Britain’s strictest headmistress’s claim that children identify as pasta has got her into hot water – 29 favourite reactions
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by Oonagh Keating
20h ago
Alabama has been well and truly mired in the culture wars ramped up by the overturning of Roe v Wade, with the Attorney General planning to prosecute anyone who tries to seek an out-of-state abortion, while the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is flying through the legislation process. Naturally, the removal of the rights of his fellow Alabamians was at the forefront of this guy’s mind. Oh no, wait – he just wanted to rant about seeing a child dressed as a cat. I saw my 1st furry today in Huntsville AL. SMH pic.twitter.com/pzFW6QkQVO — Dr. Interracial (@billysandytodd) May 15, 2024 Let’s get this straig ..read more
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This NFL star’s speech at a graduation ceremony was a mindblowing testament to misogyny
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by Oonagh Keating
3d ago
Kansas City Chiefs star Harrison Butker was given the honour of making the commencement address at a graduation ceremony in the Benedictine College in Kansas last week. The conservative Catholic put on a display of bigotry usually reserved for a Fox News opener or a Telegraph op ed, and it’s put the 28-year-old into the spotlight in a way his kicking stats haven’t been able to achieve. You can watch the full speech here, if you want to put yourself through it, but the edited lowlights include – Criticism of ‘growing support for degenerate values in culture and media’. Accusing the Biden admin ..read more
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Dublin’s epic trolling of New York prompted this American woman to give them both barrels – 17 favourite reactions
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by John Plunkett
3d ago
You’ll probably know by know all about the live video portal connecting the good people of Dublin with the equally fabulous people of New `York. The art installation has become a global phenomenon since it launched last week, although not always for the reasons its creators would have hoped for. There was some epic trolling by these Dubliners of their American cousins, like when this happened for instance. they opened a portal between dublin and new york and I just know it will be shut down before its one month anniversary lol pic.twitter.com/4MsGV7mSr8 — em (@shinywiglett) May 9, 2024 And t ..read more
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People have a lot of thoughts about the striking new portrait of King Charles – 29 works of art
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by Oonagh Keating
3d ago
A new painting of King Charles was unveiled on Tuesday, making it the first official portrait since he took the throne – although the work, by Jonathan Yeo, was begun while he was still the Prince of Wales. Today, The King unveiled a new portrait by @RealJonathanYeo at Buckingham Palace. The painting – commissioned by The Draper’s Company – is the first official portrait to be completed since His Majesty’s Coronation. It will hang in Draper’s Hall in London. pic.twitter.com/yVAK2PQslz — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 14, 2024 The artist said of the experience of painting The King: “Whe ..read more
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A journalist found the unexpected silver lining in the Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump spanking discourse
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by Oonagh Keating
5d ago
If you’ve been following Donald Trump‘s fraud case, currently playing out in a New York courtroom, you’ve probably heard more details about his alleged sex life than you wanted to – and by that we mean any details at all. Stormy has just finished testifying in an intense sparring match with Trump attorney Necheles. At one point Stormy responded that if she was writing a sex scene for a movie, it certainly would’ve been a lot better than her time with Trump. Full recap. https://t.co/Mq9RkealLS — Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 9, 2024 As well as a mental image of Trump in black silk pyj ..read more
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Judith Chalmers’ 1960 news interview with a schoolgirl who was arrested in East Germany is accidental British comedy
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by Oonagh Keating
5d ago
When 16-year-old Vanessa Clark from Kent accidentally crossed the border from West Germany to East Germany in 1960, her story made the news. A very young Judith Chalmers, who would go on to be the (tanned) face of Wish You Were Here, the long-running holiday review programme, was the reporter sent by the BBC to get her story. It’s all very 1960s …and as stereotypically British as it gets. #OnThisDay 1960: A British schoolgirl cheerily told Judith Chalmers about her holiday, which involved accidentally getting arrested in East Germany. pic.twitter.com/rxVBeU1Psb — BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) May ..read more
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Nadhim Zahawi’s become the latest Tory MP to quit and his resignation letter was a proper jaw-dropper
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by John Plunkett
1w ago
Former chancellor for 15 minutes Nadhim Zahawi has become the latest Conservative MP to announce they will be standing down at the next election. Zahawi, you might remember, gained notoriety back in the day after it emerged that part of the expenses he claimed – paid for by the taxpayer – was being used for the power supply to his stables. More recently he was censured for failing to reveal he was under investigation by the HMRC when he was appointed chancellor, paying an estimated £5m in a settlement to the taxman. We mention all this not because he’ll be particularly missed but because of hi ..read more
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Somebody hacked a Ministry of Defence payroll and almost nobody was surprised – 17 scathing responses
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by Oonagh Keating
1w ago
On Monday night, Sky News broke a story concerning a serious breach of a Ministry of Defence database, which had been held by a third-party organisation. BREAKING: China has hacked the Ministry of Defence, Sky News understands https://t.co/IUQZEMUt4O — Sky News (@SkyNews) May 6, 2024 Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates had more details, restating that China had been involved – which was only confirmed by a Government spokesperson and the BBC the following day. Exclusive – Sky News can reveal a massive China hack attempt on MOD system. We have learnt the Chinese state are behind an attempt on ..read more
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Our 24 favourite comments on all the Met Gala madness
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by Oonagh Keating
1w ago
New York‘s Metropolitan Museum of Art – the Met – was once again the centre of the fashion world on Monday night, when celebrities flocked to the Met Gala – its annual fundraiser for its Costume Institute, with a theme of ‘The Garden of Time’. The #MetGala red carpet is underway! Co-chair Anna Wintour kicks it off. pic.twitter.com/YSsh6MWZ5r — The Metropolitan Museum of Art (@metmuseum) May 6, 2024 The red carpet wasn’t actually red … The carpet for the 2024 Met Gala. pic.twitter.com/gmjsFr4Uvd — Pop Base (@PopBase) May 6, 2024 Zendaya was good enough to give the waiting fans a flash of Bl ..read more
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Count Binface beat Britain First in the London Mayoral election, and the celebration was visible from space
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by Oonagh Keating
1w ago
The battle between Labour’s Sadiq Khan and Tory Susan Hall wasn’t the only show in town as London voted in a new Mayor. A lot of eyes were following the progress of alien (and Ceefax champion), Count Binface. I love it when a plan comes together. They thought they could silence me by charging TEN GRAND for a page in the London Mayor booklet. And then they went and put my name slap-bang on the cover. #BindependenceDay pic.twitter.com/iP92knJ3HD — Count Binface (@CountBinface) April 17, 2024 There’s no denying, he had some excellent policies, including – Thames Water bosses to be made to take ..read more
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