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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.

Christmas holiday hairstyle of the season: the Rudolph bun

THIS Christmas do as Prince Harry does and get yourself a hairstyle Rudolph sock bun:

Posted: 11th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Bad Ads: Sexual violence and Advertising don’t mix

BAD Ads – Sexual violence and Advertising don’t mix.

Sir Richard Branson described the recently withdrawn Virgin Mobile USA ad – which made a joke of rape – as “ill-judged” and “a dreadful mistake”.

“Although I don’t own the company, it carries our brand,” he said. “I will speak to the team there, make my thoughts clear and see what can be done about it.”

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Posted: 11th, December 2012 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment (1)


Finally! The tampon you can wear as a shoe

THE TAMPAX you can wear as a shoe:

Here’s what the shoppers and puddle lovers are saying:

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


Sexy cockerel calendar produced for hens

YOU’VE obviously been very worried about the arousal of hens in 2012 because someone has gone to the trouble of producing a calendar for lady chickens, filled with sexually alluring cockerels.

Millions of years of evolution, and this is what humans have become.

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


1971: the Mars selection box

FLASHBACK to 1971: the Mars Christmas Selection Box offers a packet of Treets (chocolate-coated peanuts), a Twix, a Mars Bar, a Marathon (now called Snickers), Milky Way and a tube of Spangles. It came with free Optical Illusion Cards! to make today’s non-super-sized confectionary look larger.

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Posted: 10th, December 2012 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment


Richard Branson pulls down adverts for Virgin Rape

GOOD old Richard Branson, he’s the acceptable face of massive wealth building. You might have seen the advert for his public service outfit Virgin Mobile? The advert features a man stood behind a woman. He leans forward and places a hand over her eyes. The legend invites readers to wonder:

“The gift of Christmas surprise. Necklace? Or chloroform?”

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


How to get rid of a tattoo of an ex

HOW to get rid of that tattoo of your ex:


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Posted: 10th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Monkey in sheepskin coat and nappy captured in Ikea

A MONKEY wearing a sheepskin coat and nappy has been apprehended in a Toronto branch of Ikea.

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Posted: 10th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1)


Everyday underage sexism: Hallmark card tells 13 years old girls to get bigger breasts

HAPPY birthday to you, you small-breasted teenager, you. The Arnold Barton brand birthday card aimed at 13-year-old girl says:

“You’re 13 today – If you had a rich boyfriend he’d give you diamonds and rubies . Well, maybe next year you will when you’ve got bigger boobies.”

Maybe he’ll just buy you some new breasts.

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


Woman takes a shower at the car wash (video)

IN this video a woman takes a shower at the car wash. She apepars to pooped her pants. The man helps out with the high-pressure jet, using it to send whatever is stuck to the woman’s chassis all over the room. He does not clean the floor:

Posted: 8th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


The biscuit nativity

THE Biscuit Nativity, from Cresswell. Click the image to make it grow. More here.

Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


So. You got a UV glow in the dark Yoda tattoo

WHEN getting a UV glow-in the-dark Yoda tattoo, do your research. One commentator notes: “Yoda had a green saber.

Posted: 6th, December 2012 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment


Would you eat a burger if you needed ID for it? The Atomic Fallout Pizza burger is here

BURGER eaters are having to show ID before they can eat a patty. How about that? Now, before you start thinking that this is some awful, awful Jamie Oliver stunt for healthy eating, it is quite the opposite. The ID is part of a disclaimer because this burger is so unbelievably spicy.

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Posted: 6th, December 2012 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment


Christmas Lights special: Santa sees you when you are sleeping…

IN this Christmas lights special we realise that the song is true – Santa DOES see you when you are sleeping…

Posted: 6th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


The Storyteller’s Quest – Jackanory goes interactive

THE Storyteller’s Quest is interactive storytelling. Owyn Stephens’ story is Jackanory updated.

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Posted: 6th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Man blinded by vodka, revived by whisky

DRINKING yourself blind is an astonishing feat in itself, but to drink your eyesight away and then have it revived by even more booze is quite another.

And that’s exactly what happened to Denis Duthie from New Zealand… although, not quite in the way you’d imagine. Duthie swigged vodka but found that he had suddenly gone blind after it reacted with his diabetes meds. Duthie had been celebrating his parents’ wedding anniversary by having a few vodkas from a bottle that he’d been given as a gift.

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Posted: 5th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Eye of Sauron made of Stacked Tolkien Books

ONE day all bookshops will sell books stacked into a theme. This stack features books by Tolkein:

Spotter:22 Words

Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: Books | Comment


Hitman invites gamers to ‘murder’ and abuse women on Facebook

HEY, gamers. Square Enix are marketing their Hitman: Absolution game with the opportunity insult people on Facebook. The email declares: “SWUATE ENIX “WANTS YOU TO PUT A HIT ON YOUR FRIENDS.”

A hit? As in murder them?

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Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Did Jimmy Savile pick the Tesco Christmas advert song?

ONE current advert for Tesco’s Christmas stuff features a girl reaching into a stocking. As she grins, Joseph Arrington, Jr.’s (aka Joe Tex) song I Gotcha plays out. Bit odd, no? The wholesome lyrics are after the ad:

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Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment


The worst underwear advert ever

IS this the world’s worst ever advert for underwear:

Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: Fashion, Key Posts | Comment (1)


Men’s underwear sales slacken with age

MEN. Do you buy underwear? Do you think the undies in your drawers never get old. Are you married to good woman or the son of a fine parent who just replaces you revolting old guntees with fresher ones? Business Insider’s Sam Ro looks at the data:

HS Dent, an economic forecasting firm, compiled Census data on spending behavior and presented them as a series of demand curves. The curves measure average annual expenditure for a given product over the age of the consumer.

The loungewear curve includes Hugh Hefner’s housecoats. Although what’s under it may be prone to sagging.

 

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Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment