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Transfer balls: Bakayoko makes Chelsea panic and Manchester United fans click

Transfer Balls – a look at dire football reporting.

When Tiemoue Bakayoko was on his way from Monaco to Chelsea, the media was fanning the baseless news story that he was … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Ryan Giggs: from Manchester United to anywhere that’ll have him

 

Not too long ago, Ryan Giggs was being tipped to be the Manchester United manager. And then he wasn’t. Sunderland, Swansea and Middlesbrough all wanted Giggs to manage their club … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


The expensive pre-rolled Cannabis Cigar – yours for $420

 

To Seattle, where Leira makes very expensive cannabis cigars.

The Potlander has more:
Seattle-based Leira rolls cannabis cigars, the smallest of which is a petite three-and-one-quarter-inch cigarillo size that retails for $110 … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Medics kill twice as many Americans than strokes

The third biggest killer in the USA is death by medical error.

 

 

You go into hospital – but will you come out? … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Jodie Whittaker: the naked Dr Who photos too racy for tea-time telly

 

That the latest incarnation of Dr Who is a woman and not a child or a fridge freezer has not escaped the Sun and the Daily Mail. The papers reviewed Jodie Whittaker’s … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Osama bin Laden: the ukelele song

Anything can be better on the ukelele. … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Music | Comment


George Harrison: why everyone should play a ukelele

 

“You can pick up a ukulele and anybody can learn to play a couple of tunes in a day or even a few hours.,” said Joe Brown,  mainstay of the UK’s skiffle … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


Charlie Gard is being represented by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society

 

How well do you know your lawyer? Always an idea to check their credentials. As Charlie Gard’s apparent have discovered, you might not always get the ideal representation:
Charlie Gard’s parents … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets | Comment


Mobikes in the canal restores faith in the spirit of Manchester

In Manchester new Chinese bikes are creating artificial reefs in the city’s waterways. It’s terrific. Although it might not be what the Chinese company behind bicycle sharing service Mobike envisioned … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Politician sues god for failed promotion

 

Life imitates Billy Connolly movies in India. If you hire the priest to perform the service then the service must be done. Or else:

An MLA, who belongs to the ruling … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Money, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Break up long journeys with 30 hours of free Dr Who radio plays

 

On Spotify, you can listen to 30 hours of Doctor Who audio dramas. The recordings feature six actor to have played the BBC’s Dr Who.

A Dr Who fan on Reddit has made the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal and Riyad Mahrez in clickbait feeding frenzy

 

Transfer Balls: It’s been a busy day for Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez. Is he on his way to Roma, Arsenal or somewhere else?

The clickbait factory that used to be the … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (2)


Donald Trump’s Mexico wall will be higher than a man on 60 pounds of marijuana

Donald Trump was the wall between Mexico and the USA to be made of glass, or Sellotape or whatever it is they spray of ageing A-listers faces to keep the … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal balls: Alexis Sanchez has a dream about Manchester City (with apologies to Spurs and Ossie Ardiles)

“I want to play the Champions League,” Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez tells Radio Sport Chile. “The decision does not depend on me, I have to wait for Arsenal. I’ve made my … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Sports | Comment


Medics pull 27 contact lenses from patient’s eye

 

Contact lenses can be hard to see. One aged patient had trouble locating theirs. None of us have ever seen this before,” says eye surgeon Rupal Morjaria, a trainee ophthalmologist at Solihull … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The G20-riots bicycle guy

So who was the bloke with the bicycle at the G20-Riots?

Queer Anarchism has the low down:
60 year old historian Martin Buehler (who is a member of the press , I do not … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Nothing To Do With Arbroath’s Kevin Gray has died

 

I’m very sad to learn that Kevin Gray had died. He was the brains behind the brilliant Nothing To Do With Arbroath. Kevin was just 56 years old.

We spoke many times. … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: News | Comment


The Sunday Sport’s absurd Brexit parody will jump start your sex drive

The Sunday Sport’s take on the Brexit negotiations is a cracker:

 

 

The filth keeps on coming:

 

 

Spotter: @rhodri … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Dash Cam: biker jumps onto bonnet of car in compensation attempt (video)

Idiot of the day is the biker who leapt on the bonnet of car in an attmept to win compensation cash. Dash cam – you got on?

The bizarre moment a … (read more)

Posted: 15th, July 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment


Thank God for Conor McGregor: antidote to the age of doubt

I’ll remember seeing Conor McGregor waiting in the ring for Floyd Mayweather (video below). How could I forget? What a sight. What style and substance. What panache. What a hoot. … (read more)

Posted: 15th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment


A brilliant tree of languages infographic

Minna Sundberg has taken the idea that all languages are linked and turned it into this Tree of Languages.

Spotter: Flashbak … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The weirdest Donald Trump handshake battle yet

When Donald Trump met Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France, the handshake battle was weird and intense:

Séquence serrages de mains toniques pour les deux couples présidentiels. 🤝 #14juillet pic.twitter.com/vunk3yxm5I— franceinfo (@franceinfo) … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment


Transfer balls: De Gea (and his agent) are ‘desperate’ to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid

Transfer balls – a look at rubbish football reporting: The BBC says Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, wants to join Real Madrid this summer.

The source of this story … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comments (2)


The essential Australian character in a single anecdote

 

The essential Australian character in a single anecdote:
An Australian fellow asks his girl friend to fight, but she says she doesn’t want to because she
isn’t feeling well.
“Whatta ya mean, not … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment