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Hawaii tourists arrested for bribing officials to escape quarantine

Would you pay to bypass quarantine for Covic-19? Johntrell White, 29, and Nadia Bailey, 28, reportedly landed for a holiday in Honolulu without the necessary Covid-19 test forms they needed … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2021 | In: News | Comment


How to make a great movie poster

James Verdeso designed the poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. In this video he shares a few tips on what goes into making a captivating movie poster.

Buy prints of movie … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2021 | In: Film | Comment


Daily Express leads with terrible Prince Philip photo; Diana might be dead

The Duke of Edinburgh has been resting in a London hospital. He’s 99. Prince Philip’s trips to hospital are not infrequent. But it’s easy news. It helps newspapers tread water … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Turkmenistan TV’s Watan Habarlary is the most in-depth news show ever made

Turkmenistan’s Watan Habarlary TV might be the most in-depth news show broadcast on TV. Produced by the state, the show’smain focus is the thoughts of President of Turkmenistan, Supreme commander-in-Chief … (read more)

Posted: 17th, February 2021 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Specialist in failure: Spurs ‘will pay’ £34m to sack Mourinho

Why did Spurs hire Jose Mourinho? At Real Madrid, his second stint at Chelsea and Manchester United, his three most recent posts before Spurs came calling, Mourinho left under a … (read more)

Posted: 17th, February 2021 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Covid-19 : Armageddon did not begin in Bournemouth

When the fist lockdown was ended, we headed to beaches. But the ‘Covidiots’ never did spread Covid-19 on Bournemouth’s golden sands. SAGE epidemiologist Mark Woolhouse tells the House of … (read more)

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


The Better Babies Bureau

The Better Baby Bureau was created by Woman’s Home Companion in 1913. Children were scored according to mental and physical criteria:

Organizers of Better Babies shows varied in their aims and … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2021 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Daily Star mocks Meghan And Harry over second baby press release

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (who they?) are expecting a second child. It’s front-page news. Nearly all national UK papers lead with a photo the pair released to media on … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2021 | In: News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Rose West, Gary Glitter head list of prisoners to be ‘executed by Covid’

There are around 79,000 people locked up in UK prisons. Of those 30% are inside for ‘violence against the person’ and 18% for sexual offences. The Sun is seeing which … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2021 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


William Charles Flynn: Breeding the perfect child through eugenics – 1915

This photograph shows William Charles Flynn, a winner of perfect “eugenic baby” contests in the early 20th Century.

The Spokesman-Review, of Mar 27, 1915, reports that Flynn, 37 months old, … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2021 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Tom Waits & Cookie Monster mashup – sing God’s Away On Business

YouTuber cookiewaits has created this terrific mashup of Tom Waits and Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster singing God’s Away On Business. The singer and cookie enthusiast do sound remarkably alike.
… (read more)

Posted: 12th, February 2021 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment


PR and privacy beats public interest: Duchess Meghan defeats the Mail

Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, struck a blow for the little people when she took on the Daily Mail on Sunday and won her high court privacy case. The aristocrat says … (read more)

Posted: 12th, February 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Winner of the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Escape the pandemic by stapping on an aqualung and diving into the oceans. its gorgeous down there. The winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021.

The winning entry was … (read more)

Posted: 11th, February 2021 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Cooking is a fashion statement with these great art aprons for Flashbak

Aprons are the next big thing in fashion. Look out for Prada models on the catwalk. But first, we present Flashbak’s new range of art aprons, like these aprons featuring … (read more)

Posted: 11th, February 2021 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Queen’s Consent makes a mockery of democracy

Is Her Majesty the Queen an elitist? The Guardian has seen papers from 1973 suggesting Liz’s personal lawyers “successfully lobbied ministers to change a draft law in order to … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2021 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, Royal Family | Comment


How to secure a 9 times salary mortgage – the Sun shares a secret

How did Gemma Bird get to live the dream? The Sun want to share her journey to wealth in “PENNY PINCHING – I paid off £225,000 mortgage on £25,000 wage… … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2021 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment


British politics at its best: Handforth Parish Council meeting goes viral

You are watching a meeting of Handforth Parish Council, in Wilmslow, Cheshire, on Zoom. Jackie Weaver is from the Cheshire Association of Local Councils. The Chairman is Brian Tolver, refuses … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


UK bans China state broadcaster from British airwaves; Putin’s RT continues to troll West

UK state broadcast regulator Ofcom has banned China state broadcaster China Global Television Network (CGTN) because it is ultimately controlled by the Chinese Communist Party and, thus, has no editorial … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2021 | In: News | Comment


Free hotels with full board for all British and Irish Covid-19 travellers

Jet off on your hols to one of 33 destinations on the “red list” and on your return British and Irish travellers get to stay free at an airport hotel … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2021 | In: Money, News | Comment


A pictogram illustrating the power of vaccinations

This pictogram illustrating the power of vaccines delivers a clear message: they work. But Varicella… People still die from chicken pox and shingles?

Spotter: @melizeche
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Posted: 3rd, February 2021 | In: News | Comment


Watch The Princess Bride Home Movie

The Princess Bride (redux), directed by Jason Reitman, broadcast on Quibi (the now dead streaming service you never heard of), starring Fred Savage, Cary Elwes, Adam Sandler, Rob Reiner, Jon … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, February 2021 | In: Celebrities, Film, Key Posts | Comment


Frozen 3 spoiler : Binman sacked for decapitating snowman

The binman who kicked the head off a snowman in Hereford has been sacked. Joseph Taylor, 3, was let in “floods of tears” after watching the man decapitate the snowman … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2021 | In: News | Comment


Billionaire Leon Cooperman is here to save the world one hedge fund at a time

Leon Cooperman (net worth $3.2 billion) is upset about money and how it’s being used by the little people to make GameStop shares soar – and in so doing cost … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2021 | In: Money, News | Comment


Marjorie Taylor Greene says open carry does not extend to Jews carrying laser beams

Bugger! They know about Operation Lox ‘n’ Loaded. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has told everyone that a secret Jewish – sorry, Israeli – laser beam fired from space is … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Craven Joe Biden denies Harry Dunn justice – protects coward Anne Sacoolas

Joe Biden agrees with Trump. They are foreign birds of a feather for whom the “special relationship” is a one way street. Biden says Anne Sacoolas, the American wife of … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment