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Arsenal want to be like Chelsea but with the history and without the debt

On the BBC website, you can read Gunners’ “legend”, BBC pundit and financial wizard Ian Wright’s views that Arsenal “need a billionaire like Alisher Usmanov to move forward”. What business … (read more)

Posted: 20th, May 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Man takes exquisite revenge on VERY LOUD business meeting in a coffee shop

When people use the coffee shop for business meeting that can be loud.  VERY LOUD. One man has exacted revenge:

 

 

Spotter: @sehnaoiu, The Poke … (read more)

Posted: 20th, May 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment


Art Buchwald for the LA Times in 1973 – Nixon (not Trump)

Art Buchwald for the @latimes in 1973.

 

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Posted: 20th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal balls: Alisher Usmanov bids to oust Stan Kroenke and build Chelsea Mark II

Into the Anorak inbox is dropped news that Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has made a $1.3bn bid to buy out his rival shareholder, ‘Silent Stan Kroenke, and take control of the club. In … (read more)

Posted: 19th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Lottery winner’s millionaire son sues parents for more money

Can love be measured in cash? Michael Dawes was given a pot load of cash by his dear old dad. But he reasoned that dad should have been more generous. The … (read more)

Posted: 19th, May 2017 | In: Money | Comment


Transfer balls: James Rodriguez to Manchester United is a dead cert – place your bets!

Transfer Balls: Is James Rodriguez on his way to Manchester United? Is the player not good enough to start for Real Madrid for more than two matches in a row … (read more)

Posted: 19th, May 2017 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1)


Arsenal balls: Lazy Sanchez is no winner but he’s worth £300,000 a week

More now from the Daily Mirror’s John Cross, the man who told wrote beneath the headline”ARSENE SETS THE DATE” that the Arsenal manager was leaving the club on June 30 … (read more)

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


King Willem-Alexander relaxes by flying passenger jets for KLM

Should Prince William seeks another leisure pursuit or hobby he can present as a working job – an actual job – he can always work as a commercial pilot. We … (read more)

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment


Everything you read about drinking during pregnancy is wrong

 

Everything you ever read about drinking whilst pregnant is wrong. Prohibition for the pregnant is unfair and unfounded. The Telegraph has news:
Advising women not to drink when pregnant is “sexist” and … (read more)

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Health shocker: water contains less calories than beer

 

Health News sensation. The Press Association has news: “Swapping a daily beer for a glass of water cuts the risk of obesity by a fifth and aids weight loss, research … (read more)

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews | Comment


The Pool Floatie jacket – for people who worry when it rains

 

The Pool Floatie is a men’s jacket, by Christopher Raeburn. If it rains – and I mean really rains – you’ll be ok.

 

 

Spotter: Hint, And … (read more)

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


King of Thailand threatens to sue Facebook over a video of him in a small yellow crop top

Not long before he became King of Thailand, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was on a trip to Munich, Germany. He mooched about a shopping centre with a woman. That’s him in the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment


The Sunday Sport: ‘teenage Jeremy Corbyn squashed girl’s pet rabbit with his pogo stick’

The Sunday Sport has news on Jeremy Corbyn. It might not be the current Labour Party leader. It might be a “sex dwarf”  look-alike. But someone thinks Jeremy Corbyn “squashed my sister’s bay … (read more)

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


The Labour Party’s ‘imaginary monkey’

John Trickett – Shadow lord president of the council, standing in Hemsworth. The Times has news:

 

OK….OK…bit dull…wait — WHAT? pic.twitter.com/kfmrEkuXN5— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) May 16, 2017

 

 

Spotter: Michael Moran, by Patrick … (read more)

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment


Indonesia whips two consenting adult men 85 times for having gay sex

To Indonesia’s Aceh province where the court has sentenced two men (ages: 20 and 23) to 85 lashes for having sex with each other. The Associated Press reports:
The couple were arrested in late March … (read more)

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


This Is How We Dot It: the daily lives of seven kids in seven countries

 

This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe features the daily routines of seven children from different countries around the world (Japan, Peru, Iran, Russia, India, Italy, and Uganda).
In Japan Kei plays Freeze … (read more)

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Books | Comment


Watford balls: insulting Walter Mazzarri in English is easy

On Twitter, Daily Mirror football writer John Cross is having a pop at Watford FC’s Italian manager of the moment Walter Mazzarri,  a man he calls “an insult to the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Sports, Tabloids | Comment


The RompHim male romper suit is the stuff of nightmares

 

Men are in crisis. Following the man bun and undersized jackets that turns young men into Norman Wisdom tribute acts, the latest douchebag style is the male romper suit. Called the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


News Boob: BBC News reporter brushes off a lurker by pushing her breast

 
Live News is hard. So spare a thought for BBC reporter Ben Brown confronted with an unwelcome guest. He sees her off in unconventional fashion:

 

 

Spotter: Reddit … (read more)

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


Crocodiles eat pastor trying to walk on water at Crocodile River

To Crocodile River, Zimbabwe, where a pastor is trying to walk on water. Pastor Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the last days church was unsuccessful. And is devoured by … (read more)

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


The Starbucks mermaid reimagined by South Korean artist Soo Min Kim

 

Via Soo Min Kim, Hint … (read more)

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Ueli Steck climbs the North Face of the Eiger in 2 hours and 47 minutes (video)

Ueli Steck (4 October 1976 – 30 April 2017) died near Mount Everest. The Swiss climber fell 1000 metres to his death. He was an incredible athlete, who scaled the famed and … (read more)

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Sports | Comment


The Hard Left’s last gasp for power: tracing Jeremy Corbyn’s revolutionary socialism since 9/11

 

News that Andrew Murray, a “longstanding communist party member who joined Labour in December”, is running the Labour Party’s General Election campaign raises eyebrows. The Hard Left have taken over … (read more)

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