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Manchester United balls: Zlatan’s farewell party

Nursing an injury that that pretty much ended his career at Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is, according to The Sun, planning to take “50 club staff and players out for a … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


When it’s ok to be anti-Semitic and wear a headscarf

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen – the final ‘d’ is silent, so I’ll leave it off – says all Austrian women should wear a headscarf. This will help Muslims … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook: the recipe for every faddish dinner you’ve ever had

Faddish, modish food was played with brilliantly in 1932, when Italian futurist Filippo Marinetti (1876–1944) published Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook, a cookbook that would trigger a “revolution of cuisine”. Humans, said Marinetti, “think, … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Books, The Consumer | Comment


Antisemitism and homophobia is better aired than buried

When David Ward was removed as a Liberal Demorcrat candidate in the upcoming General Election because his party’s leader Tim Farron operates a “no tolerance – zero tolerance – of anti-Semitic remarks”, … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Media Bias: Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford ‘dives’ in Swansea but soars in Manchester

Congratulation to the talented actor and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford for redefining the phrase “honest English footballer” and in the words of Swansea City manager Paul Clement going “down … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Blue Note album covers get animated

 

To mark the 70th anniversary of jazz publishers Blue Note Records, the label animated Reid Miles’ fabulous era-defining album covers.
And The Bella Vista Social Pub, looking to promote its own summer jazz … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Music | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the 10th anniversary brings a routine ‘revelation’

So many words have been written on Madeleine McCann in the 10 years since she vanished from a holiday flat in Portugal – and not one word of it has … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment


Victim blaming Arsenal’s Sanchez and Manchester City’s Aguero is just about understandbale

The talk is of faking it. First Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez was accused of making too much of being hit by the ball. Sanchez was standing close to the edge of … (read more)

Posted: 29th, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comments (2)


Dalston Momentum and Hackney Momentum’s clarification is beyond parody

On Twitter., Dalston Momentum – based in Hackney, London – has a message for Hackney Momentum – based in Hackney, London – about an upcoming event:
Hackney Momentum asked us to … (read more)

Posted: 29th, April 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


William Hitler: “Why I Hate My Uncle”

On Flashbak, there’s great story about William Hitler, Adolf Hitler’s Liverpool-born nephew. In a 1939 feature for Look magazine the Scouser explains why he hates his uncle.

 

Why … (read more)

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


The NHS joins the goodly war on sugar

The mantra ‘Sugar is bad’ has been drummed in. It’s a good message, morally right, even. Sugar is linked to all manner of health curses, not least of all fat, … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Mafia used SMS text-message ticker at the bottom of a sports broadcast to get reach mob bosses

To Italy, where TV show Quelli che il Calcio (That which is Football) is announcing the latest breaking news on its below the faces ticker. It slo show SMS messages sent in … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


ITV live news reporter has malfunction on camera

Have a heart for the live TV reporter padding out the known facts in the London drizzle. ITV goes live to its man in Westminster. Come in, Rohit Kachroo, who has Type … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Ironton Tribune reports the deaths of three members of the ‘asdf’ family

Sad news from the Ironton Tribune, where three members of the asdf family have died. The paper also reports the demise of sdfa, not thought to be any relation.

 

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


Ex-copper Number 3429 shares this thought on Madeleine McCann and Facebook’s chances of finding her

The Sun has some Madeleine McCann tenth anniversary news. Across two pages, the paper asks “Could Facebook find Madeleine?” It hasn’t found her so far, and the site’s been up and … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Chelsea captain and the non-celebrity sex tape story

The Daily Star leads with the news “JOHN TERRY IN VILE SEX TAPE”.  Bit of tautology there. It’s hard to think of sex with John Terry being anything other than vile. But each … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Chelsea, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Spurs fans beat up one of their own after mistaking him for a Chelsea fan

Spurs supporter Michael Voller, 23, was attacked by Spurs fans when his club played Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last weekend. Police says the idiots who set about him … (read more)

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Chelsea, Sports, Spurs | Comment


The year my father got my mother a hoover for Christmas 1984

 

On Reddit, Mr-Irrelevance recalls Christmas 1984, when his father gifted his mother a hoover. The picture of her present is fabulous.

Below the photo, others share their gift memories:
When I was a kid my dad pulled … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Tim Farron finds his backbone and blocks David Ward over ‘antisemitic’ comments

In today’s Sun we read that the LibDems have approved David Ward as their candidate for Bradford East. Ward lost the seat to Labour in 2015. Ward is the man … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (2)


The Sun invites readers to sit on Kim Kardashian’s arse

The Sun invites its readers to experience the full width of Kim Kardashian’s backside. “How do you measure up to reality beauty’s booty?” asks the paper. You might need to undress … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


500 Years of “Vulgar Tongue” Slang In One Dictionary

 

If you’ve ever wondered about the meaning of obscure words, Green’s Dictionary of Slang is the place to go.
“The three volumes of Green’s Dictionary of Slang demonstrate the sheer scope of … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Books | Comment


The British Invasion: killer jellyfish are back

Here is is, the first invasion story of the summer – and it’s only April! The Daily Star tells readers of a “DEADLY” jellyfish “set to invade the country”.

This jellyfish … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the Met’s 10th anniversary PR exercise ‘COULD’ be news

Madeleine McCann: 10th anniversary news round-up.

The Daily Mail (front page): “MADDIE POLICE CHASING ‘CRITICAL LEAD'”.

 

 

That Madeleine McCann remains front-page news 10 years after her vanishing – and after ten years … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment