Category: News Meant For Amusement

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Wimbledon in the Dogs (Underdogs)

In an article about Serena Williams’ shocking defeat at the hands of 24thseed Sabine Lisicki the Metro ran this line: “One of the few things that Wimbledon loves better than Serena Williams is a gallant underdog beating the best.” I want to highlight what’s wrong with this sentence by pointing...

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Police Under the Covers

Ironically, given their job description, the undercover police have been at the forefront of public scrutiny this week as it was re-revealed (due to the outrage at an alleged Stephen Lawrence smear campaign) that officers from the ‘Special Demonstrations Squad’ had not only infiltrated a bunch of ecology activist groups,...

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This Silly Week in the News – 24/6/13

  In this the fifth of my Video Blogs I cover some of the sillier articles in the news this week. From Indian police tackling leopards to the newly popular practice of Volcano Dogging. (‘Vogging’, as it has come to be called, should not be confused with the practice of...

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Putin at the G8 – 19/6/13

This the fourth of my Video Blogs and I am talking about Bad Vlad Putin and the antics at the G8 in Northern Ireland. There seems to be an icy feeling between the gathering world leaders and its not just because they all seem to be going for swims in...

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Iranian Elections & The Call Centre – 15/6/13

  This the second of my Video Blog series covers the wide reaching topics of BBC’s new show ‘The Call Centre,’ the protagonists similarity with David Brent from the Office and then naturally the Iranian Elections. Three obvious choices to throw together I’m sure you are all thinking.   Originally...

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CIA, NSA, EDL, BNP, LOL

In this the first of my Video Blog series I talk about Ed Snowden the whistleblower on the NSA, Tommy Robinson the leader of the EDL going on Radio 4, Nick Griffin going to Lebanon and George Osborn’s missing cat being accused of being a Chinese spy. All in a...