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Richard Pryor’s Greatest Hits: Mr Black Death Metal Sings The Blues

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RICHARD Pryor could sing. Before the comedy hits came, Pryor headed to New York City and sang the blues:

Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highlights From The Book Witnessing Made Easy: How to Pass Out Tracts for Jesus

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JERRY Keever’s 1986 books Witnessing Made Easy: How to Pass Out Tracts for Jesus is a gem. This is passive aggressive preaching from 1986.

We’ve got some highlights from its 319 pages of dogmatic wonderment.…

Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


12 Impressively Bizarre and Ridiculous Fitness Records

YEARS AGO in days of old when magic filled the air, people did their workouts at home by their turntable.  Generally, the needle bounced and scratched from all the flopping around.  Plus, record players were usually centrally located, which meant …

Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ronnie Biggs Story: Money, Arsenal And Going Punk In Rio

FAREWELL then, Ronnie Biggs.

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Posted: 4th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch The Day The Clown Cried: Jerry Lewis’s Holocaust Horror Show

THE Day The Clown Cried is an unreleased 1972 Jerry Lewis film. It’s the story of a clown who finds himself in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.

Like the Aryan Papers, Stanley Kubrick’s Holocaust drama, Francis Ford Coppola’s …

Posted: 3rd, January 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Strange and Terrible Fitness Products from the 1970s

THE NEW YEAR has arrived.  Time to once again pledge to stop eating like a starved cow and get going on a weight loss program.   Catalogs and magazines in decades past were full of wonderfully terrible options to start you …

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


Which Newspaper Hates Migrants The Most? A Look At Those 2013 Front Pages

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THE ROGARIANS are among us. On January 1 2014, the Romanian and Bulgarians united to invade the British Isles. Armed with a EU Directive, these villains are right now stealing your kids, using your cashcards, moving into your bedroom …

Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Awkward Band Publicity Photos

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TO MAKE IT in the music biz and get some publicity, it used to be a requirement to take some “professional” photographs for local newspapers, magazines, and venue posters.    Trouble is, thirty to forty years later someone like me is …

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


Pace Yourself Nigel: Michael “Mighty Mike” Van Gerwen Wins PDC World Championship (Photos)

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PETER “Snakebite” Wright and his ensemble of brightly tinted mohawk created by his wife, Timmy Mallet’s cast-offs and an open-mouthed snake painted on the side of his head were not enough to win the PDC World Championship. Having upstaged Simon …

Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Checking The Daily Mail For Lies, Half-Truths And Propaganda Balls

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I’M not saying the Daily Mail is written by liars and hypocrites, I’m just saying that if you had a visual dictionary of the British Media the face staring out from the definition of Arsehole …

Posted: 1st, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Best Readers’ Letters Of 2013

THE  Best Readers’ Letters of 2013:

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


DJ Derek Sweet Memory Sounds: A Tribute To The UK’s Original White Reggae Star

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DJ Derek is Derek Serpell-Morris. He’s 72. Last night the Bristolian played his last ever show at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club. Derek is the Cadbury accountant who became a much-loved dance hall DJ.…

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


Worse Than Dog Poo: The Real Stink Should Be Over On-The-Spot Fines

DO we sympathise with Peter Taylor, styled as “Community-spirited” by the Stoke Sentinel? Or we do we think he made a problem worse?

The local council is very much of the opinion that Mr Taylor is a nuisance. It …

Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Most Offensive And Amusing Pitch Gestures

NICOLAS Anelka’s controversial celebration after scoring for West Brom at Upton Park – the notorious quenelle salute, made famous by his comedian friend Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala – will be debated for weeks to come.

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But he is by no …

Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Victoria’s Secret: What A Difference 30 Years Makes

CAN YOU GUESS which Victoria’s Secret models come from 1984 and which are from recent catalogs?  I’ll give you a hint:  the ones from 1984 resemble actual human females.

 

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Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anelka And Dieudonné: Bigots, But For The Left

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WHEN West Bromwich Albion footballer Nicholas Anelka scored in Saturday’s draw with West Ham he preformed a “reverse Nazi salute”. Oddly, the reverse Nazi is not an anti-racism statement. It’s one steeped in anti-Semitism. After thousands of years of persecution, …

Posted: 30th, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Computers Were Giant

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IT BOGGLES the mind to think that computers which literally filled rooms a few decades ago couldn’t come close to the computers that easily fit in the palm of our hand today.  That phone in your pocket can do …

Posted: 30th, December 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Hanging Dolls Of Mexico’s Dead Girl Island

DOLLS die in Xochimilco, Mexico.

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They’re in the trees and on the ground, bunched together on wooden fence posts and hanging from clotheslines like laundry left to dry. Their dead eyes stare at you from half empty sockets,

Posted: 30th, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Extreme Dieting: Keith Moon Versus Hunter S Thompson

THE late Keith Moon was once asked whether he thought he was the greatest drummer in the world, he replied: “I’m the greatest Keith Moon-style drummer in the world”, and no one can argue with that. However Moon is just …

Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Books, Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Festively Furious: Doctor Who Raised By Moffat, Caitlin Moran Raised By Wolves

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WRITING a convincing family unit for television is a tricky one. There are only a few series that manage it over a significant time period. Sgt Wilson, Private Pike and his mother in Dad’s Army are perfectly dysfunctional, the …

Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Celebrity Party Tricks Hall of Fame

IN Huddersfield in 1977, the Sex Pistols held a Christmas party for the children of striking firefighters.

 

 

A documentary about this party and the extraordinary times in which it occurred, when the band were hounded from pillar to …

Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Tao of David Coleman

The Tao of David Coleman

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He was born at Alderley Edge, the place now famous as the luxury location of choice for the gated homes of multi-millionaire footballers. But Coleman is a man synonymous with the blurred black-and-white ‘soccer’ of …

Posted: 25th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nigella Lawson Trial: How Courtroom Artists Show Her Inner And Outer Turmoil

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NIGELLA Lawson v her now former personal assistants Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo was pretty entertaining for anyone not directly involved in the matter. Nigella did enjoy being pulled apart in court with no right of reply; and the sisters …

Posted: 24th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


5 Small Ways Christmas Has Improved

IT’S inarguable that Christmas has snowballed into a giant hulking materialistic bezerker over the past few decades.  However, it wasn’t all poinsettias and candy canes back in the day either.  I’d like to highlight just a few things that are …

Posted: 23rd, December 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nathan Rao’s Killer Christmas: Daily Express Weather Man Predicts 100 Days of Death

ON October 12 2013, the Daily Express told us to expect the “WORST WINTER FOR DECADES“:

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Worst winter for decades: Record-breaking snow predicted for November

Posted: 22nd, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0