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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 Radically Invasive Projectile (RIP): The Last Round You’ll Ever Need

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CUE the husky voice. Cue the thumping backtrack. Cue the man in combat fatigues shooting at melons. This is an advert for the Radically Invasive Projectile – The Last Round You’ll Ever Need. It is the RIP Cartridge.

The … READ ON

Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tech Rewind: Before Phones Got Smart

TECHNOLOGY has been rocketing along so quickly, it’s difficult to put on the breaks, stop for a moment and get a perspective.  Sometimes you just need to dig your heels in and take a look backward.  As the current rushes … READ ON

Posted: 28th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Behave In 1920s New York: An Illustrated Guide

VISITORS to 1920s NYC  could study the Valentine’s City of New York: A Guide Book. As any reader of P.G. Wodehouse’s Psmith, Journalist will now full well, New York was a dangerous place back then, overrun by gangs, slum landlords … READ ON

Posted: 27th, January 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There Used To Be A Chelsea Drugstore On The King’s Road

 

THESE days the King’s Road looks not unlike many other high-streets across the country, albeit a bit posher. If you stroll down the road you’ll see, just like anywhere else, Boots, WH Smiths and the ubiquitous coffee-shop chains. In … READ ON

Posted: 27th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Faces of The Day: German Sculptor Kathe Kollwitz’s Grieving Parents Of WOrld War One

FACES of the day: Visitors view a photo of the ‘Grieving Parents’ statue during an exhibit, World War One, 1914-1918, at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. The statue of the Grieving ParentsREAD ON

Posted: 26th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Cupid Bra Only Unhooks When True Love Is Detected

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WHEN do you know if it’s true love? Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijou has taken the guesswork out of foreplay by inventing a bra clasp that only unhooks when “true love” is detected. If that significant other is only after … READ ON

Posted: 25th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Canada Bans Mr Badger’s Penguins: Let’s Club Them To Death

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CANADA has closed it borders to Marmite, Irn Bru, Bovril and Penguin bars.

A Mr – get this – Tony Badger,  owner of a British foods shop in Saskatoon, central Canada, says his goods have been impounded. He told … READ ON

Posted: 24th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kobe Bryant’s Bid To Become Basketball’s Bobby Charlton

FANTASTIC haircut news: the bill to cut Kobe Bryan’s hair for a Nike shoot ran to $860.

This is Kobe Bryant:

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No. That’s him on the right.… READ ON

Posted: 24th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bugs Money: Thom Browne’s Fall-Winter Collection 2014-2015

MEN’S fashion is a great sauce of chuckling. Get a load of American fashion designer Thom Browne’s men’s Fall-Winter 2014-2015 fashion collection, presented Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 in Paris.

He should have called the collection Bug Money or Mugs Money:… READ ON

Posted: 23rd, January 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crime Fighting with Twinkies: Comic Book Superheroes Turn To Sugary Cream-Filled Cake

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MANY of you will remember the Hostess snack adverts that appeared in comic books throughout the 70s.  They all had the same basic story: a villain is subverted from his diabolical plan by a well-known superhero… and the help … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Norway’s Curling Team Are Early Leaders In Olympics Fashion Stakes With Their ‘Life-Changing’ Trousers

NORWAY’S Olympic curling team is in fine fettle for the upcoming games in Sochi.

 

The Norwegians have form:

 

 

The designer is Christoffer Svae, who tells the AP that he asked a company called Loudmouth to jazz READ ON

Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nenuco Hell: Toddlers Fight To Feed Anorexia Doll And Jab Babies With Needles Full Of Serum

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ARE you scared by the “Anorexia doll”? The Sun says there are “Fears over toy snubbing food”.

Daniel Jones reports:

HEALTH campaigners want to ban a new doll that refuses to eat — claiming it encourages anorexia. The interactive

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Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Travel Site Wars: Now Google Is Punishing Expedia Over Dodgy Paid Links By

PLENTY of small companies out there have found themselves sliding down the Google search results after they paid some consultant or other to improve their web rankings. Because the consultants then go out and buy links from blogs and other … READ ON

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Horrifying figurines of foetuses, now available to buy

EVER looked at the world and become suddenly depressed? You realise that everything ugly you see, is man-made. So, your attentions turn to nature, where everything is beautiful. And vicious. And cruel. And bloody.

In a bid to couple the … READ ON

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chewing Gum: Psychedelic Treats And Assorted Oral Wonders

 

BEN Wilson is the chewing gum artist. We say ‘the’ because we can’t find anyone else who paint of splats of discarded, squashed gum.  He is the self-styled ‘Chewing Gum Man’. Today, Ben was painting pictures you can take … READ ON

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 12 Months Of March: Germany Orders ‘Homes Of The Nazis’ Calendar To Be Pulped

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BRANDENBURG Germany is enticing tourists with a calendar featuring a photo of an expansive cottage. It turns out that this holiday home once belonged to Hermann Goering, the German politician. The German federal Government is aghast, ordering the calendar to … READ ON

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Flashback To June 1, 1932: Alcohol Prohibition Research Committee Seek An Honest Man In New York

FLASHBACK to June 1, 1932: Five members of the Alcohol Prohibition Research Committee depart on the bus Diogenes, named after the man who sought in vain for an honest man, in New York City. The membership is seeking one drunk … READ ON

Posted: 17th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Children In Restaurants: Manager Orders Child To Remove Squeaky Shoes

CHILDREN in Restaurants Watch – Part 2: The Squeaky Shoes.

“They want to help children with disabilities and this was just something that happened in their cafe and they are not proud of it,” says Catherine Duke.

Last week, an … READ ON

Posted: 17th, January 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Face of the Day: World Scotch Pie Winner Stephen McAllister

FACE of the Day: World Scotch Pie winner Stephen McAllister, from Kandy Bar bakers in Saltcoats, celebrates after being presented with his prize at The Scotch Pie Awards at Carnegie conference centre in Dunfermline.

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Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0