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Clickbait Balls: Manchester United and Arsenal fans tricked by world’s worst journalism

 

Transfer Balls: The Manchester Evening News has big news for Arsenal and Manchester United fans: “Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho talks Alexis Sanchez.”

Can it be that Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is … (read more)

Posted: 20th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Trump on Macron: ‘he does love holding my hand’

When Donald Trump met Emmanuel Macron, the two Presidents engaged in a handshake that looked like the start of a new off-the-wall buddy movie. Happily, the two men disentangled and … (read more)

Posted: 20th, July 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Arsenal balls: Sanchez stays and Gooners should rejoice

Barring a gigantic transfer fee that makes his departure irresistible, Alexis Sánchez will be at Arsenal next season. The club has done the sums and worked out that selling their … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


They really did call a shopping mall Cum Park Plaza

How do you put a shopping centre in North Church St Burlington, NC, on the map? You call it Cum Park Plaza.

 

 

Gang bangers, voyeurs, chronic masturbators and other perverts welcome. … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Radiohead and Slash sticks it to BDS bigots: Jewish Devils get the best tunes

When Thom Yorke’s gave BDS the finger, we cheered. You should cheer too. The monocular Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) mob demanded Radiohead cancel their show in Tel Aviv, Israel … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Floating bird captured on camera (video)

 

Thanks to YouTuber Ginger beard you’ll believe a bird can float.  “This is the HIKVISION’s DS-2CD2342WD-I,” says Ginger Beard. “I have it set to max resolution at 2688×1520 and the video … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


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