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26th, February Arsenal

Arsenal balls: fans find a cardboard Arsene Wenger table topper in their matchday programmes

In readiness for Arsenal's Champions' League match against Monaco, fans buying the official matchday programme got a free gift: a press out and keep Arsene Wenger figurine... More »

26th, February Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira joins Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich

Transfer Balls: the Daily Express has news on Arsenal, Chelsea and Sami Khedira... More »

26th, February Celebrities

Jimmy Savile and his brother raped the living and dead in Stoke Mandeville

Jimmy Savile, formerly Sir Jimmy Savile in life, is all over the news. The Sun says "Savile abused 63 people at Stoke Mandeville hospital"... More »

26th, February News

Forget Tebbit's cricket test: foreigners take the white van penis challenge

When you see a dity car do you feel you impelled to draw a penis on it? If you do you might well be British.... More »

26th, February Celebrities

Cliff Richard: sex, sinners, Kaddie fiddlers and a desire to bury the singer alive

Cliff Richard - still Sir Cliff Richard - is on the front page of all the tabloids.... More »

25th, February In Pictures

Artist creates candid scenes of Marvel superheroes

Artist and photographer Edy Hardjo has candid shots of superheroes at home.... More »

25th, February In Pictures

A look around Aspen Colorado's swanky Silverpeak Apothecary cannabis shop

To Aspen for a look around the Silverpeak Apothecary, purveyors of "locally farmed, expertly crafted and socially responsible cannabis", peddled by "artisans with advanced degrees in botany, biogenetics and pharmacology." Everything is reassuringly expensive looking... More »

25th, February Sponsored posts

Competition: Win! A Year's Supply Of Adidas Original Trainers

Those fine folk at Mainline Menswear are offering you the chance to win a years supply of adidas Originals trainers. In non-marketing speak that's 12 pairs.... More »

25th, February Manchester City

Football balls: five things Manchester City didn't learn from the Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph likes 'Five Things...". It tops and tails most big football matches with a routine 'Five Things We Learned About..." story. This week it's been writing about Barcelona before and after the Catalans' Champions' League match with Manchester City.... More »

25th, February Manchester City

Luis Suarez balls: Manchester City players gives former Liverprool star the news finger

Luis Suarez eats you alive... More »

25th, February News 1

Arming the Shomrim and your local council vigilantes

"People in this part of London call us before the police in an emergency,” Shulem says of their hotline number, which receives between 11 to 15 calls a day. “People know they get an instant response from Shomrim, and in most cases we’ll be there way before the police because we’re so local – usually in around 40 seconds, whereas the police have their fastest response target at around 15 minutes..." More »

25th, February Celebrities

Jasmine Tridevil is exposed: the third breast is revealed

Jasmine Tridevil, the woman with THREE breasts is on the cover of the Daily Star. The paper has a scoop. Yes, it is true. The third breast is not a breast at all. It's a... More »

24th, February manchester united

Transfer Balls: Manchester United sign Robert Lewandowski for £18m more than paid three years ago

Utter, utter balls... More »

24th, February Sports

West Ham, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea fans are commanded to think no evil

No longer cheering for the Black Shirts, the Daily Mail is now on the side of the anti-racists. And it is disgusted and dismayed at the sight of Chelsea fans abusing a black man on the Paris Metro.... More »

24th, February Arsenal

Transfer balls: Arsenal and the £30m Jackson Martinez riddle

Transfer balls: Arsenal are the subject of some utter rot in the Daily Express.... More »

24th, February Arsenal

Transfer balls: Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United in no-news shocker

Transfer Balls: a look at utter drivel presented as football news in the mainstream media. Today the Express says Liverpool are set to sign Raheem Sterling on a new contract, Arsenal are still going to bid for Paul Pogba, Incardi is off to Chelsea and there is some stuff about Manchester United... More »

24th, February Strange But True 1

Store selling Nazi tattoos had no idea what they were

To symbols lose power over time? A store in Auckland, New Zealand, has removed Nazi temporary tattoos form sale. Staff at No.1 Mart in Manukau were "unaware of what the sign represented"... More »

24th, February News 2

Iranian university mullah says Jews use magic genies to spy

Hold the chicken soup, Ismail. A mullah at Tehran University reveals on Iran's Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, IRIB, that Jews use magick for espionage... More »

24th, February Chelsea 1

Every single Spurs and Chelsea is a racist say the anti-football bigots

Fans of Chelsea and Spurs are racist. All of them. Every single one of them is a suspected racist. The Express, Mirror and Sun all lead with the news that Spurs and Chelsea fans are suspects in race crimes. Lord Herman Ouseley, the man the Sun labels the "Race chief" calls for police to "swamp" Wembley when Chelsea and Spurs contest this Sunday's Capitol One Cup Final... More »

23rd, February Fashion

The knitted goat balaclava is finally here

Calling all Satanists with complexes, Jimmy Savile look-alikes and everyone tired of wearing small, chaffing skull masks: we give you the Goat Balaclava. Well, not give exactly. The goat balaclava retails at £66.39. .. More »

23rd, February Sports

'New' footballers: Spurs sign a 'new Paul Pogba'

Paul Pogba Watch: a look at the lazy media obsession with finding the 'new' versions of existing top footballers. Today we learn of the new Paul Pogba, which is very off when you consider that the real Paul Pogba - the old one - is 21 years old... More »

23rd, February Arsenal

Transfer balls: Arsenal buy Paul Pogba for £80m in a game of tabloid tennis

Transfer Balls: a look at the ridiculous world of newspaper reporting on football transfers. Today the Daily Express has news that Arsenal are going to buy Paul Pogba for £80m... More »

23rd, February News 3

Come out Jews we have you surrounded: how bigots distorted the Oslo Muslim peace ring

Swedish Jewry is under attack. But there is hope that racist will not win. The media has been reporting on Muslims coming to the sid of Jews under threat. Because a large chunk of antisemtism is perpetrated by Muslims against Jews, this is a good thing. Last week a Jewish guard at a Copenhagen synagogue was murdered by an Islamist. So. Muslims joined hands in a show of force. They stood around the Olso synagogue and took a stand. .. More »

23rd, February Chelsea

Chelsea and West Ham United fans in battle of who is the more racist

Meet Richard Barklie, 50, of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, who was on the Paris Metro when a black man was barred from boarding the train. Barklie is a former Royal Ulster Constabulary and Police Service of Northern Ireland officer,. He now works as a director of World Human Rights Forum... More »

23rd, February Chelsea

Here is proof Jose Mourinho is right about Chelsea bias but Sky hasn't a clue

Joe Mourinho, Chelsea's egotistical, talented and erudite manager feels his side are the victims of a conspiracy to defraud them of the Premier League title. He says that to compound poor decisions that go against them, Chelsea don't get a fair press.... More »