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World Cup Press Release Of The Day: The Three Lions Salad

THE World Cup is over – and it was over for England well before it as over for Spain. But how can the football be sued to sell ptroduct? McCann Erickson tries:

While the Three Lions failed to set the pitch alight in South Africa, McCann Erickson PR managed to bring football home – backing the star signing to Britain’s World Cup BBQs this summer with the official England Three Lions Salad.”

The three lions salad if limp, lifeless and covered in stale has-beans…

Posted: 15th, July 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rochdale Shopping Centre Installs The Iranian Squat Toilets

THE Rochdale Exchange has introduced Iranian toilets to capture the shoppers’ weapons of mass destruction.

The Iranian toilet is also known as the squat toilet, or the Nile pan. The user does not sit on the seat but rather hovers over a hole. The thrill of the aim cannot be overlooked. Men now have the option to chase the blue brickette in the urinal trough or enact a bombing run over Tehran.

The Manchester Evening News reports:

Community activist Ghulam Rasul Shahzad said managers decided to offer a wider range of WCs after attending one of his training courses.

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Posted: 14th, July 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Worst, Sexy, Weird And Greatest Company Names

PRESENTING a gallery of the world’s most unfortunate company names. You’ve seen the perverted company logos. You’ve thrilled to Ginger Minge and her nominative determinism class. You’re ready…

Posted: 7th, July 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna’s Photos For Dolce & Gabbana: The D&G Foreskin Head Sock

MADONNA is back for more youthful fashion adverts, this time for Dolce & Gabbana. The D&G Madge Veil is available by mail order from D&GBabyPereneum.com. In one picture, Madge is handling a cock, perhaps trying to milk it for a serum. In another she is drinking a tincture of snakes’ eyeballs and toe of newborn panda. In another she is plucking the infant’s foreskin to use as a neck sock. The pick of the pictures is the one in which the old woman hidden in the D&G atelier is seen stitching the D&G Veil by hand. Doctors Nip ‘n’ Tuck look on with a keen eye…

Madonna’s Untouched Face For Louis Vuitton: Photos
Madonna Pays Homage To Susan Boyle’s Cat In Dolce And Gabbana Ads: Pictures

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Posted: 6th, July 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Most Useless Female Products Ever

RETAILERS loves the sexes because they can package the same item two ways. Razor for him. A vibrating dildo razor for her. We kid you not. In this gallery of the worst female-only products of all time, we see the jean thongs, the biscuit that makes your breast grow faster than your bum, the urine cup and the smile trainer that teaches your glum mouth how to smile. Sits back in your female chair in your female Comfi-Slax and flick through the catalogue, femininely…

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Posted: 24th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Funniest Receipts Ever

DO enjoy this collection of receipts with humorous inserts and plain wrong details. The waitress is “slow but tries”. That fine wine you bought in the bottle shop is “cat’s wee” to the store’s owner. What do you do with “Batman Sperm”? The stuff you can buy at Wal-Mart is banned in many states and jurisdictions. Thank you for reading. Hurry on back, yer’al…

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Posted: 24th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Moosical Beads Dirty Cow Toy Teaches Babies About Sex

THE Moosical Beads toy sings a song for the kiddies called “Learning colours and sex, yippee!”

SHOCKED mum” is Jodie Cairns, 20. She and her partner Zac Walker, also 20, “couldn’t believe their ears” as the toy taught four-month-old Ethan to sing-alonga-shag.

Says Miss Cairns:

“Ethan’s grandma bought the toy from Tesco in March as a present, but we didn’t get it out of the box because he was too little. Then yesterday we started playing with it and we noticed that it appeared to be saying ‘sex’.

Remove the batteries and toss it into the bin with the other filth. Or:

“We listened to it again and again and thought ‘Oh my God’. It’s shocking – what if my boy had been a lot older? What would they say about us as parents.”

If they boy were a lot older playing with this toy, we’d say he had other issues.

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Posted: 22nd, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


02 Sends Letter To Woman Called ‘Mr Pedo File’: Nominative Determinism Wins

THE letter from 02, the mobile phone company, is addressed to Bolton resident ‘Mr Pedo File’. No, not nominative determinism, mums and dads. and not Mr Paedo File, a domestic predator.

The story is not that generous. Jack Meoff, the ingenious Hakim Quick, Ms Porn and Mr Phani Tikkala are ok.

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Posted: 21st, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The World’s Worst Product Names, Presented By Only Puke Chips

WE now continue your look at nominative determinism in consumer goods with some more Sexy Foods and products. You will learn that Terror comes in a variety of flavours, an OAP tasts better in sauce, older boys love Oily Boy, Puke is served in bags and a Double Cock is a Keeper.

Logos – World’s Worst 
Latte Faces

Posted: 21st, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hello Kitty Engine Oil Is Coming To Kill The Birds

DOES your car have Hello Kitty engine oil? Does it deserve it? Are you a pryromaniac looking for edge?

Cats kill birds –  not just sea bird.

CATS!!!

Hello Kitty Engine oil – Yes its for real

Posted: 21st, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


South Africa Gets The Rape-aXe Comdom With Teeth To Fight Rape

IN South Africa, Dr. Sonnet Ehlers has developed a condom with teeth to combat rape. Dr Ehlers recalls a meeting with a rape victim who proved to be her inspiration:

“She looked at me and said, ‘If only I had teeth down there… I promised her I’d do something to help people like her one day.”

Fake Chinese Condoms Lubricated With Vegetable Oil

Et voila! The Rape-aXe is here. Forty years later, Rape-aXe was born. (Here comes the chopper to chop off your…chopper…)

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Posted: 21st, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fake Chinese Condoms Lubricated With Vegetable Oil

FANCY buying a bootleg Torjan condom. Anorak’s Man in a New York pickle writes:

IF you’ve ever been to New York’s Chinatown, you know it’s the place to buy bootleg designer clothing and the latest faux Luis Vuitton totes or Hermes Birkin bags.

Turns out it’s also a good place to buy Trojan condoms for next to nothing. Problem is, the Trojans are as phony as the Fendis.

In a crack down on Chinese-made fashion knockoffs, the feds also discovered more than a half-million bootleg condoms.

And it gets worse.

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Posted: 19th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Driffield Porn Burger Caravan Gives Customers A Free Porn Film With Every Burger And Drink

TO the porn fast-food caravan in Driffield, East Yorkshire – aka the Driffield Porn Burger Caravan – where all customers are, allegedly, given a free porn DVD if they spent more than £5 on food and drink.

The Driffield Times quotes Sgt David Jenkins:

“We received complaints that free porn DVDs were being offered to everyone who spent £5 or more on beer and burgers.”

Complaints?

“Undercover officers made test purchases and found this to be true before Saturday night’s operation when the caravan was seized.”

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Posted: 18th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ascot Hats In Pictures: The Sheikh Who Mistook Turn Ups For A Hat

BEFORE you get to see the hats of Ascot perched atop the head of knobs and knobesses – and few interlopers in clingy dresses and shiny shoes – a word on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his entourage (picture 13). The trousers, lads. The trousers are huge. There is room for growth in those trousers – personal as well as physical; you could camp in them on a Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme weekender. Les sis more, lads. So, to the hats. Seagulls (and pheasants – picture 4) – fire at will…

Note: reader Dairy points out that the trousered Sheikh is with… Princess Bint. No, not Sarah Ferguson. She’s only a Duchess….

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Ladies arrive dressed in hats on Ladies Day of The Royal Ascot Meeting 2010

Posted: 18th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lithuania Labels Exported Food With Official Swastika – Marketing Fail

LITHUANIA loves the swastika. It invites you to eat the swastika. In Moscow, you can buy imported Lithuanian food with the swastika on it – a kite mark for murderous hate and civic pride. Oh, no. the swastika is not Nazi symbol, adopted by Lithuanian death squads in World War 2. The swastika is part of the country’s heritage. So says the Klaipeda court. Still, as marketing goes, it could be better…

Puke Chips – The World’s Worst Product Names

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Posted: 15th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (9) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Inappropriate Child’s Toy Of The Day: The Orgasmic Toy Truck

INAPPROPRIATE Child’s Toy of the Day is the orgasmic truck. You’ve seen the sexy puzzle. You’ve sung along with the “Fuck With Me” toy teddy.You’ve read about the toy gun cosh. You’ve built an atomic bomb in your bedroom.

You’ve petted a dead cat. You bought a killer hamster. You thrilled to the Hamas suicide bomber children’s telly show. You lulled the nippers with PediState. You got perforated eardrums from the ballon gun. You got stoopid bricks. You got one of them. And you taught junior to swear like a parrot. Now:

Posted: 10th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Shepherd’s Loaf Retails At £21: More Bread Than Sense

THE Shepherd’s Loaf costs £21. It is a normal sized loaf. If the Shepherd’s Loaf sells, money raised will feed a shepherd for a week. The Shepherd’s loaf comes in a box, a cardboard box.

The Shepherd’s Loaf is a loaf on a mission to guide people to a better kind of bread. Bread that is simply and slowly made with local ingredients to give you a perfect loaf.

What’s in it?

INGREDIENTS: Spelt flour, Cornish sea salt, and water.

STORAGE: This loaf will last at least a week, and is best on day 3.

AWARDS: Highly Commended at the Soil Associations Organic Food Awards 2009

Due to the lengthy baking process, we currently produce a limited batch of the Shepherd’s Loaf.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles has opened a new Highgrove Shop in Milsom Street, Bath. It’s his third store selling ordinary fare with an expensive price tag. If you’re off your loaf, you can shop there…

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Books for sale in the Highgrove Shop in Milsom Street, Bath.

Posted: 9th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Time Magazine Is So Cheap It’s Almost A Free Gift

IS Time magazine something anyone actually reads?

YEARS ago I took out a subscription to Time mag just to get some free gifts – Christmas cracker stuff, as it turned out, writes Madame Arcati.

Long before I cancelled, unread issues lay about in neat piles. Its journalism looked and tasted like mystery meat: highly processed, glazed: not good for the blood pressure. Where was the individual voice? Harshly, I formed the view that anything it claimed or reported – or saw – was probably manufactured to suit its house style gospel. Such is the peril of writing and editing as if attired in a pulpit robe.

Time has never got(ten) over my rejection. Like so many of my ex-lovers, it does not take No for an answer. I hear a plaintive ululation at the door (OK, the letter plate needs oiling) and there on the mat lies yet another billet-doux from Time (Discount Services).

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Posted: 7th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chinese Foods Of Walmart: Crocodile Face, Pix ‘n’ Mix Meat And Live Frogs

WE’VE just got back from China where the food is plentiful and covered in a sauce so that you can’t tell what it is. As these pictures from a Walmart in China show, what’s under the sauce might be anything. And that sauce, might not be sauce. Get me a crocodile face sandwich and make it…

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Posted: 5th, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The World’s Greatest Paddling Pool: Pictures

SUMMER is here and with it the chance to catch rainwater in a paddling pool. Get a load of that’s swanky My First Inst-set pool. You can all your mates (two of them) can paddle way the balmy days. What can go wrong..?

Want to see what’s in the box? Next page, consumers…

Posted: 2nd, June 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Six Flags Bans Woman For Guns Tattoo But Exposes Kids To Violence?

THEY won’t allow Samantha Osborn, 30, into the Six Flags Over Texas fun park because she has a tattoo on her chest of a pair of six-shooters surrounded by yellow roses.

The Greatest Tattooed Mugshots Ever

Says she:

“I got it because I love Texas. I thought of cowboys and six-shooters and the yellow rose of Texas.”

She wanted to show off her tatts at the gun park:

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Posted: 28th, May 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Japanese McDonald’s Customer Weighs His Salt Content With Scales

DID you know that McDonald’s sell their chips by weight? The Japanese diner in our video wanted his full quota of 135 grams. He took along a set of scales and noted that he only been given 113 grams. He shows the manager who gives him lots more chips – the Micky D’s drone resisting the urge to make up the weight with salt or a huge greeny…

Posted: 15th, May 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is KFC Promoting Low-Fat Insect Eating In London?

KENTUCKY Fried Chicken’s Leicester Square branch is not just about good chicken – it’s about flies, a mouse and cockroaches. KFC is nothing if not innovative. KFC might well be champion of entomophagy. The Double Down looked to be pinnacle of good eatin’ But add some protein-rich insects and it just gets better.

Good news for slimmers and anti-fat campaigners, you might suppose, as the fat content of the average KFC bucket is reduced – health inspectors even found one

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Posted: 12th, May 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Waterstones New Logo Is Average And White With Big Saggy Breasts

WATERSTONES has a new brand logo. The bookshop is going to save itself from the online onslaught by seducing customers with a huge pair of saggy breasts. The slogan is “Feel every word”. It might just work. A reader writes that the image dreamt up by those creative wizards reminds her of something else…

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Posted: 11th, May 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Selfridge’s Paloma Faith, Florence & The Machine And Dizzee Rascal In Sounds Of The Mind

ANORAK’s favourite Chromatron Paloma Faith is sat in the window of London’s Selfridge’s department store. She’s in Dorothy’s stripper heels, Jimmy Savile’s hoisted up tracky bums and Mini Mouse’s muffs. It’s a look that can only catch on. Also there is Marina Diamandis, of Marina and the Diamonds. The project called Sounds of the Mind sees the likes of Florence & The Machine, Dizzee Rascal and Hot Chip created a display inspired by their songs. It’s look inside the mind of an artist. Police, the Obscene Publications Squad and the signers’ accountants have been contacted…

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Paloma Faith during the launch of a series of window displays at Selfridges', entitled 'Sounds of the Mind', in Oxford Street, central London.

Posted: 10th, May 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0