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Digging deep for Scarlett Moffatt’s topless photos

They are, says the Daily Star, the topless pictures Scarlett Moffatt does not want you to see. They are the “sizzling pictures” topless Scarlett Moffat hoped had been “lost for … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment

Is Nothing Safe? Man accused of public sex with motorbike

Is Nothing Safe? To Folkestone Magistrates’ Court, from where the Sun brings news of a man accused of “‘trying to have sex with a SUZUKI MOTORBIKE’ in city centre”.

Which begs … (read more)

Posted: 15th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Banned in Australia: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is unfit for human consumption

Anyone who bought a ticket to hear Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak on her Australian tour will get a full refund. It’s been cancelled because her opinions as so outrageous they present … (read more)

Posted: 4th, April 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Brexit blamed for Croydon attack on Kurdish asylum seekers

Grim news from Croydon, where a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker has been beaten up as he and two friends – also Iranian Kurds – were at a bus stop. Police are calling it … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comments (2)

Farage becomes the tabloids’ Great British Mascot

Nigel Farage beams from the front pages of the Daily Express and Daily Mail. Legs crossed to best display his Union flag socks-styled socks, a half-drunk pint of the warm stuff in … (read more)

Posted: 30th, March 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment

The Mail’s Legs-It cover triggers a race to the bottom

When Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon had a chat in Glasgow, the Daily Mail noticed that both women had legs. It wasn’t just a meeting between two leaders of British … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment

A Holocaust Survivor’s obsessive collection of anti-Semitic propoganda

The Jew, Universal Enemy is a cartoon by Philipp Rupprecht (4 September 1900 – 4 April 1975), aka Fips. It appeared in Der Stürmer in 1937, the Nazi newspaper Rupprecht worked … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Ted Heath: no rest for those suspected of wickedness

9th January 1979: Edward Heath, British Conservative politician and prime minister (1970 – 1974) playing the piano to the amusement of Kermit the Frog and Paddington … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment

Artist turns the dead into pencils


When you die, you can spend eternity sliding about the bottom of a kitchen drawn, stuck down a sofa and having your head shaved into a point. Artist Nadine Jarvis turns human remains … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Man’s vanity plate banned for being offensive to women

Lorne Grabher is the victim of bureaucrats who saw his surname and thought him guilty of offence causing. Nova Scotia’s  Registrar of Motor Vehicles banned Mr Grabher’s personalised number plate – ‘GRABHER’ … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Daily Mail assures terrorists: it only takes two minutes to learn how to murder on Google

Like most of you, we had no idea a knife or a car could be used by terrorists to kill and maim until the Daily Mail used its front page to advise … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2017 | In: Tabloids | Comment

Czech zoo chops off rhinos’ horns to deter poachers

Geography is not the Independent’s strongest suit. It tells readers today about a zoo in the Czech Republic, a country I know well. The paper says a “Prague Zoo” has been … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Fake News: Channel 4 names wrong man as Westminster Bridge terror attacker

No sooner had a lunatic murdered a policeman and two others in Westminster, London, before being shot dead by police, than the mainstream media raced to see which of them … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Madeleine McCann: horror in Cyprus and trolling the McCanns in the Sun

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

We begin this round-up with news in the Sun that the missing child’s parents are posting on their official Facebook page. In … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment

Europe’s robot sex brothel provides stiff competition for sex workers

The robots are coming! Well, not yet. But one day they will. The Daily Express says flesh and bone prostitutes have forced a mechanical sex parlour in Barcelona to shut. What the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment (1)

Buy a flag that went to the moon


Aboard the 1971 Apollo 15 mission (July 26 – August 7, 1971) was a secret stash of USA flags. Astronaut David Scott had no idea they were there. “This [hidden pouch] was apparently … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Prince William turns into his feckless father as mute Kate awaits her Diana moment


It’s the third day of the Sun’s Prince William expose. On Tuesday the paper led with news that Wills had ‘sloped off’ to the Swiss Alps to pranny about his pals … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2017 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment

Unions are good because it’s hard to sack bad workers

There are many way to praise the public sector but in the Guardian you can read about a new one. In a story entitled ‘Do the maths’  Abi Wilkinson praises … (read more)

Posted: 16th, March 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment

The F-rating doesn’t give an F-word about movies

The movement towards creating explicit codes of behaviour for every aspect of life – especially the messy bits about sex –  welcomes the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which is now using … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: Film, Money, Reviews | Comment

Man vomits as he proposes to girlfriend on private plane over Reedley, Ca.


As he cruised the skies on the look out for a ‘MARRY ME’ sign he’d painted on the ground, Darrell Hamilton Jr reached into his bag and pulled out a … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Fashion windows: clear knee mom jeans

Are your knees your best feature? Or perhaps you have eyes where your knees are and need to see when you’re wearing trousers? Well – finally! – help is here … (read more)

Posted: 13th, March 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment

Arsenal balls: Wenger stays and Allegri agrees to take over

It’s been a huge two days for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Only yesterday, the Star was pleading with Wenger to make up his mind and tell everyone if he was … (read more)

Posted: 12th, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (2)

Woman accused of raping a man was born a man

Hear the one about the woman accused of raping a man – twice? The Indy delivers the facts in headline and teaser: ‘Woman appears in court charged with raping man … (read more)

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