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‘Mark Zuckerberg meeting truckers in Iowa looks like a movie about an alien who slowly learns to feel’

Mark Zuckerberg meeting truckers in Iowa looks like a movie about an alien who slowly learns to feel

 

Mark Zuckerberg meeting truckers in Iowa looks like a movie about an alien … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


After Grenfell: John McDonnell suggests Camden Council is guilty of attempted murder?

John McDonnell says the Grenfell Tower disaster was “murder”. The shadow chancellor says the victims of the horror in west London were “murdered”. He says the dead were “murdered” as … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: News | Comment


American life: the most popular pastime when your old is being alone

According to Dan Kopf’s study ‘Who Americans spend their time with’, the sixth most popular pastime for Americans is being alone. Of course, being alone might be enforced, something formed … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal drifting

Transfer balls – a look a clickbait football reporting in the mainstream media. The Daily Mirror says Arsenal have signed lexandre Lacazette from Lyons. Arsene Wenger, the eternal Arsenal manager, has … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (2)


This is why we hate the word ‘moist’

Words I do like and words I don’t like are many. I like “twat”, “spoon”, “bingo”, “slash”, “bins” (when referring to spectacles) and “pastry”. I don’t like “schedule” when it’s … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


White House bans cameras so a journalist drew the news

Not content with clamping own on free speech and the web, the White House banned cameras from a briefing. So CNN artist Bill Hennessy captured the action with pen and ink.
Hennessy’s presence … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


Poop doping: one woman’s DIY faecal transplant and how turd implants can improve performance

 

How full of the brown stuff are you?  One cyclist is into poop doping. What’s that, then?
The madwoman behind “poop doping” is Lauren Petersen, a postdoctoral microbiologist at the Jackson Laboratory … (read more)

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


When Jeremy Corbyn went to Glastonbury one photo summed it all up

When Jeremy Corbyn went to Glastonbury one photo summed it all up.

Things to enjoy:

Thatcher’s Gold.
The only non-white person is a security guard.
He’s dressed up for Glastonbury

If this was Theresa … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


After Finsbury Park the police attack free speech

The tally of people arrested after a man drove a van into a group of Muslim worshippers outside Finsbury Park Mosque is two. Darren Osborne has been arrested on suspicion of the … (read more)

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


This No Face Money box from Spirited Away is a must have

This money box based on the character No Face on the 20-01 movie Spirited Away is great.

 

 

Spotter: Kadry … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment


‘Huge fan of Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photographs and even worse captions’

Brooklyn’s Beckham’s new book is out. The SADOS (sons and Daughters of Stars) are always wonderfully talented. Brooklyn’s talent seems to be in parody and satire. Brooklyn Beckham has a … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


All aboard the Betty Bus where boys are looking at a sad girl on her period

The Betty Bus aims at “encouraging open and honest conversations about periods with girls and boys aged 8-12”. What will the boys learn about periods? Well, here’s a picture of … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Anthony Gormley should get over himself: Crosby beach statues are there to be enjoyed

Britain is replete of big ornaments, keepsakes and statues. Anthony Gormley made a few more and stuck his life-sized iron men statues into the sand at Crosby beach on Merseyside. Now someone’s gone and decorated them … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


The Daily Express free Brexit calendar is beyond parody

 

In the Daily Express a free calendar to mark Brexit by. Behind every star is a Brexit champion. You’ll see Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. But will there be a … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


After Grenfell: 600 deathtraps, party political boomerangs and another lousy inquiry

News is that Grenfell Tower was not the only building swaddled in flammable cladding. The Sun leads with “600 Fire Traps”. It sees “thousands of families living in fear” that what happened … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


The Tories are rubbish but poll says we don’t want a Labour government

 

Not much demand to overthrow the Government is there, according to this poll in the Times.

A Tory Party bereft of ideas with an illiberal ‘dead woman walking’ as a leader … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Broadsheets, News, Politicians | Comment


Jeremy Corbyn finds his natural home in Glastonbury’s police state

Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury is perfect. Corbyn will preach about the rich who aren’t able to tell you the cost of a pint of milk (cow’s not almond) while addressing the middle-aged and … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


The Daily Mail continues to plagiarise The Mail Online, which it has ‘nothing to do with’

 

If the Daily Mail is “nothing to do with the Mail Online” why does the Mail Online publish “top stories from the Daily Mail”?

Spotter: @Liz Gerard … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment


DAY OF RAGE: tabloid facts and figures from the Grenfell Tower march

How many people attended the “DAY OF RAGE” March? Was it a success? What did they protestors achieve? The tabloids review the action.

 

 

Daily Mirror: “Rage against the Maychine” – “400 … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


An insightful and knowing review of the Transformers movie

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Bilge Ebiri tells The Village Voice readers about the new Transformers movie:
“No matter, because this after all is a Transformers movie, so soon we’re faced with fiiigjhkwetwnwwwjsahafajhwfohofoehaoowofoeoicioeciaqidjFaerlaeaffjgjlje XGRSXSsfdsmfjjjsomuchrandomstuffsomuchegjwogpjwd … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Film | Comment


After Grenfell Tower: let’s envy the ‘victims’ in their luxury flats

 

After Grenfell Tower, news that displaced residents will be rehoused in “Posh New £5m Flats” (Star) at a new-build complex called Kensington Row located around a mile and a half from … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment


BBC radio’s Eddie Mair lampoons Boris Johnson with rare mastery

On BBC Radio 4, Eddie Mair is talking to a bumbling Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary. “This is not the Two Ronnies. You don’t get to answer the previous question,” … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


Arsenal Balls: Mesut Ozil kisses the badge but Welbeck get Sanchez’s Number 7 shirt

Transfer Balls: The Daily Telegraph no longer exists to report news. It exits to foster rumour on the back of unbelievable fantasy and what it dramatically calls “cryptic messages” –  and the … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment