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Look What They Did To Frances Quinn Winner Of The Great British Bake Off

british bake off Look What They Did To Frances Quinn Winner Of The Great British Bake Off

FRANCES Quinn wins The Great British Bake Off. The underdog kept her victory over Ruby Tandoh, 21, and psychologist Kimberley Wilson, 30, quiet for three months.

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Posted: 22nd, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore: A Film About Clubbing In The 70s, 80s And 1990s

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore: A Film About Clubbing In The 70s, 80s And 1990s

IN Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, British artist Mark Leckey produced what one critic called “the finest portrayal of British nightlife ever captured”.

Jonathan Jones added that “(Leckey) haunts the secret parts of modern culture, where memory and emotion linger”.

What he did was to capture the feeling of dancing in a night club in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Says Leckey of his 1999 film:

“It took two years to create, but it was made of 30 years of repressed desire.”

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Posted: 22nd, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shreddies: The Men Knickers That Filter Your Bottom Burps

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LEICESTERSHIRE’S Shreddies Ltd. brings us knickers and pants that filter your farts.

The thin and flexible cloth, which contains Zorflex® — the same activated carbon material used in chemical warfare suits — is reactivated simply by washing the pants. Shreddies say through extensive testing the carbon cloth could filter odors 200 times the strength of the average flatus emission.

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cupcakes Are Exploiting Young Women

PA 16084883 Cupcakes Are Exploiting Young Women

MATT Seaton wants to talk about a serious issue in the Guardian: cupcakes.

You know what cupcakes really are? – butter-iced snares of self-loathing that sell precisely because they exploit young women’s insecurity about their looks and identity, and offer a completely false and self-defeating solace of temporary gratification, almost certainly followed by remorse and disgust.

They’re just cakes, you say. Ah, but they’re not just cakes: like any cultural artefact, they have implicit values baked in. And the values I see in cupcakes are of a demeaning, self-trivialising sort of hyper-femininity. This is where I start to sound like the worst kind of moralising Puritan killjoy, but it’s just really hard for me to believe that serious, self-respecting adult women would be at all susceptible to this gooey, sickly-sweet embodiment of female wish-fulfilment.

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


National Baking Week: Who Fancies A Unicorn Filled With Rainbow Sponge?

unicorn cake National Baking Week: Who Fancies A Unicorn Filled With Rainbow Sponge?

AS you know, it’s National Baking Week.  Miss Cakehead and a team of other food artists set the scene with a huge unicorn cake.

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marketing Balls: Nike Launch Ronaldo’s New Real Madrid Boot In A Supernova Of Guff

ronaldo Marketing Balls: Nike Launch Ronaldos New Real Madrid Boot In A Supernova Of Guff

WANT to buy Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Nike Mercurial IX CR7 boot, complete with ‘supernova’ skin print (in homage to Ronaldo’s “out of this world” performances since joining Real Madrid)?

In case you are still undecided as ty the merits of walking in Ronaldo’s shoes, the official Nike blurb, courtesy of design director Denis Dekovic, should seduce you

“The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano’s style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy. What Cristiano is able to achieve on the field is something that we felt was limitless. So we took that direction and focused on creating a highly luxurious finish fused with modern print and colour choices.”

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Donated This Big Bag Of Marijuana To a Seattle Thrift Store?

weed thrift store Who Donated This Big Bag Of Marijuana To a Seattle Thrift Store?

WHO donated a big bag of marijuana (2.5lbs) to a Seattle thrift store?

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Boon Where Are You? Australian Driver Drank 90 Full Strength Cans Of Melbourne Bitter

boob david beer David Boon Where Are You? Australian Driver Drank 90 Full Strength Cans Of Melbourne Bitter

TREVOR Alexander Warren, 51, of Dundee Beach in the Northern Territory, Australia, told Bathurst Local Court he’d consumed “between 80 and 90 full strength cans of Melbourne Bitter beer before driving. He had eaten nothing.

When police pulled over Warren’s Holden utility, they noticed the smell of alcohol coming from the car.

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Courtney Stodden Stars On FashionMINGA.Com Red Carpet

WE are indebted to D-listed for pointing us towards  LA’s FashionMinga.com.

WHAT IS FASHION MINGA?

Is it a fashion site for mingas?

Fashion Minga is a collaboration of designers, performers, and tastemakers coming together to celebrate the various components that inspire fashion: music, dance, color, shape and visual elements.

But Minga..

“Minga” is an Ecuadorian term for “a community coming together to work for the benefit of all”. 

So. It isn’t just a British term for, as the Urban Dictionary defines:

a male or female who fell out of the ugly tree at birth and hit every branch on the way down
God that girl/boy is so minging she really needs to work on her personality

 

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Posted: 20th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Car Ads: 1997 Jeep Cherokee For Anyone With BALLS OF STEEL

1997 Jeep Cherokee 1750 Enid OK  Great Car Ads: 1997 Jeep Cherokee For Anyone With BALLS OF STEEL

GREAT Car Ads presents the 1997 Jeep Cherokee – $1750 (Enid, OK )1997 Jeep Cherokee (XJ):

220K Miles
4.0 L in-line 6
4WD
AUTOMATIC Transmission
Bright Red
Straight Stock
Crank Windows, no cruise, no tilt, no delay wiper, no nonsense
POWER MIRRORS! Woo Hoo!

$1750

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Posted: 20th, October 2013 | In: Cars, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tamara Mellon On Jimmy Choo, Mr Mellon Head And Her Therpay Bashing Mother

PA 17882483 Tamara Mellon On Jimmy Choo, Mr Mellon Head And Her Therpay Bashing Mother

IN My Shoes: a Memoir by Tamara Mellon with William Patrick, tell the story if the woman who helped Malaysian cobbler Jimmy Choo become a to-die-for brand of the well-heeled. The book might be subtitled Putting Leboutin (geddit?) because Mellon has a few bon mots about her business partners and lovers.

A few highlights from her chat with the Times’s Stefanie Marsh:

She tweeted:

“In the New Year. I will give interviews and talk about the MONSTER Private Equity has become and the VULTURES that operate in it.”

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Posted: 19th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1981: Heather O’Rourke Gets Her First Barbie Doll

FLASHBACK to 1981, and Heather O’Rourke is enjoying her first ever Barbie doll. Thanks to this doll, Heather was able to channel the full demonic experience in the guise of Carol Ann in Poltegeist. She also featured in 12 episodes of Happy Days.

barbie 1981: Heather ORourke Gets Her First Barbie Doll

 

“Act out every fantasy you can dream up” with Barbie, such as killing your loved ones, possessing your cat; eating the sofa…

 

It’s all in thsoe eeys:

 

Posted: 18th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film, Flashback, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Smoking Graphic Shows How Cigarettes Make You Hairy, Wrinkled And Less Likely To Pull A Celebrity

smokers body Smoking Graphic Shows How Cigarettes Make You Hairy, Wrinkled And Less Likely To Pull A Celebrity

THE Cancer Society of Finland  has produced Tobacco Body, a graphic showing how smoking can damage the body. For the purposes of education, it’s picked two lithesome blondes.

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Posted: 18th, October 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vinyl Music Sales At A 10 Year High

PA 17280380 Vinyl Music Sales At A 10 Year High

VINYL bores are a terrible, terrible thing. However, some nice news is that vinyl sales are at a 10 year high. Driving demand are releases from Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie (and a whole bunch of great compilations and reissues).

Figures are showing that records have crossed the half-million mark already in 2013, which is the first time that’s happened since 2003. Since last year, sales have doubled.

Naturally, the amount of records sold is rather modest, but still encouraging. Music fans have bought 550,000 records thus far, according to analysis of Official Charts Company data by recording industry body the BPI.

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Posted: 17th, October 2013 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0