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Belarus declares war on imaginary country within borders of Belarus that is better than Belarus

The former Soviet republic of Belarus has declared war on an imaginary country that exists within its own borders. The unprecedented move – which to be honest sounds no more or less mad than most of the rest of the news in these increasingly interesting times – has come about due to a series of war games called Zapad 2017, set …
Matt Dupuy, 31 Aug 2017
Pennywise the clown

Stephen King's scary movie reboot provokes tears from 'legit clowns'

The imminent release of a new film adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel It has caused upset in the world of professional clowning. The clowns' concerns – doubtless accompanied by mimed theatrical sobbing, oversized hankies and streams of water from fake flowers – have been publicised by their professional body, the World …
Matt Dupuy, 31 Aug 2017

Glasgow fanbois keep the faith at iPhone 6S benefaction

Interesting images have reached us of the ritual surrounding the dispensing of Apple's new iPhone 6S to the faithful of Scotland. The pictures – sent to us by long-time Reg Scottish Apple queue correspondent Joseph Heenan – clearly show the rigid orthodoxy which has recently been enforced around such events. Far from the vast …
Matt Dupuy, 25 Sep 2015


The inevitable fight to the death between humanity and the soulless hordes of Skynet's robot army came a step closer recently, after hideously beweaponed drones vanquished their human adversaries in the merciless arena of the proceedings of the US communications regulator – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Deathbot …
Matt Dupuy, 14 Aug 2015
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In My House, Stalin's Daughter and The Smartest Book in the World

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston is joined by Vulture Central staffer Matt Dupuy to review the pick of publishing this week. Alex Hourston's debut novel proves to be an intense page turner. Rosemary Sullivan explores the life of the offspring of one of the 20th Century's most fearsome dictators and, on a lighter note, Greg Proops …
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Duff DAB, megamogs and ass-assassins: Your thoughts

Commentblurt It is not often that an issue will unite our beloved readers in a rousing chorus of concentrated, directed bile. If you think about the subjects that get you hot under the collar, there is always a balance, with the numbers in favour of each seemingly poised in a yin and yang-type cosmic display of karmic harmony: Windows vs …
Matt Dupuy, 25 Sep 2009
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Croats flock to support openly corrupt politician

A Croatian politician is close to becoming the mayor of the town Prolozac - despite promising to be corrupt and to treat the town "like our family business". Voters have flocked to the campaign, which runs under the slogan "All for me, nothing for you". Josko Risa polled 27.89 per cent of the vote in the first round of voting …
Matt Dupuy, 20 May 2009
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JG Ballard — 1930-2009

JG Ballard, self-confessed visionary of “the psychology of the future” and author of works such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, died on Sunday morning after a long illness. He was 78. Ballard outgrew the ‘cult author’ tag to cross over into the mainstream. His novels were widely read, beyond the boundaries of the oft-derided …
Matt Dupuy, 20 Apr 2009

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