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This might be the greatest bodywash commercial of all time

Japan raise the bar for soap and bodywash stuff. (Although I did think the supebaddie wold mutate into mom). … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2018 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Pregnant woman trips boy and gives him a concussion (video)

Tally ho! When a woman deliberately tripped a 4-year-old boy who’d accidentally flicked her with a plastic door shield as he tore into a restaurant in China to fetch some chopsticks … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Why I sold Salah to Liverpool: Roma director relives the horror

“Every time he scores I’m like, ‘Oh, dear God’,” James Pallotta, Roma’s American owner, says of Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s star player who joined the Reds from the Italians and orchestrated … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2018 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment

Hank Azaria says sorry The Simpsons Abu is upsetting

Hank Azaria says he’s “willing to step aside” from voicing the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in TV’s The Simpsons.  Azaria is pressured by a Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu (The Problem with … (read more)

Posted: 25th, April 2018 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment

Arsenal balls: Elneny vows to walk again

As ever, when a footballer is injured the tabloids shift into full ghoul mode, reaching for the blindfold and shotgun.  It was so when Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny was hurt … (read more)

Posted: 25th, April 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

France is ethnically cleansing Jews

In France, Nicolas Sarkozy, the country’s former president, Manuel Valls, the former prime minister, Charles Aznavour, the entertainer, and Gérard Depardieu, the actor, have all added their names to a … (read more)

Posted: 24th, April 2018 | In: News | Comment

Prince Crystal Palace: Kate Middleton makes Prince Harry even less employable

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has had her third child. It’s a… stinking rich kid born into hereditary privilege that mocks our democracy / man of the people with … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2018 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment

Martin Lewis sues Facebook over scam ads; but who watches MoneySupermarket?

The added benefits of ‘money saving expert’ Martin Lewis suing Facebook for allowing fraudsters to use his name to trick money from people who trust him is that Facebook gets … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, April 2018 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment

Pray for broken Arsenal ‘star’ Mohamed Elneny

So how was Arsenal’s “star” player Mohamed Elneny injured playing against West Ham?

The Express: “Elneny crumpled to the floor after a challenge from Mark Noble, and caused a lengthy delay … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2018 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Spurs balls: £120m on five new players and just one out

No soon do we read in the Telegraph that Mauricio Pochettino has “hinted” at his imminent departure from Spurs – which he sort of did and sort of didn’t – … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment

Action comics Number 1 yours for a bargain $300,001

To the attic in search of a pristine copy of Action Comics #1 (1938). It’s the magazine in which Superman appeared for the first time. On the Heritage Auction website, the top … (read more)

Posted: 20th, April 2018 | In: Books, Money, News | Comment

Oxfam feasted on the ‘young meat barbecues’

The Times’ scoop that Oxfam put its reputation ahead of  the needs of the people it purports to save is a cracker. Oxfam staffers saw in people’s pain and destitution … (read more)

Posted: 12th, February 2018 | In: News | Comment

Anyone who cares about freedom should look at Iran and abandon Labour



The Labour Party is unfit for purpose. Nora Mulready is relinquishing her Labour membership after 20 years:
In recent weeks, Labour could not make a simple statement … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2018 | In: Politicians | Comment

I was angry and miserable before Facebook


Like you, I was angry, unreasonable and irritated by everything before Facebook. But some people think Facebook has affected them badly and it is responsible for them feeling bad. All … (read more)

Posted: 26th, January 2018 | In: Technology | Comment

Arsenal: Wenger laments Walcott sale

Everton have signed Theo Walcott from Arsenal. Walcott has joined on a £20m on a three-and-a-half year contract. This is good news for all parties. Walcott has stagnated at Arsenal. … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment (1)

Madeleine McCann: a sacked detective, a con and blood


Madeleine McCann returns in a story about a man’s death. The Star’s front-page headline bleeds: “MADDIE DETECTIVE DIES IN ‘BLOODBATH'”!


Maddie McCann private eye killed as blood-soaked body of ‘£300k conman’ … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2018 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment

Transfer balls: Manchester City won’t pay Arsenal star’s wages up front

It’s not just the Mirror online that seduces online readers with news that exists in headline form only. Today’s back page lead is that Manchester City are going to hijack … (read more)

Posted: 12th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Toby Young, The Fabian Society and eugenics for life

Is Toby Young a eugenicist? Young has been riding high on the news cycle ever since we was given a job at the Office for Students (OfS). People held up … (read more)

Posted: 12th, January 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment

Woman divorces husband after he spent $50,000 on a great record collection


On eBay the story of a broken marriage and a big record collection:
My ex-husband was a big jerk! While that’s the main reason that I divorced him, the final straw was … (read more)

Posted: 11th, January 2018 | In: Music, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

When David Hasselhoff didn’t see Stevie Wonder

David Hasselhoff is talking with the Sunday Times:
I live in Calabasas, outside Los Angeles. I can get to the beach in 18 minutes. It’s more laid-back than the rat race … (read more)

Posted: 11th, January 2018 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment

Read the leader of Iran’s Communist Party’s open letter to Jeremy Corbyn

Nora Mulready wonders why Labour is not upset by the uprising in Iran. She points us to a letter written by the leader of the Workers Communist Party of Iran … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2018 | In: Politicians | Comment

Survey finds Conservative voters not like Labour voters

Hold the font pafe! the survey is in and it turns out that not everyone agrees. The Guardian thunders:
Conservative members are “a breed apart” from members of the other main … (read more)

Posted: 4th, January 2018 | In: Politicians | Comment

Would be Tube fare-dodger caught by the penis


The last time anyone of note vaulted the turnstiles on the London Underground, they were on their way to shoot an innocent man in the head. So it could have … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Liverpool balls: Coutinho is determined to join Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho wants to leave Liverpool for Barcelona as soon as possible. The Times says Coutinho “believes that he has played his last game for Liverpool”. Not that belief is as … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2018 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment

Manchester United balls: Neville blames everyone but Mourinho for Manchester City’s rise

On Twitter, Gary Neville, Sky Sports’ one-man schedule filler, has been talking about how Manchester United’s dullsville team are not of football mercenary Jose Mourinho’s making. When not winning friends … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, January 2018 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comments (3)