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  1. Dispatches from Ibiza

    Posted: Sam Waller /

    For some bizarre reason I was sent to Ibiza last year with Oi Polloi boss-hogg Nigel. Whilst most of my trip was spent squinting, sweating and struggling with crippling seasickness, I did manage to find the time to take a few shoddy photographs. So to cut the rambling intro short, here they are…

  2. Win £50 to Spend at Oi Polloi

    Posted: Oi Polloi /

    This competition has now closed. The calibre of caption was particularly high this time around, but after much deliberation, we’ve decided the voucher should go to someone called Kate. Their caption? “Donna-Marie was overjoyed that the weaning was going smoothly. Breastfeeding had taken its toll.”

    Very good we’re sure you’ll agree.

    The Oi Polloi caption competition will be taking a short break for a week or two, but keep an eye out for its valiant return.

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    Here’s another caption competition for you. You know the score here… come up with a mildly entertaining caption for that photograph above and you could win yourself a £50 Oi Polloi voucher.

    Answers in the comments box below please… and make sure you get you caption in by Wednesday the 28th of January OTHERWISE YOUR CAPTION WILL BE INCINERATED.

  3. Eatery of the Month: Crazy Wendy's

    Posted: Sam Waller /

    For this instalment of Eatery of the Month we’re donning our best dinner suits and heading for an evening of high class cuisine courtesy of Crazy Wendy’s in Didsbury. From the outside this place looks fairly unassuming — like a relatively normal restaurant on the side of a busy road — but let’s take a look inside shall we?

  4. Through the Magpie Eye: Hippy Kitchen

    Posted: Sam Waller /

    Put down that quinoa sarnie for a minute and point your organic cursor towards Hippy Kitchen. It’s one of those classic time-sapping bottomless pit photo-blog type-things — strictly devoted to photos of long-haired free-livin’ types chowing down. It might sound like a load of nonsense, but if you stop and think about it, isn’t everything in life really a load of nonsense?

    Click that little 'read more' button below to see some stand-out imagery.

  5. Win £50 to Spend at Oi Polloi

    Posted: Oi Polloi /

    This competition is now closed. The voucher is going to a man called Andrew for his short and sharp caption, “Can-Can-Could-Could-Can't-Can't anymore.” Congrats Andrew, and commiserations to all you losers out there.

    We thought it was about time we did a good ol’ fashioned caption competition. It’s pretty simple so we won’t bore you with the rules and regulations too much — come up with a funny caption for that nice picture above and you might win yourself a £50 Oi Polloi voucher.

    Answers in the comments box below please… and make sure you get you caption in by Wednesday the 21st of January otherwise the world will end.

  6. Interview: Clay Whitter

    Posted: Sam Waller /

    Anyone who’s eagerly turned the pages of our latest Pica~Post opus will probably have noticed some mighty fine pencil drawings by a man named Clay Whitter. Not your usual twiddly illustrator, Clay is a master of photorealism, and can often be found plying his trade slap-bang in the middle of Manchester’s busiest street. You could say that the streets are his studio, but he also has a studio — so technically his studio is his studio.

    Anyway, we casually interrogated him and here’s what he had to say for himself…

  7. 2014 in pictures

    Posted: Oi Polloi /

    With the curtain closing on 2014 we thought the time was right to dredge the hard-drive of the Oi Polloi super-computer in search of visual-nonsense from the last year. These photos may not look like much, but who knows? Maybe years from now, when humans live in underground colonies on the distant planet of Vulcan, this might be the only evidence we’ve got that 2014 even existed.