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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

Estate Agent Advertises Ipswich Home Fit For A Pig

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PSST! want to buy a detached fmaily home on Britannia Road, Ipswich?

 

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It’s had one careful owner, as the  advert posted at Rightmove by estate agent Connells, shows:

pig houseREAD ON

Posted: 1st, September 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barbecues Make You Fat Pigs: Which Is The Whole Point Of Them

SO the Daily Mail tells us: we’re total and complete grossouts when we eat a barbecue. We eat far more at one than we do at a normal meal. All of which is terribly interesting but it is rather missing … READ ON

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zara Sells Holocaust-Inspired Fashion For Children

ZARA is selling a “striped ‘sheriff’ T-shirt” for junior police.

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 … READ ON

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Fashion, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pussycat Riot Rips Into Putin: Dictator Themed Litter Boxes and Scratch Posts

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KITTY Cat kitsch takes on political idologies with these fine scratching posts and litter boxes by The Pussycat Riot.

The voodoo doll-style posts are £4,500.00 a totem; but the poo trays are just £3.00.

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Look on as your … READ ON

Posted: 26th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If Kate Moss’s Breasts Are A Champagne Coupe Who Is The Flute Based On?

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KATE MOSS’S has had a champagne glass modelled on her left breast. Quaffers at Mayfair’s 34 can purse their lips to the rim of one of British artist Jane McAdam Freud’s cups.

This honour was once extended to another … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, August 2014 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All Hail The Stupendous Splendiferous Butterup Butter Grater: No More Holes In Your Bread

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YOU love bread and butter. But the butter is rock hard. You can’t wait for it to soften so you stick a shard of it on your doughy white sliced and spread. But it just tears holes in the READ ON

Posted: 21st, August 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Loom Mongers: The Daily Mail Says Loom Bands Give You Cancer, Kill Turtles And Maim Your Kids

TIME to pick up your iPads and iPods once again, kids, Loom bands are deadly. The Daily Mail tells us that Looms are killing you all:

On August 13: Loom Bands Give You Cancer:

 

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On August … READ ON

Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: ‘Electronic Makeup’ Completely Transforms This Model’s Face

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THIS is a great video of Nobumichi Asai‘s projection mapping of “electronic makeup” applied to a model’s face.

Asai used Omote, a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping to transform a model’s face into mesmerizing patterns.

via READ ON

Posted: 19th, August 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


McDonald’s Terminates Worker Who Put Free Swastika In Woman’s Chicken Sandwich

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LUCKY Charleigh Matice found a Swastika in  her McDonald’s chicken sandwich, bought at a brand in Morehead City, North Carolina.

Eat yer heart out, Hamburglar. This is the surprise gift that will get the kids flocking to the … READ ON

Posted: 12th, August 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Colour Me A Dead Chris Brown For Father’s Day: COLORING FOR GROWN-UPS Is A Book Of Regret

CELEBRATE every moment in your waking life with a Coloring For Grown-Ups artwork.

 

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 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, July 2014 | In: Books | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


6 Weird And Fabulous Items Of Band Merchandise

TODAY, the world’s press heard about Britney Spears launching a new lingerie line, which just so happens to be called The Intimate Collection.

She announced this by posting a picture of her herself wearing the new range on Instagram. And READ ON

Posted: 24th, July 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marvel Are Turning Comics Upside Down With Gender And Race Swaps

THERE’S no two-ways about it – comics have been a bit white, male and hetero. Of course, that isn’t entirely the case, but chances are, your favourite superhero is a straight white guy.

However, everything is turning on its head. … READ ON

Posted: 17th, July 2014 | In: Books, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Armadillo Bag Is A Thing Of Wonder

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NO, that’s not Donatella Versace. That’s a dead armadillo handbag up for auction on eBay. If you can break your piggy bank (made from a real pig!) $299 ono.

 

 

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Spotter: Boing BoingREAD ON

Posted: 7th, July 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cute Alert: ISIS Trolls Recruit Hello Kitty To Jihad

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HOLY JIHAD, Batman! The ISIS trolls have recuite Hello Kitty to their ranks.

 … READ ON

Posted: 4th, July 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Life Mirrors Seinfeld: Alfredo Barsuglia’s Forbidden Swimming Pool Is Somewhere In The Mojave Desert

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LOOKING to cool your heels on Route 66? Well, if you can find Alfredo Barsuglia’s swimming pool. It’s somewhere in the Mojave desert.

And it’s clean. The 11 x 5ft pool is fitted with a solar-powered filter and chlorination READ ON

Posted: 2nd, July 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The world needs a bar run by GWAR

GWAR, the greatest band in the whole universe, have had a rough time of it, with key members of the group shrugging off their mortal coil to join the choir invisible.

However, things must continue and they’ve had a truly … READ ON

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


JK Rowling Thinks Phone Hackers Are ‘Dicks’

AFTER the mind-melting success of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling is able to do as she pleases. She’s clearly still got a huge love for writing and, as we know, she’s got balls bigger than Godzilla.

So, in her … READ ON

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tokyo Shop Sells Recycled Alcohol

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TO Tokyo, where locals can buy used booze at Liquor Off. It’s not quite reselling the dregs or distilling the contents of the urinal rivers that run through the city’s bars. This is a chance for people who exchange… READ ON

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kill The Toff: The Prolific John Creasey And His Class Act

 

THE Toff, or to give him his proper name, the Honourable Richard Rollison, was the creation of the novelist John Creasey and first appeared in the tuppenny weekly crime magazine in 1933. The first novel ‘Introducing the Toff’ appeared … READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Abnormal Tales: 33 Vintage Lesbian Paperbacks From the 50s And 60s

“TWISTED”, “Depraved”, “Warped” – these are words often found on the covers of sleazy lesbian paperbacks of the 1950s and 60s. Anything other than “normal” heterosexuality was seen as shameful and deviant. Yet, the populace gobbled up these lesbian tales … READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Books, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Those Swinging 60s Sweater Studs That Made Men Easy And Women Yield

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YOU’VE seen them – those needle-craft booklets that were so popular in decades past.  When it was fairly common to construct your own clothes (a skill that fell off a cliff in the 1980s), these little pamphlets were freaking … READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

perrierTHE 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:… READ ON

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