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Jeremy Corbyn’s wife shuts down Arsenal fan Piers Morgan

When Piers Morgan spotted Jeremy Corbyn chatting with Arsenal’s Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, he tried to butt in. Mrs Corbyn shut the boorish TV presenter down in the best way:

 

 

Spotter: … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Celebrities, Politicians, Sports | Comment


Chelsea balls: Gus Hiddink never did cry

The Sun enjoys the “Crying Dutchman” pun, using it to describe Dutch football managers who aren’t ever crying. In May 2016, the Sun said “Crying Dutchman Louis van Gaal” was … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal balls: Garth Crooks dumps Chelsea Nazis on Sead Kolasinac’s brick toilet

On Monday, BBC pundit Garth Crooks delivers his Premier League team of the week. This week Crooks has selected Sead Kolasinac, who played well in Arsenal’s draw against Chelsea on Sunday, during … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


After Parsons Green, sympathy for the bombers

 

“Is THIS the Tube bucket bomber?” (Daily Star). Or to put it another way, “ON HIS WAY TO BOMB TUBE?” (The Sun). Or “Is this the Bucket Bombed On Way … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal balls: Chelsea website offers Luiz an excuse for his red card

Chelsea drew 0-0 with Arsenal in today’s Premier League match. Arsenal hit the post and missed an open goal; Chelsea had a one-on-one with the ‘keeper. The game was pretty … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


NetMums and anal sex – sponsored by Disney On Ice

Following news of swearing on Mumsnet and how advertisers are being unnerved by it, we spot an advert for Disney on rival site NetMums. The adverts entices readers to:
WIN a VIP … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


In 1967 the Monkees sold more records than the Beatles and Rolling Stones combined – wrong

 

 

Ever hear the story about how in 1967 The Monkees sold more records than the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined? Rolling Stone, that bastion of factual news reporting, told us … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


The anti-Israel demo ‘is just an excuse to hate Jews’

 

You don’t like Israel. Fine. Debate and discuss. March and shout. Being offended and outraged is good for the soul. It’s not hate speech to decry a country. It’s free … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


High waist double jeans are this year’s world’s worst fashion

 

Double denim be gone! We’ve got double jeans! For a mere $695, you can buy these Natasha Zinko High Waist Double Jeans.
Layered waistbands give these wide-leg Natasha Zinko jeans a modern … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Parson’s Green bomb: Islamic State shop in Lidl and read the Daily Mail

The bomb on the London Underground is wrapped in a shopping bag. On the side you can read ‘Lidl’, the name of the German discount supermarket chain. That the bomb … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


‘Artist’s Shit’ tinned on May 1931 goes for millions of dollars

 

In 1961 Piero Manzoni sorted his turds into 30 gram piles and placed each serving into one of 90 cans, which he then sealed and signed. And tins of “Merda … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Harry Dean Stanton RIP – ‘He’s got this innocence and naturalness’

 

Harry Dean Stanton has died. he was 91.
Stanton also led his own band, first known as Harry Dean Stanton and the Repo Men and later simply as the Harry Dean Stanton … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment


Blitzkrieg: Arsenal fans beyond parody as German ‘Nazis’ invade from Cologne

At last night’s Arsenal v Cologne match in the Europa League, things did not go smoothly. Fans behaved as football fans used to, arriving at the stadium without tickets and … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arse v Spuds battle of the rappaz: Arsenal and Spurs fans in excruciating music fight

Steel yourselves, readers, for this epic battle between fans of Arenal and Spurs.

First up: the Selly Oak Crew with You Just Got Kaned. With sincere apologies to Chas ‘n’ Dave, … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Key Posts, Music, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Fans booted out of Boston’s Fenway Park for waving accidentally racist banner

Hard luck on the four fans expelled from Boston’s Fenway Park during a baseball game yesterday after waving a banner carrying the legend: “Racism Is As American As Baseball.” Ambiguous … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


If you can pay the fee Facebook will hook you up with ‘Jew haters’

Thanks to ProPublica, we know that you can book adverts on Facebook that target anti-Semites. Most Facebook user of would ignore these ads, of course. Active Nazis are thin on the … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment


Venezuela should breed pigeons and leave rabbits alone

Crisis in Venezuela. A Mis-managed economy has created poverty from riches.
Venezuela’s government has urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal versus Cologne balls: German ‘army invades’ London and media prays for blood

Good fun in Soho as a large contingent of Cologne fans marched along singing their songs. The police didn’t kettle them, send for the attack dogs nor smash their heads … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Chelsea balls: Conte walks, counting your roosting chickens and the sack race

Chelsea are playing with power and pace. Undefeated since the Premier League’s opening day – and with every game since a victory – the champions are looking strong. The Daily … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Great British Bake Off does the Teletubbies

Want to feel old? This is what the Teletubbies look like now.

 

 

Spotter: Freeview

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Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Mumsnet embroiled in swearing threat

According to Mumsnet, it is “the UK’s most popular parenting website”. It’s largely monetised through adverts. But the advertisers have begun to look at what the brands are appearing alongside. … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Sugar wars: artificial sweeteners inked to diabetes

The latest health scare is that artificial sweeteners are being linked to an increased risk of diabetes. Can it be that the man-made stuff sold as a safe alternative to … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


From Real Madrid to Liverpool: Marco Asensio’s pimple and the steady emasculation of footballers

Real Madrid began their Champions League title defence with a routine win over APOEL. And they did it without Marco Asensio, 21, who has a pimple on his leg. Asensio’s … (read more)

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Vagrants in Exeter are eating pigeons – but not everyone’s as happy as they should be

Feral pigeons in city centres are vermin. The good news is that homeless people in Exeter have taken it upon themselves to rid the city of these pests by eating … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Tick used illustrate dangers of fatal disease escapes at press conference

To Japan’s Miyazaki Prefectural Government, where the local experts have called a press conference. The aim is to alert everyone to the threat of thrombocytopenia syndrome, a potentially fatal disease carried … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment