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Robbie Savage, gambling on Spurs and the Mirror’s journalism of attachment

After Spurs easily saw off Arsenal with a 2-0 win, BBC radio DJ and Daily Mirror columnist Robbie Savage told his Twitter followers: “I went early on Spurs winning the … (read more)

Posted: 7th, December 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Money, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Tech killed the department store – supermarkets are next

The internet and lack of foresight and nimbleness killed the department store. Them going will have no bearing on our ability to get stuff. It’s just sad to hear of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, December 2020 | In: Money, News | Comment


Namibia elects Adolph Hitler

Old campaigners and neo-voters will be disappointed to learn that Adolf Hitler has no plans for world domination. Adolf Hitler Uunona, newly elected to represent the Ompundja constituency in … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2020 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Dr Fauci and the delayed Covid-19 injection that robbed Trump and left people dead

When Dr Anthony Fauci, “the top US infectious disease expert” (BBC), was rolling his eyes and smirking at Donald Tump (easy enough), he was a darling of Twitter. And then … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Gavin Williamson on the Covid vaccine is the most idiotic thing you will hear from him today – probably

Gavin Williamson is the Education Secretary. He might be a child. Here he is on LBC radio explaining why the UK “beat the world” to get the Covid-19 vaccine on … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2020 | In: News | Comment


Covid-19 vaccine: Britain is world leader at panic buying

The Sun says Britain “beat the world to get a vaccine”. The Telegraph says the UK “leads the Western world” and talks of “Covid Liberation Day”. We’re “first in the … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2020 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


No deal Brexit promises boost for dogging in Kent

“There is something deeply British about dogging.” So goes the opinion of a Government cabinet minister, who according to the Sunday Times, also noted, possibly with a sneer: “Do Europeans … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2020 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


MEP jumps from first floor window as police raid Brussels ‘gangbang’

To Brussels, where tired to screwing the populace en masse, the great and good and having a group shag above a boozer. The Telegraph takes up the story:

An MEP tried … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2020 | In: News | Comment


Got wood? Massive penis goes missing in Germany

If you get offered a large wooden penis about two-metres high, call the police. It might be stolen from the Allgäu region in Germany. The massive wooden wood has perched … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Eugene von Ransonnet-Villez: built a submarine to draw the ocean floor

Eugene von Ransonnet-Villez (1838 – 1926) was an Austrian a diplomat, painter, lithographer, biologist and explorer who built a personal submersible and drew what he saw beneath the waves. the … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2020 | In: Technology | Comment


Brexit: WTO is the Deal

Jobs for life are pretty hard to come by – which is presumably why Polly Tonybee is still at the Guardian and not cleaning a Wetherspoons, painting your kitchen or … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2020 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment


Yellow Journalism: The BBC goes full tabloid over Sir Philip Green and the death of Top Shop

Following its article ‘Sir Philip Green: From ‘king of the High Street’ to ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’, the BBC asks readers: “Has Topshop boss Philip Green done anything wrong?” Any … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2020 | In: Money, News | Comment


Joe Biden breaks foot on dog and plans to get a cat – get ready for President Kamala Harris

Joe Biden, 78, has fractured his foot after slipping while “playing with a dog”, a German shepherd called Major. He will now wear a boot for several weeks, his doctor … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal fail to take head injuries seriously – Arteta puts ‘the process’ over player health

The good news. Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez is conscious and responding to those around him. Rushed to hospital after a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz early on … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Prince William needs a German or Greek passport

A new biopic starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana needs a Prince William – and only actors with British-European passport holders can apply. If you’ve only got a post-Brexit British … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2020 | In: Film, Money, News, Politicians, Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment


Whack A Mink – 10 million Danish Mink rise again

Over 10 million mink have been culled in Denmark. The Danes found that the ambulatory fur coats carried a mutation of the Covid-19 virus. The Chinese eat bats. The Danes … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


RIP Sir Diego Maradona – your only crime was not to be born English

Diego Maradona (30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was the greatest footballer of all time. He was a true national hero. To mark his death, Argentina has declared three … (read more)

Posted: 26th, November 2020 | In: News, Sports | Comment


The British Library has apologised to the widow of Ted Hughes and withdrawn his name from a dossier of slavery profiteers

The British Library has apologised to the widow of late poet laureate Ted Hughes and withdrawn his name from a dossier of items with slavery links.”We regret profoundly the distress … (read more)

Posted: 24th, November 2020 | In: News | Comment


The Gender Pay Gash

In the Times, talk turns to the gender pay gash, sorry, gap:

If you thought the days of the unreconstructed male needing to rule the financial roost in a marriage … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2020 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comment


Government declares Christmas Truce in War with Covid-19 – virus considering position

“Christmas is saved,” says the Express. It’s “Bubbles with the baubles” trills the Metro – up to four households may be allowed to mix during the festive season. “Ho Ho … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, November 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal: Tierney checks on Leeds United ‘cheat’ Alioski after Pepe floors him with ‘headbutt’

Working under the premise that scoring a goal is for glory-hunters who don’t fully understand the nuances of the game, Arsenal achieved another glorious 0 in a 0-0 draw with … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


You scumbags, you faggots: BBC censors The Pogues Fairytale of New York

‘You scumbag, you maggot / You cheap lousy faggot / Happy Christmas your arse / I pray God it’s our last.’

Prudes at the achingly stiff BBC Radio 1 have censored … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2020 | In: Music, News | Comment


Labour looked electable for 19 days – then they let Jeremy Corbyn back in

Two newspaper, both broadsheets, lead with news that Jeremy Corbyn has been reinstated to the Labour Party. Were it not for the news media looking for an easy story – … (read more)

Posted: 18th, November 2020 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment


Watch Sassy Justice, a Deepfake satire from the makers of South Park

Fred Sassy of Sassy Justice is here to delve deep into deep fakes. Created by South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Fred Sassy takes on the role of “consumer advocate” … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2020 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


‘Got the Bastard!’ Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is dead

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is dead.

I remember the fear and paranoia. Relatives in Leeds getting the photofits – so many of them – and looking at men. Was it … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2020 | In: News | Comment