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Publisher. Writer and editor for hire. Paul has worked on Fleet Street. Paul has written and edited a myriad publications, including ghost writing for professors in engineering to footballers and everyone in between. Paul has created online magazines for companies, including Betfair, BT, Tesco, Reuters and Vodafone.


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The Shining In Gingerbread

Twin brother Aaron and Austin Keeling recreated scenes from The Shining with Gingerbread. They’re pretty tasty:

Spotter: Flashbak
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Posted: 21st, November 2019 | In: Film, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Art Nouveau and the path to psychedelic 1960s music posters

All great art contains a degree of copying. Those psychedelic 1960s music posters borrow much from Art Nouveau, which borrowed from the Arts & Crafts Movement. In his 1920 work … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2019 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment


Prince Andrew on Jeffrey Epstein – as advised by Michael Spicer in ‘the room next door’

Michael Spicer was listening in the next room when Prince Andrew was telling BBC viewers about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, the now dead convicted peadophile.

Andrew refutes allegation … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho offered job a month ago

Irritating Jose Mourinho is the new Tottenham manager, succeeding the likeable Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday.

Spurs are now coached by the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss. … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2019 | In: Sports | Comment


Spurs sack Pochettino; Mourinho lined up

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino. He was at the club for five years. During his time at the Premier League club, Spurs won nothing. But he nearly … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2019 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew dry humps for democracy

Who got the jacket first?

Having issued the time-honoured non-denial denial, confronted with a televised Q&A into his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (now conveniently dead), innocent Prince Andrew duly … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew issues non-denial denial over sex with underage Virginia Roberts

Prince Andrew says he cannot recall if he ever met Virginia Roberts – now Virginia Giuffre. He tells the BBC’s Newsnight he has “no recollection of ever meeting this lady, … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew on the BBC’s Newsnight looks like PR drivel

Prince Andrew has been talking to the BBC about his friendship with the not-in-the-least-bit-murdered-convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York thought it right to tell the BBC Newsnight’s show … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Narwahl the dog has a tail on his head

Meet Narwahl, an 10-week-old abandoned puppy with a tail on the middle of his forehead. If he likes walking in the rain, Mac can wipe the water from his eyes … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Chelsea benefit from FA decision to ban Manchester City player for non-racist racist tweet

Congratulations to Chelsea on being the beneficiaries of the FA’s decision to ban Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva from playing when the club’s next meet on November 23. For a joke … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


How to buy drugs on the Dark Web

Jason Kottke directs us to an article on the London Review of Books by Misha Glenny (DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia) and Callum Lang called How to Buy Drugs. … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


The reason for Liverpool’s success : theoretical physics and not overlooking dickheads

How does Liverpool find players? Ian Graham, a theoretical physicist and Liverpool’s director of research, has been talking to Freakonomics Radio. “We get data on every ball touch that every … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2019 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Amanda Knox is a celebrity at the True Crime Fest ghoul show

What do people who were once caught the searchlights do when the media cycle rolls on? The Star tells us that Amanda Knox has become “pals with penis-chopper Lorena Bobbit”. … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Granit Xhaka to AC Milan and Cole Bassett flys in

When Ivan Gazidis, the hapless Arsenal chief executive tucked his “catalyst for change” into his Gridiron knickers and headed for another American-run project at AC Milan, we hoped he’d take … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Ant McPartlin related to I’m a Celebrity co-star

Mr Wichetty Bug

I’m a Celebrity returns and with it come still more news on how fabulous Ant and Dec are. Dec has always been great, of course, but people might … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Grange Hill can ‘save Britain’ from ‘the cult of Greta Thunberg’

Zammo’s smack addition. Roland’s weight issues. Janet’s acting. Gripper’s audition for work at the tax office. Trisha’s fringe. Children’s telly show Grange Hill never shied from tackling the weighty issues … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2019 | In: News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Salvador Dali Tarot cards

Salvador Dalí designed a full deck of tarot cards for the James Bond film Live and Let Die. But the production team were reluctant to pay Dalí’s fee, so they never … (read more)

Posted: 11th, November 2019 | In: Books, The Consumer | Comment


Football mascots doing Remembrance Day : the big furry Poppy

It’s what they would have wanted

Football mascots doing Remembrance Day delivers this gem:

Previously…
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Posted: 10th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment


‘I am Jew’ : John Lydon slams Jeremy Corbyn and his ‘f***ing racist party’

Johnny Rotten is still swearing. The former Sex Pistol known as John Lydon has message for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party: “Just a quick mention to the @UKLabour … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2019 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal to sack Emery, hire Brendan Rodgers, consult Mourinho and have bottled water with Allegri

That Unai Emery is floundering at Arsenal is clear. the club is full of good players and there is genuine competition for places. Edu’s return to the club as technical … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


A vote for Labour is a vote for racism

‘Press TV – First for Jews’

All those social justice warriors and anti-racist campaigns, can you just hold on a mo? Are you really voting for Labour and campaigning for Jeremy … (read more)

Posted: 6th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal balls: Granit Xhaka puts himself up for sale

Granit Xhaka, the Arsenal captain who swore at the club’s fans as he walked off the field last weekend, has issued an explainer via social media. It might be an … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Who is the Arsenal fan at the Emirates in the dressing gown?

As Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka told the club’s fans to “f*** off” and Unai Emery flailed and faffed to no visible effect in the team’s 2-2 draw with an enthusiastic … (read more)

Posted: 30th, October 2019 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Kurt Cobain’s cherry-burned sweater sells for $334,000

Someone just paid $334,000 for a cardigan with stains and a cherry burn hole in it. The green cardi was worn by Kurt Cobain for Nirvana’s 1993 MTV Unplugged performance.

For … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2019 | In: Celebrities, Music, News, The Consumer | Comment


A little kitchen painting sells for $26.8million

‘Christ Mocked’ by Florentine artist Cimabue (Giotto’s teacher) was created around 1280. It’s been in someone’s kitchen in France was ages. And now it’s sold at auction for $26.8.

From Smithsonian Mag:

[Auctioneer … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2019 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment