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Focus Group 11 – FHM HIGH STREET HONEYZ
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FHM High Street Honeyz – “I Touch Myself” – Score: 4.26 (11th) – Controversy: 2.75 (9th)
(Females: 11th. Males: 12th. Under 30s: 10th. Over 30s: 10th.)
Most like: Alex Gaudino ft Crystal Waters. Most unlike: Mika. (more&[…]

VIEW-WATCH URGENT APPEAL
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Friends of the busker men The View are in a spot of pickly bother, readers! They’ve lost their support band, The Horrors. I expect that the so-called Horrors realised what TRUE HORROR was after listening to the View soundcheck. Anyway, they&#82[…]

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BRANDWATCH: Lots A Spam
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Carsmile Steve told me last week about the special edition Spamalot tie in Spam which he had seen in the supermarket. Spam with Stinky French Garlic. Yes, yes, that joke is so early seventies now that it almost seems quaint. The WORD Spam will always[…]

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Only Three Cassoulets Left in Him
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Stumpy the duck is down to three legs. The usual terse reporting from Ananova explains how he got one of his superfluous appendages stuck in a fence and the vet came and harvested a leg for dinner helped free him from his predicament.
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now why would this make anyone suspect match-fixing?
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The Guardian reports a very amusing scandal in Ghanaian football. If two teams both won on the last day of their season, promotion to the top division would be decided by goal difference. At half-time it was 1-0 to the promotion hopefuls in each game[…]

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FT Periodic Table: Element 2: SPACEWAR
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What explains the prominence of this odd item in the Freaky Trigger Periodic Table. What is it that makes the idea of Spacewar so essential to what underpins everything Freakytrigger stands for? is it
a) The idea of thrill-power which Tom talks about[…]

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FT Top 100 Songs: 61: CARL DOUGLAS – Kung Fu Fighting
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There is a rule in the FT Top 100 which means that Tom won’t write about a number one: clearly he is going to write about all of them in Popular. And he is not a million miles away from reaching Carl Douglas’s Kung Fu Fighting: and what&#[…]

Gr8 K8
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It is Kate Bush week on Stylus Magazine, with a special edition of their Singles Jukebox (which involves me) – and also check out Marcello Carlin’s lead article, an excellent summary of her career and its significance.[…]

The Theme Tune To Dad’s Army
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“Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler” sings Bud Flanagan at the start of Dad’s Army. I think you’ll find that Herr Hitler was not “kidding” anyone, and was deadly serious about his attempted conquest of Euro[…]

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Buy Band
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REDNEX FOR SALE.

Now you may only know them for their global hit Cotton-Eyed Joe, but there is more to the fabulous Rednex than this one hit WONDER! Old Pop In An Oak! Er. And other stuff too. Their unique dance meets country style (well except for […]

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