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The Frida Khalo action figure is coming to a store near you


Today Is Art Day’s Kickstarter is raising money to make a Frida Kahlo figure. At 5 inches tall, fashioned from quality plastic, Frida Kahlo action doll features a monkey on her back and a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment

Paul Nuttall’s comedy walk goes viral – UKIP leader walks on the spot in election video?

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall stars in his party’s election broadcast. He appears to be going nowhere. Maybe it’s the world that turns as he stands still?

Is it just me or … (read more)

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment

Drug Dealer Magnet Set

The “DRUG DEALER MAGNET SET – Another Quality Education Tool for Junior Entrepreneurs”.



Buy it here. … (read more)

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment

The courtroom artist captured only the police

The women accused of being Britain’s “first all-female terror gang” are in the dock at Westminster magistrate’s court. They are all charged with conspiracy to murder. The judge asked both … (read more)

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment (1)

Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio: how to commit murder and get away with it


Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio has been talking about the hit TV show. The last series was blistering entertainment. There is nothing worse than a bent copper, which means there’s something for … (read more)

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Russian aerobics to electronic music (1985) is brilliant

The backing tracks to this slice of Russian 1980s culture was published by Melodiya. It’s brilliant and as horribly catchy as the man-made fibres on those leotards:



Spoter: @flashbak … (read more)

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, Music, The Consumer | Comment

Madeleine McCann: Yorkshire Ripper IS a bastard and ‘Maddie’ not found in Africa

Today in Tautological Tabloid news we read that Peter Sutcliffe has engaged in a “SICK RIPPER RANT”. Sutcliffe is perhaps better known as the Yorkshire Ripper, a man who in … (read more)

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment

Boris Johnson and Michael Fallon support Theresa May’s ‘extremely dangerous’ and ‘catastrophic’ plan to cap energy prices

Vote Theresa May and you will be voting for lower energy prices. The Daily Mail is delighted by May’s move – and far more delighted when then Labour Party leader Ed … (read more)

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment

What the biased Daily Mail said when Theresa May and Ed Miliband tried to fix energy prices

Compare and contras the Daily Mail’s treatment of news that:

a) A Conservative Government will cap energy prices. (May 9, 2017)
b) A Labour Government will cap energy prices (september 25, 2013)



Aside … (read more)

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment

Sign language woman nails it at Snoop Dogg concert

To Snoop Dogg’s live performance of 50 Cent’s P.I.M.P in New Orleans, where the sign language accompaniment is superb. Take it away, Holly Maniatty.



Spotter: Pickle … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Computers fines drivers for ‘parking’ in a traffic jam

Computers can be wrong. Yes, we know what the system says but it is wrong. This bit of computer knowing resulted in human beings fined £100 per carload:
Parking cameras went … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment

Manchester Evening Post’s fake news pledge and Arsenal spin in the Mirror

Forget all that Clickbait balls and Transfer Balls and all the other balls designed to seduce football fans to click on the ads. The Manchester Evening News is going factual. … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment

Media twists Pep’s words on Manchester City being the Premier League’s best team

How football reporting works. Manchester City manger Pep Guardiola is speaking to journalists. He says Manchester City are the Premier League’s best at creating changes.

“We don’t score enough goals. The … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment

Dance Moms prison auditions underway as Abby Lee Miller goes down

Abby Lee Miller, the yelling, industrial sander-voiced leader of TV’s Dance Moms, has been sentenced to 366 days in prison. She is guilty of fraud, having concealed around $755,000 of assets earned … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment

Eating more salt makes you less thirsty and burns fat

Eating salt is bad for you. So goes the message that has been hammered into us for an age. Salt improves the taste of things but a cost to your health. Eating … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

United Airlines cancels flight man because he recorded his complaint


Air travel has become an ordeal, a trail of weight, size and endurance. And that’s all before you board the plane.


United Airlines booted Navang Oza from a flight because having … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)

Labour activist Bethany Barker gets publicly shamed

Kids, eh. They say the darndest things. Take Bethany Baker, 19, described in the Telegraph as the “student chosen to introduce Jeremy Corbyn at his local election launch”. Bethany Baker has just resigned … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment

Bias media: Daily Express rejects Crusader Jeremy Corbyn over NHS parking charges

On July 1 2014, the Daily Express launched a “Crusade” against parking charges at NHS hospitals. Readers were urged to sign a petition, which began: “I petition the Prime Minister … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment

Anthony Atamanuik understands why Donald Trump says everything twice

Anthony Atamanuik’s impression of Donald Trump is superb.

David Hepworth explains why Atamanuik’s impression works so well:
Like all TV personalities he [Trump] only believes in one thing, which is the … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment

Costa Coffee Salford offers its toilet as a birthday party venue

Anyone looking for a compact and bijou venue for a birthday party, a UKIP conference, an intimate wedding or just a place to mingle with fellow urban badger enthusiasts after work can head … (read more)

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment