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Democracy wins: Australia says yes to gay marriage

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Australians approve of gay marriage.  Australian voters gave a thumbs up to same-sex marriage, with 61.6% voting for and 31% voting against. Turn out for the postal vote was high: just shy of 79% of eligible voters (12 million people) took part in the voluntary referendum.

Voters were asked to reply Yes or No response to the question: “Should the marriage law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”

It is another triumph for democracy. The people have had their say. Now get on with it.

Posted: 15th, November 2017 | In: News | Comment

Man vomits as he proposes to girlfriend on private plane over Reedley, Ca.

Man vomits as he proposes to girlfriend on private plane over Reedley, Ca.


As he cruised the skies on the look out for a ‘MARRY ME’ sign he’d painted on the ground, Darrell Hamilton Jr reached into his bag and pulled out a ring box. To showed it to his fiancee Rheanna Lopez – and then puked all over the floor.

She said “Yes”. And the women who married my friend who shat the bed on their romantic night in France – tip: don’t have the whitebait in Le Touquet – also said ‘Yes’.


Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Man finds freshly dug carrot wearing his lost wedding ring

To Germany, where a man looking for a lost wedding ring has found – wrapped around a carrot he dug from the ground.

The 82-year-old man lost the ring three years ago. He found it while the ring while gardening in Bad Muenstereifel.


carrot wedding ring

Not a finger (honest)


carrot wedding ring

With this ring, I thee (flower) bed


It was a real turn-up for the books. (Ouch!)



Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Divorce watch: Christina Estrada’s handbag allowance was made in Britian

Natalia Potanina, who claims to be exiled in Britain, wants £5 billion from the pockets of Russian Vladimir Potanin. Christina Estrada, 54, would like £196 million off her ex-husband Dr Walid Juffali, 61. Estrada’s claim includes £58,000 for two luxury handbags – every year. Seems reasonable.

Frances Gibb suggests that such claims, if approved, would “cement the UK’s reputation as the country favoured by the ultra-rich for their divorce disputes.” Well, not quite. The party who seeks the massive pay-off for martial services surely would give consideration to making a claim in a British court. The wealthy party would most likely prefer the case was heard elsewhere, like in, equal opportunity, Saudi Arabia, perhaps, or Russia.


Posted: 7th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment

Jamie Vardy and ‘brassy’ Becky are no classy Charles and Camilla: a Daily Mail hatchet job

Compare and contrast the Daily Mail’s reporting on Becky Nicholson’s wedding to Leicester City and England footballer Jamie Vardy and Camilla Parker Bowles marriage to Prince Charles.

Alison Boschoff and Andy Dolan write on the Becky-Jamie alliance:

The most brazen WAG of all: Three children by three dads. A fling with Peter Andre. No wonder England football hero Jamie Vardy’s parents won’t be at his wedding…

For Vardy’s mother Lisa and stepfather Phil — who has raised him since he was a baby — will not be there because they do not approve of their son’s choice of wife, a glossy, risque brunette named Becky Nicholson…

So, what’s the problem? Well, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Becky, who will be gliding down the aisle in a £5,000 traditional white dress, is anything but a blushing bride. For she has not only been married once before as a teenager, but has also gone on to have two children by two other men….

As is perhaps customary when a high-profile footballer makes it official with a WAG, Hello! magazine will be in attendance, with its sizeable chequebook and security retinue…

Since Jamie’s rise to fame she has kept her colourful mouth shut, except when there is a cheque in it for her.


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In this week’s tawdry Hello! mag – “Prince Harry is a great guy!”


Now enjoy “Charles and Camilla: Married at last“. Charles, who may recalls was cheating on his wife, Princess Diana, with married mum-of-two Camilla. Charles once expressed a desire to be Camilla’s tampon. Cheating Charles, heir apparent and with it a defender of the faith and good morals, had a civil ceremony with Cheating Camilla, and then scored a televised Anglican blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Charles’s parents did not attend the marriage ceremony.

Charles and Camilla were in the ancient surroundings of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, for the service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury in front of more than 700 guests. Earlier they had married in more humble surroundings in the Windsor Register Office, with just 28 guests but without the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duchess of Cornwall changed into a porcelain blue silk dress with hand painted ikat design, hand embroidered with gold thread work, for the blessing of her marriage this afternoon.

The designers’ starting point was the Duchess’s comment that she liked the style of the velvet dress they had designed for her to wear for the gala night at the Royal Opera House…

At the reception, the Duchess wore a court shoe with a soft point toe and a 5.5cm heel in pale grey shot silk…

She carried a small, simple elegant floral bouquet bound with silk from her dress. Auricular flowers in dusty shades of greys and creams with touches of gold had been mixed with clusters of Lily of the Valley both for the scent and the sentiment…

The flowers were cut from English plants later to be grown in the gardens at Highgrove. A sprig of myrtle, representing happy marriage, was sent from a well wisher in Cornwall for the bouquet.

And what colour dress did chaste Camilla wear to that civil wedding to the down-at-heel Prince?


Camilla Charles wedding dress


Good job Camilla’s not like that Becky. But if she wants to get the “brassy” look, the Mail is here to help her. Below photos of  Becky in her undies – “Blushing bride: Rebekah appeared in a downmarket newspaper modelling ‘wedding lingerie’ (pictured)” – the Mail offers readers the chances to “GET THE LOOK” and “Say ‘I do’ like Becky in bridal lingerie”:


BEcky Nicholson wedding


It’s not about money, readers. No. It’s about class…


Posted: 29th, May 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews, Royal Family, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Woman catches husband and twin sister naked in a car – jumps into the drivers seat

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So. Ting Su, 29, used a tracking device to keep tabs on her husband Cheng. The gadget worked. Ting found Cheng have sex with her twin sister in a car.

Both were naked. The car was not moving.

The sisters are not identical. This was no case of mistaken identity.

Ting pounced. She climbed behind the wheel. The two love birds hoped out. Ting drove off, leaving the naked duo behind.

“It was so funny,” said 33-year-old witness You Meng. “Loads of people were grabbing their phones and I did as well. He was banging his fist on the window and shouting at her, and she just wasn’t playing ball.”

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Spotter: Metro

Posted: 17th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Groom’s 15-Year-Old Bride Turns Out To Be A Boy



WELL, that his story and he’s sticking to it:

Balak Ram of Biharipur village, Uttar Pradesh, was a bachelor aged 37 and frequently taunted for it. His family had long been hunting for a bride for him. He was renowned for being a little ‘off his rocker’ and no woman agreed to marry him. In their search for a bride, his family sought the help of a man who led a ‘natak mandali’ (dance troupe), Hukkam Singh. Singh agreed to get Balak Ram a bride, at a fee of Rs 50,000 (£520, $810). He said he had found a “beautiful and homely young girl,” in Mathura. Balak Ram’s family travelled 160 km from Badaun to Mathura on November 2, and were pleased to be introduced to 29-year-old Raj Kumari, their daughter-in-law to be. Raj Kumari hailed from Japarpur village in Mathura.

The wedding was solemnized 48 hours after Ram’s family first met Raj Kumari…

Last Saturday night, though, a few village women saw, through a window in Balak Ram’s house, a young boy donning a saree. They realised that the new bride was not a woman. He was, in reality, 15-year-old Rajkumar…

Young bride too shy could turn out a boy!

Posted: 17th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Gordon Ramsay’s Porn Dwarf Impregnates Hen Night Bride

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THE Mirror has news of the bride-to-be who was impregnanted by a dwarf stripper on her hen night. She had a baby with drawfism, forcing her to reveal all to the loving groom.

The Mirror says the story featured on a ” Spanish news website”. It then adds:

Neither the hospital nor the woman have been named.

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Posted: 9th, October 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

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

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MOST people who don’t like gays are religious, or at least, religious sympathetic. They think homosexuality goes against nature or some kind of cosmic order.

Some are violent or abusive toward gay people, because presumably, they feel the need to serve up justice because they don’t believe their god is up to the job, cometh the hour. The inherent weakness of deities must be a constant concern for the praying sorts.

Or, maybe it is something to do with deities being into homosexuality?

Elton John reckons that Jesus Christ would approve of gay marriage. In an interview with Sky News, Sir Elton added that he’s meeting up with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to try and improve Russia’s gay rights record.

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Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment

Photos: The most miserable brides in the world at a mass marriage held on ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ in Bhopal

FACES of the day: Indian brides, and bridegrooms, unseen, sit in customized vehicles during a procession held ahead of a mass marriage held on ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ in Bhopal, India, Monday, May 13, 2013. SMILE! It’s the happiest day of the parents’ life!


India Mass Marriage

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Posted: 20th, May 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Honeymooner arrested for soliciting prostitute

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LOVE is… Not expecting your honeymooning bride to have sex with you. If that is love then Mohammed Ahmed, 21, might be a great lover. The Illinois local was  on his honeymoon in Florida when he spotted an ad for a prostitute. He got in touch and hired the woman.

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Posted: 15th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Woman divorces husband because he has a little wang

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WHILE it is completely fair that women complain about pressure from media outlets to look a certain way, one fact remains: you ladies can do something about it either way. If blonde hair and a small waist is required, you can go for a run and buy hair dye.

Should you feel forced to? Of course not. However, if you’re a man with a small penis, you’re doomed. And the size of a man’s penis looms large in his legend, thanks to having seen countless gay men and straight ladies waggling their little finger while shrieking about manhood which, as Shania Twain pointed out, doesn’t impress her much.

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Posted: 10th, April 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Sign of the day: the bitter husband of Coalville, Leicestershire

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SIGN of the day: the message outside a house in Coalville, Leicestershire, is aimed at the owner’s ex-partner.


So what about those Venetian blinds, then? She can’t have taken it all. And if we had to hazard a guess as yo why she left him, we’d point to that random lower case ‘is” is ‘LiAR” and so on. Annoying, aren’t they…

Posted: 31st, March 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

The nerdiest marriage proposal ever: when physicists attract

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Posted: 27th, February 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Baptist minister arrested for demanding marriage to same-sex partner

REV. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard and Dominique James want to be married. Blanchard, a Baptist minister in Kentucky, was arrested when he refiused to elave the county clerk’s office until they;’d been granted a licence. He knew one would not be forthcoming/

He tells the Louisville Courier-Journal:

We’re here today to give nonviolence witness and let folks know that even people of faith, most definitely people of faith are going to stand up to and say this is wrong… We anticipate being denied and upon that denial we are going to sit down and not be moved and not leave as a sign of a method of nonviolent resistance. Because we feel if we do not resist we’re silent accomplices to our own discrimination.

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Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Dead wife is witness at husband’s marriage to her younger sister

THE Jimmy Savile Fan Club welcomes Sujit Kumar, who married his dead wife’s sister at a mortuary in Bihar, India.

The deceased wife, one Pushpa Kumari, had committed suicide, her body taken to the mortuary for a postmortem. Death would not be her last act. Pushpa acted as a witness at Sujit’s marriage to her younger sister Rashmirath.

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Posted: 10th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Brad Pitt & Angelina to get married and move their 30,000 children into British schools

AFTER spending their whole relationship sneering about marriage, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are going to get hitched. They obviously love each other so much that, now, the only thing left to do which will show each other how achingly in love they are, is to get the government involved.

How romantic. And it isn’t like celebrity marriages are fraught, tense affairs that explode in an ugly, messy, public fashion are they? Fingers crossed.

Of course, being Different From Other Celebrities (trademark, Johnny Depp), the pair won’t be getting married in America because it sucks and has absolutely no culture. And so, they’re going to go and tie the knot in France this summer, doing their best to focus on wine and castles, rather than the seething racism that made France what it is today.

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Posted: 16th, April 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Kim Kardashian arranged her own proposal from Kris Humphries

ROMANCE. What do you make of it? Is it a beautiful, spontaneous thing that captures not only the moment, but your heart too? Not if you’re Kim Kardashian (and we thank the stars you’re not)! See, she likes things to be just so. And mercifully for her, she managed to snare a thicko who was willing to do exactly as she pleased. See, when Kris Humphries decided he was going to propose to Kim K, she wasn’t having any of it.

We still can believe that the whole thing ended in a sham of a marriage. Honestly. We’re crestfallen.

Either way, it appears that Kris Humphries told his friends and family that his soon-to-be ex-wife planned his wedding proposal to her so it would look good on her show, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ He proposed in Minnesota, but she rearranged it for him so it happened in her bedroom.

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Posted: 16th, January 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Sinead O’Connor: No longer getting divorced (this’ll end well)

MARRIAGE is a daft idea in the first place, but some people are determined to do it, which is fine and all. One person you’d probably advise away from it (as well as any sharp objects) is Sinead O’Connor who recently announced she was getting divorced after being married for roughly 82 seconds.

However, that’s all changed as she’s decided to get back with husband Barry Herridge in what promises to be the most on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off on/off relationship in human history. Either way, it was rutting like barnyard animals that got things back on track.

“Spent a beautiful evening of love making with none other than my husband,” the Irish rocker wrote on her website. “We decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend again and stay married, but we did rush [into marriage].” She then went onto predict that they will be “sickeningly happy” together and says she plans to meet with a marriage guidance wizard or something.

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Posted: 5th, January 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Sinead O’Connor wants three men and some skins please

MARRIAGE is, quite obviously, not a serious vow for Sinead O’Connor. She split with one husband back in April and then, just before Christmas, got married for 16 days and decided enough was enough.

After a caper around Vegas looking for a bit of weed and being handed some crack (the opposite of craic), Sinead realised that her drug-counsellor husband probably wasn’t happy about the whole thing. And then, kazowee! it was all over just like that.

So what next? Well, obviously, Sinead realises that marriage is not something she’ll want to repeat, and so, she’s looking for three men to fulfil her needs. Hardly surprising if you consider that she was soliciting for sex in an Irish newspaper column and asking people to go bum her via requests on twitter.

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Posted: 29th, December 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Mournfully fold your best knickers away: Justin Timberlake is engaged to Jessica Biel

YOU may well fancy the very pants off Justin Timberlake and, as well you might. He’s obviously talented, charming, self-deprecating and – if rumours are to be believed – in possession of a rather large ‘lad’.

However, that doesn’t mean you needy fans are getting any closer to wooing him. In fact, you’ve never been further away because, sadly for you and your best frilly knickers which you were saving for JT, he’s apparently engaged to Jessica Biel.

That’s right. He was supposed to propose to you, but he’s gone and done it to someone better looking and much, much wealthier than you. Someone who doesn’t scream constantly at the very mention of his name.

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Posted: 21st, December 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Gordon And Norma Yeager Die Together After 72 Years Of Marriage

TIME for a story of love now, readers, as we journey to Iowa where Gordon, 94, and Norma Yeager, 90, have died holding hands. They had been married for 72 years.

The couple got married on May 26, 1939.

They died when Gordon pulled in front of an oncoming car. (Yep, still driving at 94.)

Their son Dennis Yeager explains:

“They brought them in the same room in intensive care and put them together – and they were holding hands in ICU. They were not really responsive… It was really strange, they were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn’t figure out what was going on because the heart monitor was still going. But we were like, he isn’t breathing. How does he still have a heart beat? The nurse checked and said that’s because they were holding hands and it’s going through them. Her heart was beating through him and picking it up.”

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Posted: 21st, October 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Paul McCartney: All He Needs Is Wedding Cake

WAVE a peace sign! Why? Because it shows you just how many Beatles are left on this dreadful planet of ours! And, once again, Paul McCartney is showing the world his love of wedding cake by getting married again.

Sir Macca and fiancée Nancy Shevell have formally given notice with London’s Marylebone Register Office of their intention to marry one off all over each other. Paul will be hoping that this one won’t be anything like that last one who went mental on GMTV.

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Posted: 16th, September 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Oh God. One Of Jedward Has Got Married In The Big Brother House To Her From TOWIE

ONE thing we were all counting on  in the BB House (ha! ‘All’ being ‘The three people actually watching Celebrity Big Brother) was that producers of the show were just desperate to drive a big fat wedge between Jedward, like taking a pair of shears to some conjoined twins.

Well, the ball is in motion, with Amy Childs and One Of Jedward (who cares which one) being ‘married’ in the house. With any luck, we’ll see Childs cruelly taking One Of Jedward’s virginity too, while The Other One From Jedward looks tearfully on.

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Posted: 24th, August 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Should Sesame Street’s Bert And Ernie Get Married?

SESAME STREET is one of the most forward thinking, progressive shows around. It’s featured civil rights speeches, tackled racism, people talking about their AIDS, poverty… and now, people are calling for it to feature a gay marriage.

And the likely candidates are Bert and Ernie, and there’s even a petition demanding it. They already share a bed and rubber ducky would make an excellent best man.

Anyway, the petition comes from who want the puppets to teach our children that same-sex marriage is okay. Which it isn’t of course. All marriages are stupid aren’t they? You’d have to be nuts to want to get the State involved in your love.

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Posted: 10th, August 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment