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Cruel Men Critisising Their Wives’ Coffee In 1950s And 1960s Adverts (And Her Revenge)

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SHE makes terrible coffee. Sure, she has nice hair, pretty ankles and takes her prescription medication without any fuss, but that darn coffee is terrible. There is just no getting away from it.

Shaun Clayton made a study of male … READ ON

Posted: 25th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gertrude Stein: A Great Rejection Letter And A Study Of The Back Of Her Head

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ON April 19, 1912, Gertrude STrine received this letter from Arthur C Fifield, Publisher.… READ ON

Posted: 25th, October 2013 | In: Books, Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tyne And Wear Metro Reminds Passengers Not To Get Decapitated On The Train

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TYNE and Wear Metro have created a new safety video. Called “Don’t be insane, use your brain“, the video comes with a song and cartoon passengers being killed by decapitation and electricity.

Train operator DB Regio wants passengers … READ ON

Posted: 25th, October 2013 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Samsung Is Making Augmented Reality Glasses For Sport. What Sports?

SAMSUNG wants to put its computers on your face. And has just landed a patent for a new device that will do just that.

Google has staked out the space of face computers and though little demonstrable desire has been … READ ON

Posted: 25th, October 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eating In Silence At Brooklyn’s Place For Food Monks

Peg on NoseDINERS at Nicholas Nauman’s Eat in Brooklyn, New York, can book to eat on a night when everyone eats in total silence. Should a glass break, no-one will cheer. The bill is presented in total silence. The waitress will not … READ ON

Posted: 24th, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pokemon Health And Safety Warning: Pet Fighting Is Illegal

POKEMON magazine has issued a health and safety warning:

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Posted: 23rd, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Bench Tributes: She ‘Liked To Sit Down’

PLAQUES on wooden benches are routinely miserable. They make you think of death and loss. Some, however, can make you smile:
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Posted: 23rd, October 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coreyography: Corey Feldman On Growing Up One Step Down From Slavery

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IN Coreyography, former child star Corey Feldman tells of his life. Parts of it sound awful. Although, as he said:

“I had a terrible childhood. I can only compare it to someone born in Ethiopia, or Iraq, or who

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Posted: 23rd, October 2013 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Look What They Did To Frances Quinn Winner Of The Great British Bake Off

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FRANCES Quinn wins The Great British Bake Off. The underdog kept her victory over Ruby Tandoh, 21, and psychologist Kimberley Wilson, 30, quiet for three months.… READ ON

Posted: 22nd, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore: A Film About Clubbing In The 70s, 80s And 1990s

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IN Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, British artist Mark Leckey produced what one critic called “the finest portrayal of British nightlife ever captured”.

Jonathan Jones added that “(Leckey) haunts the secret parts of modern culture, where memory and READ ON

Posted: 22nd, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shreddies: The Men Knickers That Filter Your Bottom Burps

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LEICESTERSHIRE’S Shreddies Ltd. brings us knickers and pants that filter your farts.

The thin and flexible cloth, which contains Zorflex® — the same activated carbon material used in chemical warfare suits — is reactivated simply by washing the pants. Shreddies

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cupcakes Are Exploiting Young Women

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MATT Seaton wants to talk about a serious issue in the Guardian: cupcakes.

You know what cupcakes really are? – butter-iced snares of self-loathing that sell precisely because they exploit young women’s insecurity about their looks and identity, and

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


National Baking Week: Who Fancies A Unicorn Filled With Rainbow Sponge?

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AS you know, it’s National Baking Week.  Miss Cakehead and a team of other food artists set the scene with a huge unicorn cake.

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marketing Balls: Nike Launch Ronaldo’s New Real Madrid Boot In A Supernova Of Guff

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WANT to buy Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Nike Mercurial IX CR7 boot, complete with ‘supernova’ skin print (in homage to Ronaldo’s “out of this world” performances since joining Real Madrid)?

In case you are still undecided as ty the merits of … READ ON

Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0