The 9pm I can’t believe it’s not January

Photograph of broken Zoom H1 recorder

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It’s so long since the last episode, we’ve already celebrated the birthday of gentle Baby Jesus. It’s a brand new year, but we’ve got the same old Crusader Rabbit as Prime Minister.

In this podcast there’s talk of terrorism, broadband, Space Lizards, the Brandis Ham, and much more.

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The World According to Pravda, 2007

Example front cover of Pravda

Ah Comrades, remember Pravda? Правда or “The Truth” was a leading newspaper of the Soviet Union and an official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party — at least until the late, great Boris Yeltin closed it down in 1991.

However the name lives on at — and Lenin would be turning in his grave at this lowest of the low in tabloid trash. I love it!

Photo of dog sex toy

Here’s just a sample of the stories on offer tonight:

Men lie for no reason because women make them

Various media outlets portray breasts differently
Fake Brad Pitt, 77, lives in New Hampshire
Miss Universe contestants pose in bikini

“Is your dog in heat and humping anything it can wrap its horny little legs around? Are you constantly having to pry your promiscuous pooch off the legs of guests, parents and members of your church? … It’s easy, all you should do is to buy a sex doll for dogs.”

OK, OK, there’s a few serious stories, some with a suitably pro-Russia slant:

It was only the USSR that defeated Nazism
Russia develops new generation strategic bomber
USA and Russia start Cold War over the Moon

But the best bit for me? The fact that all the advertising on Pravda is provided by that traditional communist institution, Google. Sweet.

[Thanks to the Freakonomics boys for the tip.]