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Antiques Made To Order

ANTIQUES made to order – like it says…

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Posted: 27th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comment


Jade’s Goody’s Marriage Saved Her £1million Tax Bill

JADE Goody: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s post-reality career. Jade outfoxes the tax man…

When Jade Goody married Jack Tweed she saved her sons a £1million tax bill. She can’t cheat death, but the taxman can be beaten…

As PA says:

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Posted: 25th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comments (4)


Zimbabwean Dollars For Toilet Paper

IN Zimbabwe, the local curency is not good for much…

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Posted: 24th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comment


eBay Won’t Send Goods Unless You Obey Grammar Rules

ON eBay, you need to address everything correctly, or else. You need to comply with the laws of grammar. You need to do this or eBay will not let you have the goods…

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Posted: 23rd, March 2009 | In: Money | Comments (2)


The Honest Advanced Fee 419 Scammer

WORKING the advanced fee scam – the Nigerian 419 – is all about putting in the hard yards.

And honesty.

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Posted: 23rd, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


The Homegrown Terrorist Cookbook

BRITISH terrorists are not like those foreign terrorists. There is always time for a nice cup of tea

(Take when pulling string on bag)

Spotter: MK

Posted: 22nd, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


AIG Workers Told To Travel In Pairs

AIG Workers have received a memo telling them, to fear for their security…

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Posted: 20th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


Russian Bank Hires Strippers

TO the Unibank, Russia, where your deposits and withdrawals – ooooh, missus – are serenaded by a gyrating stripper and her gyrating stripper chums in an effort to drum up new custom..

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Posted: 20th, March 2009 | In: Key Posts, Money, Photojournalism | Comment


Bus Tours Of AIG Executives’ Homes

IN the US, Connecticut’s Vote Working Families – “formed by a coalition of community organizations, labor unions and neighborhood activists to hold politicians accountable on the issues that matter most to working and middle class families like good jobs, affordable healthcare, decent living wage jobs, fair taxes, good schools, reasonable utility rates and more – is offering bus-tours of the mansions of the AIG executives.

We’re all mad at AIG. Their executives bear a large share of the responsibility for bringing the economy to it’s knees, and now the same folks are getting hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses — at our expense. Join us for a field trip to bring them the message.

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Posted: 20th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment (1)


AIG Recruits Che Guevara

AIG has made its demands known – unless bonuses are paid in full than something bad might happen to you one day. It’s best to be sure so pay up without delay.

Protection is all. Do we understand each other?

In the spirit of achiveing a mutal understanding, AIG has now recruited Che Guevara to run its financial products division.

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Posted: 18th, March 2009 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment (1)


Cisco Worker Twitters Themself Out Of A Job

HERE’S the job seeker talking about their new roel at Cisco:

Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.

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Posted: 18th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment (1)


RBS Wants To Know Your Politics When You Open An Account

MOONBATTERY picks up this gem on how RBS has asks anyone seeking yo open a new account for their political leanings:

Fraser Nelson makes the call:

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Posted: 17th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


People Are Like Fleas On Your Dog

PEOPLE are like fleas on a dog. Kepe pople off your dog.

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Posted: 17th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comment


The McDonald’s Drive THROUGH

THE McDonald’s DRive Thru is attacked by pedants.

WE give you the McDonald’s Drive Through.

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Posted: 16th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comments (2)


How To Order The McDonald’s Gangbang

THE McDonald’s Gang Bang is all you need to know about American culture in a bun.

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Posted: 14th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comments (3)


The Ski Jump Toilet

THE Ski Jump toilet in Japan.

Guaranteed to end constipation in a jiffy.

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Posted: 13th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comment


Belgian Stock Market Faces Down World

BELGIUM. Chocolate. Chips. Fat detectives. Pluck. And thriving capital markets:

Web clip from the BBC stock marketwatch pages

Web clip from the BBC stock marketwatch pages

Spotter; Matt Buck

Posted: 13th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


Ben & Jerry’s And Häagen-Dazs In Ice Cream Wars

ICE-CREAM maker Häagen-Dazs is feeling pinch. It is reducing the size of its cartons:

Over the past few years, the cost of all-natural ingredients, like fresh eggs, top-quality raspberries and Madagascar vanilla, has increased by an average of 25%. “The energy required to make and deliver our products has risen in cost as well, despite the recent dip in gasoline prices. “To offset increasing costs, we did not consider reducing the quality of our ingredients or the care we take in making your ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt. We opted instead to slightly reduce some of our carton sizes.

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Posted: 12th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


Bernie Madoff Offers Victims Apology And Opportunity

US financier Bernard Madoff has been jailed after pleading guilty to all 11 charges surrounding an estimated $50bn (£35bn) fraud.

The Wall Street Journal reports Madoff”s words:

“I am actually grateful for this opportunity to publicly comment about my crimes, for which I am deeply sorry and ashamed,” he told U.S. District Judge Denny Chin.

“As the years went by, I realized my risk, and this day would inevitably come,” he said in a steady voice. “I cannot adequately express how sorry I am for my crimes.”

Posted: 12th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


Drug Dealer Joaquin Guzman Loera On Forbes Rich List

AT Number 71 in the Forbes Rich List is Joaquin Guzman Loera:

Loera is “Mexico’s most wanted man”. His nickname is “El Chapo” (Shorty). He heads the Sinaloa cartel, and once escaped from federal prison in 2001, reportedly through the laundry, wrapped up in a pair of ankle socks.

Where he is now, we can’t say, but given his size, he could be hiding where no-one will find him, such as in the Trophy Room at Manchester City, on stage with Phil Collins or fronting a prime-time chat show on BBC3.

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Posted: 12th, March 2009 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment


The Bullet-Proof Gentlemen’s Pocket Square Handkerchief

FOR the modern man about town: “The Damned is a Bullet-Proof* Gentlemen’s Pocket Square measuring 270 mm x 270, made from lemon Military Grade Ballistic Strength Aramid Fibre – to protect the hearts of men.”

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Posted: 12th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comments (3)


For Sale: The Ultimate Swedish House Of Mirrors

IN Sweden, you can buy this house. The Swedish hosue of mirrors. The inside is a reflection of the owner…

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Posted: 11th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comment (1)


Israel Sells Arms To India With Bollywood Tribute

ISRAELI arms company Rafael is selling goods and services to the Indians. It’s marketing campaign is delivered in the form of a Bollywood video while dancing between missiles.

To the tune of Shakira’s Whenever, Wherever:

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Posted: 11th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment


Spot The Transexual: Which Vegetable Drink Model Is It?

IN Japan, Ayana Tsubaki, Yu, and Yuko Ogura are advertising a new vegetable drink.

One of them is not a girl.

You are fresh off ship and have ten-minutes shore leave. Which one?

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Posted: 11th, March 2009 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comments (4)


MEN Media Sacks Journalists, And Alan Rusbridger’s Pension

THE Press Gazette reports on job losses MEN Media – “publisher of the Manchester Evening News and related weeklies, has told staff that 150 jobs are to go and all weekly editorial offices will be closed.”

Staff on the newspapers, part of the Guardian Media Group, were told of the job cuts in a series of briefings with management this morning.

The number of jobs going in editorial is 78. According to the National Union of Journalists, half of the journalism job cuts will come from the MEN itself.

As a result, the MEN editorial team will shrink from 90 to about 50.

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Posted: 10th, March 2009 | In: Money | Comment