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Prince Charles and his faceless friend open the Nightingale hospital for Coronavirus

When Prince Charles opened the Nightingale Hospital in London that will deal with coronavirus patients Richard Little noticed something behind him. There on the dressing table was a framed photo … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


The Medieval Elephant in Art

Drawing an elephant when you’ve never seen one is testing, as these images drawn by Medieval artist prove. Uli Westphal’s Elephas Anthropogenus project shows us European illustrations of elephants between the … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Trump updates The Strategic National Stockpile for Coronavirus: ‘we don’t have enough medical supplies’

The Trump administration has changed the language on the ‘Strategic National Stockpile’ on an HHS website. The Public Health Emergency squad is underfunded. What they previously told you about things … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Eddie Large died with Coronavirus not from it

Eddie Large died “with” Coronavirus, says the BBC. The entertainer, one half of the Little and Large comedy duo, contracted the virus in hospital. He had been suffering with heart … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Bernie Ecclestone fathers child at 89

Formula 1 action figure Bernie Ecclestone is to be a father again at just 89 years young. Is he doing it to distract attention for the fact that his wife … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2020 | In: News | Comment


Help the NHS fight Coronavirus in North London by donating to the Royal Free Charity Covid-19 Emergency Fund

In North London, the Royal Free London hospitals – the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital – need your help. The Royal Free Charity has become the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Ben Stokes and a cat called Loki in The Ashes at Headingley 2019

Adrian Mirfakhrai (@AdyMirf) has put his Covid-19 times to fine use with this video of Loki the cat and Ben Stokes playing The Ashes at Headingley in 2019.
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Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Rashford puts together a decent and dependable plan to get Jadon Sancho to Manchester United

England striker Marcus Rashford says he is “desperate” to play with Borussia Dortmund’s English forward Jadon Sancho, 20, at Manchester United next season. So says the BBC. The source for … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


The 3D Virtual Tour Through The Ancient Giza Necropolis

Harvard Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian takes us to ancient Giza and round the Sphinx and Pyramids in this video. “You’ll see we’ve had to remove modern structures and excavators, debris dumps,” says Peter … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2020 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Amazon sells dog training book with forward from Nazi Hermann Göring

Barking mad

Hermann Göring wrote the forward to a puppy training manual you can buy on Amazon. Sections are not dedicated to knowing Jews by their scent, teaching your dog to … (read more)

Posted: 1st, April 2020 | In: Books, News | Comment


Kate Winslet gives tips to keep you safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Kate Winslet is well placed to keep you safe during the coronavirus pandemic. As Sky News tells it, Winslet starred in the film Contagion about a hypothetical virus outbreak. … (read more)

Posted: 1st, April 2020 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Start up Habor promises to corral the rich and stupid in a luxury villa in Los Angeles until Coronavirus is over

In times of crisis what the world needs are for the rich and stupid to survive the coronavirus cull on the poor and serving. When the pandemic is over, these … (read more)

Posted: 31st, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Mega-rich TV evangelist executes judgement on Covid-19

US televangelist Kenneth Copeland will slay the coronavirus by channelling God’s powers. It’s the smackdown we’ve been waiting for:

Here’s Kenneth explaining why God made private jets:

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Posted: 31st, March 2020 | In: Celebrities, News, Strange But True | Comment


The Coronavirus reading list by Ernest Hemingway: 14 books and two shot stories

Stuck for a good book to read as the coronavirus spread makes staying in doors obligatory? Don’t be. This is a great reading list compiled by Ernest Hemingway. As … (read more)

Posted: 30th, March 2020 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment


Donald Trump hails Coronavirus as a ‘ratings hit’

Parody dies a little more as Donald Trump hails coronavirus as a ratings hit. This is not from a spoof account. I checked:

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Posted: 30th, March 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Coronavirus: Dr El-Hawrani, the NHS and the death of facts

Four newspapers lead with the death of Dr Amgad El-Hawrani, an NHS and private earth nose and throat consultant who was infected with coronavirus before he died. All newspapers call … (read more)

Posted: 30th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Coronavirus: When Dr Amgad El-Hawrani died the media went into overdrive

When Dr Amgad El-Hawrani died the media went into overdrive. Dr El-Hawrani, 55, was an NHS ear, nose and throat consultant at Derby and Burton hospitals. He died last night … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Hong Kong police issue chilling threat to freedom

British police in Derbyshire remain a few steps behind their Hong Kong counterparts in the rush to curtail civil liberties and hard-won freedoms as humanity faces Covid-19.

A tweet from … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


May 16 2020: The Moon, Venus and Jupiter will make a smiley face in the sky over North America

This May 16, a crescent moon beneath Venus And Jupiter will form a smiley face in the sky. The occultation, says ABS-CBN News, will only be visible from the USA … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Morgan Freeman narrates Grandma Sandy

Morgan Freeman – The Voice of God – narrates Grandma Sandy’s home experiment:

Posted by Paul Sorene on Thursday, 26 March 2020

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Posted: 28th, March 2020 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Hilary Clinton says Donald Trump has made ‘America first’ only at Coronavirus deaths

As Donald Trump outdoes god by bringing not one man back from the dead but the entire country – making the divine’s Good Friday into Trump’s Great Friday – Hilary … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2020 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Covid-19 : Turning a young woman’s death into a media storm

A report on Chloe Middleton on the BBC News Website

When Chloe Middleton died, the Guardian described her as “the UK’s youngest coronavirus victim”. Well, not quite, because the the paper … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


DVD of Seinfeld bloopers found at flea market

“I found this DVD of Seinfeld bloopers at a flea market,” writes Jon Lott. “It had a clearly homemade DVD cover, and an unmarked DVD inside. The video quality is … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2020 | In: TV & Radio | Comment