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Jacob Rees-Mogg finds his Man Friday in the Times

To the Tory conference in the company of Times sketch writer Quentin Letts. He’s a-billin’ and a-cooin’ over Walter Softy-styled MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Jacob Rees-Mogg is catholic in his … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, October 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Tough Life: Harry and Meghan pick a fight with the tabloids they can only lose

Harry and Meghan : live cam – exclusive to all media

Is Prince Harry a celebrity, an activist or a royal? Right now he’s a litigant, suing the Mail on Sunday … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Here are a few entries for the World Photography Organization.

Free to enter, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards invites all levels of photographers from around the world the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, October 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Why dogs stick their head out of car windows

Why do dogs stick their heads out of car windows? Because they can and you rarely ride with a tiger or a ferret on the front passenger seat? Nah, Truth … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Human babies have lizard body parts

Hey, eyeball lickers. News is that babies in the womb are possessed of extra lizard-like muscles in their hands. “Most” babies lose the lizard part before they’re born. (Where do … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Jews missing from union’s tribute to Holocaust Memorial Day

You can remembers the Holocaust at the University and College Union. They are? “The University and College Union (UCU) represents over 120,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Artist Spenser Little makes great street sculptures from wire

I love these wire sculptures by Spenser Little.

Spenser Little is a self-taught artist who has been bending wire for the last 15 years… Some works contain moving components and multiple … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Set the language police on our MPs

Have you called the language police on Boris Johnson? You might need to wait a while because a few others could be getting the knock first. Johnson has been upbraided … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Portland hails the end of the urinal

Good news for men who like to sit down to take a wazz. The City of Portland has done away with urinals at its Portland Building. “The City of Portland … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Liam Gallagher answers 73 as he strolls about Hampstead Heath

Might be best not to bark out questions should you see Liam Gallagher bowls about his local area in north west London. In any case, Joe Sabia has beaten you to … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2019 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


Watch an octopus dream in colour

An octopus changes colours while sleeping. The US show Octopus: Making Contact opines that the captive octopus is dreaming of hunting. Bit of a guess, no? Maybe it’s dreaming of escape or … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Captain Morgan bars Muslims from its US website?

Sorry, Muslims, no rum, sodomy and the lash for you. At least that’s the way it appeared. Last week Captain Morgan rum ran a verification check on its US website. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Man has sex with plastic cleaning cone at Wigan train station

Phwoar!

Is nothing safe? To Wigan train station, where a man has been caught shagging a cleaning cone. He was observed abusing the facilities by a worker for Virgin Trains, natch.

The … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Stoned tuna: chef arrested for cannabis-infused fish

The Italian newspaper La Sicilia reports on a local chef arrested on suspicion of drugs dealing. The chef claimed he was testing out “new flavours”, and the two large marijuana plants and 1kg … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Vaping marijuana – don’t panic

A conspiracy can start any number of ways. But let’s consider the Daily Mail’s news on vapes and cannabis and death. The headline is a burp of worry words: “Black … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


The best print shop on the web

Delighted to say that Flashbak has new print store. It promises to the be the best print shop on the web. The print shop is edited by me, Rob Baker … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Media balls: Arsenal ‘controversy’ upsets Aston Villa

It was pulsating stuff at the Emirates when Arsenal met a lively Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Gunners, who fluctuated between catatonic, dire, chaotic and scintillating, saw a … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, September 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Class War Death Race: Labour summon Grim Reaper for Corbyn and the Queen

The Sunday Times leads with news that Jeremy Corbyn’s senior aide Andrew Fisher has resigned. Who? Fisher, we learn, was head of policy and author of the party’s last election … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Royal Family | Comment


‘My sex with Prince Andrew’: Virginia Giuffre says Epstein trafficked her to the Duke

The story of Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship with Prince Andrew did not die when the convicted paedophile took his own life. The Sun and Mirror lead with the words of Virginia … (read more)

Posted: 21st, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


John Waters picks his favourite films and TV shows from ‘the closet ‘

John Waters’ took a look inside the ‘film closet’ at Criterion.
… (read more)

Posted: 20th, September 2019 | In: Film | Comment


Ben Stokes : the tabloids, murder and the right to be forgotten

Fallout from the Sun’s story on Ben Stokes “secret family tragedy” was loud and vociferous. The cricketer and a personal hero of mine, was the subject of a story about … (read more)

Posted: 20th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Surely only cheats pay for plagiarism detection tools

Do you like to cheat? Students are paying essay writers to write their essays – or just rehash an old one. But how do institutions know the essay is not … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: News | Comment


Night and The City- the best London film ever?

Jeremy Smith has compiled a list : ‘The signature film of every major city’. London is the only British city to make the list. And the choice of film? … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: Film | Comment


David Cameron: the cannabis years

In 2007, it was reported that David Cameron had smoked cannabis in 1982, when the future Prime Minister and then leader of the Conservative Party was a 15 years old … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment


The Moebius Hendrix

In 1967 journalist Jean-Nöel Coghe accompanied Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) on the France and Belgium legs of his first tour outside the USA. Coghe took a photograph of Hendrix … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment