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Writer turns sleep apnea mask into an Alien Facehugger

Who says you can’t have fun with sleep apnea? Not Jared Grey, who fashioned his Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask into an Alien life-size foam Facehugger. And here’s how he did it, telling us:

I’ve … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Nkunku in; Perisic stalemate; Carrasco waits

Arsenal are still in the chase for PSG’s Christopher Nkunku. Having signed Denis Surez on a loan deal with an option to buy at the season’s end, the Gunners seem … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Manchester United transfers: Felix in; Martial signs; Fellaini gone

Farewell, Marouane Fellaini, who has left Manchester Untied for Shandong Luneng on a three-year contract in a deal worth around £8million a year. We only pity whoever’s sat on the … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal sign Denis Suarez

Arsenal have signed Denis Suarez from Barcelona. The Spaniard will play for Arsenal until the end of the season. Before he decamped for London, Suarez signed a one-year extension on … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Brexit: May the appeaser becomes ‘Our Theresa’ in the tabloids

‘SHE’ who must be obeyed

Any idea what the tabloids made of yesterday’s vote in which MPs despatched the PM to Brussels to ask the EU to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Casey Hathaway: 3-year-old lost in woods was raided by a bear

Casey Hathaway has a story to tell. The three-year-old was lost for three days in the freezing cold woods of Craven County, North Carolina. Found by police, Casey told them … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Round-Up: Gueye, Nkunku, Peresic, Tielemans and Peresic all in; Elneny out

Arsenal like Everton’s Idrissa Gueye. So do Manchester City. The Senegal player can either join the current champions and play in the Champions League for loadsa money, or aim to … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Gemma Collins is bigger than The Beatles – two or four of them?

Ice-skating Essex postcode Gemma Collins bursts onto the Daily Star’s cover and declares: “I’m Bigger Than the Beatles.” And what does the TV celebrity mean by “bigger”. Gemma – “whose … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


Thailand fires water canon to clear Bangkok smog; London learns

You know you’re in Bangkok, Thailand, because you can see the air moving. But worry not. The Thais are defeating the smoggy pea-soupers with water cannon.

Global News has more:

Thai … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Talking Balls: Spurs title win would better Leicester City’s 2016 effort

Line of the day comes from former Liverpool and Leicester City player Stan Collymore now working as a Daily Mirror columnist. The job of a columnist is to foment debate. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Denis Suarez in; Perisic agrees Manchester United but wants Arsenal

Arsenal fans have had a few weeks to find out who Denis Suarez is and what he does. And now the Barcelona substitute is on his way to the club. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


It cost Arsenal £17m to get shot of Arsene Wenger

It took more than placards and hashtags to defenestrate Arsene Wenger from Arsenal. Sky says it took £17.1m. Not that he got the lot. The Times says the £17m was … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment


Morrisons offer: 20p for a paper bag or 15p for a more environmentally friendly plastic bag?

Bag. 2012.3045.04. McDonald’s: Toy Story 2.

Morrisons is offering its customers the chance to buy a reusable paper bag. Prince: 20p. The supermarket chain is also offering a reusable plastic carrier … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Brexit: On Corporation Tax and offshore UK

The Guardian has something to say about Corporation tax. If your company is based in the UK, it pays Corporation Tax on all its profits from the UK and abroad. … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Money, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: sex, Joe Willock and The Sun’s Ashley Cole rerun

When back in December the Sun told us about Arsenal players allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide – “hippy crack” – we were assured that the “images will horrify Arsenal fans and … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Victoria Wood remembered in hilarious statue

BBC Radio Manchester alerts us to the statue which Bury Council have approved to honour Victoria Wood (19 May 1953 – 20 April 2016). It will stand on Silver Street … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Unicorn robber captured

Police in Spain have captured a unicorn who allegedly robbed several stores in Malaga. The unicorn is said to be a man dressed in a soft onsie with a unicorn-style … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Spurs boss Pochettino: winning is only good for players’ ego

“It’s true, this season has been tough,” said Spurs manger Mauricio Pochettino after defeat to the mighty Crystal Palace knocked them out of the FA Cup, their second cup exit … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Memorial Day: A Song For The End of The World

On Memorial Day we think of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. We think of the murdered, the deniers who make liars of the victims, the brave, the … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts | Comment


“Judea dies’, thus says the banner. ‘Judea will live forever’, thus respond the lights”

Friday December 11 1931 was the eighth and final night of Chanukkah, and Rabbi Akiva Boruch Posner, Doctor of Philosophy from Halle-Wittenberg University, struck a match and lit the Menorah. … (read more)

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


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Perisic, Nkunku and Suarez in; Sokratis lives

Arsenal need a winger. No great news there. The team are narrower than a Guardian columnist’s politics. But who will the wide man be? The Sun says it’s Barcelona’s Brazilian forward … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


The Cheese Label Museum

“This is my father’s collection of cheese labels from the 1940s and 50s,” says Londoner Julian Tysoe, whose mini museum can be seen on Flashbak. Julian’s father, John Jeremy ‘Gus’ … (read more)

Posted: 26th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Amanda Knox: ‘Foxy Knoxy’ wins damages from Italian police

How do you tell the story of Amanda Knox, the American embroiled in the investigation into the 2007 murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher? The media was attracted to … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Thierry Henry is available after Monaco let him go

Monaco have suspended their former player and the one-time Arsenal great Thierry Henry after just 20 games in charge. Reports from France are that he’ll be replaced by Leonardo Jardim … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


The court calls Mr Farrelly of Muff Crescent, Nobber

Via Daily Edge

Ireland’s Ardee District Court calls Mr Conor Farrelly, 22, who stands accused of driving a 2011 BMW car into a wall in Ardee, fleeing the scene and heading … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment