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110% Meat: Bubbledogs Come With A Free Foreskin?

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IN a story on how hotdogs are making a comeback to the street of London, the Evening Standard’s Danny Buckland speaks with the founder of a company called Bubbledogs, the eatery that “led the way with its breakthrough restaurant …

Posted: 23rd, May 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Making Sense of Chemical Stories: The Posters

SENSE About Science is “a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion”. Science matters. Government quote it when they want to control what you teach, eats and watch.

There are dangers …

Posted: 22nd, May 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Terrible Adverts: Vifit Kills Your Sex Drive And Turns Women Into Strippers

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VIFIT is the dairy drink from Dutch company Friesland Campina that, if this advert is to be believed, will turn women who look at it into strippers and men who drink it off sex.

 

Posted: 21st, May 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sainsbury’s Offers Shoppers A Chance To Buy The 12 Years A Slave Look

DID you watch the film 12 Years A Slave and think ‘ nice threads, dude’?

You did. Because someone at Sainsbury’s heard your mind whirring and started offering shoppers the chance to dress like a black slave in the American …

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


Those Fabulous and Frightening 1970s Kitchens

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


Katharina Detzel’s Incredible Dummy And Other Prinzhorn Collection Insanities

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AS early as the 1920s, art historian and junior doctor Hans Prinzhorn recognized the talent in his patients at the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic, and began collecting their works. The world-renowned Prinzhorn Collection at Heidelberg’s University Hospital now contains over …

Posted: 18th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guinness Was Once The Nazi Beer Of Choice: Black Beer For Black Shirts (The Posters)

ONCE upon a time, Guinness was gut fuhrer Nazi boys and girls. The drinks brand marketed the black brew to the black shirts with the slogan:

 “Es ist Zeit für ein Guinneß!”

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Posted: 16th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘We Go To The Gallery’: Enjoy Miriam Elia’s Twisted Spoof On The Peter & Jane Books

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‘WE Go To The Gallery’ is artist Miriam Elia’s twist on Ladybird children’s books Peter & Jane.

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Posted: 16th, May 2014 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Omega 3 Fatty Acids Do Absolutely Bugger All For Your Heart

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IT’S a generally accepted bit of health woo that there are good animal fats and bad ones. The nice tasty kind, lard, beef dripping and so on are very bad for you: cause a heart attack as soon as …

Posted: 15th, May 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vintage Adverts : Feminine Hygiene-A-Go Go!

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FEMININE hygiene adverts prior to the late 1960s basically depicted menstruation as a shameful curse, a sickening burden upon womankind.  By the time the Baby Boomers started needing these products en masse, a revolution in feminine hygiene was underway.  …

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Attack Of The A-Frame: The Design Virus That Spanned Decades

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THERE’S only a finite number of ways you can arrange a canvas.  Naturally, there’s going to be some patterns that emerge, and certain motifs will be copied and repeated to oblivion within the pop art landscape.  An artful conception …

Posted: 13th, May 2014 | In: Books, Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gorilla Chucks ‘Vast Amount Of Diarrhoea’ And Goes Beserk At London Zoo Silent Cinema Night

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TO London Zoo’s Gorilla Kingdom on May 6, where actors and visitors for the zoo’s silent cinema night have attracted the attention of Kumbuka (pictured above planning another night of debauchery).

ZSL London Zoo’s ‘Silent Cinema’ experience runs for

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


Philippe Petit: ‘Our Senses Are Being Controlled By Technology

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PHILIPPE Petit Is talking to the New York Times about his new book  Creativity: The Perfect Crime. It begins:  “Make no mistake. I frown upon books about creativity.”Is talking to the New York Times about his new book  …

Posted: 10th, May 2014 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pretend Your A Tripadvisor Bed Tester And Score A Discount Deal?

 

THIS isn’t, perhaps, entirely the wisest public complaint that a restauranteur or hotelier has ever made. The whine is that people are turning up and insisting that they’re very important reviewers on Tripadvisor. Therefore, give me a deal:…

Posted: 9th, May 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boozvertising: The Art of Selling Alcohol With Sex And A Stuffed Penguin

THE beautiful thing about hard liquor advertising is that it is rarely nuanced or boring. It opts for the ham fisted approach, beating consumers over the head with brazen sexual tactics.  After all, they’re not selling sofa pillows here, folks.  …

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


A Look Inside Alaska’s Abandoned Igloo Hotel

IN the 1970s, someone thought it a good idea of build an igloo-shaped hotel 20 miles from the town of Cantwell, Alaska Cantwell.

No-one came to stay. The place had no planning permission. It was used for business, though, as …

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Terrible Tattoos: The Miley Cyrus Demented Chicken Twerk Tongue Tat

TERRIBLE Tattoos presents the Miley Cyrus chicken twerk tongue tat:

 

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Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Copyright Is Corporate Theft: People Who Illegally Download Buy Music Too

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EVERYONE outside of the music industry knows that people who illegally download also buy music. For example, Person A buys a lot of vinyl, but also illegally downloads a load of stuff he wouldn’t normally buy, like that song …

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


Der Ewige Chicken: The Sun’s Pizza Express Expose Is Another Blow For The Modern Nazi

DID you know the chicken on Pizza Express salads and pizzas is halal? You did? The Sun didn’t. But it just found out:

 

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The facts come thicker than the Polish waitress’s Caesar dressing:

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Posted: 7th, May 2014 | In: News, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Would You Join The Mile High Club If Your Parents Were On The Same Plane? She Did

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BEING in the mile high club (for those who don’t know if means you’ve shagged in a plane more than a mile up in the air) isn’t all that much of a distinction these days. Hell, even middle aged …

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist Jenni Sparks Creates Wodnerful Hand Drawn Map Of London

ARTIST Jenni Sparks and Evermade have hand drawn map of London:

This hand drawn map of London meticulously highlights the London boroughs and neighbourhoods complete with the quirky in-the-know hallmarks and landmarks that make the city so unique.

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Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0