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The Consumer | Anorak - Part 7

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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.

Jamie Vardy’s skittles vodka and Sam Allardyce’s pint of wine

Jamie Vardy is plugging his autobiography. The Leicester City and England striker tells a good story in From Nowhere.

I had a three-litre vodka bottle at home I would put loads of Skittles sweets in. After that, you can drink

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Posted: 27th, September 2016 | In: Books, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Asda sells bananas that can give you a four-hour erection

banana sexEver hear of the spider whose bite can give you a four-hour erection? The spiders are free and come with bunches of Asda bananas. Right now everyone with a flaccid bellend is heading to the supermarket, browsing the aisles for … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bacteria of the New York City subway: artist captures tiny life forms

Artist Craig Ward took sterilized sponges onto the New York sUbway system. He was looking for life invisible to the naked eye. He pressed the swabs into agar plates  and incubated them in his Brooklyn studio.

“Over the summer of … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iguanas on a plane: flights delayed by lizards that might not be there

The WestJet flight from Toronto to Vancouver was evacuated when someone said there were lizards loose on board.

Four iguanas were found in the bags of a passenger on a flight from Cuba to Toronto*. But by the time customs … READ ON

Posted: 19th, September 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Holler Timing: Liverpool FC frozen in sponsorship hell

Liverpool have a new ‘official timing parter’. It’s a brand called Holler. This is how Holler announced the deal on their website:

 

Liverpool Holler

 

Yeah, not a single wrist in sight. Odd that a brand specialising in watches would show … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, Money, Sports, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


IKEA customer gets his testicles trapped in MARIUS

Claus Jørstad of Alta, Norway got his testicle trapped in a MARIUS Stool from IKEA. We mention the product’s name so that any masochists know which one to go for.

 

 

Claus was seated on his stool in the … READ ON

Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A giant inflatable cockroach for swimming pool relaxation

Tired of li-los and inflatables that look like dolphins, fish and dinosaurs, why not buy a six-foot cockroach to float on?

 

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Kangaroo’s Gigantic Cockroach Raft is yours for $29.99.

Spotter: Bored Panda

 … READ ON

Posted: 30th, August 2016 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eyes wide shut: Ola Jordan dresses for sex

Former Strictly Come Dancing hoofer Ola Jordan reveals her “sexist secrets” in the Sun. Ola is the new “celebrity face” of Ann Summers, the high-street store selling aids to masturbation.

SAUCY Ola Jordan has confessed she wears a blindfold

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Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beer made from yeast swabbed from Roald Dahl’s chair

What did Roald Dahl taste of? We can soon find out becsaue the 40FT Brewery, in Dalston, north east London, and Bompas and Parr are creating Mr Twit’s Odious Ale. You don’t have to be Twit to buy the … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Inequality makes you fat and food is therapy

Why are you fat? Why are you not fat? Polly Tonybee knows. She writes in the Guardian:

The Tories must tackle the real cause of obesity: inequality

When fat meant prosperous and jolly and thin meant poor and mean, … READ ON

Posted: 19th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian writer moans about her holiday ‘from hell’ in the super-expensive Hamptons

Is the Guardian beyond parody? In “The highway to summer hell leads straight through the Hamptons” Emma Brockes moans about holidaying in the exclusive enclave. Damned is she forced to holiday at one of the resort towns on the Long … READ ON

Posted: 29th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fail: CNN illustrates Nice horror with advert for tyres

So how did CNN illustrate the story of the Islamist maniac who murdered scores of people on Bastille Day in Nice, France? With an advert for Falken tires [sic] that grip:

 

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Native advertising is a horror, Whoever invented … READ ON

Posted: 16th, July 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Shining Cuckoo Clock yells ‘Here’s Johnny’ on the hour

 

Know what time it is with this cuckoo clock in the form of the axe scene from The Shining. On the hour every hour Jack Torrance with menace you with a  “Here’s Johnny!”. For added homeliness, Shelley Duvall’s character … READ ON

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Film, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glastonbury: an incredible video shows what festival goers leave behind

When I first saw the videos “things left behind at Glastonbury”, I expected to see Jake passed out in the mud and Sienna entangled in a huge dream catcher. What the video shows is tents – lots and lots and … READ ON

Posted: 4th, July 2016 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 … READ ON

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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.READ ON

Posted: 16th, June 2016 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 8th, June 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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

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


Clarification of the Day

Ikea bun signREAD ON

Posted: 5th, June 2016 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, May 2016 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lost in translasion: socks

funny message on socks engrish tranlationREAD ON

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