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You can buy the console Led Zeppelin used to record Stairway to Heaven

 

The Helios console Led Zeppelin used it to record Stairway to Heaven is for sale. And that’s not all. The mixing desk is the combination of two recording consoles pulled … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2018 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment


Job hunting with cancer – forget it

Would you tell a prospective employer you have cancer? The blurb on the job advert says they are an equal opportunities employer and committed to anti-discriminatory practices. But would you … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer balls: David Gea should thank Alexis Sanchez for Manchester United wage hike

Transfer Balls: The BBC leads with news that Spain international De Gea wants Manchester United to offer him a five-year contract worth about £350,000 a week. Why so little? The … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Huddersfield Bully: MP shocked, £125 raised and grooming gangs appeal

 

It’s not been since news of rape gangs that Huddersfield has made it to the top of the nation’s news cycle. You’d suppose the town once famous for rhubarb and … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Huddersfield racism: the right-on race to ruin a boy’s life

 

Today Twitter invited the morally good and knowing to pile in on a 16-year-old twat. Lots of people were excited by a video of a school playground incident at Almondbury community … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer Balls: Liverpool want shot of Fabinho and Manchester United target Militao

Let’s kick off today’s Transfer Balls with news of Ousmane Dembele’s desire to leave Barcelona and play for Arsenal, Liverpool or any other side that can afford* a £100m transfer … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Political manipulation of money at root of housing crisis

 

The narrative running through political and media characterisation of the housing market goes like this: ‘ever increasing demand for houses, turbo-charged by foreigners looking for a safe-haven, has been met … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment


The strange death of Billie Carleton that triggered a moral panic and set British dugs policy for decades

 

One hundred years ago, just two weeks after the end of World War One, Billie Carleton, a 19-year-old actress staring in London’s West End, died of a drug overdose. The … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Manchester United cheat and win: blatant Fellaini handball secures Champions League win

 

Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Young Boys sees them progress in the Champions League. Their winning goal scored in stoppage time by Marouane Fellaini should have been ruled out for … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Brexit: Donald Trump warns British to stock up on Netflix and Xanax as trade war looms

 

Shrewd dealers will stock up on chlorinated chickens, baggy satin vests and TV boxsets because the US-UK trade deal is in dire peril. Donald Trump has looked at Theresa May’s Brexit … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Police approve killing suspects riding mopeds

Spot the criminal

 

Police spend astronomical amounts of time and cash repositioning themselves as therapists but still reveal their base nature of State-endorsed thuggery. In a break … (read more)

Posted: 27th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Elvis: ‘I was kidnapped and tortured’ and Brad Pitt loves Jennifer Aniston

 

Brad Pitt still loves Jennifer Aniston. The National Enquirer breaks the news. In doing so the magazine finds reason to restore Pitt and Aniston to its front page, which is … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, National Enquirer, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Ozil victim of tabloid copy and paste factories

The Daily Express’ report on Arsenal’s 1-2 win at Bournemouth is the same report you can read in the Daily Mirror. Both are written by Neil McLeman. The Express and … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


RIP Ricky Jay, master magician and small riot instigator

 

Ricky Jay was 72 when he died (June 26, 1946 – November 24, 2018). The actor, writer, historian and close-up magician features in a terrific article by Mark Singer for The … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer Balls: De Gea Manchester United leaves for PSG and signs new deal

Transfer Balls: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea “will join Paris St-Germain in the summer” says the BBC. He will? The Spain international’s current deal at Old Trafford runs out at the season’s … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Prisoner escapes jail thanks to the invisible cobra trick

To Thailand, where prisoner Anan Komolwanit, 23, is escaping jail by pretending there’s a cobra in his cell. Anan, who was pinched for allegedly holding dozens of illegal methamphetamine pills, … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Media bias: Chelsea denied clear penalty, Hazard tumbles and lucky Spurs

Spurs tonked Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier League. At 1-0 to Spurs, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was felled in the Tottenham box. Penalty! No. None given. But should one have been? … (read more)

Posted: 24th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Spurs | Comment


Brexit: May agrees democracy’s death sentence

It’s not yet a crime to hate Brexit or the EU. It will be, of course. Hating most things is a crime. Most of us don’t rate the Brexit deal … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Manchester United sell kit that does not actually exist

 

Dreaming up news to market the band is hard graft. But Manchester United are very good at it. The Brand are selling a replica kit that does not exist in … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2018 | In: Fashion, manchester united, News, Sports, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Signal-Activated Lingerie: the clap-off bra is here

 

Tired women, adolescents and theatre-goers rejoice (and beware), the clap-off bra is upon us. Michael M. Ahmadshahi Ph.D., Esq. has invented and patented Signal-Activated Lingerie:
“Lingerie, such as bras which are … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer Balls: Rashford makes Manchester United an offer they can refuse and a Liverpool move is back on

Good news for Chelsea fans: N’Golo Kante has signed a new five-year deal. “It has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come,” he said after signing the … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Joan Crawford’s holiday tips – with no hippies

Joan Crawford’s holiday tips – how to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with no hippies – “I always add a splash of vodka to everything”. Taken from her memoirs, Joan Crawford … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Spurs balls: Eriksen contract countdown and stadium move in January

The inability to finish a stadium on time is costing Spurs money and stress. The new White Hart Lane won’t be completed until “January or February”, says Spurs manger Mauricio … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2018 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Women’s March and Corbyn fans agree: it’s ok to hate Jews

 

It’s ok to be anti-Semitic. This we know, some claim, because Jeremy Corbyn is still leader of the Labour Party. Had Corbyn othered blacks or Asians in the same way … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment