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Zombie News: ‘Facebook Causes Divorce’ just will not die

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fuckwittery / geek / journalism

Pic: The Telegraph covers the original press release Back in March 2011 I wrote about a sudden flood of news articles claiming that Facebook was being cited in 20% of US divorce cases. After doing a little digging it transpired that the whole thing had sprung from the continual re-hashing, muddling and alteration of a UK press release of late 2009 (which even got a ‘Bad PR’ nomination here). That original release, from a service […]

Eric Pickles declares war on the War on Christmas. Also, Narnia..

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fuckwittery / politics

Eric Pickles is the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He is also, it seems, prone to parroting any old bullshit from the Daily Mail. Viz: “Councils should take pride in Christmas celebrations“. “The War on Christmas is over, and likes of Winterval, Winter Lights and Luminous deserve to be in the dustbin of history. Mr Pickles explained that the Christian festival has previously been ambushed by those intent on re-branding Christmas as […]

“Kiss those sausage McMuffins goodbye”

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Check out, a treasure trove of stupidity, illiteracy and, er, McMuffins. The comments are all kinds of dumb. There’s mathematical genius: “3 kids 2 adults will now go to a competitor. If we all do this, the numbers will add up.”* Moral relativism: “No Big Mac is worth the moral compromise of agreeing with the homosexual agenda.” (Note: in fact, the homosexual agenda equals one Extra Value Meal, or to put it another way […]

Sterling job

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For a brief period I worked in a company of Independent Financial Advisers. I didn’t learn much about finance, really, but I did pick up a few things. Such as, for example: when looking for currency trading service, don’t pick one that a) Advertises on Facebook b) Puts “Sterling” after the word “the”. Or before “is pounding”, for that matter. Or, c) Illustrates Sterling with the symbol for Yen Key facts: I will be charging […]