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Theresa May and Boris Johnson hang Priti Patel out to dry

Priti Patel (Tory MP, Brexiteer and International Development Secretary) is mired. And some people are pleased.

George Osborne (former Tory MP and arch-Remianer) uses his editorship on the London Evening Standard to … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (2)


Uber’s flying cars attract thousands of unemployed pilots

 

In today’s episode of ‘Hey dude, where’s my flying car?’ Uber is promoting its flying taxis. The Evening Standard says Uber has “revealed” it’s plans for flying cabs, in much … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2017 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Media bias: Spurs beat Real Madrid with a vanishing offside goal

In this edition of biased football reporting, we look at Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League. Spanish newspaper Marca describes the game’;s crucial opening goal:
Replays … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Alien ranch for sale in Arizona: scene of extraterrestrial battle yours for $5m

 

As marketing plans go, telling people the home you’re selling is on every extraterrestrial’s bucket list is sure you appeal to many. Add the thrill of anal probing aboard the … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal clickbait: Daily Mirror ‘spots’ Sead Kolasinac in a Christmas jumper

How bad is sports writing? Like everyone else who cares – and many more who do not – we too saw the Arsenal squad wearing their Christmas jumpers to highlight … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Tabloids | Comment


Sayfullo Saipov: confessions of a lone wolf

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, the Uzbek immigrant accused of murdering at least eight people in New York, is recovering from surgery after being shot in the abdomen by a New York … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment


Alex Wubbels: nurse assaulted by police gets $500,000

Remember Alex Wubbels. the nurse roughed up by police for doing her job? Well, she’s been awarded $500,000 for her ordeal.  When she rightly refused police demands to take blood … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Graphene rods to harness lightning

Life mirrors Back to The Future in the Times, where Sandy Chen has a dream. First you build a massive graphene lightning rod that reaches miles into the skies. Then … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Technology | Comment


Students give ‘first hand job’ for work experience

Writer: Is it first hand or firsthand?
Editor: Either one is fine

Spotter: @NJSox … (read more)

Posted: 30th, October 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The rapper who makes the most self-references is…

 

Who is the world’s most self-regarding rapper? John Lemon has compiled an analysis of self-mentions by rappers to find out which of them wants it to be about ‘me-me-me’. The number one … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2017 | In: Music | Comment


Toothless sex sold for £4 in Liverpool

‘Natalie’

 

The Daily Mail has a story about on-the-clock sex and immigrants. The news comes via a BBC Three documentary on life in Liverpool:
Sex workers in a … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2017 | In: News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


All MPs are suspects as sexual harassment panic grips Westminster

In time for Halloween, a witch hunt. Allegations unspecified are front page news. No need for reason and objective judgement because the story of MPs allegedly sexually harassing “furious female … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


The top 20 MBA courses in terms of wages and cost

Does it pay to study for an MBA? These are the average tuition fees of the top ten schools is $134,600. It does pay to get an MBA – so … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Money | Comment


Arsenal’s missing striker Gonzalo Higuain hits 100 goals in Italy

Congratulations, Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentinian today scored his 100th Serie A goal, hitting the net twice as Juventus beat AC Milan. Higuain, 29, has scored 101 goals in 153 games in … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


What happens when you tap on a shark screen that say ‘don’t tap on the shark screen’

 

Sharks get a tough run with humanity, whether it being fins made into soup, teeth worn as necklaces or the cultural approbation / plasticface that saw the biggest shark role … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Why women love Donald Trump: a letter to New York Magazine 1992

 

Women love Donald Trump. This letter on New York Magazine from 1992 tells us:
Based on the fact that I work for Donald Trump as his secretary — and therefore know … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Australian government moves to outlaw satire

Juice Media makes “Honest Government Adverts” that lampoon Australian politicians and policies. It’s all a little dystopian – there are videos on dying koalas; mass pollution killing whales; corporate greed; torture – … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1)


Spurs fan throws cup of wee at West Ham fans

Who threw the urine? Stories abound that a fan of Tottenham Hotspur allegedly threw a cup of urine during Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham.

This video has been doing … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: News, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Prisoner sues guards for mocking his 91-hour long boner

Dustin Lance was serving a stiffy sentence

 

For a mere 91 hours Dustin Lance, 32, held an erection. The prolonged boner – the effects of a pill … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


New 3D Zebra Crossing has drivers in Iceland on high alert

 

Mind the gap when crossing the road in Ísafjörður, Iceland, where the usual zebra-crossing has been given a third dimension by street painting company Vegi GÍH and the city’s environmental … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Huge bird of prey spotted flying over Austin F1 Grand Prix

 

You all saw, of course, the gigantic eagle / buzzard hovering over Austin, Texas, as the city’s F1 race neared its end.

 

That’s one big ass bird casting a shadow on … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: Sports | Comment


Peter Dahmen’s stunning pop-up books

 

Pop-up books done well are gorgeous. So here’s a peeks at the work of Peter Dahmen and his video Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards.

 

 

Spotter: The Kid Should See This … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: Books, Gifs, The Consumer | Comment


The hipster nativity is a thing of comfort and joy

 

Nicely done hipster nativity makers. The three wise men ride on Segways bearing gifts from Amazon for the newborn. Mary holds her Starbucks and pouts. She looks more than tad high. Joseph … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Carabao Cup balls: Arsenal and Manchester City in fake news epidemic

You can make a story out of anything. Take the Sun’s news that “Arsenal and Manchester City face disqualification from [the] Carabao Cup”.Why?  Well, the Sun says they stand accused … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Amazon delivers 65 pounds of marijuana to couple who ordered a bin

Sometimes life just gives you a break. And so it was for one couple who instead of the four storage bins they ordered from Amazon, received 65 pounds of marijuana.

 

Can you … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment