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What if David Cameron is an evil genius?

Frankie Boyle nails David Cameron. Britons (or English people, anyway) take note: This is what you voted for. ‘They abolished the Human Rights Act” sounds like the first sentence of an Aldous Huxley novel. The Conservatives actually campaigned on a manifesto pledge to get rid of human rights and people voted for it. As electoral choices go, […]

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Nashville Tennessee Flood 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFjaQoOdJvI Thumbing this up because the indignation is absolutely earned: As one who doesn’t watch the TV for her news, my insight into the drowning of Nashville came as one or two “headlines” which were nowhere near the top of the news lists. When I saw pictures of the flood damage, I was shocked. It’s […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090414/ap_en_mo/people_mel_gibson_8 Mel Gibson’s wife of 28 years filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. Irreconcilable differences. My hopes that Mrs. Gibson was fooling around with a Jewish man are dashed.

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Typesetting and paste-up, 1970

http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/woverbeck/dtr5.htm The process of creating a newspaper page, circa 1970. Digital natives will probably assume this is some kind of Look Around You-type spoof. It’s amazing to think that, will all the man hours modernization has freed up, the result is more and more stories about Britney Spears.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090401/en_nm/us_twitter_2 Is anyone else sick to death of hearing about Twitter? I can only assume the sudden interest of the entire world of journalism (*airquotes*) is because the bimbocracy of Paris and Britney has been behaving (or possibly imprisoned) lately.

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BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | Woman called Nutt over-run by squirrels

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7963370.stm Couple of comments on this “news” item: – Squirrels are a pain in the neck. Feeding them doesn’t make them tame, it emboldens them. My family learned this the summer our cute little prot

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http://www.rrj.ca/issue/2005/summer/549/ The Onion AV Club published a review recently of a Norm MacDonald film. I’m not a huge fan of Norm, but his brother Neil is another story. Believe it or not, one of America’s most gormless comic clowns is the brother of Canada’s hardest-ass newsman. Neil MacDonald has been reporting for CBC News for […]

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Subway Dropping Michael Phelps [PIC]

http://www.buzzfeed.com/blakeley/subway-dropping-michael-phelps-3jp I’m with Tasha on this one: Phelps made it clear before the Olympics that sponsorships were his main goal. (Boy do I long for the days where pride of achievement was the purpose!) Since then, his behaviour has been unrestrained and stupid. That said, he never gave the impression of being the sharpest crayon […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090131/ap_en_ot/people_springsteen_5 In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn’t have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD. Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker’s rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen’s […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090119/ap_on_re_ca/canada_us_obama_1 The story, of course, is much more informative (well, slightly more informative), but I got a kick out of this: Canada PM to Obama: Focus on financial system I’m imagining a rather petulant Stephen Harper (this is not hard to do) buzzkilling a jubiliant, celebratory, soon-to-be President. If ever there was a time for […]

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