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Warning: you may find Tara Reade upsetting

Tara Reade claims US Presidential hopeful Joe Biden sexually assaulted her. Biden, the Democrat Party’s candidate to take on Donald Trump in the next Presidential election, is accused of pushing … (read more)

Posted: 8th, May 2020 | In: News | Comment

Professor Ferguson tests the theory: can sex with a married blonde cure coronavirus and end lockdown?

Prof Neil Ferguson was a government adviser on coronavirus. He helped the Prime Minister work out the coronavirus-controlling lockdown campaign. The Sun calls him the “scientist who sent Britain into … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2020 | In: News | Comment

The 20 books people are most likely to lie about having read

Word on twitter is that these are the 20 books people are most likely to lie about having read.

A friend once worked for a record industry bigwig who used … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2020 | In: Books, The Consumer | Comment

Buzzfeed v Financial Times: culture clash exposed by Zoom spying story

Mark Di Stefano was media and tech correspondent at the Financial Times. That’s a great news beat. Media writing about media is pretty fun. And media loves reading about media. … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2020 | In: News | Comment

Cadiz Beach sprayed with bleach to kill Covid-19 – Spain already soaks seafood in hydrogen peroxide

How long does the Covid-19 bug survive on sand? In readiness for Spain’s partial easing of lockdown, the beach at Zahara de los Atunes, near Cadiz on the country’s southern … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Clap for the NHS with Nigel Farage

Every Thursday since (how long has it been now?) people have been coming onto the street to clap for the NHS. If you can’t clap, either download the Clapp App … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment

British newspapers marks Hitler’s death with bizarre tribute

Adolf Hitler died on April 30 1945. The Independent newspaper seems to want to thank the German leader for doing his bit to end World War 2. The headline marking … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

A Supercut of Social Distancing in Wes Anderson movies

Wes Anderson was right. Social distancing is the way to survive the modern world. Luis Azevedo has created this supercut of characters in Anderson’s movies practicing sound social distancing techniques.

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Posted: 30th, April 2020 | In: Film | Comment

Boris Johnson’s daughter in Prada headband storm

When they invented prime ministers, they also created Prime Ministers’ children. Unlike the SADDOS (sons and daughters of stars) who can mime, pose and pout in their instagram branded knickers … (read more)

Posted: 29th, April 2020 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment

Transfer Balls: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays at Arsenal, leaves for £30m and Chelsea swap him for Willian

No football, but no end of transfer balls as the BBC tells us that Arsenal “will sell Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, for £30m”. The team captain who scores around … (read more)

Posted: 29th, April 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment

Full spin ahead: Biased media covers the PM’s coronavirus update

Can you spin the coronavirus to make a story favourable to your own political agenda? As James Ball (@jamesrbuk) puts it: ‘Half of twitter’s idea of a good question to … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

Post ICU syndrome in the age of Covid-19

I’ve been in intensive care. I remember the nurse from Redcar who made me laugh. She worked with the strength of purpose and efficiency of a submarine commander. I remember … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Transfer balls: Arsenal sanction Aubameyang exit in cavalcade of tabloid tosh

The BBC says Arsenal are no longer discussing a new contract with their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Beeb’s source is the Daily Mirror, which says Arsenal have “pulled out” of … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Coronavirus Warning and Tape Prevent People Sitting Down In London’s Brockwell Park

To London’s Brockwell Park, where sitting in the park will not be tolerated. Lambeth Council have covered the benches with tape. the message is you can only use the … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Gotcha journalism – Priti Patel out of context: shoplifting down on last year

All these televised briefings from our top politicians tell us one thing: we see too much of them and the journalist gets the answers their Gotcha! style of questioning deserves. … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

Lockdown Challenge: Museums Compete to Show ‘Creepiest Objects’

On Twitter a #CuratorBattle is testing museums to showcase their creepiest objects.

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

Tory councillor in hot cross bun swastika row

Usually a hot cross bun is embossed with a cross, to symbolise Christianity. English folklore says that buns baked and served on Good Friday will not spoil or grow mouldy … (read more)

Posted: 25th, April 2020 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment

Liverpool finish first but don’t win Premier League title; Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United qualify for Champions League; Wolves, Sheffield United and Arsenal get Europa League

The Dutch have cancelled their domestic football season. And it’s bad news for Liverpool and very good news for Norwich and other teams facing relegation from the Premier League. There … (read more)

Posted: 24th, April 2020 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment

Nicotine to fight Covid-19 – study says smokers have reduced risk of catching coronavirus

Can it really be that smoking tobacco, inhaling all that nicotine, reduces the risk of catching Covdi-19? Can smoking tobacco prevent really you from getting this hideous respiratory disease? A … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2020 | In: News | Comment

Kick It Out: Newcastle United’s Saudi Arabia money is perfect for the greedy, moralising Premier League

The latest plot to make Newcastle United winners is under attack. beIn Sports wants the Premier League to stop Newcastle’s proposed £300million takeover from a Saudi Arabia-led consortium. The prospective … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment

Newspaper editor begs to be on Harry and Meghan’s censorship list

Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have banned tabloid newspapers and the wrong kind of readers from keeping up to date with their wokeness, branding (Archie of Archewell) and … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2020 | In: News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment

Covid-19 dies naturally after 70s days – lockdown is useless

Israel’s Health Ministry supported the country’s lockdown to fight Covid-19. But academic Isaac Ben-Israel says it mattered not. He reasons that Covid-19 runs to a pattern. Ben-Israel, chairman of … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2020 | In: News | Comment

RyanAir sent this greedy email to customers who asked for a refund for flights cancelled over Covid-19

RyanAir have found a new way to make life harder for the poor sods who pay the airline money. If your flight was cancelled due to Covid-19, you were offered … (read more)

Posted: 21st, April 2020 | In: News | Comment

Ofcom treats people as idiots by censoring the Covid-19 conspiracy theorists

Media regulator Ofcom has ruled that London Live TV broke broadcasting rules and posed “significant harm to viewers in London during the pandemic” by broadcasting a long interview with David … (read more)

Posted: 20th, April 2020 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

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