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Transfer balls: Arsenal ‘bid’ £125 for Kylian Mbappe, Lacazette arrives and Gooners click

Transfer Balls: Is Kylian Mbappe heading from Monaco to Arsenal, Real Madrid or Liverpool? The Indy says the player’s “dropped a huge hint” he’s leaving the French club. So big is this “hint” … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann found in a listicle, the child as big as the pyramids and free holiday posters

Madeleine McCann: very few words on the missing child haver featured in the national press of late. Big stories – murderous terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, and the horror … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Hunter S. Thompson’s Top 10 albums of the 1960s

 

Hunter S. Thompson was into music. “I resent your assumption that Music is Not My Bag,” he told Rolling Stone editor John Lombardo in 1970, “because I’ve been arguing for the past few years that … (read more)

Posted: 1st, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment


After Grenfell Tower and ‘luxury flats’: milking the horror for clicks

There’s fake news and there’s regretful reporting. After Grenfell Tower, the Independent told readers in a big and shocking headline: “Grenfell tower was covered in material to keep luxury flat … (read more)

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: News, Reviews | Comment


Czech nuclear power plant auditions bikini-clad students for internship

 

The search for Miss Nuclear Power Plant has reached the swimwear section at the Czech Republic’s nuclear facility in Temelin. The winner will secure a two-week internship at the site. All … (read more)

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


The NRA vows to fight a coming US civil war with a ‘clenched fist’

The NRA will fight the domestic US enemy with a “clenched fist” . And a gun. Lots of guns:

 

 

If you want to know the Right Way With Guns, read this. … (read more)

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Dog steals the show at outdoor orchestra performance in Turkey

To Ephesus, Turkey, where the orchestra is playing among the ancient Greek ruins when a dog gatecrashes the show. And steals it:

Dog crashes outdoor orchestra performance in Turkey. https://t.co/O0pXTKDQ3y pic.twitter.com/Mjn8VdVQu1— … (read more)

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal and the ‘riceless’ Kylian Mbappe ‘bombshell’

Transfer balls: Will Arsenal sign Monaco’s #100m-rated forward? No. The Mail says the Gunners are “out of Kylian Mbappe race”. They are? Arsenal are rumoured to have made a bid of … (read more)

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Anti-racist Chicago Dyke vexiphobics weed out the wrong kind of Jews

I’m on the Chicago Dyke March Collective (CDMC), “a grassroots mobilisation and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual and transgender resilience”. But I’m not all that resilient. I am offended and terrified. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


‘Congratulations on your pay rise ma’am.’ Firefighters salute Queen

“Congratulations on your pay rise ma’am,” say the firefighters to Her Majesty the Queen.

 

Congratulations on your pay rise ma’am. pic.twitter.com/TcdDktFN8o
— Beaubodor (@beaubodor) June 28, 2017

Spotter: the terrific @beaubodor … (read more)

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Royal Family | Comment


Vermont maple syrups takes like urine? The advert says it does

Vermont maple syrup takes of…

 

 

Spotter: OneBakingPanda … (read more)

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Carp escapes fishermen by crawling on land

 

The carp will be the talk of everyone back at base. “You should see the size of the one I got away from,” he’ll boast. Unlike the ergonomic, rhythmic fish, … (read more)

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Coins and the superstitious to be added to banned items on planes

Add coins to the list of items banned on aircraft. And you can add the superstitious, too. Because a woman boarding a China Southern Airlines Flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou thought it good luck … (read more)

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney ‘bullied’ in yet another body-shaming attack

When Wayne Rooney finally waves adieu to Manchester United, the tabloids will miss him. He’s been an environment of on-the-clock sex, foul-mouthed rants, rethreading and explosions of ferocious power and … (read more)

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Teenagers put glasses on museum’s floor and people thought it was art

When we saw Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photography being passed off as a talent for anything other than parody, we recalled another example of meaningless nonsense being passed off as art. In … (read more)

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Kurdish YPJ Sniper almost hit by ISIS Sniper inside Raqqa. She just laughs it off.

Kurdish YPJ Sniper almost hit by ISIS Sniper inside Raqqa. She just laughs it off.

 

Kurdish YPJ Sniper almost hit by ISIS Sniper inside Raqqa. She just laughs it off. pic.twitter.com/G49lJAlpwR— … (read more)

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal should take Liverpool’s cash for disappointing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Transfer balls: Arsenal fans are “worried” says the Daily Mirror. ” The paper says Gooners are fretting because – get this – bit-part player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is wanted by Liverpool. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Glastonbury: Liam Gallagher ad libs about the smoke machine mid-song

You know how it is. The artist comes on stage. He wants to sing his new stuff but the crowd are there to hear the old faves. But at Glastonbury 2017, Oasis … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, News | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn: the tot Trots named Corbyn

Would you call your child ‘Corbyn’? The Daily Star says you might if you drink enough scrumpy cider with your magic mushrooms.

The paper says parents are “flocking” to name their “tots” … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Children’s cigarette dummies are smoking’s new taboo

Richard Littler‏ spots this warning on cigaret packets in Germany. He tweets: “My powers of judgement are totally shot. From this image, I can’t tell if smoking is a good … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Tabloids lead with naked women, feuding women, mad women and lesbians

 

Who buys newspapers? Women and men who like looking at women do. Or at least they used to buy them – now they get them for free in supermarkets. Today’s tabloids … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


Grenfell: a failure of local journalism

Emily Bell points to why no-one was listening when the residents of Grenfell were campaigning for improved safety. The horror as preventable. But no-one was listening. No-one was reporting things in a … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


‘Mark Zuckerberg meeting truckers in Iowa looks like a movie about an alien who slowly learns to feel’

Mark Zuckerberg meeting truckers in Iowa looks like a movie about an alien who slowly learns to feel

 

Mark Zuckerberg meeting truckers in Iowa looks like a movie about an alien … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment