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Bullshit, Bastards & Bylines: What To Learn From Tumblr, Buzzfeed, HuffPo And Upworthy…Yes, Really

 

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What to learn from Tumblr, Buzzfeed, HuffPo and Upworthy…yes, really

Which media organisations have mastered making the web jump to their own sick tunes? Buzzfeed and The Daily Mail. The rest

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comments (27) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Read The Document That Caused A British Magistrates’ Court To Demand Mormon Church Prove Adam And Eve Were Real

THIS is incredible. The  Telegraph   reports on a criminal case that is utterly nuts. The head of the Mormon Church movement is being summoned to prove the religion is based on facts that can be proven by science. If he

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Groovy Vintage T-Shirt Adverts

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MY MOST BELOVED possessions in the 1970s were my T-shirts.  They were my identity.  My Kiss concert shirt was proof that I’d witnessed the greatest show on earth.  My Pete Rose shirt was proof of

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Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


12 Stupendous Movie Tagline Fails

THEY had one job. Just write a single sentence about a movie.  It’s not quantum physics. After millions of dollars spent and many months of filming and editing, it comes down to the humble tagline writer to simply scrawl a

Posted: 5th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Three Hats For Lisa: Swinging London And Sid James Gives The Greatest Musical Performance In Cinema History

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IS this the greatest musical performance in cinema history?

Joe Brown, French-born Sophie Hardy (who played the eponymous Lisa Milan), Sid James, Una Stubbs and Dave Nelson hit the big screen in colour with the 1964 release

Posted: 5th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Inside Woody Allen: When The Comic Was A Syndicated Cartoon

 

BETWEEN 1976 and 1984, Woody Allen was the 2D star of Stuart Hample’s comic strip Inside Woody Allen. 

 

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Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sex Sells Tobacco: 10 “Smoking Hot” Vintage Adverts

THE STORY of tobacco in advertising is a long and winding tale.  At some points it has targeted children, at others it has tried to sound like a health food.  The specter of cancer has loomed over the product for

Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


“They’re Dead. They’re All Messed Up” – How George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead Recreates the Unrest of 1968

THE AMC original TV series Mad Men (2007 ) set its latest season against a disquieting historical backdrop: the turbulent events of the year 1968.

Specifically, Matthew Weiner’s award-winning period drama book-ended the season with allusions to two classic …

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top 10 Joe Meek Records On The Anniversary Of His Death

TODAY marks the anniversary of Joe Meek’s death. The first British independent record label, genius producer and thorough crackpot departed this Earth on 3rd February after committing suicide after murdering his landlady at his home studio on Holloway Road.

 

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On This Day In Photos: February 3 1959 – Buddy Holly Dies On The Winter Dance Party Tour

ON This Day February 3 1959: Charles Hardin Holley aka Buddy Holly  22,  Jiles P Richardson aka the Big Bopper 28, and Richard Valenzuela  – aka Ritchie Valens 17, were killed when their single-engined

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Intercontinental Dance Floor Dives: Your Euro Disco Dynamite Primer

WHEN disco hit its stride in the mid to late Seventies, it transcended language and boundaries. Perhaps, the secret of its success was that the criterion was so damn simple:  Can you dance to it?  If the answer was “yes”,

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman Rock Three Parts In The Fifteen Minute Hamlet

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IN 1995, Philip Seymour Hoffman played Bernardo, Horatio and Laertes in Todd Louiso’s 1995 version of Tom Stoppard’s 1976 play The Fifteen Minute Hamlet . Stoppard has enjoyed a hit with his Hamlet

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Posted: 2nd, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Black Gnostic Introduction To Sun Ra And His Archestra: Space Is the Place For Saturn’s Angel Race

BEFORE cosmic ordering became the celebrities’ guiding light, there was Sun Ra, jazz maestro of Saturn’s Angel Race. He was not from Earth. He was from Saturn. Sun Ra was born into Alabama’s deep segregation. He was named Herman Poole

Posted: 1st, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Whatever Wollaston, Outnumbered Is Alright By Me

 

I’M not supposed to like Outnumbered . I’m meant to pull a Jeremy Paxman-style rubbery horse face of disgust [(c) The Thick Of It] . But I won’t. Because I quite like Outnumbered . It’s a slightly shabby suburban

Posted: 1st, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Buried Riding His Harley-Davidson Motorcycle – Photos

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BILL Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, has died. He was 84. He’s been laid to rest in a plexiglass / wood coffin while “riding” his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He is , for safety’s sake, wearing a leather jacket, boots and helmet.

Posted: 1st, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1964 Isaac Asimov Made These Predictions On The World In 2014

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IN 1964 Isaac Asimov was wondering about the future. What would the world be like 50 years hence? Asimov put down his idea for the The New York Times . Of course, this professor of biochemistry at Boston University

Posted: 31st, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


She Devil Amanda Knox Murdered Like Eichmann: Third Time Lucky For Meredith Kercher

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AMANDA Knox and Raffaele Sollecito did murder British student Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy. Today an appeals court in Florence upheld the convictions of U.S. student Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the November 2007 murder of her British roommate.

Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Dream Jobs For 1970s Men

CONSIDER me your 1970s guidance counsellor. I’m not going to recommend civil engineering or medical school. Those careers are all well and good, but save them for the 1980s when it’s all about the paycheck.  No, we’re smack dab in

Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Checking The Daily Mail: I Heard It Through The Hate Vine

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WOMEN don’t have any agency. They don’t choose to have children nor are they capable of rejecting the advances of rich men. Women are wombs to be squirted in to and then used. Women are basically cattle. Welcome to

Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How The Beatles Hypnotized Western Youth To Fight For Russia In The Cold War

IN 1974 the Reverend David A. Noebel put  own in words his thought on The Beatles. These thoughts were deep enough to form an entire book, The Marxist Minstrels: A Handbook on Communist Subversion of Music.

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Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


15 Wonderfully Awful Album Covers For Your Viewing Displeasure

THE 1960s through the 1980s saw a flood of low budget albums released around the globe. It seemed all you needed to make a record was some loose change and poor decision making skills. Indeed, much of what landed on

Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pete Seeger: Photos And A Great 1947 Film Tribute To The American Folk Great

 

LAST night in New York  Pete Seeger  died. He was 94 . The patrician captured the mood

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Posted: 28th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tech Rewind: Before Phones Got Smart

TECHNOLOGY has been rocketing along so quickly, it’s difficult to put on the breaks, stop for a moment and get a perspective.  Sometimes you just need to dig your heels in and take a look backward.  As the current rushes

Posted: 28th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0