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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


The best 20 seconds of cricket in 2121

If they can score a few less, this lot might yet make it into the current England team. Cricket really is the best team sport every invented.

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Posted: 11th, March 2021 | In: Sports | Comment


Joe Biden Forgets…

Type ‘Joe Biden forgets’ into Google and you get a slew of results. Many of us forget things, especially when under pressure. But when you’re leader of the free world, … (read more)

Posted: 10th, March 2021 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Harry Dunn : Anne Sacoolas makes us puke

Good news is that Anne Sacoolas says she is willing to make a “contribution” to society with a bout of “community service”. Anne Sacoolas will make up for leaving a … (read more)

Posted: 9th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Meghan and Harry want a messy divorce

By now you’ll be wondering what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been getting up to since leaving the UK. Well, after the separation, they’ve being going gung-ho to secure … (read more)

Posted: 9th, March 2021 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Craigslist ad: Looking for white Fiat Uno in Santa Barbara

On Craigslist, an advertiser in the Santa Monica area of California – where Harry Windsor and Meghan live – is “looking for a white Fiat Uno”.

Previously:

A sick advert, surely. … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment


Prince Harry cut off financially by his family – he’s 36!

Prince Harry tells Oprah Winfrey that at age just 36 he was cut his family “literally cut me off financially”. Prince Harry is literally 36 years old.

And that wasn’t all. … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2021 | In: Royal Family | Comment


Celebrate International Woman’s Day with Meghan and Kate’s Royal Rumble

Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day with a fight between Meghan Markle, aka Meghan Windsor, and Kate Middleton, aka Kate Windsor. Megs told Oprah Winfrey in a TV interview that on … (read more)

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


‘I deserve a £500 ASOS gift voucher because’ – you bought TopShop and I lost my job

Complete this legend and win: “I deserve a £500 ASOS gift voucher because…

mel at @midnightpinkish delivers: “”u bought topshop n now i’m unemployed during a pandemic.”

She adds: “just for the … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2021 | In: Money, News | Comment


Covid-19 lockdown is an assault on the young – 4 in 10 oldies break the rules

The house parties busted. The raves smashed. The kids turfed out of school. The young abused and attacked as criminals for getting on with their lives, drinking coffee whilst walking … (read more)

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


Prints by Marius Rossillon – O’Galop, the artist who gave us Bibendum

Bibendum, aka The Michelin Man, was created by Marius Rossillon, aka O’Galop (1867-1946).

O’Galop began his career around 1893, drawing cartoons for magazines. He created his first advertisement Michelin in … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Guide to the Cults – 1979

Youth tribes featured in the Daily Mirror’s ‘Guide to Cults’ in 1979. There were Skinheads, who loved reggae and “enjoy fighting”. One of those parts is correct. Skinheads embraced … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2021 | In: Fashion, Music, Tabloids | Comment


Anne Frank would have loved Covid Isolation – the worst article ever written

In “Lessons in living from Anne Frank”, a writer in Canada’s Globe and Mail wonders what the famous diarist who hid from the Nazis before being captured by the Gestapo … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2021 | In: News | Comment


BBC invites panel of non-Jews to declare that Jews cannot be victims of racism

Does the BBC have an issue with Jews? Dear old Auntie is trying to spot them. It’s got a televised panel on Politics Live to join in a bout of … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Blood diamonds: Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview is beyond satire

When they tire of telling us via their PRs, lawyers, Netflix, Spotify, photoshoots and Oprah Winfrey about the horror of media intrusion, Prince Harry and Meghan Windsor, the Duke and … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Dr Seuss bans 6 of its books for their racism

Dr Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel, regrets the error. Six of the writer and artist’s titles are bing banned:

AP:

Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2021 | In: Books, News | Comment