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Seth Rogen remembers his time on the Nineties Bar Mitzvah circuit

In the New Yorker an excerpt from Seth Rogen’s new memoir, Yearbook.

At that age, the only way I knew to get a girlfriend was through dancing. Not just any dancing—slow dancing. It was … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2021 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment

Sarah Halimi: Jews are the West’s approved target now

It took the best part of a week for the BBC to pick up the story of Sarah Halimi, the Jewish pensioner murdered in an anti-Semitic attack.

Sarah Halimi was … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2021 | In: News | Comment

Manchester United: 16 years of Glazer greed boils over

Did you see the Manchester United fans on the Old Trafford pitch before their club’s match with Liverpool and think, ‘Finally!’ After 16 years of ownership by distant, greedy venture … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2021 | In: manchester united, News, Sports | Comment

Arsenal : Arteta lines up his shark jump

After Arsenal’s latest defeat, this episode of #Vincibles centres on the first leg of the Europa League semi-final with Villarreal. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta explained his decision to start the … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2021 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

The Queen’s Beasts commemorative coin

Anyone watching Sky News will be forgiven for not realising when the show ends and the adverts start. Today’s news is peppered with the story of a “giant” gold coin … (read more)

Posted: 29th, April 2021 | In: Money, News, Royal Family | Comment

The fake ‘John Lewis furniture nightmare’ and Dubya’s plastic turkey

This April you could read Tatler’s story on the fiancée of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 32-year-old Carrie Symonds, “the most powerful woman in Britain, reportedly shaping her partner’s thoughts on … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment

Jack London’s extraordinary photos of London

In 1902 American author Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) visited London city. Writing in The People of the Abyss he described a trip to Whitechapel, seeing … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2021 | In: Books, The Consumer | Comment

Post Office scandal boss Paul Vennells keeps her CBE

Paula Vennells, the former chief executive of the Post Office (2012 – 2019), is to leave her role a non-executive director of the retailer Dunelm and step back from her … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2021 | In: News | Comment

Carabao Cup Final: sad Spurs reach 0.04 expected goals as Manchester City win

Spurs achieved an expected goal tally of 0.04 goals over 93 minutes of Carabao Cup final action. Manchester City, who won the match 1-0, reached 3.5 expected goals. Given that … (read more)

Posted: 25th, April 2021 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment

Arsenal balls: Arteta becomes Stan Kroenke’s lickspittle

“All of them [had] the right intentions to defend the club and put the club in the best possible position for now and for the future, but they accept that … (read more)

Posted: 24th, April 2021 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

Spotify founder Daniel Ek wants to buy Arsenal – greedy Kroenke must go

Arsenal fan can begin to dream – and start moving their accounts from Apple Music to Spotify. Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of the streaming music company, says he wants … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2021 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

‘I Love You Earth’ – Yoko Ono is here to rescue us one slogan at a time

“I Love You Earth,” states the legend on billboards in London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. Some advertising hoardings bearing those words are illuminated, so you’d suppose the intention is for … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2021 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment

Brands not fans killed Super League

Super League had a naff name and an agenda based on greed. Told the billionaires had been plotting the heist for years, you boggle at how ignorant so many mega-rich … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2021 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Sports | Comment

Are Stan Kroenke and his son Josh the most clueless men in football?

Manchester City have withdrawn from the European Super League (ESL). Chelsea set to join them. When those clubs take the moral high ground you know you’re on a ride to … (read more)

Posted: 20th, April 2021 | In: News, Sports | Comment

The European Super League is a FTSE for Football – bring it on!

On the telly, the latest Tory housing minister and a Labour MP whose name escapes everyone are lamenting the new European Super League, a new tournament featuring most of the … (read more)

Posted: 19th, April 2021 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Key Posts, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment

The European Super League is so rubbish that Spurs are in it

On the same day that the greedy, venal elite of European football outlined plans for a made-for-TV European Super League, a lone Wycombe Wanderers fan dressed in the team’s colours … (read more)

Posted: 18th, April 2021 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment

Aggressive police arrest, hog-tie and mock elderly woman with dementia picking wild flowers by roadside

In this video taken by a police bodycam, we see a 73-year-old woman accosted, pushed to the ground and handcuffed. Her offence appears to be picking wild flowers whilst … (read more)

Posted: 18th, April 2021 | In: News | Comment

Spurs Balls: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba rattles Jose Mourinho

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says he “couldn’t care less” about what Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says about him. Mourinho cares so little about it that he’s told the media … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2021 | In: manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment

Is mass murder best for planet Earth?

The Guardian wants us to know why Genghis Kahn was “good for the planet”. Sure the forces slew around 40 million people. In every captured town, Khan’s forces killed everyone, … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2021 | In: News | Comment

Making Japanese prints – a lovely video

Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) are routinely gorgeous. But how are they made? Master printmaker Keiji Shinohara shows us how in this great video.

Lead image: Eight Shadow Figures, c. 1842 by … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2021 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment

Artist adds smiles to female prisoners and victims of Khmer Rouge genocide

Deeps fakes, fake news and now adding to the list of repurposed media (aka ‘your truth’) are happy victims of genocide and smiling female prisoners. Vice has apologized for its … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2021 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Gorgeous hoodies for Organic loving Vegans at the Flashbak Shop

On Flashbak, there’s a fabulous range of hoodies, all suitable for organic loving vegans.

Hoodies are Vegan Friendly & Organic.

– High-end product, wonderful quality (350 G/M²)- Available sizes: XS to XXL- Available colors: white, navy blue, … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2021 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment

Spurs fans joy at watching paint dry – the Dulux years

Spurs fans have been watching paint dry for years. And now the club has – get this – an official paint partner. It’s Dulux, the paint brand with the shaggy … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2021 | In: Sports, Spurs, The Consumer | Comment

Dread Beat and Blood: Lynton Kwesi Johnson, the Brixton Riots and The Spectator’s ‘Immigrant Swamp’

People had been getting angry. Forty years ago they’d had enough of heavy-handed police tactics and unchecked racism. On April 11, 1981, 13 young black people were killed in a … (read more)

Posted: 14th, April 2021 | In: Music, News | Comment

Pregnant women, children and cancer patients banned from Caraboa Cup Final

The Caraboa Cup final between Spurs and Manchester City will be watched at Wembley by 4,000 paying fans – half each for each club. But you can only apply for … (read more)

Posted: 13th, April 2021 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment