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Play 36,000 Flash games offline

You’ve seen the messages that Adobe is discontinuing its once ubiquitous Flash player. On December 31, 2020, Flash goes the way of 8Bit.

Born in 1996, Flash was the multimedia … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2020 | In: Technology | Comment

Paris creates Rue David Bowie – and we’re not sure why

NYC Bowie tribute

There’s to be a street in Paris named in honour of David Bowie. “There will soon be a Rue David Bowie in the 13th arrondissement of Paris,” … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Music, News | Comment

Marijuana: THCP is THC x 30

In Nature, researchers in Italy tell of a test of a form of cannabis that could be 30 times more potent than standard doses of THC. We read of the … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2020 | In: News | Comment

Streatham Terror attack video: cafe owner asks police for 30 minutes so diners can finish eating

The terrorist shot man shot dead by police after he stabbed two people in Streatham, south London, was called Sudesh Amman. Police were quick to the scene of his heinous … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, February 2020 | In: News | Comment

Chelsea Transfer balls: a BBC masterclass in

Signs the BBC’s football ‘Gossip’ page writer has had enough of working at Today’s rumour mill dust is an exercise in ‘question asked / question answered’.

In other … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2020 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment

American Dirt: when critics attack

Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt is the hottest book you haven’t read. Reportedly bought for a seven figure sum, the work hailed as the “Grapes of Wrath for our times” by … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2020 | In: Books, News, The Consumer | Comment

Nigel Farage celebrates Brexit with a portrait called ‘Mr Brexit’ – and are those lip fillers?

Michael Deacon was there to see a painting unveiled: Nigel Farage has just unveiled a portrait of himself entitled ‘Mr Brexit’. Jim Davidson is now giving a speech to mark … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

Watch the live Coronavirus tracking map

You can keep track of the coranavirus with this tracking map run by America’s Johns Hopkins University.

In response to this ongoing public health emergency, we developed an online dashboard (static … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2020 | In: News | Comment

Mind-blowing high resolution images of the sun’s surface

The above image is of the surface of the sun. Each cells is roughly the size of Texas. The National Science Foundation took the images and others with its Inouye Solar … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2020 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment

The Entartete Kunst – when Nazis banned ‘degenerate’ art and music

The Nazis were not ones for jazz and free expression. They damned all as entartete kunst (degenerate art). To let fellow Ubermensch know what wrong thinking looked like, the Nazis … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment

Sub-editor misses open goal in Chester city centre

As newspapers die is the art of sub-editing going with them?

The Chester preacher’s message is not thought to be for the sub-editor who missed the word “manic”.

Spotter: Chest Live
… (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2020 | In: News | Comment

Prince Andrew and the WILL to do nothing

How’s things with Prince Andrew? The Daily Express has the grandiose Duke Of York telling us he “WILL” talk to the FBI about his dead peado pal Jeffrey Epstein. The … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2020 | In: News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment

Let’s swap Prince Andrew and Anne Sacoolas

Prince Andrew is “too honourable”. We know this because he told us so during a televised interview with the BBC on his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (now dead). … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Aviva treats every customer just like ‘Michael’

Cheap words at insurer Aviva, which undid the pretence that letters are tailored to each individual customer by addressing thousands of missives to just one: ‘Michael’.

The boss doesn’t sit … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2020 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comment

Transfer balls: Arsenal save £59m on Thomas Lemar

Arsenal have signed Spanish defender Pablo Mari for £7.5m from Brazilian club Flamengo. And now news is that they’ll follow that with the recruitment of nippy French winger Thomas Lemar. … (read more)

Posted: 25th, January 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

Black activist cropped from Greta Thunberg Davos photoshoot

If Greta Thunberg was black, would the world’s media prick up its ear when she spoke? It’s not what she says, but that the white, blonde from Sweden is saying … (read more)

Posted: 25th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Whodunnit? Ham sandwich posted through letterbox in Wisbech

On the Wisbech Discussion Forum news: who posted a ham sandwich through a man’s door? “Right I’m not happy!,” says Mr Brazil. “Whoever has put a ham sandwich in my … (read more)

Posted: 25th, January 2020 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

28 animals you can eat at China’s Wuhan Market

These are the 28 animals identified by the South China Morning Post for sale at the Huanan (Wuhan) market in China. Many animals do not feature. And the thinking is … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment

Italian street artist Blu creates animated graffiti mural

Italian street artist Blu has been enlivening Bologna since 1999. In Big Bang Big Boom, Blu gives us a “short animated story about evolution and consequences”.

See more on his website.
… (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2020 | In: Gifs, The Consumer | Comment

Microblading gives woman felt tip-style eyebrows

To Kalamazoo, Michigan, where Shannon Bozell has paid $350 for an eyebrow ‘improvement’ process called microblading. She alleges Anne Hicks, salon owner and microblading artist, didn’t do such a great … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2020 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Everton draw badly after innovative team sheet

The game between Everton and Newcastle United ended 2-2. Everton were 2-0 up at 90 minutes. In the 5th and 6th minutes of injury time, Newcaslte drew. It was – … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2020 | In: Sports | Comment

FBI masterclass: how to spot a liar by their body language

Former FBI agent Joe Navarro says he can detect a person’s intentions and true nature by their “body language”. Navarro has a book out so you can take what he … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2020 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment

Brenda from Waddington solves global warming

Brenda from Waddington, Lincolnshire is 89. She knows what caused global warming: space travel.

Spotter: @angrypiln
… (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Media bias: Arsenal deflected glory, Pepe falls over and Sheffield United ‘fire’ home

Arsenal v Sheffield United in the Premier League. The game ends 1-1 and the clubs’ respective websites compile their match reports. Compare and contrast:

The Sheffield United Equaliser

Sheffield United website:

With 14 … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Transfer Balls: Edinson Cavani agree Atletico and Inter Milan deals but wants Manchester City amid Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United interest

Manchester United and Spurs fans excited by news that injury-prone, 33-year-old Edinson Cavani is thinking go leaving Paris St Germain before his contract runs out in the summer can know … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2020 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment