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The shaming of Max Stafford-Clark: lewd comments cost a disabled old man his job

No sooner is the secret out that a powerful Hollywood producer has been using his position to force himself on starlets than we read of Max Stafford-Clark, currently 76 years … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: News | Comment (1)


Andrew Sullivan: The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.

Andrew Sullivan spots a trend: The Issue That Could Lose the Next Election for Democrats.
“I don’t believe it’s disputable at this point that the most potent issue behind the rise of … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Who better than MPs to ‘flush out’ Airbnb brothels?

Our elected reps have decided to investigate pop-up brothels. Given the furore over men abusing rank for sex with young women, MPs paying for sex looks like a step in … (read more)

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


Shock and horror as Facebook seeks to make a profit

What do you think of Facebook? It’s pretty good, isn’t it. You can post stuff about your dog, website or uniquely gifted children and watch as people write ‘Bless” and … (read more)

Posted: 24th, October 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment


Media bias: Manchester City Silva’s inconsequential ‘no dive’ cons the ref and pains Burnley

Bernardo Silva will not be retrospectively yellow carded for ‘diving’ when his Manchester City beat Burnley 3-0 in the Premier League. Silva “fell theatrically” in the box “under the slightest … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comments (2)


The meaning of sailors’ tattoos

 

Artist Lucy Bellwood explains the meaning of sea-farers’ tattoos with The Art of the Sailor. It first appeared in the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Tattoos and Scrimshaw: the Art of … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


‘Pregnant Women’ are taboo and gender fluid children commonplace as the trans movement thunders on

Transgender news features on the cover of the country’s two biggest-selling red-tops. The Sun has news of “fury” at “Government drivel”, which advises calling pregnant women mums in favour of … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


A flame-activated edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

 

The Anne Petronille Nypels Lab at Holland’s Van Eyck Academie showcases the work of French graphic design collective Super Terrain. They’ve created a version of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in heat sensitive ink. At room temperature the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2017 | In: Books, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


In 1980 Sesame Street toured a saxophone factory and I was hooked

I used to play the alto sax. Badly. I knew I was not all that good a musician when the school violin virtuoso was invited to listen to me play. … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment


Bananarama are not a patch on the ‘original girl bands’

The Telegraph has news for fans of the world’s “original girl band”. You know…Bananarama.

 

 

Pretty good, if not exactly the Hamilton Sisters and Fordyce, aka The 3 X Sisters, seen below in … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Music | Comment


The charity game: when sex with clients is ok

The charity business continues of amaze. The Sunday Times looks at the Leeds-based Yorkshire Mesmac charity, which, says the headline, “allows sex with clients”. And who are these clients at … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal: Ozil to Manchester United, 32 million followers and one anonymous source

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, wants to join Manchester United when his deal with Arsenal expires at the end of the season, says the Daily Mail. “Ozil will be a free agent for next season … (read more)

Posted: 21st, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn on Clive Lewis: context is no excuse in Britain but anything goes in Iran

Jeremy Corbyn tells the BBC about Clive Lewis, the Labour MP recorded telling a man, “On your knees, bitch”:
“Completely wrong, he should never have said it, completely unacceptable comments. He … (read more)

Posted: 21st, October 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Organic farming wastes resources and what about the animals?

We should all care where meat comes from. Poor animal welfare shames us all. Writing in the Guardian, George Monbiot has an idea:
One study in Britain suggests that, if we stopped … (read more)

Posted: 21st, October 2017 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


This NRA video is the most dystopian thing you’ll see today

“We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president & the people who voted for him…in American history.”

And the NRA doesn’t stop there:

“We are witnesses to the … (read more)

Posted: 21st, October 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


The immersive supper club in an authentic Hackney pub costs £55

 

“Just got a PR email about a Cockney themed immersive supper club in an “authentic Hackney pub”, tweets Tom Armstrong. “It’s £55. This is one of the press shots.”

The pub … (read more)

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Labour MP Clive Lewis: ‘Get on your knees bitch’ (and try to find the shattered remains of my career)

“Get on your knees, bitch,” says Norwich South’s Labour MP Clive Lewis at a do hosted by Momentum. Labour’s Harriet Harman heard that line and tweeted: “Inexplicable. Inexcusable. Dismayed.” The … (read more)

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Julia Roberts wins an award for ‘courage’ and the truly courageous get schooled

Dontchaloveshowbiz? At the James Corden-hosted amfAR Gala in Los Angeles, Julia Robert won a gong for…courage. Roberts has done good works in the fight against HIV/AIDS.AmfAR is “dedicated to ending the … (read more)

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film, Key Posts | Comment


Everton balls: Oh, come on, we loved Williams chucking his dummy

Argy-bargy at Everton, where the Toffees lost 1-2 to Lyon in the Europa League. The lowlight features the unforgettable sight of an Everton fan in the Gwladys Street end “trying … (read more)

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Jim Davis: Garfield’s owner Jon did not drink dog semen

In 1990, did Garfield’s owner John scarf a cup of dog semen?

Have yall seen this Garfield where Jon drinks dog semen? What a great comic pic.twitter.com/I522ZgtRWP
— Reliable Truck (@ccchauffe) January … (read more)

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment


Couple sentenced for sex in a Domino’s take-away

Daniella Hirst and Craig Smith were filmed “in a sex act and having sex” at a Domino’s pizza take away in Scarborough, Yorkshire. Cancel the weekend in Paris and dinner … (read more)

Posted: 19th, October 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal balls: Sanchez and Wenger meet in secret and all about that handshake

Alexis Sanchez Watch: an at-a-glance look at the Arsenal striker in the media. Today the Mail leads with a question: “Was this the moment Alexis Sanchez ignored his Arsenal manager … (read more)

Posted: 19th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


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