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Man sues date for texting during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Brandon Vezmar is suing his date for $17.31, the price of the movie ticket he bought her. Vezmar claims the woman’s behaviour on their night out “is a threat to civilized … (read more)

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Film, Money, Strange But True | Comment


Rabbi takes a ‘kill pill’ to become MMA fighter

Mazel tov, Rabbi Yossi Eilfort on winning your first MMA fight.

UFC fighter Thierry Sokoudjou tells us: “I never thought that a rabbi would be interested in fighting. But I … (read more)

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Los Angeles honors Adam West with Bat-signal on City Hall

Los Angeles honors Adam West with bat-signal on City Hall. ❤ pic.twitter.com/YCNGYSVQZa— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) June 16, 2017

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Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


After Grenfell Tower arrests and party politics: ‘life is a game with many rules but no referee’

After Grenfell Tower the media and politicians are demanding that we find someone to blame. The horror invites many questions about the 24-storey tower block’s cladding, sprinklers, fire-alarms, house building, the cost and … (read more)

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


The original Twitter homepage linked to Instagram

 

 

In the “What your friends…” box on the first version of Twitter, we see the name of Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom. He got in early – one of the first 400 to … (read more)

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Technology | Comment


New York Times points fingers at Sarah Palin in GOP baseball attack

The New York Times has news. It might even be fake news. Or it might just be wrong. James T Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, a volunteer on the Bernie … (read more)

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Gender roles: Anything becomes all about the boy

Acting. Isn’t that about pretending to be someone you are not? One writer takes issue with indie movie Anything, staring Matt Bomer:
However, it is not Bomer’s incontestable conventional attractiveness that is … (read more)

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Film | Comment


After Grenfell: the rush to be the victims’ conscience

The horror at Grenfell Tower fire dominates the news. The fire shouldn’t happened. After fires at King’s Cross station and Bradford football ground took many lives, prevention became the watchword. A fire … (read more)

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: Mallorca mum has nasty experience with would-be child snatcher

Madeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the news. With the media full of huge and often terrible stories, Madeleine McCann has been largely absent from the tabloids’ … (read more)

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Donald Trump’s police escort looks like a penis

@AynRandPaulRyan tweets: “Here’s a picture of the police escort that Trump got to go golfing (again) this weekend. Do you think they were trying to say something?”

 

 

It’s a fake, of … (read more)

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Man of the Establishment John McDonnell wants mass protest to bring down the Government

We should like it that John McDonnell speaks his mind. The shadow chancellor wants people to “get out on the streets” in support of Labour, to force Theresa May from office … (read more)

Posted: 15th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Brexit: we’re edging towards Remain by another name

Are we edging towards Remain by another name? Last June, 17.4million people voted in a legal and free election for the country to leave the EU. On twitter, Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) tweeted: … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Kansas inmate freed after dead ringer found 17 years later

Ricky Amos (left) and Richard Jones (right).

 

It wasn’t me. I was someone who looks just like me. It wasn’t Richard Jones, who in 1999 was found guilty … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Daily Express overdoses on aspirin

The Daily Express has big news on aspirin:

 

 

A daily dose of aspirin poses a health risk, says the paper.

Or as it told us earlier:

 

 

Spotter: Liz Gerard  … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal look to Liverpool to resolve Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City transfer

Transfer Balls – with Alexis Sanchez Watch: The Arsenal player wants to leave the Gunners. Will he join Manchester City or Bayern Munich? Arsenal should get shot of him, of course. … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Manchester City, News, Sports | Comment


‘I like being ugly’: Anita Pallenberg was rock’s greatest muse

 

Anita Pallenberg (6 April 1942 – 13 June 2017) – was rock music’s greatest muse, writes Rob Baker:

Pallenberg first entered the Rolling Stones’ universe in the mid-Sixties when she sneaked into … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


In 2010 Labour wooed the DUP and lost

Let’s have another look at Labour Party links to those “crackpots” at the pro-British DUP, the Northern Irish party that articulates a sense of discontent and dissatisfaction with Westminster and the … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Free your mind with 12 hours of ambient New York traffic noise

For you New Yorkers away from home, missing the noise and the visible air, help is at hand. Thanks to YouTuber “Cheesy Nirvosa” you can chill out with the sound of … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Daily Express leads with scoopiest scoop of all time

What news from the Daily Express? Well, the investigative team has been in full cry:

 

 

It’s going to be hotter in the summer! Get me an ice-cream – and make it double, … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


Labour’s youth voters crave conformity

Today’s Radio 4 chatter about social media connecting with yoof was mind blowing. Replace social media for ‘newspapers’, ‘magazines’, ‘John Lennon’, ‘football’ or ‘TV’ and we were once more being … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Will Katy Perry apologise for having culturally appropriated ‘gay hair’ and robot music?

‘Ich bin ein role model’

 

Katy Perry has issued a public apology for having “culturally appropriated” a black hairstyle.

Whites are not allowed to use black hair styles and … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Richard Hammond is not dead (he’s on Amazon Prime)

“I thought Richard Hammond had died.” says Jeremy Clarkson on the Daily Star’s cover. No, Clarkson, he’s just not on the telly as much, having moved from the BBC to Amazon … (read more)

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


The hairy chest one-piece swimsuit exists

Women can turn heads in this Sexy Chest swimsuit.

 

 

Spotter:  JWZ … (read more)

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: Man City’s Joe Hart’s Liverpool limbo

News is that Joe Hart hasn’t received any offers. Oh, come on, someone must have offered the big lunk a job as a clothes line or a figuring in a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment