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Selma Guadalupe Gomez tried to ban memes. The internet responded inevitably. Photo: Google Images
A Mexican parliamentarian proposed an anti-meme law - so the internet turned her into one
By Media Mole - 03 July 17:50

Hey dawg, we heard you don't like memes, so we turned you into a meme so you can oppose memes while being a meme.

Making plans for Nigel(s): Jesse Norman will chair the committee. Photo: BBC
There are more Nigels than women on Parliament's all-male, all-white culture select committee
By Media Mole - 02 July 15:54

Despite the fact that it's 2015, the new make-up of the House of Commons' culture, media and sport select committee is entirely white men.

The Guardian offices. Journalists were sent home as the servers went into meltdown. Photo: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images
Guardian server meltdown liveblog – as it happened
By Media Mole - 02 July 10:34

On the hottest day of the year, the Guardian servers went into meltdown. Follow our timeline of key events below.

The Greek referendum question is published – and it makes no sense
By Media Mole - 29 June 14:17

It's a Yes or Not Accepted question.

Watch: "Ed Miliband is too good for this f***ing country" says Daily Politics guest
By Media Mole - 05 June 13:20

The creator of Cool Ed Miliband is admonished on lunchtime TV for swearing about how great the Labour leader was.

"Humble and obedient"? Andy Burnham was just following protocol when writing to Prince Charles
By Media Mole - 04 June 15:26

Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham's sign-off on a letter to Prince Charles, which he wrote while Health Secretary, may seem obsequious, but it's nothing personal.

Irish people going #hometovote in the gay marriage referendum is the cutest thing ever
By Media Mole - 22 May 11:26

Irish people are travelling from all over the world to vote.

The many lives of Liz Kendall's website: A Cautionary Tale in Website Registration Best Practice
By Media Mole - 20 May 14:27

Liz Kendall today launched a new website, www.lizforleader.com. But her aides neglected to register www.lizforleader.co.uk, with "hilarious" consequences. 

Robert Halfon wants to rebrand the Tories as “The Workers’ Party”. Photo: Getty.
Robert Halfon wants to rebrand the Tories as “The Workers’ Party” – but what would YOU call them?
By Media Mole - 19 May 14:34

“When we knock on people’s doors, I want people to know we are on their side – on the side of the workers, that we are the workers,” said the MP for Harlow.

A ballot paper, awaiting a cross.
A Welsh voter drew a "detailed" penis on his ballot paper - and it was declared valid
By Media Mole - 15 May 8:00

 "The returning officer deemed it a valid vote".

Congratulations on your all-male panel! The Tumblr that exposes how men dominate public events
By Media Mole - 14 May 17:38

The Hoff approves your sausage-fest in a new site dedicated to all the times conference organisers forgot that 51 per cent of the population exists and might have something to contribute.

Nigel Farage: massive cult. Photo: Getty
BBC presenter accidentally calls Nigel Farage a c*** live on air
By Media Mole - 14 May 14:44

Norman Smith accidentally unleashes the C-Bomb on Nigel Farage while describing the problem with his "personality cult".

After a ten-year legal battle, the Prince Charles "black spider" letters are released
By Media Mole - 13 May 17:38

But what's the Patagonian Toothfish got to do with it?

Watch: new Tory minister Priti Patel's excruciating blather when asked if she still supports the death penalty
By Media Mole - 13 May 11:52

"Why are you not willing to say whether or not you believe something?"

This is not a photograph of David Lammy. Photo: David Lammy via Twitter
David Lammy's local newspaper mixes him up with a former junta leader from Sierra Leone
By Media Mole - 12 May 15:07

"If anyone knows who this guy is please let him know he's now the MP for Tottenham. . ."