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Brexit: The Queen’s hat looks like the European union flag

 

Is Her Majesty signalling her political views at the State Opening of Parliament? As Elizabeth Rex delivered a Queen’s Speech, the content of which was thinner than the Jews4Corbyn contact book, you … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Royal Family | Comments (2)


Someone stole the amputated toe from the Sourtoe cocktail

Amateur drinkers drink cocktails. They’re the Happy Hour dross fuel, the drinks the witless and bovine sup at moments of enforced joviality and acute self doubt. At Dawson City’s Downtown … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Neil Young discusses his Pagan church in this animated lost interview from 2006

 

In 2006, Neil Young spoke with Cal Fussman about spirituality and his paganism.
“I think I found peace in paganism. Jesus didn’t go to church, okay, so I’m way back there. I go to … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Chicago says: ‘Ohio will be eliminated’

The Chicago Transit Authority has issued a threat: “Ohio will be eliminated”

 

 

Spotter: Reddit – r/softwaregore … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Kelly LeBrock’s Weird Science jacket is on sale

 

Here’s your chance to own the jacket Kelly LeBrock wore as Lisa in Weird Science (1985). You’ll need at least $30,000.

Profiles in History trails the item:
Original black leather bolero-style women’s bomber … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment


2 minutes of Hew Edwards not reading the BBC News is compelling TV

 

BBC 10 o’clock News anchor Hew Edwards sits in silence. A technical glitch meant viewers saw Edwards sitting alone and in silence as the cameras rolled on last night’s live news … (read more)

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


Barbie’s Ken’s got a manbun and cornrows

 

Keeping in step with the times, Mattel has unleashed a new range of Fashionistas Barbie and Ken dolls. This 40-strong platoon of dollies come in a range of shapes to reflect … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Peak Clickbait: Arsenal player transfers to Arsenal

Have we reached peak clickbait in the Daily Telegraph? In “Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Arsenal? Seven destinations and seven replacements”, the paper of record ticks all the boxes in how … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, News, Sports | Comment


Otto Warmbier and me: The Huffington Post’s disgusting attack on North Korea torture victim

Not long after Otto Warmbier was arrested in North Korea, the Huffington Post produced a hatchet job on the man. Entitled “North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (3)


North Korea wakes its citizens with this eerie alarm call

Cock your ear towards Pyongyang, and in the morning you can hear the city’s PA systems waking citizens up to another rosy-fingered dawn. The North Korean regime’s choice of alarm is, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment


‘May Your City Be Overrun By Trees’: man gets revenge on mayor who cut down his 30-year-old tree

To Redondo Beach, California, where a man lamenting the city’s destruction of his 30-year-old pepper tree has exacted revenge.

 

 

 

Spotter: Imagur … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Advert for man looking for a wife in 1865 sets pulses racing

In 1865 an 18-year-old man from Aroostook County, Maine, was looking for a wife. It was the “Chance for a spinster” to gain a husband. He had a “good set of teeth”. His “potatoes are bully”. … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)


A movement towards free abortions on the NHS for Northern Irish women

Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP Scottish government will look at providing free abortions for Northern Ireland women on the NHS. Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, is reported in the Belfast Telegraph as having discussed the plan … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: News | Comment


‘Tell her we’re coming’: A firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower writes an open letter about that night

 

A firefighter who attended Grenfell Tower has written on the Facebook ‘Save the Fire Service’. It begins: “Sent to us at STUKFS, powerful and emotional story from a firefighter who attended Grenfell … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Shopper uses great keepy-uppy skills at the supermarket

To Brazil, where a local man is demonstrating how to shop with style. Forget the 5p bag and go native. And get me a dozen eggs… Game on!

 

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Brian Cant explains whatever happened to Brian Cant

 

Brian Cant has died. The face and voice of children’s TV in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s was from an era when men on pre-school telly looked like your dad. An actor by trade, Cant … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment


After Finsbury Park: hate crime hunts and usual suspects

The righteous are taking sides, using the ‘facts’ to mutate the Finsbury Park murder to fit a cause. On twitter there is mention of anything and everything.

At London’s Al Quds … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: News | Comment


Stephen King’s recipe for successful writing

Stephen King In On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft addresses the importance of a good night’s sleep and become a better writer:
Like your bedroom, your writing room should be … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Books | Comment


80 years of New York city side by side in this neat video

The New Yorker has created this neat video of showing how New York City has changed from 1930s until today.

 

 

Spotter: Open Culture, Flashbak, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


Transfer Balls: Will Ronaldo snub Manchester United for the beer?

Much chatter over Cristiano Ronaldo making a return to play in England. Well, it is the summer and off-season since he left the Manchester for Madrid we get the same … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Oregon offer citizens a choice of three genders

From next month Oregon drivers can select any one of three genders for their licenses and state IDs. You can opt for M, F, or X.

The first recipient of the new rule … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: News | Comment


Schools use loaned laptops to spy on students

Rhode Island schools operating ‘1-1’ programs are spying on students. Under the terms of the program adopted by 22 of the state’s 33 school districts, students each get a laptop supplied … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Phoenicopterus Rex: a giant pink flamingo looms over Black Rock City

 

The fetish for big man-made things is one of our pet loves. A trip round Australia in the 1990s introduced me to The Big… Ant, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Chook and lots, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a trough for pigs

A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a trough for pigs.

 

Una cámara cae desde un avión y acaba en un abrevadero para cerdos. pic.twitter.com/WxqTWDmgSL— Enrique Coperías (@TapasDeCiencia) June … (read more)

Posted: 18th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Biased BBC identifies three Palestinian murderers as victims of Israeli violence

 

When Israeli police officer Hadas Malka, 23, was stabbed to death, the BBC headlined the story: “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.” Let’s put some other recent news … (read more)

Posted: 18th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment