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How to open a book – a vintage primer

William Matthews Bookseller instructs us ho to open a lovely book for the first time.

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Posted: 6th, December 2019 | In: Books, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Senior quotes from a 1911 high school yearbook

Here’s a lovely old selection of words and aspirations explaining how three students in 1911 saw their lives.

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Posted: 5th, December 2019 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers checks his DNA

No chance, then, that Brendan Rodgers will leave Leicester City, a team vying for the title and a Champions League place mid-stream. “I’ll give my life to make the supporters … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2019 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment

Hypocrisy! France bemoans US trade tariffs; France wants British trade tariffs

France is upset that the US is thinking about imposing trade tariffs on French cheese, fizz, make-up and handbags. France wants to tax US business. A US ruling into French … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2019 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment

Labour pro-diversity video fails Jews – Corbyn gives succour to anti-Semites

There are only a relatively few Jewish voters. That might be why in the Labour Party’s video celebrating its commitment towards protecting diversity it makes not mention of Jews either … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2019 | In: News | Comment

Mike Bloomberg says China is a democracy and Xi Jinping answers to his ‘constituents’

Michael ‘Mike’ Bloomberg didn’t get to be billionaire by being a dufus and doing no research. So why doe he tell Margret Hoover that China’s President Xi Jinping asnwer to … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2019 | In: Politicians | Comment

Hero fought terrorist on London Bridge with huge Narwhal tusk

Two people were murdered today in another attack on London. The killer was brought to a standstill and taken to the ground by passers-by on London Bridge.

Amy Coop was … (read more)

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

LibDems and Labour to rebrand in change of election strategy

Hot on the heels of news that the LibDems are ditching their dire policy to revoke Article 50 and thus ignore a democratic vote, news reaches us that Labour are … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2019 | In: Politicians | Comment

Jeremy Corbyn isolates British Jews

British Jews send a message to Jeremy Corbyn;’s Labour

Oy vez, Je-rem-meee Corrrrrr-bin. The Labour Party’s leader’s been hit with those allegations of anti-Semitism again and challenged over his commitment to … (read more)

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

Suspected anti-semite arrested for Tube Bible readings

You might consider a man reading aloud from the Bible as he stands on the Tube to be a little unwell. The man was filmed on the Northern Line leaning … (read more)

Posted: 24th, November 2019 | In: News | Comment

Photoshop nightmares: Cloned human beings spotted on Eurostar

Ian Martin has spotted something strange on the Eurostar.

The full render is more worrying. “Have you seen the fuller render,” asks @pistosophy. Here it is:

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Posted: 24th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

The True Blue Cookery Book – cookies with Tories

The Truth Blue Cookery Book is is “an assembly of recipes contributed by the Conservative Members of Parliament and their wives”. No husbands can cook, or at least no husbands … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2019 | In: Books, Key Posts, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment

Transfer balls: Ibrahimovic and Bale to Spurs

Who will Jose Mourinho sign now that Daniel Levy, the parsimonious Spurs chairman, has hired the man who likes to spend? Well, steady yourselves Spurs fans, the Telegraph says Spurs … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment

The Shining In Gingerbread

Twin brother Aaron and Austin Keeling recreated scenes from The Shining with Gingerbread. They’re pretty tasty:

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Posted: 21st, November 2019 | In: Film, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

Art Nouveau and the path to psychedelic 1960s music posters

All great art contains a degree of copying. Those psychedelic 1960s music posters borrow much from Art Nouveau, which borrowed from the Arts & Crafts Movement. In his 1920 work … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2019 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment

Prince Andrew on Jeffrey Epstein – as advised by Michael Spicer in ‘the room next door’

Michael Spicer was listening in the next room when Prince Andrew was telling BBC viewers about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, the now dead convicted peadophile.

Andrew refutes allegation … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment

New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho offered job a month ago

Irritating Jose Mourinho is the new Tottenham manager, succeeding the likeable Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday.

Spurs are now coached by the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss. … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2019 | In: Sports | Comment

Spurs sack Pochettino; Mourinho lined up

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino. He was at the club for five years. During his time at the Premier League club, Spurs won nothing. But he nearly … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2019 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew dry humps for democracy

Who got the jacket first?

Having issued the time-honoured non-denial denial, confronted with a televised Q&A into his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (now conveniently dead), innocent Prince Andrew duly … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew issues non-denial denial over sex with underage Virginia Roberts

Prince Andrew says he cannot recall if he ever met Virginia Roberts – now Virginia Giuffre. He tells the BBC’s Newsnight he has “no recollection of ever meeting this lady, … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew on the BBC’s Newsnight looks like PR drivel

Prince Andrew has been talking to the BBC about his friendship with the not-in-the-least-bit-murdered-convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York thought it right to tell the BBC Newsnight’s show … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment

Narwahl the dog has a tail on his head

Meet Narwahl, an 10-week-old abandoned puppy with a tail on the middle of his forehead. If he likes walking in the rain, Mac can wipe the water from his eyes … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

Chelsea benefit from FA decision to ban Manchester City player for non-racist racist tweet

Congratulations to Chelsea on being the beneficiaries of the FA’s decision to ban Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva from playing when the club’s next meet on November 23. For a joke … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, Manchester City, Sports | Comment

How to buy drugs on the Dark Web

Jason Kottke directs us to an article on the London Review of Books by Misha Glenny (DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia) and Callum Lang called How to Buy Drugs. … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment

The reason for Liverpool’s success : theoretical physics and not overlooking dickheads

How does Liverpool find players? Ian Graham, a theoretical physicist and Liverpool’s director of research, has been talking to Freakonomics Radio. “We get data on every ball touch that every … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2019 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment