Posts tagged ‘England’

August 18, 2011

Nitty Gritty by Tricker’s Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

by Accidental Bear

 I would give up  chocolate for a year for these and  pick off trash off the side off the freeway. Ok, not the last part, gross.

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

“We’ve come across a few exclusives by Tricker’s for select retailers and this brogue boot for Fall 2011. The espresso burnished brogue boots feature a Vibram wedge sole and Telason laces and are fitted with brass eyelets and a contrasting red pull loop at the back. There’s really not much else you could want from a winter boot that’s handmade in England by a company that’s been doing it right for ages.” (

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

July 18, 2011

On Our Gaydar: Louise And Rocky: Year Zero London (Clothes Store)

by Accidental Bear

We are re-defing GAYDAR! Our DAR picks up way more than GAY. Feeling a bit Wacky today? These fashionistas from London might be right up your alley.

Check Year Zero London out on FACEBOOK

March 31, 2011

Great Loss; 15 yr old, Jumped to his Death

by Accidental Bear

Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me, may need to be updated. I cry in my coffee this morning.

Dominic Crouch died last May


Schoolboy, 15, jumped to his death after rumors he was gay


A Gloucestershire teenager jumped to his death after rumours circulated that he was gay, an inquest has heard.

Dominic Crouch, 15, a pupil at St Edwards School in Cheltenham, threw himself from a six-storey block of flats last May after returning from a school trip.

An inquest in Cheltenham heard that pupils played spin the bottle on the four-day art trip and there were rumours that Dominic had kissed a boy.

His parents said he appeared happy when he returned from the trip but just days later, he left school at lunchtime to go to the block of flats where he got to the roof via a trapdoor.

Notes were found in his pockets apologising to his parents.


Dominic’s family are raising money in his name for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund which supports children in South Africa.

To donate to the cause, click here



March 3, 2011

Radiohead and PJ Harvey – a study in awkwardness

by Accidental Bear

PJ, a special thanks to you for putting out a new album to get me through the year. There’s nothing like long train rides in the rain with PJ in your ear to help your  thoughts and self reflection leap forward and out.





PJ Harvey in Athens. Photograph: ‘Adamantios’ (via Wikimedia Commons)

1992: PJ Harvey releases Dry, and it is oh, very angry and very raw.

1993: Radiohead release Pablo Honey, which is marketed, bizarrely, with Beavis and Butt-head in mind:

Radiohead – better than Butt-head! Oxford England’s rowdiest new band. Huh-huh-huh, music that doesn’t suck. Featuring the self-loathing anthem ‘Creep’.

Who could have imagined that nearly two decades later, both artists would be releasing their eighth studio albums, in completely different ways but both with an enormous amount of critical acclaim? With the hype that comes with a new album, it could be that PJ Harvey’s  Let England Shakeand Radiohead’s The King of Limbs offers an introduction to the music of two of the UK’s most consistently surprising and interesting artists.

In the pioneering spirit that comes with a new band to listen to, this feature would ask – if it could talk to you – that you put down your iPad, turn your Kindle to kindling, shove all distractions aside and listen without prejudice, not just to these new remarkable albums but to the entire back catalogue of PJ and Radiohead. Of course, many out there would already be familiar with the music, but even so, let’s use this as an opportunity of discovery and re-discovery.

PJ Harvey, Madonna-like in her ability to change her style, is one of the most innovative performers of her generation. It’s hard to over-exaggerate the impact Polly has had on a music industry with few genuinely powerful female figures, especially powerful figures that remain relevant. Signed to a major record label for all her career, she has used her mental fragility as a key tool in her armour and sex, religion, death and love form the themes for many of her tracks.

Harvey uses her sexuality as a way to gain attention in the press and accompanies her music with striking visual identities; initially all legs and hairy armpits, she seems to change her dress sense in tandem with her moods. She’s currently rocking a selection of fetching gowns accessorised by equally fetching head dresses, extending her Victorian-themed look from ‘White Chalk’. The sombre look perfectly complements the sorrowful mood of Let England Shake, interested as it is in death and the futility of war. READ MORE

March 2, 2011

Is Charlie Rambling Fool or Genius? Take Poll

by Accidental Bear

Charlie you so crazy!


Contributed by Monkeypuzzle


Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: whose line is it anyway?

The US actor and the Libyan leader have produced some choice lines recently. Can you distinguish between them?

Gadaffi and Sheen 

Muammar Gaddafi and Charlie Sheen – ravers in arms? Photographs: Getty

  1. 1.I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists
  2. 2.Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body
  3. 3.Life without dignity is worthless
  4. 4.I’m extremely old-fashioned, I’m a nobleman, I’m chivalrous
  5. 5.I am like the Queen of England
  6. 6.I am much bigger than any rank, for those who are talking about rank, I am a fighter
  7. 7.Every great movement begins with one man
  8. 8.These resentments, they are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my sabre
  9. 9.I woke up at 4am, before dawn. You should be asleep. You’re all tired after a sleepless night
  10. 10.9/11 was ‘an absolute fairytale, a complete work of fiction’
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