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Police Raid In Islington: Sarkozy And Brown Not Arrested

police-raid-islington.jpgNICOLAS Sarkozy and Gordon Brown are palying football at Arsenal.

The two men toyed with the ball. Both resisted any urge to play head tennis, which always ends in shame for the politico.

It was a simple game of pass and don’t move. Sarko didn’t nutmeg Brown. And Brown didn’t smack the ball into the stands with the cry “‘Ave it!”. How we would have warmed to him had only he done so.

To one side, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal’s erudite manager, looked statesmanlike and in charge.

Meanwhile, about half a mile away, about 600 bobbies in blue boiler suits are yomping down Blackstock Road. It’s the Mail’s “Operation Overkill”. It’s a swoop on drug dealing, money laundering and selling fake documents.

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comments (3)

The Quantum Sleeper Coffin For The Panicker In Your Life

quantum-sleeper-panic-room.jpgTHE Quantum Sleeper for the panicker in your life.

Get one for your children. It’s this year’s must-have coffin.

Get one with a motor and drive the nippers to school in it. You can never be too safe

“Quantum Sleepers can also be fitted to provide protection from destructive forces of nature such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.”

People, of Tewkesbury-under-river listen up:

“With this unit you don’t have to run to a ‘Safe Room’, you’re already in it.”

It’s like Switzerland, but less wooden…

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (4)

German Food Not As Seen On The Box

GERMAN website,, looked at the boxes of 100 different food products and then looked at what lurked within.

Say the Germans food testers: “All products were purchased, the packaging photographed and the contents prepared and photographed too. All products were then eaten up… The purpose of the project is not to discredit any brands or products but to critically compare the packaging advertising with the inside contents”.

You need to see them all:

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Posted: 26th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (3)

China Cooks Tibet On An Olympic Torch

chinesemark.jpgALL eyes are on China thanks to the Beijing Olympics. The BBC’s obession with Israel has been repalced by the realisation of other battles.

“Groups sympathetic to anti-Chinese protesters in Tibet are under assault by cyber attackers who are embedding malware in email that appears to come from trusted colleagues.”

John McCain tells a Chinese reporter: “The people there are being subjected to mistreatment that is not acceptable with the conduct of a world power, which China is.”

And: “His Holiness [Dalii Lama] says we have to be realistic,” says Tenzin Taklha, a senior aide to the 72-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner… “From the exiled Tibetan leaders, there were no calls for sanctions, like those imposed when Myanmar suppressed pro-democracy protests last year, or even a boycott of this summer’s Beijing Olympics.

“It’s an approach that reflects the pragmatism of the Dalai Lama, who has long sought an accommodation based on his “Middle Way” dialogue with Beijing aimed at autonomy for Tibetans under Chinese rule.”

THE BBC: “A week after the initial riots, estimates of how many people were killed and accounts of who was to blame differed wildly. China says 18 civilians and a policeman were killed and hundreds injured. But the Tibetan government-in-exile says at least 99 people have died in the crackdown by Chinese troops.

“During the clampdown, troops have sealed off towns in the surrounding areas where unrest has taken place, according to witnesses. Authorities are not allowing foreign journalists into Tibet.

“Other witnesses have reported seeing hundreds of troop carriers heading for Tibetan areas in recent days. In Gansu, public notices and police broadcasts told protesters to surrender by midnight on 25 March or face arrest and punishment.”

China is eating Tibet alive.

The picture is from a Chinese food market. What is it? And can the Olympic torch arrive in time to cook it?

Posted: 22nd, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comments (6)

Victoria Beckham Looks Incredible In Marc Jacobs, A La Edna Mode

VICTORIA Beckham looks Incredible in Marc Jacobs – or something from the Incredibles


Posted: 21st, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism | Comments (4)

Laughing At The War On Terror With The LOLMohammeds

THE LOLMohammeds is your chance to laugh at the jihadist.

Evil Pundit:


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Posted: 21st, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism | Comments (4)

Caption Contest: Sarkozy And Gordon Brown

sarkozy-gordon.jpgCaption Contest: Sarkozy And Gordon Brown.

A new Anorak site is coming. And with it new competitions.

In the meantime…

Picture via. 

Posted: 20th, March 2008 | In: Caption Competition, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comments (33)

Inside Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

neverland.jpgINSIDE Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch with photographer Jonathan Haeber

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Posted: 19th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism | Comments (2)

Ryan Seacret Apparently In Details

ryan-seacrest-photoshopped.pngRYAN Seacrest is the host of American Idol, the TV talent show.

That’s him on the right. And, apparently, that’s him on the left.

Of course, this is all part of being a celebrity.

In Ebony magazine, we’d expect to see Ryan with darker, curlier hair, more gererous lips and the complexion of a frappucchino. The cover of Swine Practicioner has Ryan with a porcine nose and pinker skin.

And so on…

Posted: 17th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism, TV & Radio | Comment

Word’s Biggest Snow Woman Is A Jew

worlds-biggest-snowwoman.jpgThe Word’s Biggest Snow Woman lives in Bethel, Maine. She is a composite blend of:

Height: 122′1″;
Weight: 13,000,000 lbs. of snow;
5 foot wreaths for eyes;
16 skis for eyelashes;
“Carrot” nose made of muslin, chicken wire & wood frame by the MSAD #44 elementary school children;
5 red auto tires for lips, painted by the Mahoosuc Kids Association;
48 ft. circumference fleece hat made by the Mt. Valley Middle School students;
130 ft. scarf;
6 1/2 ft. Maine-mica snowflake pendant created by Jim Mann of Mt. Mann Jewelers;
30 ft. spruce trees for arms;
3 truck-loader tires for buttons;
2,000 ft. of rope hair!

Someone should tell Mel Gibson. She’s Jewish. (It’s all part of the plot, you know)…

Posted: 16th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (12)

Classified Dick For Entertaining

those-ads.jpgClassified Dick For Entertaining


Posted: 15th, March 2008 | In: Caption Competition, Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (14)

Ofcom Branded Bottled Water

ofcom-branded-bottled-water.jpgANYONE for Ofcom Branded Bottled Water.

It was the Environment Minister, Phil Woolas, who said that the amount of money that people spend on bottled water “borders on being morally unacceptable”.

Tim Lang, the Government’s naural resources commissioner, told us:

“We have to make people think that it’s unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong.”

You can read more at the Consumer Council for Water.

Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries.

The Chief Executive is Ed Richards, who was “Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister for Media, telecoms, internet and e-govt. Before that he was Controller of Corporate Strategy at the BBC. He also worked in consulting at London Economics Ltd, as an advisor to Gordon Brown MP.”

Posted: 14th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comments (3)

The White Killer Whale

albinowhale.pngTHE white killr whale: “The whale was spotted last month while scientists aboard the Oscar Dyson, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ship, were conducting an acoustic survey of pollock near Steller sea lion haulout sites.”


Posted: 12th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism | Comment

Guess The Artiste

britney-spears.jpgTHIS is a still for a new pop video. But who is the two-dimensional singer?

a) Madonna

b) Britney Spears

c) Debbie Harry

d) Lulu

e) Will Young

Answer after the break…

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Posted: 11th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism, Tabloids | Comment

The Met’s New Anti-Terror Campaign Targets Beards

met-terror-beards.jpgTHE London Metropolitan Police Unit’s new anti-terrorism drive tells us: “IF YOU SUSPECT IT – REPORT IT”.

We’ve seen the posters.Now see some more…


They’ve caught one.


Posted: 10th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism | Comments (6)

Daylight Saving Creates Global Warming


YOU’VE read that Daylight Saving Kills The Planet Faster.

Global warming has killed off two of the four seasons; Nigel Kennedy endures.

Earth Liberation Front: Arsonists For Global Warming

Go The Clockwork Green Team.

Now from the pages of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, here, via

Posted: 10th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism | Comments (4)

Ken Livingstone’s Reduced Bus Company

ken-livingstone-advert.jpgKEN Livingstone says a vote for him to be London Mayor is a vote for reduced bus fares.

Boris Johnson says a vote for him is a vote for reduced buses.

The man on the Clapham Omnibus says: “Why not let the market fix the price?”

Posted: 10th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment

New Pictures Of Prince Harry In Afghanistan

prince-harry-afghanistan.jpgPRINCE Harry has been waging the War On Terror. Tally-ban.

The plans is simple. Read it here: Prince Harry Leads The Ronald McDonald Army To Victory in Iraq…

All part of the plan, of course. Harry arrives. The Army stick red wigs on their own heads and atop each passing camel. The enemy charges about firing at everything. And they are picked off.

We win. Ronald McDonald gets a foothold in Iraq. And all is right with the world.



Posted: 10th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Royal Family | Comment

The Met’s New Anti-Terrorism Campaign

metpol-cameras.pngSAYS the London Metropolitan Police Unit’s new anti-terrorism drive: “IF YOU SUSPECT IT – REPORT IT”:

Londoners are being urged to help stop terrorists in their tracks by reporting suspicious behaviour, in a new counter terrorism advertising campaign launched today.

The Metropolitan Police Service is asking people to trust their instincts and pass on information about any unusual activity or behaviour to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

Listen up:

We want people to look out for the unusual – some activity or behaviour which strikes them as not quite right and out of place in their normal day to day lives.”Terrorists live within our communities, making their plans whilst doing everything they can to blend in, and trying not to raise suspicions about their activities.


Keep ’em peeled!

Posted: 7th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism | Comment

Separated At Birth Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz And Jessie Wallace

cecilia-ciganer.jpgSeparated At Birth Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (right) And Jessie Wallace (left):


Posted: 7th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment

Hugo Chevez On The London Buses

chevez-in-london.pngI HAD that Hugo Chavez on the bus once.

Don’t worry if it’s a bit late. You see Venezuela has its own time zone.


Ken Livingstone’s Chum Hugo Chavez And Freedom Of Speech

Posted: 6th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment

Efits And Stopping Crime

teletextcrimestoppers.gifDO you recognise this man?

In light of the Madeleine McCann efit saga, do you?

Efits. Efits. Efits.


Posted: 6th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism | Comments (2)

Crocodile Gives Backpacker His Just Desserts

crocodile-attack.jpgNOVON Mashiah is on holiday in Australia. He sees a crocodile.

Says he: “I began playing with it for a photo.

“I was pointing at it when it suddenly jumped up at me – I didn’t realise that crocs were so aggressive.”

Posted: 6th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (3)

The Airplane Carry-On Gun Bag

gunbaggg.jpgTHE GUARDIAN Angel bag by Vlieger & Vandam.

“Are you packing it yourself, sir?”

Posted: 5th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment

Mars And Earth As Seen From Mars

earth-moon-mars.jpgMars And Earth As Seen From Mars:

THE High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets.

This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007, by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


Posted: 4th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment