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1981: Heather O’Rourke Gets Her First Barbie Doll

FLASHBACK to 1981, and Heather O’Rourke is enjoying her first ever Barbie doll. Thanks to this doll, Heather was able to channel the full demonic experience in the guise of Carol Ann in Poltegeist . She also featured in 12

Posted: 18th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film, Flashback, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Smoking Graphic Shows How Cigarettes Make You Hairy, Wrinkled And Less Likely To Pull A Celebrity

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THE Cancer Society of Finland  has produced  Tobacco Body , a graphic showing how smoking can damage the

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


Vinyl Music Sales At A 10 Year High

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VINYL bores are a terrible, terrible thing. However, some nice news is that vinyl sales are at a 10 year high. Driving demand are releases from Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie (and a whole bunch of great compilations

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


Peter Serafinowicz Sings The First Page Of Morrissey’s Autobiography

PETER Serafinowicz will now sing the first page of Morrissey’s

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Posted: 17th, October 2013 | In: Books, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For China’s Professional Cigarette Smokers Life Is Good

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LI Hui is a cigarette tester. She tests them by smoking them. And she loves her job:

As one of hundreds of “tobacco appraisers” in China, Li Hui, a petite, pony-tailed mother, has been smoking up to 30 cigarettes a

Posted: 16th, October 2013 | In: Money, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eradicating invasive species over dinner: Lionfish on a bed of leopard cat and snapping turtle gizards

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THE best way to eradicate invading foreign species of creature is to eat them. In 

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


The Ever Growing Foodbank Crisis

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IT’S certainly true that we’re seeing more people turning up at foodbanks hoping to get some free food. And yes, we do indeed agree that most people would

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


Top (and bottom) tips on how to use the toilet (video)

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ROBERT Jackson will now teach us how to use the toilet.

Key point to look out for:

* Everybody flushes twice. But you still need a solvent (once a year) and a stick.

* For the “sake of neatness and

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


London Zoo’s new tiger cub has drowned but it wasn’t the first to die there (photos)

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THE baby tiger born at  London Zoo has died. The Sumatran tiger drowned in a pool in the zoo’s new

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


The Daily Mail defines Apple’s massive iPhone 5c failure for us

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OR rather, the Mail might want to try and find a different measure of failure. For Apple has, as we all know, released two new iPhones, the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. Which seem to be selling pretty well:

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


In praise of ‘like’: Why banning the word goes against-Shakespeare and good English

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A LONDON academy wants to ban use of the world “like” . The fools.  Jay Henrichs explain their idiocy:

Let’s use a figure of speech to make up new words. This is dangerous in high school or a government agency,

Posted: 15th, October 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Markets versus bureaucrats in mobile phones roaming row: Simple Choice defeats the EU telecoms Tsar

WE’VE got a great little example here of how markets and bureaucrats work. Steely Neelie, the EU telecoms Tsar, is insisting that the mobile telephone companies will have to stop charging people for

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Posted: 15th, October 2013 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who wrote ‘I AM GAY” on a Jetstar passenger’s luggage with baggage stickers

 

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WHO write “I AM GAY” on a man’s luggage in baggage stickers?

The man noticed the artwork when he picked up his bag off the carousel after a Jetstar flight from Perth, Australia.

The man, a married father-of-two ,

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


I want a PSYCHEDELIC CAT SWEATER

OBJECTS of desire: The PSYCHEDELIC CAT SWEATER.

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Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stanley Kubrick explains the meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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STANLEY Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey  was a film about… Well, what is about? In  1969, Kubrick  told Joseph Gelmis:

You begin with an artifact left on earth four million years ago by extraterrestrial explorers who observed the behavior of

Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Books, Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man destroys entire booze section (video)

WHEN you cock-up at work, with some sly behaviour, you can get away with murder. However, if you work in a supermarket, surrounded by CCTV,

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Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0