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The Consumer | Anorak - Part 24

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Arsenal Balls: Mesut Ozil Is Remade As A Chocolate Egg

GARY Lineker flogs fatty food crisps to sports fans. And in Germany, the budding sport stars can tuck into World Cup 2014 Kinder Surprise eggs, such as this one featuring Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.

This is his face on the … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tormented And Alone: The Neurotic Dreams Of The Ladies Of Romance Comics

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READING old romance comic books is like slipping into the subconscious mind of the mid-century female. It was a time when their entire well-being and happiness revolved around dumb men; when every single action and decision was predicated on … READ ON

Posted: 24th, April 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Should We Boycott Record Store Day?

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AS everyone knows, Record Store Day is to hipsters what Valentine’s Day is to the romantics. It’s enforced fun where naysayers chirp “you shouldn’t need a designated day to show someone you love them/buy records” and generally, … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Slacks Relapse: A Look At Chick Pants Of The 1970s

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OTHER than a brief Capri pants fad during the early Sixties, women rarely wore pants in public. It was dresses and skirts only. Then the Women’s Liberation movement hit its stride in the Seventies, and the ladies started to … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


16 Retro Board Game Curiosities That No Family Played Twice

A WHILE back, we covered some pretty peculiar games; however, there still remain board game curiosities which cry out for your attention. It seems there was no limit to the imagination (and debilitating insanity) of board game manufacturers. For … READ ON

Posted: 18th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gabriel García Márquez 1927-2014

RIP Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014:

 

Gabriel Garcia MarquezREAD ON

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


Regretful Reviews: Supertaster Amanda And Paddy Spend 10 Minutes Reviewing A Terry’s Chocolate Orange

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IN this regretful review ‘Supertaster Amanda’ and Paddy Uglow spend 10 minutes reviewing a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

I don’t think it’s a parody. It should be. But I just don’t think it is.… READ ON

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Terrible Easter Treats From Your Christian Childhood

EASTER is upon us. How will you celebrate? Chocolate and sweet treats are traditional methods. Let’s take a look at some of the worst Easter sweets for Jesus, which all taste of regret and guilt:

 

Scripture Candy

 

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Spotter: … READ ON

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Airbnb Home Share Is A Boom To Prostitution

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YOU may or may not know what Airbnb is. It’s a system whereby people can rent out their homes, or an extra bedroom, for a couple of days or a week or whatever. And therefore it’s also a website where … READ ON

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Money, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vintage Footwear Adverts Unlaced

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LADIES – no need to fight.  There are shoes aplenty in this article, so there are more than enough for the both of you.  Here is a cornucopia of retro footwear adverts that should keep everyone satisfied for a … READ ON

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boeing Dreamliner: US Air Tweeted This Photo Of A Woman With A Toy Plane In Her ‘Lady Hanger’

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THE Boeing 787 Dreamliner also did sound a bit like a tampon. Maybe that explains why US Airways reacted to a woman who complained of a bad flight with a photo of a woman with a model of a … READ ON

Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britain’s Biggest Hero Lives In Stonegate And Ticket Inspectors Spread TB In Cattle

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THE biggest fare dodger in railway history is Our Hero. Every work day for five years Our Hero travelled from his home in Stonegate to London’s Canon Street station. He worked out that if he swiped an Oyster card … READ ON

Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Banned From Buying Alcohol In Co-op After Joking It Was For 12-Year-Old Daughter

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“THAT’S your beer sorted out,” said Kieran O’Sullivan, 48, to his sober 12-year-old daughter as they attempted to pay for alcohol at a Co-op supermarket in Worthing, West Sussex. We say attempted because the cashier heard the quip and banned … READ ON

Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1936: Claud Butler Cycling Tweed Suits For Whitsun

ANYBODY else think cycling gear has gone downhill since this Claud Butler Whitsun “rigout” was advertised in 1936?

 

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Posted: 13th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Seattle Burger Shop Uses Bong Toking Jesus To Celebrate Cheap Easter Meat

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OUTAGE in Seattle, Washington, over the new ad for burger eatery Lunchbox Laboratory featuring the call to celebrate Easter with a weed-smoking Jesus. The ad tells readers:

“When I get back all I want is the Burger of the Gods.”

READ ON

Posted: 13th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Singapore Tourism Board’s Promo Video Is A Big WTF?

THIS Singapore Tourism Board’s Promo video is more than a little odd. Stay with it to the end.

Come and see ‘where the world is heading’:

READ ON

Posted: 12th, April 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murderabilia: Nurse Wants £10,000 For Harold Shipman’s Medical Examination Couch

PSST! Wannabe buy Dr Harold Shipman’s old medical examination couch? He was Britain’s most prolific serial killer, given 15 life sentences for the murders of as many as 215 patients.

 

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Marjorie Chakravarti, 72, was a senior sister at … READ ON

Posted: 12th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1903: Girlie Mag Vanity Fair Profiles ‘The Bifurcated Girls: Gay Girls In Trousers’

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IN 1903, The Commonwealth Publishing Company of New York City’s magazine Vanity Fair (no, another one; this one ran from February 1902 to April 1904) produced the article on The Bifurcated Girls: Gay Girls In Trousers.

 

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Dian Hansen … READ ON

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


5 Highly Troubling Vintage Adverts

HERE is some free advice for up-and-coming marketing execs: Adverts should not make consumers feel nauseous or deeply uncomfortable. Nor should they cause consumers to experience waking nightmares or abdominal pain. You wouldn’t think this sort of instruction would be … READ ON

Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 1940 Reader: A Potato That Wasn’t A Christian

IN 1940, the pamphlet A potato that wasn’t a Christian hit the streets.

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Now read on:

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Mummy. Who makes potatoes..?

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Spotter: Baby Jesus on a Cross, Christian Nightmares

 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, April 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Strange But True | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0