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Ronald McDonald shot outside restaurant

ronald mcdonald shot gunRonald McDonald has been shot at a fast-food restaurant on the USA. Police need not round-up the usual suspect – Hamburglar, Jamie Oliver, France – because Telvin Drummond, 24, from Lumberton, North Carolina, is helping them with their enquiries.

Mr …

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Indiana Jones Nazi face-melting candle is here

SS Schweinhund Arnold Ernst Toht

 

Relive the magic of Raiders of the Lost Ark by setting fire to SS Schweinhund Arnold Ernst Toht. Watch his face melt, just like in the movie. Gestapo agent?

 

SS Schweinhund Arnold Ernst Toht

 

Melting Toht is from Firebox.

Posted: 16th, June 2016 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man finds ‘something from the Bible’ in his Costo salad

costco locust“We put the bag in the fridge straight away and had our first serving on Saturday night,” says Ian Lovejoy to the Henley Standard.

“It’s horrible to think about that now because it pooed everywhere and we were left …

Posted: 8th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail: Charlemagne toured the Castello di Sammezzano in Tuscany 80 years after his death

Castello di Sammezzano

 

Travel news in the Daily Mail, with Georgia Diebelius. She introduces readers to a stunning Moorish castle built in 1605:

These are the haunting images of an Italian castle that still stands in pristine condition, despite being left

Posted: 7th, June 2016 | In: Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clarification of the Day

Ikea bun sign

Posted: 5th, June 2016 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Butcher promises: ‘Eating bacon reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100%’

Eating  bacon reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100%

 

To New South Wales, Australia, where butcher Jeff Rapley from Naroomais talking about the sign in his shop window that promises, “Eating two strips of Rapley’s award-winning bacon for breakfast reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by …

Posted: 25th, May 2016 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lost in translasion: socks

funny message on socks engrish tranlation

Posted: 23rd, May 2016 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Estate by Robert Clayton: buy the book, see the show, love the pictures

Robert Clauton esate

 

Robert Clayton’s Estate is now on display in a major solo exhibition at Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, London E2.

The exhibition also sees the launch of his new short film about the work featuring Jonathan Meades. Large …

Posted: 16th, May 2016 | In: Books, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kenneth Williams’ last diary entry is a powerful read

ken williams obit

 

Kenneth Williams (22 February 1926 – 15 April 1988). His diary entry for the day before he died is a powerful read:

 

kenneth williams

Posted: 15th, April 2016 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This Pizza box turns into a weed pipe

pizza pipe

 

Every Push for Pizza “comes with a “Pizza Pipe”. Well, this is still a concept, but the idea is sound. You rip off a section of the cardboard box, pop out the ceramic stand that stops the box from …

Posted: 14th, April 2016 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Punctuation in novels: words stripped from books leaving only the punctuation

 

Adam J Calhoun stripped two books of words:

Inspired by a series of posters, I wondered what did my favorite books look like without words. Can you tell them apart or are they all a-mush? In fact, they can

Posted: 17th, February 2016 | In: Books | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cancel your subscription to Harper’s magazine and receive this desperate letter

When Adrienne LaFrance cancelled her subscription to Harper’s magazine she received a letter – a begging letter. Read it and weep (with annotations by Adrienne):

 

Cancel your subscription to Harper’s magazine and receive this desperate letter

 

harper letter

 …

Posted: 15th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 5 comments ‘Overheard In Waitrose’

overheard in waitrose

 

On Facebook people are sharing things Overheard In Waitrose. And it’s great. Here are five crackers:

“I can’t find anything here, we should have really gone to Selfridges” – Overheard in Waitrose Marylebone

Two people having a heated argument …

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Then ultimate bath tub in a canal house in Amsterdam

A canal house in Amsterdam by Witteveen Architects. A canal house in Amsterdam by Witteveen Architects.

 

Spotter

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bernie Sanders is now an ice cream flavour

bernie's yearning ice cream 

What does a 74-year-old politician taste of? Given the usual sexual kinks of the great and learned, we’d say hot wax, orange rind and dry-cleaning. But Ben Cohen (co-founder and half the namesake of Ben & Jerry’s) says Bernie

Posted: 26th, January 2016 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Aldi: ‘Our ham contains 110% pork’

Aldi ham 110%

 

This packet of Aldi British ham contains an impressive “110% pork”. That stuffs got more pig in it than pregnant sow.

Della Farzads says: “I checked the label because I don’t eat meat, and I wondered how much was …

Posted: 25th, January 2016 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Good news: woman finds traces of real chicken parts in her KFC

To Wellingborough, U.K., where amidst the fat, cardboard, grease and batter, Cassandra Perkins, 22, has found something exciting and newsworthy in her KFC dinner

“It looked disgusting and pink, I didn’t want to touch it,” she tells the Northampton Chronicle

Posted: 24th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0