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7th, September Film

Watch Dock Ellis The Movie: 'I Took LSD And Pitched A Perfect Game For the Pittsburgh Pirates'

Dock Ellis took drugs and played pro sports. He's the subject of the film No No: A Dockumentary. Ellis was a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1970 he pitched a no-hitter while off his face on LSD.... More »

7th, September In Pictures

Fun With My Marijuana Bonsai Tree (Photos)

The bud is a tree... More »

7th, September Arsenal 2

Arsenal Balls: Giroud And Arteta Sign New Contracts And Leave Arsenal

ARSENAL Balls: A look at media reporting on Arsenal FC... More »

7th, September News

Islamists Earn Israel $15bn

How's that plan working out..? More »

7th, September News

Ashya King: Now He's 'Our Ashya' Brett and Naghemeh King Are No Longer Jehovah's Witnesses

ONCE upon a time cancer-striken five-year-old Ashya King had been placed in great peril by his Jehovah Witnesses parents Brett and Naghemeh King... More »

7th, September manchester united

Manchester United Balls: Klopp Replaces Van Gaal In May As Cuadrado And Vidal Arrive

MANCHESTER United Balls: a glance at terrible media reporting on United... More »

6th, September Celebrities

X Factor Lookalikes: Lola Saunders Looks Like Lindsay Lohan

LOLA Saunders, a 20 year old fishmonger from South Shields, gave a terrific performance on the X Factor... More »

6th, September News 3

Compare And Contrast Reporting On Jeremy Forrest And Emily Fox, Teachers Who 'Groomed' Underage Pupils

COMPARE and contrast the reporting on Jeremy Forrest, the teacher who went on the lam with his 15-year-old pupil and teacher Emily Fox, who had sexual relations with one of her 15-year-old pupils, a female... More »

6th, September Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal And Manchester United Woo Virgil van Dijk's Girlfriend From Celtic

TRANSFER Balls: Arsenal are going to fight Manchester United and Manchester City for Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk. No, really. We read it in The Metro. Today that paper reports... More »

6th, September News

Russian TV Broadcasts Video Game Fan Art As An Example of WWI US Propaganda

THE Moscow Times says Russia's state TV network Channel One broadcast the above poster as an example of WWI US propaganda. You might know it better as fan art for the video game Team Fortress 2... More »

6th, September Celebrities

Leaking A Celebrity's Naked Photos Would Be OK If The Mob Didn't Like Them

DID you search for onude photos of Jennifer Lawrence? Did you type in 'naked Jennifer Lawrence photos' for research purposes?... More »

6th, September News 2

Edmonton Murder: The Bearded Muslim Beheader Is Not A Muslim

THE Edmonton Garden Murder: A look at reporting on the murder of Palmira Silva allegedly by one Nicholas Salvadore... More »

6th, September Arsenal

Arsenal Balls: Jack Wilshere In War Of Words With Jamie Redknapp And Robbie Savage

ARSENAL and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been talking about Jamie Redknapp, the Sky TV (owner R. Murdoch) and Daily Mail pundit whose dad Harry Redknapp manages QPR... More »

5th, September manchester united

Manchester United Balls: Louis Van Gaal Knew Arturo Vidal Was About To Be Injured

More balls... More »

5th, September News

The 1995 Canada Referendum Hoax: Listen To The Queen Talking To A Radio DJ She Thought Was The Prime Minister

IN 1995, Canada was saved from separtion by the desperation of Canada’s prime minister, Jean Chrétien. The country voted. And Quebec would not leave Canada... More »

5th, September News

20 Dull British Postcards 1960-1990

Greetings from Preston Bus Garage More »

5th, September Key Posts

Your Vital Beginners Guide to Aphex Twin

THERE'S a lot of excitement about Aphex Twin at the minute, as he's back to release a new LP - 'Syro' - and, for fans of awkward electronic music (which are, ostensibly, the new prog generation), any appearance of Richard D. James is worth your attention... More »

5th, September Arsenal 2

Transfer Balls: Arsenal And Manchester United Make Top Secret Moves For Barcelona's Marco Reus

TRANSFER Balls: Is Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus heading to Arsenal to Manchester United? Or what about Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid?... More »

5th, September Sports 1

Leicester City Balls: Cambiasso And Upson Are Team's Best Players This Season

FOOTBALL Balls looks at Arash Hekmat's work for the Daily Mirror. He wants to praise Leicester City... More »

5th, September Books

Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile - Blame The Parents

Savile is the subejct of Dan Davies's book Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile. The man known in his lifetime as Sir Jimmy has now buried in muck and filth. Savile never was arrested, charged nor tried in his lifetime... More »

5th, September Key Posts

The Letters of Wilf Turnbull and Derek Philpott (Best Of)

WILF Turnbull and Derk Philpott are two pensioners living in Bournemouth, Dorset. They "write to popstars about their song lyrics, and they often reply."... More »

5th, September TV & Radio

TV Fail: Susanna Reid Asks Dan Stevens If He 'Beats Off Lots Of Men'

How did you get the job More »

5th, September manchester united

Manchester United Balls: The Worst Daily Mail Article Ever

ON the subject of Manchester United's loan deal for Monaco's Radamel Falcao, the Daily Mail's Jeff Powell is luminous with rage... More »

5th, September Celebrities

Paul Ross: How To Snort Drugs Off Another Man's Face

The Daily Mail's Jennifer Newton creates a sentence that is tabloid gold... More »

5th, September News 1

Britain's Jihadis Are Agents Of The British Government - Others Just Want To Come Home

THE Times says: "Dozens of British jihadists have become so disillusioned with fighting in Syria that they have contacted the UK begging to come home.".. More »