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‘Storm Area 51 – they can’t stop all of us’

We’re looking for aliens where where are aliens. Show us the aliens:

The clearly tongue-in-cheek Facebook event page is titled “Storm Area 51. They Can’t Stop All of Us” and states … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


James Alex Fields handed life plus 419 years for killing protester Heather Heyer at Charlottesville rally

To Charlottesville, Virginia today, where self-professed Nazi James Alex Fields has been handed a life prison term for killing anti-racism protester Heather Heyer in Augsut 2017. Fields had earlier pleaded guilty to … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2019 | In: News | Comment


Greed over glory: Arsenal fans send desperate letter to their disinterested owner

How can Arsenal get themselves out of the mess created by greed, laziness and a culture of failure? Chief contract negotiator Huss Fahmy is fighting firs, doing his best to … (read more)

Posted: 15th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Nass Festival : rip-off travel and bonkers sex advice

The NASS Festival has been exciting Somerset locals. Sited at the Bath Show Ground around 6 miles from Castle Carey mainline train station, music fans arriving by rail can catch … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Music, News | Comment


That Labour manifesto in full : blame the Jews

The tweet was a smear, of course. “There we have it folks, proof if any was needed that the Labour Party IS institutionally racist and will be until Corbyn and … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal balls: Laurent Koscielny knows how bad Mustafi is

People in the know chose Bordeaux. And like a fine whine – yes, yes, a weak joke but that’s Arsenal for you – Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Malcom to Arsenal (again), Pepe to Everton and Newcastle to Championship

A year or so ago, Arsenal, Manchester United, Spurs and Fulham were competing hard to invest £45m in Malcom, a raw Brazilian winger playing for Bordeaux. Roma were “on the … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Whinefeld : The Seinfeld parody video game

It’s 30 years since Seinfeld first aired. The show branded ‘too New York, too Jewish’ defied the critics and thrived. And it spawned this, Stay Tooned!, a 1996 computer game … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Technology, TV & Radio | Comment


Manchester United transfers: Pogba’s £160m party and planet Lindelof

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says “there will soon be a satisfying solution for all parties”. And what a party it will be should Raiola engineer a – get this … (read more)

Posted: 10th, July 2019 | In: News | Comment


You’re smart phone is not making you ill – yet

The latest up-to-date research says smart phones and other electronic devices are not making us ill. Kurzgesagt (sources) have produced a video to prove the fact:

Electrosmog is one of those … (read more)

Posted: 10th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein charged with trafficking children for sex

Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force. He is accused of scores of sex crimes against young girls. The BBC says that “according to … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Passengers take a four-storey slide to the departure gate at Singapore’s Changi Airport

To Singapore’s Changi Airport, where passengers can zip down a four-storey tall slide to the departure gate. Everyone gets a go so long as they’ve spent S$10 (around £6) at … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Manchester United transfer balls: Paul Pogba yo-yos between homes

Whoever takes the penalties for Juventus had best watch out: the Turin club is preparing a £120m bid for Manchester United’s 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba. United should bit their … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2019 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


The science behind tripping up stairs

Missing a step on the way down is jarring; missing a step on the way up is strange and painful if you hit your ankles and shins. In this video … (read more)

Posted: 7th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop Duet for Cole Porter’s Did You Evah

The 1990 album Red Hot + Blue features features pop performers reinterpreting several songs by Cole Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) – the title of the album … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment


See every cover of the great MAD magazine – from 1952 to now

On Doug Gilford’s Mad Cover Site – “a resource for collectors and fans of the world’s most important (ecch!) humor publication” – you can see every cover since the magazine’s 1952 debut. Alfred E. … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2019 | In: Books, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: the £76m transfer kitty

How skint is skint? The Sun tells readers Arsenal are “skint” because they have “just” £40m to spend on new players this summer. The Bleacher Report and others agree: Arsenal … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Monreal lies and corrections

On the Sun’s transfer news page for Arsenal, readers see the headline: “Monreal CONTRACT TERMINATED.”

Nacho Monteal has been sacked? What did he do. The hard-working Spaniard has never been a … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Illegal immigrants rain on London

The body of a Kenya flight ‘stowaway’ has been “found” in a garden in Clapham, south London. The man fell off a Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi. The BBC says … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal bid £40m for lifelong Gooner Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal have opened the bidding at £40m for Crystal Palace’s brilliant Wilfried Zaha. Palace want “up to £80m” (BBC) for the 26-year-old. The Guardian says Palace want “around £100m”. The … (read more)

Posted: 1st, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


News Corp writers paid by the click; Guardian subs paid by the typo

As seen in the Guardian

Writers for Australia’s Herald Sun can boost their pay by turning their stories into sponsored posts and marketing campaigns. Writers can earn between $10 and $50 … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2019 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News | Comment


North London bakery damaged in anti-semitic attack

To the local bagel bakery in North London. The message on the window – scratched in by an amateur sign writer – declares “RICH JEWS”.

I’ve heard this slight … (read more)

Posted: 19th, May 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Raheem Sterling’s ‘stolen’ ghost hat-trick: Manchester City beat Watford

The BBC’s report on the FA Cup final hype between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley makes for odd reading. The BBC’s voracious website tells us that City’s England striker … (read more)

Posted: 18th, May 2019 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Freddie Starr never ate a hamster

Freddie Starr (9 January 1943; died 9 May 2019) never ate a hamster, at least not Supersonic. In 1986 the Sun told how the entertainer had put the rodent between … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment