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Toy Freaks and other creepy ways to exploit children and get rich on YouTube

Ever see Toy Freaks? It was the 68th most popular channel on YouTube. It ‘was’ because it’s gone, banned for flouting YouTube’s “community guidelines”. Google, YouTube’s owners, were super cautious … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2017 | In: News, Technology | Comment


North London Derby bias: slick Arsenal get lucky, Spurs bemoan the referee and Ozil looks ready to stay

Arsenal 2. Tottenham Hotspur 0. The Premier League match between North London’s biggest football clubs ended in favour of the Gunners, who were feisty, bright, quick, slick and aggressive throughout. … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Schools ban glitter to save the planet but the human virus lives on

To the Tops Day Nurseries, which all 19 branches have banned the 3,000 children they care for from using…glitter. Tops’ MD Cheryl Hadland says the glitter is harming the planet.

“We … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Steve Mnuchin and his wife posing with dollar bills is wonderfully revolting

Steve Mnuchin, the US Treasury Secretary, and his fragrant wife Louise Linton (top notes of mink perineum and aviation fuel over a puppy farm base) walked into the Bureau of Engraving … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2017 | In: Money, News, Politicians | Comment


Kenneth Branagh and the actor formerly known as Michelle Pfeiffer star in journalism horror show

Michael Pfeiffer

 

Copy and past news now, as the Metro tells us that Kenneth Branagh is starring in a remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film, News, Tabloids | Comment


Ian Wright: Arsenal great was ‘bullied’ at Crystal Palace

Former Crystal Palace and Arsenal footballer Ian Wright is an ambassador for Cartoon Network’s anti-bullying campaign CN Buddy Network. Helping to promote the cause, Wright is telling media about his … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal Balls: Wilshere signs new deal and heads to Spain in Sun clickbait tie-in

Transfer balls: Jack Wilshere, once the saviour of English football, is making his way back to the fore after a trying time with injuries. Having clawed his way back to … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Josh Rivers: Gay Times editor’s only crime was to be unfunny

 

Today’s hate figure is Josh Rovers, editor of Gay Times magazine, now suspended for tweeting things between 2010 and 2015.  Examples of Rivers’ tweets are many. One mocked women and … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t count Israel among his Jew-hating ‘friends’

 

In 2015 then Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn went on the telly to explain why he addressed Islamist militant organisations Hamas and Hezbollah, a group that calls for the murder … (read more)

Posted: 16th, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


The Guardian makes cracking error in dyslexia story

Dyslexia news in the Guardian, where the paper infamous for its typos relays news that dyslexia may be caused by the light-receptor cells in “the human eye”. Scientists noticed a difference … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment


Barbie gets an hijab in accordance with ‘diversity’

 

There’s to be a Barbie doll based on US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who became the first women who wear an hijab at the Olympics. According to Mattel, Muhammad is … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2017 | In: News, Sports, The Consumer | Comment


Democracy wins: Australia says yes to gay marriage

 

Australians approve of gay marriage.  Australian voters gave a thumbs up to same-sex marriage, with 61.6% voting for and 31% voting against. Turn out for the postal vote was high: just … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2017 | In: News | Comment


The cheapest State in the US for renters

According to Earnest, Californians spend the most on rent; West Virginians the least. But win terms of disposal income, South Dakotans spend a whopping 24.8% of their cash on rent.

 

 

Spotter: Earnest , … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2017 | In: Money | Comment


Tabloids zoom in on ‘ashen-faced’ Gareth Bale

News that Gareth Bale’s “bother-in-law” has died is surely a shock for his loved ones. The Mail says Real Madrid and Wales footballer Bale and his fiancee Emma have been left … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Clickbait balls: Liverpool ‘favourites’ to sign Barcelona Mascherano in a market of one

Transfer balls spots this gem in the Daily Mirror’s desperate clickbait factory: “Liverpool favourites to sign Barcelona star in January transfer window.”

To reach this story, readers vault no fewer than three … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Money, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal Balls: The changing styles of Arsene Wenger

It looks like being another season of barely held together crisis for Arsenal – just for a change, writes Sunil Singh. 
After winning the FA Cup again in May, Wenger should … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Paramedics attacked by idiots but it’s not worse than death

 

Paramedics do a testing job in trying circumstances for not all that much cash. But not everyone appreciates their efforts. While they treated a dying man in Small Heath, Birmingham, … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: News | Comment


Everyday censorship: Ta-Nehisi Coates says whites can’t sing the n-word in rap songs

 

Can white music fans sing along with rap music when the lyrics include “nigger”, the so-called ‘n-word’? Surely, they should be able to sing what they want to, as should … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Taxies levied on turnover will turn the lights off

Sky News economics editor Ed Conway has an idea about how the likes of Apple, Google and Facebook can be taxed when they operate a slippery system of moving services … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment


The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump: Ode to 45

 

Donald Trump’s poetry is composite blend of Tweets, speeches and interviews  edited by Rob Sears, who notes the “little known alternative fact that the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, has … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment


Prince Charles has Jewish ‘friends’ but they’re all self-serving lobbyists

In 1986, Prince Charles penned a letter to his pal Laurens van der Post. In it he bemoaned the “Jewish lobby” and the state of the State of Israel. None of … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Brexit Balls: Irish cheese panic

More fine anti-Brexit work in the The Guardian, where news is that people who eat non-organic butter and hum-drum Irish cheddar are going to be worst off once the country … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comment


Roy Moore accused of molesting shellfish

 

Big news from Alabama, where the Republican Party is embroiled in a “sex clams” scandal involving local politician and judge Roy Moore. Moore’s campaign for the US Sensate is infected … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Manchester United Balls: Mourinho accepts defeat

Football moves pretty fast at the Sun, where the paper continues to cheer for Jose Mourinho, currently turning Manchester United into a pragmatic, defence-minded grinding machine. Second in the Premier … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


This Heinz Stranger Things ketchup bottle top is brilliant

 

Spotter: Adam The Creator … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment