Howie’s Hot Five for…3 December, 2010

5. The wonder-bra for men…

Hmmm…this is definitely a sign of the times… undies with ‘frontal enhancement’ are being promoted and sold by Marks and Spencer.

So without further ado…check them out…

And we quote directly from the sales paraphernalia; the first of the kind on high street…body enhancing underpants made using the latest fabric technology and come in two styles ‘bum lift’ and ‘frontal enhancement’

And to get all technical – Point number 4 below: Features a hidden front pouch which helps to shape and enhance your silhouette. (We believe this whole topic should be filed under the; What would John Wayne for Clint Eastward Say File)

4.  Bad Sex writing – Tony Blair almost in!
The Literary Reviews 2010 Bad sex writing award is big news in the UK and sort after…

Tony Blair made history (high-five Tony!) by being the first non-fiction writer nominated….and although he didn’t make it to the short-list we couldn’t resist printing the
award-nominated piece from Tony Blair’s A Journey:

“That night she cradled me in her arms and soothed me; told me what I needed to be told; strengthened me. On that night of 12 May 1994, I needed that love Cherie gave me, selfishly. I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct.”
Tony Blair’s My Journey
Bad Sex Award.

Bedroom eyes…

 

3.  Online Music-dating

Tastebuds .…music dating helps you find single people in your area who share your taste in music…

How?

Enter at least three of favourite bands or artists into Tastebuds and hey presto!

From there they’re shown the photos and basic stats of potential candidates, with the option to refine their search by age, location or musical artist. They can then zoom in on any potential matches that interest them and add those that look promising to their favourites; when that happens, the potential match receives an email telling them so. The rest is up to the users in question.

2. Low-five; Storage Wars

This is low… a new reality TV series debuted this week Storage Wars…(ten minute segment)
So at last we’re really mastering making entertainment out of people’s utter misery.
It’s about people who bid on the contents of personal storage lockers when they’ve been foreclosed after three months of non-payment.
The lockers are opened – people peer in and the bidding war starts… it’s horrible!

e.g. Urns of deceased ashes get dumped along with photos of families… eek. The bottom-feeders are after anything from rare comics, coins etc…

In the land of apartment living – storage facilities are big bucks – take a quick look here…

1. One Day –THE beach read this summer

One Day by David Nicholls… we’ve read it, we loved it…

Here’s the plot: two students at the University of Edinburgh have a post-finals fling on July 15, 1988 – “one really nice night together” which neither wants nor expects, at that point, to lead to anything more permanent…and then we revisit their characters on the same day each year for the next 20 years…

Below we reprint a full paragraph from The Times of London’s:

You’re not convinced, are you? You’re thinking, “I don’t need to read that, I’ve seen When Harry Met Sally”, or, “That sounds saccharine beyond belief”. Or, if your bent is more literary, you’re imagining walking past racks of One Day in Asda or Tesco, glowing with pride because you never read novels like that, “commercial” romantic comedies with cartoons and squiggly writing on the cover. Well, be convinced: One Day is a wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad. It’s also, with its subtly political focus on changing habits and mores, the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe’s What a Carve Up!

Source: The Times – review in full

PS…the movie is almost finished with Anne Hathaway in the lead directed by Director of An Education

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