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Jemma Beale: the irresistible liar who made all men rape suspects

Time and time again Jemma Beale told police she’d been sexually assaulted by men. She lied and lied and lied. Beale made false rape or sexual assault claims against 15 men. The … (read more)

Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: News | Comment


Angela Merkel rolls her eyes as Putin explains how things work (gif)

When Angela Merkel met Putin at the latest G20 bunfight, the Russian leader raised his hand like the teacher he is, lowered his gaze as one might address a child and … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2017 | In: Gifs, Politicians | Comment


Manchester United sign exciting Lukaku; Everton catch Rooney on the way down

Romelu Lukaku is a Manchester United player. He’s joined the Red Devils from Everton for £75m. Chelsea matched Man United’s offer but the Belgian striker chose Jose Mourinho’s current side over Jose … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Hairy legs leggings are a hoot

Hairy leg leggings will make everyone think you have really hairy legs. The big joke is that underneath the legging you really do have hairy legs, which makes the hairy legs … (read more)

Posted: 7th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Corbyn fans issue ultimatum to Luciana Berger

Tough times for Labour MP Luciana Berger. The Liverpool Wavertree CLP is now run by Jeremy Corbyn loyalists. One of their number, Roy Bentham, has a warning for Berger:
“Luciana needs to get on … (read more)

Posted: 7th, July 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Sesame Street do the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage

 

The Sesame Street puppets do the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage. It’s stupid-fun.

 

 

Spotter: Adam Schleichkorn on Facebook and Twitter.  Nerdcore
… (read more)

Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Music | Comment


RIP Grotbags

 

Grotbags, alter ego of Carol Lee Scott, has died at the age of 74. She first caught the eyes with an appearance on Rod Hull’s Emu’s World.
Her character Grotbags was a dastardly pantomime … (read more)

Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


CNN v HansAssholeSolo: Trump’s Reddit meme tweet exposes the old media’s thin skin

When Donald Trump tweeted a meme made by Reddit user HansAssholeSolo, CNN were upset. The meme was a mash-up of footage of Trump wrestling WWE CEO Vince McMahon to the deck in 2007 … (read more)

Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


Wimbledon fans fight over Jack Sock’s used towel

To Wimbledon, where American tennis player Jack Sock has tossed a towel into the crowd. Was he aiming at the lucky kid in the second row on a school day or the couple dressed … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Google Translate Balls: Alexis Sanchez stays at Arsenal if you read between the lines

Google Translate Balls: News in the Metro and Sun is that Alexis Sanchez is staying at Arsenal. Both UK newspapers cite Chilean journalists on twitter and the country’s website EMOL,(aka The … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Jacob Rees-Mogg hails new son Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher

To man -of-the-people – the man with the commonest of common touches – Jacob Rees-Mogg a child: Sixtus Dominic Bonifcace Christopher:

 

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Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer Balls: Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United for Everton on a free transfer

The BBC says Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, is leaving the club. He’s on his way to Everton. If other moves go according to plan, he’ll team up at Goodison … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


The Donald Trump buttplug to ‘Putin your butt’

 

With this Donald Trump buttplug you can shove the President where the sun doesn’t shine. Etsy shop Lovecrafters Toys is selling the Donald Trump buttplug – “the most tremendous thing to Putin … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer Balls: Chelsea and Manchester United fans tricked by invisible Matic

The Invisible Man

 

Transfer Balls: Were you one of the Manchester United fans feeling “exited” when Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic’s was reportedly left out of the Blues’ new kit launch?

The Daily … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: the Alexandre Lacazette fact file

Always good when a new name arrives into the Premier League. The Daily Mail looks for a photogenic lover. And the Daily Telegraph produces insight into the player’s career and life by … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment


Photonic Fence: the device that kills mosquitos with laserbeams

 

All hail the Photonic Fence, mosquito killing laser beam. Why slaver your skin in unctions of suntan oil and mosquito spray when you can just sit inside a metal cage … (read more)

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


Transfer balls: Alexis Sanchez ‘stays at Arsenal’, Bayern won’t pay silly money and Barcelona don’t want him

Transfer balls: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been offered £280,000 a week to continue kissing the badge. He’s in no rush to sign. Chances are high he will leave the Gunners. The … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


How to open a wheel of Parmesan cheese (Video)

 

You can crack open a wheel of Parmesan-style Trentingrana cheese inside 7 minutes. Carlo Guffanti stars in this how-to do it video guide  us through the process. It’s not easy.

Questions later.

Spotter: The Cheese Channel … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


How to write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular

How do you write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular? Buzzsumo looked at 100 million story headlines on Facebook and analysed how far they travelled in terms of shares and likes. This … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Frankie Doodle Dandy: All the pizazz of the Fourth of July

Frankie Doodle Dandy wishes you a happy Independence Day.

 

 

Sitting on a blanket of American cheese, he rides in on a toasted English. He’s a Swift Premium Frank. All-American. All-delicious. He’s made … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Barry Norman’s letter to two drunks who asked him to be their ‘honorary uncle’

“Drunk one Saturday night my friend I wrote to WONDERFUL Barry Norman asking him to become our honorary uncle,” tweets @PeterGraystone. “I treasure his letter.”

 

Drunk one Saturday night my friend … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Manchester United’s new kit is a study in corporate misery

 

We usually see this kind of moody pout on the cover of Christmas books aimed at middle-aged men, you know the things with Jeremy Clarkson, Gordon Ramsay or some celebrity memoirist … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: manchester united, News, Sports | Comments (3)


Arsenal player donates £19,000 to Grenfell fund

Footballers get such a bad press it’s useful to focus on the good they do. Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has kept his pledge to donate £50 for every minute he played for … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Money, News, Sports | Comment


How not to handle a tank slapper motorbike crash – but survive (with added Peppa Pig)

 

 

Youtuber Erica Hoff shares this video of a motorcyclist having a very bad day.
This guy merged onto the I-80E (Sacramento, CA) on his motorcycle as we were driving in the fast lane. As … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment