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Who is Neymar’s lover? Tabloids haven’t a clue

 

Brazilian footballer Neymar Junior has moved from Barcelona to PSG, and the tabloids are looking for a love interest. Unable to find one, they instead rest their gaze upon 22-year-old … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, News, Sports | Comment


Meet Kan-chan the enema mascot that goes where the sun doesn’t shine

The Japanese terms for people who like dressing up as toys is kigurumi. The Premier League is full of such people. But in Japan mascots are pretty much everywhere. This week another … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal owner bows to pressure and censors big game killing from his TV channel

 

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has bowed to pressure. The UK version of his bloodsports channel will not broadcast big-game hunting, an utterly barbaric and wholly sad hobby for psychopathic dentists. (Yes, … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


Polly Tonybee misses the point about Kensington and Chelsea property tycoons

Polly Tonybee is writing about London property in the Guardian.
Empty property bought by investors to sit unused is a scandal the Guardian has exposed this week, finding 1,652 in the … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment


Longbow expert Robert Hardy (29 October 1925 – 3 August 2017)

 

The actor Robert Hardy (29 October 1925 – 3 August 2017) has died.
Off screen he became something of an authority on the English longbow, his interest having been stimulated when, … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: Monaco want Sanchez, Arsenal want Lemar, Barcelona pay Neymar’s dad earns more than Messi

More news on Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, who has endured a busy summer in the media, joining Paris Saint Germain, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. He was on his way to Chelsea, definitely staying at … (read more)

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


Here’s how you make Siri sing Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Sing “I see a little silhouetto of a man” into your iPhone and Siri will sing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody:

 

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Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Music, Technology | Comment


Sanchez kisses the badge and stays at Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez has been training hard at Arsenal. And today he did the unthinkable: he kissed the badge.

 

.@Alexis_Sanchez with a cheeky kiss of the badge? 😘
The @Arsenal star appears in … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


New Yorkers have stopped vaccinating pets over autism fears

The Brooklyn Paper reports that local New Yorkers are refusing to vaccinate their pets over autism fears. Holistic hipsters are buying into the anti-vaxx movement and “applying it to their pets”.

“I really … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: News | Comment


Jade Goody returns for one more Big Brother

 

Good news for TV types looking to create telly on a low-budget: when you hire to-deadline psychic Derek Acorah, you also get Jade Goody and David Gest. It’s a three-for-one … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Daily Mail readers confused by EU borders news

The Daily Mail is upset that the European Union has imposed “tough” security checks at airports causing British families to “suffer most”. Maybe the EU wonks hard that we Britishers … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment


In Germany you can drink at the UnBrexit pub

In Ahaus, Germany, you can drink at the UnBrexit pub. @cirian75 spotted the place which opened in July this year:

 

 

British pubs are closing – patrons driven away by the smoking ban … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Daily Telegraph says Prince Philip has died – regret the error

Prince Philips has retired from public service. The Prince has completed his final public engagement, of which there have been 22,219 since 1952.

But over in the Daily Telegraph no work … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Royal Family | Comment


Norwegian news site blocks readers who don’t understand the story before commenting

 

Anyone visiting the website of Norway’s NRK website is asked to take a quiz if they want to comment on a story. The idea is to ensure that everyone about … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2017 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Clickbait balls: Lemar’s Arsenal hint

What is the “hint” being “dropped ” by Monaco’s Thomas Lemar that he’s on his way to Arsenal? Has he been spotted signing contracts in Alexis Sanchez’s Paris hotel?

You click … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Alexis Sanchez was in Paris to get his UK work permit

 

You read the news that Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has “agreed”a  four-year contract with Paris Saint Germain? You read that the Arsenal player had been in Paris to meet with … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Manchester City, News, Sports | Comment


Manchester City balls: Ederson has Manchester United fans laughing in The Sun

When Manchester City spunked £34.9m on Ederson – a world-record fee for a goalkeeper – the Sun’s Martin Blackburn told readers that now Pep Guadiola’s team could play the passing game he … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Straight White Male redux: feminist gets schooled in headphone technology

If you’re going to better yourself by ignoring straight white males because they are lesser beings – less compassionate; less knowing; less human – it might be an idea not … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks clocks and watches

 

 

You can buy clocks and watches themed on Monty Python s’s Ministry of Silly Walks. John Cleese’s legs and brolly form the hands.

 

 

In Kim “Howard” Johnson’s  The First 20 Years of … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


Snowglobes top list of confiscated airport items

 

In a move that should have marketing types swooning, London City airport has issued a Marmite amnesty. Passengers passing through the airport found in possession of the processed spread will … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal go trophy hunting with guns: club’s owner launches bloodsports channel

“What’s the best hunting channel on the telly?” is a question most of us are asked. It might be the Outdoor Sportsman Group, a online bloodsports broadcaster owned by Stan … (read more)

Posted: 31st, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Did the Kosher Conspiracy do for Kevin Myers – sacked for using anti-Semitic tropes in the Sunday Times?

The Sunday Times has sacked Kevin Myers for his appalling article on the BBC gender pay gap. In it, Myers looked own the list of BBC earners and picked out … (read more)

Posted: 31st, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News | Comment


Angelia Jolie’s celebrity colonialism comes a cropper

Angelina Jolie has been casting for her film set in Cambodia. The film, First They Killed My Father, features children living under Pol Pot’s murderous regime. According to Evgenia Peretz writing for … (read more)

Posted: 30th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film, Key Posts, News | Comment


Reporting is sketchy in the Witton Station rape case

What facts we have are simply those reported over the newswires. A girl aged either 15 (BBC, Daily Telegraph) or 14 (Birmingham  Mail, Express) was allegedly raped twice at Witton railway … (read more)

Posted: 30th, July 2017 | In: News | Comment