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Disney’s First Black Princess Obama, In Pictures

a4A YEAR after the election of Barack Obama, Disneyland officially inaugurated its first black princess with the debut of Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee! starring Princess Tiana from the new animated feature, The Princess and The Frog.

Anorak’s Man In A Furry …

Posted: 9th, November 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China’s ‘God’s Hand’ Inflatable Bra Commercial Finds A Use For Your Car’s Cigarette Lighter

KATIE Price is finished. Pamela Anderson has had it. Victoria Beckham can be plugged into the car cigarette lighter. Amy Winehouse is valve away from avoiding the anaesthetic. News reaches us from China of the inflatable bra.

The size of …

Posted: 8th, November 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fisting A Chicken Demonstations In Sainsbury’s

TO Winchester Sainsbury’s, where shoppers can learn how to fist a chicken all this week:

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More fisting fun on Anorak TeeVee

Posted: 7th, November 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Belfast Gets Own Monopoly Game: Get Out Of Jail Free Cards All Round

21ANORAK was there to see Mark Marrriot, designer of the Monopoly Belfast edition, launch of the popular board game, in Belfast.

The dice are green. Although you can have red, white and blue ones, if you prefer. Title Deeds are …

Posted: 6th, November 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rainbow Dogs Present The Best Novetly Toilet Paper

toilet-rainbowTHANKS to Collonelle toilet tissue you can wipe you backside on a picture of a dog cradling a rainbow.

This is what your excreta deserves, and so do dogs and rainbows. There is no brown in this rainbow. But thanks …

Posted: 4th, November 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Turn Your Cat’s Anus Into A Glitter Ball With Rear Gear

rear-gearHELP is at hand for those of you who don’t enjoy the rear view of your cat, dog or significant other. With Rear Gear, you can cover up that unsightly opening with a novelty feature.

Turn your cat’s anus into …

Posted: 1st, November 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dannii Minogue Turns On Harrods Owner Mohamed Al Fayed’s Lights

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Harrods Chairman Mohamed Al Fayed, Dominic aged 10 (surname not given), who is a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Dannii Minogue switch on the Harrods Christmas lights outside Harrods department store in Knightsbridge.

The image just needs a …

Posted: 30th, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Five Things You Never Knew About McDonald’s In Iceland

mcdonalds-icelandFIRST Kerry Katona’s face was offed, now McDonald’s has decided to leave Iceland to the Icelanders.

Odd that a land of pure snow and ice should be famous for being linked with the face of own-brand ketchup and being dumped …

Posted: 27th, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nike Women Billboard Fail

IN Russia, Nike is big news, catering for anyone and everyone. In this billboard, Nike woos three-legged women and two-legged men who like to dress as women…

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Posted: 22nd, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Horror In Preston As Asda Shopper finds Chicken’s Head Attached To Chicken’s Body

buck-buckIN “Chicken head horrified Preston shopper” Matthew Squires brings news to the people of Preston:

A stunned shopper bought a chicken from Preston’s Asda store only to find its head still attached. Helen Kirby, 27, of Thistlecroft in Ingol, was

Posted: 22nd, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Using Katie Price And Sick Children To Advertise The Bounty Mum Of The Year

4482240BOUNTY, purveyors of the baby hamper given to news mums as an inducement to them buying branded products, have shortlisted Katie Price for their Celebrity Mum Of The Year award.

There is also a Real Mum of the Year 2009

Posted: 21st, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tiana Becomes Disney’s First Black Princess

aAS America talks about race and race and the need not to talk about race, Disneyland introduces its first black princess.

Our Man in LA pays Princess Tiana a visit:

Posters are up and products are on sale at the …

Posted: 20th, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indian BT Worker ‘Bombs’ British Customer’s House

bomb-btBT’S India call centre operation is doing for the British stereotypes of fair play and the ability to patiently queue what Princess Diana did for our stiff upper lip: killing it.

The Mail spots one Allan Wardle, who rang BT …

Posted: 19th, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kellogg’s To Brand All Corn Flakes With Picture Of A Cock

kelloggsA SPOT of PR from Kellogg’s, which tells us that it is so concerned about fake cereals that it has developed a laser to toast its company logo on to individual Corn Flakes.

Kellogg’s will try out the process and …

Posted: 14th, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paris Fashion Week In Pictures: Witness Appeal

PARIS Fashion Week – this image was taken from footage shot at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2010 ready-to-wear collection show held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, on October 6, 2009.

Do you know the figure in the glasses, black …

Posted: 7th, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The H1N1 Swine Flu Cuddle Toy

IF swine flu has not already killed you, you need to be aware what it looks like. Thanks to Neatorma, you can familiarise yourself and your loved ones with a H1N1 Influenza Virus, stuffed with down harvested from bird …

Posted: 7th, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ralph Lauren Challenges Conventional Modelling Images With New Jeans Campaign

ralph-laurenHATS off, hips, off, waist off and almost all traces of fat and pelvis off to Ralph Lauren for breaking the mould that models have to look like pre-pubescent boys – and not just the boys – with this advert.…

Posted: 6th, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrate Ghandi’s Life With A Solid Gold Mont Blanc Pen

ghandi-penHOW are you celebrating the day of Ghandi’s birth? Old Mr Anorak’s buying a solid gold Ghandi pen:

The limited-edition Ma¬hatma Gandhi pen, priced at Rs1.1m ($23,000, €15,800, £14,400), has an 18-carat solid gold, rhodium-plated nib, engraved with Gandhi’s image,

Posted: 2nd, October 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Left-Handed Underpants Add Seconds To Obama’s Life

y-frontsHARRY Wallop, the Telegraph’s consumer affairs editor brings news of the left-handed underpants.

Thanks to knicker maker Hom, southpaws have finally achieved equal opportunities where it matters most.

In the press release Hom says the gunties will “save left

Posted: 24th, September 2009 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lady Gaga’s Period Inspires Milan Fashion Week

TO Milan fashion week, where Actress Francesca Duca is modelling at the Seduzioni Diamonds fashion show in the style of Lady Gaga, by wearing her knickers in public, exposing her primary sexual characteristics and dripping in (fake) blood?

But get …

Posted: 24th, September 2009 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


They Died For Our Lunch

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Posted: 22nd, September 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nigeria Caught In Sony Playstation 299 Scam

THE new Sony advert for PlayStyation 3 has fallen foul of the good people of Nigeria, area code 419. In the ad, the Rumour Monger invites the corporate drone to confirm or deny the device’s low-low-low price of 299. Says …

Posted: 21st, September 2009 | In: The Consumer | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Condom Fashion Show

CAN condoms make good fashion? Or is a condom solely to be worn as a hat?

One a positive note, anyone who wears these clothes will be prevented from breeding.

A gallery of condom fashion features hereunder.

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Posted: 27th, July 2009 | In: Fashion | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Slippers Are The New Crocs

crocsREASONS to be cheerful: The death of Crocs.

In 2007, Crocs boasted a profit of $168.2 million. In just one year, the company found itself struggling with debt, The Washington Post reports. It lost $185.1 million and cut 2,000

Posted: 22nd, July 2009 | In: Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Jackson Inspires Haute Couture Paris Fashion

MICHAEL Jackson Inspires Paris Fashion Week…

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French designer Alexis Mabille does haute couture Blanket.…

Posted: 7th, July 2009 | In: Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0