Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin’.

 

FBI warns of Malware targeting Android phones – (Mashable)

Drunk partygoer finds car two years later – (Daily Times)

Bizarre looking Oarfish washes up on Mexican beach – (Grind TV)

Was Jesus a cannabis user? – (Guardian)

Adele’s cover of  Someone Like You is popular at funerals – (Uproxx)

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is set for big things – (Film Drunk)

Scientists discover a planet with four suns – (BBC News)

Seven alternative Princess Bride posters – (Nathanpwyle)

Afternoon Dubloons – (Links In Briefs).

Stuff which what we found interestin’.

 

Soldier shot in the head by a sniper gets Military Cross – (C4 News)

Stifler looks out the ice skates for Goon 2 – (SPR&R)

The seven most overused words on the Internet today, (can I add to this list ‘legend’, ‘hero’ and ‘genius’) – (Cracked)

A blog featuring drawings of The Simpsons by UK artisits – (Laughing Squid)

Two theories as to why Americans have stopped gaining weight – (i09)

A zombie cupcake cookbook might be the key to making your Halloween party a success this year – (Geeks Are Sexy)

A Scot appears in court after allegedly brandishing a black pudding in an aggressive manner – (STV News)

Thousands of farmers in Sri Lanka have been struck by a mysterious kidney disease – (BBC News)

 

 

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s).

 

Stuff which what we found interestin’.

 

The Hubble telescope has discovered an ancient galaxy which shouldn’t exsist – (iO9)

The BBC claim that there’s a ‘lack of evidence‘ when it comes to performance enhancing sports products, such as drinks and expensive trainers – (BBC NEWS)

The dirty secrets of the supermodels from the 80s – (NY Post)

Modern Family and Anchorman star Fred Willard caught by police doing a ‘pee Wee Herman’ in an adult movie theatre – (Holy Moly)

Two sisters attacked by a beaver in Virginia are now being tested for rabies – (Huffington Post)

A botnet responsible for 18% of all spam emails is now dead. Huzzah! – (Geek O System)

The 10 most irrationally evil fictional companies – (Topless Robot)

British TV shows slated to appear on your small screen over the next few months, which you might not want to miss – (Den Of Geek)

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

 

Buy a Game Of Thrones replica Iron Throne for only $30,000. – LA Times

A beginners guide on how to fire a shotgun and more importantly how to treat it with the respect it deserves. – Art Of Manliness.

Due to a spate of cannibal related crimes in the US the Centers For Disease Control is forced to assure everyone a zombie apocalypse isn’t going to happen. – Gamma Squad

The Call Of Duty – Black Ops 2 trailer was screened to nerds on a 140ft televisual wall. – Kotaku

Author Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Here’s 20 of his best thoughts on life and death. – Buzzfeed

Rats who were deliberately paralysed in a lab learn to walk again. – BBC News

Scientists are due to determine, this Friday, what the mystery object is which sits on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. – Huffington Post

Did John Travolta have a six year gay relationship with his pilot? – Radar Online

 

 

Spin Doctor At No 10 Tries To Bully A BBC Reporter.

This video is fascinating on two levels the first is the fact that a well known Conservative spin doctor, Craig Oliver actually confronts BBC reporter Norman Smith right outside No 10 and persistently complains to him about the recent coverage his channel has run on the current scandal surrounding the  Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt and his alleged improper connection with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

The second reason this video is fascinating is that a well known Conservative spin doctor was foolish enough to confront a television reporter right outside No 10, blissfully unaware that the entire conversation was being recorded on camera. You would think a man like Craig Oliver, an ex-BBC executive, would be a little more savvy when handling the press.

Malcolm Tucker, of course, would have embarked upon on an entirely different course of action.

Bus Driver Jailed For Deliberately Hitting Cyclist.

The CCTV footage above clearly shows the minute the red mist descended on bus driver Gavin Hill as he uses his vehicle ‘as a weapon’ against cyclist Phillip Mead.

The incident happened in Bristol after an altercation between both men on the road. Mr Mead’s injuries were so severe he was left to recover in hospital for two weeks.

Hill was sentenced to 17 months.

(via BBC News)

Morning Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

A possible theory behind the Vatican Swiss guard murders which happened back in 1998 – (The Daily Beast)

Batman and The Flash confront a real life sex offender in To Troll A Predator – (Jokeroo)

High on bath salts, (yes, you read that correctly), a burglar breaks into a house and does something nice for a change – (NY Daily News)

Somebody in Stirling is murdering trees with a knife, so far he/she has caused £30,000 worth of damage – (STV News)

Harry Potter director David Yates has revealed there’s to be a Dr Who movie – (BBC News)

Ghana has a Terminator/Predator movie that looks like the sleeper hit of the year – (Film Drunk)

Want to know your chances of survival if a nuclear bomb was detonated in your country? – (Would I Survive A Nuke)

21 reasons why you should never use your iPad as a camera – (Buzzfeed)

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