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Jenna Jameson Does Baby Fashion

ODD indeed that Paris Hilton should be so famous when Jenna Jameson has made so many more straight-to-tissue videos, and porn is so mainstream?

What’s more Jenna is blonde and has a child on the way. And that means she either has:

a) Written a children’s book?
b) Been shopping at a Third World orphanage?
c) Starred in the film Three Men Making A Baby?
d) Brought out a range of children’s fashion?

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Posted: 20th, August 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment (1)


Strange Fruit In Hexham: The Quietest Market In England

TO Hexham where the town’s traders are being ordered to tone it down.

Says the Mirror: “For 800 years, traders on the cobbled streets of Hexham have cried out about their wares to pull in passing trade.”

Why 800 years, we are not told. Hexham Abbey dates from 674AD, and in there may have been a lull in trade when William Wallace burnt the town in 1297.

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Posted: 19th, August 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (2)


Government Wine Taster Required

PISSST! Want a job in Government?

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Posted: 18th, August 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comments (13)


Pray At The Pump: Thank God For Lower Petrol Prices

A PRAYER group in Washington DC says it brought about the recent sharp drop in the US price of petrol.

God moves in  Mysterious Ways, his 4×4 Land Crusie with air con. Amen.

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Posted: 17th, August 2008 | In: Money | Comments (5)


Homeowners Call Police On Window Salesman

AFTER a cold all approach, a window trader was demanding a deposit for the £31,000 he quoted to replace a couple’s windows.

The couple, who have two young children, repeatedly asked him to leave before calling the police and handing him the phone so that a police officer could tell him to go.

And did the coppers buy any windows?

Source

Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (4)


The Petrol Crisis In Pictures

A READER illustrates the petrol crisis…

Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comments (6)


Slightly Used Rubber Fist For Sale

FOR sale – one rubber fist. Shop soiled…


Spotter: Tom Mayhew

Posted: 14th, August 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comments (14)


Why You Should Buy Pirated DVDs

IF you buy a pirated DVD you don’t have be talked down to and treated like a criminal…

Picture (NSFW):

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Posted: 13th, August 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comments (6)


Credit Crunch: The Rover’s Returns

CREDIT Crunch Watch: Anorak’s look at credit crunch in the news:

“Even TV stars are feeling the pinch: Troubled Corrie star Bev Callard pulled pints at the Rover’s yesterday – as her real-life boozer suddenly shut down. Locals say the unexpected closure of the Gallery, an upmarket bar and restaurant, is probably down to the credit crunch”The Sun

What the credit crunch means to you…

Posted: 12th, August 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money, Tabloids | Comments (7)


Credit Crunch: The Sunday Joint

CREDIT Crunch Watch: Anorak’s look at credit crunch in the news:

ROAST CRUNCH: Price of Sunday lunch soars 25% – Families are shunning their meat and veg as costs hit an all time high” – The Sun

Three couples save £30,000 with a crunch-busting triple wedding.” Three couples spend £20,000 on big joint wedding to, er, save money – Daily Mirror

Boaters shun the rat race – Hard-pressed Britons are taking to the canal to beat the credit crunch… There are now more then 31,500 licensed boats, more than at the height of the Industrial Revolution” – Daily Express

Posted: 11th, August 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comment (1)


The Extra-Wide Contact Lens

THE extra-wide contact lens:

Wide-eyed and not-so-innocent?
Anyone who’s seen Japanese comics, cartoon videos or anime art is instantly struck by the common look of the girls – big eyes that, by making the rest of the face look small, add the cuteness and sex appeal prized by many Japanese men. Since no amount of cosmetic surgery will make actual human eyes larger, some girls are trying another way to up their cute quotient: extra-wide contact lenses!

Spotter

Posted: 11th, August 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comments (6)


Spot The Chocolate Chips

WOT chocolate chips?

Spotter: Tim Tam

Posted: 11th, August 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comments (2)


Nazi Olympic Fakes In China

YOU can buy anything in China. It might not be the genuine artilce, but it can be yours.

On sale in Macau – flags of fall the nations…

What did you do in the Olympics, papa..?

Spotter

Posted: 10th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Money | Comments (10)


Credit Crunch: Halifax Makes Positive Move

CREDIT Crunch Watch: Anorak’s look at credit crunch in the news:

“Crooning banker Howard Brown has been axed from the Halifax ads because he is too cheery for the credit crunch” Daily Telegraph

Goodbye Howard, You came. You sang badly in an effort to get people to get into debt. You went, perhaps, to get a new job dancing and singing as people have their homes repossessed…

Posted: 10th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (4)


Madeleine McCann: Greedy Newspapers Banking On Maddy In Brussels, And Naming Rights

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY EXPRESS (front page): “MADELEINE: I SAW HER ON MONDAY”

“Guard tells police she was in a Brussels bank”

Can Madeleine McCann be the new Patti Hearst? What of the theory that she was kidnapped by freedom fighters, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and is being trained in covert operations and crime?

