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Tabloids zoom in on ‘ashen-faced’ Gareth Bale

News that Gareth Bale’s “bother-in-law” has died is surely a shock for his loved ones. The Mail says Real Madrid and Wales footballer Bale and his fiancee Emma have been left … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Clickbait balls: Liverpool ‘favourites’ to sign Barcelona Mascherano in a market of one

Transfer balls spots this gem in the Daily Mirror’s desperate clickbait factory: “Liverpool favourites to sign Barcelona star in January transfer window.”

To reach this story, readers vault no fewer than three … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Money, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal Balls: The changing styles of Arsene Wenger

It looks like being another season of barely held together crisis for Arsenal – just for a change, writes Sunil Singh. 
After winning the FA Cup again in May, Wenger should … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Paramedics attacked by idiots but it’s not worse than death

 

Paramedics do a testing job in trying circumstances for not all that much cash. But not everyone appreciates their efforts. While they treated a dying man in Small Heath, Birmingham, … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: News | Comment


Everyday censorship: Ta-Nehisi Coates says whites can’t sing the n-word in rap songs

 

Can white music fans sing along with rap music when the lyrics include “nigger”, the so-called ‘n-word’? Surely, they should be able to sing what they want to, as should … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Taxies levied on turnover will turn the lights off

Sky News economics editor Ed Conway has an idea about how the likes of Apple, Google and Facebook can be taxed when they operate a slippery system of moving services … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment


The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump: Ode to 45

 

Donald Trump’s poetry is composite blend of Tweets, speeches and interviews  edited by Rob Sears, who notes the “little known alternative fact that the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, has … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment


Prince Charles has Jewish ‘friends’ but they’re all self-serving lobbyists

In 1986, Prince Charles penned a letter to his pal Laurens van der Post. In it he bemoaned the “Jewish lobby” and the state of the State of Israel. None of … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Brexit Balls: Irish cheese panic

More fine anti-Brexit work in the The Guardian, where news is that people who eat non-organic butter and hum-drum Irish cheddar are going to be worst off once the country … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comment


Roy Moore accused of molesting shellfish

 

Big news from Alabama, where the Republican Party is embroiled in a “sex clams” scandal involving local politician and judge Roy Moore. Moore’s campaign for the US Sensate is infected … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Manchester United Balls: Mourinho accepts defeat

Football moves pretty fast at the Sun, where the paper continues to cheer for Jose Mourinho, currently turning Manchester United into a pragmatic, defence-minded grinding machine. Second in the Premier … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


This Heinz Stranger Things ketchup bottle top is brilliant

 

Spotter: Adam The Creator … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


Theresa May and Boris Johnson hang Priti Patel out to dry

Priti Patel (Tory MP, Brexiteer and International Development Secretary) is mired. And some people are pleased.

George Osborne (former Tory MP and arch-Remianer) uses his editorship on the London Evening Standard to … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (2)


Uber’s flying cars attract thousands of unemployed pilots

 

In today’s episode of ‘Hey dude, where’s my flying car?’ Uber is promoting its flying taxis. The Evening Standard says Uber has “revealed” it’s plans for flying cabs, in much … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2017 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Media bias: Spurs beat Real Madrid with a vanishing offside goal

In this edition of biased football reporting, we look at Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League. Spanish newspaper Marca describes the game’;s crucial opening goal:
Replays … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Alien ranch for sale in Arizona: scene of extraterrestrial battle yours for $5m

 

As marketing plans go, telling people the home you’re selling is on every extraterrestrial’s bucket list is sure you appeal to many. Add the thrill of anal probing aboard the … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal clickbait: Daily Mirror ‘spots’ Sead Kolasinac in a Christmas jumper

How bad is sports writing? Like everyone else who cares – and many more who do not – we too saw the Arsenal squad wearing their Christmas jumpers to highlight … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Tabloids | Comment


Sayfullo Saipov: confessions of a lone wolf

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, the Uzbek immigrant accused of murdering at least eight people in New York, is recovering from surgery after being shot in the abdomen by a New York … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment


Alex Wubbels: nurse assaulted by police gets $500,000

Remember Alex Wubbels. the nurse roughed up by police for doing her job? Well, she’s been awarded $500,000 for her ordeal.  When she rightly refused police demands to take blood … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Graphene rods to harness lightning

Life mirrors Back to The Future in the Times, where Sandy Chen has a dream. First you build a massive graphene lightning rod that reaches miles into the skies. Then … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Technology | Comment


Students give ‘first hand job’ for work experience

Writer: Is it first hand or firsthand?
Editor: Either one is fine

Spotter: @NJSox … (read more)

Posted: 30th, October 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The rapper who makes the most self-references is…

 

Who is the world’s most self-regarding rapper? John Lemon has compiled an analysis of self-mentions by rappers to find out which of them wants it to be about ‘me-me-me’. The number one … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2017 | In: Music | Comment


Toothless sex sold for £4 in Liverpool

‘Natalie’

 

The Daily Mail has a story about on-the-clock sex and immigrants. The news comes via a BBC Three documentary on life in Liverpool:
Sex workers in a … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2017 | In: News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


All MPs are suspects as sexual harassment panic grips Westminster

In time for Halloween, a witch hunt. Allegations unspecified are front page news. No need for reason and objective judgement because the story of MPs allegedly sexually harassing “furious female … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


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