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Deliveroo: losing money off nothing

Did you buy shares in Deliveroo, the restaurant food delivery business, perhaps accepting the company’s offer for customers to buy shares via its app? Hard cheese if you did. At … (read more)

Posted: 31st, March 2021 | In: Money, News | Comment

David Lammy: The Englishman’s Englishman on LBC

David Lammy, the shadow justice secretary, is a good listen on his LBC radio phone-in show. The other day a caller named ‘Jean’ took the trouble to tell Lammy that … (read more)

Posted: 30th, March 2021 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment

Uri-Ka! 14 tugs boats witness spoon bender Geller using mind power to move Ever Given from Suez Canal trap

We’ve yet to see the state of the cutlery aboard the Ever Given, but Israeli spoon bender Uri Geller says he played a part in moving the massive ship that … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2021 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Guns and weed in America: Adam Vannoy is coming to a town near you

“I can’t stop thinking about this,” says Shannon Watts of self-described firearms enthusiast, Adam Vannoy, 40. “Just days after the Boulder mass shooting, a Denver man was pulled over in … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2021 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

They are Charlie Hebdo: Batley Grammar school students campaign to save teacher’s job after Mohamed picture debacle

Anyone searching for sanity in the Batley Grammar school row can enjoy the news that pupils have rallied to save their teacher’s job. Sir was suspended for showing his … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2021 | In: News | Comment

Covid: failing EU vows war with US and UK – Ursula von der Leyen ignores German rule breaking

The European Union has been accused of “vaccine nationalism”. It wants to stop vaccines made in the EU zone from leaving for other counties, even if non-EU countries have … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

After Horizon : salvation for Postmasters but Post Office gods escape

The Post Office believed the data churned out by Horizon, its flawed computer system, over the statements of more than 900 postmasters who said they had not stolen money. Postmasters … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment

Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard injury update – media anatomy 101

Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard was forced off with “an ankle knock” during Norway’s World Cup Qualifier against Gibraltar, says Sky Sports. It was a “blow” to his ankle, says the Evening … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2021 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

‘Hefty Girls Wanted For Police Force’ – the Metropolitan Police seeks ‘fairly good looking’ female officers

London’s Metropolitan Police Force was looking for “Hefty Girls”. “They Must Be Hefty.” They “must never marry or their career with end”. And they must be “fairly good looking”. They … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

Tory snowflake James Wild MP hunts for Union flags at the BBC – satire takes a bow

James Wild is the MP for NW Norfolk. He tweets: “Today @CommonsPACscrutinised the BBC on its strategy. As well as asking about licence fee, commercial income, and efficiency, I asked … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

Save our plastic toys: smug parents trigger Waitrose magazine ban

Waitrose will no longer sell magazines with disposable plastic toys stuck to the front. This is a huge deal for the publishing industry because those plastic toys are useful when … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment

How I got scammed by the Royal Mail postage fee scammers

“I mentioned yesterday that I’d been scammed out of every penny I had,” tweets Emmeline Hartley. “Thought I’d post what happened in case it helps anyone avoid being in the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment

New Age Hell found in the Guatamalian mountains – watch a tiktok for the age of narcism

By a “sacred lake” in the Guatamalian [sic] mountains, a “conscious community” is doing things “together”. They are on laptops – together. They are ordering food – together. They are … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2021 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment

Portable Radio – ‘Portable Radio’ (Crimson Crow Records, 2011)

Portable Radio have been chugging along nicely with a handful of releases, kicking off with the baroque pop double-header ‘Seven Hills’/’Parades’ and a pair of releases in the form of … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2021 | In: Music | Comment

Teen Vogue remove Alexi McCammond and her tweet-shaped moral stain

Teenagers says such dumb things. Alexi McCammond was appointed editor of Teen Vogue, a magazine that binds the vapid weltschmerz of teenage experience into a corporate-clad glossy guide to help … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2021 | In: News | Comment

Specialist in failure Jose Mourinho bleeds Spurs dry

Spurs were abject in their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League. But do not blame the coach Jose Mourinho. He is after all (it says here) a born … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2021 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment

How many died when EU politicised the safe AstraZeneca vaccine?

Is it safe to assume that people did not benefit for the EU’s crass and political decision to ban the AstraZeneca vaccine, the wonks and bureaucrats leaving 7m does of … (read more)

Posted: 18th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Jimmy Savile all over an underage Coleen Nolan in 1979

Former Nolan Sister singer Coleen Nolan says paedophile BBC DJ and TV ‘personality’ Jimmy Savile invited her to his hotel when she was 14. The Nolans had been on BBC … (read more)

Posted: 18th, March 2021 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music, News, TV & Radio | Comment

Video : Through Cricklewood on a London Trolleybus in the 1950s

This fabulous video was taken from the top of the 660 trolleybus from Hammersmith to North Finchley in 1957. We start at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and Edgeware Road … (read more)

Posted: 18th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment

Was Piers Corbyn at the Sarah Everard vigil – and other ‘scandals’?

Shami Chakrabarti has a question, which is most likely rhetorical but might not be: “After the Sarah Everard vigil scandal, who still thinks the police need extra powers?” Guardian readers, … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

AstraZeneca vaccine banned as Precautionary Principle costs EU lives

At the time of twisting, 11 European countries have temporarily suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine, including Germany, The Netherlands, France, the Irish Republic, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, Italy and … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Aphex Twin sells Virtual art for virtual fortune

Electronic musician Aphex Twin, aka Richard James, has sold an NFT (non-fungible token) for $127,000 in Ether. The genuine digital artwork called “/Afx/weirdcore,” features an animated version of the artist’s … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2021 | In: Money, Music, News, The Consumer | Comment

Arsenal balls: Sanchez, Spurs and penalty to Robana

Arsenal beat Spurs 2-1 in the Premier League, the visitor’s goal coming from a lush piece of skill by Eric Lemala. In the blink of an eye, he received the … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2021 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment

Musician identifies the classical music played in famous cartoons

Vincent Alexander (@NonsenseIsland on Twitter) writes that many of us were introduced to classical music from watching old cartoons. “I’m going to identify the pieces that frequently popped up,” he … (read more)

Posted: 11th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Music, News, TV & Radio | Comment