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Swiss Retail Giant Migros Sells Hitler Coffee Creamer Pots

Hitler is coffee Swiss Retail Giant Migros Sells Hitler Coffee Creamer Pots

 

Swiss retail outfit Migros has been seducing punters to its coffee creamer containers by decorating the packets with pictures of Hitler (skinny?) and Italian fascist Benito Mussolini (full fat?).

The NY Times notes:

“In coffee-loving Switzerland, labels from the mini-cream containers are cult collectibles, and producers often seek new and inventive ways to enhance their appeal.”

A Migros spokesman responds:

“Whoever made this mistake was not thinking properly, as these aren’t images accompanying a book about World War II, but rather something meant to be enjoyed with coffee and a chocolate cake.”

Failing to add, “…as a prelude to mass murder”…

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


For Sale on eBay: Car Seat Once Used By Adam Ant

WHAT are we offered for a mini cab sat once sat in by Adam Ant, Mr Prince Charming himself?

 

adam ant car For Sale on eBay: Car Seat Once Used By Adam Ant

 

 

The blurb:

I gave Adam Ant a lift in my car on 3/5/10 here is the seat he used on the journey. Selling this as my car is off to scrapyard next week. Happy bidding on a rare item. Message me for details, it’s collection only though.

For more Adam Ant oddness, take a look at this...

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


The Breaking Bad Action Figures Come With Free Crystal Meth But No Atomic Bomb

Screen shot 2014 10 20 at 10.22.37 The Breaking Bad Action Figures Come With Free Crystal Meth But No Atomic Bomb

 

THE Sun says TOYS R Us has been “blasted for encouraging kids to ‘play with meth’ by selling Breaking Bad toys.”

Doubtless the shop could offer a 2-4-1 deal with its Toy Chemistry Kits.

 

meth The Breaking Bad Action Figures Come With Free Crystal Meth But No Atomic Bomb

But that’s not necessary, the Sun adds that the meth is already supplied:

The retailer is flogging dolls of the show’s main characters, which come with gas masks and bags full of drug money and crystal meth.

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christmas Jumper-orama: The Hideous Gremlins And Fargo Sweats

READY for Christmas? Ready for your seasonal sweater?

Mondo have greated designs based on the 1984 film Gremlins and the 1996’s Fargo.

fargo 1 Christmas Jumper orama: The Hideous Gremlins And Fargo Sweats

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Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: Fashion, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hatred Presents The Most Joyously Violent Video Games Ever

violence Hatred Presents The Most Joyously Violent Video Games Ever

 

THERE’S a bit of hubbub around a new video game that’s knocking about called ‘Hatred’. It is being hailed (or accused, if you prefer) as the most violent game ever.

Of course, fans of video games will roll their eyes at such a suggestion as there’s a whole host of gory splatterfests in the gaming canon.

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Posted: 17th, October 2014 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Korean Airline Koryo Air Rejects The Ryanair Steak Sandwhich And Anger

THE Telegraph says North Korea’s state-owned Koryo Air is thre world’s worst ailrine. It must be joking. The jets, staff and food all look fine, a world above the crap served aboard Ryanair by its barking, angry  staff. Photos of the airline comes from Aram Pan, who travelled to Juche Travel to North Korea – “now the only country in the world where you can reliably fly on all major Soviet-era aircraft in one place”.

I’ve been to Cuba with Aeroflot in the late 1990s. The guard opened the plane’s hold with a crowbar. The entire air system fell from the ceiling when touched. The seats folded flat back and never came back up. The plan dived and soared to ‘save fuel’.  But we lived. And it was cheap.

And it had no flies on the (barf!) poached salmon like on Air India.

It’s no frills simplicity with grace and poise:

koryo safety North Korean Airline Koryo Air Rejects The Ryanair Steak Sandwhich And Anger

 

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Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Along The Underground Railroad At Night

cypress swamp Along The Underground Railroad At Night

“Cypress Swamp” Middle Mississippi

WE can travel down the Underground Railroad with Jeanine Michna-Bales, who created Through Darkness to Light, the slaves’ journey to freedom in Canada:

Finding that there were few visual records of the secret stations along the escape route, she herself traced the steps taken by many of the 100,000 slaves between the Southern plantations of Louisiana to the border of Canada, where slavery was prohibited. Along the way, she creates an archive of historical sites both famous and obscure, discovered through academic inquiry at historical societies and oral histories passed down through generations. …

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Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Drew This Massive Knob On The Banksy Artwork On A Folkstone Wall?

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SAD news for art fans. A critic has augmented a Banksy artwork on Folkestone’s Rendezvous Street with a generous penis.

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Posted: 13th, October 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jack Kerouac’s Google Driving Directions: On the Road for 17,527 Mile

 

THIS is what you need: a  copy of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road map .

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Posted: 13th, October 2014 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What Makes the Titanic Museum Attraction the #1 Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee?

titanic balls What Makes the Titanic Museum Attraction the #1 Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee?

 

ALL aboard the Titanic to relive the horror of frowing in a freezing ocean.

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


How To Photograph Black-Eyed Children

THE Black-Eyed Children (aka Black-eyed kids: BEKs) have been making news.

But how do you take a photo of a BEK or, indeed, any other kind of ghoul?

Well, thatnls to this 1979 tome from Usbourne Publishing, we know how to take snapshots of the SUPERNATURAL WORLD.

 

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Posted: 10th, October 2014 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This Advert For Thorne Travel Has The Lot

“EXCITING TIMES: at Thorne Travel in Ayrshire, Scotland:

 

Posted: 10th, October 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


San Diego’s McKamey Manor Is Bloody Terrifying

LOOKING for scary thrills in California? Then San Diego’s McKamey Manor has what you’re looking for:

Here are a few requirements you must pass to even be able to enter: you now must be 21 years of age (previously was 18), you’re required to sign a wavier, and you must be in excellent physical condition. Only two people go in at a time, and get this… it can last anywhere from 4 – 7 hours. They actually now only take four people through the haunted house each week.

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Posted: 10th, October 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nobel Academy Uses Gobbledygook To Praise Literature Prize Winner Patrick Modiano

PAtrick Modiano Nobel Academy Uses Gobbledygook To Praise Literature Prize Winner Patrick Modiano

 

PATRICK Modiano wins the Nobel Prize for literature.

The Swedish Academy on Thursday awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature to the French author “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation“.

 reviews that announcement:

Not to take away from this amazing accomplishment, but I have no idea what the committee means…

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Posted: 9th, October 2014 | In: Books | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unsavoury Snacks: From Meat Sweets To Biohazards

ANORAK looks at unsavoury snacks, from meat sweets to biohazards.

When we think of sweets, we tend to think… well, SWEET.

OK, we might think of a shrimp…

 

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Posted: 8th, October 2014 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


50 Famous Faces Reveal Their Favourite Book

Conrad1 50 Famous Faces Reveal Their Favourite Book

FLAVORWIRE has a cracking list of the favourite books of 50 famous faces.

Bill Murray: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
Dolly Parton: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
Joan Didion: Victory by Joseph Conrad.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: The Brothers Karamazov
Robin Williams: The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov.
Michelle Obama: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.
Nikola Tesla: Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.
Jennifer Lawrence: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters.

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Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alex Chinneck’s Architectural Illusion In London’s Covent Garden (Photos)

ALEX Chinneck’s architectural illusion in London’s Covent Garden. The structure is copied from the facade at the opposite end of the market and gives the illusion of taking off into mid air.

The housing bubble:

 

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


Manchester United Balls: 7 Hateful Extracts From Roy Keane’s Autobiography

PIES has some good bits from former Manchester United captain Roy Keane’s second autobiography. Ghost written by Irish novelist Roddy Doyle The Second Half picks up where his first left off – in that basically it’s a long, extended list of the many, many things and people he hates.

Here’s the best of what we’ve stumbled across so far…

1. From the very first chapter. Has Roy’s view of Alf-Inge Haaland softened over the years?

“There are things I regret in my life and he’s not one of them.”

No. No it has not.

2. On the fond treasured memories he has of his emotional United exit:

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Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Books, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marketing Watch: Spam Brand Is Blocked For Spam

SPAM. @Pundamentalism aks:

Do you think they’d view this as a good or a bad thing?

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