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Man Killed By Anal Vibrator


THIS must be a rather sad way to go, death by anally inserted vibrator. Sad though the death itself is it does provide a rather wonderful story about living conditions in … (read more)

Posted: 13th, August 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Of Course Scotland Could Use The Pound After Independence

It’s a bit off my having to agree with hte Wee Eck here but it is true all the same that Alex Salmond is correct about a newly independent Scotland … (read more)

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

Labour MP Gloria De Piero Is Clueless Or Just Conniving About The Gender Pay Gap


OUR latest little excitement on the political front is that a Labour MP has decided to try to massage the facts about the gender pay gap. You’ll see it all over the … (read more)

Posted: 11th, August 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment

Does Apple Deliberately Slow Down Its Old iPhones?

That’s the question that’s asked over in the New York Times, whether Apple deliberately slows down its old iPhones so that people will go out to buy a new model. … (read more)

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

Justin Bieber Really Does Scare The Wild Animals Away

A report newly in telling us just quite how bad the screechings of Justin Bieber are. So bad that they actually scare away the wild animals. so bad that they’ve … (read more)

Posted: 6th, August 2014 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment

Save Gazza And Gaza: Is The Human Race Too Stupid To Continue To Live?

THIS is one of those little stories that can make you very worried indeed about the future of the human race. Some Twitter hashtag about Gaza (the place being bombed) was … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2014 | In: Reviews | Comments (4)

Men Really Are Better At Maths Than Women

And no, it’s not just because of what Barbie said, “Math is hard”. We really are seeing evidence in empirical (that is, when people go out and study the real … (read more)

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

Whatever The Mail Says Google Just Isn’t Avoiding UK Tax

Google’s UK accounts have been filed and thus, as sure as eggs is eggs, we’ve got the Waily Mail chuntering on about how appalling it is that the company is … (read more)

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

Australian Politician Jacqui Lambie Wants ‘A Well Hung Man With Heaps Of Cash’

THESE might well be the sexual preferences of many of us, not just politicians. It’s just that we tend not to expect a politician to say so quite so publicly. But … (read more)

Posted: 25th, July 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment

Pyramid Teabags Are Better Than Round: Scientific Proof That Is

The late and dearly beloved (to those of a certain age that is) Bernard Levin once wrote an entire column in The Times in praise of the Advertising Standards Authority’s … (read more)

Posted: 24th, July 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comments (5)

Woody Allen Was Right! Steak Is Healthy!


WAY back in 1973 Woody Allen did a movie called Sleeper, from which comes this little scene above. The idea was that he went to sleep for 200 years and thus … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2014 | In: Film, Reviews | Comment

The 10,000 Hours Rule Doesn’t Actually Work: The Tabula Rasa Fallacy

IT’S a common enough idea, that you need to practice at something for 10,000 hours to actually be any good at it. And that might well be true, too. However, the … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comments (2)

Stop Trying To Turn Women Into Scientists And Engineers Says Expert


GIVEN the way that the entire society seems to agree that we should have roughly equal numbers of men and women doing the same sort of jobs it’s a bit of … (read more)

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (4)

Woman Fails Driving Test 110 Times


…AND she’s not even got to the practical part yet, where what she’s been told is 6 inches causes problems. This is really quite amazing, this lady has managed to fail … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment

Now Berkeley Offers Free Cannabis To The Poor

YOU may have heard about the slow legalisation of cannabis in certain US states. First came medical marijuana, treatments for things like the nausea produced by chemotherapy, to reduce certain eye … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment

The Daily Mail and Human Sexuality: Explaining Nymphomania

Another in our series on sex research and wondering how in buggery we can get to join the research teams. For yes, there’s more of that research that we’d very … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comment

Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

Workers are seen inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in the southern Guangdong province May 26, 2010. A spate of nine employee deaths … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment

Beer, Oh Happy Produce Of Our Isle – And Good For Us Too!

Inn Keeper Brown, right, 47-year-old ex-service man of an unidentified English village, used the toy gun he is holding to help capture the crew of a … (read more)

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

Well Of Course British Homes Are The Smallest In Europe


WHY are British homes the smallest in Europe? Because we’re the only country in Europe stupid enough to insist that they must be small.

This really isn’t a surprising finding from … (read more)

Posted: 7th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comments (3)

Feast And Famine: Marilyn Monroe Was Not Some Porky Lardbucket, She Was Tiny


HALF the time we’re told that the entire country is becoming obese, waddling around with dripping rolls of fat hanging from our frames, the other half the time we’re being screamed … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2014 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment

Surprise! Union Think Tank Says Unions Should Have More Power!

THIS really is a turn up for the books. A union funded and financed think tank has decided to reveal to the world that the cure for all that ails us … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment

Hessy Taft: The Perfect Nazi Baby Was Actually A Jew


THIS is the most lovely story about a prank that was played upon the Nazis back in the 1930s. They had a countrywide competition to find which baby was the most … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2)

Even The Labour Party Is Beginning To Understand The Housing Market

IT’S taken its time but the basic problem with the UK housing market seems to be seeping into even Labour Party minds. That problem being that there’s not enough housing so … (read more)

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (2)

Poverty Hasn’t Doubled In The Past 30 Years But Inequality Has Risen

London Scene – Children’s Homes – 1931Canning Town, poor children having soup.


DESPITE what The Guardian would love to be able to tell us it simply isn’t true … (read more)

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

The Real Problem With Inheritance Tax Is That The Rich Don’t Pay It


THERE’S another report out detailing what’s wrong with the current system of inheritance tax in the UK. And this report gets right to the heart of what’s actually wrong with this … (read more)

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

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