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Harvey Weinstein: all the facts in your red-hot dailies

The Guardian says Harvey Weinstein “face jail after being convicted of rape”. You might have thought he’d face a holiday in the Bahamas, but the Guardian has the scoop.

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Posted: 25th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Exceptional Asteroids Versus New York City

Some of those asteroids hurtling through space are pretty large. 3D animator Alvaro Gracia Montoya has made this video comparing exceptional asteroids (classed as ‘minor planets’) to New York City.

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Posted: 25th, February 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Sekre bags contain ruined letters of note

Dead skin and old paper formed into a bag

Finally someone had found a use for old paper in the digital world. The Times says a company called Sekrè – tagline: “Every … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: Fashion, News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Harvey Weinstein goes down

Harvey Weinstein will never w**k in Hollywood again. The onetime movie producer has been found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sexual act in the first degree. He was … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Unsung heroes: NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has died

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, has died at the age of 101. Katherine worked out the trajectory for Alan Shepard, … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Scientist makes working rotary mobile phone

Bite this, hipsters. Justine Haupt, a scientist in the Instrumentation Division at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, has created a rotary mobile phone. “In a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, February 2020 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Transfer balls: Jadon Sancho to Liverpool or Manchester United says clickbait insider

Sky Sports says its reporter Kaveh Solhekol has the inside line” on Jadon Sancho’s future. Sky tweets: “@SkyKaveh has the inside line on Jadon Sancho’s future.” And the future is … (read more)

Posted: 21st, February 2020 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


RIP Larry Tesler, inventor of cut and paste

Larry Tesler computerised cut and paste. He worked at Apple from 1980 to 1997. Last Monday he died. He was 74.

Here’s Larry Tesler talking about his work:

Spotter: Cult of Mac
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Posted: 21st, February 2020 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Spank the Peacock: The Songbook of Zeghere van Male

The Songbook of Zeghere van Male, also known by its call number MS 125-128 in Cambrai’s Mediathèque Municipale, consists of four complementary part-books: Superius, Altus, Tenor, & Bass. The chansonnier … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2020 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Male and female football fans unite in demand an end to all-seater stadia

With the Premier League now a made-for-TV sport, fans who actually bother to go to matches crave the noise, fun and camaraderie of what’s been lost. And that goes for … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2020 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Maria Snoeys-Lagler’s fabulous found photo album

To a thrift store in Belgium thrift store, where a lost album of phots is on sale. Inside are photographs of a woman with A-listers: Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, Harrison … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Why Caroline Flack died – by the people who knew her least

When Caroline Flack was found dead in her home, the vulture business went to work. On Twitter, many decided that with the news still fresh and facts about the TV … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Dresden: Kurt Vonnegut remembers the World War Two bombing

Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) survived the allied bombing of Dresden during World War II. It inspired his novel Slaughterhouse Five.

The Allied onslaught on the … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2020 | In: Books, Celebrities, Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: New Chelsea signing dreams of playing for Arsenal and picked Bayern Munich over Liverpool

“Well, I have two clubs. They are Arsenal and Barcelona. That is my ultimate dream.” So said Hakim Ziyech, the Ajax wing whose just agreed to join Chelsea for (£33.3m).

That’s … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Spurs balls: OEDS recasts Gooners and all Jewish football fans as ‘Yids’

A ‘Yid’ is a “supporter or player for Tottenham Hotspur” says the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). That’s tough luck on Jews who support other clubs or don’t support football at … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2020 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Prince Harry and Meghan: ghost voters and big banks

In January, Prince Harry (not HRH) sat down for talks with Saad-Eddine El Othmani, prime minister of Morocco, Peter Mutharika, president of Malawi and Filipe Nyusi, president of Mozambique at … (read more)

Posted: 12th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Money, News, Politicians, Royal Family | Comment


‘Tough Guys For Trump’ – Larry David’s epiphany

Larry David has yet to appear in a Bernie Sanders sketch. But he’s in one written for Twitter by Donald Trump.

In this skit, David is seen driving a small, … (read more)

Posted: 12th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Sexology – a 1953 guide to spotting lesbians

In October 1953, readers of Sexology were taught about the “three classes of lesbians”.

Spotter: Flashbak
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Posted: 11th, February 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Pitch@Palace loses the palace: Prince Andrew moves out

Prince Andrew: “Buck Off”

You can still see traces of Prince Andrew on the website for Pitch@Palace, his beauty show for budding entrepreneurs. News is that Andrew’s company has moved from … (read more)

Posted: 10th, February 2020 | In: Money, News, Royal Family | Comment


Brave Phillip Schofield and celebrity cocks

Stephenie Lowe, wife of TV presenter and father of her two children Phillip Schofield – he just came out as gay – tells the Sun she loves him “as much … (read more)

Posted: 10th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Stuart Lubbock: Michael Barrymore gets monstered

Some matters never get closure. The story of Madeleine McCann is one. Another is the death of Stuart Lubbock, who died at just 31 on March 31 2001. His name … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Male daytime TV star shocks world: I’m not gay

Newspapers are full of news that daytime TV presenter Phillip Schofield is gay. “I’m gay, I’m proud, and I love my incredible wife” says the Sun, reflecting how Schofield … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Kirk Douglas: what I’ve learned in life and my one big regret

In 2001, Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) told Esquire what he’d learned in life. The actor summed up: “In order to achieve anything, you must be … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment