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United Airlines cancels flight man because he recorded his complaint

 

Air travel has become an ordeal, a trail of weight, size and endurance. And that’s all before you board the plane.

 

United Airlines booted Navang Oza from a flight because having … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Labour activist Bethany Barker gets publicly shamed

Kids, eh. They say the darndest things. Take Bethany Baker, 19, described in the Telegraph as the “student chosen to introduce Jeremy Corbyn at his local election launch”. Bethany Baker has just resigned … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment


Bias media: Daily Express rejects Crusader Jeremy Corbyn over NHS parking charges

On July 1 2014, the Daily Express launched a “Crusade” against parking charges at NHS hospitals. Readers were urged to sign a petition, which began: “I petition the Prime Minister … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Anthony Atamanuik understands why Donald Trump says everything twice

Anthony Atamanuik’s impression of Donald Trump is superb.

David Hepworth explains why Atamanuik’s impression works so well:
Like all TV personalities he [Trump] only believes in one thing, which is the … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Costa Coffee Salford offers its toilet as a birthday party venue

Anyone looking for a compact and bijou venue for a birthday party, a UKIP conference, an intimate wedding or just a place to mingle with fellow urban badger enthusiasts after work can head … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Local Elections make Labour elite choke on their quinoa

Why has the Labour vote evaporated? Maybe it’s because Labour stopped representing the people it was created to represent. It is a party not fit for purpose.

Aditya Chakrabortty looks at Labour’s … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


GE17: The reactionary Progressive Alliance will eat itself

The alternative to Theresa May’s Tories is to vote for a rival party. It pretty much doesn’t matter which one. They’ve decided to be the same. The BBC tells us:
Jeremy … (read more)

Posted: 8th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Daily Express: Macron win overshadowed by breaking Broccoli news

Having supported UKIP and Marine Le Pen’s Presidential bid (she was backed by former UKIP and Express columnist leader Nigel Farage) – “Good news for the UK’ EU trembles as … (read more)

Posted: 8th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal end Manchester United’s incredibly boring 25-match unbeaten run

Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United is hailed in the Press. But before a look at the back pages, a word from Sachin Nakrani‏, the Guardian’s sports features editor. He’s at the office:
Sub editor … (read more)

Posted: 8th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


How to recognise the artists of classic paintings

 

 

Spotter: antique-royals … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal: one player or maybe seven wins the title for Gunners, says Souness

Mystic Meg, eat yer heart out. In his article on Arsenal v Manchester United for the Sunday Times, former Spurs and Liverpool player Graeme Souness begins by tooting his own horn: “I predicted … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment


Bloody Corbyn And Brexit: Voters’ deliver candid message to Labour

It turns out that having rubbished the electorate for being thick and voting the wrong way in the referendum, when you go asking for them to vote for you you … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


US tech titans mint millionaires as globalised business model pays off

When the web first boomed, the dream was to become a dotcom millionaire for running you own website. Now you can rich by working for someopne who built a website … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Money, Technology | Comment


This 1984 Dune Sandworm made for an uncomfortable sex toy

Item of the day: this 1984 Dune Sandworm Toy. Get a load of those teeth!

 

 
A fremen poised to “ride” the beast as it rolled its open scale towards its highest … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


BBC pundit: ‘Everyone who votes Tory is a racist’ and Labour is mystified by Brexit

On BBC TV’s Newsnight, former Newsnight Economic’s Editor Paul Mason – he now works at Channel 4 –  has news for all Tory voters. It’s all about race.

 

Paul Mason: Tory voters … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


On this day 1996: Manchester City relegated after classic (Alan) Ball’s up in Liverpool decider

On this day 1996: Manchester City manager Alan Ball led The Citizens down into the old Second Division. In the era before the ubiquitous mobile phone delivered news in “real time”, … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Dutch building features emojis as modern-day grotesques

Dutch architect Attika Architekten has included emojis in place of more traditional roundels on a block of flats in Vathorst. The emoji gargoyles grotesques date the building for future historians.

 

 

“In classical … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Masturbation breaks on the NHS?

Good news for you in wanky jobs seeking a healthy and more socially alternative to a cigarette break. Wanking is the way ahead. And unlike smoking, you don’t need to … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Green Left Weekly: ‘British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well’

 

Australian publication Green Left Weekly aims to deliver “news and ideas the mainstream media won’t”. For instance, it’s the only paper we can find that says “British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester United balls: talkSport experts pathetic bicker over Marcus Rashford’s goal

Just when you thought British football coverage had reached its nadir, TalkSPORT go and plumb brave new depths of tawdry drivel. Discussing Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


You Janus: John Prescott demands ‘cheap publicity stunts’ to damage Theresa May

Compare and contrast former deputy prime minister John Prescott’s views on TV debates.

 

September 2 2009:
“Sky’s TV debate campaign is cheap publicity for Murdoch. Gordon can beat Cameron any day of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment