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  • Caitlin Moran asked women what they do when they are ‘involuntarily celibate’ and the answers were a delight
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Inspired by this idea of ‘incels’ – that is, men who are involuntarily celibate – writer Caitlin Moran went on Twitter and asked this. Following today's dolorous discussion of Incels (Involuntarily Celibate men who go on to kill), could women tell me what THEY do when they are involuntarily celibate? — Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) April […] The post Caitlin Moran asked women what they do when they are ‘involuntarily celibate’ and the answers were a delight appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg will ‘flee the country’ if the Tories abandon Brexit and here are the 6 replies you need
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Jacob Rees-Mogg said he would ‘flee the country’ if the Conservatives abandon Brexit. “What would I least like the message to be if there was an election held tomorrow? It would be that we are remaining in the European Union and ignoring the referendum. I would probably flee the country.” The Tory MP appeared to […] The post Jacob Rees-Mogg will ‘flee the country’ if the Tories abandon Brexit and here are the 6 replies you need appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • ‘Is it me, or does the Duchess of Cambridge appear to have a penis?’
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Not a question we thought was going to be asked today. Or any day. Is it me, or does the Duchess of Cambridge appear to have a penis? pic.twitter.com/thJKiACRkG — Pearly (@londonlass666) April 24, 2018 And yet … It’s a whopper — Shaun (@Shaun_XL5) April 25, 2018 The bald one in the blazer? — Monochro-Matt-ic […] The post ‘Is it me, or does the Duchess of Cambridge appear to have a penis?’ appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • 6 people who should have checked their essay title before submitting it
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 11:04 am

    It all started when Elena Trueba almost submitted this. ALMOST JUST SUBMITTED A PAPER WITH THIS TITLE very grateful there’s only a week of finals left. I am spent. pic.twitter.com/gdfHfgNbHV — Elena Trueba (@elena_trueba) April 23, 2018 It turns out we’ve all been there. Except for some of us, it was longer ago than for […] The post 6 people who should have checked their essay title before submitting it appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • This ‘superfan’ got in touch with Louis Theroux and he had a very reasonable response
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 10:48 am

    There’s fans of Louis Theroux, and then there’s this person. @louistheroux Hi Louis! I run an Instagram account where I post the same picture of you every single day! I'm almost at 200 days and would love to be noticed, it's what the people deserve. 👊 #louistheroux pic.twitter.com/ACXXnd9sse — kirsty (@kirbr0) April 24, 2018 And, […] The post This ‘superfan’ got in touch with Louis Theroux and he had a very reasonable response appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • ‘Bad Lip Reading’ did Mark Zuckerberg and it’s marvellous
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

    You might remember the ‘Bad Lip Reading’ people who did such a good job on the Trump inauguration? Now they’ve done Mark Zuckerberg’s Congress appearance and it’s another triumph. Beautifully done. And just in case you don’t remember … READ MORE Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress and here are the only 16 responses you need […] The post ‘Bad Lip Reading’ did Mark Zuckerberg and it’s marvellous appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Our favourite 11 things from Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Donald Trump
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 10:25 am

    So much to enjoy from the visit of French president Emmanuel Macron to his so-called opposite number, Donald Trump. Here are our favourite moments from the whole glorious trip. 1. “When the aging gorilla is confronted with the much more virile, new alpha-male, he shows submissiveness by grooming the alpha-male, but the gesture is actually […] The post Our favourite 11 things from Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Donald Trump appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • 5 cats sneezing to make your day better
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Wait for it … Here is a video of a cat sneezing pic.twitter.com/5CLWVFQhHp — ㅤElenia (@voodoodollsz) April 23, 2018 (via) Bless you. here’s a sneezing attack pic.twitter.com/MsGMBozIrl — 🍋 (@wiIdchaos) April 24, 2018 pic.twitter.com/47M4GH3Lq4 — Huma Khan (@JadedGoth) April 24, 2018 choose your fighter pic.twitter.com/SYoIejFio7 — Sergi (@classicsergi) April 24, 2018 A new challenger approaches […] The post 5 cats sneezing to make your day better appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • This mum shared what she found in her 4-year-old’s coat pockets and it’s wonderful
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 9:49 am

    We know kids like to collect stuff and they can probably fit a lot of things in their coat pockets if they were minded to. But … seriously? Found in the pockets of the 4 yr-old's winter coat before washing. #lucky #spring pic.twitter.com/Q71MYwcI2A — Katie Munnik (@messy_table) April 23, 2018 People loved it online and […] The post This mum shared what she found in her 4-year-old’s coat pockets and it’s wonderful appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • It’s World Penguin Day so here’s Benedict Cumberbatch trying to say ‘penguin’
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 9:09 am

    It’s World Penguin Day – no, us neither – so what better excuse than to enjoy Benedict Cumberbatch trying to say ‘penguin’ in this documentary he narrated, called ‘Strange Islands’. It just gets better and better. And if you’re wondering what the hell is going on and whether this can possibly be true, here he […] The post It’s World Penguin Day so here’s Benedict Cumberbatch trying to say ‘penguin’ appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Melania’s unexpected entrance as Trump and Macron leave the stage is just perfect
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Here’s Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron leaving the stage after their joint White House press conference and you really do have to keep watching until the end (it’s VERY short). THE HAT pic.twitter.com/wNsrjSed2T — Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 24, 2018 Best stage exit since Morecambe and Wise. 1. holy crap is that a real, unaltered […] The post Melania’s unexpected entrance as Trump and Macron leave the stage is just perfect appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • The BBC had a royal baby scoop and everyone made the same joke
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Gotta hand it to the BBC, this is one helluva scoop. Royal baby: 'New mums have so much unnecessary pressure' https://t.co/qipOKED2Ec — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 24, 2018 And everyone made the same joke. Fair play to the bbc for getting a quote out of the royal baby. — David Griffiths (@DavidBagguetta) April 24, […] The post The BBC had a royal baby scoop and everyone made the same joke appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Revealed! Someone finally discovered why you’ve got so many odd socks
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Stand down, everyone. The mystery has been solved. soooo, I no longer feel like a crazy person for losing random socks… pic.twitter.com/EElcrcKnfB — Sarah Rose (@1SarahRose) April 20, 2018 Seriously, that is a lot of odd socks. Good news is there must be a pair or two in there at least… It prompted quite the […] The post Revealed! Someone finally discovered why you’ve got so many odd socks appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Mums compare their pictures with Kate Middleton 7 hours after giving birth and they’re wonderful
    by John Plunkett on April 25, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Here’s the Duchess of Cambridge leaving hospital with the new royal baby and people were stunned by how good she appeared to look just 7 hours after having a baby. Meet the new Prince #RoyalBaby pic.twitter.com/ByRGFsPTdt — Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) April 23, 2018 So stunned, in fact, that these 13 mums were inspired to share […] The post Mums compare their pictures with Kate Middleton 7 hours after giving birth and they’re wonderful appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Donald Trump trying to hold Melania’s hand is the funniest 13 seconds you’ll watch today
    by John Plunkett on April 24, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Amid all the excitement of Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the White House, you could almost be forgiven for missing this moment Donald Trump tried to hold Melania’s hand. But we wouldn’t want you to miss out … HAHAHAHAHA!! Look at the tentative way he begs for her hand with his little pinky. She legit HATES […] The post Donald Trump trying to hold Melania’s hand is the funniest 13 seconds you’ll watch today appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • People have been explaining how they came up with their Twitter names and here are 11 of the best
    by Oonagh Keating on April 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Over on Twitter, some people are explaining how they chose their Twitter names, using #MyHandleExplained. These are the only eleven you need to read. 1. #MyHandleExplained This is the account I use when General Kelly changes the password on the main one. — Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) April 23, 2018 2. #MyHandleExplained I didnt know […] The post People have been explaining how they came up with their Twitter names and here are 11 of the best appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • 4 funniest moments from Donald Trump’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron
    by John Plunkett on April 24, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Donald Trump welcomed French president Emmanuel Macron to the White House today and here were the 4 funniest moments. 1. Watch Trump yank Macron away like he’s a kid on a mission to eat some ice cream. pic.twitter.com/tGrDAsakAR — Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 24, 2018 2. Trump's attempt to hold Melania's hand at President Emmanuel […] The post 4 funniest moments from Donald Trump’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • When Donald and Melania welcomed Emmanuel and Brigitte – our 7 favourite captions
    by John Plunkett on April 24, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Donald and Melania Trump welcomed French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House today. Here are the four of them doing stuff in the White House grounds, along with our favourite 7 captions of the day. 1. so gracious of the French president to help Trump fill in another one of […] The post When Donald and Melania welcomed Emmanuel and Brigitte – our 7 favourite captions appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • Cartoon of the week
    by John Plunkett on April 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Big fan of this cartoon from the New Yorker. From the New Yorker. I need say nothing more. pic.twitter.com/O98AmSCRMh — Libby Lyons (@WGEADirector) April 22, 2018 And some of the responses it prompted weren’t bad either… 1. Great cartoon. Many n New Yorker. It's a tragedy of our time that "expert," "science," "mainline" or even […] The post Cartoon of the week appeared first on The Poke. […]

  • When you try to make friends with the car in front and it doesn’t work out
    by John Plunkett on April 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Just goes to show you can take these signs on the back of cars a bit too far. Out here making friends pic.twitter.com/4zaqN2PpmJ — decent pigeon (@decentbirthday) April 23, 2018 Better luck next time. they said not really and not no – there’s still a chance — kecleon (@kecl3on) April 23, 2018 I like the […] The post When you try to make friends with the car in front and it doesn’t work out appeared first on The Poke. […]