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Amazon gives free buzzing dildo with children’s sandals

Anyone still too shy to buy a dildo should know that Amazon offers shoppers a free vibrator with pairs of children’s sandals. You just have to select the right brand, which is not all that subtly called PRIMIGI.…

Posted: 16th, July 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Edinson Cavani’s anus is immortalised as a door bell

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Chile’s semi-final victory over Uruguay in the quarter-finals of the Copa America featured Gonzalo Jara sticking a signer into Edison Cavani’s backside.

Uruguay’s Cavani reacted by slapping Jara across the face – an act that earned up a second yellow

Posted: 10th, July 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Playable tortilla records for your turntables

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Someone at Rapture Records saw the video of someone “playing” a tortilla and created tortillas records.

The tortillas are, of courses, raw. The grooves are laser cut.

 

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Make your own here.…

Posted: 8th, July 2015 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


American Society of Parasitologists parasite playing cards

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At the American Society of Parasitologists AGM, attendees are each given a set of parasite-themed playing cards into their conference goody bags.

 

The lucky attendees at this year's meeting of the American Societe of Parasitologists got a gorgeous deck of parasite-themed playing cards into their conference bags.  Don't worry: if these ever go into wide production, I'll definitely be posting about it here.

 

Spotter: April Mendis, BB

Posted: 27th, June 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Can’t fight this eeling: greeting cards for fishy people

Blue Specs Sudio is selling these cards on a fishy theme:

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Spotter: I sea what you did there.

 

Posted: 24th, June 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fun with child death and lice with these 10 Plagues Seder Night masks

It’s Seder Night, when Jews recall Passover and the plagues sent down on the house of Egypt to help along their emancipation from slavery. As dad reads out the story, the cool kids can play along by wearing one of …

Posted: 23rd, June 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trigger Warning: free speech is being attacked and downgraded in Anglo-American culture, says Mick Hume

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Anorak asked journalist Mick Hume about his new book, which looks at the highly topical issue of free speech…

 

Your new book is entitled ‘Trigger Warning’. For those not familiar with the phrase, could you explain its origin

Posted: 17th, June 2015 | In: Books, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The cowboy sandal is impetigo for your feet

The Cowboy Sandal is the work of Scotty Franklin of Springfield, Missouri. For $50– yeah, you pay him! – Scotty will distract attention from your terrible hair, chronic impetigo and that carbuncle on your forehead by getting everyone to …

Posted: 15th, June 2015 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bud And Breakfast: Colorado opens holiday park for stoners who like to be organised

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Stoners can now hang out together in a cannabis-themed holiday park in Colorado. It sounds as awful as any place where enthusiasts meet.

CannaCamp is a 170-acre slice of heaven, where recreational marijuana and our Colorado mountain resort combine

Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Upset mother dresses cat in daughter’s nipple-revealing crop top

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Anyone buying a $3 knit crop top from Amzaon whousl know that it shows your nipples and, as one mother says, “Do not buy this, even for your cat.”

 

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Psychoanalyse that.…

Posted: 10th, June 2015 | In: Fashion, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Connecticut teacher fired for reading Allen Ginsberg poem students can borrow from the school library

 

Censorshsip is on the rise in the US. The ‘you can’t say that’ culture is undermining free speech and free thinking. National Coalition Against Censorship has news: “During an AP class discussion about gratuitous language, a student asked a …

Posted: 7th, June 2015 | In: Books, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The telescopic contact lens let’s you zoom in and out in a wink

'Eye of a Young Woman'. Artist: Joseph Sacco

 

The Google Glass was the wasabi enema of cool. But what if you had the functionality without the form? Robert J. Szczerba at Forbes:

For those of us old enough to remember television in the ‘70s the epitome

Posted: 5th, June 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chocobana-na: you can inject your cream into a banana (video)

 

Stuck for a way to inject chocolate sauce or cream into a ripe banana? Well, worry no more. The Chocobana-na is here to turn the phallic fruit into a loaded missile.

 

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Posted: 1st, June 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How one writer tricked the Daily Mail into reporting ‘chocolate can Help you lose weight’

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The Daily Mail told us that choloclate can help you lose weight.

John Bohannon writes:

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent

Posted: 28th, May 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled Sean Henry’s painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

His lap-top’s in the leather bag slung over his shoulder.…

Posted: 28th, May 2015 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1947: Dectorate your children’s room with Disney-themed DDT-impregnated wallpaper

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In 1947, Trimz made ready-pasted wallpaper for children. “Actual tests have proved that one fly can carry as many as 6,600,000 bacteria!” But with DDT the fly is dead. The bacteria are dead. And you child is being slowly …

Posted: 24th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0