Bitterwallet's ten of the best for 2011 - part one

Bitterwallet - Roland Next Top Model You’re probably wondering what the ten most-viewed Bitterwallet stories of 2011 have been aren’t you, now that the Christmas stuff has died down and you’ve got a bit of time to think about serious, important stuff like that. Have no fear, for we have collated them for you. Here’s the first part, covering numbers 10-6…

10: Beko recall fridge freezers after one sets a block of flats on fire

Beko finally got round to issuing recalls on some of their fridge-freezers, MONTHS after fire chiefs told them that faulty thermostats were causing overheating and combustion. A major fire in Bermondsey was what it took for the recall to be issued. Shoddy work, Beko.

9: Windows 1 v Windows 8 – have we really come this far??

A cheeky comparison between the original look of Windows in 1985 and its latest incarnation. We nicked it from somewhere else but loads of people came here to see it. Meh, whatever.

8: Make Roland the Next model

Earlier in the year, Next were trying to recruit a new beauty to adorn their catalogues and website with the use of an online vote. Some cheeky scamps found Roland Bunce (above left), a more ruggedly beautiful man, and started a separate online campaign, urging everyone to vote for him. He won the poll in the end, but due to a torrent of online jealous abuse, he pulled out of the grand final. We’ll never know if he could have been Britain’s next top model…

Bitterwallet - Amazon App Store7: Every little helps, unless Tesco throw it away – then it’s theft

The curious case of the ‘theft’ of a load of rubbish from outside a branch of Tesco. Following a power cut, thousands of pounds of frozen goods were rendered worthless and dumped outside the store. Along came a keen-eyed citizen, who helped herself to £200 worth of it. Tesco got the hump and brought in the cops. ‘Theft by finding’ was the charge. Tesco, you miserable bastards.

6: How to use the Amazon App Store in the UK

Over here in the UK, we’re not allowed to go in the Amazon App Store, with its occasional free stuff. That’s clearly unfair – but there’s a workaround for it. We featured it here and hordes of you came for a look.

Check back later on for the top five of 2011…

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