Football club seriously regrets posting a job opening on Twitter


LONDON — If you post a job opportunity to Twitter, you’d best be very, very cautious with your listing.

Or, as Altrincham FC discovered, you risk being trolled mercilessly by your followers. 

The semi-professional club based out of the Manchester, UK area is evidently looking to fill a manager role. 

However, it appears that the organisation has found it necessary to specify that experience playing either the Football Manager or Championship Manager video games will not be sufficient. 

Please note, CV’s for the vacant manager role must not be based on FM or CM achievements.

— Altrincham FC (@altrinchamfc) December 6, 2016 Read more…

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James Corden and Jason Schwartzman shoot a film entirely in Starbucks


You don’t need big budgets and fancy sets to make a movie.

All that’s really required is a script, a Starbucks full of amateur actors, and the will to make it happen.

Luckily, James Corden has all three of those things. In the clip above, Corden visits a Starbucks in LA and finds a man working on a movie script. He then proceeds to recruit members of staff and the public (and, randomly, Jason Schwartzman) to turn the script into a reality.

Needless to say, the finished product is a thing of beauty.

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The internet is rallying to help fund this dog’s facelift


LONDON — An internet campaign to help fund a facelift for a Shar-Pei called Hector has passed the halfway mark.

The dog is currently under the care of Halfway Home Dog Rescue in Collingham, UK. Hector was found abandoned and the home took him in to stop him from being put to sleep when no one claimed him.

The home has said that Hector, whose skin is rubbing against his eyes, will need an operation to stop him from going blind. The organization is currently trying to raise between £1,500 and £3,000 to pay for a facelift. Read more…

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Man’s angry tweet about Christmas backfires spectacularly


LONDON — Extending an offer to the Twittersphere — even the rhetorical, angry, throwaway kind — can be a risky business. 

There’s always the chance people might take you up it.

Over the weekend, Twitter user @AnishUKIP posted two (now deleted) tweets about Christmas.

“I know this is early, Merry Christmas to all,” he wrote. “We are a western Christian country. If this country loses its identity the rest is meaningless.”

Then, he tweeted this:

Can anyone who is offended by #UKIPChristmas and who needs a free lift to the airport contact @AnishUKIP for details. Please RT. 🎄🚕✈️

— Christmas®Watch (@XmasWatch) December 4, 2016 Read more…

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Christmas lights are the only way to accessorize your beard this season


LONDON — We’ve heard of beard baubles, glitter beards and even jingle bell-adorned beards.

Now a new trend has hit the beard scene and it’s about to light up this festive season in a big — and very literal — way. 

Twinkling fairy lights are the latest addition to the ever-burgeoning list of ways to bedazzle one’s beard this Yuletide.

One pop-up is bringing the twinkly lights to bearded Londoners, with one-off beard decorating sessions and stylist consultations. 

Image: Mikael Buck / East Village

Bearded hipsters can have a go at embellishing their whiskers with lights at a beard grooming stall at East Village E20’s Christmas market in east London on Sunday, Dec. 11

The “pimp my beard” pop-up will offer bearded gentlemen the chance to have a signature look crafted for them by a professional beard stylist.  Read more…

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Mansplainers, you can go home now — J.K. Rowling has spoken


LONDON — Another day, another man explaining something to a woman that knows hella more than he does on the topic.

This time, the players are UKIP donor Arron Banks (the ‘splainer) and renowned Cambridge University classicist Mary Beard (the ‘splainee).

Here’s how it went down. 

Banks, whose self-proclaimed credentials in Roman history include history lessons from his schoolboy days and regular visits to the city (oh, and he likes to watch Gladiator), made this assertion:

True the Roman Empire was effectively destroyed by immigration

— Arron Banks (@Arron_banks) December 4, 2016 Read more…

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The return of this quiz-show hero sent Twitter into meltdown


LONDON — Cambridge University student Eric Monkman became an unlikely social media sensation in September when he appeared as a guest on the British television show University Challenge

And on Monday night, he returned in a blaze of glory to the delight of Twitter.

The Canadian economics student announced his participation in the show’s quarter finals with this tweet:

Hope you all enjoy tonight’s #UniversityChallenge

— Eric Monkman (@e_monkman) December 5, 2016

And Twitter couldn’t have been happier about the news.  Read more…

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Your Starbucks cake could have more sugar than 5 Krispy Kremes


LONDON — Cakes sold at leading coffee shops could contain “staggering high levels” of sugar with some containing as much as 18 teaspoons per slice — according to new research.

The research was conducted by the campaign group Action on Sugar (AoS) at Queen Mary University of London. It surveyed 67 cakes from 157 UK coffee shops and supermarkets. 

Data on the product’s nutritional information — found on labels and brand websites — were used by researchers to compare sugar content on servings of “fruity cakes”.  Read more…

The worst offenders 

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Footballer scores world’s sneakiest penalty in truly stylish fashion


LONDON — Penalty trick shots are not for the faint hearted.

If you can pull it off, you’ll look like a total badass. If you miss, you’ll be the laughing stock of the football pitch.

During a charity match between Swansea City’s All Stars and Briton Ferry Llansawel’s over 35s, former professional footballer Lee Trundle did not miss.

Here he is taking what may be the world’s sneakiest penalty.

They don’t come much cheekier than that, do they?

The match took place on the weekend, and the clip has been shared on Twitter thousands of times. Read more…

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Watch Elton John shut down this journalist that said he’s retiring


During a performance at Newcastle’s Metro Arena, Sir Elton John dismissed tabloid rumours that he would be retiring from his 50-year career in music (and that he has three chefs). 

His comment to the reporter who wrote the piece?

“Fuck off.”

The English singer-songwriter held none of his distaste back, elaborating, “The journalist who spread this rumour is an absolute plank. 

“I know because she has interviewed me before and it is like talking to a dead newt.”

I think the lesson here is that if you spread rumours about Rocket Man, he will blast you back.  Read more…

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