A bank worker in Brussels reported seeing Madeleine accompanied by a woman of North African appearance on Monday morning.

To Belgium, one of the low countries.

THE SUN (front page): “MADDIE: SEEN FIVE SAYS AGO.”

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Posted: 9th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Money, Tabloids | Comments (69)


Global Warming: The Rug

GLOBAL warming is..:

Global Warming contrasts the comfort and softness of a rug with a thorny problem that is specific to our time. Following the age-old tradition of using rugs as a means for communication and a cultural record, NEL is portraying global warming in a scene that invites us to reflect on our impact on today’s world.

And it covers you floor, too…

Posted: 8th, August 2008 | In: Money | Comments (2)


No Jumpers At RBS And Bankers Guess On Interest Rates

WHY is it that if the financial sector is down we are all supposed to feel down?

The FT’s Samuel Brittan is right to say that the financial sector is not the whole of the economy.

Financial services account for about 12 per cent of UK gross national product. The “wholesale” sector – from which the current crunch originated – contributes just under 4 per cent, although more than that of any other European Union country except Luxembourg.

Beaten by Luxembourg… The shame. First Eurovision. Now this. What it means is that if banks are doing badly, it need not be the be all and end all to all of us.

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Posted: 8th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment (1)


Britain Goes For Gold

AS The Croydonian points out: “From the wonderful people who had a fire sale of gold reserves, this:

[Sports minister Gerry] Sutcliffe, in Macao to visit the Team GB preparation camp, said competitors needed to come home with 41 medals and show the British public that the country’s £500 million investment into elite sport was “value for money

A little digging discloses that an Olympic Gold medal weighs around 250 grammes.

He calculates the gold being worth £4,461.82.

A small start, but it’s a start…

Image: Gordon’s smog mask

Posted: 7th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Money, Politicians | Comments (2)


Amy Winehouse Is Six Times More Boring Than The Credit Crunch

CREDIT Crunch watch – making debt into a tabloid news story…

AMY Winehouse is six times more boring then the credit crunch. It’s in a survey. It’s a fact:

Stephen Waddington, managing director of Rainier PR, said: “At a time when many people are watching the pennies, it’s not surprising that the public have become tired of news about rock stars being odd, and pampered celebrities holidaying in exotic locations. The fact that Amy Winehouse is seen as six times more boring than the economy this summer illustrates this perfectly.”

Have drugs gotten cheaper yet..?

Posted: 6th, August 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money, Online-PR | Comments (2)


Women Can Have It All

PROFESSOR Jacqueline Scott compared studies of attitudes to working mothers over the past 25 years. Says she:

“Opinions are shifting as the shine of the ‘supermum”‘syndrome wears off, and the idea of women juggling high-powered careers while also baking cookies and reading bedtime stories is increasingly seen to be unrealisable by ordinary mortals”

Old Mr Anorak’s current wife (pictured at the brigade;’s headquarters) says otherwise…

Posted: 6th, August 2008 | In: Money | Comments (20)


Credit Crunch Headline Of The Day

CREDIT Crunch headline of the day:

“We lost home in credit crunch…now we’re living in a pigeon shed” – The Sun

Good to know that in times of stress you can still rely on the generosity of a pigeon…

Posted: 6th, August 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (2)


Anorak Is Working From Home

WORKING from home..

Posted: 6th, August 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism | Comments (25)


Invest In Defence In A Housing Crash

IN the past three housing crashes, do you know which business sector has fired the better?

Answer: Tissues.

No, not really. The answer is defence.

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Posted: 5th, August 2008 | In: Money | Comments (3)


Midgets In Advertising: The Banzai Wild Waves Water Park

MIDGETS get work in advertising children’s toys:

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Posted: 4th, August 2008 | In: Money, Online-PR, Photojournalism | Comments (5)


Australia’s Age Of Climate Change

THE AGE is hot on climate change:

If society is to confront climate change, it must change its behaviour and the way it conducts business.

The Age is very hot on the business of climate change:

The Age is rewarding a handful of its best Victorian Real Estate Agent clients with a special bonus: a trip to South America.

Last one to Cannes is a loser…

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Posted: 4th, August 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment