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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

Phoenicopterus Rex: a giant pink flamingo looms over Black Rock City

Phoenicopterus Rex

 

The fetish for big man-made things is one of our pet loves. A trip round Australia in the 1990s introduced me to The Big… Ant, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Chook and lots, lots more big plastic landmarks. Artist Josh Zubkoff

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Google News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The hairy chest one-piece swimsuit exists

Women can turn heads in this Sexy Chest swimsuit .

 

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Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Hunter S. Thompson typed out The Great Gatsby & A Farewell to Arms word for word

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Learning to write is hard. Leaning to write well is a grind. Hunter S. Thompson put in the hard yards, typing out whole pages of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arm s. He did this

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The fidget spinner butt plug is on sale

The fidget spinner butt plug is now on the market at Etsy. Ranging from $30 to $55, the butt plug fidget spinner is available in three sizes.

Seller  GlowFyourself  says: “That’s right, help combat ADHD and get stuff done with

Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: NSFW, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fabulous playing cards inspired by Karina Eibatova’s bird art

We love a beautiful set of playing cards. This set designed by  Karina Eibatova  with LUX Cards features her birds and feathers drawings.

 

 

You can buy  AVES  here. And you

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Posted: 9th, June 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi censors turn woman a in swimming pool advert into a ball

Saudi censors have been busy adapting an advert selling a swimming pool. The man is dressed. The children are ready for school. And the woman’s been turned into a Winnie

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Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vladimir Putin is playing things by the book: this book

21st Century Bastards Vladimir Putin - action figures for the post-truth age

 

Is Vladimir Putin following a book, namely The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia by Aleksandr Dugin, aka  “Putin’s Brain” . You can read it on  Wikipedia :

The book declares that “the battle for the world

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: the geezer who ran with his pint didn’t spill a drop

After the London attack: Geezer Watch:

 

At £6 a pint, who can blame him?

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The screaming abdabs: Anthony Burgess’s Dictionary of Slang

 

Manchester-born writer and academic Anthony Burgess began work on a dictionary of slang  “the home-made language of the ruled, not the rulers, the acted upon, the used, the used up. It is demotic poetry emerging in flashes of

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Parent’s Kiss: How to retrieve small things stuck up a child’s nose

parent kiss small toy

 

How do you get small items from inside a child’s nose, where they’ve become stuck? Beth Skwarecki ,  You perfore the Parent’s Kiss:

Step 1: Use your finger to close the nostril that doesn’t have the object stuck in

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to Draw Facial Expressions: 6 Different Ways

Michigan-based author and illustrator Mark Crilley  has a great  YouTube  channel for anyone who wants to

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Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A red ejector button for your car’s lighter

Be like Bond with this  red eject button  to excite your car’s bland and pretty useless cigarette lighter.

 

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Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool has the friendliest hackers in the world

To the Liverpool One Shopping Centre, England, where hackers have issued a directive: ‘we suggest you improve your security sincerely  your

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Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Drop: winner declared in New York City’s Post It Wars

mic drop post it notes

 

When someone wrote the word “Hi” on a New York window using Post-its, two office blocks engaged in a contest. The @Postit war between @havasnyc and @harrisonandstar  was on.

And the winner was clear:

 

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Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic moments in daytime telly: the Rip Off Britain orange juice ‘crime’ reconstruction

orange juice rip off britain

 

Christina Martin‏ – sometime of this parish spots this man on TV’s  Rip Off Britain doing a dramatic reconstruction of the moment he realised his orange juice packaging was smaller. It’s the kid of look

You have already

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thanks to Bic even women can light a candle

 quips about this Bic fire lighter for women:  “ Finally my fragile female hand will be able to light a candle too!”

 

Bic sexism

 

Things to note about the pink one:

1. Miss Bic but neither Mr

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Travelers: figures trapped in eerie snow globes

Travelers is a series of snow globes by  Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz.  Their snow globes features figures trapped in eerie scenes. Martin and Muñoz’s snow globes are yours for

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Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twin Peaks: the recipe for cherry pie

twin peaks cherry pie recipe

 

The Recipe

8 inch Crust: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1/4 c. ice water

Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into ball and refrigerate overnight. To roll out:

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Walkers crisps endorses Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris in epic markting fail

Being the social media manager for Walker’s crisps is a doddle. Just get Gary Lineker to hold up a card and invite crisp enthusiasts to tweet a photo of their head which can be added to the former England footballer’s

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man takes exquisite revenge on VERY LOUD business meeting in a coffee shop

When people use the coffee shop for business meeting that can be loud.  VERY LOUD. One man has

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Posted: 20th, May 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Pool Floatie jacket – for people who worry when it rains

 

The Pool Floatie is a men’s jacket, by Christopher Raeburn. If it rains and I mean really rains you’ll

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Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0