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Everton star Wayne Rooney’s holiday romance – and Gary Neville’s advice to Coleen

 

For those of you wondering how Wayne Rooney and the lovely Coleen are getting along, the Daily Star has front-page news: “ROONEY GIRL TRACKED COLEEN.” The Rooney girl is his … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Alexis Sanchez calls Arsenal his ‘home’ and vows to focus

A busy week at the tabloids, as writers think hard about how to fill in the blank pages over the international break. The Sun overlooks doodles of knobs and photos of … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


How to fire a freelancer

 

The Globe and Mail has canned “a number of” freelance columnists, including Tabatha Southey and Leah McLaren. The paper’s editor-in-chief, David Walmsley, thought it decent to sack them by form … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2017 | In: Money | Comment


Kak-handed Spanish police alienate Saudi King

Look out Bournemouth, here come the Saudis! Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is most displeased with the treatment meted out to his eldest son, Prince Abudullah, as he dined … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Ted Heath, Jim Hemming and the evidence gap

 

Police have stopped investigating former LibDem MP John Hemming for his alleged part in a paedophile ring. The former MP for Birmingham Yardley – he left the Commons in 2015 – … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Douglas Bader meets the Fokkers: an hilarious anecdote from Britain’s war hero

Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader BE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL (21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) pic.twitter.com/9ZTqRRhS5G
— Flashbak.com (@aflashbak) September 6, 2017

Trasnscription:
He was … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Hetty Douglas is your internet hate figure of the day

Vying with Robbie Travers for the title of Hate Figure of the Minute is Hetty Douglas, a 25-year-old artist, it says here, living in south London. On anthropological manoeuvres in … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


Spurs Balls: Dele Alli’s finger is rushed down to forensics (and it stinks of Nazis)

When Spurs footballer Dele Alli raised a middle finger on international duty, the media went into overdrive. So bad was it that Sky Sports produced this hilarious illustration:

 

 

‘Player Swears On … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


High winds: Weatherman farts on live TV

 

What’s the forecast, Mr Weatherman. Wind. High wind.

And thanks to the people who made this video – the people who record the weather and play it back.

 

  … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Samsung Fridge broadcasts streaming sex videos

Porn is ubiquitous. You can even get it on your fridge. A Samsung Family Hub at Home Depot was set to browse PornHub videos.

Samsung’s expensive fridge can do all sort … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Brexit: European Commission President’s chief of staff says Britain should vote again

Fancy having more goes until we deliver the correct result on Brexit? The EU are pretty good at subverting democracy. The Telegraph reports:
People who voted for Brexit made a “stupid” decision … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment


Double rapist who underwent sex change harasses inmates in his women’s prison

Here’s one to ponder. Martin Ponting, 50, a father-of-three, is serving a life sentence for raping two young girls. Jailed in 1995, Ponting became Jessica Martina Winfield after a sex … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: shameless Ian Wright joins the Get Ozil bandwagon

Arsenal great Ian Wright has responded unkindly to Mesut Ozil’s polite request that former Gunners “stop talking and start supporting” the team. The much maligned Ozil – often unfairly criticised (see … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Laura Simpson on Everton’s Wayne Rooney: ‘we would have ended up shagging’

Former Manchester Untied and England footballer Wayne Rooney, now back playing for his boyhood club Everton, has been caught drink-driving in a car belonging to pneumatic single mum Laura Simpson. … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment


Whalid trousers cost a fortune to make wearer’s look really poor

 

As the blurb states:
Walid al Damirji’s sharp eye is what makes his pieces for By Walid so covetable. Sourcing vintage treasures to incorporate into handsome thoughtful pieces, texture, colour and … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Fashion, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Spurs balls: Dele Alli and the missing finger

Tottenham, Hotspur and England footballer Dele Alli is winning hearts and minds in the shirt. At one point in last night England’s win over the mighty Slovenia, Dele Alli appeared … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comments (2)


Free speech: Robbie Travers, Esme Allman and the great Macaroon War

We’re all suspects now. What we say is written down on Twitter and Facebook can be used to ridicule and incarcerate us at any time. News reaches us of Robbie … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Daily Mail gives Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs an unwarranted kick

Giving footballers a kicking is lazy. Take the Mail’s treatment of former Manchester United great Ryan Giggs, who was in Malta for England’s World Cup Qualifying match on Friday 1 … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


An anti-Semitic German writes in praise of Hitler to his American cousin (1936)

 

On January 6, 1936, Ernst Ries from Cologne, Germany, wrote to his cousin Wilhelm in Pittsburgh, USA. Adolf Hitler in in power. Jews are being hunted. Ernst is delighted.
Köln, Machabäerstrasse 46. January 6, … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Spiders alert: Daddy Pig places Peppa in mortal danger

Peppa Pig’s parent are lying to her. In ‘Mister Skinny Legs’ Daddy Pig tells Peppa that spiders are lovely. They are “very very small” and “can’t hurt you”. Daddy Pig … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment


Manchester United balls: Lukaku and Rashford as good as Rooney and Berbatov

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United’s Lukaku/Ibrahimovic/Martial/Rashford are every bit as good as United’s 2007-2009 vintage of Rooney/Ronaldo/Tevez/Berbatov. The paper tells readers:
Rashford and Martial offer lightning pace, skill and a … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Tabloids | Comment


Nurse Alex Wubbels arrested and assaulted for obeying the law

To Salt Lake City, where police detective Jeff Payne intends to take blood from an injured man undergoing treatment at the University of Utah Hospital’s burns unit. To remove blood you … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Wanted man captured with surprising speed

When Eric Judkins, 42, failed to return to his halfway house Monday night, the word went out. Have you seen the wanted man? Had he melted into the crowds?

 

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Posted: 4th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Dear Coleen: Wayne Rooney tips and where you can find Laura Simpson

 

Everton’s former Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney only had a “kiss and a cuddle” with Laura Simpson, 29, whose car he was driving when police nicked him for … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Let it Be: a wonderfully ridiculous slice of must see Norwegian TV

In 2010, Norwegian TV show Gylne Tider, aka Gyldne Tider (trans: Golden Times) produced this stupendous video.

The show featured presenter by Øyvind Mund, cameraman Steinar Marthinsen and sound engineer Ingar Thorsen travelling to meet … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment