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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 »

30th, June Money

The Real Problem With Inheritance Tax Is That The Rich Don't Pay It

THERE'S another report out detailing what's wrong with the current system of inheritance tax in the UK. And this report gets right to the heart of what's actually wrong with this current system. Which is that the rich bastards don't actually pay it while anyone who owns a house in London does. It's not actually a tax upon the rich: it's a tax upon the middle class... More »

30th, June Music

Lana Del Rey vrs The Guardian: Frances Bean Cobain wins

YOU may have missed it, because she's so tragically dull, but Lana Del Rey recently said she was tired of living and basically glamorised singers who had died too young. She said these words in the Guardian, which she then refuted by saying she was lead-on. The Guardian then published the audio of the conversation, which shows she wasn't... More »

30th, June Film 1

The Day of the Animals: The 5 Strangest 'Revenge-of-Nature' Movies of the 1970s

Between 1970 and 1979, more than a dozen genre films involved Mother Nature striking back against man for his mis-use of pesticides, his damage of the ozone layer, and for polluting previously unspoiled terrain... More »

30th, June Money

Breaking News For Fools: Investigation Finds That Perrier Water Is A Rip Off

THE Dispatches team over at Channel 4 has uncovered shocking evidence of the way that Perrier is woefully overpriced, actually being more expensive than honest to goodness beer and cider. Clearly the Frenchies are simply ripping us all off... More »

30th, June Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Loving Sanchez Joins Liverpool Who Sell Sterling To Real Madrid And Suarez To Barcelona

More utter balls.... More »

30th, June Money 1

The Government's Smith Lawson and Company Student Loan Scam: Who's Wonga Now?

YOU'LL recall that Wonga just got into very hot water over sending threatening letters to people who had not repaid their loans. The problem was that they made the letters look like they came from solicitors of debt collectors: but they were in fact just run off on the company's own printers using a few names cobbled together... More »

30th, June Fashion

Men's Fashion Watch: Hyperventilating At The Thom Browne Show, Paris

MEN'S Fashion Watch - the gift that keeps on giving - heads to Paris for the 2015 spring/summer show. Next sunmmer this is what all the gentlemen will be wearing... More »

30th, June Strange But True

Man Arrested For Using 'Non-Disney Words'

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30th, June Key Posts

Ear We Go Again: The Tooth About Celebrity Ear-Bites From The Clash To Luis Suarez

Hot on the heels of the Suarez outrage comes news of another bizarre biting from Brazil. Pictures have emerged of England fan Robert Farquharson having his ear bitten off by a ‘fellow’ England supporter in the Arena Corinthians stadium following the defeat to Uruguay... More »

29th, June Money 8

WHO Wants To Ban The Thing That Makes Smokers Quit Tobacco: E-Cigarettes

Here's the letter anyway, one sent to the WHO and arguing that e-cigarettes must be placed under the same restrictions as fags themselves.. More »

29th, June Music

Listen To This Ear-Breaking Collection Of The Worst Demo Tapes From The 1980s

In the late 1980′s, my cousin gave me a cassette that instantly became an obsession of mine. It was a tape, compiled by a UK record company – and made purely for internal use – featuring the worst songs they’d ever been sent from the thousands of demo tapes they received each year.... More »

29th, June Celebrities

Jimmy Savile Ravished The Dead: The 1990 Interview With The BBC's Yorkshire Ripper

IN 1990, Sir Jimmy Savile talked to Q Magazine of his sexual interst in fresh corpses... More »

29th, June Books 2

1940s Pre-Code Comic Book Horrors And Dr Wertham's 1954 Seduction of the Innocent

Dr. Wertham's 1954 book, Seduction of the Innocent, was an American bestseller - it tapped into the fears of parents from sea to shining sea and led to the a frenzy of censorship in the comic book world. The irony, however, is that the book was so poorly researched, that much of its content was simply made up. Of course, the public didn't give a baker's f**k about facts, and Seduction of the Innocent became a sensation... More »

29th, June Liverpool 2

Transfer Balls: Suarez Stays To Partner Sanchez As 8 More Bite Victims Come Forward

TRANSFER Balls - in association with the Daily Luis Suarez: as ever the aim for the Press is to spin to-deadline news from unnamed 'sources'... More »

28th, June Sports

World Cup Balls: England Fan Bites Ear Off England Fan In Brazil (Photos)

POLICE have confirmed that an England fan had a portion of his ear bitten off by another England fan during Uruguay match in São Paulo... More »

28th, June Liverpool

Luis Suarez Balls: Liverpool Striker Prompts Uruguay Fans To Eat Brazilian Baby (Photos)

Luis Suarez eats yer kids... More »

28th, June Liverpool

Liverpool Balls: Luis Suarez Rides A Shark's Bicycle In Florida

DID you know you have more chance of being bityen by Luis Suarezn than have of being bitten by a shark? It's true. You do... More »

28th, June manchester united

Manchester United Balls: Player Send Out Epic Pop-Out Old Trafford Wedding Invites

The menu is not know.... More »

28th, June In Pictures 1

Bannockburn 2014 Photos: Reliving The Bloody Battle For Scotland's Independence

Bannockburn 2014 Photos: Reliving The Bloody Battle For Scotland's Independence... More »

28th, June Music

Glastonbury Pain: Help Us Find The Sorrowful Man In These Photos

Who is is? And why is he so sad..? More »

28th, June Celebrities

Adrian… er, Adrian Chiles…uh…gives…. er, gives… uh… pause for… uh…thought

Listen to Radio 4’s ‘Today’ or ‘PM’ flagship current affairs programmes and you will hear the mellifluous Scottish tones of two presenters in an increasingly intensive competition to break the world record for dead air by the simple expedient of… pausing… between… almost every… other… word... More »

28th, June Celebrities

Barry Humphries Bans Lazy Comedians From Using The F-Word

Try harder... More »

28th, June manchester united

Manchester United Balls: Luke Shaw Loses £6m And Plays For His Old School

The richest teen in football... More »

28th, June Celebrities

Sky Ferreira Defends 'Uncle' Terry Richardson

She said that she's worked with Richardson since she was 17 and never felt "forced or manipulated into anything"... More »