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The top 20 MBA courses in terms of wages and cost

Does it pay to study for an MBA? These are the average tuition fees of the top ten schools is $134,600. It does pay to get an MBA – so … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Money | Comment


Arsenal’s missing striker Gonzalo Higuain hits 100 goals in Italy

Congratulations, Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentinian today scored his 100th Serie A goal, hitting the net twice as Juventus beat AC Milan. Higuain, 29, has scored 101 goals in 153 games in … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


What happens when you tap on a shark screen that say ‘don’t tap on the shark screen’

 

Sharks get a tough run with humanity, whether it being fins made into soup, teeth worn as necklaces or the cultural approbation / plasticface that saw the biggest shark role … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Why women love Donald Trump: a letter to New York Magazine 1992

 

Women love Donald Trump. This letter on New York Magazine from 1992 tells us:
Based on the fact that I work for Donald Trump as his secretary — and therefore know … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Australian government moves to outlaw satire

Juice Media makes “Honest Government Adverts” that lampoon Australian politicians and policies. It’s all a little dystopian – there are videos on dying koalas; mass pollution killing whales; corporate greed; torture – … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1)


Spurs fan throws cup of wee at West Ham fans

Who threw the urine? Stories abound that a fan of Tottenham Hotspur allegedly threw a cup of urine during Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham.

This video has been doing … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: News, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Prisoner sues guards for mocking his 91-hour long boner

Dustin Lance was serving a stiffy sentence

 

For a mere 91 hours Dustin Lance, 32, held an erection. The prolonged boner – the effects of a pill … (read more)

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


New 3D Zebra Crossing has drivers in Iceland on high alert

 

Mind the gap when crossing the road in Ísafjörður, Iceland, where the usual zebra-crossing has been given a third dimension by street painting company Vegi GÍH and the city’s environmental … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Huge bird of prey spotted flying over Austin F1 Grand Prix

 

You all saw, of course, the gigantic eagle / buzzard hovering over Austin, Texas, as the city’s F1 race neared its end.

 

That’s one big ass bird casting a shadow on … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: Sports | Comment


Peter Dahmen’s stunning pop-up books

 

Pop-up books done well are gorgeous. So here’s a peeks at the work of Peter Dahmen and his video Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards.

 

 

Spotter: The Kid Should See This … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2017 | In: Books, Gifs, The Consumer | Comment


The hipster nativity is a thing of comfort and joy

 

Nicely done hipster nativity makers. The three wise men ride on Segways bearing gifts from Amazon for the newborn. Mary holds her Starbucks and pouts. She looks more than tad high. Joseph … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Carabao Cup balls: Arsenal and Manchester City in fake news epidemic

You can make a story out of anything. Take the Sun’s news that “Arsenal and Manchester City face disqualification from [the] Carabao Cup”.Why?  Well, the Sun says they stand accused … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Amazon delivers 65 pounds of marijuana to couple who ordered a bin

Sometimes life just gives you a break. And so it was for one couple who instead of the four storage bins they ordered from Amazon, received 65 pounds of marijuana.

 

Can you … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Albert Einstein’s tip to a bellboy sells for £1.3m

In November 1922, Noble-Prize winner Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955) was in Japan to deliver a series of lectures. At Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, Einstein was greeted by a … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Jared O’Mara is the worst of mankind

 

I’m relieved Labour MP Jared O’Mara has been exposed. To think that young Bear Payne will one day read the crude remarks made by this man about his dearly loved … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


The shaming of Max Stafford-Clark: lewd comments cost a disabled old man his job

No sooner is the secret out that a powerful Hollywood producer has been using his position to force himself on starlets than we read of Max Stafford-Clark, currently 76 years … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: News | Comment (1)


Andrew Sullivan: The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.

Andrew Sullivan spots a trend: The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.
“I don’t believe it’s disputable at this point that the most potent issue behind the rise of … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Who better than MPs to ‘flush out’ Airbnb brothels?

Our elected reps have decided to investigate pop-up brothels. Given the furore over men abusing rank for sex with young women, MPs paying for sex looks like a step in … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: News | Comment


Shock and horror as Facebook seeks to make a profit

What do you think of Facebook? It’s pretty good, isn’t it. You can post stuff about your dog, website or uniquely gifted children and watch as people write ‘Bless” and … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment


Media bias: Manchester City Silva’s inconsequential ‘no dive’ cons the ref and pains Burnley

Bernardo Silva will not be retrospectively yellow carded for ‘diving’ when his Manchester City beat Burnley 3-0 in the Premier League. Silva “fell theatrically” in the box “under the slightest … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comments (2)


The meaning of sailors’ tattoos

 

Artist Lucy Bellwood explains the meaning of sea-farers’ tattoos with The Art of the Sailor. It first appeared in the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Tattoos and Scrimshaw: the Art of … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


‘Pregnant Women’ are taboo and gender fluid children commonplace as the trans movement thunders on

Transgender news features on the cover of the country’s two biggest-selling red-tops. The Sun has news of “fury” at “Government drivel”, which advises calling pregnant women mums in favour of … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


A flame-activated edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

 

The Anne Petronille Nypels Lab at Holland’s Van Eyck Academie showcases the work of French graphic design collective Super Terrain. They’ve created a version of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in heat sensitive ink. At room temperature the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2017 | In: Books, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


In 1980 Sesame Street toured a saxophone factory and I was hooked

I used to play the alto sax. Badly. I knew I was not all that good a musician when the school violin virtuoso was invited to listen to me play. … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment


Bananarama are not a patch on the ‘original girl bands’

The Telegraph has news for fans of the world’s “original girl band”. You know…Bananarama.

 

 

Pretty good, if not exactly the Hamilton Sisters and Fordyce, aka The 3 X Sisters, seen below in … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Music | Comment