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Transfer balls: De Gea (and his agent) are ‘desperate’ to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid

Transfer balls – a look at rubbish football reporting: The BBC says Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, wants to join Real Madrid this summer.

The source of this story … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comments (2)


The essential Australian character in a single anecdote

 

The essential Australian character in a single anecdote:
An Australian fellow asks his girl friend to fight, but she says she doesn’t want to because she
isn’t feeling well.
“Whatta ya mean, not … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Charlie Gard: hope will always beat reason

 

If you get delve into the steaming heap of pleading, bias, fiscal nous, screeching, virtue-signalling, baby-kissing, dreaming, pining, narcissism, spiritual zeal, butchery and guff, at the root of society, you’ll … (read more)

Posted: 13th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester City snubbed as Manchester United’s Alves joins PSG

Transfer Balls: a look a rubbish football reporting. News is that Dani Alves has “snubbed” Manchester City to join PSG. But was he ever going to Manchester City?

The Metro said … (read more)

Posted: 13th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Johanna Konta is as British as 3000 migrant children we must not let in

Yay! Johanna Konta is the British number one – the last Briton standing at Wimbledon. Can she win the tennis comp.? The Daily Mail hopes so:

Johanna Konts was born to Hungarian parents … (read more)

Posted: 13th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (2)


The smoking ban killed working-class pubs

Can we link the ban on smoking in public places to the death of pubs? It’s been ten years since the introduction of the smoking ban in England. Lots of pubs tried … (read more)

Posted: 13th, July 2017 | In: News | Comment


Nevada runs out of legal marijuana

 

It was good plan until it wasn’t. Forbes reports on a problem with marijuana in Nevada: “Woeful Government Incompetence – Nevada Running Out Of Legal Pot.”

This is what happens when … (read more)

Posted: 13th, July 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not talking to one another

When Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn sat side by side for an address by Spain’s King Felipe as part of the regent and Queen Letizia UK state visit, the leaders … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Talking Balls: ‘Heroic’ Wayne Rooney walks over ‘burnt bridges’ from Manchester United to Everton

Compare and contrast the news that Wayne Rooney has left Manchester United to play for Everton. Having given his best to United – and taken their money – local lad … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Artist turns train tickets into geodesic spheres

Recycle your old travel cards, plastic bottles and playing cards like Nick Sayers, who turns detritus into geodesic spheres. His stuff is held together with joints made by cuts. No glue.

 

Spotter: make … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn only wants a little peace (of pizza) and genocide denial

Jeremy Corbyn has been “enjoying pizza” with a man who supports “Syrian dictator” Bashar Assad. The Sun has spotted Corbyn eating, nay “scoffing” with “pro-Russian journalist Marcus Papadopoulos”. One Washington … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Talking balls: Lukaku is ‘unconvincing’ for Chelsea but ‘sensational’ for Manchester United

Compare and contrast the considered and not-in-the-least-bit-biased views of former Manchester United player turned pundit Phil Neville discussing the life and talent of Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku has joined Manchester United. Says … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: Jose Mourinho mocks Arsenal, taunts Chelsea and breathes

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho can be a chippy, snide sort of man. But the man who likes to mask his own shortcomings by goading, belittling and mocking others should … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Australian checks in can of beer on flight from Melbourne to Perth

To Australia where an Australian travelling from Melbourne to Perth checked in a can of beer..

 

 

“Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around. And … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine

 

In an unheated shed near Stapleton, Nebraska in the late 1950s, visionary artist Emery Blagdon began twisting pieces of old wire into patterns with pliers, attaching aluminum foil, beads, ribbons … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


‘Drummer Needed’ flyer is very specific

This flyer for a drummer is very specific:

 

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Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment


Labour Hunt Tory MP Ann Marie Morris for making remarks she doesn’t agree with

Ann Marie Morris is proof the Tories are “still nasty”, says The National. Ann Marie Morris is proof that the Conservatives are “in chaos”, says the Mirror. Ann Marie Morris … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester United sign Stormzy and Lukaku plays Dublin’s Longitude festival

 

Manchester United didn’t sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton. As Ireland’s Evening Herald newspaper reports, those fools at Old Trafford signed Stormzy in error.

Says the paper’s editor Herald Alan Steenson of its scoop:

Hands up, … (read more)

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


George Osborne: me and useless Theresa May by Andrew Mitchell

 

In the Evening Standard, the London freesheet, news has moved on from a cat stuck up a tree in Neasden and bar openings to matters of national importance. There’s no time … (read more)

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Army to recruit ranking officers from civilian world

There’s going to be a whole new rank of the officer class to send fighting men and women into battle. It’s not the politicians and toffs anymore screaming “CHARGE!” it’s … (read more)

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets | Comment


Vet finds turtle still wearing shell he repaired years ago

“Several years ago, a client brought me a box turtle that had been hit by a car,” writes a vet working at Ohio’s Hocking Hills Animal Clinic. “I used fiberglass to repair … (read more)

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Arnold Schwarzenegger being played by dummies in Arnold Schwarzenegger movies

Duncan Skiles has made this neat video of dummies and other actors pretending to be Arnold Schwarzenegger in Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.

 

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Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment