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Uganda’s Red Paper Newspaper Names ‘200 Top Homos’ And Their Worms

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TO UGANDA, where the local Red Pepper newspaper leads with:

“EXPOSED! Uganda’s Top 300 Honos Names”

Congratulations to those who made the list, and commiserations to those who did not, could be premature because Uganda is a beacon of … READ ON

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1960s Horror Food: The Luminous Metrecal Diet In A Can

IN the 1950s and 1960s, Mead Johnson’s Metrecal promised to get you into shape. What that shape was, we people of the future can only guess at – and we guess it was a human form jackknifed over a toilet.… READ ON

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Moments in Phallic Occurrences

HERE are a few vintage phallic instances (either real or inferred) which have gained a bit of notoriety over the years. Read on – your inner idiot will thank you.

 

1. THE RIFLEMAN’S LOG

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This Rifleman comic book … READ ON

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Worst Celebrity Statues, EVER!

RECENTLY, you may have seen the terrible depiction of Kurt Cobain in statue form, in Aberdeen (the American one, not the Scottish one). The statue, below, features Cobain looking like a wino busker, crying.

Actually crying. Because Kurt was so … READ ON

Posted: 24th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Rise And Fall of Benny Hill

 

Benny Hill wanted his women to be more naive than he was, women who would look up to him. He also said it was fellatio he wanted, or masturbation. “But Bob, I get a thrill when they’re kneeling there,

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Posted: 24th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your Guidebook to Creating a Proper Heavy Metal Album Cover

A PRIME reason for heavy metal’s success is that it is a culture unto itself.  Fads come and go, but a culture has staying power.  It comes with its own dress code, etiquette and idolatry.  A small but important part … READ ON

Posted: 24th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iwo Jima: A Story Of Death, Glory And Propaganda In Wonderful Photos

ON this day in photos:  February 23, 1945: US raises flag raised over Iwo Jima.

Joe Rosenthal took the wonderful picture as the  U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raised  the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi.

This picture … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Photojournalism | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Their Golden Years? Five Films About Your Greatest Heroes Growing Old

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WITH J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII in the pipeline comes the news that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher will reprise their iconic roles in the George Lucas franchise for the first time in over thirty years, … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TV Nightmares: 10 Highly Disturbing Sitcom Episodes of the 70s and 80s

THE trouble with American situation comedies in the 1970s and 1980s was that you never knew what you were going to get when you tuned in: was it going to be light-hearted entertainment or tales from the darkside?  There was … READ ON

Posted: 21st, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Mighty Histotry Of The Famous And Infamous Who Took A Tumble In Public

A BIG (helping) hand please for the fall guys…

A month of extreme weather and Winter Olympics has brought the downfall of members of the public…

 

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Posted: 21st, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Royal Family, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Portals of Light, Portals of Dark: The Yin and Yang of Contact (1997) and Event Horizon (1997)

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EVERY now and then, Hollywood comes up with a good concept, and then competing studios rush to ruthlessly exploit it. Remember the summer of 1998, and dueling asteroid pictures Armageddon and Deep Impact?

Or 1988, the year of the … READ ON

Posted: 20th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When The Daily Mail Summons Its Writers To Make Sad Celebrities Of Their Children It’s Paedogeddon

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DAILY Mail writers don’t have children, they have material. Among the coterie of wearisome women columnists that pour out self-parody in prose for the Daily Mail’s malevolent Mekon boss, Paul Dacre, Shona Sibary is the worst offender. While Liz … READ ON

Posted: 20th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1980s Band Names Demystified

HAVE you been wasting precious hours of your day wondering where A Flock of Seagulls got their name?  Well, wonder no more.  Before your very eyes are the etymologies of 1980s pop-synth and post-punk bands, illuminated for posterity.  No more … READ ON

Posted: 20th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Piña Colliding: Yes, Rupert Holmes’ 1979 Hit Can Make Every Movie Better

ESCAPE (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes is great and it should be in every movie.”

So writes Carol Hartsell and Sean Crespo in an introduction to their Tumblr Piña Colliding. For those of you not au … READ ON

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


Who Shouldn’t Host The Brits After James Corden Quits? Let’s See…

YOU may have heard (and maybe celebrated too) that James Corden is going to step down from the hosting gig at the Brits Awards tonight.

We are legally obliged to mention Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood’s disastrous outing as hosts, … READ ON

Posted: 19th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


17 Insane and Disturbing Trading Cards

NON-SPORTS trading cards around the 1970s generally were aimed at kids and revolved around a popular movie or TV program.  They were meant for fun; for collecting and trading on the playground. Nothing serious.  Subsequently, it’s all the more unsettling … READ ON

Posted: 19th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


8 Reasons Why Every Movie Needs A Theme Song

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A LOT of people make a lot of films, but sadly not all those films have kick-ass theme songs. This is a crying shame – AN ENORMOUSLY CRYING SHAME – because in an ideal world every film ever made … READ ON

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


Those Meddling Scooby Do Kids: Saturday Morning Mimicry

UPON the success of Scooby Doo, a flood of imitations appeared on television screens, all containing the same basic template.  This wouldn’t be worth talking about if the formula wasn’t Xeroxed with such wild abandon.  It truly is awesome … READ ON

Posted: 18th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Monsters from Yesteryear: Four TV Horror Anthologies That Deserve a DVD Resurrection

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ON Tuesday, February 25, Monsters: The Complete Series will be released on DVD. For those who may not remember it, Monsters (1984 – 1988) was Laurel’s second TV horror anthology after Tales from the Darkside (1984 – 1988), and … READ ON

Posted: 17th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


With The Serpent Handlers Of America’s Pentecostal South: Photos of A Gruesome Death By God’s Sweet Love

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PASTOR of the day is snake handler Jamie Coots from Middlesboro, Kentucky. Last Saturday night he was bitten by a snake and died. Pastor Coots, who preached at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church in Middlesboro, held … READ ON

Posted: 17th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Self-Abuse Challenge: Listen To 10 Awful Songs From The ’80s

WHY subject yourself to ten objectively awful songs, you ask?  Even though it will be painful and there will be mental wounds that may take years to heal, it is a worthy endeavor.   It will serve as a reminder that, … READ ON

Posted: 17th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ten Largely Forgotten Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ripoffs

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THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and whatever misgivings people might have about the new Michael Bay-produced movie it’ll be massive. We might find ourselves entering another golden age of Teenage Mutant Giant Ripoffs, … READ ON

Posted: 15th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On This Day In Photos: Iran Orders Salman Rushdie To Be Murdered For Writing A Book

 

ON this day in photos: February 14 1989:  Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini sentences British author Salman Rushdie to death. He also sentenced to death the publishers of Rushdie’s book the Satanic Verses. Khomeni said the book is a blasphemy READ ON

Posted: 14th, February 2014 | In: Books, Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Valentine’s Day Massacre And A Nightclub Toilet

 

AT half-past ten on St Valentine’s Day, 1929 in a cold, unheated brick garage at 2122 North Clark Street, Chicago, six members of the Bugs Moran gang were sitting around waiting for a consignment of illegal whisky due to … READ ON

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