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Record label stunned by chart failure of self-deprecating rapper

in da house, with the heating turned up to, ooh, about nineteen degreesHip Hop record label Death Row were shocked at the news that the debut album from modest, grammar school educated London rapper Com P Tenz had failed to ignite the charts. The high-profile new release ‘38MPG’ — named for the fuel efficiency of his Ford Focus Estate, the virtues of which are extolled on the track ‘From tha A to tha B’ — had been expected to provide a refreshing alternative to the relentless extremes of urban grime and hip-hop bling in modern rap, and ‘give a voice to unheard black middle class youth who otherwise would have turned to Leona Lewis’.

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Posted: Dec 17th, 2009
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Man’s entirely embarrassing life flashes before his eyes as social kiss goes wrong

has already asked water cooler out for a date insteadWhile leaning in spontaneously for an inappropriate and soon-to-be unreciprocated end-of-night kiss on the cheek of Angie Denham, wife of his firm’s Managing Director, the life of 26-year-old Bill Downing re-played itself in his mind’s eye as a series of excruciating gaffes leading to this disastrous current situation.

What Downing had registered as a definite forward-lean and head-tilt in his direction as the Denhams left the firm’s Christmas do, was actually Mrs Denham saying goodbye to the manager standing next to him, while looking down to get some fluff off the front of her top. ‘The split-second I moved in for the light hug and peck I realised I’d gone wrong’, explained the nervous trainee accountant, ‘but by then I’d already clearly over-committed’.

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Posted: Dec 5th, 2009
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Experts agree boy’s failure to ask teenage girl out probably is the end of the world

no point even texting anymoreScientists and religious leaders were united last night in agreeing that it was almost certain that a global apocalypse was imminent following the failure of Jimmy Welch to ask 13-year-old Emma Thorpe to the school disco.

‘We were alerted to the disturbing news after Emma’s mother overheard her daughter in her bedroom crying that this was it, that it was all over and that she was just going to die,’ explained Robert James, an environmental science professor at University College London, ‘and considering the data available – and that Jimmy is now going to the disco with that skank Sarah Miller – we think she may have a point.’

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Posted: Nov 28th, 2009
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Family politics takes chilling turn as mothers start making martyrdom videos

ageing mothers left with no alternativeMothers’ Union fundamentalists explaining for posterity the sacrifices they’ve made for their children.

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Posted: Nov 18th, 2009
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Chore inflation index shows emptying dishwasher now just as much of a pain as washing dishes

Self-emptying dishwasher still a way offNew data on irritation at day-to-day household tasks has shown that the benefits of modern living are being eaten away by chore inflation.

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Posted: Nov 16th, 2009
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