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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


After Grenfell: John McDonnell suggests Camden Council is guilty of attempted murder?

John McDonnell says the Grenfell Tower disaster was “murder”. The shadow chancellor says the victims of the horror in west London were “murdered”. He says the dead were “murdered” as … (read more)

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


American life: the most popular pastime when your old is being alone

According to Dan Kopf’s study ‘Who Americans spend their time with’, the sixth most popular pastime for Americans is being alone. Of course, being alone might be enforced, something formed … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal drifting

Transfer balls – a look a clickbait football reporting in the mainstream media. The Daily Mirror says Arsenal have signed lexandre Lacazette from Lyons. Arsene Wenger, the eternal Arsenal manager, has … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (2)


This is why we hate the word ‘moist’

Words I do like and words I don’t like are many. I like “twat”, “spoon”, “bingo”, “slash”, “bins” (when referring to spectacles) and “pastry”. I don’t like “schedule” when it’s … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


White House bans cameras so a journalist drew the news

Not content with clamping own on free speech and the web, the White House banned cameras from a briefing. So CNN artist Bill Hennessy captured the action with pen and ink.
Hennessy’s presence … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


Poop doping: one woman’s DIY faecal transplant and how turd implants can improve performance

 

How full of the brown stuff are you?  One cyclist is into poop doping. What’s that, then?
The madwoman behind “poop doping” is Lauren Petersen, a postdoctoral microbiologist at the Jackson Laboratory … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


When Jeremy Corbyn went to Glastonbury one photo summed it all up

When Jeremy Corbyn went to Glastonbury one photo summed it all up.

Things to enjoy:

Thatcher’s Gold.
The only non-white person is a security guard.
He’s dressed up for Glastonbury

If this was Theresa … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


After Finsbury Park the police attack free speech

The tally of people arrested after a man drove a van into a group of Muslim worshippers outside Finsbury Park Mosque is two. Darren Osborne has been arrested on suspicion of the … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2017 | In: News | Comment


This No Face Money box from Spirited Away is a must have

This money box based on the character No Face on the 20-01 movie Spirited Away is great.

 

 

Spotter: Kadry … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment


‘Huge fan of Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photographs and even worse captions’

Brooklyn’s Beckham’s new book is out. The SADOS (sons and Daughters of Stars) are always wonderfully talented. Brooklyn’s talent seems to be in parody and satire. Brooklyn Beckham has a … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


All aboard the Betty Bus where boys are looking at a sad girl on her period

The Betty Bus aims at “encouraging open and honest conversations about periods with girls and boys aged 8-12”. What will the boys learn about periods? Well, here’s a picture of … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment