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Lost in translasion: socks

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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

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Kenneth Williams (22 February 1926 15 April 1988). His diary entry for the day before he

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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):

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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’

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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.

 

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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

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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


Icleand is putting ‘Coloured Cheddar’ cheese’ in security boxes to deter bandits

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Do you love cheese? How much? Iceland have taken to securing cheese inside plastic boxes. This is not done to keep the

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Posted: 18th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Remeber when Ryanair staff drew a massive snow penis around aircraft at Dublin airport

In February 2015 Ryan Air staff marked the arrival of snow by drawing a giant snow penis by a company plane parked at Dublin airport.

 

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Posted: 17th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stuffed and mounted: hunting for prostitutes business attacked by animal rights protestors

sex antlers To Austria, where hunters are  guaranteed a “happy ending” on return to camp. A business has been offering hunters in the Neustift-Innermanzing municipality lots of killing in Lower Austria’s Alpine foothills followed by an evening of human skin. The advert

Posted: 15th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In North London you can buy a painted log for £10

In Muswell Hill, North London, an interiors shop is selling logs with coloured paint on for £10 a pop.

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


Tyrrells ‘swanky veg’ flavour is for ‘wanky’ crisps munchers

Have you tried Tyrells’ ‘swanky veg’ crisps, “an exotic mélange of lavish veggies, with just a pinch of sea salt to let them sing”.

tyrells ‘swanky veg’ crisps as “an exotic mélange of lavish veggies, with just a pinch of sea salt to let them sing”. Twitter noticed something much less exotic about them.

 

It’s just truth in advertising. All their crisps sound a bit

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


Mom makes epic etching fail: ‘friends are the rapists you can drink with’

A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit]

 

Mom wanted to make a glass with the phrase “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on the side.

“My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explains redditor Shagen34 . “Her spacing

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buy the cat lady in your life seamless cat printed knickers

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The perfect gift for the cat lady in your life crazy cat ladies in your life: cat panties .

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Posted: 16th, December 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chinese restaurant charges diners for breathing

canned air china

 

Anyone eating at a restaurant in smoggy Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu Province, was charged one yuan (10p, $0.15) to cover the cost of breathing air fit for human consumption.

Diners complained to the local council. Why should they pay extra

Posted: 15th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0