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EBay To Sell Off PayPal: No, Not Doing It Because Of Icahn, No Siree!

EBay has just announced that it’s to sell off PayPal. All of which comes as something of an amusement as the company has been screaming loudly for ages now that … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

George Osborne Announces The Google Tax

George Osbourne, the Tory Chancellor, has noticed that large numbers of people are pissed off about the way in which Google pays near damn no tax in the UK. In … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Well Done Ed Miliband! A New Tax That Raises No Revenue!

This is a quite lovely political manouevre by Ed Miliband. He’s managed to find a way of making the rich pay more taxes without the Treasury actually having any more … (read more)

Posted: 26th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

More Sex Means Worse Sex

Or so some manufacturer of sex toys would have us believe. And they might even be right but it’s also very convenient for them to claim that casual hook ups … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Not So Clever Warren Buffett Has Lost $750 Million On Tesco Shares

Ouch, this has got to hurt. Yes, I know that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is a vast company, that a loss like this won’t in fact make all that much … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Ed Miliband’s Silly Demand For More Tobacco Taxes

Sure, we’d all like to have a better NHS. And sure, raising more tax revenue to spend on the NHS might be one way to achieve that. We can argue … (read more)

Posted: 24th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

What The Hell Is It That Tesco Has Done Wrong? This



DESPITE Tesco being a little bit less everyone’s favourite supermarket than it used to be it’s still a bit of a shocker to find out that the company has been lying … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Is This The Most Perfect Job In The World Or What?


WELL, might depend upon what your specific tastes were (it’s not going to all that attractive to a gay bloke for example) but being the mystery shopper for brothels would … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Noooo! Venezuela Is Running Out Of Falsies!

FAKE titties that is. The government of Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela is so bloody inefficient that they’ve managed to create a shortage of fake tits to be implanted into the local … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Apple’s New Leukaemia Mystery

A NEW allegation about those massive factories in China that make all of Apple’s iKit. That the chemicals being used to clean the electronics have caused an outbreak of leukaemia among … (read more)

Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment

Prime Minister Ignorant of the Law On Booze Shocker

THIS will come as a surprise to some and as a simple confirmation of reality to others. For it appears that our Prime Minister is simply ignorant of the constraints which … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment

Mulberry Bags: Police Destroy £750,000 worth

ONE little story about the police destroying £750,000’s worth of fake Mulberry bags. The problem with this story being that if they were real ones then they wouldn’t have been destroyed … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

The Gold Apple Watch; Not Going To Fly, Is It?

SO. Apple’s brought out the iWatch and as a piece of tech it looks not half bad. It’s a phone, a fitness gadget, can help you read maps and, well, it’s … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Horrors! The Internet Is Too Full For eBay And Cats


BILLLIONS reel as it is revealed that the internet is actually full. It’s this that led to eBay falling over this week and it will in the future disrupt our vital … (read more)

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment

Another Daily Mail Health Headline We Can Prove Ain’t True

If it’s not that coffee causes cancer then it’s that coffee cures cancer at the Daily Mail, as we know. And if they ever managed to link cancer, immigrants and … (read more)

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Idiocy In Your Local Tesco: A Bad Apple Story


SO a bloke goes along to Tesco and has a look at the apples on sale. He’s like to buy some lovely fresh British apples. And why not? They can be … (read more)

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1)

If Scotland Leaves The UK Both Countries Will Become More Equal


HERE’S a slightly odd little factoid about the upcoming Scottish independence vote. If Scotland does leave then both countries will become more equal. And given that we’re told that inequality is … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Half Of Young Women Cannot Locate Their Vaginas


THIS is one of those newspaper headlines that really cannot be believed. They’ve printed it, this much is true, but it’s near impossible for the rest of us to believe it:
Half … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Small World Theory: The ALS Icebucket Challenge And Six Degrees Of Separation


SO. We’ve all seen those videos of tossers throwing iced water over themselves: everyone from terribly famous people like Giselle Bundchen and Bill Gates to random Belgians standing under firefighting planes. … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2014 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment

Barbecues Make You Fat Pigs: Which Is The Whole Point Of Them

SO the Daily Mail tells us: we’re total and complete grossouts when we eat a barbecue. We eat far more at one than we do at a normal meal. All of … (read more)

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment

Everyday Sexism Does Science: Men Can Shag Around Before Marriage; Women Shouldn’t

WELL, nice to see one of the old patriarchal tropes has some empirical evidence behind it. Women who shag around before marriage seems to be less happy inside marriage than … (read more)

Posted: 25th, August 2014 | In: Money | Comment

King Digital Plunges 23% As Candy Crush Saga Runs Out Of Steam

WELL, what the stock market was worrying about has come to pass. King Digital is the maker of Candy Crush Saga, that game that’s been sucking the life out of … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, August 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment

Half Of British Teenagers Admit To Sending Or Seeing Child Porn


THIS isn’t quite the conclustion that this research comes to but it is true all the same: half of British teenagers agree that it’s entirely normal to send child porn around … (read more)

Posted: 21st, August 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment

King Richard III Was A Total Booze Hound: Three Litres A Day

portrait of Richard III (1452-1485), Duke of Gloucester and Yorkist King of England (1483-1485). He was notorious as the suspected murderer of his two nephews in … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment

Marianne Faithful Knows Who Killed Jim Morrison

Lead singer of The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and British pop singer Marianne Faithfull are shown leaving home in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, England on May 29, … (read more)

Posted: 14th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment

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