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UK's best-selling newspaper ends 40-year practice of topless Page 3 models

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British tabloid The Sun has quietly discontinued one of the most controversial so-called traditions of UK journalism: the Page 3 feature, which has published photos of topless models on the inside page of the "family newspaper" since 1970. Although the newspaper has not acknowledged the change, The Times reported that it understood that last Friday’s edition of The Sun was "the last that will carry an image of a glamour model with bare breasts on that page." A spokesman for the paper, which has a circulation of just under 2 million and is the UK's best-selling daily, tweeted that page three would be "in the same place it’s always been — between page 2 and 4."

The Sun has called female MPs criticizing page 3 "fat" and "jealous"

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jbondjr
2144 days ago
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Yes this was a normal thing. Yes I am a little sad.
ojiikun
2144 days ago
Both prudishness and bigbrother-ism are on an upswing in England. Kinda getting an uncomfortable V vibe from it all . . .
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The Best Boxed Wines of 2014

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We conducted a blind tasting of 16 of the best available boxed wine (8 white, 8 red). A few tasted like our worst box wine memories of yore: fermented juice boxes gone bad. But another few hinted at that 92-point bottle we keep stowed away in the cellar.

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jbondjr
2172 days ago
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How many of these have you people gone through?
rclatterbuck
2172 days ago
I'm quite familiar with bota box, and I've heard of both bandit and big house. None of the others have ever crossed my radar.
sarabond
2172 days ago
Yeah, I'm familiar only with the Bota. Have a box in the fridge right now, actually.
ojiikun
2172 days ago
Bandit has been my go-to for the last year or so. The red blend and pingris are my faves, but the cab and chard are good, too. QPR is off the charts when they are on sale.
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Blackberry fans line up here: pre-orders for the new Classic are open

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Platform loyal BBM addicts have a new device to consider -- other than the Passport -- now that Blackberry is taking pre-orders for its upcoming phone. The Classic (aka Q20) brings the design, keyboard and trackpad users are used to, plus a large...
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jbondjr
2212 days ago
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Karen...might be te only way you get android apps and a keyboard
ksteimle
2204 days ago
No one likes you. :P
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Homemade 'Castlevania' board game looks beautiful and fun to play

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If you style yourself as a fan of Castlevania, you have nothing on Reddit user XsimonbelmontX. He's created a board version of Nintendo's classic NES game that looks like a hoot thanks to well-thought-out gameplay and stunning craftsmanship. It...
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jbondjr
2215 days ago
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JD, Lisa, and Daniel, I believe this is up your alley. Your dark monster filled alley.
pyrona
2208 days ago
So much want. Someone needs to kickstart this.
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You can finally play the best-ever Star Wars games on a modern PC (updated)

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Forget that upcoming Battlefront game for now -- the Star Wars titles that hardcore fans have really been looking for are finally here. Good Old Games has announced official re-releases of X-Wing and TIE Fighter that let you play these legendary...
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jbondjr
2228 days ago
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YESSSSS!!!!
rclatterbuck
2228 days ago
The resounding cries of joy at this announcement must have made Obi-Wan very happy.
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Listen to the bizarrely good Aphex Twin / Taylor Swift mashup album

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Both Aphex Twin and Taylor Swift are back with new albums this year, and how better to celebrate that than an entire album mashing up some of the two artists' biggest hits. Cartoonist David Rees, known for his long-running series Get Your War On, has put together an eight-track album that he's calling Aphex Swift, combing songs like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" with "Girl/Boy" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" with "4." The two artists' may not have the biggest overlap in their fan bases, but this might just be enough to bring them together.

In a blog post introducing the album, Rees says that he actually sees the two artists as quite similar. He explains that his thesis was twofold: "Aphex Twin is as big a romantic cornball as...

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jbondjr
2229 days ago
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..I don't think the mixes are that great actually.
ridingsloth
2229 days ago
It's no gray album. :P
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