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Craven Joe Biden denies Harry Dunn justice – protects coward Anne Sacoolas

Joe Biden agrees with Trump. They are foreign birds of a feather for whom the “special relationship” is a one way street. Biden says Anne Sacoolas, the American wife of … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2021 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Cracking Typo: ‘Daft’ Germans lose plot over AstraZeneca vaccine in the Guardian

“Daft Germans” in the Guardian – a typo (?) now changed

The “daft Germans” (source: Guardian – see above) say the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine they are desperate to get is pretty … (read more)

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

‘Queen Bitch’ Margaret Marilyn DeAdder’s obituary is the best read of 2021

Margaret Marilyn DeAdder (1942-2021), of New Brunswick, Canada, loved coupons, bitchiness and menace on the roads. Her obituary is choice:

Margaret Marilyn DeAdder, professional clipper of coupons, baker of cookies, terror … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment

GameStop : short selling casino banking

The performance data on shares in GameStop, the video games chain of high street stores, represents past performance. It is not a guarantee of future results. GamesStore had planned to … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2021 | In: Money, Technology | Comment

The best Bernie Sanders Joe Biden inauguration meme

Bernie Sanders was at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Dressed in a car coat and mittens, a meme was born. And the best of them was created by Bryce Utting:

Honourable mentions:

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Posted: 22nd, January 2021 | In: Gifs, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment

Artist predicted Zoom in 1896 – the telephonoscope

The rough translation to this 1896 cartoon predicting the Zoom age is: “My wife visits her aunt in Budapest, my oldest daughter is studying to be a dentist in Melbourne… … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2021 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment

US Senator Ted Cruz thinks Paris isn’t in Texas

US Senator for Texas, Ted Cruz, has noticed President Joe Biden returning the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement. Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2021 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment

Get quirky St. Valentine’s Day cards

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Still Photograph from Buster Keaton’s ‘One Week’, 1920 – Valentine’s Day card

Their Lips … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2021 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Bad Car Ma: Car thief threatens to call police on victim whose child he also kidnapped

To Beaverton, Oregon, where a car thief is lecturing a mother on child care. Our hero accidentally kidnapped the woman’s child when he nicked her car. Insider has more:

He soon … (read more)

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

Why my baby sleeps wherever and whenever they want – a beyond parody parenting guide

As Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) : “Just got the baby out of his cosy prison and ready for another day of baby-led parenting where we checks notes don’t put any clothes … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2021 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

UFC fighters can test positive for marijuana and still compete

Good news. Before your next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), you can smoke a spliff. Taking something that might well dampen your aggression and reflexes is not the most sensible move … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2021 | In: News, Sports | Comment

Sarah Goodridge’s Beauty Revealed (1828) – a statesman’s naked keepsake

In 1828, American artist Sarah Goodridge (February 5, 1788 – December 28, 1853) gave a miniature portrait of her naked breast to US Statesman and would-be President (he tried and … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2021 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment

Legal marijuana increases sales of junk food

It turns out that stoners enjoy eating fast food. Who knew? A new study has linked the legalisation of marijuana with an increase in demand for salty, sweet fast food. … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2021 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment

Computer programmer forgets password – gets locked out of $220m Bitcoin wallet

Stefan Thomas, a German computer programmer living in San Francisco, can’t remember his password. If he can, Thomas gain control of the 7,002 bitcoin on his IronKey hard drive. But … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2021 | In: Key Posts, Money, Technology | Comment

When F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway compared penis size

Just as men took up painting to spend time with naked men and women, many famous writers were also preoccupied with sex. In A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway notes the time … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2021 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

Folarin Balogun : agrees to go, wants to stay and his agent is busy

Folarin Balogun might not be good enough to start for a faltering Arsenal team, but with his contract expiring in the summer, the 19-year-old American striker is apparently good enough … (read more)

Posted: 14th, January 2021 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Newport man throws away £210m Bitcoin hard drive

James Howells “believes” the hard drive he threw away in 2013 contains £210m-worth of Bitcoin, the super-traceable cyber currency that may well be or not be a fad. Howells’ 7,500 … (read more)

Posted: 14th, January 2021 | In: Money, News, Technology | Comment

Hacker demands ransom to release BDSM victim from Chastity Cage

“Your cock is mine now,” a hacker told one of their victims. But the BDSM enthusiast can get his penis back by paying a fee. Pay up and the hacker … (read more)

Posted: 11th, January 2021 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment

Elizabeth was not ready for the Trump Revolution

Elizabeth came to Washington DC from Knoxville, Tennessee, to march for Donald Trump.  She made it a foot inside the Capital before she says she was maced and forced back … (read more)

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

Hear James Baldwin’s great record collection on a Spotify playlist

You can hear American writer James Baldwin’s record collection as Spotify playlist. In his hymned work Another Country, Baldwin hailed the creative power of music:

The beat: hands, feet, tambourines, drums, pianos, … (read more)

Posted: 31st, December 2020 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment

Hilaria Baldwin and Phoebe – life mirrors 30 Rock?

Hilaria Baldwin, née Hillary Hayward-Thomas, is a celebrity, yoga instructor and the current Mrs Alec Baldwin, star of TV’s 30 Rock. She is accused of creating a fake Spanish heritage.

She … (read more)

Posted: 29th, December 2020 | In: Celebrities, Hello!, News, TV & Radio | Comment

Covid-19: A Shot at freedom but new war on NHS looms

Covid-19 has infected pretty much the entire country’s mainstream media with support for the Government’s upbeat diagnoses. With Brexit done, the UK’s negotiators can sit down with Covid-19 and hammer … (read more)

Posted: 28th, December 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment

Watch: The Watercress line light up at Christmas

“Tonight the BF and I went and stood on a bridge in the middle of nowhere to catch a glimpse of a train. It was well worth it,” tweets Tom … (read more)

Posted: 26th, December 2020 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment

Lux Interior of The Cramps Christmas mix tape download

Kristian Hoffman received a mix tapes of Christmas songs from Lux Interior of The Cramps. Called ‘Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!!’, you can download it. Says Hoffman on his Facebook page:

Lux … (read more)

Posted: 24th, December 2020 | In: Music | Comment

Watch rare insects take off in super slow motion

Dr. Adrian Smith has recorded rare insects just as they take flight. Having attracted the bugs with a black light, plume moth, Smith captured their moves at 3,200 fps.

More from Dr … (read more)

Posted: 24th, December 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment