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Save the Children accused of putting business before women

Justin Forsyth resigned his post as chief executive at Save The Children because he made, in his words, “unsuitable and thoughtless” comments to three younger women. The evidence is in a … (read more)

Posted: 21st, February 2018 | In: Money, News | Comment

Police and Travelodge view men as suspected paedophiles

Are we more suspicious of adults then ever? “One minute I was brushing my teeth, the next I was being told I was a paedophile,” says Karl Pollard, whose ordeal … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment

Private Cheryl Cole world to keep the limelight as Liam Payne goes solo again

Like you, everyone else thought Cheryl Cole / Surname and former One Direction extra Liam Payne would spend the next decades together in Instagramed bliss. But, then, we also thought … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2018 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment

Over-65s health benefits from cannabis: study

The case for use of medical marijuana grows more compelling as the European Journal of Internal Medicine publishes the findings of a study: 93.7% of OAPs benefited from cannabis:
During the study period, … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2018 | In: Reviews | Comment

Lisa Armstrong prepared to part with her half her fortune to get shot of Ant McPartlin

When Ant McPartlin’s lawyers thrash out any divorce settlement with his estranged wife Lisa Armstrong, they may refer to the Sun’s reporting on the family fortune.

In today’s paper the news … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2018 | In: Celebrities, Money, News, Tabloids | Comment

Karen Smith charged with ‘child abuse’ for busting pupil who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance


Karen Smith is the teacher who allegedly assaulted a pupil who did not stand for the US Pledge of Allegiance, the classroom staple written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2018 | In: News | Comment

The Sun teaches football fans how to look like fools

The Sun’s website continues to break new ground. A series of articles by By Shiela Subyr teachers readers how to look like a young multi-millionaire seeking new ways to spunk … (read more)

Posted: 14th, February 2018 | In: Fashion, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Woman takes first breath after double lung transplant (video)

Doctors often misdiagnose conditions. Jennifer Jones had been told over and over that her suffering was down to allergies and asthma. But, as ABC 6 News reports, after Jennifer gave birth, medical … (read more)

Posted: 14th, February 2018 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment (1)

Lizards are spying for Israel says top Iranian advisor

Over the years, various countries have accused the world’s only Jewish state of using a variety of less conventional secret agents. To date, they have identified the following creatures as being … (read more)

Posted: 14th, February 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment

Olympics balls: BBC says Elise Christie is ‘one of the bravest people ever’

At a time when everyone’s a hero, the BBC watches speed skater Elise Christie crash out of a final and declares: “In the face of Olympic heartbreak, Elise Christie is … (read more)

Posted: 14th, February 2018 | In: Sports | Comment

Stuntwoman wigs out over men in drag taking her jobs

Does pulling on a wig and acting like a woman make you a woman? In Hollywood there’s a backlash against wigging. It’s when men pull on wigs, dress like women and … (read more)

Posted: 12th, February 2018 | In: Money, News | Comment

Me Too and the Mob: ‘sex pest MPs’ should be anonymous

“‘Sex pest’ MPs to keep anonymity while under investigation over harassment claims,” says the London Evening Standard’s front page. It’s interesting stuff. Given that false and mistaken accusations can ruin … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1)

VIP paedophile spotter Nick arrested by police that once believed him

Nick in the Sun – front-page news


The man known only as “Nick”, on whose word police investigated an alleged VIP peadophile sex ring and trawled for … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2018 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment

Studies in the mafia’s lemons

Big news on Mafia money. Queen’s University, Belfast declares on February 7 2008:
Researchers from Queen’s, in collaboration the University of Manchester and the University of Gothenburg, have uncovered new evidence to … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2018 | In: Money | Comment

Man found with arm inside cow’s anus banned from every farm in the country

John Curno, 80, has been found guilty of two counts of outraging public decency. Last summer, Mr Curno was seen “talking” to a herd of 150 cows and masturbating in … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, February 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Regret the error: a wet lunch in Bogata

In the Times, an error is corrected in Philip Jacobson’s obituary:



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Posted: 2nd, February 2018 | In: Broadsheets | Comment

Well-paid BBC women are not thick as mince Grid Girl women

Spot the differences between the “BBC women on the march” for equal pay and ‘Grid Girls’ women being told they can’t work at Formula One events. Clue: age and class.

First … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2018 | In: Broadsheets, News, Sports, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment

Unemployment now! Women rejoice as all F1 babes are sacked

F1 will no longer feature female models – Grid Girls – in the pits. Women won’t be in the cars, either. That tradition stays. Says Sean Bratches, managing director of … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2018 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment

The eBay Bandit! Rob Wolchek and the great story of Kelly’s stolen camera

Great telly from the USA in the shape of Rob Wolchek of Fox 2 News Detroit. This is a great toy about professional photographer Kelly, who found the geezer selling … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2018 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

A weird anti-masturbation video: beyond parody


This Jehovah Witness anti-masturbation training video contains parts reportedly from Watchtower, the sect’s magazine. It’s brought to us by former Jehovah’s Witness Lloyd Cedars. He notes:
Ever since realizing at the age of 30 … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment

Stormy Daniels is ‘Making American Horny Again’


If you want to see what Donald Trumps did or didn’t see you can catch aid to masturbation Stormy Daniels at The Trophy Club in Greenville, South Carolina, tomorrow.

The show … (read more)

Posted: 26th, January 2018 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment

Cocaine snowball fights worry locals in County Tyrone

To County Tyrone, where the Tyrone Herald has news of cocaine fights:

My God, they're throwing the stuff at each other now.— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) January 24, 2018

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Posted: 25th, January 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Take home a topless Jeff Goldblum love toy


Who wants a Pop! figure of a topless Jeff Goldblum? Who doesn’t? Goldblum was shirtless and wounded in the 1993 movie Jurassic Park. And now the “Wounded Dr. Ian Malcolm” love toy is … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2018 | In: Celebrities, Film, The Consumer | Comment

Data proves that owning a bulldog is for idiots

Thanks to David McCandless we know which dogs make the best pals. Considering six facts – intelligence, costs, longevity, grooming, ailments, and appetite – McCandless crunched the numbers and concluded … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2018 | In: Money, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment