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An Invitation To Spend St Valentine’s Day At Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Sewage Plant

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THIS St Valentine’s Day, don’t get that special one a children’s toy (it’s creepy). Get them something grown up. Get them a ticket to the 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Digester Egg Tour. What’s that? It’s this:

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Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daniel Defoe Reports The Great Storm of 1704

 

HOW bad are the storms pummelling the British Isles?…

Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: Books, Flashback | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Diamond And Platinum Star Trek Ring Exists

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STUCK for that meaningful bit of dazzler for your significant other? One Etsy seller solve the puzzler with this Star Trek ring: “To boldly propose where no man has proposed before.” Struck in space-age sterling silver and topaz, the ring …

Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bad Ads: Triscuit Crackers ‘Put Sweet Potato In The Last Place You’d Expect’

BAD Advert: Triscuit Biscuits “put sweet potato in the last place you’d expect… Once you get over the shock, get over to the cracker aisle” – where our team of proctologists are waiting:

 

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Spotter:  @AlsBoy

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Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Read a Highly Distressing Coloring Book from 1953

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THE point of this colouring book was to teach the youngsters of 1953 good safety lessons via the alphabet.  From a perspective of 60 years later, some of these lessons seem, well, I think “distressing” is the best word …

Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Meanwhile…At The Pot Noodle Museum, Japan

JAPAN’S Pot Noodle Museum is an entertaining place. The Yokohama testament to instant noodles in a pot offers visitors the chance to try out 12 toppings and various flavours on offer. There are seasonal treats, such as the St Valentine’s …

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


How Mary Quant’s Mini-Skirt Made London ‘Atwinkle With Thighs’ And Swing

 

EVERYBODY knows that Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt. Except she didn’t. In reality nobody really knows for sure who produced the diminutive garment first. Some say it was John Bates, famous for dressing Diana Rigg so memorably in The

Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1980s Video Game Hell: 5 Cartridges of Shame

ONCE the Atari 2600 hit its stride in ’81, there was simply no stopping the tsunami of video game offerings. The transition from coin operated arcade games to systems you could play in your living room can’t be overstated – …

Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Austrian Designers Klemens Torggler Reinvent The Door – But Old Doors Win

AUSTRIAN designers Klemens Torggler have invented a new kind of door.

 

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Their Evolution Door is an invention based on rotating squares, The special construction makes it possible to move the door sideways without the use of tracks.

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


Banana Carrying AK47 Arrested For Soliciting In Texas

GOLF is so very popular because there is always a golf sale on. It’s a bargain too good to resist for many of us who spot men holding signs advertising “GOLF SALE’ and a large arrow pointing towards a shop. …

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


Weasels Ripped My Flesh! 10 Awesome Pulp Headlines

IS there anything better than a mid-century men’s action magazine?  They were chock full of lurid stories and provocative artwork depicting female biker gangs, nympho pirates, Gestapo dominatrices, etc.  If it fulfilled a macho fantasy, it was fair game, and …

Posted: 7th, February 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Life Once Removed: One Woman’s Wonderful Life With Her Fake Family (Photos To Make You Hate Your Life And Envy Hers)

IN 2010, we shone a light on the Doll Forum – the online meeting place for adult doll owners. We showed you photos from Mechwizard’s holidays with Zara, a tall brunette with long hair and well-appointed orifices. We waited. …

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


Groovy Vintage T-Shirt Adverts

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MY MOST BELOVED possessions in the 1970s were my T-shirts.  They were my identity.  My Kiss concert shirt was proof that I’d witnessed the greatest show on earth.  My Pete Rose shirt was proof of my allegiance to the …

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hear How Ice T Read The’Deep Nerd’ Dungeons & Dragons Audiobook

 

HOW do you follow Cop Killer and date night with the well upholstered Coco Austin? If you’re Ice-T you create an audiobook for Dungeons & Dragons.

In Ice T’s Final Level Podcast, the rapper tell how unprepared …

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vintage Sexism: BALLS – ‘Candy To Give You Courage’

VINTAGE sexist advert presents Balls.

Who says women don’t have balls?

Women do?

INTRODUCING BALLS – the candy to give you courage

Women do!

 

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In 1978, women has BALLS by the barrel load.

There was a time when

Posted: 5th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Swansea Woman Shatters World Cardigan Wearing Record

LOCAL News: Swansea’s Pam Hopkins is “still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years – and she says it’s never lost a button”.

 

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She beats the previous records:

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Pam Hopkins is still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years - and she says it's never lost a button  Read more: http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Cardigan-worn-54-years/story-20550604-detail/story.html#ixzz2sOSO8Y11

 

Spotter: @TheMediaTweets

Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sex Sells Tobacco: 10 “Smoking Hot” Vintage Adverts

THE STORY of tobacco in advertising is a long and winding tale.  At some points it has targeted children, at others it has tried to sound like a health food.  The specter of cancer has loomed over the product for …

Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Is The Cleethorpes And Grimsby Kebab Bandit?

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TO Grimsby and Cleethorpes in north east Lincolnshire, where the hunt is on for the Pizza Bandit, who lurks in takeaways listening to phone orders before delivering empty boxes and pocketing the cash.

Hollie Belton, 27, of Grimsby, had ordered …

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stop The Sick Trade In Live Animals Sold As Lucky Charms In China

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FANCY hanging a live animal from your throat? AVAAZ.org  are campaigning to end the revolting trend of sticking live animals in jewellery. They want the United Nations to:

We call on the UN to demand the Chinese government to

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eiffel Tower Nose Jobs Help Chinese Score Jobs In Paris

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“WE are influenced by the beauty of Eiffel Tower, we are not content to just add something to the nose, we reconstruct it,” says surgeon Wang Xuming.…

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0