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Fred Phelps’ Dying Words: ‘I Do It With Boys’ And Other Magic Moments In The Westboro Baptist Church

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FRED Phelps, the man whose catchphrase was “god hates fags” and whose media-savvy Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas commandeered the dead and famous for their own self-promotion, is dead.

Across the Church’s website and its “sisters sites” – GodHatesIslam.com, … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Black Euclides Monteiro Is A Brown Moroccan And Other Facts

MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look the missing child in the news. In 2009, Cape Verdean national Euclides Monteiro, 40, died in a tractor accident. His name has been linked the missing child. There is no evidence in the media that he … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Board Game Genocide: Nazi Family Fun With Juden Raus! Das Neue Gesellschafts-Spiel

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IN 1936, German toy maker Günther & Co. released the board game “Juden Raus! Das Neue Gesellschafts-Spiel” (“Out with the Jews! The Game of the New Society”).READ ON

Posted: 21st, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Miracle of Soap And The Scourge of Constipation: Vintage Hygiene Adverts

ONE thing you’ll find when looking through magazines from the 1930s and 40s is an amazing array of soap and constipation adverts.  It’s as if the world was ravaged by body odor and irregularity. Ad after ad proclaims the wonders … READ ON

Posted: 21st, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


We Used to Be Friends: Five Reasons Why the Veronica Mars Movie is Much More than “Fan Service”

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HERE’S a challenge for the intrepid researcher: Go to Google and search for five or so reviews of the Veronica Mars (2014) movie from the mainstream press that don’t include the following term: “fan service.”

For the … READ ON

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Aberdeen FC And The Human League Present The 11 Greatest Footballer Chants (Volume 1)

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UNEXPECTEDLY to most, the Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me?’ went top ten midweek. No-one really knew why, especially die-in-the-wool Human League fans. Everyone was pleased all the same.

However, what had happened was Aberdeen FC fans (with … READ ON

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael McIntyre Is Faker Than A £5 Rolex

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MICHAEL McIntyre has millions of fans. I’m just not friends with or related to any of them. I don’t think I’ve ever met one. Michael McIntyre is the Tony Blair of standup – charismatic enough to get millions of … READ ON

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Killed Disco? 7 Suspects Revealed

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IT’S actually amazing when you stop and think about it.   A counter-culture movement originating in homosexual night clubs  somehow wound up overtaking every nook and cranny of the pop culture landscape.  From Hollywood to the fashion industry to ridiculous … READ ON

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pat Robertson’s Fever Dream: Four Times When Horror Movies Met The Devil’s Own Rock-and-Roll Music In The 1980s

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JUST last week, the 700 Club’s Pat Robertson spoke out about the hidden scourge of our modern society: those demons from Hell who like to crash your car.

Yes, it turns out that devils can cause really horrible … READ ON

Posted: 19th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Growing Old Gracefully or Kicking and Screaming: Old Vs. New Hollywood

WATCHING the Oscars and other such events lately, it’s becoming disturbingly common to spot actresses, now in their sixties, desperately hanging onto their youth.  It seems overnight, all my favourite actresses from the 1970s and 80s have gone under the … READ ON

Posted: 19th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Three Generations Of Schulz Unite To Create A Peanuts Movie As Disappointing As All The Others


SNOOPY is back. The best cartoon do of them all is to star in a new Peanuts movie, coming to a screen near you on November 6, 2015.

That’s the good news?

Do you flinch a little when you learn … READ ON

Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Read Alfie’s Home: The Creepy Children’s Book That Will Make Your Gay Children Straight

DR Christian Jessen is the star of the Channel 4 documentary Undercover Doctor: Cure Me, I’m Gay.

Can you be “cured” of your homosexuality? Some want to change. They sign up to schemes to become healthy and straight and … READ ON

Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Books, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen To Aldous Huxley’s Talks On The Visionary Experience’ And Read His Advice To Albert Hofmann On Taking LSD

ON February 29 1962, Aldous Huxley wrote of psychedelic drugs in a letter to Albert Hofmann.

 

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Hofmann had invented LSD, first synthesising lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938. He experienced the world’s first acid trip” on April … READ ON

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Comic Book Nerdorama: 12 Ways 2000AD Is Zarjaz

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IT GAVE THE WORLD JUDGE BLEEDIN’ DREDD

Arguably better known than the comic itself is its main star, leather- suited, permanently-behelmeted Judge Dredd, tough-ass humorless moo and saviour of the streets of … READ ON

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


15 Great Moments in Sexually Suggestive Pop Music

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IN 1985, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) released their “Filthy 15” – fifteen songs they felt were the most objectionable on the planet.  Prince’s “Darling Nicki” topped the list, Sheena Easton’s “Sugar Walls” came in at #2, … READ ON

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Swearing Peppa Pig Presents The World’s Rudest Toys

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PEPPA Pig was in the news again this week, and once again the news wasn’t good. Following previous complaints about her disrespectful and naughty behaviour, there are now claims that one of the characters in her DVD used the … READ ON

Posted: 16th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Stolen By Pirates And Other Batshit Mental Theories In The British Tabloids

WHAT happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is exciting the British tabloids:

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She told the Mirror: “I first heard about the website at 9.30am and looked at 867 images

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Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dutch Gone Wild: 10 Insane Record Covers From The Netherlands

THE Internet has certainly done its fair share of mockery when it comes to vintage album covers from America and the UK.  How about we spread the snarkiness to a less traveled geography – say, the Netherlands?  Yes, I know … READ ON

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Their Last Known Photograph: Five Found-Footage Horror Movies That Deserve a Second Look

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THE found-footage horror film genre is one that isn’t often appreciated. The late Roger Ebert himself once wrote that movies of this type often consist of “low quality home video footage,” are “usually under-lit,” are … READ ON

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Blind Beggar And The Bloody Killing of George Cornell by Ronnie Kray

 

ONE hundred and one years after the evangelist William Booth preached his first open air sermon outside the Blind Beggar Public House on the Whitechapel Road – a sermon which ultimately led to the establishment of the Salvation Army … READ ON

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


X Factor Winners Watch: Sam Bailey Plays Asda Toilets In Leicester

SO. What did X Factor winner Sam ‘ScrewBo’ Bailey do next? A Hollywood biopic? A number one album? A chair on Loose Women?

 

 

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Spotter: @Popjustice

 … READ ON

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


“It’s A Cook Book!” Television’s Five Most Horrifying Alien Invasions

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ARTHUR C. Clarke once wrote that “two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

In terms of television programming, however, the idea of alien life existing in the universe … READ ON

Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bryan Cranston: Teen Heartthrob

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AS hard as it may be to imagine that the dark and intense meth maker of Breaking Bad was once a teen heartthrob, it’s true.  In the mid-1980s Bryan Cranston was a dreamboat for teenage girls.  So, when I … READ ON

Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Meet The Megachurch Pastor Who ‘Conned’ You Into Buying His Fake NYT Bestseller Book

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MARK Driscoll is a Christian preacher at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church. He is billed on the megachurch’s website as a “Preaching and Vision Pastor”.

Pastor Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church—based in Seattle, Washington—and one

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Posted: 12th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Home Computers Caused Raptures of Transcendental Ecstasy

BELIEVE it or not, it was a hard sell in the early 1980s to convince people to buy a computer for the home.  The contraptions were insanely expensive, and they simply couldn’t do a whole lot.  Something as simple as … READ ON

Posted: 12th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0