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How Trendy Are You? Take the 1983 taste chellenge

ON August 18, 1983, Smash Hits magazine asked ‘How Trendy Are You?’ Take the quiz:

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Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dinosaur erotica exists: fiction for readers aroused by bad teeth and scaly skin

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EXHAUSTED by My Little Pony fan fiction erotica, we’ve moved on to read the Velociraptor’s Nest. Yep. Dinosaur erotica is exists.

Azog stood, back to the wall, clad only in damp buckskins, waiting for the beast to slash

Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mark Twain’s Advice to Little Girls

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MARK Twain has Advice to Little Girls. As told to them in 1865:

Good little girls ought not to make mouths at their teachers for every trifling offense. This retaliation should only be resorted to under peculiarly aggravated circumstances.

Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Books, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Criminal record for London shopper who mistook an avocado for loose onions

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SELF-scanning dodge of the day: the man who classed all his shopping as “loose onions” at the self-service checkout in Sainsbury’s.

City recruitment consultant Nicholas Long, 25, classed his food as “loose onions” 20 times in the space of just …

Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Third Bridget Jones novel to have monumental character death

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REMEMBER Bridget Jones and her big knickers, kissing and vague alcoholism? Well, she’s due a new book called ‘Mad About The Boy’ which will look at the now 51 year-old Bridget, only with one notable absence in her life.

SPOILER …

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The London Underground Tube Map in German

THe London Underground Tube map in German is what places in London could have been called had the Germans won the war.  As one reader notes: “This is the 2003 version and omits extensions to the London Overground such as …

Posted: 30th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Things that exist: the Nutella dispenser

THE Nutella dispenser is for when the ketchup runs out and Aunt Jeanie from Des Moins is willing to try the brown sauce:

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


101 free audio fiction books to savour

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Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


We Buy Any Car don’t buy any car – proof

WE Buy Any Car do not buy any car:

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Posted: 28th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Larry ‘Romeo’ Busby will pay you to find him a non-fat, non-black, non-slut female to marry

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LARRY Busby, 38, is looking for a girlfriend who must not be black, short-haired, jobless, fat or a slut. Find this elusive creature and Larry will give you $1,500 to spend on, well, fat black sluts. If Larry marries the …

Posted: 27th, September 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christy Moore signs a song for Arthur Guinness Day and Diageo’s alco-pops training programme

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HAPPY Arthur’s Day.

Ireland’s love affair with pub and pint is sparking national soul-searching as never before because of an unofficial holiday dreamed up by Guinness owner’s Diageo. Today’s celebrations of Arthur’s Day, honouring the 18th-century founder of Ireland’s quintessential …

Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Netflix and BitTorrent: If you let people buy things then they won’t steal them

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TWO interesting little bits about Netflix, the online on demand film and TV show service.

The first one is that they monitor what people are stealing over the BitTorrents to see what shows they should try to go and …

Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1960s Space Age fashion – a retrospective

IN the 1960s, fashion designers looked to the stars for inspiration. The Space Race was well underway. Fashion would harness the spirit of the rocketeers with sleek lines, shiny fabrics and the chance to see the world through visors.

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Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Halloween: too much, too soon for our sexy pumpkin fed toddlers

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I DON’T know how British people celebrate Halloween—with understated elegance and a solemn appreciation for tradition, no doubt—but future archaeologists will conclude American Halloween was a giant fertility festival, which is why everybody wears the skimpiest costumes they can …

Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mental Patient Fancy Dress Costume makes you look like a typical Walmart shopper

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THIS Halloween whey not pretend to be a mental patient in an off-the-peg outfit from Asda, the supermarket owner by WalMart? “Mental patient fancy dress” features blood, mask, imitation meat cleaver but not chemical coshes and a …

Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Things that exists: Japanese butt pudding

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IN Japan you can buy butt pudding. Expect much spooning:
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Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Motel 6, Mishawaka, Indiana the world’s worst hotel? (Photos)

EVER stay in a terrible hotel? My worst was a hotel in Bombay (now Mumbai). The sheet had stuck to the mattress. I made the mistake of peeling a corner back. At once, hundreds of ants escaped. I did not …

Posted: 25th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ed Miliband’s bespoke suit carries the tag: ‘Spencer Hart sincerely hopes you get laid in this product’

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DO we care that Ed Miliband wore a bespoke Spencer Hart suit for his address to Labour Party conference? His shoes, however, were from Marks And Sparks.

One odd thing about Ed’s Hart suit: if you peer inside the jacket’s …

Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: Fashion, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pepsi drop massive clanger thanks to dreadful choice of ‘RAPE’ typeface

PEPSI and Coca Cola are always at war, and Coke must be laughing their asses off this week as their blue-canned pals made a horrendous error with one of their marketing campaigns.

Thanks to a dismal choice of typeface, Pepsi’s …

Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The five greatest home shopping TV fails of all time

ANROAK loves watching Home shopping channels. Every now and then you get a memorable moment:

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Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The joys of eating roadkill in Cornwall

ROAD kill. Would you eat it?

Meet 73-year-old Arthur Boyt, notorious resident of remote Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, and connoisseur of cooking and eating roadkill – nothing is too far fetched or fanciful to end up on his plate. In

Posted: 23rd, September 2013 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0