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Transfer balls: Griezmann didn’t ‘snub’ United he stayed loyal to Atletico

Transfer balls: After all the chatter and scoops about Antoine Griezmann agreeing to join Manchester United for £280,000 a week, the France striker is staying at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish … (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


After London Bridge: the geezer who ran with his pint didn’t spill a drop

After the London attack: Geezer Watch:

People fleeing #LondonBridge but the bloke on the right isn’t spilling a drop. God Bless the Brits! pic.twitter.com/ceeaH0XxeX
— Howard Mannella (@hmannella) 3 June 2017

 

At £6 … (read more)

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


After London Bridge and Manchester: Douglas Adams was right about the internet

After London Bridge, the news is that there will be crackdown on the internet. Freedom of speech must be curtailed. Encryption must be done away with.

Author Douglas Adams go it. … (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews, Technology | Comment


After London Bridge: MSNBC puts terror attack at the Vauxhall car factory in Luton

In the unseemly haste to be first with the ‘breaking news’, MSNBC says the terror attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough market took place in… Luton. There was an … (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


CIA go home: Donald Trump gets his London Bridge news from the web

If only Trump had access to the best intelligence services in the world and didn’t have to get his news from the Drudge Report. CIA go home, the web has … (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)


London Bridge attack: London fights back but democracy capitulates

“We were throwing bottles, chairs, stools, anything we could get. A stool hit one of them on the head,” says Gerard Vowls, an eye-witness to the attack on London Bridge … (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


How to survive Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Nuclear Meltdown’

Don’t panic! Jeremy Corbyn might trigger a “Nuclear Meltdown” should the leader of the hollowed out Labour Party make it into Number 10, but surviving the atomic holocaust is just a … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Ken Loach for Jeremy Corbyn: vote Theresa May if you hate your kids

 

 

Ken Loach’s ad for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is… Well, it’s incredible. Theresa May stars in the Milk Snatcher II:

 

Brutal response 😂 (wait for it)
⏩ https://t.co/aBfHF3Y85D#GE2017 #BBCQT pic.twitter.com/468E3sMaqv
— Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum) June … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


The screaming abdabs: Anthony Burgess’s Dictionary of Slang

Anthony Burgess,

 

Manchester-born writer and academic Anthony Burgess began work on a dictionary of slang –  “the home-made language of the ruled, not the rulers, the acted … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment


BBC admits to ‘election rigging’

Finally! The BBC has admitted what so many suspected: they’ve been ‘rigging” the election:

Astonishing that the BBC are so blatant about it pic.twitter.com/tJVTMJbndG— Andrew McFadyen (@apmcfadyen) June 2, 2017
… (read more)

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Idiot throws glove at Tower of London guard: Beefeater responds in style

 

To the Tower of London, where a woman has dropped her glove close to one of the serving soldiers who guard the place. Did she toss the glove to see what the soldier … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment


Parent’s Kiss: How to retrieve small things stuck up a child’s nose

 

How do you get small items from inside a child’s nose, where they’ve become stuck? Beth Skwarecki,  You perfore the Parent’s Kiss:
Step 1: Use your finger to close the nostril that … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


GE17 tabloid review: Corbyn’s cat, May’s death and go Amber!

GE17: a look at tabloid reporting on the big debate.

 

 

Daily Mirror (front page): “Tories are plotting to stab PM in the back”.

No sign of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the Mirror’s … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Mansplaining: Do not put wasps nests in your vagina, doctor warns

If you’re keen on vaginal rejuvenation, Canadian gynaecologist Jen Gunter says it’s best not to stuff a dried wasp’s nest up there.

Oak galls, created when wasps lay eggs, can, as … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: ‘free agent’ Ozil gets new Arsenal deal

Transfer balls: compare and contrast the reporting on Arsenal’s Mesut Oil.

June 1 2017: “Alexis Sanchez plans to quit Arsenal and Mesut Ozil will reject new deal before moving for free.”

June … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United agree terms with Griezmann but don’t want him

Transfer balls: Antione Griezmann is not joining Manchester United. United have “shelved plans to sing Grizemann” (Sun); “United interest in Griezmann fades” (Express and Mirror); and “Ant shoved aside as … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Broadsheets, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Key question asked in underage sex case: Is Julie Wadsworth shaggable?

How do you report on the “BBC radio star accused of sex sessions with underage boys”? If you’re the Sun you slap the story on the front page and show … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


How to Draw Facial Expressions: 6 Different Ways

Michigan-based author and illustrator Mark Crilley has a great YouTube channel for anyone who wants to draw better.

 

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Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Job advert typo fail: 8 hour what?

 

Spotter: Reddit … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal balls: Arsene Wenger and the Daily Mirror’s fake news (scoops)

It was a busy season for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The Daily Mirror and its reporter John Cross have been at the forefront of Wenger contract news. And the paper’s clear message … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


A red ejector button for your car’s lighter

Be like Bond with this red eject button to excite your car’s bland and pretty useless cigarette lighter.

 

 

 

Spotter: Pee-wee Herman
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Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Rare black lion spotted in Leicestershire: panthers warned to be vigilant

A Black Panther is loose in British woods. The “beast” was spotted by a “terrified mum”. She was left “paralysed with fear”. Emma Adam, 29, is quoted in the Star: “Now I’m scared … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


GE17 Cambridge debate: media bias, missing May and Corbyn’s balls

 

Last night’s election debate featured  seven politicians, none of whom were Theresa May. How do the tabloids report on the show at Cambridge University?

The Sun front page: “PM: VOTE TORY … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal balls: Kroenke ‘orders’ the title as Wenger goes back to the future

Arsenal fans rejoice! Arsenal’s board have “ordered” (Sun) Arsene Wenger to win “a major trophy in the next two years”. “NOW WIN THE TITLE!” barks the Mail’s back page. “Arsenal lay … (read more)

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Burqa Babes: Daily Telegraph identifies jihadi bride of the month

Working on the Telegraph’s picture desk is a skilled task. To illustrate the story that “British jihadi brides are returning home after being widowed, or being sent away by husbands preparing … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment