Hey Jeremy! What are you rebelling against?

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So Jeremy Clarkson is in trouble again.

The BBC’s swaggering, denim disturbing cash cow has been suspended from Top Gear, pending an inquiry into allegations that he “punched a producer”. Clarkson, whose list of offences during his tenure on the show is almost  as long as the Lap Time leaderboard, was on his last warning after footage of him reciting a racially offensive verson of a nursery rhyme was released into the public domain.

At the time of writing, 241,030 people have signed a petition demanding his reinstatement.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Pressing the flesh

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According to evidence given by sex workers at his trial, it could be suggested that this kind of thing seems to happen quite regularly in the vicinity of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Neat point, well made, FEMEN.

 

 

American Sniper: I’m Not Angry, Just Disappointed

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You’ve probably got an opinion on this, whether you’ve seen it or not.

Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, American Sniper is a Clint Eastwood directed, unapologetic tribute to the heroism of war.

It tells the (true) story of Chris Kyle, a sniper who, with 160 confirmed kills, is generally considered to be the deadliest marksman in US history. It has also been heavily criticised for being an ironically short sighted examination of masculinity, patriotism and modern warfare.

It stars a bulked up, monosyllabic Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, the terrorist riddled, gun battle pock marked streets of Iraq and a shit load of dust.

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Methinks they doth protest too much…

You might not necessarily agree with her views, but this woman’s ability to deliver a powerful, impassioned speech to anti-abortionists on the spur of the moment puts the majority of career politicians’ oration skills to shame.

Put her in charge of something. Preferably the House of Commons.

Mike Read: “Suitable for every situation”

 

According to the Big M Promotions website, Mike Read “has the ability to receive the admiring attention of everyone in a room and he always has the crowd in awe at his vocal velocity and clever repartee suitable for every situation“.

I’ll let you be the judge of that.

Nigel Farage: The Asshat Is In

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… a polling station in Biggin Hill. Keep him there, please.

Be sure to cast your votes, people.

 

 

 

 

Everyday Sexism: With One Hand You Giveth, With The Other You Slappeth Away

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So for want of something better to do, I click on this Buzzfeed article called ‘8 Stories Of Everyday Sexism, As Told By Female Journalists‘ and I get really, really pissed off and angry that people like those described still exist in the world and their pathetic, irrational fear of women achieving something is having an impact on lives and careers in 2014.

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David Cameron: Selfie Fulfilling Prophecy

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“If the person taking the selfie has a bionic hand, is it still a selfie?”

David Cameron grasps at existential straws while teetering on the brink of yet another photography based social media scandal

Sochi 2014: In Your Face, Homophobes!

“The games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way.”

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Reports of rampant homophobia in Russia have dogged the build-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics, leaving many political leaders floundering. How to demonstrate opposition to a legislation that has stigmatised homosexuality to the extent that targeted attacks are tacitly encouraged, without rocking a boat already exhibiting distinct and dangerous looking cracks?

FYI, Dave, hiding on the poop deck with a tube of wood glue in your pocket isn’t helpful.

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