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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

The greatest motorcycle advert of all time: 1971 Honda CB35 on Craigslist

IS this the greatest motorcycle advert of all time? Yes. The Craigslist advert for a 1971 Honda CB350 runs like this:

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Posted: 10th, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Great taxidermy: Rodeo Squirrel rides the Rattlesnake

TAXIDERMY of the day: the Rodeo Squirrel rides the Black Timber Rattlesnake. It’s what they would have wanted…


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Posted: 10th, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


£200 to get slapped about for 15 minutes? We have just the thing! A Tata Massage

HUMANS are a woefully repressed bunch. They get tired of fitting-in and, eventually, turn into outrageous secret ne’er-do-wells who want a bit of pain. Those doing it properly end up getting humiliated in a dungeon by a woman dressed in PVC, but for those not as brave, we’ve got a handy excuse for you.

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Posted: 9th, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Awful food: famous Chili Spaghetti

NO exactly Ronseal: the d’lish bowl of Skyline chili Spaghetti:

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Posted: 9th, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


South Korea builds world’s largest phallus at 8City

WHERE do they get their ideas from for South Korea’s US$275 billion 8City, a place three times the size of Macau? 8City will be created on island off the city of Incheon, close to Incheon International Airport. There will be  shops, more shops, more shops, even more shops, hotels, a Formula One racing track, an arena, a theme park, a full-sized replica of Spain and whatever else can be crammed into a gargantuan project. It will be bigger than yours. Much bigger. So there:

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Posted: 9th, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Your Kindle books, iTune songs and online videos are worthless

I’M sure we’ve all done the trudge down to the second hand bookshop when the shelves get overloaded. Get back 50 p a copy for the old paperbacks sorta stuff. Or the equivalent at the CD shop, even bundled up the stuff and gone to a car boot sale.

The big question in this modern digital age is whether we’re going to be able to do the same with out Kindle books, online videos and MP3 music files.

The short answer is: No.

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Posted: 8th, November 2012 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comments (3)


Unforgivable home croch clothes from the 1970s

DID you home crochet in the 1960s and 1970s? Did you buy Aunt Lydia’s Knit Crochet Heavy Rug Yarn? Did you read publications like Knitting & Crochet, In Shawls and The Easy Art of Ripple Crochet? These people did. Look out for the brooding brother dressed the same as his mum, dad, and sister; the woman knitting her own bikini by the pool; man and dog look alike; the neck brace that let’s you dress like your toilet; and more…

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Posted: 8th, November 2012 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment


Houseplants of the 1970s (ferns and tongues)

IN the 1970s, home decor was abut house plants, most often ferns, the mother-in-law’s tongue and Pampas grass. In this gallery of 1970s rooms, the house plant is there. Always there. The 1970s truly were the golden age for ferns…

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Posted: 5th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comments (12)


Food hell: when Campbell’s made soup gravy

CAMPBELL’S make soup. And that’s might be the start and the end of it. But what if soup wasn’t eaten from bowls? What if soup was eaten from plates? Crazy stuff, we know. But someone at Campbell’s thought it was a great idea, better than soup lollies (soup on sticks) and Soup on pizza slices (Soup Triangles). The company invite shoppers into Campbell’s Kitchen. Top tip today is: “Frozen hash browns and a can of Cheddar cheese soup help to make this flavorful dish easy and delicious! This is a great way to use up leftover ham.”

The food remains disgusting. But one thing that has improved is the photography. This is how Campbell’s used to sell soup you could eat with a knife and fork:


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Posted: 4th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment


Noble Prizes favour chocolate eaters

IS the Noble Prize committee biased towards chocolate eaters? This picture reveals the correlation between countries’ annual per capita chocolate consumption and the number of Nobel laureates per 10 million population. For purposes of clarity, deep-fried Mars bars  and Hen Night body paints are deemed to be chocolate…

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Posted: 4th, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


1974: retina-burning interior designs in Women’s Day magazine

IT’S 1974 and Woman’s Day magazine has a selection of d’lish interiors.

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Posted: 3rd, November 2012 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment


Vintage advert: 300 ‘pretty girls’ for one dollar

VINTAGE advert of the day. Back in the day you could buy 300 “pretty girls” for $1. A combination of cheap females and a strong dollar made it all possible. For just 100 cents, Zen Publishers of Elkhart, Indiana, would give you the names and addresses of 300 “pretty, single lonely nurses, teachers, models, widows , farmerettes etc.” Sure, some of these game gals will have moved on by the time you get the list. Sure some of them might have died, changed their names or become men. But with luck on your side and a following wind you’ll be able to travel hundreds of miles across the country and stalk a real life woman…

 

Posted: 3rd, November 2012 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment


Nuremberg butcher produce the must-see calendar for 2013

AN early contender for calendar of the year 2013 looks set to be this one. It features scantily clad German butchers in Nuremberg posing with pork products. The aim is to promote butchers, who have been losing business to supermarkets. As one spotter quips on B3ta: “Wurst marketing campaign ever?

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Posted: 2nd, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


1972 gift special: a life-size doll of you

IT’S 1972. Cosmetic surgery is not yet so advanced. Dolly the sheep is but a dream But you want to create a replica of yourself. What to do? Become an Osmond? No. For $3,000 and no cents (exclusive of clothes and sculptor’s airfare) you could invest in “full-dimensional, life-size, reasonable facsimilies of you, or your favourite other person”.

You’d be mad not do. Mad, I tell you. Maaaaaaad:


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Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment


Glasscock Rams – for all your ram needs

SITE of the day is Glasscock Rams, Texas, for all of your ram and ramming needs.Rams have such names as: The Evil One, Juicy and Don Juan:

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Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Happy Halloween from Stittsville

HAPPY Halloween! What are you dressing up as? The Stittsville News has local news:

“Richard Langford, manager of the Royal Bank in Stittsville, was in the Halloween spirit at the branch last Monday, Oct. 31 as he was wearing a spooky tie…”

“Richard Langford, manager of the Royal Bank in Stittsville, was in the Halloween spirit at the branch last Monday, Oct. 31 as he was wearing a spooky tie…”

Posted: 31st, October 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Courtney Love fashion line has worst washing instructions ever

YOU might not want her perfume to smell like her, but you’ll adore Courtney Love’s new fashion range. Called Never The Bride, Love flogs it thus:

“This is the stuff that I would wear if I was young enough to not look like Betty Davis in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane. In the Hem of all the dresses, there’s a ruby and it says c***.”

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Posted: 28th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment


The EcoBrolly makes free newspapers useful

NEWSPAPERS will not die. They will be turned into umbrellas. The EcoBrolly is the work of Shiu Yuk Yuen. The device looks not unlike a music stand. But, still, if it makes us use newspapers, all to the good…

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Posted: 26th, October 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Sakir Gökçebag makes art from food

TURKISH photographer Sakir Gökçebag makes art from food. Beats a smily face:

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Spotter: ThisIsColossal

 

Posted: 26th, October 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


What is this very long advert for?

HOW long does it take you find out what his advert is for? For thsoe of you who can’t be bothered to watch the entire thing, the answer is below:

Ford cars.

Posted: 26th, October 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment