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‘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


Crystal Palace balls: Sam Allardyce gets a call

The Sun has big news for fans of Crystal Palace, the goal-shy Premier League team. Frank de Boer has been sacked. His managerial record at Palace reads: played – 4; … (read more)

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Louella Michie is dead and the Press all ask: ‘Who is John Michie?’

 

Louella Michie is not the subject of reports on her untimely death. The 25-year-old woman’s body was found dead on her birthday at the Bestival music festival. And ever since … (read more)

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


Arsenal balls: Ozil leaves on a free having ‘signed a new deal’ in August

Time for a spot of transfer balls – our look at rubbish football reporting. The Sun says Mesut Ozil  is “set to leave Arsenal next summer on [a] free”. He … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Yid Army: Spurs fans should rejoice at Chelsea stupidity

 

So terrible was the sound of Chelsea fans hailing (surely heil-ing? – ed) new striker Alvaro Morata with a song about him hating “The Yids” that the Football Association is … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Chelsea, Key Posts, Spurs | Comment


Manchester United balls: star fan Kim John-Un makes third visit

Huge news. Huge! The Sun has the scoop: “Kim Jong-un is a Manchester United fan who believes North Korean footballers will eventually be flooding to the Premier League.”

Of course, what … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Politicians, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Leave sex out of gender roles – it’s scaring the kids

 

What are your criteria for selecting your children’s school clothes? Washability, durability, affordability, practicality and compliance to a dress code? What about if you see your children’s wardrobe as a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Manchester City balls: soft Ederson shows us his stitches

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is soft. Having been kicked hard in the face by Liverpool’s Saido Mane, who has apologised, the Brazilian stayed on the turf for 10 minutes. TV pundit … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


Irma destroys tax exile Richard Branson’s private Necker island

Hands up who feels sorry for Richard Branson, whose private Necker island was smashed up by Hurricane Irma? I said, “Hands up who…” Oh, never mind. The billionaire would-be rocket-shop operator … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


What does it say on Ernest Shackleton’s CV?

What does it say?

 

Sir Ernest Shackleton (5 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) died on an exhibition to the Antarctic. In December 1903 the great explorer applied … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


9/11 from Space

 

On September 11, 2001, astronaut Frank Culbertson saw the destruction of New York City’s Twin Towers from the International Space Station. He wrote: “It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment