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  • ‘My new thing is finding birds that look like they are twice divorced’
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Can’t argue with this pair. My new thing is finding birds that look like they are twice divorced pic.twitter.com/IYKmIplUFv — Cheish (@TheCheish) January 21, 2018 And it got people suggesting a whole lot more. 1. 5 husbands and counting. pic.twitter.com/vJDrN0D3JZ — Shaun (@SingalongShaun) January 22, 2018 2. Not quite twice divorced, but her second husband […] The post ‘My new thing is finding birds that look like they are twice divorced’ appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • 21 invaluable pie charts for National Pie Day
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    It’s National Pie Day so here are 21 invaluable pie charts for your viewing pleasure. What did you expect – a sandwich? 1. To whet your appetite, possibly the best pie chart ever [via] 2. The Reason Why I Update My Apps [via] 3. How Women/Men Choose Shampoo [via] 4. Reasons For Ending A Game […] The post 21 invaluable pie charts for National Pie Day appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • ‘I had no idea Satan was so knowledgeable and generous with his time’
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    From @MrFilmKritik on Twitter. Wow, I had no idea Satan was so knowledgeable and generous with his time. pic.twitter.com/JRLHiqff6O — Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 21, 2018 And it got people thinking. I understand the others but why is psychology a sin — Tyrannosaurus Mex (@ValleLator) January 23, 2018 Psychology ??…What about Philosophy…or Law ?…. GAHHH […] The post ‘I had no idea Satan was so knowledgeable and generous with his time’ appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • ‘I think about this all the time’
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Thought for the day. I think about this all the time. pic.twitter.com/J4nZo3apQ3 — Helen McClory (@HelenMcClory) January 22, 2018 Beautiful — Emilia Phillips (@gracefulemilia) January 22, 2018 And that top six inches of soil essentially exists due to the death of everything that came before us. — El Guapo Plethora Ⓐ (@OrBVIOUS66) January 23, 2018 […] The post ‘I think about this all the time’ appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • You won’t see a better link to the weather forecast
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    For no other reason than it’s such a grim looking day out there, let’s enjoy how Sky News ended this interview with the Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus to cut to the weather. "…and here's the weather" pic.twitter.com/g3ZoEfmCmk — Andy (@alreadytaken74) January 21, 2018 Wonderful. The salute makes it — Flu Pollard (@Sianz) January 22, 2018 […] The post You won’t see a better link to the weather forecast appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • James Blunt’s letter to this MP is one of the greatest things he’s done
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    It’s well known that James Blunt is the king of Twitter, but let us not forget that he is also the master of the longer form of communication (or ‘letters’, as some of you might remember). Here he is hitting back at Labour MP Chris Bryant after the then culture secretary criticised his public school […] The post James Blunt’s letter to this MP is one of the greatest things he’s done appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • People put Donald Trump into a Victoria Wood song and it’s terrific
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    You may have read Donald Trump’s alleged penchant for being spanked with a rolled up copy of Forbes magazine (with him and his family on the cover). It reminded people of a Victoria Wood song, The Ballad of Barry and Freda, which famously included the line ‘Beat me on the bottom with a Woman’s Weekly’. […] The post People put Donald Trump into a Victoria Wood song and it’s terrific appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Ant McPartlin had a pithy response to this Daily Star front page
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Ant McPartlin had the perfect response to today’s Daily Star’s front page, headlined ‘Stressed Ant’s Telly Awards Meltdown’. This is what he thought of it. What a load of sh#t!A pic.twitter.com/wqDTNB2dtz — antanddec (@antanddec) January 23, 2018 Pithy, perfectly formed, and straight to the point. And just in case you were wondering. Everything that those […] The post Ant McPartlin had a pithy response to this Daily Star front page appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Amazon launched a ‘queue free’ concept store and this is what it looked like
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    The great thing about Amazon’s new high concept store, Amazon Go, is that it doesn’t have any queues. It’s all about a bother-free shopping ‘experience’ with no lines or checkouts in which customers can ‘simply take what they want and go’ thanks to ‘the world’s most advanced shopping technology’. And here it is in practice, […] The post Amazon launched a ‘queue free’ concept store and this is what it looked like appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Everyone’s making the same UKIP joke and who can blame them
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Henry Bolton is refusing to step down as leader of UKIP despite everyone else in his party – all 10 of them – telling him he must go. Which led to everyone making the same joke about UKIP – and who can blame them? 1. Ukip members had a vote, realised they’d made a mistake […] The post Everyone’s making the same UKIP joke and who can blame them appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • This terrible souvenir is even worse on closer inspection
    by John Plunkett on January 23, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Treasure those memories forever with this beautiful souvenir. If only there was a letter in PARIS that resembles the Eiffel Tower pic.twitter.com/m4igYD1dHf — Cheish (@TheCheish) January 22, 2018 And it gets even worse when you take a closer look. Le Loouvre, Triumphal Arch, the Sieme… Where is this monstrosity? — Matthew Parkinson-Bennett (@MatthewP_B) January 22, […] The post This terrible souvenir is even worse on closer inspection appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • This woman says that her son’s spelling test “seem to be preparing him for a dystopian future”
    by Normal Bates on January 23, 2018 at 8:39 am

    “My son’s spellings this week seem to be preparing him for a dystopian future…” writes journalist @Felicityhannah over on Twitter. My son's spellings this week seem to be preparing him for a dystopian future… pic.twitter.com/Vz1mefawJv — Felicity Hannah (@FelicityHannah) January 22, 2018 With words like “careless, hopeless, thoughtless, useless, homeless, shameless, endless, worthless and tasteless” […] The post This woman says that her son’s spelling test “seem to be preparing him for a dystopian future” appeared […]

  • 29 stock photos that will make you giggle “wow, that’s dark”
    by Normal Bates on January 23, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Over @ultrabrilliant over on Twitter has been collecting dark stock photos. We’ve covered them before but the account has really taken off and now has nearly 250,000 followers and a book on the way so we thought we’d do a fresh round up of their best, darkest stock photos. 1. pic.twitter.com/pcUgYS1UQA — Dark Stock Photos […] The post 29 stock photos that will make you giggle “wow, that’s dark” appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • 8 Theresa May lookalikes that are so accurate you will go “blimey, I am seeing double”
    by Normal Bates on January 23, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Theresa May has been Britain’s PM for ooh at least 10 years now and she’s accrued a large amount of lookalikes – and here’s eight of the best Theresa May-alikes to fill your soul with cold terror. 1. Twiki from Buck Rogers Oh my god oh my god pic.twitter.com/bjMcmoRaHT — ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) January […] The post 8 Theresa May lookalikes that are so accurate you will go “blimey, I am seeing double” appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • “Loving the window display at Daunt Books”
    by Normal Bates on January 23, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Donald Trump giving negative quotes about the Fire & Fury book is backfiring spectacularly: Loving the window display at Daunt Books pic.twitter.com/0u6TGSceu8 — Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) January 22, 2018 The one in Dublin is also good Try this one in Dublin…full of lies. pic.twitter.com/7v9rjfE2hB — Susie HQ (@SusieHQ) January 22, 2018 And this one in […] The post “Loving the window display at Daunt Books” appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • People love what Sam Rockwell’s dad wrote about his movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
    by John Plunkett on January 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    People love the comment left by Sam Rockwell’s dad on a New York Times piece about his son’s new movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Three Billboards is the movie of the moment and Rockwell won a Screen Actors Guild award for his supporting role in the film starring Frances McDormand. Here’s what his dad […] The post People love what Sam Rockwell’s dad wrote about his movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • People want to buy Katie Hopkins £1m home and give it to asylum seekers
    by John Plunkett on January 22, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise the money to buy Katie Hopkins’ £1m home and give it to asylum seekers. The former Apprentice contestant turned former Daily Mail columnist has been forced to put her property up for sale after losing a libel case against food writer and poverty campaigner, Jack Monroe. […] The post People want to buy Katie Hopkins £1m home and give it to asylum seekers appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • ‘When animal rights’ activists try to make a point but you can’t stop laughing at Bondage Chicken’
    by John Plunkett on January 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    We think there’s a serious point being made here by animal rights’ activists but, erm, well, just look at it. When animal rights activists are trying to make a point but you can't stop laughing at Bondage Chicken. pic.twitter.com/0luohJ9tyS — The Internet Proudly Presents: Palle Hoffstein (@Palle_Hoffstein) January 21, 2018 We know what they’re trying […] The post ‘When animal rights’ activists try to make a point but you can’t stop laughing at Bondage Chicken’ appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • People are sharing this ‘realtime VFX’ because it’s so satisfying and a little bit mind-blowing
    by John Plunkett on January 22, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    A bit like Seinfeld – although, you know, not really – nothing really happens in this film and yet I could watch it again and again. Realtime VFX 😲 (by Octane Render) pic.twitter.com/eTjU5L9ORI — RΛMIN NΛSIBOV (@RaminNasibov) January 9, 2018 Fortunately we’re not alone because it’s been shared a whole loads of time online. Maybe […] The post People are sharing this ‘realtime VFX’ because it’s so satisfying and a little bit mind-blowing appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Best goal you’ll see this season was scored by a goalie. Hands down
    by John Plunkett on January 22, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    ‘Shit! Did you see that? He must have a foot like a traction engine.’ When a goalkeeper scores a goal normally the opposition goalkeeper misjudges the bounce of the ball. Not Lugo's Juan Carlos. What a strike this was. No mercy whatsoever to Sporting Gijon's Diego Mariño. (Video via @LaLiga) pic.twitter.com/RrRdI8tC4S — Yousef Teclab (@yousefteclab) […] The post Best goal you’ll see this season was scored by a goalie. Hands down appeared first on The Poke. […]

 

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