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3 dead in Marseilles: ‘Allahu Akbar’ ad infinitum

Three people are dead at Marseilles’ Saint-Charles train station in France. Police shot one dead after he’d murdered the other two. The Guardian says the murderer was a “man”, an … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit poll: 88% of young voters want Britain to quit the EU?

Is Brexit a disaster? We’re not sure what it entails in detail, but that vote was glorious. And a new poll tells us that far from being fans of a … (read more)

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


No anti-Semitism in Labour – just calls for a ‘final solution’

Good job there’s no anti-Semitism in Labour or else we’d think Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME) seeking of a “final solution” ugly.

 

 

 

Having been alerted that Nazis … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Words are bad: Australians warned not to offend weak-minded women at work

The Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) wants to warn you about words. The DCA is an “independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace”. The DCA are … (read more)

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


Not North Korea calls Donald Trump a racist orangutan – orangutants outraged

You know all that corporate guff about how if everyone gets on Facebook, Snapshat or Twitter the world will be made whole and people will speak with one voice?

Well, stuff … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


Media bias: Bournemouth robbed as Leicester’s Simpson tucks his hands onto his arms

When Bournemouth hosted Leicester City in the Premier League, the Cherries were hard down by when a clear handball by the Foxes’ Danny Simpson in his own area went unpunished.

The … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports | Comment (1)


Lover Lover Lover: Leonard Cohen’s Yom Kippur War

“I’ve never disguised the fact that I’m Jewish, and in any crisis in Israel I would be there. I am committed to the survival of the Jewish people.” – Leonard … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Ben Stokes reminds the country that people still play cricket

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been making news ever since he was arrested following a bout of alleged fisticuffs with Ryan Hale, a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, on … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Saudi King Faisal seeks Yoda’s advice in school text book

 

When Saudi artist Abdullah “Shaweesh” al-Sheri added Star Wars into photos of big moments in Saudi history, one featured Star Wars’ Yoda with King Faisal. “He was wise and was … (read more)

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


Arsenal riot, stroll and stumble at BATE Borisov

Arsenal ran out pretty easy winners in their Europa League match against BATE Borisov, winning 4-2, having been 3-0 up after 25 minutes. Arsenal are the first team to beat … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann: police get more cash for another 6 months of looking

Madeleine McCann news watch – a look at reporting on the missing child. There is “new hope” in the “Maddie hunt” says the Daily Express. Is hope born of new … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester City star Aguero fractures rib in car accident

Manchester City’s Argentinean star Sergio Aguero has been injured in a car accident in Amsterdam. The 29-year-old fractured a rib when the taxi he was taking to the airport struck a … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2017 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports | Comment


Hugh Hefner serenades two would-be Japanese Playboy Bunnies and it’s horrendous

Next up on the god-awful 1980 TV show Pink Lady & Jeff  – a show featuring Japanese female singing duo Pink Lady (Mitsuyo Nemoto (“Mie”) and Keiko Masuda) and Jeff Altman, … (read more)

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Lavinia Woodward’s case tells us nothing about race but it might expose the myth of gender equality

Afua Hirsch has something to say about Lavinia Woodward, the troubled woman guilty of attacking her boyfriend. For the crime of unlawful wounding Woodward was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment … (read more)

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News | Comment


Doctors retrieve 40-year-old toy from patient’s lung

 

Ever lose a toy when you were a child? Maybe you didn’t lose it. Maybe you’ve been taking it everywhere with you. Doctors have recently removed a plastic traffic cone … (read more)

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


RIP Hugh Hefner: breaker of taboos

 

RIP Hugh Hefner (1926-2017), the man who made your feel less guilty about looking at nudes. Hefner was the man who gave us the enjoiner: “I only buy it for … (read more)

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


F. Scott Fitzgerald conjugates “cocktail”, 1928.

F. Scott Fitzgerald conjugates “cocktail”, 1928.

 

 

“Present:
I cocktail
thou cocktail
it cocktails
we cocktail
you cocktail
they cocktail.
Imperfect: I was cocktailing
Perfect or past definite: I cocktailed
Past perfect: I have cocktailed
Conditional: I might have cocktailed
Pluperfect: I had … (read more)

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


RIP Mehmet Aksoy: the British filmmaker who showed us the Kurds fight against ISIS

British filmmaker Mehmet Aksoy has been killed. The 32-year-old Londoner of Kurdish descent went to Syria in June, joining the Kurdish militant group, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), and … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2017 | In: News | Comment (1)


Chelsea balls: Diego Costa’s writes an open letter to the fans

So farewell, Diego Costa, who has left Chelsea to rejoin Atletico Madrid for £57 million. By way of goodbye, Costa has penned a letter to Chelsea fans. It asserts that … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2017 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Labour is still trying to work out when it’s ok to hate Jews

Labour doesn’t much mind the rampant anti-Semitism in its ranks. Jeremy Corbyn says anti-Semitism is not “a huge problem” within the party. Union leader and Corbyn backer Len McCluskey says … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Parent drives into school with a teacher on his car

Rainier Schoeman adopted a novel form of car sharing as he drove into Winston Churchill School in Woking.  The school had sent all parents a missive telling them not to … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Billionaire donates £200m to investigate ‘baloney’ and spread bad science

 

Mega-rich Henry Samueli, a fan of “integrative medicine” (homeopathy) has donated – get this – 200m to UC Irvine. “The human body is a very complex and highly interconnected system. Therefore … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Manchester United park the bus and Chelsea never lose

Arsenal are on the up. With four wins and one draw from their past five games, and with just one goal conceded in that period, Arsene Wenger’s team have recovered … (read more)

Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, News, Tabloids | Comment


Police use story of climbers stuck on Scafell Pike to attack cannabis users

 

Four walkers from Manchester got stuck on England’s highest mountain last weekend because they were too goofed to walk back down, says the Guardian. Stoned on the Scafell Pike’s 3,210-foot … (read more)

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


Jesus gets his cross stuck in the ceiling (video)

In which Jesus is out-foxed by a false ceiling:

… (read more)

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