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Virgina Tec’s Charles Steger’s Speechless Speech

CHARLES W. Steger, president of Virginia Tech on the senselessness of it all.
Quote: “I cannot begin to convey my own personal sense of loss over this senselessness of such … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Broadsheets | Comment


Liviu Librescu’s Strong Moral Fibre At Virginia Tech

LIVIU Librescu survived the Germans and the Nazis and then was killed at Viginia Tech. He is now the totem the news agencies can rally around.

On Channel 4, news anchor … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (36)


Heather Mills Falls On Dancing With The Stars (Video)

HEATHER Mills has fallen over on Dancing with the Stars. This is some news in celebrity blogging circles. The only bigger news is that Heather’s leg stayed on.

… (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Don Imus And A Lynching

DON Imus, white American radio shock jock, calls referred the Rutgers University women’s basketball team – comprised of eight African-American and two white players – “nappy-headed hos”.

The full text of … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


See The Aga Khan’s Nephew In Chelsea Bareback Whores

PSSST! Wanna see the nephew of the Aga Khan in porn?

As the New York Daily News reports: “Andrew Embiricos, 21, is a junior New York socialite. He is the son … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (20)


Goodbye Kate Middleton, Halo Princess Diana

PRINCE William’s ex-lover Kate Middleton is holding a tennis racket and the Sun’s Arthur Edwards is doffing his cap and wiping a rheumy eye.

Arthur has been staring up Royal nostrils … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Royal Family | Comments (2)


Bryan Ferry And Why The Nazis Didn’t Have All The Best Tunes

BRYAN Ferry is surely not be alone in confronting the fact that the Nazi’s did not have all the best tunes.
Hooked on Reichsmusikkammer lists such great foot-stomping staples as Anton … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


People Kill People – Virginia Tech

The debate on guns will go on well beyond the time when the Virginia Tech massacre has stopped making headlines. Do guns kill people? Or are people inherently violent?

“After last … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)


Guns Kill People – Virginia Tech

The debate on guns will go on well beyond the time when the Virginia Tech massacre has stopped making headlines.

This from Jane Smiley in the Huffington Post:

“SOME years ago, I … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (4)


After Dinner Discussion On Register of Members’ Interest

WHILE Labour polling hits rock bottom, there is the most amusing, and dare I say pathetic, story in this morning’s Mirror titled “Let me sell you a Tory” which detailed … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Local Conservatives Or Local Labour?

TONY Blair’s Labour Party is moving towards the local elections with a 8-point deficit on the Conservatives.

A poll for the Times shows the Tories on course to secure 37 per … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


The Pocket Money Hit-Man

WHILE City boys continue to earn bonuses big enough to buy a small country, or indeed a peerage, spare a thought for the humble and hard-working hit-man.

According to the Mirror, … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Money | Comment


Barclaycard Won’t Take No For An Answer

WE all get them, those annoying marketing phone calls that interrupt your dinner or the dramatic climax of EastEnders. Yet despite organisations such as the Telephone Preference Service doing their … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Money | Comment


NatWest Holiday Money

GOT your passport? Check. Swimsuit? Check. Anti-diarrhoea tablets? Check. But what about a suitcase full of cash?
Banking giant NatWest has now decided to squeeze a few more quid out of … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1)


Danielle Lloyd Pulls It Off

“DANI’S Knickers are down at Asda.”While its rivals lead with news of the horror in Virginia, the Star proves that whatever time it goes to print, it will always be … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3)


Middleton Volleys And Prince William Is Missing

UNUSUAL of the Express to place its front-page headline “32 SHOT DEAD BY JEALOUS GUNMAN” alongside a picture of Kate Middleton holding a tennis racket.

On one side massed death and … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (2)


Virginia Tech – Unbearable Truths

“THE VIRGINIA TECH MASSACRE,” announces the Sun’s front page.

There is a picture of a victim being carted from the scene. Blood trickles down a bare leg. Four thickset police hold … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2007 | In: Tabloids | Comments (4)


Big Brother Danielle Lloyd’s New Breasts – Pictures

CELEBRITY Big Brother housemate emeritus Danielle Lloyd is reported to be after a job she is ideally suited for – a boob job. (Geddit?)

The former lover of former England footballer … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


Moderate Muslims In Pakistan And London Protest

A VIEW of Pakistan – and no nutcases in sight as moderates protest against the extremists.

“Tens of thousands of people rallied in Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi, on Sunday to show … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Richard Gere And Shilpa Shetty Say ‘No Condom, No Sex’

“NO condom, no sex,” Richard Gere tells an audience of truck drivers at an Aids awareness event in New Delhi.

“What about a hamster?” one fires back. “What do I get … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)


Is Staring Islamophobia?

IS staring Islamophobia?

And note that, according to the OED, you can stare from or with “surprise, admiration, bewilderment,  stupidity, horror, impertinent curiosity”.

This from the Times:

“PUPILS and teachers have been told … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


Rolling News Is For Cynics

ARE people who follow the news more liekly to lampoon it and disbelieve what they see? And do people who don’t follow the news watch Fox?

The New York Times has … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Tony Blair ‘Snogs’ Des Browne

DES Browne says there has been “no apology and no deal” with Iran to secure the release of the 15 British personnel.

But becaues we all need to find out what … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


Delhi Belly And Me

IN an article entitled “Street food is curbed to beat Delhi belly”, the Times says the Supreme Court has banned cooking at street stalls in Delhi.

Hawkers have been ordered to … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment


British Marines Freed By Lutherean Militia

BRITISH Marines released by Lutheran militia group. This from the IowaHawk wire service:

“WALCOTT, IOWA – Clad in civilian Reeboks and Gem sweaters, clutching pink gift bags filled with hot Maid … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2007 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)