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Boris Johnson baby linked to cancer

The Daily Mirror turns the joyous news that Carrie Symonds, Boris Johnson’s lover, is expecting their baby into something dark and cruel. Boris “broke” news of the baby, says … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, March 2020 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal: Torreira is fine after Mike Dean says bad Portsmouth tackle was fair

Arsenal have suggested that Torreira wasn’t too badly hurt as the Gunners took on Portsmouth in the FA Cup. “Reports said he did not require a hospital visit,” says NBC. … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Demons in the bedroom – illuminated Medieval intrigue and the birth of Merlin

These images from illuminated Medieval manuscript tell the story of the birth of Merlin. Upset by so many souls being released from Satan’s bondage thanks to Christ’s harrowing of Hell, … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2020 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: Mustafi will walk again

Tosh.com

When Shkodran Mustafi was substituted as Arsenal toiled to eventual Europa League defeat at the hand of Olympiacos, the vultures reported on his “hamstring injury”. The Arseblog blog saw a … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Read the Rolling Stone essay that became Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

You can read for free the 23,000-word essay for Rolling Stone that Hunter S. Thompson turned into Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Thompson’s tale begins with the death of Ruben … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2020 | In: Books, Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment


Behold! The Etch-A-Sketch that can draw perfect circles

Finally! To mark 60 years of the Etch-A-Sketch, the company behind the drawing toy is releasing The Etch-A-Sketch Revolution, It can draw up and down lines, as ever it could, but … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2020 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Smithsonian releases 2.8million images to the public domain

Thomas Eakins

The Smithsonian Institution has released 2.8 million images into the public domain. The open access online platform is free to use and use it however they see fit. Expect to see the very … (read more)

Posted: 27th, February 2020 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Misbehaving Whilst Black: Six-year-old girl handcuffed and arrested in Florida

To Orlando, Florida. It’s September 2019 and police are carting off a six-year-old girl. Kaia Rolle is under arrest. The child is filmed by the copper’s bodycam as she’s retrained … (read more)

Posted: 26th, February 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Coronavirus: Mission Impossible filming stopped; Tom Cruise defeated by virus

Time to rewrite the latest Mission: Impossible film. Filming in Italy for the seventh outing for Tom Cruise and Can Do gang has been stopped because it’s impossible to take … (read more)

Posted: 26th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment


Harvey Weinstein: all the facts in your red-hot dailies

The Guardian says Harvey Weinstein “face jail after being convicted of rape”. You might have thought he’d face a holiday in the Bahamas, but the Guardian has the scoop.

In … (read more)

Posted: 25th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Exceptional Asteroids Versus New York City

Some of those asteroids hurtling through space are pretty large. 3D animator Alvaro Gracia Montoya has made this video comparing exceptional asteroids (classed as ‘minor planets’) to New York City.

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Posted: 25th, February 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Sekre bags contain ruined letters of note

Dead skin and old paper formed into a bag

Finally someone had found a use for old paper in the digital world. The Times says a company called Sekrè – tagline: “Every … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: Fashion, News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Harvey Weinstein goes down

Harvey Weinstein will never w**k in Hollywood again. The onetime movie producer has been found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sexual act in the first degree. He was … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Unsung heroes: NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has died

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, has died at the age of 101. Katherine worked out the trajectory for Alan Shepard, … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Scientist makes working rotary mobile phone

Bite this, hipsters. Justine Haupt, a scientist in the Instrumentation Division at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, has created a rotary mobile phone. “In a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, February 2020 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Transfer balls: Jadon Sancho to Liverpool or Manchester United says clickbait insider

Sky Sports says its reporter Kaveh Solhekol has the inside line” on Jadon Sancho’s future. Sky tweets: “@SkyKaveh has the inside line on Jadon Sancho’s future.” And the future is … (read more)

Posted: 21st, February 2020 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


RIP Larry Tesler, inventor of cut and paste

Larry Tesler computerised cut and paste. He worked at Apple from 1980 to 1997. Last Monday he died. He was 74.

Here’s Larry Tesler talking about his work:

Spotter: Cult of Mac
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Posted: 21st, February 2020 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Spank the Peacock: The Songbook of Zeghere van Male

The Songbook of Zeghere van Male, also known by its call number MS 125-128 in Cambrai’s Mediathèque Municipale, consists of four complementary part-books: Superius, Altus, Tenor, & Bass. The chansonnier … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2020 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Male and female football fans unite in demand an end to all-seater stadia

With the Premier League now a made-for-TV sport, fans who actually bother to go to matches crave the noise, fun and camaraderie of what’s been lost. And that goes for … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2020 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Maria Snoeys-Lagler’s fabulous found photo album

To a thrift store in Belgium thrift store, where a lost album of phots is on sale. Inside are photographs of a woman with A-listers: Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, Harrison … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Why Caroline Flack died – by the people who knew her least

When Caroline Flack was found dead in her home, the vulture business went to work. On Twitter, many decided that with the news still fresh and facts about the TV … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Dresden: Kurt Vonnegut remembers the World War Two bombing

Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) survived the allied bombing of Dresden during World War II. It inspired his novel Slaughterhouse Five.

The Allied onslaught on the … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2020 | In: Books, Celebrities, Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: New Chelsea signing dreams of playing for Arsenal and picked Bayern Munich over Liverpool

“Well, I have two clubs. They are Arsenal and Barcelona. That is my ultimate dream.” So said Hakim Ziyech, the Ajax wing whose just agreed to join Chelsea for (£33.3m).

That’s … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment