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There are 31 posts tagged: "the rumour mill"
- Say cheese
- 28 May 2022
In Six unbelievable uses for cheese, BBC Food provides some imaginative, if not flat-out off-the-wall, uses for my favourite dairy product: as car fuel; sporting equipment; sculpture; collateral; a politcal statement; and…crime prevention. Although, in reality, that last one's a bit of a stretch.(more…)
- 30 April 2022
Disney continues to strip mine its IP to generate content for, and interest in, its streaming channel, Disney+. Following on from its previous Star Wars offshoots, The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, comes Obi-Wan Kenobi.(more…)
- It's not harmful if you treat it right
- 27 April 2022
Purveyor of sugar-laden shit, Kellogg's, is taking the UK government to court, over restrictions on the display of nutritionally-deficient, obesity-inducing breakfast cereals in stores.(more…)
- Skating on thin ice
- 8 February 2022
Wahey! Weibo's nationalistic shitheads are at it again. The(more…)
itbeing brutally castigating their Olympians' performances, when failing to excel at things that they—the nationalistic shitheads, that is—wouldn't have a hope in hell of achieving in the first place. In particular, figure skater Zhu Yi, who fell a lot, leaving Team China out of the medals.
- The peasants are revolting!
- 2 February 2022
Less than one month after their labour union was ratified, the comrades at Image Comics have filed a claim against the company for(more…)
unfair labor practices. Grab the pitchforks and
man personidentity-unassumed the barricades, we're going to war!
- Old man howls at moon
- 25 January 2022
Ageing rocker, Neil Young, has demanded that Spotify remove his music from its platform, in protest at podcaster Joe Rogan spreading Chongvax misinformation.(more…)
- 21 December 2021
Pupils aged eight and nine years at Watkins Elementary School, Washington DC, were allegedly forced to re-enact events from the Holocaust, including shootings and digging mass graves. One child was given the role of Adolf Hitler to play, which presumably saved them having to act out any hard labour, although they did have to commit suicide at the end; re-anacted, I hasten to add.(more…)
- The wheelchair heist
- 1 December 2021
A 61-year-old shoplifter was shot dead by a police officer in Tuscon on Monday. Like his weapon, Officer Ryan Remington has been fired. BA-BOOM-TSCH!(more…)
- 23 November 2021
A different approach to driving sales comes from Uber Eats, Canada.(more…)
- Not fast enough
- 24 October 2021
On the shooting death of Ecuadorian sprinter, Alex Quiñónez, outside a shopping centre in Guayaquil, BBC News notes that(more…)
This is the second killing of an international athlete this month.Just over a week ago, Agnes Tirop was stabbed to death in Kenya.
- A Windows on the future
- 5 October 2021
Tomorrow sees the rollout of Windows 11, as a free upgrade, to the great unwashed. That's those of us who're too apathetic, or wrapped up in having a real life, to have installed the previews.(more…)
- When Supreme Leader says 'jump'...
- 3 September 2021
It must be easy to be a dictator. All you have to do is tell your minions what to do, and they'll do it. Job done!(more…)
- Wish upon a star
- 30 June 2021
News that two collisions between a neutron star and a black hole have been recorded within ten days of each other, is accompanied by an artist's impression of what such an event might look like.(more…)
- Snow what?
- 24 June 2021
In what could be seen as just another race-bait move, Disney has cast latina actress Rachel Zegler as Snow White in their upcoming live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Casting for characters of restricted height has yet to be announced, but it's unlikely that Ray Winstone, Toby Jones, Ian McShane et al. will be invited to reprise their roles from Snow White and the Huntsman, since that would be taking work from genuinely diminutive actors.(more…)
- Black queen
- 5 June 2021
It appears that not everyone may be enthusiastic for historical revisionism. Channel 5's Anne Boleyn, a(more…)
reimaginingof historical events leading to the execution of England's first black queen, has not been an undisputed ratings success.
- Bad noose
- 22 May 2021
Construction on an Amazon warehouse in Windsor, Connecticut, has been shut down after seven nooses were found on the site in the last month.(more…)
- Privates on parade
- 20 May 2021
Yet another German terrorist plot. And, once again, under German privacy rules the suspect's surname cannot be revealed. In this case, the suspect is a military officer who's only named by the BBC as Lt Franco A.(more…)
- Crocktain America
- 25 April 2021
As Disney's production output increases to fulfil its streaming needs, its subsidiary divisions are collaborating more and more to satisfy the programming demand. They're achieving this, in part, by introducing already-established characters to other franchises.(more…)
- One of our civil servants is missing!
- 22 April 2021
A civil servant who was employed at the Ciaccio hospital in Catanzaro, Italy, has been accused of absenteeism since he started working—or not working—at a new position there in 2005. He hasn't attended work at all for fifteen years.(more…)
- The call of the wild
- 16 April 2021
The citizens of Kraków, Poland, can sleep peacefully in their beds once again.(more…)
- Roger Moore's eyebrow
- 5 October 2020
Misleading post title? Why, of course! But this does have a connection with eyebrows.(more…)
- You really couldn't make this up. But someone actually did!
- 15 July 2020
I love a good conspiracy theory, they affirm my cynicism towards secrecy and often(more…)
big government, but the best ones have a ring of truth about them. Which is more than can be said of the Wayfair child trafficking conspiracy theory.
- Let's hear it for Colonel Marvel!
- 8 March 2019
In preparation for the upcoming kinematographic release of Captain Marvel, the BBC offers a handy-dandy, need-to-know guide of Marvel Studio's latest screen superhero(ine) for the casual viewer.(more…)
- Air Force FUN!
- 28 February 2018
Hotel magnate and US President, Donald(more…)
Orange DonTrump, has renegotiated a deal with Boeing to supply two new presidential Air Force Ones. Huh? (confused)
- Hawking to appear at Glastonbury
- 13 May 2015
Prof. Stephen Hawking is to appear at this year's Glastonbury festival, as the result of a booking error. They thought they were getting Hawkwind.(more…)
- Silent running
- 26 June 2013
Drayson Racing Technologies has broken the world land speed record for a lightweight electric vehicle, with the Lola B12 69/EV. The car recorded a top speed of 328.6km/h (204.2mph) at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire. I think that it is quite pretty, in a my-wife-would-never-approve kind of way, although the range (as far as the extension cable) and luggage capacity (none) might be problematic.(more…)
- Clint Eastwood's latest starring role
- 25 June 2013
BBC News Magazine illustrates an article on travelling without passports, with a still image from Clint's current film shoot. In it, he stars as a customs and immigration officer pushed over the edge, after his passport scanner malfunctions.(more…)
- Mars attacks!
- 21 June 2013
In 2009, the UK Ministry of Defence closed its UFO desk because, according to newly released files:(more…)
no defence purposeand was taking staff away from
more valuable defence-related activities
- Mi braynz num
- 29 August 2012
It appears that habitual cannabis use, particularly from adolescence, can result in a permanent reduction in IQ.(more…)
- Barclays' boss to resign!
- 29 June 2012
At the moment, Barclays' CEO Bob Diamond is saying that he won't resign over the lending rate fixing scandal. But we all know that when someone in this position says they won't resign, that's exactly what they do…quietly…two weeks later.(more…)
- Fred Morrison, pretender to Xena's crown
- 13 February 2010
Fred Morrison, self-styled inventor of the Frisbee, has died aged 90. He claimed to have invented the flying toy disc while playing with a tin lid with his girlfriend.(more…)