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Breaking News For Fools: Investigation Finds That Perrier Water Is A Rip Off

perrier THE  Dispatches team over at Channel 4 has uncovered shocking evidence of the way that Perrier is woefully overpriced, actually being more expensive than honest to goodness beer and cider. Clearly the Frenchies are simply ripping us all off :

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


WHO Wants To Ban The Thing That Makes Smokers Quit Tobacco: E-Cigarettes

THAT’S the message from a bunch of wowsing “public health” advocates. That we must immediately make sure that tobacco companies don’t continue moving into the e-cigarette market. Because, you know, umm, it’s bad. No one really manages to say why

Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1940s Pre-Code Comic Book Horrors And Dr Wertham’s 1954 Seduction of the Innocent

 

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“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.”

– Oscar Wilde

 

Dr. Wertham’s 1954 book, Seduction of the Innocent , was an American bestseller it

Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Sale: Bid For This Signed Photos Of Jesus

ON August 17, you can bid for an “autographed” portrait of Jesus. It’s signed “With love, J”.

 

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Jesus signed his artwork in 1969 during his richly drawn felt tip phase.

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Posted: 27th, June 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drive the Chicks Wild! Vintage Menswear Adverts

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THE obvious way to sell men’s clothing is to proclaim that the garments will somehow turn the average guy into an irresistible Studasaurous.  From the late Sixties to early Eighties, when Baby Boomers were in their

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Posted: 26th, June 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hurrah! It’s True! The Great British Breakfast Beats Hangovers

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I HAVE to admit to being rather surprised that this isn’t in all of the newspapers instead of just one. For we journalists are notably bibulous creatures and thus the news of a hangover cure that actually works should

Posted: 24th, June 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


An Architect’s Roadside Nightmare On the Road To Los Angeles In 1934

IN 1934, Alexander Wiederseder recorded this architect’s nightmare on the area surrounding Los Angeles.

That dog looks like a French bulldog.

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Posted: 24th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Reasons Aerobics In The 1980s Was Crazy Awesome

BY THE 1980s, the Baby Boomers, who had enjoyed the Sexual Revolution as trim youth, suddenly found themselves with a little extra weight as they entered their thirties. The alarm was sounded, and what followed can only be described as

Posted: 23rd, June 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Terrifying Quiz From 1987 Evangelical Book ‘How to Raise ‘Purfect’ Kids’

IN 1987, John Ray Bohlen taught parents how to raise children in his guide  How to Raise ‘Purfect’ Kids. You can read more of his wisdom on the Great Commission Ministries Website.

He writes:

In this day when juvenile delinquency

Posted: 22nd, June 2014 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Better Hurry Down To The Supermarket With Your Rials And Bahts: The Foreign Change Scam

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THE problem with machines is that they’re just not as good as human beings at pattern recognition. This is true of humans looking at human faces as opposed to machines looking at them as it is of supermarket checkouts

Posted: 19th, June 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Sale: PERSONALISED ASTON JLS BIRTHDAY BADGES / FRIDGE MAGNETS / HANDBAG MIRRORS

JLS have gocen to the EU’s Boyband silo. But you can keep the magick alive with your…

…PERSONALISED ASTON

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Posted: 17th, June 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Using Tinder and Grindr Gives You The Clap

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TINDR and Grindr  give you the clap. That, at least, is the finding of a new piece of scientific research, that using dating apps on smartphones, like Tinder or Grindr, gives you the clap. It’s not, by the way,

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find Out What Happens When People Answer Phone In This Cinema

CAR crash TV:

 

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Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Un-FARE! Uber Downloads Rise 850% As A Result of Taxi Protests

 

THIS is just lovely: as a result of the taxi protests about how awful Uber is in stealing the crusts from the mouths of the poor babbies of taxi drivers there’s been a surge of interest in Uber itself.

Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vacant Property: Is This The Country’s Worst House To Rent?

AH, Surrey, where women in white jeans and Anthea Turner hair vie for our affections with men who think Jeremy Clarkson would be a great Prime Minister. And it’s where

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Carolina Water Company Challenges Customer To Walk Like Jesus

TO North Carolina, where the Chinquapin Water Association, aka the Chinquapin Wine Society, adds a little message on its water bills.

 

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Just add water…

 

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Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nightmare Toys: Undead Ted Wants To Play Peek-A-Boo:

HEY, kids. Undead Ted wants to play peek-a-boo:

 

 

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Posted: 7th, June 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peter Tork’s Dairy Erotica On Acid: A Look Inside The March 1971 ‘TEEN magazine

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THERE’S no better insight into the teenage girl psyche than those ubiquitous teen magazines. So, let’s step into the mind of early Seventies teenyboppers and take a look at the March 1971 issue of ‘TEEN magazine.  It’s chock full

Posted: 6th, June 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Life Imitates The Kate Kid At The Royal College of Art’s Graduate Fashion Show 2014

FASHION is the gift that keeps on giving. At the Royal College of Art’s Graduate Fashion show, we spotted this design by Ge Bai. We wondered where the

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Posted: 5th, June 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0