17. On being banned for life by Cathay Pacific, following a row over a sconeThere’s a whole lot more Liam where this came from. Here are our favourites. Liam Gallagher’s story about his night out with Steve Coogan has a lovely punchline which we just didn’t see coming. Did you? Loving this Liam Gallagher clip where he moans about making a cup of tea and theorises it’s why there’s no rock stars anymore. Full transcript for those you can’t be arsed to watch videoIt’s good for the voice. So I’m told.
There were more Elvises born last year than there were Nigels. Wonder why that isThe name Nigel has all but disappeared according to statistics for new baby names in 2016. There were at most two Nigels born last year, but there might not have been any (to be filed under ‘statistically tricky when the numbers are this small’). But even if it was two, it was still one fewer than the three baby Elvises born into the UK last year. A little more conversation, a little less racism.
Lawrence O’Donnell, a presenter on American TV channel MSNBC, had a problem with people talking in his earpiece. How big a problem was it? This big. Now the clip goes on for a while, but it rewards every second of your attention. So much to enjoy, not least the way he switches between on-air professionalism and off-air fury. If you’d prefer a condensed version, here’s O’Donnell behind the scenes while the channel played out a speech by Donald Trump. He’s mad as hell and he’s not taking it anymore.
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