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Paul Simon’s 1992 South Africa Tour Was In Another World To His 1985 Graceland Mission

ON January 11 1992, Paul Simon kicked off his South Africa tour. He’d visited the country before, back in 1985 in defiance of the UN-sponsored cultural boycott against apartheid. On 2 December 1968, The UN General Assembly requested all States …

Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Intensely Disturbing Public Service Announcements

THERE ARE two tactics you can operate from to inspire healthy cautiousness in children: (A) making the topic interesting and intellectually compelling, or (B) scaring the living hell out of them.  More often than not, PSAs in the 1960s–80s opted …

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tom Mix Was Hollywood’s Original Cowboy Tough Guy (Photo)

TOM Mix – January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940 – was an American silent film actor who starred in hundreds of films.

 

 

*  In all, he made 336 feature films, produced 88, wrote 71 and directed 117.

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hilarious: Idiotic Pastor Daniel Castle Explains The Evils Of MTV’s Wonder Showzen

PASTOR Daniel Castle is no fan of MTV’s Wonder Showzen, the Sesame Street parody. Pastor Castle thinks John Lee and Vernon Chatman’s show is real. And – yep – Pastor Daniel is real. He should be work of parody. But …

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Checking The Daily Mail: Richard Littlejohn, The Mark Duggan Peacemaker? Bollocks

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Checking The Mail: Richard Littlejohn, the peacemaker? Bollocks

IMAGINE you’re Richard Littlejohn. Once you’ve stopped vomiting, imagine how you’d feel when you heard that the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan had given its verdict. You’d not …

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


45 Sinfully Underplayed Songs of the 60s and 70s

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AT a time when even the most obscure vintage track is just a few clicks away, it’s very hard to create a list of “underplayed” songs.  Many recordings swept under the rug have now returned to the light via …

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Praising Big Brother, Advocating Nuking Nick Robinson

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Praising Big Brother, advocating nuking Nick Robinson

 

AS a smug, entitled, metropolitan dicksplash with a $50 vocabulary and a tendency to watch things with subtitles now and then I’m meant to dismiss Channel …

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trading Cards Of The 1970s: The Bay City Rollers Versus The Village People

THE Topps Company didn’t just make baseball cards with a stick of chewing gum in each packet. They made cards for non-sporting endeavours. Collect them. Trade them. The Garbage Pail kids cards sold well. So too Pokemon. But what about …

Posted: 9th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Become An Instant Millionaire For Only $100!

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YES indeedy, as a signal that this altcoin market (Bitcoin, Litecoin and the like) you can become an instant millionaire in your own currency for the once only low low price of $100!

This is in fact true as well: …

Posted: 9th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Armed Struggle: Duggan Police Should Be Accountable

Mark Duggan: Well Played Mr Justice Keith Cutler, The Met’s Fearsome Burqa Bandit’s Are Above The Laws They Uphold

MARK Duggan was no angel. The 29-year-old father-of-six’s most ardent friends and family would probably agree.

He died when shot by …

Posted: 9th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Mark Duggan Story In Photos: Police And Gangsters Shoot To Kill

ON August 4, 2011, Mark Duggan, 29, is show by police in north London. The father-of-four was travelling in a mini cab when pulled over.

Operation Dibri is a disaster. Set up by the Met’s black crime Trident unit, and …

Posted: 9th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1978 Muhammed Ali Boxed Marvin Gaye, Sammy Davis Junior, Richard Pryor – The Story And Some Great Photos

ON May 8, 1978, Muhammad Ali delivered a punch to the body of entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. during their benefit fight and show at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles.

 

 

 

On Feb. 15, Ali had lost to Leon …

Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Roll Over Reeva Steenkamp Today’s Sexy Corpse Is Monica Spear Mootz

WHEN Reeva Steenkamp was found dead, the Sun led with this picture:

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


5 Inconceivably Awkward 80s Movie Moments

BEFORE we carry on with the list, let’s define what we’re talking about here.  “Inconceivably Awkward” simply means it contains both of the following qualities:

  1. It is so terrifyingly uncomfortable you instinctively flinch as if you’ve been punched squarely in

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


The Top of The Tops Unofficial Celebration

TWENTY years ago, the BBC was celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of one of its most ‘iconic’ shows.

Ten years ago, the BBC was celebrating its 40th anniversary.

There was a problem, however. During the first decade of the show – …

Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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