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The greatest advert about having a good poo ever

OH, the joys of a truly epic poo. But some of us don’t want others to know that we do a number 2. For them there is Poo-Pourri:

You can read more about the poo prisoner on this website:…

Posted: 22nd, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


JD Salinger: Five new manuscripts and a post-Holocaust film to duck

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JD Salinger died in  died in 2010 at age 91. Some of his unpublished works have been found. Cornel Bonca looks at them:

[T]his is the biggest literary “get” of the American 21st century.

The books include a World War

Posted: 22nd, September 2013 | In: Books, Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


South Africa opens world’s first walk-in vagina

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TOURISTS in South Africa can now tour Reshma Chhiba’s screaming vagina. It’s housed in a former women’s prison in Braamfontein.

As visitors walk through the installation – 12m-deep – their movements trigger the walls (covered in an acrylic wool) to …

Posted: 22nd, September 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ryanair vows to treat passengers better (for a small fee)

on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 24, 2013. Traders in the U.S. dumped stocks, bonds and commodities, prompted by signs of distress in China's economy and worries about the end of the Federal Reserve bank's easy money policies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

 

RYANAIR is in the news. Passengers wonder what the hellish company has come up with now to extract cash from customers. Is Ryanair to charge extra for anyone wearing the wrong-sized shoes or a surcharge for having a surly …

Posted: 21st, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Face of the day: iphone 5s fan Gad Harari sets up camp on the Regent Street iQ

FACE of the day: Gad Harari aged 17, from London, sits in his plastic greenhouse which is the only shelter for himself as he waits to buy the new iPhone in Regent Street central London, which goes on sale in …

Posted: 18th, September 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man mugged in Colindale for Grand Theft Auto V an hour after it was launched

AND so it begins:

A 23-year-old man was hit with a brick and stabbed before being robbed of the much awaited Grand Theft Auto V video game in Colindale, London at 01:20. The game was only launched at midnight.

The …

Posted: 17th, September 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pie and Mash saved the world: the stars who love the traditional cockney staple

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PIE and Mash, the traditional cockney staple, is under threat. An ageing fan base, coupled with a shortage of eels, has accelerated the decline of the traditional eel and pie shop.…

Posted: 17th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beaver anal secretions taste just like vanilla

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FEARS over a poor vanilla crop has been salved. The Swedish National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) says the anal secretions from the beaver, in the form of castoreum, tastes just like vanilla.
Says the agency’s Ulla Beckman Sundh:

“Natural aromas can

Posted: 17th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Calm and laugh at the Nazis: Propaganda, Power, Persuasion and Hitler’s Lambeth Walk the British Library

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THE British Library (it’s fabulous; do go) is showing Propaganda: Power and Persuasion.

Propaganda: Power and Persuasion is the first exhibition to explore international state propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries. From the eye-opening to the mind-boggling, from

Posted: 16th, September 2013 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist turns great books into colour signatures

JAZ Parkinson has turned some of our favourite books into colour charts. Says Parkinson:

“I’m interested in showing how the human mind can transform a word of text into a tangible colour,” says Parkinson. “…Each colour reference or piece of

Posted: 16th, September 2013 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chiltern trains gives passengers the full 18th Century experience between London and Birmingham

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THE toilets on Chiltern Railways have become “inspirational“. The new floor to ceiling vinyl images in the toilets on the Birmingham to London service will raise the mind. One lav has been made to look like Compton Verney

Posted: 15th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dating in Seattle: ‘I SAW YOU LOOKING AT ME WITH YOUR ONE GOOD EYE at the STD CLINIC’

SEATTLE power couple hook up on Craigslist:

I SAW YOU LOOKING AT ME WITH YOUR ONE GOOD EYE – w4m – 32 (STD CLINIC)

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Posted: 13th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to get frostbite from deodorant

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HOW cooling is your deodorant? One 43-year-old Dundee man has cause to regret using his under-arm spray on his socked and booted feet before heading off shopping. He save the sweaty socks a thorough soaking before setting off.  A short …

Posted: 13th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Salvador ‘Dalí is the biggest prick of the 20th Century’ says Henry Miller

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HENRY Miller wrote this note back in 1973. In it he observed that Salvador Dalí (pictured below in 1936) ”the biggest ‘prick of the 20th century”.

 

Closeup of painter, Salvador Dali on July 4, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Posted: 12th, September 2013 | In: Books, Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


LOL: German health club advert of the year

THIS advert of the Fitness and Friends gym in Berlin is telling. TRAIN HARD. FEEL GOOD.

BErlin sports club poster

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Posted: 12th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Ads: Mick Humphries can teach you to drive one of these biiiiiig trucks

GREAT Ads: Mick Humphries can teach you to drive one of these:

Posted: 12th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


GTA5: Looks like it will be life ruiningly large

EVERYBODY who plays video games – and that’s rarely pasty loners picking crumbs from their cracks in their mum’s basements because things have changed significantly in the past two decades – is incredibly excited about the imminent Rockstar Games’ Grand

Posted: 12th, September 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Cohen arrested for dancing with a chicken tied to his cock at the Eiffel Tower

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TO the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where Steve Cohen, dressed in platform heels, a garter, long, gloves and tights has a rooster tied to his penis with a long ribbon.…

Posted: 12th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


See the Titanic in Tennessee: A Weekend in Pigeon Forge with Dolly Parton

IF you want to visit America and do the tourist thing, we have majestic natural grandeur coming out of our asses over here, including the Grand Canyon (formerly the longest, deepest land canyon on Earth until that discovery in Greenland

Posted: 11th, September 2013 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great banned adverts: the Companhia Athletica moob reduction unit

GREAT banned adverts: The Companhia Athletica moob reduction unit:

Posted: 11th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Greatest Ever Banned Adverts: The Vim Prisoner

GREAT Ad Watch: this brilliant advert for Vim was banned in 2005, presumably for being too funny:

Posted: 10th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cool Ads: Wren Kitchens Advert

COOL Ad Watch: Wren Kitchens Advert – Which costs more?

Posted: 9th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0