Parklife Text Campaign Offends Those with Deceased Mothers, Earns £70,000 Fine from Information Commissioners' Office

Buzz 10:13AM EDT

There are good ideas and bad ideas. Publicists are the professionals you hire to point out when your great ideas might have holes in them that could quickly become horrible ideas. The publicists for the Parklife music festival in Manchester probably should have found some issues with the event's 2014 plot to lure fans to the official after-parties by sending them a text from "Mum." It seems like a cute idea at first...until you consider the inevitable fact that at least a few of the attendees probably have deceased mothers. Anyway, that's one of several reasons why Parklife was fined £70,000 by the British Information Commisioners' Office.READ MORE

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Blur's "Parklife" Is Being Used To Mock Russell Brand On The Internet

Buzz 17:39PM EDT

One of the defining traits of comedian Russell Brand is his heavy Cockney accent, and when coupled with his tendency towards rambling wordiness, it can often make for some incomprehensible sound bites, and least for American audiences. According to The Independent, however, one twitter user has come up with a perfect, succint way to mock the comedian: after anything he says, simply shout "Parklife!"READ MORE

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7 Great Songs with Spoken Word Lyrics: Blur, Tom Waits, and more

Exclusives 14:46PM EDT

There are countless lyrics that sound totally idiotic when spoken instead of sung, but sometimes a songwriter will come up with some lyrics that can’t really be pinned onto to a melody. Here are seven great songs with spoken word lyrics.READ MORE

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