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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

Evolution of Douchebag Style – the man bun vaper and beyond

Inspired by 100 Year of Beauty, some bright sparks have nailed the running joke of men’s fashion with the “Evolution of Douchebag Style”.

 


Spotter: BlameItOnTheVoicesREAD ON

Posted: 14th, May 2017 | In: Fashion | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Frida Khalo action figure is coming to a store near you

 

Today Is Art Day’s Kickstarter is raising money to make a Frida Kahlo figure. At 5 inches tall, fashioned from quality plastic, Frida Kahlo action doll features a monkey on her back and a detachable surrealist heart. 

It … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drug Dealer Magnet Set

The “DRUG DEALER MAGNET SET – Another Quality Education Tool for Junior Entrepreneurs”.

 

Drug Dealer MAgnet Set

 

Buy it here.… READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russian aerobics to electronic music (1985) is brilliant

The backing tracks to this slice of Russian 1980s culture was published by Melodiya. It’s brilliant and as horribly catchy as the man-made fibres on those leotards:

 

 

Spoter: @flashbakREAD ON

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Computers fines drivers for ‘parking’ in a traffic jam

Computers can be wrong. Yes, we know what the system says but it is wrong. This bit of computer knowing resulted in human beings fined £100 per carload:

Parking cameras went live at the Ashford Retail Park in Kent in

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Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eating more salt makes you less thirsty and burns fat

Eating salt is bad for you. So goes the message that has been hammered into us for an age. Salt improves the taste of things but a cost to your health. Eating too much salt means dying younger. But more … READ ON

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


United Airlines cancels flight man because he recorded his complaint

united airlines flight abuse beaten weight

 

Air travel has become an ordeal, a trail of weight, size and endurance. And that’s all before you board the plane.

 

United Airlines booted Navang Oza from a flight because having been asked to pay $300 for an … READ ON

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Costa Coffee Salford offers its toilet as a birthday party venue

Anyone looking for a compact and bijou venue for a birthday party, a UKIP conference, an intimate wedding or just a place to mingle with fellow urban badger enthusiasts after work can head long to Costa Coffee in Salford. The … READ ON

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dutch building features emojis as modern-day grotesques

Dutch architect Attika Architekten has included emojis in place of more traditional roundels on a block of flats in Vathorst. The emoji gargoyles grotesques date the building for future historians.

 

emojis building

 

“In classical architecture they used heads of the … READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Nomadic Gardener: this man will hire your garden to grow his vegetables in

 

Jim Kovaleski is the nomadic gardener, a doyen of “portable farming” at one point he hies your garden to grow his produce in.

This nomadic gardener travels between Maine to Florida gardening leased front yards. With a frugal lifestyle

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Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Have our ashes pressed into an playable vinyl LP

and-vinyly lp death ashes

 

When you die And Vinyly will work your remains into a playable vinyl record. No, they won’t turn your arm into a novelty stylus limb and play the wrinkles on your flattened face. You need to be cremated and … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover sketch is for sale

John Lennon's former home found an old sketchbook containing this tiny sketch of the john lennon art Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

is everything a famous name does worth preserving or owning? When the owners of John Lennon’s former home found one of the singer’s old sketchbook they noticed it contained a small sketch of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook: the recipe for every faddish dinner you’ve ever had

Faddish, modish food was played with brilliantly in 1932, when Italian futurist Filippo Marinetti (1876–1944) published Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook, a cookbook that would trigger a “revolution of cuisine”. Humans, said Marinetti, “think, dream and act according to what they … READ ON

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Books, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The year my father got my mother a hoover for Christmas 1984

he year my father got my mother a hoover for Christmas 1984.

 

On Reddit, Mr-Irrelevance recalls Christmas 1984, when his father gifted his mother a hoover. The picture of her present is fabulous.

Below the photo, others share their gift memories:

When I was a kid my dad pulled something similar.

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Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


500 Years of “Vulgar Tongue” Slang In One Dictionary

Green’s Dictionary of Slang

 

If you’ve ever wondered about the meaning of obscure words, Green’s Dictionary of Slang is the place to go.

“The three volumes of Green’s Dictionary of Slang demonstrate the sheer scope of a lifetime of research by Jonathon Green,

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Posted: 26th, April 2017 | In: Books | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Air Canada bumps young boy from overbooked flight

Someone give Macaulay Culkin a hose down and get John Hughes on the phone: Home Alone has a sequel. Cole Doyle, 10, was on his way to Costa Rica last month. Travelling with his family, Cole was looking forward to … READ ON

Posted: 19th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buy a flag that went to the moon

flags apollo 15

 

Aboard the 1971 Apollo 15 mission (July 26 – August 7, 1971) was a secret stash of USA flags. Astronaut David Scott had no idea they were there. “This [hidden pouch] was apparently unknown to anybody else until the … READ ON

Posted: 21st, March 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Brown’s miracle cape is for sale

Start saving up. Reach down the back of the sofa. Consider getting along on one lung. James Brown’s cape is for sale. You’ll needed around £25,000 to get it.

The silver sequinned cape was gifted to the soul singer by … READ ON

Posted: 18th, March 2017 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fashion windows: clear knee mom jeans

Are your knees your best feature? Or perhaps you have eyes where your knees are and need to see when you’re wearing trousers? Well – finally! – help is here with ‘Clear Knee Mom Jeans’, the height of peek-a-boo denim … READ ON

Posted: 13th, March 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0