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3rd, July manchester united

Manchester United Balls: Newcastle United's Siem De Jong Damns Van Gaal With Praise

Utter balls in the Sun... More »

3rd, July Sports

World Cup Balls: Lionel Messi Saves Angel From A Red Face

WHEN Angel Di Maria salved a terrible perfoemance for Argentina against Switzerlande (he gave the ball away 51 times) with the game's only goal, the Mirror saluted the man who had set him up: Saviour Messi To The Rescue... More »

3rd, July News

Stanley O’Neal And Google V Robert Peston Puts The Case For More Libraries

WANT to manage your reputation on Google? Well, just ask them to press 'delete'... More »

3rd, July News

Why The West's Gap Year Jihadi Rappers Use Youth Culture To Get An ID

WHY does a seemingly sane, intelligent, academically ambitious young man leave Cardiff, as Nasser Mauthana did, and decide to wage holy war in Syria and Iraq? Why are young British male Muslims like Aberdeen schoolboy Abdul Raqib Amin attracted to the idea of waving the militant black flag of ISIS. Why are so many tuning in to cheer on the brethren?.. More »

3rd, July News

Policing Free Speech Takes Up Half Of The Force's Time

CHIEF Constable Alex Marshall, head of the College of Policing told BBC Radio 4's Law in Action that policing social media is full-time job... More »

3rd, July Money

Surprise! Union Think Tank Says Unions Should Have More Power!

THIS really is a turn up for the books. A union funded and financed think tank has decided to reveal to the world that the cure for all that ails us is that unions should have more industrial and political power. Just allow the shades of the recently departed Bob Crow to have their way and everything would be peachy... More »

3rd, July Music

Oh. A Superhero Film Written by Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane

When Kane was asked when the duo will release new material, he said: "It's something we always talk about y'know? But I think we're gonna write this film first anyway before we hit back into that." "It's gonna have a sort of X-Men kind of vibe and sort of set in the '60s, but I can't give anymore away than that."... More »

3rd, July Sports

Talking Balls: You'll Never Guess Who They're Calling The 'New' Ronaldo

WHO is the new Cristiano Ronaldo? The Press love to look for the next big thing, the Ronaldo-alike who will be the world's best player... More »

3rd, July Celebrities

X Factor Judge Cheryl Cole Survives Alleged Criminal Singer

AFTER the succesful prosecutions of showboi types Rolf Harris, Stewart Hall, Max Clifford but not Jimmy Savile, the Sun seeks to highlight entertiainers who might be engaging in criminality... More »

3rd, July Liverpool 4

Transfer Balls: Luis Suarez Leaves Liverpool For £70m As Arsenal Get £32m-Rated Alexis Sanchez For £20m

TRANSFER Balls: A look at Luis Suarez's likely move form Liverpool to Barcelona, as told by the mainstream media. Do they know anything? Let's find out... More »

3rd, July News 1

Time For The British Police Arrest ISIS Trolls And Other Existential Threats

ISIS is spending some of its time trolling the UK and the USA... More »

2nd, July Celebrities

Rolf Harris: 'When I Was 11 I Started Having Baths With My Mother'

ANYONE looking to analyse why Rolf Harris molests children can take a look at what he tiold the TV Times in 1974... More »

2nd, July Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Barcelona Begin Alexis Sanchez Auction As Arsenal, Liverpool And Manchester United Check His Teeth

TRANSFER Balls: Is Alexis Sanchez heading from Barcelona to... Liverpool? Let's see what the trusty media have been saying today... More »

2nd, July The Consumer

Life Mirrors Seinfeld: Alfredo Barsuglia's Forbidden Swimming Pool Is Somewhere In The Mojave Desert

LOOKING to cool your heels on Route 66? Well, if you can find Alfredo Barsuglia's swimming pool. It's somewhere in the Mojave desert. And it's clean. The 11 x 5ft pool is fitted with a solar-powered filter and chlorination system.... More »

2nd, July Music

Death Metal Band Unfathomable Ruination To Play Until They Literally Run Out of Oxygen

They are going to play a gig in an air-tight, soundproof cube until they run out of oxygen. That's right. They're going to play until they can't breathe anymore and their hearts start doing weird things... More »

2nd, July News 2

Hessy Taft: The Perfect Nazi Baby Was Actually A Jew

THIS is the most lovely story about a prank that was played upon the Nazis back in the 1930s... More »

2nd, July Celebrities

The Flying Circus Comes To Town: Monty Python’s Hidden Gems And Forgotten Sadism

In honour of the reunion, but in the spirit of discovery, we offer a selection of the Pythons’ most obscure back pages…. More »

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 »