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Meet Bowie the Cat

Bowie the cat was rescued in Spain. Bowie now lives with Maria Lloret in Alicante. You can follow his life on Instagram.

Spotter: Healthy Food House
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Posted: 8th, January 2020 | In: News | Comment

A girl’s 1940s ledger of her Cat’s Whiskers

These pictures show us a handmade book by Janet Gnosspelius. The book contains her cats’ whiskers. Janet collected the whiskers she found in her home from 1940 to 1942. She … (read more)

Posted: 7th, January 2020 | In: Books, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

Ricky Gervais stirs up Hollywood AGM in fifth season finale

For the fifth time, the big Hollywood AGM for TV types was hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais. Like all telly, the Golden Globes sticks with the familiar until even the … (read more)

Posted: 6th, January 2020 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment

Read decades of scanned books for free at The Pulp Magazine Archive

Fill your boots with pulp fiction at the Internet Archive, who along with The Pulp Magazines Project and The Pulp have been scanning a vast amount of Pulp Magazines for The Pulp Magazine Archive.

You can read crcaking stuff … (read more)

Posted: 5th, January 2020 | In: Books, The Consumer | Comment

Cass Elliot and Keith Moon died in the same bed at Harry Nilsson’s London pad

Keith Moon, the eccentric drummer of The Who, at Heathrow Airport with his girlfriend Annette Walker-Lax, on return from the United States. PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Cass Elliot died choking on … (read more)

Posted: 5th, January 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

‘#Babyintheoven’: pregnant Spanish influencer uses Holocaust to boost her celebrity

Simon Hunter shares news of the “pregnant Spanish influencer” who he claims captioned a photo of herself ‘doing’ the Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial with the hashtag #babyintheoven.

Hellen Tabalda seems to have … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Reporters on pilgrimage to meet Greta Thunberg

Pilgrims to the Greek Cycladic island of Tinos in the Aegean Sea venerate the Virgin Mary’s ascent to heaven at the Feast of the Assumption, by crawling on hands and … (read more)

Posted: 29th, December 2019 | In: News | Comment

Watch VAR cheat Norwich against Spurs

Norwich v Spurs. Norwich score a good goal. But a man in a van miles away from the action says it’s offside. And that’s how TV, advertising and the lust … (read more)

Posted: 28th, December 2019 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment

Ghost boat with two human heads on board washes ashore on Sado Island

A modern mystery: how did five human corpses and two severed human heads come to be on a boat shipwrecked on Japan’s Sado Island? The boat’s name has not be … (read more)

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

All Good Things : buy Stephen Ellcock prints

The new shop at Flashbak features prints curated by Stephen Ellcock. Curated is an overused word – up there on the list of hackneyed tosh with ‘holistic’, a word used … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, December 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment

Transfer balls: Xhaka to Hertha Berlin

Having brought you the news that Arsenal have recruited the cheap and untested Mikel Arteta to be their next manager, more news from the Emirates project is that midfielder Mesut … (read more)

Posted: 20th, December 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

White academic says ‘geek’ should be a hate crime on par with racism

When you hear that an academic has said calling someone a “brainbox” or “geek” should be classed as a hate crime, do you think they’re anything but white? Dr Sonja … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment

Arsenal balls: Arteta is the new manager

Unai who? All good things come to he who waits. Mikel Arteta is to be the new Arsenal manager. The Spaniard has reportedly signed for three-and-a-half years.

Arteta has never … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

Nativity play angel gives everyone the finger for 20 minutes

Posted by Paul Sorene on Wednesday, 18 December 2019

“It was so funny because she didn’t realise what she was doing,” says the mother of the nativity play angel who for 20 minutes gave the crowd of parents, guardians … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2019 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Arsenal smack down Ozil on China; Kroenke holidays in Rwanda

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims is abhorrent. It is. He says the Uighurs are “warriors who resist persecution”. He then added on the Chinese microblog … (read more)

Posted: 17th, December 2019 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment

Wixing with Wix : Germany wanks for a better web

Wix, the cloud-based web development platform, went to Germany to talk about Wixing. In Germany, wixing means wanking. In times gone by, wixing lent habtual wankers a “a greenish tint … (read more)

Posted: 17th, December 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Labour is dead: the horror of anti-racists backing Corbyn and throwing Jews under the bus

Did you turn the other cheek to racism and vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party? Or did you look at the party’s abhorrent treatment of Jews and rather than self-declare … (read more)

Posted: 15th, December 2019 | In: News | Comment

Voltaire’s Mirror: Ruth Smeeth slaughters Jeremy Corbyn

“The mirror is a worthless invention. The only way to truly see yourself is in the reflection of someone else’s eyes” – Voltaire.

Image: The Arrival of the Jarrow Marchers … (read more)

Posted: 14th, December 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

Transfer Balls: Jadon Sancho ‘joins’ Liverpool, ‘likely’ to join Manchester United and some stuff about Chelsea

The Mirror tells readers that Manchester United are “confident” of signing Borussia Dortmund’s England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, this coming January. Number of facts to support this story: none.

Indeed, the … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2019 | In: Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment

Frida Kahlo in Lego

 Karen Cantú Q has created a portrait of artist Frida Kahlo from Lego.

See more of her work on her site.

Spotter: Flashbak
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Posted: 13th, December 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Diane Abbott wears two left shoes – what utter tosh

The lady is for turning

Out on the campaign trail with her fellow Labour MP for Hackney Meg Hillier, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott was pictured on Twitter apparently wearing two … (read more)

Posted: 12th, December 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

‘Harbinger Customers’ back failed politicians and buy bad products – identifying the postcode losers

Is it peer pressure, rebellion, a herd mentality or something else? The Dace Mirror introduces us to “harbinger customers” who live in “harbinger zip codes”. They buy … (read more)

Posted: 12th, December 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment

Caroll Spinney as Big Bird sings ‘Bein’ Green’ at Jim Henson’s funeral

Caroll Edwin Spinney (December 26, 1933 – December 8, 2019) gave life to Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street from its inception in 1969 until 2018. … (read more)

Posted: 9th, December 2019 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment

Arsenal: Kroenke empty-chaired at Arteta interview

Arsenal remain utterly clueless in their hunt for a new manager. Having erred with Unai Emery, who lasted just 18 months, the hapless, greedy Gunners ownership are eyeing Manchester City … (read more)

Posted: 8th, December 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment