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China is ground zero for a pandemic – 2017 article alerts us to Coronavirus

In November 2017, Smithsonian magazine article published the article “Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?” Usually I’d to defer Betteridge’s law of headlines, an adage that states: “Any headline that … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Brighton copper puts out coronavirus barbecue with helmet full of seawater

No need for police to follow smoke signals. The barbecuers are pretty easy to spot:

Meanwhile… in Peckham, London:

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Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Make Your Own Vinyl Records with an Easy Record Maker

You don’t need a factory to make vinyl records. Japanese artist Yuri Suzuki has crested the Easy Record Maker:

To cut a record, you simply play audio through an aux cable and lift the … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: Music, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


New York City tiger has coronavirus – avoid tigers

To the Bronx Zoo in New York City, where a tiger has tested positive for Coronavirus. Yeah,. How come they test tigers before humans? This news comes from the Wildlife … (read more)

Posted: 6th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Manchester City’s Kyle Walker is not a role model – he’s just a gilded bellend

“I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week,” says Manchester City and England footballer Kyle Walker. “I understand that my … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2020 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Spurs and Liverpool compete to be world’s greediest football clubs

Who decides on your pay cut to help the struggle against the coronavirus? Your employer? You? If you’re a professional footballer should it be up to The Professional Footballers’ Union, … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2020 | In: Liverpool, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Coronavirus: Queen urges ‘self-discipline and resolve’ – Prince Andrew leads by example

The Queen during The International Driving Grand Prix at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Her Majesty the Queen says to endure the coronavirus crisis we need “self-discipline and resolve”. Prince Andrew, … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Marie Dinou: Woman arrested and fined under coronavirus laws for committing no crime

When police approached Marie Dinou, 41, and asked her why she was at Newcastle Central Station “loitering between platforms” she didn’t want to speak with them. They wanted her … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Prince Charles and his faceless friend open the Nightingale hospital for Coronavirus

When Prince Charles opened the Nightingale Hospital in London that will deal with coronavirus patients Richard Little noticed something behind him. There on the dressing table was a framed photo … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


The Medieval Elephant in Art

Drawing an elephant when you’ve never seen one is testing, as these images drawn by Medieval artist prove. Uli Westphal’s Elephas Anthropogenus project shows us European illustrations of elephants between the … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Trump updates The Strategic National Stockpile for Coronavirus: ‘we don’t have enough medical supplies’

The Trump administration has changed the language on the ‘Strategic National Stockpile’ on an HHS website. The Public Health Emergency squad is underfunded. What they previously told you about things … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Eddie Large died with Coronavirus not from it

Eddie Large died “with” Coronavirus, says the BBC. The entertainer, one half of the Little and Large comedy duo, contracted the virus in hospital. He had been suffering with heart … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Bernie Ecclestone fathers child at 89

Formula 1 action figure Bernie Ecclestone is to be a father again at just 89 years young. Is he doing it to distract attention for the fact that his wife … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Help the NHS fight Coronavirus in North London by donating to the Royal Free Charity Covid-19 Emergency Fund

In North London, the Royal Free London hospitals – the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital – need your help. The Royal Free Charity has become the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Ben Stokes and a cat called Loki in The Ashes at Headingley 2019

Adrian Mirfakhrai (@AdyMirf) has put his Covid-19 times to fine use with this video of Loki the cat and Ben Stokes playing The Ashes at Headingley in 2019.
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Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Rashford puts together a decent and dependable plan to get Jadon Sancho to Manchester United

England striker Marcus Rashford says he is “desperate” to play with Borussia Dortmund’s English forward Jadon Sancho, 20, at Manchester United next season. So says the BBC. The source for … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


The 3D Virtual Tour Through The Ancient Giza Necropolis

Harvard Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian takes us to ancient Giza and round the Sphinx and Pyramids in this video. “You’ll see we’ve had to remove modern structures and excavators, debris dumps,” says Peter … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Amazon sells dog training book with forward from Nazi Hermann Göring

Barking mad

Hermann Göring wrote the forward to a puppy training manual you can buy on Amazon. Sections are not dedicated to knowing Jews by their scent, teaching your dog to … (read more)

Posted: 1st, April 2020 | In: Books, News | Comment


Kate Winslet gives tips to keep you safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Kate Winslet is well placed to keep you safe during the coronavirus pandemic. As Sky News tells it, Winslet starred in the film Contagion about a hypothetical virus outbreak. … (read more)

Posted: 1st, April 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Start up Habor promises to corral the rich and stupid in a luxury villa in Los Angeles until Coronavirus is over

In times of crisis what the world needs are for the rich and stupid to survive the coronavirus cull on the poor and serving. When the pandemic is over, these … (read more)

Posted: 31st, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Mega-rich TV evangelist executes judgement on Covid-19

US televangelist Kenneth Copeland will slay the coronavirus by channelling God’s powers. It’s the smackdown we’ve been waiting for:

Here’s Kenneth explaining why God made private jets:

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Posted: 31st, March 2020 | In: Celebrities, News, Strange But True | Comment


The Coronavirus reading list by Ernest Hemingway: 14 books and two shot stories

Stuck for a good book to read as the coronavirus spread makes staying in doors obligatory? Don’t be. This is a great reading list compiled by Ernest Hemingway. As … (read more)

Posted: 30th, March 2020 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment


Donald Trump hails Coronavirus as a ‘ratings hit’

Parody dies a little more as Donald Trump hails coronavirus as a ratings hit. This is not from a spoof account. I checked:

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Posted: 30th, March 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment