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‘I like being ugly’: Anita Pallenberg was rock’s greatest muse

 

Anita Pallenberg (6 April 1942 – 13 June 2017) – was rock music’s greatest muse, writes Rob Baker:

Pallenberg first entered the Rolling Stones’ universe in the mid-Sixties when she sneaked into … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


In 2010 Labour wooed the DUP and lost

Let’s have another look at Labour Party links to those “crackpots” at the pro-British DUP, the Northern Irish party that articulates a sense of discontent and dissatisfaction with Westminster and the … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Free your mind with 12 hours of ambient New York traffic noise

For you New Yorkers away from home, missing the noise and the visible air, help is at hand. Thanks to YouTuber “Cheesy Nirvosa” you can chill out with the sound of … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Daily Express leads with scoopiest scoop of all time

What news from the Daily Express? Well, the investigative team has been in full cry:

 

 

It’s going to be hotter in the summer! Get me an ice-cream – and make it double, … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


Labour’s youth voters crave conformity

Today’s Radio 4 chatter about social media connecting with yoof was mind blowing. Replace social media for ‘newspapers’, ‘magazines’, ‘John Lennon’, ‘football’ or ‘TV’ and we were once more being … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Will Katy Perry apologise for having culturally appropriated ‘gay hair’ and robot music?

‘Ich bin ein role model’

 

Katy Perry has issued a public apology for having “culturally appropriated” a black hairstyle.

Whites are not allowed to use black hair styles and … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Richard Hammond is not dead (he’s on Amazon Prime)

“I thought Richard Hammond had died.” says Jeremy Clarkson on the Daily Star’s cover. No, Clarkson, he’s just not on the telly as much, having moved from the BBC to Amazon … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


The hairy chest one-piece swimsuit exists

Women can turn heads in this Sexy Chest swimsuit.

 

 

Spotter:  JWZ … (read more)

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: Man City’s Joe Hart’s Liverpool limbo

News is that Joe Hart hasn’t received any offers. Oh, come on, someone must have offered the big lunk a job as a clothes line or a figuring in a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Tabloid review: Boris Johnson is BOJO the healer as Corbyn waits for Number 10 and Theresa hangs on

Is Jeremy Corbyn surging towards Downing Street? Can urban young Remainers get Corbyn, a Eurosceptic for most of his life, to change his ways, scupper Brexit and become Prime Minister? The … (read more)

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


The DUP take Arlene Foster to a Gay Bar

The DUP rock the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar, gay bar (also: The YMCA and In The Navy):

 

🎶YMCA 🎶 pic.twitter.com/MSTi8oifAU
— AilsaT (@ailsaxtrm) June 10, 2017

🎶Gay Bar 🎶 pic.twitter.com/6CBD3V6DeL
— AilsaT … (read more)

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment


Taking your cannabis plants for a walk in Westminster

 

This is what happens when you take your cannabis plants for a walk on London, a place the weed walker calls new Babylon:

 

 

Spotter: Dank of England … (read more)

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Why Hunter S. Thompson typed out The Great Gatsby & A Farewell to Arms word for word

 

Learning to write is hard. Leaning to write well is a grind. Hunter S. Thompson put in the hard yards, typing out whole pages of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Hemingway’s … (read more)

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment


The Roger Moore cancer scoop that wasn’t

Sir Roger Moore was a top bloke. The Express has a story on the actor most famous for playing James Bond with such aplomb:

 

 

 

 

A scoop, then. Or not:

 

 

Apart from that it was … (read more)

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


The fidget spinner butt plug is on sale

The fidget spinner butt plug is now on the market at Etsy. Ranging from $30 to $55, the butt plug fidget spinner is available in three sizes.

Seller GlowFyourself says: “That’s right, help … (read more)

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: NSFW, The Consumer | Comment


Crystal Palace deny Theresa May rumours

Theresa May’s trip to Buckingham Palace in the wake of the general election seemed to have a few people hopeful and/or confused. Thankfully, Crystal Palace Football Club were on hand … (read more)

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Sports | Comment


For the unlucky not the few: Michael Lewis narrates the parable of the lucky man and the fought cookie

 

In 2012 Moneyball author Michael Lewis gave addressed Princeton University. He tells the gilded youth arranged before him that they “owe a debt to the unlucky”.
I now live in Berkeley, California. … (read more)

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment


Ban the DUP from Government and destroy Brexit

Much weeping and wailing over the Tory Party calling on the DUP to form a coalition government. One commentator described the DUP as the locals from The Dukes of Hazard. But … (read more)

Posted: 10th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer Balls: Alvaro Morata expects Chelsea move, joins Arsenal and agrees to play for Manchester United

Transfer balls: Alvaro Morata has “agreed to join Manchester United” from Real Madrid. The BBC says a fee of “around £60m” has been agreed.

The Guardian says Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, has negotiated a … (read more)

Posted: 10th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Julie Wadsworth: paedophile’s crimes become kinky romps

Is it different for women? Husband and wife Tony and Julie Wadsworth have been found guilty of encouraging six boys to take part in sexual activity between 1992 and 1996. The Wadsworths, … (read more)

Posted: 10th, June 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


Ignacio Echeverria – there went a hero

 

As Anorak forms a new political party – three point plan for success: Hire a Santa Claus look-alike to front the campaign and woo the cool kids with promises of … (read more)

Posted: 10th, June 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Transfer balls: Wayne Rooney committed to Manchester United months ago

Transfer balls: Is Wayne Rooney staying at Manchester United? The Daily Mail has a scoop:
Wayne Rooney may decide to see out Manchester United contract which has one year left to … (read more)

Posted: 9th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn rejoices in losing to a useless Tory leader

Huzzah for Jeremy Corbyn. He lost the General Election for Labour to a Tory leader he thinks so useless she should resign. Theresa May can’t hang on for five years – … (read more)

Posted: 9th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment