Serpent's Egg

The Eroticism of Fat Men

Japan minister hit by sex club expenses scandal (let down by his underlings)

Japan’s new industry minister admits that his staff spent office cash at a sex bar The newly appointed Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa Photo: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images By … Continue reading

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Interest rates could stay low permanently, says Bank of England deputy governor

Global interest rates declined “before as well as since the financial crisis”, Ben Broadbent, deputy governor of the Bank of England says. Ben Broadbent, deputy governor for monetary policy at … Continue reading

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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude review – a feminist artist ahead of his time

Courtauld Gallery, London The Austrian artist’s passionate love of women is illuminated in one of the most important – and sexy – exhibitions of the year • Sex and stockings: … Continue reading

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Scene from „The Serpents egg (Das Schlangenei) (3)

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Hitler’s Hidden Drug Habit, review, Channel 4: bull sperm and crystal meth

This rather enjoyable documentary was an evocative seat at the bedside of Hitler the cranky, flatulent hypochondriac, says Ceri Radford Secret History: Hitler’s Hidden Drug Habit, Channel 4, 8.00pm Photo: Channel … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bavaria swamped by influx of refugees

Up to 300 refugees a day arriving in Munich, many fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria Syrian refugees Chalid Al Shaer (32) and his daughter stand inside emergency accommodation for … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hi-tech pants “protect sperm from phone waves” (hopefully available in XXL)

American company develops underpants designed to shield men from the mobile phone in their pocket – but they don’t come cheap RadiaShield Men’s Boxer-Brief underwear By Rob Crilly, New York … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thaw reveals photographer’s notebook from Captain Scott’s Antarctic hut

Notebook belonging to George Murray Levick remarkably legible after conservation work, with find blamed on global warming Maev Kennedy The Guardian, Monday 20 October 2014 19.09 BST British surgeon, zoologist … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows (study of worms)

Males can suppress their hunger in order to focus on finding a mate, a new scientific study of a species of worm has shown. Scientists found male roundworms can suppress … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class by Frederick Taylor – review

A powerful account of a frightening episode in European history PD Smith The Guardian, Friday 17 October 2014 16.30 BST German hyperinflation … laundry baskets were used to collect bulky … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valérie Trierweiler a ‘grenade with the pin pulled out’ (a.k.a. a woman)

François Hollande, the French president ‘orders his staff to keep close watch on ex-girlfriend’ Valerie Trierweiler at jean-Luc Romero and Christophe Michel’s wedding anniversary party at Banana Cafe in Paris Photo: … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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