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Simon McCoy delivers a royal breaking news alert and it’s brilliant

This BBC Breaking News alert where @BBCSimonMcCoy announces when Kate Middleton is having her birthday is PEAK SIMON MCCOY pic.twitter.com/GKb4nQOp7J
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 17, 2017

BBC News anchor Simon McCoy … (read more)

Posted: 18th, October 2017 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family, TV & Radio | Comment


Canadian Parliament scuppers moves to permit drunk canoeing

Canada has rules governing drinking in “vessels”, including those “propelled exclusively by means of muscular power”. Get caught over the limit in a kayak or on an inflatable raft and … (read more)

Posted: 17th, October 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Young girl shows friends her prosthetic leg for the first time

Young girl shows friends her prosthetic leg for the first time pic.twitter.com/GgmCkuPCkR
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) October 16, 2017

 

Get a load of Anu, 7, showing her new sports blade and prosthetic … (read more)

Posted: 17th, October 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


The Sun: boring Liverpool have great PR and Mourinho is a genius

Liverpool v Manchester United continues to make news for all the wrong reasons. They game was a dirge. It was very much a Jose Mourinho match: slow, niggly, functional, pragmatic … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Lysette Anthony and Harvey Weinstein in Trial By Media

Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of multiple crimes against women, is all over the tabloids.

The Sun leads with the “3 Brit Victims”. Alleged victims, of course, a fact given … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment


Going fast: the Anne Frank Halloween costume for girls

Why not alarm your Nazi neighbours this Halloween by dressing up in an Anne Frank costume (for girls)?

 

 

 

The costume has now been pulled from shelves.

Public Relations Specialist at Fun.com, Ross … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Courtney Love in 2005: don’t go to a private party with Harvey Weinstein

As the media tries Harvey Weinstein in the court of public opinion, we cast our eye back to 2005, when at the “Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson”, reliable source … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Watford’s Troy Deeney says Arsenal have no balls

"There's a reason Arsenal lost and it wasn't because of one penalty…"Troy Deeney says Arsenal players "lack cojones" 👀 #PLTonight pic.twitter.com/4yEbq9Yyxv— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 14, 2017

It’s hard to … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Anyone with a 3D printer can make your keys from a photo

 

In the file marked ‘What could go wrong?’ we slide Dave Pedu’s Openscad model capabale of producing a Kwitset key from a photo. All you need is a 3D printer and your … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2017 | In: Technology | Comment


Hillary Clinton throws Harvey Weinstein under the bus (with all of Bill’s women)

Did you roll your eyes and let you mouth fall agape when Hillary Clinton told Andrew Marr about Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of rape? There’s delusional and there’s Hillary … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Why Brexit is good for tea and tigers

 

Hold fast there! No need to flee Brexit Britain, where glorious democracy rules and inspires. I’ve been offered a Portuguese passport – something to do with the Inquisition and the … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Woman takes picture of her dog after an operation at the vets absolutely off its face

 

Woman takes picture of her dog after an operation at the vets absolutely off its face (via @reddit). … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Mourinho inspires Manchester United to another boring encounter at Liverpool

It’s Liverpool v Manchester in the Premier League, which means one thing: 0-0. Before today’s bore drawer – Liverpool were the better side but wasted opportunities in a game the … (read more)

Posted: 14th, October 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Sole Survivor outlives fish: BBC pun of the day

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Posted: 14th, October 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Hollywood twinned with Rotherham: Corey Feldman tells Barbara Walters about Tinseltown abuse

 

If everyone speaks out when they see criminality, the criminality would not be allowed to fester and become endemic. If so many claim to know, why do so few tell?

Is … (read more)

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


Arsenal balls: The Metro and Google News trick fans with Sanchez to Man City story

Egregious balls in the Metro, which declares: “Arsenal News: Alexis Sanchez has decided to join Manchester City.” It’s one of the top three Arsenal stories on Google News:

 

But when you … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Tabloids | Comment


Harvey Weinstein begins the slow transformation from mogul to victim

Is Harvey Weinstein suffering from a medical condition, and so deserving of our sympathy? Weinstein’s currently residing in a rehab centre, perhaps wearing a virginal white version of one of … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comments (2)


Inside China’s censorship factories

 

To the Wisdom Mountain Twin Towers in China’s Tianjin city, where the bright young things are cleansing the internet of words and images the State would rather you did not … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2017 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Arsenal balls: Sanchez talks progressing well and Manchester City worry

When Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger talks, the tabloids churn his words though the mangle and spit out sensation. Discussing the futures of the team’s Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez – … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (2)


Transfer Balls: Spurs Harry Kane to Manchester United says one source and £170m

Huge news for Manchester Untied and Spurs fans. The Sun says “MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho is eyeing a record £170m swoop for Tottenham star Harry Kane’”.

The story of how … (read more)

Posted: 12th, October 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Spurs | Comments (2)


Monarch: paper profits and discounts as capital for the super rich

Monarch Airlines is bust. And in the Sunday Times we get an insight into the bizarro world of the mega-mega-rich. Monarch is owned by private equity outfit Greybull.
Amid a battle for … (read more)

Posted: 8th, October 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment


Man on Cloud 9 repeatedly head butts bus (Video)

 

Meanwhile…in Brazil, a man is attempting to head-butt his way on to a bus.

 

 

Forbes says the loon was most likely off his face on Cloud 9:
“Cloud 9 is not a drug,” … (read more)

Posted: 7th, October 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Children compete to create Nazi Party mascot

To Georgia, where middle schoolers have been set a test: dream up a mascot for the Nazi party. WSB-TV Atlanta looks on as sixth graders from Shiloh Middle School in Snellville get … (read more)

Posted: 7th, October 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment