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Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa made with 50,000 LEGO bricks

To make your hobby also your job is the dream. Japan-based artist Jumpei Mitsui is a LEGO Certified Professional. Yeah, he makes objects from Lego for a living. He’s recently recreated Katsushika … (read more)

Posted: 20th, December 2020 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Video: When French Resistance fighter Colette Marin-Catherine went to a German death camp

This is worth your time. Colette Marin-Catherine was 90 when she paid a visit to a German concentration camp where her brother, Jean-Pierre Catherine, was murdered. A former fighter … (read more)

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


Golfer Jack Nicklaus delighted his daughter marries a man called Todger

Hyumef golfer Jack Niclaus is delighter to tweet the wedding of his daughter christine to Todger Struknk.

For American readers and Todger’s parents, a Todger is British slang for a penis, … (read more)

Posted: 15th, December 2020 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Having sex through a keyhole with tubby Prince Andrew

The Mail has an “explosive dossier” on Prince Andrew and a woman who claims she had sex with him when she was a teenager, Virginia Giuffre Roberts. It is … (read more)

Posted: 12th, December 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


China cabin crew advised to wear nappies on flights

Back doors to manual on China’s airlines. A guide issued by the country’s civil aviation authority tells Chinese cabin crew to wear nappies and avoid the lavatory for Covid-19 … (read more)

Posted: 11th, December 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Dame Barbara Windsor : Carry On and a night with George Best

Actress Dame Barbara Windsor was 83 when she succumbed to Alzheimer’s at a London care home. Dame Barbara is best remembered as the star of nine of the 31 Carry … (read more)

Posted: 11th, December 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Daily Telegraph launches hatchet into Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre

Look out! Prince Andrew is back. But he’s not the main thrust of Daily Telegraph’s story. That honour befalls Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the American who says she was brought to … (read more)

Posted: 9th, December 2020 | In: Broadsheets, News, Royal Family | Comment


This is lovely: 91-year-old British man gives a great TV interview after receiving Covid vaccination in London

A 91-year-old London grandfather spoke beautifully to a CNN reporter after receiving the Covid-19 vaccination at Guys Hospital. “There’s no point in dying now when I’ve lived this long, is … (read more)

Posted: 9th, December 2020 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment


London pub takes order for one Scotch Egg and 63 pints

Tier 2-ers can order a Scotch Egg and thus legally order alcohol to float it in. According to the rules, a Scotch egg is a “substantial meal”, something that must … (read more)

Posted: 9th, December 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Madeleine McCann Watch: German PR Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters has 7 more years to nail Christian Brueckner

On the day Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, became the first person in the UK to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, news breaks of Madeleine McCann. As the pandemic … (read more)

Posted: 8th, December 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Roald Dahl was a hardcore anti-Semite – but hating Jews is ok

Roald Dahl is dead. He’s been dead since 1990. He was a brilliant writer for children. Buried on his official website run by his estate is an apology for his … (read more)

Posted: 7th, December 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Robbie Savage, gambling on Spurs and the Mirror’s journalism of attachment

After Spurs easily saw off Arsenal with a 2-0 win, BBC radio DJ and Daily Mirror columnist Robbie Savage told his Twitter followers: “I went early on Spurs winning the … (read more)

Posted: 7th, December 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Money, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Tech killed the department store – supermarkets are next

The internet and lack of foresight and nimbleness killed the department store. Them going will have no bearing on our ability to get stuff. It’s just sad to hear of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, December 2020 | In: Money, News | Comment


Namibia elects Adolph Hitler

Old campaigners and neo-voters will be disappointed to learn that Adolf Hitler has no plans for world domination. Adolf Hitler Uunona, newly elected to represent the Ompundja constituency in … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2020 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Dr Fauci and the delayed Covid-19 injection that robbed Trump and left people dead

When Dr Anthony Fauci, “the top US infectious disease expert” (BBC), was rolling his eyes and smirking at Donald Tump (easy enough), he was a darling of Twitter. And then … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Gavin Williamson on the Covid vaccine is the most idiotic thing you will hear from him today – probably

Gavin Williamson is the Education Secretary. He might be a child. Here he is on LBC radio explaining why the UK “beat the world” to get the Covid-19 vaccine on … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2020 | In: News | Comment


Covid-19 vaccine: Britain is world leader at panic buying

The Sun says Britain “beat the world to get a vaccine”. The Telegraph says the UK “leads the Western world” and talks of “Covid Liberation Day”. We’re “first in the … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2020 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


No deal Brexit promises boost for dogging in Kent

“There is something deeply British about dogging.” So goes the opinion of a Government cabinet minister, who according to the Sunday Times, also noted, possibly with a sneer: “Do Europeans … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2020 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


MEP jumps from first floor window as police raid Brussels ‘gangbang’

To Brussels, where tired to screwing the populace en masse, the great and good and having a group shag above a boozer. The Telegraph takes up the story:

An MEP tried … (read more)

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


Got wood? Massive penis goes missing in Germany

If you get offered a large wooden penis about two-metres high, call the police. It might be stolen from the Allgäu region in Germany. The massive wooden wood has perched … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Eugene von Ransonnet-Villez: built a submarine to draw the ocean floor

Eugene von Ransonnet-Villez (1838 – 1926) was an Austrian a diplomat, painter, lithographer, biologist and explorer who built a personal submersible and drew what he saw beneath the waves. the … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2020 | In: Technology | Comment


Brexit: WTO is the Deal

Jobs for life are pretty hard to come by – which is presumably why Polly Tonybee is still at the Guardian and not cleaning a Wetherspoons, painting your kitchen or … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2020 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment


Yellow Journalism: The BBC goes full tabloid over Sir Philip Green and the death of Top Shop

Following its article ‘Sir Philip Green: From ‘king of the High Street’ to ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’, the BBC asks readers: “Has Topshop boss Philip Green done anything wrong?” Any … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2020 | In: Money, News | Comment


Joe Biden breaks foot on dog and plans to get a cat – get ready for President Kamala Harris

Joe Biden, 78, has fractured his foot after slipping while “playing with a dog”, a German shepherd called Major. He will now wear a boot for several weeks, his doctor … (read more)

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


Arsenal fail to take head injuries seriously – Arteta puts ‘the process’ over player health

The good news. Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez is conscious and responding to those around him. Rushed to hospital after a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz early on … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment