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Rare black lion spotted in Leicestershire: panthers warned to be vigilant

A Black Panther is loose in British woods. The “beast” was spotted by a “terrified mum”. She was left “paralysed with fear”. Emma Adam, 29, is quoted in the Star: “Now I’m scared … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


GE17 Cambridge debate: media bias, missing May and Corbyn’s balls

 

Last night’s election debate featured  seven politicians, none of whom were Theresa May. How do the tabloids report on the show at Cambridge University?

The Sun front page: “PM: VOTE TORY … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal balls: Kroenke ‘orders’ the title as Wenger goes back to the future

Arsenal fans rejoice! Arsenal’s board have “ordered” (Sun) Arsene Wenger to win “a major trophy in the next two years”. “NOW WIN THE TITLE!” barks the Mail’s back page. “Arsenal lay … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Burqa Babes: Daily Telegraph identifies jihadi bride of the month

Working on the Telegraph’s picture desk is a skilled task. To illustrate the story that “British jihadi brides are returning home after being widowed, or being sent away by husbands preparing … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Alexis Sanchez takes Bayern Munich pay cut and joins Manchester City

Transfer Balls: The summer is shaping up into a big one at Arsenal. Much news will revolve around Alexis Sanchez, now in the final year of his Arsenal contract. Is he staying … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (2)


Arsenal balls: Wenger stays beyond his leaving date

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year contract. Wenger’s contract was set to finish at the end of the current season. The man who never breaks a contract will be at … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn divides us into white deplorables and black victims

Jeremy Corbyn says “Only Labour can be trusted to unlock the talent of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.” Sajid Javid,  Tory MP and Secretary of State for Communities and … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)


‘John Noakes may die’: the BBC’s risk assessment

 

John Noakes, hymned for his stint as presenter on BBC TV’s Blue Peter children’s show, has died. Given his life of risk-taking for telly, making it to 83 was no … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Liverpool has the friendliest hackers in the world

To the Liverpool One Shopping Centre, England, where hackers have issued a directive: ‘we suggest you improve your security – sincerely –  your friendly neighbourhood hackers – #JFt96’.

 

 

Spotter: Reddit … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Mic Drop: winner declared in New York City’s Post It Wars

 

When someone wrote the word “Hi” on a New York window using Post-its, two office blocks engaged in a contest. The @Postit war between @havasnyc and @harrisonandstar was on.

And the winner was clear:

 

 

Here’s … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Epic moments in daytime telly: the Rip Off Britain orange juice ‘crime’ reconstruction

 

Christina Martin‏ – sometime of this parish – spots this man on TV’s Rip Off Britain doing a dramatic reconstruction of the moment he realised his orange juice packaging was smaller. It’s … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


Thanks to Bic even women can light a candle

@JusteBro quips about this Bic fire lighter for women: “Finally my fragile female hand will be able to light a candle too!”

 

 

Things to note about the pink one:

1. Miss Bic – but … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Travelers: figures trapped in eerie snow globes

Travelers is a series of snow globes by Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. Their snow globes features figures trapped in eerie scenes. Martin and Muñoz’s snow globes are yours for a mere … (read more)

Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

 

Spotter: @ShakesTweetz … (read more)

Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: Gifs, Strange But True | Comment


Salma Hayek’s Pizza Hell

 
“I’m a very good stepmum,” Hayek insists. “I always wanted more children, but I couldn’t have another after Valentina. You have to work very hard to please them all. If … (read more)

Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities | Comment (1)


FA Cup Final Media Bias: Arsenal ignore Sanchez’s handball, Chelsea miss Costa’s lucky shot and Moses’ dive

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in today’s FA Cup Final. The better team won. But how do the clubs’ respective websites report on the game? Is there much bias in the … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Hate Crime not yet at Manchester massacre levels

If you think it’s a hate crime, then it is a hate crime. The Mail has news on hate crimes in Manchester, where many of the people injured in last week’s … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Twin Peaks: the recipe for cherry pie

 

The Recipe

8 inch Crust: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1/4 c. ice water

Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


The Twin Peaks Archive: 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM

The Twin Peaks Archive. 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM.

 

 

By Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch. you can buy it here. And here.

David Lynch … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment


Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s £300m splurge

Transfer Balls: a look at iffy football transfer reporting. The Daily Mail says Manchester United have targeted “Antoine Griezmann, Andrea Belotti, Romelu Lukaku and Michael Keane in a £300m summer … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Katie Hopkins: sacked LBC DJ is Twitter’s Candyman

 

LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.” writes @Lbc over on Twitter.

Rejoice!

No. The sensible move was to ignore her. It’s the ratings game. If … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Walkers crisps endorses Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris in epic markting fail

Being the social media manager for Walker’s crisps is a doddle. Just get Gary Lineker to hold up a card and invite crisp enthusiasts to tweet a photo of their … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment


UKIP candidate campaigns for inter-stellar colony ship for ‘the chance to begin anew’

Check out this brilliant flyer from Suffolk UKIP candidate Aidan Powlesland. He calls for a fleet of inter-steller vehicles to mine Saturn’s astroid belt for platinum and water. Why? For … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Technology | Comment


After Manchester: Salman Abedi and the stupidity of anti-marijuana campaigns

Salman Abedi murdered 22 people at a pop concert because… he smoked marijuana. Rather than leading to long spells sat on the sofa watching daytime telly, weed turns you into someone who … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester attack: what are ‘potentially suspicious items’?

Manchester Attack News: the BBC tell us: “Police find ‘potentially suspicious items'”.

 

 

How is that possible? How can something be potentially suspicious? It’s either suspect or it isn’t.

The trouble with a … (read more)

Posted: 25th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment