try to build more. .. More »

1st, July Music 2

WuBabies: Raekwon Shows Off Baby Wu

While promoting gangbangers, drug deals, drug use and obscure kung fu films, they were the middle class muso's hip hop group du jour. They became something of a meme. And now, it has most certainly happened as twin babies have been named after the Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah... More »

1st, July Celebrities

22 Ways Rolf Harris Corrupted Your Childhood

We've pulled together a gallery of 22 ways in which Rolf Harris presented himself as lovable man you could trust. But if you look now, it's wonder he got away with for so long. He really is remarkably creepy... More »

1st, July Celebrities

Rolf Harris: The Nude Boy Photo And His Mona Lisa Smile

He hid in plain view - right to the end: Denying all charges, Harris tried to entertain the court by singing snippets of one of his well-known songs... More »

1st, July Anorak TV

How To Drop A Huge Douglas Fir Tree Between Two Buildings

HOW do you cut a very tall tree in a very tight space. Scott Augur explains... More »

30th, June Books

Kill The Toff: The Prolific John Creasey And His Class Act

THE Toff, or to give him his proper name, the Honourable Richard Rollison, was the creation of the novelist John Creasey and first appeared in the tuppenny weekly crime magazine in 1933. The first novel ‘Introducing the Toff’ appeared in 1938. There were eventually fifty-seven books in the series the last of which, ‘The Toff and the Dead Man’s Finger’ wasn’t published until five years after the author died in 1973... More »

30th, June Celebrities

Terry-Thomas, Jimmy Tarbuck And The Diamond Cigarette Holder Heist

TERRY Thomas had arrived. It wasn’t exactly overnight but most people thought so. It was 1946 and he was compèring a revue called Piccadilly Hayride at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The revue, its star Sid Fields and the gap-toothed compère were a tremendous success... More »

30th, June Books

Abnormal Tales: 33 Vintage Lesbian Paperbacks From the 50s And 60s

Here, for your vulgar amusement, are 33 covers of sinful tales of women who love women (the horror!). I’ve divided them up into 3 categories. Just because it’s filth, doesn't mean we can’t keep it organized. More »

30th, June Fashion

Those Swinging 60s Sweater Studs That Made Men Easy And Women Yield

YOU'VE seen them – those needle-craft booklets that were so popular in decades past. When it was fairly common to construct your own clothes (a skill that fell off a cliff in the 1980s), these little pamphlets were freaking everywhere – from your mom’s sewing basket to the grocery store checkout aisle... More »

30th, June Film

10 Ridiculous (But Awesome) Horror Movie Tag-Lines of the 1980s

IF the Seventies proved a fertile time for imaginative horror filmmakers, the 1980s very much represented a new age of plenty, a span wherein every idea that had worked in a movie once before was hauled out a second, third and sometimes fourth time... More »

30th, June Liverpool

Liverpool Balls: You'll Never Guess Which 'Legend' Is A World Cup Star

A leg-end... More »

30th, June Money

Poverty Hasn't Doubled In The Past 30 Years But Inequality Has Risen

DESPITE what The Guardian would love to be able to tell us it simply isn't true that poverty has doubled in the past 30 years. Inequality has increased, that's true, but poverty and inequality are not the same thing... More »

30th, June Celebrities

Sting Ditches Own Children From Will As He Plans To Spend His Vast Fortune On....

Sting's sat on £180m and he doesn't want his children to have it... More »

30th, June Music

PHEW! Jesus The Jew Would Approve of Gay Marriage, Says Elton John

"If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him - as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was - saying this could not happen," said John. "He was all about love, compassion, forgiveness and trying to bring people together. That's what the church should be about."... More »