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Man has sex with plastic cleaning cone at Wigan train station

Phwoar!

Is nothing safe? To Wigan train station, where a man has been caught shagging a cleaning cone. He was observed abusing the facilities by a worker for Virgin Trains, natch.

The … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Stoned tuna: chef arrested for cannabis-infused fish

The Italian newspaper La Sicilia reports on a local chef arrested on suspicion of drugs dealing. The chef claimed he was testing out “new flavours”, and the two large marijuana plants and 1kg … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Vaping marijuana – don’t panic

A conspiracy can start any number of ways. But let’s consider the Daily Mail’s news on vapes and cannabis and death. The headline is a burp of worry words: “Black … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


The best print shop on the web

Delighted to say that Flashbak has new print store. It promises to the be the best print shop on the web. The print shop is edited by me, Rob Baker … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Media balls: Arsenal ‘controversy’ upsets Aston Villa

It was pulsating stuff at the Emirates when Arsenal met a lively Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Gunners, who fluctuated between catatonic, dire, chaotic and scintillating, saw a … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, September 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Class War Death Race: Labour summon Grim Reaper for Corbyn and the Queen

The Sunday Times leads with news that Jeremy Corbyn’s senior aide Andrew Fisher has resigned. Who? Fisher, we learn, was head of policy and author of the party’s last election … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Royal Family | Comment


‘My sex with Prince Andrew’: Virginia Giuffre says Epstein trafficked her to the Duke

The story of Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship with Prince Andrew did not die when the convicted paedophile took his own life. The Sun and Mirror lead with the words of Virginia … (read more)

Posted: 21st, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


John Waters picks his favourite films and TV shows from ‘the closet ‘

John Waters’ took a look inside the ‘film closet’ at Criterion.
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Posted: 20th, September 2019 | In: Film | Comment


Ben Stokes : the tabloids, murder and the right to be forgotten

Fallout from the Sun’s story on Ben Stokes “secret family tragedy” was loud and vociferous. The cricketer and a personal hero of mine, was the subject of a story about … (read more)

Posted: 20th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Surely only cheats pay for plagiarism detection tools

Do you like to cheat? Students are paying essay writers to write their essays – or just rehash an old one. But how do institutions know the essay is not … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: News | Comment


Night and The City- the best London film ever?

Jeremy Smith has compiled a list : ‘The signature film of every major city’. London is the only British city to make the list. And the choice of film? … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: Film | Comment


David Cameron: the cannabis years

In 2007, it was reported that David Cameron had smoked cannabis in 1982, when the future Prime Minister and then leader of the Conservative Party was a 15 years old … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment


The Moebius Hendrix

In 1967 journalist Jean-Nöel Coghe accompanied Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) on the France and Belgium legs of his first tour outside the USA. Coghe took a photograph of Hendrix … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2019 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


Someone is leaving cannabis biscuits and cakes in England’s parks

Who is baking hash cakes and dropping them on the grass? Sarah Kenny says she was walking her Jack Russell cross Max in St Helens, Merseyside, when he scampered into … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Pigeon poos on had of man complaining about pigeon poo

What do the birds think of a lawmaker’s to keep birds away from the Chicago Transit Authority’s Irving Park Blue Line station, aka “pigeon poop station”?

Democratic state Rep. Jaime Andrade … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Global Climate Strike – digital goes dark

This week it’s the Global Climate Strike. The non-action action occurs this Friday, September 20. Greta Thunberg and disciples (too strong?) want us to stop ding anything else other than demand big … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2019 | In: News | Comment


Joan Didion : ‘Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it’

The new Joan Didion film on Netflix, The Centre Will Not Hold, got me reding her essays. In The Year of Magical Thinking (public library), the American essayist writes of … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2019 | In: Books | Comment


Punching low down : The Guardian attacks David Cameron over the loss of his child

The Guardian’s view on David Cameron’s memoirs was widely read for all the wrong reasons. For those of you who missed the toxicity, this is the cut that spread … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


How they created the cover of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

Kirk Weddle descibes how he took that photograph for the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind album:

4-month-old baby was cast and I conducted the shoot with just his parents and a lifeguard … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Samantha Quek fails her audition as a football pundit

Woman’s football is more popular than ever. England’s World Cup run was great entertainment. More than 24,000 fans came to watch Chelsea play Spurs in the Woman’s Super League. Over … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2019 | In: Celebrities, Sports | Comment


Missing woman found searching for herself

Transcribed:

Missing woman mystery solvedA group of tourists spent hours Saturday night looking for a missing woman near Iceland’s Eldgja canyon, only to find her among the search party.The group was … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Major Wank investigates severed penis

To Eastern Carolina, where Victoria Frabutt, of Newport, has been charged with malicious castration. She is accused of using pair of rose pruners to separate James Frabutt from “his favorite … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Donald Trump turns Congress blue giving three f***s at City Airport

Members of US Congress used swear words such as “asshole” , “fuck”, “shit” and “bitch” 1,900 times on Twitter in 2019. That’s a tenfold rise on 2016 – before Trump’s … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


A doctor writes on the joy of treating the old

Dr Sayed A Tabatabai tweets as @TheRealDoctorT. At work as a nephrologist in San Antonio, Texas, a student asked him: “Don’t you wanna see young patients? Isn’t it rough seeing … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Wobble Wedges : capitalism solves every problem

“The power of capitalism is that there’s a product for every problem,” tweets Jim Overholt. “Just spied this at the hostess station of the bar we’re in.” I see your … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2019 | In: The Consumer | Comment