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Liverpool honour the great Kenny Dalglish – the man fans fell in love with

Liverpool will rename of the stands at Anfield after the great Kenny Dalglish. The Centenary Stand will mark the “unique contribution” Dalglish has made to Liverpool over the years. Say … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Leonard Nimoy Speaks Out on LSD, Religion and Dirty Movies

“Leonard Nimoy Speaks Out on LSD, Religion and Dirty Movies” in a 1968 TV magazine article. It is an “unblushing honest confession” made by the Star Trek actor.

Nimoy was open about … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Have our ashes pressed into an playable vinyl LP

 

When you die And Vinyly will work your remains into a playable vinyl record. No, they won’t turn your arm into a novelty stylus limb and play the wrinkles on your flattened face. … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Madeleine McCann: most of the British Press ignores the 10th anniversary

Ten year ago today Madeleine McCann was reported missing. Today the media marks the unhappy truth that a decade of reporting, fund-raising, investigating and watching has added not a single new fact to the … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


Kate Middleton’s topless photos undermine William and Harry’s celebrity careers

We first encountered pictures of Kate Middleton’s naked breasts when the French edition of celebrity magazine Closer published the grainy images captured on a long lens in 2012. Today the Mirror leads with … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Map reveals white Europeans’ views on blacks

 

How racist against blacks are white Europeans? You could simply look at the European Union whose immigration policy is firmly shut to those beyond its borders. If you’re a dark-skinned African refugee, … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Star Wars perform the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Today’s mash-up has been created by Palette-Swap Ninja. They’ve combined Star Wars and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Each song corresponds with a scene from the film:
Princess Leia’s … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Film, Music | Comment


Vox revels in bigotry on Bret Stephens joining the New York Times

Vox gets very nasty on the New York Times hiring Bret Stephens:
Earlier this month, the New York Times hired conservative Bret Stephens, longtime writer for the Wall Street Journal, to … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


This photo of a sleeping woman dropping her pizza on the Tube at 8am proves chivalry is dead

On the London Underground, a woman is carrying a pizza. It’s 8am. She’s dropped it. So what do you do. Yep, you take a photo:

Spotter:Twitter/@JamesAALongman, The Poke … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


GE17: Diane Abbott creates 250,000 more police officers on up to £8,000 a year each – maybe

When Diane Abbott went on Nick Ferrari’s LBC radio show to talk about Labour’s plans for Government, she told listeners what 10,000 extra police officers would cost. They would cost about … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Madeleine McCann: the woman in purple and plum

Only one front page features Madeleine McCann today: the Daily Star leads with “Hunt for woman in purple”.

News is that a”mystery woman in purple was spotted where she vanished 10 … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment


Bear Payne: Cheryl and Liam’s son wears wooden nappies

 

In a “showbiz exclusive” the Sun leads with news that Cheryl Cole has named her baby…Sophie. No, only joking. It’s Bear Payne, the surname born of the baby’s dad Liam Payne, … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover sketch is for sale

 

is everything a famous name does worth preserving or owning? When the owners of John Lennon’s former home found one of the singer’s old sketchbook they noticed it contained a small sketch of … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, The Consumer | Comment


How to survive an armed robbery by Jimmy John’s manager Tuker Murray

 

To Kansas, where a robbery is going down. The local police tells all:

At 9:15 p.m. April 26, 2017, officers with the KCPD were dispatched to the location at 3900 Broadway … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2)


Man adapts car to let him piss whilst driving

One man has turned his car into a mobile toilet. With the power of hosing, need and creativity, he’s created a car you can piss in without soiling the seats.

Behold … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Indian minister gives 700 brides wooden bats to beat drunk husbands

To India, where a politician is equipping women with foot-long wooden bats “for beating drunkards”. The first batch of bats was presented to 700 brides during a mass wedding on Saturday.

As Gopal Bhargava handed out … (read more)

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


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