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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


Listen to the site bellbird – the loudest bird in the world

Listening to wildlife in the northern Amazon, scientists find that the white bellbird is the loudest bird in the world. It’s mating call reaches 125 decibels. 

Visitors to the mountains of the northern … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal: Emery loses the fans and the dressing room

Never the most monocular fans, nonetheless many Arsenal supporters have seen enough of Unai Emery to reach the conclusion that he’s clueless. Yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace, in which … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


What fool buys this revolting Captain Beefheart shirt for $1000?

‘Crepe and Black Lamp,’ by Don Van Vliet, 1986 oil on canvas, 148 x 122 cm / 58.25 x 48 inches

Stuck for a gift this Christmas? (And how can you … (read more)

Posted: 27th, October 2019 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment


Why Harry and Meghan don’t love us anymore

The official photo harry

We love Harry and Maghan, don’t we? You don’t turn out in the wind and rain to wave flags and cheer for just anyone. But the heir’s … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, TV & Radio | Comment


Liverpool fans turn Divock Origi into a racist joke

Liverpool fans are under investigation by UEFA because one or more of their travelling fans unfurled a banner in Genk that was “highly offensive and inappropriate”. A matter of taste, … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2019 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: captain Xhaka talks “bullshit”

Granit Xhaka says it’s all “bullshit”. Not his inability to go 90 minutes without bing yellow carded or that story about him losing the house keys. What the Arsenal captain … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Abortion is not a criminal offence : Northern Ireland joins the 21st Century

Women won’t need to flee Northern Ireland to get an abortion in the rest of the United Kingdom. The province has decided to decriminalise abortion. A woman cold get a … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2019 | In: News | Comment


Shot In Soho

William Klein Men hidden their faces : 69 Sauna & Massage © William Klein

A new exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery looks are Soho, London’s most vibrant square mile. William … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Awful politicians and their 1972-1981 Doctor Who counterparts

Sarah Dempster has kickstarted a Twitter thread looking at “Awful politicians and their 1972-1981 Doctor Who counterparts”.

That last one cracked me up.
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Posted: 22nd, October 2019 | In: Politicians | Comment


Harry Dunn: Invisible Anne Sacoolas shames America

Where is Anne Sacoolas? She’s no longer in the UK. She might still be checking her hair and make-up in a room at the White House, waiting to “ambush” Harry … (read more)

Posted: 17th, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Jewish MP Louise Ellman shows Jeremy Corbyn the red card for racism

MP Louise Ellman has quit the Labour Party. She says Jeremy Corbyn is “not fit” to become prime minister. The MP for Liverpool Riverside MP is “deeply troubled” by the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Harry Dunn: hating Anne Sacoolas, star of Trump’s reality TV trap

Anne Sacoolas only speaks through her lawyer. The suit likes to tell us how pained his client is. How sorry she is. How she is deeply affected by the “tragic … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


The cheapest pint in London as a Tube Map

Click to enlarge

Looking for a cheap pint in a new London manor, Adam Stead called the nearest pub to every London Underground Tube station and got their prices. All pubs … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe : The 1992 rejection letter from Nature, for the paper he submitted on his Nobel prize-winning work.

Professor Sir Peter J Ratcliffe, Director for the Target Discovery Institute within the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University and Director of Clinical Research at Francis Crick Institute, London, … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2019 | In: News | Comment


When Frederick Banting and Charles Best stopped death

‘In 1922 the scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, most of them comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine’s most incredible … (read more)

Posted: 10th, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Manchester United: Solskjaer’s ‘Cultural reboot’ and other tosh

Don’t panic, Manchester United fans. News is that you’ll have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel for some time to come. The Norwegian, once sacked by Cardiff City, has been … (read more)

Posted: 10th, October 2019 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment