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US tech titans mint millionaires as globalised business model pays off

When the web first boomed, the dream was to become a dotcom millionaire for running you own website. Now you can rich by working for someopne who built a website … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Money, Technology | Comment

This 1984 Dune Sandworm made for an uncomfortable sex toy

Item of the day: this 1984 Dune Sandworm Toy. Get a load of those teeth!


A fremen poised to “ride” the beast as it rolled its open scale towards its highest … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

BBC pundit: ‘Everyone who votes Tory is a racist’ and Labour is mystified by Brexit

On BBC TV’s Newsnight, former Newsnight Economic’s Editor Paul Mason – he now works at Channel 4 –  has news for all Tory voters. It’s all about race.


Paul Mason: Tory voters … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment

On this day 1996: Manchester City relegated after classic (Alan) Ball’s up in Liverpool decider

On this day 1996: Manchester City manager Alan Ball led The Citizens down into the old Second Division. In the era before the ubiquitous mobile phone delivered news in “real time”, … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment

Dutch building features emojis as modern-day grotesques

Dutch architect Attika Architekten has included emojis in place of more traditional roundels on a block of flats in Vathorst. The emoji gargoyles grotesques date the building for future historians.



“In classical … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Masturbation breaks on the NHS?

Good news for you in wanky jobs seeking a healthy and more socially alternative to a cigarette break. Wanking is the way ahead. And unlike smoking, you don’t need to … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Green Left Weekly: ‘British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has done remarkably well’


Australian publication Green Left Weekly aims to deliver “news and ideas the mainstream media won’t”. For instance, it’s the only paper we can find that says “British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment

Manchester United balls: talkSport experts pathetic bicker over Marcus Rashford’s goal

Just when you thought British football coverage had reached its nadir, TalkSPORT go and plumb brave new depths of tawdry drivel. Discussing Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment

You Janus: John Prescott demands ‘cheap publicity stunts’ to damage Theresa May

Compare and contrast former deputy prime minister John Prescott’s views on TV debates.


September 2 2009:
“Sky’s TV debate campaign is cheap publicity for Murdoch. Gordon can beat Cameron any day of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment

In 2009 the Sun and Sky told Gordon Brown to grab the TV debate or else


Compare and contrast the the Sun’s view on televised leadership debates. Tory leaders Theresa May will not be taking part in one.

April 21 2017:
THERESA May would make mincemeat of Jeremy Corbyn … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment

Brexit thrives as voters bring about the demise of UKIP and Labour’s slow suicide

UKIP’s vote share in the Council election is down by 16%. They are demolished. The good news is that this also demolishes the argument that a vote for Brexit was … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment

Google Translate News: Moscow hack gives Manchester’s fat slags and ‘disgusting’ gays a thrashing

If anyone is going to call British women fat slappers and out homosexuals it’ll be the British press. So when Alisa Titko, a writer for Komsomolskaya Pravda, ridiculed British women … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

Press: ‘200 year old wolves return to Denmark’

Wolves are back in Denmark. The Telegraph has the scoop:
At least five wolves, including one female, have returned to Denmark for the first time in two centuries, a zoologist who … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment

The horror beneath the $10,000 sex doll’s skin

Over at Realbotix boffins are “dedicated to integrating cutting edge emerging technologies with silicone doll artistry to provide a bridge between technology and humankind on emotional, mental, and physical levels.” … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Technology | Comment

The Nomadic Gardener: this man will hire your garden to grow his vegetables in


Jim Kovaleski is the nomadic gardener, a doyen of “portable farming” at one point he hies your garden to grow his produce in.
This nomadic gardener travels between Maine to Florida … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment

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