10 slam dunk responses to this unfortunate (probable) typo in a basketball report
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by Poke Staff
18m ago
Indiana women’s basketball player Sara Scalia was the subject of a very unfortunate typo last week. At least, we hope it was a typo. Let’s take a closer look. When u/Tamizander shared it on r/funny, they added – Always proofread your work… Good adcive. A discussion broke out about the typo, and these 10 comments stood out. 1. We don’t know this isn’t true. AppealPuzzlehead33 2. They say you miss 100% of the shits you dont take. UbermachoGuy 3. Not a big basketball watcher. Is this why they have mops placed around the court? BuckyGoldman 4. Alley-poops. I_Am_An_Alpaca 5. Well, that ..read more
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Alan Cumming had the best response after he was trolled by Piers Morgan
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by John Plunkett
18m ago
You might have seen last week how Alan Cumming revealed he had handed back his OBE over ‘misgivings’ at ‘being associated with the toxicity of empire’. The fabulous actor and host of the US version of The Traitors had originally accepted the award in 2009 for his services to film, theatre and the arts, and activism for LGBTQ+ rights. But in an Instagram post on his 58th birthday, the star had this to say. ‘The Queen’s death and the ensuing conversations about the role of monarchy and especially the way the British Empire profited at the expense (and death) of indigenous peoples across the wor ..read more
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You won’t know whether to laugh or cry at this spoof UK investment ad
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by Oonagh Keating
18m ago
Now that the UK no longer has Prince Andrew out there drumming up business for the country – or for Pizza Express, at the very least – it might be time for an actual commercial to bring in that all-important investment. Here’s one Larry Budd and Paul Dunphy – Larry and Paul – prepared earlier. As the slowest-growing economy in the Western world – including Russia – we’re desperate for your money and we’ll let you do literally anything with it. This is just a sample of the praise they got after posting it on Twitter. This absolutely hits the nail on the head … I think it’s their best one ye ..read more
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This science hack for when you’ve forgotten where you parked your car is a proper jaw-dropper
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by John Plunkett
18m ago
There are few phrases less likely to get us excited than ‘life hack’. And yet this particular shortcut – helping you find your car when you can’t remember where you parked it – is a proper jaw-dropper. Honest! It’s an an unexpected (to us) way of making your key fob so much more effective courtesy of @museumofscience over on TikTok. @museumofscience Ever lost your car in a crowded parking lot?@alexdainis has a #science hack that will help you find it in no time. #sciencetok #radiowaves #physics ♬ original sound – Museum of Science Just in case that’s tricky to watch, here it is again on Reddit ..read more
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Simply 13 of the funniest and most outrageous things we spotted on Tinder last month
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by Poke Staff
2h ago
We’re not on Tinder but all of these people are, 13 snapshots of dating in 2023 that are funny, outrageous or – right at the very end – entirely wholesome. First up the funny … 1. ‘Country vs. Techno’ (via) 2. ‘Is there good amount of American women who dont know what the E.U is? ‘ (via) 3. ‘This one made me chuckle, who hurt you ’ (via) 4. ‘Whoops’ (via) 5. ‘I sent a girl a song I made and she replied 2 weeks later, so confused lol’ (via) 6. ‘This bio sent me. ’ (via) 7. ‘This one cracked me up’ (via) The post Simply 13 of the funniest and most outrageous things we spotted on Tinder ..read more
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Boris Johnson wants Ukraine to join the EU and there’s not enough WTF in the world
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by Oonagh Keating
2h ago
Boris Johnson has had a busy time lately, but his constituents in Uxbridge and South Ruislip haven’t been the beneficiaries – unless you count his absence as a benefit. He has made gathering support for Ukraine his focus – criticising the UK government for falling short. Boris Johnson when he was Prime Minister, vs Boris Johnson now. pic.twitter.com/49vzmHNTUe — Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) February 1, 2023 His unexpected – and reportedly unsanctioned – recent visit to Ukraine was funded by the taxpayer, and we can only presume his current jaunt to the US will be added to the tab. Thank you ..read more
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People have been sharing their hot takes after seeing this Indian restaurant’s spiciness categories
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by Poke Staff
3h ago
A Redditor named u/Trinketlady spotted an unusual list of spice levels to choose from on a food app. She added – Local Indian restaurant finally saying what everyone’s thinking. It translates well to UK spice levels, too. Reddit users shared their hot takes. Or their hotness takes. I’m Mexican, I love spice. I eat a whole pepper with just about every meal. Went to a Thai place and asked for an 8 spice level… Mexican spice and Thai spice are not the same thing. Y’all are using nuclear chemicals. CrassDemon My family is so white we may as well be ghosts. Growing up, hot was black pepper fr ..read more
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19 best reactions to the rumours of Liz Truss’ attempted comeback
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by Oonagh Keating
4h ago
The only time the UK’s economy benefitted from the premiership of Liz Truss was the bounce in the markets on the day she announced her intention to resign – after just 44 days in the job. Truss resignation sparks recovery for pound, shares and govt borrowing costs https://t.co/E9ejBgCcgY — Sky News (@SkyNews) October 20, 2022 Five days later, Rishi Sunak stepped in, and it’s been nothing but integrity, professionalism and accountability ever since. via Gfycat If the rumours are true, Truss is trying to engineer a political comeback, hawking her fiscal policy of tax cuts – mostly for the ric ..read more
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Ahead of the Happy Valley finale, enjoy 2 of its stars in this magnificently NSFW clip from a 1980s Brit film classic
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by david harris
17h ago
We trust that you’re as excited as us about Sunday night’s Happy Valley finale. Will Tommy Lee Royce finally get his comeuppance? Will Ryan see sense at last? Or will it all go horribly, horribly wrong for Catherine Cawood? We’ll have to wait and see… To get you in the mood, here’s a wonderful clip from Andrea Dunbar’s brilliant black comedy ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ (1987) in which the title characters are involved in a hugely entertaining (and very sweary) ding-dong in the street. Bob is played by George Costigan (Nevison Gallagher in Happy Valley), and Rita by Siobhan Finneran (Clare Cartwrig ..read more
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In 1976 Blue Peter showed us the future of mobile phones, and it’s quite the watch
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by david harris
17h ago
A 1976 clip from Blue Peter has come to light, courtesy of tellyaddictsuk over on TikTok. Watch as Blue Peter favourites John Noakes, Peter Purvess and Lesley Judd (ably assisted by their sidekick dogs Shep and Petra), demonstrate the promising new technology of the future: the mobile phone. @tellyaddictsuk The future of #mobilephones on #BluePeter in #1976 #BBC ♬ original sound – TellyAddicts It’s fair to say that the technology has come on a bit since then. Chances are you watched this video on a mobile, which would have absolutely blown peoples minds back then. They couldn’t even play ‘Snak ..read more
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