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The Consumer | Anorak - Part 4

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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.

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 can learn how to play at the online READ ON

Posted: 9th, June 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 the Pooh ball:

 

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Spotter: @omar_quraishiREAD ON

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


Vladimir Putin is playing things by the book: this book

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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

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Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Books, Politicians | Comment | Comments 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?… READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


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

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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

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Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 draw better.

 

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Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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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Spotter: Pee-wee Herman

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 friendly neighbourhood hackers – #JFt96’.

 

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Spotter: RedditREAD ON

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


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

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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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 … READ ON

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


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

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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 we used to … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments 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!”

 

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Things to note about the pink one:

1. Miss Bic – but neither Mr … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 a mere $750 each.

 

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


Twin Peaks: the recipe for cherry pie

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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: … READ ON

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 exacted revenge:

 

Guy has perfect revenge on people having VERY LOUD business meeting in coffee shop

 

Spotter: @sehnaoiu, The PokeREAD ON

Posted: 20th, May 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 be ok.

 

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Spotter: Hint, AndREAD ON

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


This Is How We Dot It: the daily lives of seven kids in seven countries

 

This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe features the daily routines of seven children from different countries around the world (Japan, Peru, Iran, Russia, India, Italy, and Uganda).

In Japan Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda

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Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Books | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The RompHim male romper suit is the stuff of nightmares

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Men are in crisis. Following the man bun and undersized jackets that turns young men into Norman Wisdom tribute acts, the latest douchebag style is the male romper suit. Called the RompHim (gerrit?!), this cross between Doris Day’s pastel … READ ON

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Starbucks mermaid reimagined by South Korean artist Soo Min Kim

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Via Soo Min Kim, HintREAD ON

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Evolution of Douchebag Style – the man bun vaper and beyond

Inspired by 100 Year of Beauty, some bright sparks have nailed the running joke of men’s fashion with the “Evolution of Douchebag Style”.

 


Spotter: BlameItOnTheVoicesREAD ON

Posted: 14th, May 2017 | In: Fashion | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0