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Police hunt for world’s biggest rabbit

If you get offered a four-foot and 3-inch long rabbit, perhaps in the carpark of a newly opened pub, say ‘Darius’ and see if the bunny reacts. Because Darius, a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, April 2021 | In: News | Comment

Rocky Horror Picture Show plays to empty house for 54 weeks

You can watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Saturday night at Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon. But for the past 54 weeks, the cinema’s Covid-enforced closure has meant … (read more)

Posted: 12th, April 2021 | In: Film, News, Strange But True | Comment

Good Luck Rituals Some Sports Stars Swear By

Good Luck Rituals Some Sports Stars Swear By

Good luck. We put a lot of merit in those two words. We have no proof there even is such a thing. We … (read more)

Posted: 10th, April 2021 | In: Sports | Comment

The best aprons ever are now in the Flashbak Shop

The brilliant Flashbak Shop has introduced a range of aprons. Smarten up your BBQs and suppers with designs by Dmitri S. Moor, Leonetto Cappiello, Gustave Dore and Gustav Klimt. … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2021 | In: The Consumer | Comment

The Brains Trust Bandits: Gun Assault criminals caught on CTV refused to wear Covid-19 masks

In America, such the bolshiness in refusing to wear a mask to stop the spread of off Covid-19, that one alleged criminal let his slip from his face. So here … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2021 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

The Glorious 12th: Metro tabloid creates contender for worst front-page headline of all time

There’s been rioting in Northern Ireland. But not to worry because you can get some noodles in a cafe on Monday. It’s the ‘Glorious 12th’ in The Metro. Yeah, … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Oxford-AstraZenaca : Countdown to Fear

Sorry. No Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine for you under-30s. Having been linked to extremely rare blood clots in adults, the advice is to chose a different jab, the Pfizer one, … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2021 | In: Broadsheets, News, Tabloids | Comment

Nuns sell convent, ‘buy £60,000 Mercedes, some racehorses’ and escape to new chateau in south of France

In 1990, 8 nuns of the Poor Sisters of Clara sold their convent in Flanders, Belgium, allegedly bought a £600,000 Mercedes car, some racehorses and disappeared to a new chateau … (read more)

Posted: 8th, April 2021 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment

Musical Knives from the Renaissance

If you didn’t know the tune at a Renaissance dinner party sing-along, you could read the lyrics and music score etched on your fish knife. Maya Corry, of the Fitzwilliam Museum … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2021 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment

Keir Starmer apologies for meeting Christians at Easter

Keir Starmer has apologised for spending part of this Easter weekend visiting a church in Brent, London, run by Christians who think homosexuality is a sin. It can be dangerous … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

Naked woman arrested in Dubai

Dubai is horrible. You can get all kinds of food at any time of day, the sun shines and your holiday cash supports a regime anyone half decent should find … (read more)

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

Daily Mirror introduces another ‘super saver’

“Saver who ‘never pays full price’ bought £220k house at 23 and haggled £15k off wedding,” screams the Mirror. Meet “Savings-obsessed Chloe Carmichael, 28.” She’s “sharing her top tips after … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2021 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comment

EU moves to seize production from British built Covid-19 vaccine factory

British money paid for the vaccine centre sited in the EU zone. The Times leads with news in light of the EU’s threat to block four million doses of the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2021 | In: Broadsheets, News | Comment

The neoliberal gym epidemic makes Stalinists blush

Do you see gyms and jogging as fallout from neoliberalism, those market-oriented reform policies which serve to protect private property from external interference. Nicole Karlis has view in Salon. It’s … (read more)

Posted: 1st, April 2021 | In: Money, News, Sports | Comment

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