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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.

The Nomadic Gardener: this man will hire your garden to grow his vegetables in

 

Jim Kovaleski is the nomadic gardener, a doyen of “portable farming” at one point he hies your garden to grow his produce in.

This nomadic gardener travels between Maine to Florida gardening leased front yards. With a frugal lifestyle

Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Have our ashes pressed into an playable vinyl LP

and-vinyly lp death ashes

 

When you die And Vinyly will work your remains into a playable vinyl record. No, they won’t turn your arm into a novelty stylus limb and play the wrinkles on your flattened face. You need to be cremated and …

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


John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover sketch is for sale

John Lennon's former home found an old sketchbook containing this tiny sketch of the john lennon art Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

is everything a famous name does worth preserving or owning? When the owners of John Lennon’s former home found one of the singer’s old sketchbook they noticed it contained a small sketch of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts …

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook: the recipe for every faddish dinner you’ve ever had

Faddish, modish food was played with brilliantly in 1932, when Italian futurist Filippo Marinetti (1876–1944) published Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook, a cookbook that would trigger a “revolution of cuisine”. Humans, said Marinetti, “think, dream and act according to what they …

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


The year my father got my mother a hoover for Christmas 1984

he year my father got my mother a hoover for Christmas 1984.

 

On Reddit, Mr-Irrelevance recalls Christmas 1984, when his father gifted his mother a hoover. The picture of her present is fabulous.

Below the photo, others share their gift memories:

When I was a kid my dad pulled something similar.

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


500 Years of “Vulgar Tongue” Slang In One Dictionary

Green’s Dictionary of Slang

 

If you’ve ever wondered about the meaning of obscure words, Green’s Dictionary of Slang is the place to go.

“The three volumes of Green’s Dictionary of Slang demonstrate the sheer scope of a lifetime of research by Jonathon Green,

Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Air Canada bumps young boy from overbooked flight

Someone give Macaulay Culkin a hose down and get John Hughes on the phone: Home Alone has a sequel. Cole Doyle, 10, was on his way to Costa Rica last month. Travelling with his family, Cole was looking forward to …

Posted: 19th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buy a flag that went to the moon

flags apollo 15

 

Aboard the 1971 Apollo 15 mission (July 26 – August 7, 1971) was a secret stash of USA flags. Astronaut David Scott had no idea they were there. “This [hidden pouch] was apparently unknown to anybody else until the …

Posted: 21st, March 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Brown’s miracle cape is for sale

Start saving up. Reach down the back of the sofa. Consider getting along on one lung. James Brown’s cape is for sale. You’ll needed around £25,000 to get it.

The silver sequinned cape was gifted to the soul singer by …

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


Fashion windows: clear knee mom jeans

Are your knees your best feature? Or perhaps you have eyes where your knees are and need to see when you’re wearing trousers? Well – finally! – help is here with ‘Clear Knee Mom Jeans’, the height of peek-a-boo denim …

Posted: 13th, March 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tinder Select is quarantine for every syphilis-sacked SADO

 

Good news, shaggers. As you swipe left and right, chances are thinner than Donald Trump’s skin you’ll encounter a Hooray Henrietta, Premier League footballer, third-world despot or SADO (sons and daughters of…) because there’s a secret breeding stables called …

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


TSA expects more sexual assault claims from its new pat-down search technique

To enter America, you might need to let America enter you. If the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) thinks that you’re suspicious, you get the pat down. Your genitals are cupped, your anus is probed and your breasts undergo a vigorous …

Posted: 8th, March 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You can buy George W. Bush’s portraits of US military veterans

Former US president George W. Bush’s portrait of post-9/11 US veterans is on sale. Called Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, all author proceeds will be donated to the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Posted: 5th, March 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Champagne Gun: make mine a magnum

champagne gun

 

The champagne gun might be the most stupid thing we’ve ever seen. And we love it. Fire at will!

 

Posted: 22nd, February 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Turning an £80 bottle of melted iceberg water into whine

I love bottled water. It makes the humble look exceptional. One Guardian writer is less impressed. She says bottled water is “ignorant, insensitive and irresponsible”. You see how interesting water has become. A simple glass of water is now steeped …

Posted: 16th, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Outrage! Muslim finds pork in non halal Whitbread pub dinner

Big news on the Sun’s cover is that teetotal Muslims who eat at Brewer’s Fayre and Whitbread Inn pubs will be “outraged” to learn their beef lasagne contains pork. How many Muslims are shocked, dismayed and angered by the presence …

Posted: 10th, January 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Chinese clickfarmer at work on her apple iPhones

clickfarmer china iphone

 

If you’re too busy to tweet yourself, you can outsource the task and others to the woman above. She’s a clickfamer installing apps on a screen of Apple iphones. The more installs an app has the higher it ranks …

Posted: 3rd, January 2017 | In: Online-PR, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Game of Thrones spoilers

Books. Ever hear of them?  The Sun says “SHOCK LEAK Game of Thrones fans sent into a frenzy as ‘entire plot for season seven leaks online’”. Games of Thrones is based on a series of books by George R.R. Martin. …

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Books, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Closing time at Australia’s The Grove Hill hotel

Ever go to Australia’s The Grove Hill hotel, a watering hole between Darwin and Katherine, in what might best be termed ‘the middle of nowhere’?  The place is closing. Owner Stan Heausler wanted to sell it but no buyers came …

Posted: 3rd, November 2016 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0