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Someone is leaving cannabis biscuits and cakes in England’s parks

Who is baking hash cakes and dropping them on the grass? Sarah Kenny says she was walking her Jack Russell cross Max in St Helens, Merseyside, when he scampered into … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Pigeon poos on had of man complaining about pigeon poo

What do the birds think of a lawmaker’s to keep birds away from the Chicago Transit Authority’s Irving Park Blue Line station, aka “pigeon poop station”?

Democratic state Rep. Jaime Andrade … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Global Climate Strike – digital goes dark

This week it’s the Global Climate Strike. The non-action action occurs this Friday, September 20. Greta Thunberg and disciples (too strong?) want us to stop ding anything else other than demand big … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2019 | In: News | Comment


Joan Didion : ‘Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it’

The new Joan Didion film on Netflix, The Centre Will Not Hold, got me reding her essays. In The Year of Magical Thinking (public library), the American essayist writes of … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2019 | In: Books | Comment


Punching low down : The Guardian attacks David Cameron over the loss of his child

The Guardian’s view on David Cameron’s memoirs was widely read for all the wrong reasons. For those of you who missed the toxicity, this is the cut that spread … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


How they created the cover of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

Kirk Weddle descibes how he took that photograph for the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind album:

4-month-old baby was cast and I conducted the shoot with just his parents and a lifeguard … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Samantha Quek fails her audition as a football pundit

Woman’s football is more popular than ever. England’s World Cup run was great entertainment. More than 24,000 fans came to watch Chelsea play Spurs in the Woman’s Super League. Over … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2019 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment


Missing woman found searching for herself

Transcribed:

Missing woman mystery solvedA group of tourists spent hours Saturday night looking for a missing woman near Iceland’s Eldgja canyon, only to find her among the search party.The group was … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Major Wank investigates severed penis

To Eastern Carolina, where Victoria Frabutt, of Newport, has been charged with malicious castration. She is accused of using pair of rose pruners to separate James Frabutt from “his favorite … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Donald Trump turns Congress blue giving three f***s at City Airport

Members of US Congress used swear words such as “asshole” , “fuck”, “shit” and “bitch” 1,900 times on Twitter in 2019. That’s a tenfold rise on 2016 – before Trump’s … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


A doctor writes on the joy of treating the old

Dr Sayed A Tabatabai tweets as @TheRealDoctorT. At work as a nephrologist in San Antonio, Texas, a student asked him: “Don’t you wanna see young patients? Isn’t it rough seeing … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Wobble Wedges : capitalism solves every problem

“The power of capitalism is that there’s a product for every problem,” tweets Jim Overholt. “Just spied this at the hostess station of the bar we’re in.” I see your … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment


From Leicester to Galashiels and North Pickenham, cannabis is the drug of choice

Would you hide a 1kg brick of cannabis in a place where it could go up in smoke in one huge hit? Two people in Leicester have bene arrested for … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Public Library receipt shows how much cheaper it is to borrow than buy books

Save the libraries. They’re one of the few place you can go and sit without needing to buying anything. And you can read the books, too. But not everyone appreciates … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Raising a penguin without ‘assigned gender roles’

Did you know you a human being can raise a penguin living in the UK without “assigned gender roles? This is not a parody (I think):

Meanwhile…on the Island of … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Nine things American women were banned from doing in 1971

We’ve come a long way, baby. On Twitter @WPCelebratio compiled a list of nine everyday things American women were banned from doing in 1971 (via):

A woman couldn’t get a credit … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Exhibiting nature: artist plants 300 trees on a football pitch

Klauss Littman planted 300 trees on the pitch at Klagenfurt, Austria as part of his For Forest — The Unending Attraction of Nature.

Using 300 trees, some of which weigh up … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Islington bans sale of fur – Hackney furriers rejoice

Islington Council has banned the sale of fur products – jackets, coats, merkins. Leather remains on sale – as do animals as food. The council says the fur industry is … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2019 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Dentist promises sedation – GPs doll out uppers

Where America leads, the UK follows. Look out, then,. for a dentist advertising sedation. Rob Beschizza saw a sign of the times:

Driving near Pittsburgh, PA, my wife Heather noticed this … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


The Pregnant Body in Japanese Woodcuts – 1800s

This Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of floating worlds”, takes inside a pregnant woman in mid-19th century Japan. There’s a lot going on in there.

Spotter: Illustrated Internal Bodily Functions in … (read more)

Posted: 9th, September 2019 | In: News | Comment


Legalised cannabis will give police less excuse to target black people

When cannabis is legalised in the UK, it will be, says one writer, “dominated by white men in suits”. Why would big co. marijuana be different from every other industry? … (read more)

Posted: 9th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Former Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Jansen’s autobiography is a tale of anxiety, loss and love

In 2002, Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Jansen was on holiday in Rome. He could have been with England’s World Cup squad in Japan and South Korea. He’d narrowly missed out … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2019 | In: Books, Sports, The Consumer | Comment


Watch Sinead O’Connor perform ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ On Irish TV

This week, Sinead O’Connor performed Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ on Irish TV. She was spellbinding:

As a bonus, here’s the original version of Nothing Compares 2 U Prince wrote for … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2019 | In: Music, News | Comment