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So much absurdity-protein, it is hard to make a case for defamation on a cheap shot
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The Skinny • No. 64 – Allo, Allo: No Libel Suit For You

The Skinny • No. 64 – Allo, Allo: No Libel...

We can still keep the roly-poly, right?
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The Skinny • No. 63 –  Farewell, Silvio Parnis

The Skinny • No. 63 –  Farewell, Silvio...

It’s interesting how Malta’s bodybuilder PM is actually quite a queen at heart
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The Skinny | No. 62 – The Great Robert-Roberta Impasse

The Skinny | No. 62 – The Great Robert-Roberta Impasse

If the Baby Jesus is not appeased during this shameless spend-fest, His wrath will be catastrophic
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No. 61 –  Christmas Cheer at the Capital: Pandemic Edition

No. 61 –  Christmas Cheer at the Capital:...

‘We’ll give them Tigné in Naxxar if we can have Paceville in Madliena too. Deal?’
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The Skinny | No. 60 • Bringing Tigné to Naxxar

The Skinny | No. 60 • Bringing Tigné to...

If any institution can inspire the Maltese nation to do good, it’s Serkin. In a divided nation, the pastizz unites all
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The Skinny | No. 59 • Covid Shuts Down Serkin

The Skinny | No. 59 • Covid Shuts Down Serkin

EU passports ruckus: add dash of North vs South snobbery, and you’re golden

The Skinny | No. 58 – Golden Passports Get Malta Wrist-Slapped by EU

The Skinny | No. 58 – Golden Passports Get Malta...

A response redolent of typical Muscat bluster and confidence won’t wash anymore

The Skinny | No. 57 – Joseph Muscat Helps A Buddy Out

The Skinny | No. 57 – Joseph Muscat Helps A Buddy Out

Hunters getting zero pushback from government? Shocking and unexpected, isn’t it...

The Skinny | No. 56 – The Hunter-Ranger Elite of Miżieb and L-Aħrax

The Skinny | No. 56 – The Hunter-Ranger Elite of...

Herrera should have traded the Maltese shark tooth for one of Queen Victoria’s molars

The Skinny | No. 55 • Jose Herrera’s Misadventures in Historical Dental Recovery

The Skinny | No. 55 • Jose Herrera’s...

Schembri’s ultimate plight… could be illustrative of the ‘Taghna Lkoll/L-Aqwa Zmien’ narrative in a nutshell

The Skinny | No. 54 • Keith Schembri’s Frozen Assets

The Skinny | No. 54 • Keith Schembri’s Frozen...

As long as Ian Borg’s okay with criticism, then my hours lost to idle commuting are not for naught

The Skinny | No. 53 • Wet Ass Road Structures

The Skinny | No. 53 • Wet Ass Road Structures

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Surely Fearne kicks himself for not booking the long weekends before Abela

The Skinny | No. 52 • The PM’s weekend breaks

The Skinny | No. 52 • The PM’s weekend breaks

Back to school? Stop having kids. During a pandemic, it’s the decent thing to do

The Skinny | No. 51 • Back to School!

The Skinny | No. 51 • Back to School!

Being stoned by the same rocks they defaced seems to be the only punishment equal to the crime

The Skinny | No. 50 • Red Arrows on Rocks

The Skinny | No. 50 • Red Arrows on Rocks

What happens when we let the authorities – medical or otherwise – define what constitutes ‘proper’ food?
Scicluna’s compassion straw man card: ‘Yes, there was corruption, but think of the children’

The Skinny | No. 48 • Edward Scicluna Testifies

The Skinny | No. 48 • Edward Scicluna Testifies

It’s Charmaine, Season 2. And you’ll soon have fans clamouring for a Chris Fearne spin-off

The Skinny | No. 47 • Prof Charmaine Gauci: Season 2

The Skinny | No. 47 • Prof Charmaine Gauci: Season 2