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Russell Brand Was Interviewed By Newsnight

Guest editor of left-wing magazine The New Statesman, Russell Brand was interviewed this week by the BBC’s Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman. In the interview Brand who admits to have never voted in an election challenges our conformity to a system that’s failing millions of people, destroying the planet and putting wealth in the hands of the wrong people.

It’s a fantastic interview and well worth a watch.

Now that you’ve watched Russell Brand calling for a revolution you’ve probably been left wondering whether it’s okay to like the guy? Well thankfully Buzzfeed have compiled a list of 29 good reasons to worship Russell Brand like a god.

BBM Launched For iOS & Android

Blackberry this week finally got around to releasing versions of their popular messaging client Blackberry Messenger for iOS and Android. The free application allows users to communicate in ways they were probably already communicating in before, but introduces the Pokémon effect in that users have to trade pin numbers to be able to chat.

We published an article earlier this week explaining why people should stop using BBM and why by posting one of those ‘just got BBM add me 1MAD0UCH3′ status’ on the internet you look more desperate than Miley Cyrus trying to sell records by grinding on serial misogynist Robin Thicke. You can read the full article on Plain Audacious.

Thicke Cyrus BBM

The Man Who Staged A Bomb Scare At His Own Wedding Was Jailed

Neil McArdle from Merseyside was sentenced to 12 months in prison this week after he called up Liverpool’s St George’s Hall in April with a bomb threat. McArdle had forgotten to book the venue and only realised his mistake on his wedding day. After seeing his bride Amy Williams ‘looking amazing’ McArdle panicked and made the call to buy himself more time. The venue was evacuated and police managed to trace the call and arrest McArdle the same day.

With the Boston Marathon bombings having taken place just 11 days before McArdle’s actions were exceptionally foolish, Judge Norman Wright saying ‘Having realised you hadn’t booked the wedding, you did nothing, and nothing, and nothing, and buried your head in the sand.’ ‘You didn’t say “We need to talk” and level with your bride. You tried to weasel your way out by creating a bomb hoax to give you more time.’

You can read more about the story at The Metro.

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills Made An Appearance On Serbian X Factor

Scott Mills Serbia
Photo: Facebook / BBC Radio 1

In this bizarre story BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills appeared on X Factor Serbia after meeting judge Kiki Lesendrić whilst DJing in Zante. Scott was asked to help mentor of the girls Kiki with the judges houses stage. Highlights include host of the Serbian version of the Xtra Factor Una Senić (AKA Serbian Caroline Flack) inviting Scott upstairs to ‘make sandwiches’.

Photo: YouTube / BBC Radio 1

The Internet Was Introduced To Overly Suave IT Guy

What company does this IT guy work for? Has he tried turning it off and turning it back on again? Why is he so suave? These are all questions we’ll probably never be able to answer, but here’s the latest in the internet’s arsenal of memes, overly suave IT guy.

Overly Suave IT Guy 1

Overly Suave IT Guy 2

Overly Suave IT Guy 3

Overly Suave IT Guy 4

Moss Overly Suave IT Guy

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