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Videos of children being terrified by the Easter Bunny

Did the Easter Bunny bring you the egg you wanted?



Not everyone loves the Easter Bunny.  On YouTube there are lots of videos of well-meaning / unhinged parents scaring the crap out … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

The Internet of things: hacker makes all city’s emergency sirens go off at once

When everything is on the Internet, it might be wise to sleep with one eye open and beneath a tinfoil blanket. People living in Dallas didn’t get much sleep when … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment

Manchester United: failing Mourinho uses Luke Shaw as his ‘punchbag’

Jose Mourinho might be every bit as irritating, self-serving and sly to his Manchester United team as he appears to most football fans. On Monday, before Manchester United drew 1-1 with … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment

Arsenal fans will only get change when the owners lose money

Arsenal have the exact same Premier League points tally as they did at this stage of last season. Arsène Wenger is both the model of consistency, Old Father Time pointing … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Media balls: Arsenal on course for second after a lucky draw with hopeful Manchester City

Media Balls: a look at biased football reporting. Today in the Premier League, Arsenal drew 2-2 with Manchester City. Arsenal are in no state of crisis, whatever the media tell … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City | Comment

Arsenal’s Ozil needs to be more like Spurs’ Dele Alli if he wants to succeed says BBC pundit

News from Germany is that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, will “talk soon” to the club about extending his current deal.  The Mirror says Arsenal have offered the German midfielder £280,000-a-week to … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment

Clickbait balls: Express tricks Liverpool fans with Alonso story

Click Balls: The Daily Express is at the forefront of the dead tree press’s battle for online clicks. Yesterday the self-styled “World’s Greatest Newspaper” had news to set Liverpool fans’ hearts … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment

Transfer balls: The Arsenal summer target list

May’s when Arsenal season tickets holders get a reminder that it’s time to hand over the cash and renew membership. In the run-up to that, Arsenal need to point to the … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Arsenal balls: Wenger stays, PSG make an approach and Allegri sits on his hands

Having yesterday told readers Arsene Wenger is staying at Arsenal for a further two seasons (at least), today’s Sun leads with news that he’s not. Maybe. Apparently, PSG have offered Wenger … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Everton deserve better than Lukaku’s lack of respect

There are few things more irritating than hearing a top footballer saying he wants to satiate his craving for trophies by leaving one big club to join a rival. And so it … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment

Arsenal balls: Wenger’s staying and leaving on June 30, 2017

Arsenal fans calling for Arsene Wenger to be sacked will be able to wave their banners for a further two seasons. News is that the Frenchman will sign a new … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Michael Owen’s Dubai Tourist Board video best thing you’ll see all day

Former Liverpool, Newcastle and England striker stars in this video for the Dubai Tourist Board. It is the best thing you’ll see all day.


Spotter: SportingAwayDays … (read more)

Posted: 18th, March 2017 | In: Sports | Comment

Arsenal balls: Wretch ‘wraps’ with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Typo of the Day arrives via the Daily Mail, wherein the paper has constructed a story from Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Instagram account. The talented but often-injured player nicknamed ‘The Ox’, presumably … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Manchester City ball: do we have any advance on 19 players getting sacked?

When Manchester City narrowly lost to Monaco in the Champions’ League, the media began to wonder which players would be looking for new jobs. Football is a brutal, nasty, venal … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment

Spurs balls: Spain and England fight for Harry Winks

Good news for Spain is that Spurs midfielder Harry Winks is one of your own. Well, so says John Cross on the Daily Mirror’s back page.



In ‘Spain tip Winks for … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment

Powerwashing with Tourettes Syndrome

Powerwashing with Tourettes features Lewis Qball Nickell washing his garden patio. “Decided to do a video on just what Tourette’s syndrome really is,” says Lewis. “Let’s continue spreading awareness together! Oh and it … (read more)

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

Badass Danish girl gives ’em what for in 1969 TV news report

We join the action in 1969. A young Danish woman is being questioned by a TV reporter. He wants to know whey she’s traveling alone. She produces some papers to … (read more)

Posted: 11th, March 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Barcelona cheated and won: PSG were robbed

Incredible scenes at Barcelona’s Camp Nou earlier this week. It really was shocking and amazing. How the hell did Luis Suarez’s dive win a penalty? Paris Saint-Germain’s travelling supporters have every … (read more)

Posted: 10th, March 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment

Arsenal balls: the club calls a 10-2 defeat ‘disappointing’

Can the Arsenal website put any positive spin on the Gunners’ 10-2 aggregate thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich. With the score 1-0 in Arsenal’s favour, Arsenal captain Laurent … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

Clickbait balls: The Daily Telegraph’s cutting-edge journalism puts Chelsea on top

In the race for clicks, the Daily Telegraph continues to mine news seams of bullshit. The paper asks a question it then aims to answer by name-checking all the Premier League’s top … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2017 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets | Comment

Media Bias: Ibrahimovich gives referee his last warning as Bournemouth are elbowed off

During Manchester United’s home match against AFC Bournemouth, Zlatan Ibrahimovich elbowed the Cherries’ Tysone Mings in the head. No yellow card for Zlatan, who amid the mayhem appeared to have been giving … (read more)

Posted: 4th, March 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment

Transfer balls: Sanchez leaves Arsenal to earn less money

So hungry for trophies is Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez that he will quit the Gunners and plays for… Sevilla – Spain’s oldest professional football club who last won the title in 1945. … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, March 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment

Manchester United balls: suspicions linger over Zlatan Ibrahimovich

All hail, then, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the man without whom Manchester United would be a mid-table side, not clutching the EFL Cup and not eyeing a Champion’s League berth for next … (read more)

Posted: 1st, March 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment

Bagel on a train #bagelgate

When the British enjoy a bagel, they really go all in. A bagel is not just a nice Yiddisher roll; it’s a conversation piece, play toy and agitator. Dougie Stew … (read more)

Posted: 28th, February 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Coffee-housing to win The World Series of Poker

We often hear of a poker face, but what of a poker mouth? Most of today’s tournament players try not to give anything away in the game’s cut and thrust. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, February 2017 | In: Money | Comment