Rebecca Adlington: Oi! Boyle! Where’s Your Medals?

Original Image: Clive Rose/Getty Images. Photoshop: kelly welles. 

Yes, I know Rebecca Adlington is above such things, even in response to pathetic jibes from no-mark comedians, but my trusty copy of Photoshop & I are not.

Rebekah Brooks: Meet Jim ‘Bastard’ Fenner

Original Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. Photoshopping: Moi.

As a journalist, Rebekah Brooks first impulse on discovering she is to face phone hacking charges will be to repair to HMV to stock up on Bad Girls DVDs. Background research and all that.

FYI Beks, the first and second series were utterly hilarious. Don’t bother with anything after. It kind of went downhill after Nicki Wade escaped.

You’re welcome.

The Penn State Community: Taking The Power Back

A light aircraft warns authorities against inertia as it flies across the skies above Penn State University yesterday. REUTERS/Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times.

Discussions about whether a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno should remain outside Penn State’s Beaver Stadium have apparently reached an impasse.

The FBI announced last week that they believed Paterno knew about incidents of child abuse perpetrated by his former colleague Jerry Sandusky, who is now in jail for his crimes.

Daniel Tosh: Your Opinion. In 140 Characters Or Less, Please

Daniel Tosh. Image via tumblr.

Another well meaning but ill-advised debate regarding the propriety of rape jokes has broken out on Twitter after a comedian in LA responded to a female heckler in his audience by asking the rest of them the following question:

Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…

A comedian indeed.

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James & Rupert Murdoch: It’s Behind You!

The News of the World, perhaps I lost sight of. Maybe because it was so small in the general frame of our company.

Rupert? Might I politely suggest you’re looking in the wrong direction? Despite your best efforts, it’s looking increasingly like the nasty beast you euthanised has resurrected itself in the warmth of your sunny blind spot, doubled back and is just about to take a huge chunk out of your backside.

Rumour has it, James just suffered a fairly serious mauling. Are you next?

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves. When It Suits Them.

Kim Kardashian gets flour bombed. This picture is for information purposes only and is in no way intended to cause amusement, helpless laughter or stomach pains. Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Khloe Kardashian has dropped her support for PETA after her sister was flour bombed by an individual believed to be connected to the animal rights group.

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The Daily Mail: You Have To Give Them Credit (Even If They Don’t Return The Favour)

Image screen grabbed from the DM this morning at 11am this morning.

The internet is rife with accusations of plagiarism towards the Daily Mail newspaper. In the past couple of years, esteemed organs such as the New York Times, humble football blogs and seemingly everyone in-between has noted that articles published in the bible of Middle England have been based on pieces appearing elsewhere first, and in some cases, lifted word for word.

Without credit.

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Occupy: Entirely The Wrong Position

Naomi Wolf is an author, journalist and political activist. In light of this information, the NYPD would probably acknowledge that arresting her for asserting protesters rights on a New York pavement during Occupy Wall Street was probably a mistake.

Image: Mike Shane/Animal New York via thecutline.

Google Translate Says: Eff Off With Your Political Campaigning!

Is it the capitalisation of the word ‘not’? Maybe it’s the red highlighting. But does anyone else get the feeling that there have been one or two unwelcome visitors to this Las Vegas office building?

Image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

Phone Hacking: The Only Way The Story Could Become More Ridiculous

Windsor Castle, April 2002.

‘Yes, it’s proved a real boon when it comes to keeping track of the kids and Philip. I learned it from my security officers. You simply dial the mobile number, key in the generic pincode and bingo. Access to private voicemail.

Why? Are you thinking it could be of some use to you, Rebeckah?’