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Oh Vernon Kay, You Nautical Devil

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It was like a fabulous dream finally realised. animal iphone 6 case For years now, just to pass the time, we have thought deeply about Vernon Kay in sailor gear, skippering a small vessel, while we stand nearby holding his rollocks (oh come on, it’s a boating term, look it up). bunny ears phone case iphone 6 At church, during pilates, even while undergoing works-related away days involving trust exercises, we’ve wished and hoped that one day VK (as we call him) would don a stripy top, jaunty hat and a delighted expression. So we are doubly thrilled that not only did we finally see our fantasies come true, but we were somewhat responsible. Let me set the scene… It was a Sunday evening, around 8.14pm. We were thoroughly enjoying a particularly tense session of All Star Family Fortunes featuring the McFadden’s (Westlife) versus the Parish’s (EastEnders). Don Parish had just provided an answer, an exciting sound was heard and then before us, like Nelson meshed with Adonis, there was Vern aboard a vessel with a comical playmate in tow and an unconvincing seagull not far away. iphone 7 3d phone cases You see, Don Parish had just won a…

Wish.co.uk wins New Media Age & WebUser awards!

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You see? We told you we were great, iphone 8 plus case funky why didn’t you believe us? Despite your disturbing lack of faith, iphone 6 plus funny case the good, iphone 7 superman phone cases nay great, snug iphone 8 case folks at Web User (dedicated to those who ‘use’ the ‘web’) and New Media Age (because this is the age of New Media) have decided to recognise our very niceness. Web User quite rightly gave us a five star review and considered us the website of the fortnight (that’s two whole weeks, minecraft phone case iphone 6 which doesn’t sound like much but imagine having the hiccups for that long, then I think you can appreciate the success). See what they said OVER HERE. New Media Age scoured our site like virtual Health and Safety Inspectors standing beside a dodgy Waltzer and deemed us to have ‘strong content’ and ‘seamless choosing experience’. Here is their fine, fine report RIGHT HERE Thanks to both for their plaudits and if we gave out awards,

The Least Fit Sportsmen In History

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In recent times we’ve been spoiled by a plethora of incredible sporting events. The Olympics, World Cup and Commonwealth Games have all showcased athletes at the height of their powers and peak physical fitness. But let’s not forget that for every Mo Farah and Hulk, there’s a schlub like you and me excelling in their chosen field with a minimal amount of effort. hard case iphone 6 plus This is a celebration of those champion sporting figures who were world-beaters and still knew their way around a pie and a pint. ‘BIG’ BILL WERBENIUK A snooker behemoth who was as well known for his feats of drinking as he was for his cueing skills. His average intake was a pint per frame, which usually equalled around a dozen or so per game. It’s reported that he once drank 76 cans of lager during a game against John Spencer in the 1970’s. And he is probably the only champion sportsman who has a section of his Wikipedia entry titled ‘Trouser Splitting Incident’. phone cases iphone 7 It just goes to show you the power of multi-tasking – if you are good at two things (like snooker and drinking) why not combine…

National Stereotypes: What Subject Is Your Country Obsessed With?

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Ah, abroad. iphone 6 case laura ashley That magical place where crisps have comically lavatorial names, where umlauts run free and where all Eurovision winners come from. iphone 8 plus case glittery When it comes to foreign lands, we know where they are, what weird money they use and who the latest El Presidente is. iphone 7 silicon case pink But what makes them tick? What is going on in those hilariously hatted heads of theirs? What are their obsessions? Their drives? Their mating habits? We visited every country on the planet, undertook months of painstaking interviews and spent hours and hours in many nation’s libraries and centres of excellence. wolves iphone 7 case But then we accidentally deleted the results while trying to download that video of the cat being sick on the other cat. got7 phone case iphone 6 Instead we went on Google, typed in a few keywords and quickly knocked this Infographic together. retro iphone 7 phone cases Enjoy! And if you want it to, you can! Just use the code beneath it to stick it wherever you like.

“Experiences” vs “Stuff”: Which Makes Us Happier?

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You would not believe how much money I am being paid to write these words. iphone 8 star case As a professional freelance writer, I am obviously in the upper echelons of commerce and employment. I enjoy a life of luxury, raking in all the sweet, sweet copy-writing cash then splurging my profits on loose cars, fast women and the art of Ronnie Wood. But am I happy? Yes. Deliriously. But I am unusual. winnie the pooh iphone 8 case It seems that money doesn’t necessarily make us happy. Once the underclasses (people like you) happen to encounter any kind of fiduciary rewards, they panic, begin to cry hysterically and instantly hand over all their money to the nearest identity thief or late night, bingo based quiz show. But why should this be so? We’ve collected all the data, conducted a number of searches on Google AND Bing and asked the man at the bank. snoopy phone case iphone 8 Using this information we’ve put together this illustrated document pinpointing what makes us happier when we throw cash at them: Things or doing things. marble phone case iphone 7 plus Which one will win? Only reading on, using your eyes,…

How To Spot A Fake Rolex

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If you’re anything like me, you buy all of your stuff from a bloke called Tony with a wolf tattooed on his neck who operates out of the back of a pub car park. Perishables, white goods, even valuable items of celebrity memorabilia; give him 24 hours and Tony can get his hands on it. metallic iphone 7 case When he’s not inside. apple brand iphone 6 case Obviously, what Tony does is completely above board and legitimate. rechargable phone case iphone 6 But unfortunately, not everyone is like Tony. shieldon iphone 7 case There are other types out there who trade in shoddy counterfeit items which fall apart or burst into flames as soon as you plug them in. Many of these fake objects are produced with exceptional quality, almost identical to the real thing. One of the luxury products most often counterfeited (after fake ‘Noel Edmonds Style Deal Or No Deal Comedy Beards’) are Rolex watches. Whether your a Championship football player or a national weatherman, you will need a Rolex to indicate your worth. pink sand iphone 7 plus case But if you’re approached with a large, gaudy wristwatch, how can you tell whether its the real…

The Ultimate Road Trip: 12 Lessons From Hollywood Movies

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Once upon a time, oafs and yokels turned to the village wise man for knowledge. speck iphone 7 case blue With a face full of white beard, a pointy hat and a wide-sleeved garment, this oracle would dispense vital information such as ‘fire is hot’, ‘bears can eat you’ and ‘please don’t do that, it’s disgusting’. But wise men are no more. ted baker case iphone x If some bloke in a beard and funny head gear suddenly started spouting facts at us unexpectedly, we’d run away and call social services. They have been replaced. By Hollywood. phone case charger iphone 7 plus Yes, movies, films and the talkies now provide all of our knowledge, wisdom and instinct. For instance, I joined the Police Academy seven times, immediately after seeing each film in the franchise. I spent eleven years searching for Curly’s Gold. iphone 6 shockproof case 360 And I still believe that I am in some kind of Matrix and have the raincoat to prove it. One activity that Hollywood movies can definitely inform us about is the Road Trip. iphone x apple case Whether its Thelma and Louise or My Left Foot, film characters are always leaping into…

What Dog Names Say About Their Owners

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It’s National Take Your Dog To Work Day! No matter when you’re reading this, it’s National Take Your Dog To Work Day, as it’s a completely made up thing. Probably devised by the ‘Make Your Office Smell Like a Dog Council of Great Britain’ (MYOSLDCGB). But it is a fine example of our cultish, almost dangerous affection we have for our dogs. We buy them clothes, we send them off on exotic holidays, we hire expensive psychiatrists to deal with their neurosis. And we pick up their poo in tiny bags. But does the name that we give them reflect something about our own personality and nature? Yes, yes it does. As you will discover… ROVER/BUTCH/LASSIE Traditional. You yearn for a dog from the old days who would pull clumsy toddlers from mine shafts and alert you when a fire had erupted down near the old creek and Timmy was in danger. You are utterly delusional, living in a world that no longer exists, where children went up chimneys and muffin men roamed the street, distributing their sweet breads to unsuspecting Londoners. FLUFFY/SKIPPY/MIMSY Cute. You fetishise your animal and wish it to be a toy that is played with and…

How to Have a Wedding on the Cheap

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  Hurrah! You are about the become betrothed to the person you love. iphone 6 plus cases for girls Commiserations! You are skint and that situation is not going to change anytime soon. There’s only one thing for it. A scrimpy, savey, wedding on the cheap. All corners will be cut, all pennies will be pinched, all buffet items will be from Iceland (or lower). But if you simply don’t know where to start with your budget nuptials, here are a few tips to get you going. THE ENGAGEMENT Before you can even begin to think about your miserly wedding, you need to plan your miserly engagement. The ring is going to be the biggest outlay, so you need to start hunting for bargains. Remember that ‘second hand’ is just another word for ‘vintage’. Find a classic deco sparker on eBay (obviously being careful and researching exactly what you’re getting) or take a trip to the Jewellery Quarter in either Birmingham or London. Or perhaps you can gently suggest that their may be a beloved family heirloom that can be used for extra emotional resonance. Worth a try. THE PLANNING The important thing to do is organise a budget and…

How To BS Like A Wine Expert

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“Oh, this has glorious undertones of russet.” “Goodness, you can really smell the loam.” “Sharp pangs of tangerine. I don’t even want to spit it into this bucket!” Yes, wine people. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all stood next to them, we’ve all pitied them. But what the hell they talking about? Do the things that they ramble on about actually make sense? Does that weird slobbery thing they do with their mouth before spitting actually achieve anything? Can’t we all just admit that all wine basically tastes the same? But if you wish to wrestle back the reins of wine from the connoisseurs and self-appointed sommeliers, all you need to do is follow a few simple steps and drop a number of notable buzzwords. Before you know it, you’ll be sniffing disapprovingly at a barbecue Merlot like a professional. KNOW WHAT WINE IS Sounds stupid I know, but it’s remarkable how little people actually know about wine production and how it goes from grape juice to great juice (which is what I call it. I call wine ‘great juice’). The elements that go into wine production, the region, the sugar content of the grapes (known as the ‘brix’), the weather:…