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10 Regrettable Examples of 1970s Occult Lameness

THE OCCULTISM explosion which overtook North America and Europe in the 1970s ushered in a level of national fascination that is hard to understand if you weren’t there.  But, as with anything that experiences a surge in popularity, it becomes …

Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Every True Football Fan Should Stand With Spurs’ Yid Army: Sing What We Want To

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GARY Whybrow, 31, of west London, Sam Parsons, 24, of Amersham, and Peter Ditchman, 52, of Bishop’s Stortford, have been arrested and charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words at football matches. Well, not so much words as …

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports, Spurs | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail Writes Fake Story About Fake Sun Rising Over China

SO smoggy is it in  Beijing that local crowd around bit tellies to get a look at the sun they once knew. Well, so said the Daily Mail, whose James Nye reported:

The smog has become so thick in Beijing

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 15 Most Depressing Songs of the 1960s and 70s

THE LATE 1960s to mid-70s were a manic depressive time period in music, populated by exultant highs and soul crushing lows.  The highs came in the form of disco and bubblegum pop via ABBA, The Bee Gees and their ilk.  …

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Plan To Stop Footballers Spitting

ENFIELD Council has sent letters warning football clubs in the north London borough against players spitting. Winchmore Hill FC was once club to have received a letter warning of £500 fines for anyone caught spitting in public –  “the bye-law …

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chewing Gum: Psychedelic Treats And Assorted Oral Wonders

 

BEN Wilson is the chewing gum artist. We say ‘the’ because we can’t find anyone else who paint of splats of discarded, squashed gum.  He is the self-styled ‘Chewing Gum Man’. Today, Ben was painting pictures you can take …

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Doctor, Who Commissioned This Version of The Musketeers?

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious

Doctor, who the hell commissioned this version of the Musketeers?

MY first problem with The Musketeers is that it isn’t a live action remake of The Muskehounds. With any luck if the BBC decides to …

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Embarrassing Endorsements: When A Famous Name Damages Your Brand

THE Nicolas Anelka ‘quinelle’ controversy has taken a dramatic new twist, as West Bromwich Albion’s sponsors have threatened to end their shirt contract if the club continues to pick the French striker.

 

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Zoopla are not the first people to …

Posted: 18th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mikaael Kular: The Exciting Possibility of A Crime

MIKAEEL Kular is missing. He’s three. His mother, Rosdeep Kular, him last at 9pm on Wednesday, at his home in Ferry Gait Crescent, Edinburgh. That was when she put him to bed. He lives there with his four siblings. He …

Posted: 17th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dispatches From The 70s: Women’s Lib Akin To An Irritating Rash

 

IT is a common misconception that the 1970s were this wildly liberal time where every tradition was fair game. Sure, there were a lot of ‘progressive’ philosophies that entered Main Street which had heretofore been relegated to liberal back …

Posted: 17th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1980 Lee Scratch Perry Tried To Bust Paul McCartney From A Japanese Jail With This Letter

 

ON January 16th of 1980,  Paul McCartney was busted for weed. Japanese customs officials at Narita International Airport found  7.7 ounces of cannabis in the former Beatle’s singer’s bags. For his pains – he’d been travelling with his four …

Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


5 Outrageous and Unexpected Moments of Sexual Innuendo on TV

THERE HAS BEEN plenty of blatant sex on the television in decades past.  Shows such as Benny Hill and Three’s Company weren’t afraid to show the playful side, while soap operas and gritty crime dramas took a more serious bent.  …

Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? Harry Nilsson And The Pensioners Sing ‘I’d Rather Be Dead Than Wet My Bed’

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Posted: 15th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


15 Curious and Intriguing Beatles Covers

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THE FAB FOUR had barely left Ed Sullivan’s stage before their songs were being covered like mad across the entire planet. You’d be hard pressed to find a single artist from the mid-sixties to mid-seventies who didn’t have at …

Posted: 15th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kenya’s Gay Hatred Is Rooted In A Global Evangelical Movement

 

IN Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has put his signature to the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Among a range of anti-gay laws, homosexuals can be jailed for ten-years for displaying affection in public. Helping homosexuals avoid detection is also …

Posted: 15th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Field Guide to 1970s Men’s Sweaters

WITH so many “important things” going on the world, why spend time looking at forty year old sweaters?  Simply put, the brain needs a break from the barrage of jarring images of a world on the brink.  A tour of …

Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Beatles Remastered: Artist Rutherford Chang Plays 100 White Albums Played At Once

 

RECORD collector, artist and New York-based Beatles fan Rutherford Chang has collected 918  first-pressings of 1968’s The White Album, the band’s least butchered album in which George Harrison came into his own.

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gimme Shelter From Hell’s Angels: Meredith Hunter, Alan Passaro And The Rolling Stones Horror Show

MEREDITH Hunter. He was the 18-year-old stabbed to death by a Hell’s Angel at the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Free Concert on December 6 1969.

 

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The show took place just four months after Woodstock. This time peace and love …

Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peculiar Fun for the Whole Family: 20 Odd and Interesting Board Games

THERE have been thousands of boxed games (board games and their ilk) published over the years. For your convenience, we’ve pulled together twenty of the most peculiar (in no particular order).  Don’t say you weren’t warned.

 

1. GAY MONOPOLY

Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Checking The Mail: Sherlock And Bashing Benefits Claimants

 

CHANNEL 4’s documentary Benefits Street has been an absolute boon for The Daily Mail. The sound of the boners popping up must have been audible in the office as the hate-filled shitstirrers of The Daily Mail’s crack Poor People …

Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fear of A Fat Planet: Billy Bunter Is Now An Enemy Of The State

FAT is bad. The top-down message is consistent. The Mail leads with news that Obesity is “worse than we first feared”.

 

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Whose afraid of a fat planet? As the BBC reported this year: “Obesity quadruples to nearly one …

Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


As Hitler’s Boxer Said To The Actress: Silent Anny Ondra Was Hitchcock’s Star Of Britain’s First ‘Talkie’

IN1929 almost everyone in the British film industry was convinced that the newfangled talking films would be nothing but a flash in the pan. But as the director Michael Powell once said of that time, “some flash, some pan”. Hitchcock …

Posted: 12th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Singers and Swingers In the Kitchen: The 1967 ‘Scene-Makers Cookbook’

ROBERTA Ashley’s 1967 Singers and Swingers in the Kitchen is thescene-makers cookbook”. The cook book features “The Scene Makers Cookbook Dozens of Nutty Turned On Easy-To-Prepare Recipes From The Grooviest Gourmets Happening”. Ready for “hip, mod, delicious recipes”.…

Posted: 12th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0