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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


Posho birth announcement: Triptych Alabama Bliss is among us

In the Times Births column today, the announcement that Triptych Alabama Bliss is born to Olivia and Hugo Von Halle. Tripe / Trip is sister to Hieronymus (English: Jerome) … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2021 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Saturn Devouring His Son in wool and more classic crochet art by Crochet Creep

Saturn Devouring His Son (Spanish: Saturno devorando a su hijo) by Francisco Goya c. 1819–1823 has been softened up by @crochetcreep.

Spotter: CrochetCreep
… (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2021 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Prince Harry attends Oprah while Philip so sick

How can Prince Harry go ahead with his ‘o me miserum’ interview with US TV empress Oprah Winfrey when his grandfather is “so sick”? The Mail’s Richard Kay’s question is … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2021 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment


Grand National trainer sits on dead horse: why not race the corpses?

Leading Irish horse trainer Gordon Elliott, 43, says the photo of him sat on a dead horse is authentic. Elliott says he took a phone call and sat down on … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment


The BBC forgets the Jews and identifies Labour leader Anas Sarwar by colour

The BBC’s biography on new Labour leader for Scotland Anas Sarwar (born 14 March 1983) says he’s “the first minority ethnic leader of a major political party in the UK”. … (read more)

Posted: 28th, February 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


FUCKD and BOMBD : anti-vaxxers adopt Smiley symbol

The Smiley was drawn by Harvey Ball in the 1960s – and went all aceeeeedd in the 1980s. The beaming round yellow face was on records, T-shirt and Ecstasy tablets. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, February 2021 | In: News | Comment


The Radiohead Public Library is open and free to use

Radiohead are giving away free music. They stole the hackers’ thunder when demos for the band’s 1997’s smash hit album OK Computer were stolen by releasing 18 hours of the material … (read more)

Posted: 26th, February 2021 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Video: motorcyclist accidentally somersaults onto car roof at speed

The motorcyclist seems ok. That’s him sat on the roof of the car he’s just careened into. No sunroof open, so no crash landing on the car driver’s head.

Spotter: Jason … (read more)

Posted: 25th, February 2021 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Amber Says : Facebook scammer uninvited to potato salad BBQ

The message asked Amber Jacobs for $50 to fix a flat tyre. “Hello it is your neighbor with some car trouble can you assist me.” Amber replied: “What type of … (read more)

Posted: 25th, February 2021 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment


Covid-19: The NHS is scared of Gwyneth Paltrow

Reading of a senior NHS leader’s response to Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow’s Covid-19 routine minded me of a joke told by the abrasive Glaswegian comic Jerry Sadowitz. “Prince Diane put … (read more)

Posted: 25th, February 2021 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


British Police warning: being offensive is not an offence unless it is, which it isn’t

Police on Merseyside say “BEING OFFENSIVE IS AN OFFENCE”. But it isn’t. Superintendent Martin Earl reminds us of that in a statement. He says the earlier statement made by police … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, February 2021 | In: News | Comment


David Baddiel and all Jews blamed for dead babies on Twitter

David Baddiel has written a book on what it means to be a Jew. In Jews Don’t Count he looks at why so-called progressives love to be on the ‘right … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, February 2021 | In: News | Comment


‘Julia Roberts finds her holes get better with age’ – newspaper regrets the typo

Hollywood mega-star Julia Roberts ‘finds that her holes get better with age’. The Post-Journal regrets the error.

As do these throbbing organs:

… (read more)

Posted: 22nd, February 2021 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Toodle Pip: Daily Star mocks Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan Windsor are no longer working royals. Someone else born to rule will get the job of pulling the little ropes to open small curtains on commemorative … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2021 | In: Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Woman upsets bear using toilet in woods

Do bears shit in the woods? Yes, but only if the toilet is vacant. And even then they watch out because in Alaska one woman didn’t notice the cubicle was … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2021 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Harry and Meghan are Duke and Duchess in a country that gave us true royalty like Prince, The King and Zsa Zsa Gabor

Where do the Duke and Duchess of Sussex rank in the USA, a country that gave us Prince, The King (Elvis), King (a town in North Carolina (see above … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment