Pope at Mass: The peace of Jesus is like the calm of a deep sea

Pope at Mass: The peace of Jesus is like the calm of a deep sea

Pope Francis’ homily considered the question of how we can reconcile the “tribulations” and p…
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Viewers Left Fuming After Prue MacSween’s Racist Comments On The Today Show

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Gender, Anonymity and Humour in Women’s Writing for Punch

Birch , K 2019 , Gender, Anonymity and Humour in Women’s Writing for Punch . in A Easley , C Gill & B Rodgers (eds) , Women, Periodicals and Print …
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MaForty plans funny Africa Day

MaForty plans funny Africa Day

“With the Afreakans Comedy show, we’ll be celebrating Africa Day while bringing out humour on all things African,” said MaForty. The show will have …
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Comedy review: James Roque, Boy Mestizo

One of the best things about the NZ International Comedy Festival in recent years has been the broa…
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An alternative social commentary

A collection of 17 quirky oil paintings has been fascinating visitors to Spazju Kreattiv since the …
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Nostalgic Sheffield show Redcoats looks back to Butlin's holidays

Nostalgic Sheffield show Redcoats looks back to Butlin’s holidays

The show mixes humour, pathos and songs to re-create memories of Butlin’s holiday camps that enab…
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Louise Redknapp: ‘Am I not allowed to say that?’ Chris Evans cuts off star on Virgin Radio

Little bit of adult humour Louise Redknapp Louise Redknapp, 44, appeared on Chris Evans’ Virg…
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Mario Gotze tells hilarious story about Jurgen Klopp’s hair transplant

The Germany World Cup winner was given his professional debut by Klopp, and is still a huge fan of …
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'In a few years, you might need it': Mario Gotze reveals hilarious story about Jurgen Klopp's hair …

‘In a few years, you might need it’: Mario Gotze reveals hilarious story about Jurgen Klopp’s hair …

Mario Gotze has hailed Jurgen Klopp’s ‘personality’ as he recounted a story about when his former B…
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‘Chowkidar’ to khaki underwear: Insults, sexism and controversies galore this election

There was some humour but mostly vitriol as the war of words hit new lows through the seven-phase e…
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“India is a much more dangerous place than it was ten years ago”

In your last novel, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”, you ridiculed the former prime minsters…
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Beats review – raving against the dying of the light

Beats review – raving against the dying of the light

It’s a terrific little film that combines the earthy humour and honesty of a Shane Meadows movie with an unexpected expressionistic section – flooded …
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Shilpa Shukla on ALTBalaji’s ‘Mentalhood’: The actors are just the right balance between sensitivity …

Raising kids is an art. Some make it into a highly precise science, but most of them are like tigre…
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Auckland Writers Festival 2019

I’ve been up from Wellington for 11 of the last 13 years to cover the Auckland Writers Festival. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy comes across as an affable guy. Promoting his autobiography Let’s Go, Tweedy is engaging discussing being in recovery for addiction, the support of his wife (ten years his senior), and his creative process. He has a delightful story about working with Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan. Tweedy closes his appearance by performing four of his emotional songs, kicking off with classic ‘I Am Trying to Break Your Heart’. I see his point that melody is more important than lyrics, but couplets like this help: “I’d always thought that if I held you tightly/You’d always love me like you did back then.” John J Campbell chaired Shayne P Carter’s Dead People I Have Known session with super enthusiasm. The Dimmer frontman’s humour came through. “Humour is important for survival full-stop wouldn’t you say? If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry; comedy is tragedy etc. It’s a great comfort, a relief, and, probably, a defence. Buckle up where you can man! All my favourite comedians were/are generally troubled people. Funny that. I come from a family with an excellent absurdist sense of humour,” Carter once told me. Campbell read a passage from Carter’s autobiography about how rockstars get the girls. “I ached with envy reading that,” Campbell gushed. “You should,” Carter quipped. Vincent O’Malley (The Great War for New Zealand) gave an interesting talk on Aotearoa’s formative New Zealand Wars during the nineteenth century, such as the Waikato raupatu (confiscation). Two thirds of the British Army’s soldiers were (mostly) illiterate Irishmen; Ireland had faced similar military oppression from the English. Like me, O’Malley got no opportunity to learn these histories at school. He’s passionate that all rangatahi (young people), both Maori and Pakeha, get that opportunity today. I tautoko (agree) with O’Malley that the March mosque massacre was not “the end of our innocence”. Jacinda Ardern, smoothly interviewed by Toby Manhire, delivered genuine stardust and substance to a sold-out Aotea Centre at 830 am Sunday. NZ’s PM was funny, grounded, insightful, earnest and charismatic. The Morrinsville daughter of a cop started police training in her twenties. She was classy discussing her opponent in the surprising 2017 election. “I have huge respect for Bill English. It was good, clean fight.” Ardern was amusing talking about how confidant Annette King kept trying to set her up with dates. © Scoop Media In response to the challenges facing Scoop and the media industry we’ve instituted an Ethical Paywall to keep the news freely available to the public. People who use Scoop for work need to be licensed through a ScoopPro subscription under this model, they also get access to exclusive news tools. Register for ScoopPro    Find out more Find more from Alexander Bisley on InfoPages.   In our research we examined the role of journalism in animating the Turei controversy and the different perceptions of professional journalists and online commentators sympathetic to Turei’s left politics. … More>> It isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice… More>> ALSO:Binoy Kampmark – Julian Assange as Neuroses – The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange – Shredding Asylum: The Arrest of Julian Assange – Terms of Asylum and Distraction: Moreno’s Assange Problem – Grand Jury Efforts: Jailing Chelsea ManningCaitlin Johnstone – How You Can Be Certain The Charge Against Assange Is a FraudDavid Swanson – 10 Reasons Assange Should Walk FreeUnited States Department of Justice – WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking ConspiracyCommittee to Protect Journalists – CPJ troubled by prosecution of Julian AssangeCaitlin Johnstone – The Prosecution Of Assange Is Infinitely Bigger Than AssangeMedia Lens – Assange Arrest : ‘So Now He’s Our Property’Robert J. Burrowes – Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth The histories of the European children forcibly recruited into Native American tribal life during the 19th century do remind us of just how difficult the social re-integration of the children of ISIS is likely to be. More>> After the Christchurch massacre, Columbia Journalism Review analysed news sources to see how outlets complied with guidelines from groups that seek to limit the amplification of terrorist acts through media. More>> Storicom – AI Day 2019 panel sees the need to reboot journalism Joseph Cederwall: The corporate media sector seems unable to do anything to halt the raging dumpster fire of consolidation, layoffs and centralisation of content production. All this means we are increasingly seeing ‘news deserts’ appearing in local communities. Illustration by Paul Sahre. 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The playing career of Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green

The playing career of Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green

Although you wouldn’t know it from any of his press conferences or media scrums, Vancouver Ca…
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Civil rights and wicked humour

Howett has the enviable talent of being able to combine salutary lessons in storytelling with a wicked sense of humour. Into the furore come sections of …
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What’s on TV: Tuesday

CRITICS’ CHOICE Alastair Campbell — Depression And Me (BBC2, 9pm) If the former spin doctor can…
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'Thoroughly nice chap' Craven District Council officer Chris bids farewell to authority after 37 years …

‘Thoroughly nice chap’ Craven District Council officer Chris bids farewell to authority after 37 years …

HEARTFELT tributes have been made to a senior officer of Craven District Council who has retired af…
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Eyeko London liquid eyeliners and mascaras – review

Eyeko London is a brand with a sense of humour but is serious about delivering amazing results thro…
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It’s exciting to temporarily live in another world — Enado Odigie

Kore Ogidan Background I was born into a family of five kids, and I am the fifth. I have two brothe…
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Scripts for Supper: The Wind in the Willows at Stepney City Farm

Scripts for Supper: The Wind in the Willows at Stepney City Farm

Scripts for Supper blend the theatrical and culinary world together seamlessly in their immersive p…
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Madonna wears cape to Eurovision – did she learn nothing from the Brit Awards?

Madonna falling GIF” width=”485″ height=”270″> Madonna’s fall at the Brit Awards in …
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Leaders to note it’s just humour

The right to humour is what is at stake. Politicians are using any laws possible to stifle those who mock them even in the format of a cartoon, caricature or meme. The right to free speech is being throttled and a number of governments are to blame as they are clamping down even on good humour. The very pattern of arrests and harassment of cartoonists in many States in the last few years reflects growing intolerance among political leaders of dissent and criticism. Such illiberal tactics to muzzle those who lampoon leaders in public life is a modern day phenomenon. Politicians may be under greater pressure as they have to tend to what appears online too. Anyone on the social media becomes a clever morphing artiste who can snip and paste images to create memes, some funny, but others not so tasteful like the one the BJP youth leader did to mock Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. A number of people have seen the law book thrown at them if they so much as mocked the PM or a CM online. A time was when an Indian PM would convey how much he appreciated a newspaper cartoon even if it was taking a dig at him. The era of such sporting attitudes on the part of national leaders may have passed. But they must realise that as much as they enjoy public adulation and the trappings of power, they must also learn to take it when they are the target, particularly of good humnour. Chowkidar Arun Jaitley@arunjaitley Humour, wit, sarcasm survive in a free society. They have no place in autocracies. Dictators laugh at people. They don’t like people laughing at them. Bengal, today is a case in point. Divya Spandana/Ramya @divyaspandana Jaitley ji, I agree with you but how come I was charged with sedition for this meme on Modi? Are you saying Modi is a dictator? https://twitter.com/arunjaitley/status/1128221641031290880 … So the @narendramodi interview with @NewsNationTV was *badly* scripted just like his other interviews,but here’s proof!Pause the video at 3 seconds & take a good look, it has the question & *ahem* the answers too!Now you know why no press conference or debate with @RahulGandhi Chowkidar Devika@Dayweekaa That pic was not objectionable. There is way more objectional words and pics used for other politicians. SC judges have disappointed every Indian today by asking for an apology. Shouldn’t have bowed down to Fascist Mamata. Chowkidar Padmaja@prettypadmaja Good that #PriyankaSharma got released unconditionally. In fact Mad Mamata should apologize for causing her arrest . Political Memes are used universally unless they are vulgar, racist or horrifying one must take them sportingly. shivank singh thakur@ShivankTh Divya, I disagree with you. It’s not ideology of @INCIndia . We believe in Gandhian philosophy. We are against distractive ideology rather than any individual. Aditi @IndianAditi I think in INDIA RULES ARE DIFFERENT FOR COMMON PEOPLE AND NETAS. When one neta abuses other in d name of rally, election, politics is justifiable.. but for a common person it’s a crime #MamtaBanerjee #ManiShankarAiyar Chowkidar Deepak Singh @moiDeepak Really I feel for Congress. No tactics is working in favour of them to spoil image of Modi and Rahul haven’t succeeded in creating a persona which can challenge Modi’s Brand Image. And sorry to say debate is between two intelligent minds and Raga is still immature in mundaneness Sanjay Srivastava@svirtuoso2010 Priyanka Sharma should not apologize @MamataOfficial if Mamta Banerjee is not guilty of killing Hindus & appeasing Muslims then I strongly feel that even Priyanka is not guilty as she didn’t kill anyone IDBHANDARI.IPS.Rtd.DGP H.P@IDBhandariIPS1 The decision of the Supreme Court, requiring Priyanka Sharma to apologise in a “morphing” rather re-posting a pre-existing meme case, is not less laughable than the original judicial remand for 14 days! First, under the influence of Mamta & the second due to the fear of Mamta. Vinay VS @VinayShindeBlr Still!! arresting anyone over a sexist caricature is WRONG… We don’t approve Charlie Hebdo attacks, similarly we can’t approve state machinery to effect such arrests, under democracy. Nikhil @Nikhil_J_D Fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression is compromised. Respected Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s constitution is in danger. K C Gupta@kichgup It appears the SC judge lacks sense of HUMOUR…it is natural for anyone to make fun of persons in public life….no one posts a meme of a private person. Did Mamata Banerjee herself complain against the accused? If not, judge must not assume so. Ramesh Solanki@Rajput_Ramesh A girl is sent to 14 days custody in Bengal for posting funny meme on @MamataOfficial , FoE goes for toss and liberals goes in hiding holes applying fevicol on their mouth. Is West Bengal a Nazi state and Mamata Lady Hitler ?  I stand and #ISupportPriyankaSharma @narendramodi We have updated our Privacy and Cookie Policy. If you continue to use our site, you agree to the updated Policies.
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Rebecca McQuillan: Britain needs a trustworthy leader. We might get Boris Johnson instead

Rebecca McQuillan: Britain needs a trustworthy leader. We might get Boris Johnson instead

There weren’t enough “personalities” in politics: that was what stand-up comedian…
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ABCD movie review: Devoid of novelty or humour

Remakes are a risky business as they are inevitably compared to the original and rarely do they liv…
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REVIEW: The Marvellous Wonderettes at Theatre Royal Windsor

The latest news, sport, entertainment, jobs, motors and property from the Maidenhead Advertiser, covering East Berkshire and South Bucks. This sweet, sugar-coated musical will take you on a trip down memory lane to The Springfield High School where we meet The Marvellous Wonderettes.  Four girls with desires and dreams as big as their fabulous voices.   In Act 1, The Wonderettes have a chance to perform as a replacement act at their school Prom and they rock the house with their perfect pitch and their comic timing.  Each song reflects the girls’ love lives (or lack thereof) and relationships with each other, and are sung with such sincerity, passion and humour that, despite little dialogue, take the audience on a musical journey that gradually unfolds their hopes and aspirations. In Act 1, set in 1958, we hear such songs as Mr. Sandman, Lollipop, Lipstick on your Collar, Secret Love (emotionally and stunningly performed by Missy (Sophie Camble) whose voice reaches amazing heights), Goodnight Sweet Heart and many more.    Each song arranged fabulously by Roger Bean (Writer and Creator of The Marvellous Wonderettes).   The final song of Act 1, Hold me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me performed by the magnificent Suzy, (Kara Taylor Alberts) was a stunning rendition.  The story line is simplistic. The point, however, is not the plot but the energy.  The hilarious rivalry between Betty Jean (Louise Young) and Cindy Lou (Rosie Needham) becomes apparent early on and involves some hysterical audience participation.  In Act 2, ten years have passed and The Wonderettes have a reunion. And if it’s possible, the songs and performances in this Act are yet more impressive.   Classic and brilliant, such as Heatwave, It’s in his Kiss, Wedding Bell Blues, Son of a Preacher Man, Leader of the Pack, Rescue Me and Respect.  The era is also at the heart of the show.  From the array of vibrant swing dresses to the bold leather jackets, the costumes are a fitting tribute to the 1950s and 60s.   As a musical packed with such iconic numbers, no audience can fail to enjoy this eclectic mix performed and choreographed almost to perfection. A treat for the whole family.  Taking my 10 year old son with me was perhaps a risk, but he loved it as much as the older ladies in the audience who were singing and moving in their seats throughout As whole, it looks just right (Iona Holland, Choreographer and Emily Bestow, Costume designer), sounds just right (Lauren Ronan, Musical Director and The Marvellous Band) and feels just right (Roger Bean, Writer and Joseph Hodges , Director). You will love the warm, witty, wacky, wonderful Wonderettes who are a roly- poly bundle of joy and simply dreamy.  For a night of endless fun, jiving and humour, show some Respect, and go to the tremendous Theatre Royal, Windsor and hear the fab four Marvellous Wonderettes. From left, guide Eleanor Corne, guide leaders Clare Scofield and Lillian Newman with Georgia Newman, a rainbow in the Wooburn and Bourne End division. Tesco, Wellington Street, Slough. A murder investigation has been launched following the stabbing of a man in the car park at Tesco, in Wellington Street. Ruddles Pool, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor. The Windsor Muslim Association has applied for planning permission to convert a two-storey dwelling into a place of worship. KFC, Farnham Rd, Slough. An incident in Slough. Police appealing for witnesses following an assault in KFC car park on Tuesday morning. Carters Steam Fair road run. Steam vehicles will set off from Pinkneys Green and will be driven around Maidenhead. Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead. Lunch to launch the Windsor and Maidenhead Business Awards. Moor Hall, Cookham. Richard Parker from Lane4 Maidenhead Utd are holding a fundraising activities and coffee morning. Pics of the Walking Football, Braywick Park, Maidenhead. Maidenhead V High Wycombe Jeremy Spooner with the maker of the new Advertiser ale (Anniversary), Kevin Black. Hyde Farm, Maidenhead Galleries of local charity events. To search for a specific photo, please use the reference number printed in the newspaper caption View Her Majesty the Queen in our local galleries. To search for a specific photo, please use the reference number printed in the newspaper caption. Pictures of the Prime Minister, Theresa May. To search for a specific photo, please use the reference number printed in the newspaper caption. View My First Class galleries. 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Maidenhead Hockey Club, Marlow Hockey Club, Slough Hockey Club, Windsor Hockey club and more… Desborough Bowling Club, Maidenhead Town Bowls Club, Slough Bowls Club, Windsor & Eton Bowling Club and more… Maidenhead Utd FC, Windsor FC, Slough Town FC, Burnham FC, Marlow FC, Flackwell Heath FC, Wycombe Wanderers and more… Maidenhead RFC, Marlow RFC, Windsor RFC, Slough RFC, Phoenix RFC, Drifters RFC and more… Covert cameras set up to catch fly-tippers have recorded three young men attacking a pheasant in Burnham. Good evening and welcome to our live blog of the 2019 Royal Borough Local Election results.
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Lunatics vs Summer Heights High: Is Lunatics as good as Summer Heights High?

Lunatics vs Summer Heights High: Is Lunatics as good as Summer Heights High?

No, unfortunately, Lunatics is not as good as Summer Heights High. Where Summer Heights High shocke…
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United Australia Party candidate denies ties with Nazis

Australian Jewry spokesman Alex Ryvchin said “humour” memes such as those posted by Mr Marks were offensive and damaging. “Leaving aside the …
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Mayo candidate reveals he intended to withdraw but missed deadline

AN independent candidate in the Mayo local elections has revealed he intended to withdraw from the …
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