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The Making of a Steinway Piano – A Steinway & Sons Factory Tour Narrated by John Steinway

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Posted: 21st, August 2019 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew and an obsession with holes

Jeffrey Epstein is the BBC’s “shamed financier Jeffrey Epstein”. But he wasn’t was he? We’ve no clue if Epstein felt shame for molesting underage girls. And we know that after … (read more)

Posted: 21st, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Prince Harry to be replaced by a tree

The official photo harry

Prince Harry, an occasional user of airline fuels in his efforts to save the planet from man-made global warming, could be replaced by a tree. No need … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2019 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment


Brexit: melting London saved by a new Berlin airlift

Can private jets save us from Brexit? “Operation Yellowhammer”, the super-secret, highly confidential document prepared by Her Majesty’s civil service that we’ve all seen in the Sunday Times outlines the … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal to flog Shkodran Mustafi to Roma for £23m and a year of relief

Arsenal are fighting to keep hold of their brilliant Germany international defender Shkodran Mustafi, 27. Roma want to take the brutally underpaid player (£90,000 a week) on a year-long loan … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: Release the tabloid dogs lest Prince Andrew slip away

The better news for Prince Andrew is that the New of The World’s death came long before Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by committee in a New York jail. The convicted … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


How to apologise for Brexit

Why are public figures so bad at apologising? Brexit is a mess. Are we leaving? Why can’t politicians just own up and say: we were utterly shocked by the … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Cancel Culture is killing democracy

If you don’t like it, you don’t need to watch it. This idea of voting with your feet, or eyeballs, works well in a country like the UK, where there’s … (read more)

Posted: 19th, August 2019 | In: News | Comment


The Beatus Facundus: beautifying good and evil

We’ve not witnessed the end of the world. So the rich industry in predicting it continues. One day it really will be all over, the huge whimper triggering the race … (read more)

Posted: 19th, August 2019 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment


Childhood is dead

On the beach in lovely Dorset, I saw a party of school children. They were all dressed in high-vis jackets. All the adults around them were early middle-aged women dressed … (read more)

Posted: 19th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


$2.3 million worth of illegal marijuana pizza topping seized in California

Only the right kind of marijuana is legal in California. The wrong kind remains illegal – like the $2.3 million worth of marijuana seized in San Diego. US customs have … (read more)

Posted: 19th, August 2019 | In: News | Comment


Mike Tyson : marijuana marketing and short-term memory loss

Mike Tyson smokes a lot of marijuana. When former boxer told listeners to his Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast that he and co-host, former NFL player Eben Britton, burn about 10 tons … (read more)

Posted: 15th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer balls: Alderweireld rockets down

The BBC says Tottenham’s Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, will leave on a free transfer at the season’s end. The Sun backs up this news. That’s the same Sun which … (read more)

Posted: 14th, August 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Sydney terror attack : four lads with a milk crate and never forgetting Ignacio Echeverría

Apparently Mert Ney, the man at the centre of the Sydney stabbing, might have yelled “Allahu Akbar”. Some observers say the 21-year-old man’s pronunciation suggests he is unfamiliar with the phrase. … (read more)

Posted: 13th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Sarah Silverman fired for making jokes in blackface in 2007

Who need context in the age of offence taking? American comic Sarah Silverman told listeners to The Bill Simmons Podcast about how the knowing came for her. She once posed … (read more)

Posted: 13th, August 2019 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: tortured to death in New York’s gulag

The New York Post invites readers to “Meet Jeffrey Epstein’s gang of accused slave ‘recruiters’”. Alleged. Nothing proven. Just to be certain of this: whatever the conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s … (read more)

Posted: 13th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Rowing back technology : Navy abandons touch screens

The USS Fitzgerald collided with a Filipino-flagged container ship in Tokyo Bay

All the chatter about hacks and data harvests makes you wonder: was it all better in analogue? The … (read more)

Posted: 12th, August 2019 | In: Technology | Comment


CCTV nation: spying on kids are they gain independence is unspeakably sad

Screw solitude and giving loved ones space. Parents who like to video tape their child’s every move can now monitor and keep records of their lives when they’re away at … (read more)

Posted: 12th, August 2019 | In: News, Technology | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein: Ghislaine Maxwell, sex and money

Jeffrey Epstein – Cosmopolitan’s most eligible batchelor – 1980

This and that, they must be the same What is legal is just what’s real What I’m given to understand Is … (read more)

Posted: 12th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


We all know who killed Jeffrey Epstein

Convicted child molester Jeffrey Epstein knew a lot of very rich, very needy and very vain people. He’s dead. How he died is matter of conjecture: he was found dead … (read more)

Posted: 11th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Jeffrey Epstein : Clinton, Prince Andrew and the smoking gun

We never did see any video – The NE is often wrong; but it can be right

“Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”So says Buckingham Palace in … (read more)

Posted: 11th, August 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton exhale : Jeffrey Epstein is dead

Convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his New York prison cell. He was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Suicide? So they say. But he was on … (read more)

Posted: 10th, August 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Royal Family | Comment


Dmitriy Andreychenko is the vainest man in America

Dmitriy Andreychenko is a vain idiot. Days after mass murder in the streets of Dayton and a Walmart in El Paso, Andreychenko walked into a branch of Walmart in Missouri … (read more)

Posted: 10th, August 2019 | In: News | Comment


Arsenal pair forced out by security fears

Can we speculate about the “further security incidents” keeping Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac out of Arsenal’s squad for tomorrow’s Premier League game at Newcastle United? There have been “credible … (read more)

Posted: 10th, August 2019 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment