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Covid: failing EU vows war with US and UK – Ursula von der Leyen ignores German rule breaking

The European Union has been accused of “vaccine nationalism”. It wants to stop vaccines made in the EU zone from leaving for other counties, even if non-EU countries have … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


After Horizon : salvation for Postmasters but Post Office gods escape

The Post Office believed the data churned out by Horizon, its flawed computer system, over the statements of more than 900 postmasters who said they had not stolen money. Postmasters … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard injury update – media anatomy 101

Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard was forced off with “an ankle knock” during Norway’s World Cup Qualifier against Gibraltar, says Sky Sports. It was a “blow” to his ankle, says the Evening … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2021 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


‘Hefty Girls Wanted For Police Force’ – the Metropolitan Police seeks ‘fairly good looking’ female officers

London’s Metropolitan Police Force was looking for “Hefty Girls”. “They Must Be Hefty.” They “must never marry or their career with end”. And they must be “fairly good looking”. They … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Tory snowflake James Wild MP hunts for Union flags at the BBC – satire takes a bow

James Wild is the MP for NW Norfolk. He tweets: “Today @CommonsPACscrutinised the BBC on its strategy. As well as asking about licence fee, commercial income, and efficiency, I asked … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Save our plastic toys: smug parents trigger Waitrose magazine ban

Waitrose will no longer sell magazines with disposable plastic toys stuck to the front. This is a huge deal for the publishing industry because those plastic toys are useful when … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


How I got scammed by the Royal Mail postage fee scammers

“I mentioned yesterday that I’d been scammed out of every penny I had,” tweets Emmeline Hartley. “Thought I’d post what happened in case it helps anyone avoid being in the … (read more)

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


New Age Hell found in the Guatamalian mountains – watch a tiktok for the age of narcism

By a “sacred lake” in the Guatamalian [sic] mountains, a “conscious community” is doing things “together”. They are on laptops – together. They are ordering food – together. They are … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2021 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Portable Radio – ‘Portable Radio’ (Crimson Crow Records, 2011)

Portable Radio have been chugging along nicely with a handful of releases, kicking off with the baroque pop double-header ‘Seven Hills’/’Parades’ and a pair of releases in the form of … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2021 | In: Music | Comment


Teen Vogue remove Alexi McCammond and her tweet-shaped moral stain

Teenagers says such dumb things. Alexi McCammond was appointed editor of Teen Vogue, a magazine that binds the vapid weltschmerz of teenage experience into a corporate-clad glossy guide to help … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2021 | In: News | Comment


Specialist in failure Jose Mourinho bleeds Spurs dry

Spurs were abject in their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League. But do not blame the coach Jose Mourinho. He is after all (it says here) a born … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2021 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


How many died when EU politicised the safe AstraZeneca vaccine?

Is it safe to assume that people did not benefit for the EU’s crass and political decision to ban the AstraZeneca vaccine, the wonks and bureaucrats leaving 7m does of … (read more)

Posted: 18th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Jimmy Savile all over an underage Coleen Nolan in 1979

Former Nolan Sister singer Coleen Nolan says paedophile BBC DJ and TV ‘personality’ Jimmy Savile invited her to his hotel when she was 14. The Nolans had been on BBC … (read more)

Posted: 18th, March 2021 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Video : Through Cricklewood on a London Trolleybus in the 1950s

This fabulous video was taken from the top of the 660 trolleybus from Hammersmith to North Finchley in 1957. We start at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and Edgeware Road … (read more)

Posted: 18th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Was Piers Corbyn at the Sarah Everard vigil – and other ‘scandals’?

Shami Chakrabarti has a question, which is most likely rhetorical but might not be: “After the Sarah Everard vigil scandal, who still thinks the police need extra powers?” Guardian readers, … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


AstraZeneca vaccine banned as Precautionary Principle costs EU lives

At the time of twisting, 11 European countries have temporarily suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine, including Germany, The Netherlands, France, the Irish Republic, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, Italy and … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Aphex Twin sells Virtual art for virtual fortune

Electronic musician Aphex Twin, aka Richard James, has sold an NFT (non-fungible token) for $127,000 in Ether. The genuine digital artwork called “/Afx/weirdcore,” features an animated version of the artist’s … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2021 | In: Money, Music, News, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: Sanchez, Spurs and penalty to Robana

Arsenal beat Spurs 2-1 in the Premier League, the visitor’s goal coming from a lush piece of skill by Eric Lemala. In the blink of an eye, he received the … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2021 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Musician identifies the classical music played in famous cartoons

Vincent Alexander (@NonsenseIsland on Twitter) writes that many of us were introduced to classical music from watching old cartoons. “I’m going to identify the pieces that frequently popped up,” he … (read more)

Posted: 11th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Music, News, TV & Radio | Comment


The best 20 seconds of cricket in 2121

If they can score a few less, this lot might yet make it into the current England team. Cricket really is the best team sport every invented.

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Posted: 11th, March 2021 | In: Sports | Comment


Joe Biden Forgets…

Type ‘Joe Biden forgets’ into Google and you get a slew of results. Many of us forget things, especially when under pressure. But when you’re leader of the free world, … (read more)

Posted: 10th, March 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Harry Dunn : Anne Sacoolas makes us puke

Good news is that Anne Sacoolas says she is willing to make a “contribution” to society with a bout of “community service”. Anne Sacoolas will make up for leaving a … (read more)

Posted: 9th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Meghan and Harry want a messy divorce

By now you’ll be wondering what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been getting up to since leaving the UK. Well, after the separation, they’ve being going gung-ho to secure … (read more)

Posted: 9th, March 2021 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Craigslist ad: Looking for white Fiat Uno in Santa Barbara

On Craigslist, an advertiser in the Santa Monica area of California – where Harry Windsor and Meghan live – is “looking for a white Fiat Uno”.

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A sick advert, surely. … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment


Prince Harry cut off financially by his family – he’s 36!

Prince Harry tells Oprah Winfrey that at age just 36 he was cut his family “literally cut me off financially”. Prince Harry is literally 36 years old.

And that wasn’t all. … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2021 | In: Royal Family | Comment