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The Santa Claus Spandex All-In-One Sack Sock

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SANTA has been on a diet. He can now slip into his Santa Claus Spandex. bodysuit. And so can you budding Santas. Pop along to Rubie’s Costume Company and buy you stretchy Santa all-in-one sock. Spot the sack…

Spotter: Laughing

Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nottingham Man Buys Photo Of XBox One For £450

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WHEN Peter Clatworthy saw a photo of anXBox One console on eBay, he wanted it. He handed over £450 plug £8 packaging.  The 19-year-old student, of Bilborough, Nottingham, wanted the device for his four-year-old son, McKenzie. But he got …

Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Letters Of Note: My Waitrose Rum Baba Pudding

LETTES of Note: The woman who still can’t make a decent rum baba:

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Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mandela Marketing: The Most Inappropriate Tributes (My Little Pony)

ASK not what Nelson Mandela did for humanity but what Nelson Mandela can do to promote your brand:

My Little Pony Fan Fiction salutes one of its own:

Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Free Nelson Mandela Comic Books

IN 2005, former South African President Nelson Mandela starred in the Madiba Legacy Series comic books – a nine-part comic book series based on Nelson Mandela’s life freely distributed in schools and newspapers. It was created by the Nelson Mandela …

Posted: 5th, December 2013 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Rise And Fall of ‘Hippiedilly’ In 1969

ON the Sunday morning of 21 September 1969, a slightly-built Chief Inspector convinced some hippies inside a squat at a large five storey mansion at 144 Piccadilly to lower an improvised wooden drawbridge so doctors could help a seriously …

Posted: 5th, December 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Global iPhone 5 Price Index

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THIS is a nice little piece of research showing the variation in price of the iPhone all over the world. You can set it to tell you the absolute price in any country and see the impact of taxes etc …

Posted: 5th, December 2013 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Font Fail: 10 ‘FLICKERING’ Lights

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“POOR font choices … a continuing saga,” tweets Susan Cloud‏@ProducerSusan.

Posted: 3rd, December 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The FriXion Revolution: Virtual Sex Just Got Intimate

THE FriXion Revolution is here! Never again will BBC DJs and rock stars need to actually touch their fans and run the risk of an underage furore. With FriXion, you can rub and grope through your computer.

On the next

Posted: 3rd, December 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


And The Award For Most Baffling Letter To Santa Goes To…

SANTA is a busy man. First off, he has to get a load of occasional staff for the grotto, just like the Post Office do. He’s probably working them harder than Amazon too, but he’s got a sleigh that is …

Posted: 3rd, December 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Norwich Police Check Your Lungs For Legal Substances

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NORWICH night owls are being invited to blow hard  as they enter 30 of the city’s clubs. Norfolk police have issued the venues with breathalysers to help revellers gain “better knowledge” of their drinking.

So in touch are the …

Posted: 2nd, December 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top 5 Fashion Offenses of The 1970s

BEFORE launching into the typical “Oh, aren’t those Seventies fashions so terrible” spiel, let’s get one thing out of the way: 70s’ fashions are an easy target because they took chances. Whenever you are bold you run the risk of …

Posted: 1st, December 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cheese Whiz: A Potted History Of The Food that Gets America Glowing

CHEESE Whiz – aka Cheese Billy Whizz – was once sold as the product that gave your day a kick in the nervous system.

 

Cheese Whiz is , of course, utterly revolting, more reminiscent of the secretions that ooze …

Posted: 30th, November 2013 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Samsung Rewards ‘Women Of Steal’ Winner With Free Kitchen

SAMSUNG’S Women Of Steel contest rewards female superhoes with a kitchen.

“We’ve found some of the most magnificent women out there. Women whose superhuman strengths make them inspirational role models, and whose quick speed and heightened tastes make entertaining look

Posted: 29th, November 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sriracha Factory Photos: Worldwide Panic As Hot Sauce Apocalypse Nears

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YOU may think this trivial, but there’s worrying times ahead for humankind as a judge as valued human suffering over Sriracha – the most wonderful hot sauce in the universe. If you’ve never tasted the sauce, you’re living half a …

Posted: 29th, November 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paris Restaurant Operated Seating Policy: Only Beautiful People By The Windows

FANCY a table at Gilbert and Thierry Costes’ Le Georges eatery in the Pompidou Centre, Pairs? Well, if you , try not to be unattractive. Le Canard Enchaine alleges that a seating policy based on looks exists.

A former hostess

Posted: 28th, November 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic Ads: The Doritos Glory Hole

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The Finger Cleaner:

 

Posted: 27th, November 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TSA: Molesting And Groping Americans Was Just For Fun

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IT’S obvious that the God of Situational Irony hates America’s Transportation Security Administration almost as much as I do: in late October, only a few days before a TSAgent was gunned down at Los Angeles airport (then died a …

Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


WWII British Rations Clothing Card (1942)

WWII Europe British Isles Rations Clothing:

This is a list of men’s and women’’s wearing apparel subject to rationing under Great Britain’’ clothes rationing program shown in London on Jan. 29, 1942. The numbers at the right indicate the number …

Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Finds Snake’s Head In Bag Of Green Beans

MISTY Misty Moser from Gladstone, Oregon, says she fond a snake’s head in her bag of green beans. Free protein! Moser says she thought it was ball of beans: “But it started to unfold. It was in a little ball. …

Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0