Atmosphere - Wild Honey Presents: Iain Matthews & Christine Collister and Au Pair (Gary Louris & Django Haskins) for the Autism Think Tank at Morgan-Wixson Theatre at Morgan-Wixson Theatre - Santa Monica, California, United States - Monday 23rd November 2015
Kevin Kilbane has complained to the FA about a West Ham chant.
Kevin Kilbane, the former Republic of Ireland footballer turned TV pundit, has reported West Ham fans to the FA after they appeared to mock the disabled in a chant about Tottenham Hotspurs frontman Harry Kane.
Kevin Kilbane has reported West Ham fans for their chant about Harry Kane [Getty/Julian Finney]
During Sunday's match against Spurs, it's alleged that Hammers fans sang: "Harry Kane talks like a mong and plays like one too".
Continue reading: Kevin Kilbane Reports West Ham Fans Over Disabled Chanting
Can Joshua Ferris become the first American to win the Man Booker Prize?
U.S writers dominated the talk after the announcement of the Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2014, with both Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler nominated for their novels To Rise Again at a Decent Hour and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. It is the first year that American authors are eligible for the £50,000 prize, previously limited to novels by citizens of Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth.
Can Howard Jacobson win the Booker Prize for a second time? [Getty/Stuart WIlson]
The chair of the panel, AC Grayling, said: "As the Man Booker Prize expands its borders, these six exceptional books take the reader on journeys around the world, between the UK, New York, Thailand, Italy, Calcutta and times past, present and future.
Continue reading: Americans Stand Out In 'Booker Prize Shortlist', But Can They Win?
You also can't claim a mural painted by an elephant, either.
In news altogether insignificant for the world’s population of monkeys, but bad for the British photographer attempting to claim ownership of a self-portrait taken by a macaque, The United States has decided that ‘monkey selfies’ can’t be copyrighted.
Don't even try and copyright a monkey selfie! [Getty/Buddhika Weerasinghe]
We’re assuming any picture taken by a monkey – a sunset behind a pier or a meadow in full blossom, for instance – can’t be copyrighted either. The news comes after a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition - which was released Tuesday and says it will only register only works created by human beings.
Continue reading: You Can't Copyright A Monkey Selfie, So Don't Try
Richard Dawkins has since defended his remark.
Richard Dawkins, one of the world's foremost scientists, thinkers and philosophers, is embroiled in a Twitter row after claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew her baby had Down's syndrome. The author of The Selfish Gene made the comment in response to another user who said she would be faced with "a real ethical dilemma" in the situation. Dawkins tweeted: "Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice."
Richard Dawkins has caused controversy on Twitter [Getty/Mark Renders]
After facing a backlash from users, Dawkins defended his view saying he would not apologise for "approaching moral philosophic questions in a logical way."
Continue reading: Richard Dawkins On Down's Syndrome Babies, "Abort It And Try Again"
Finally, Seaworld admits that 'Blackfish' caused them some bother
Blackfish, the celebrated, award-winning documentary focussing on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity, turned heads and raised awareness about the activities of businesses like Seaworld.
SeaWorld's stock has plummeted since Blackfish [Getty/Matt Stroshane]
But, despite the damning evidence via interviews and scientific reports featured in the documentary, Seaworld insisted that neither profits or attendances were damaged by the release of the documentary. In fact, CEO Jim Atchison said in March that they even benefited from the piece.
Continue reading: Seaworld Finally Admits That 'Blackfish' Hurt Profits And Attendance
You CAN leave a bad review, you'll just be $500k down
For most hotels, the way to stop bad reviews is to increase the level of service, spruce the place up a bit and have a staff meeting on manners. But The Union Street Guest House, charging $500k for every negative thought written on the Internet is the chosen technique.
Perhaps you'd prefer to stay in a Marriott Hotel? [Getty/Andreas Rentz]
Situated in the town of Hudson, amongst New York’s Catskill Mountains, The Union explains that “wedding couples love Hudson and our Inn, your friends and families may not,” because “your guests may not understand what we offer – therefore we expect you to explain that to them.”
Makers claim it's 100% legal
If E-Cigarettes satisfy the cravings of smokers attempting to quit, then the E-Joint satisfies those who want to smoke marijuana without the health risks attached to tobacco. This is a real thing, and it comes from Holland.
'Fast Eddy' has a little smoke at a Marijuana smokeout [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Marc Piscotty]
It’s actually called the E-NJoint and is produced by a company called E-NJoint BV. They produce 10,000 joints every day which are rolled out across Europe. It comes in different flavours and contains no THC, tobacco or nicotine, making it totally legal.
Continue reading: Soon, People Will Be Walking Around Smoking E-Joints
An iPhone, Galaxy or HTC One M8 killer? Probably not.
Retail giants Amazon have already entered the content streaming, e-reader, tablet and remote computing markets, so it was only a matter of time before they released their own mobile handset. In fact, it was the worst kept secret in tech before the Fire was announced yesterday (June 18).
“It's time to whip the crown from Apple,” said Mr Bezos before showing off the new handset for the first time. “Fire Phone puts everything you love about Amazon in the palm of your hand—instant access to Amazon’s vast content ecosystem and exclusive features like the Mayday button, ASAP, Second Screen, X-Ray, free unlimited photo storage, and more,” said Bezos.
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And yes, we finally find out how much PewDiePie earns
The YouTube sensation that is PewDiePie has attracted nearly 30 million subscribers to his channel on which he essentially plays video games and lets people watch him. It’s a simple concept, but one that reportedly nets the Swedish entrepreneur $4m per annum in advertising sales.
Felix Kjellberg’s story is straightforward: as a geek with a penchant for video games and showing off, he decided to film himself playing some popular titles. When his target audience – mostly young teenagers – cottoned on to his playful, often goofy online persona, the phenomenon started. Now The Wall Street Journal are publishing profiles on him.
PewDiePie attends the Social Star Awards in May 2013 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
Continue reading: Confirmation: Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie Really Is Living The Dream