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Coronamania hits the UK : Tesco introduces rationing

High Street Virus

Tesco has brought in rationing as the coronavirus affects minds and drives the country mad. The panicky are limited to buying no more than five of each of … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Tampon tax is over: invest your saving in vagina candles and steamers

Good news, then. The State’s 5% rake on all sanitary products is to end. The sex-based “tampon tax” will be abolished from January. And you can thank Brexit for the … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2020 | In: Money, News | Comment


Back to The Future’s Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox meet for Parkinson’s poker night

‘All in with Christopher Lloyd at Michael J. Fox Poker Night!’ To help the Michael J. Fox Foundation in its quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, Michael … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2020 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment


Coronavirus: how to prevent a world soap shortage

Having been told to wash out hands for 20 seconds – or as long it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice – not to touch our face (and certainly not … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2020 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Coronavirus in London: Who is Lady Buckethead?

Are you taking precautions against catching the coronavirus, like washing your hands whilst singing Happy Birthday to the tune to Anarchy in the UK and “self-isolating” in a place where … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


The (Non) Fighting Cock: Eric Dier launches one man stands invasion at Spurs

Not long after Spurs lost at home to Norwich in the FA Cup, Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier dashed into the stands to confront a member of the self-described ‘Yid Army’ … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2020 | In: News, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Rebecca Long-Bailey and anti-semitism: I’m a victim too!

Rebecca-Long Bailey, aka Corbyn II, is the Labour MP who saw the electorate send her party to their worst defeat since 1935 and gave leader Jeremy Corbyn 10/10 for his … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2020 | In: News, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


Woman snorts 500 times LSD dose thinking it’s cocaine – case study

A volunteer undergoing LSD research project at an honor camp in Viejas, California, Sept. 6, 1966.

The woman who snorted 550 times the average dose of LSD thinking it cocaine has lived … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Lawyer creates 68 billion musical melodies by algorithm so you can never be sued for copyright infringement

Two lawyers think if every piece of 12-note musical melody can be created by an algorithm then all music is publicly owners and nobody gets sued for copyright theft. So … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, Music, Technology | Comment


18 Syrians* found living inside takeaway boxes in a Darlington hedge (*Syrian hamsters)

How did twenty hamsters inside takeaway food containers come to be living in a hedge in Darlington? The 18 Syrian and two dwarf hamsters were noticed in Park Crescent, Darlington, … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, March 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Boris Johnson baby linked to cancer

The Daily Mirror turns the joyous news that Carrie Symonds, Boris Johnson’s lover, is expecting their baby into something dark and cruel. Boris “broke” news of the baby, says … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, March 2020 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal: Torreira is fine after Mike Dean says bad Portsmouth tackle was fair

Arsenal have suggested that Torreira wasn’t too badly hurt as the Gunners took on Portsmouth in the FA Cup. “Reports said he did not require a hospital visit,” says NBC. … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Demons in the bedroom – illuminated Medieval intrigue and the birth of Merlin

These images from illuminated Medieval manuscript tell the story of the birth of Merlin. Upset by so many souls being released from Satan’s bondage thanks to Christ’s harrowing of Hell, … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, March 2020 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: Mustafi will walk again

Tosh.com

When Shkodran Mustafi was substituted as Arsenal toiled to eventual Europa League defeat at the hand of Olympiacos, the vultures reported on his “hamstring injury”. The Arseblog blog saw a … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Read the Rolling Stone essay that became Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

You can read for free the 23,000-word essay for Rolling Stone that Hunter S. Thompson turned into Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Thompson’s tale begins with the death of Ruben … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2020 | In: Books, Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment


Behold! The Etch-A-Sketch that can draw perfect circles

Finally! To mark 60 years of the Etch-A-Sketch, the company behind the drawing toy is releasing The Etch-A-Sketch Revolution, It can draw up and down lines, as ever it could, but … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2020 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Smithsonian releases 2.8million images to the public domain

Thomas Eakins

The Smithsonian Institution has released 2.8 million images into the public domain. The open access online platform is free to use and use it however they see fit. Expect to see the very … (read more)

Posted: 27th, February 2020 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Misbehaving Whilst Black: Six-year-old girl handcuffed and arrested in Florida

To Orlando, Florida. It’s September 2019 and police are carting off a six-year-old girl. Kaia Rolle is under arrest. The child is filmed by the copper’s bodycam as she’s retrained … (read more)

Posted: 26th, February 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Coronavirus: Mission Impossible filming stopped; Tom Cruise defeated by virus

Time to rewrite the latest Mission: Impossible film. Filming in Italy for the seventh outing for Tom Cruise and Can Do gang has been stopped because it’s impossible to take … (read more)

Posted: 26th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment


Harvey Weinstein: all the facts in your red-hot dailies

The Guardian says Harvey Weinstein “face jail after being convicted of rape”. You might have thought he’d face a holiday in the Bahamas, but the Guardian has the scoop.

In … (read more)

Posted: 25th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Exceptional Asteroids Versus New York City

Some of those asteroids hurtling through space are pretty large. 3D animator Alvaro Gracia Montoya has made this video comparing exceptional asteroids (classed as ‘minor planets’) to New York City.

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Posted: 25th, February 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Sekre bags contain ruined letters of note

Dead skin and old paper formed into a bag

Finally someone had found a use for old paper in the digital world. The Times says a company called Sekrè – tagline: “Every … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: Fashion, News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Harvey Weinstein goes down

Harvey Weinstein will never w**k in Hollywood again. The onetime movie producer has been found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sexual act in the first degree. He was … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: Celebrities, News | Comment


Unsung heroes: NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has died

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, has died at the age of 101. Katherine worked out the trajectory for Alan Shepard, … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2020 | In: News, Technology | Comment