Sunday, August 31, 2008
Reservations for Heaven & Hell
Buddy Hackett 1924 -2003
Rat Meat in Demand as Food Costs Rise
With consumer price inflation at 37 percent according to the latest central bank estimate, demand has pushed a kilogram of rat meat up to around 5,000 riel ($1.28) from 1,200 riel last year. ($1 = 3,900 riel)
Spicy field rat dishes with garlic thrown in have become particularly popular at a time when beef costs 20,000 riel a kg.
Officials said rats were fleeing to higher ground from flooded areas of the lower Mekong Delta, making it easier for villagers to catch them.
Reuters report HERE
...the pic we posted above is kinda cute...the gross-out pics are HERE
Levi's Peels Back a Layer
Polar Bears Seen Swimming For Their Lives
The discovery came just before U.S. scientists announced that Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its second-lowest coverage on record.
“To find so many polar bears at sea at one time is extremely worrisome because it could be an indication that as the sea ice on which they live and hunt continues to melt, many more bears may be out there facing similar risk,” said Geoff York, polar bear coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Arctic program.
...we feel helpless
I Love Lamp
Frankly, it looks more like cauliflower...plus, is it on the market? 'cause we can't find it...
Attention Seeker Meets Desperate Publisher
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Air Conditioned Bus Stop
Happy Birthday Lewis Black
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Google Earth & Animal Magnetism
They found that whether grazing or resting, the animals tended to face magnetic north or south.
This phenomenon or animal magnetic orientation has apparently gone unnoticed by herdsmen and hunters for the thousands of years before Google Earth allowed such a global survey.
Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Begall notes that because the direction of wind and sunlight varied widely at the observed pastures, the only common factor that could have influenced the animals’ positioning was the magnetic field.
Reuters report HERE
Sarah is no Hillary
On Friday, as Palin thanked John McCain for making her his pick; she compared herself to Hillary and really put herself out there for female voters.
But Palin is nothing like Clinton. The Alaskan Governor is a gun carrying conservative who doesn't support abortion rights or advancement for the LGBT community.
Women are speaking out...don't forget to read the comments...
Washington Post piece HERE
Los Angeles Times editorial HERE
Newest Old Erotic Trend
But at least one psychiatrist says these young girls don't understand what they're doing.
"The kids are getting into it because they heard something about it being dangerous, and exciting, and 'let's try something new to get attention.'"
blurb w/audio link HERE
...interesting how long it takes for 'mainstream media' to pick-up on things...
9 Beijing Olympic Commentaries
- Weight-lifting commentator: 'This is Gregorieva from
. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.' Bulgaria
- Dressage commentator: 'This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.'
- Paul Hamm, Gymnast: 'I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.'
- Boxing Analyst: 'Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.'
- Softball announcer: 'If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.'
- Basketball analyst: 'He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.'
- At the rowing medal ceremony: 'Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew.'
- Soccer commentator: 'Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field.'
- Tennis commentator: 'One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Oh my God, what have I just said?'
Labels: beijing olympics
Form of Flattery or Mental Disorder?
Doctors plumped up her lips, made her breasts bigger and waist smaller in a two-hour op. The bandages come off in two months.
One psychologist said: "A wish to look like somebody else and make it happen can be seen as a mental disorder."
It's Only a Flesh Wound!
You’ll love to torture him with his tear-off and stick-on arms and legs and hear him say “Tis nothing but a scratch” or the famous “I’ll bite your legs off!” quote. Character featured in Monty Python’s The Quest for the Holy Grail, and now famous in the touring play Spamalot, this 14″ “character” comes in a collector’s edition box. Perfect for your favorite Monty Python fan-atic.
Get yours HERE
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Thin Really Is In
In last week's issue of Us Weekly, the 29-year-old shows off the new body she got after shedding 18 pounds in 10 weeks.
Unfortunately, it looks as if her fabulous boobs lost weight too...
According to a recent study new research states the obvious- advertisers prefer thin models because it makes consumers like the brand more, but no so much themselves.
The study concluded that "ads featuring thin models made women feel worse about themselves but better about the brands featured".
Labels: jennifer love hewitt
Yahoo to Offer Web Access on TV
pssssst Yahoo!, ...Microsoft and Apple did that YEARS AGO...hahaha...
ESPN Pulls Adulterer Dating Ad
A racy ad ran on U.S. cable television after 11 PM. The advertiser, a matchmaking service for would-be adulterers, knew it was too racy for primetime.
A local affiliate of the sports network ESPN aired it before ESPN urged affiliates to pull the plug. A network rep said the spot was "not appropriate."
original ad HERE
modified ad HERE
interested? go HERE
Friday, August 29, 2008
James Bond Wedding Cake
Scientists prevent deadly pacemaker hijack
Earlier this year a team of U.S. scientists using a radio signal were able to simulate interference with the devices and claimed that, in theory, hijackers could shut them down or deliver potentially lethal electric shocks to millions of heart patients.
Now a computer scientist has devised a cloaking device that is designed to resist any instructions that come from anyone other than the doctor.
Charlie 'Bird' Parker 1920 - 1955
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Pretty Punk in Pink
watch it HERE
Michael Jackson is 50
Exactly 45 years later, Barack Obama stood on the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver Thursday night as the first-ever African-American presidential nominee of a major U.S. party.
As Dr. King foresaw before he was assassinated in 1968, the country has now accepted a person of color to be the presidential nominee.
Sophie Monk is a Fraud
Now, Sophie Monk has been accused of hypocrisy after she was photographed leaving KFC with a bag full of food.
Mysterious Oil Spill Killing Penguins
Authorities said they have counted nearly 200 dead penguins found on the beaches of the island city of Florianopolis, but people bringing in live penguins covered with oil reported seeing hundreds more dead on the beaches, a veterinarian with a group caring for the surviving birds said.
Making the Most of Moss
R.I.P.: Del Martin
Martin and her partner Phyllis Lyon founded the Daughters of Bilitis in the conformist '50s, long before the Stonewall riots of 1969 brought the gay civil rights movement into the spotlight.
Martin and Lyon, whose relationship spanned six decades, were married June 16, 2008 at San Francisco's city hall — the first same-sex couple to be united in that city under California's new marriage law.
NPR podcast HERE
McCain Picks a Hottie
Washington Post report HERE
10 things you didn't know about Sarah Palin HERE
Lindsay Lohan : Sex Machine/Tramp?
Well...we'd like to think...
uhmmm...except for Ellen Degeneres...that we'd like NOT to think about...
More Bad Cakes
David Duchovny Enters Rehab for Sex Addiction
"I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction," the actor says in an exclusive statement. "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."
Duchovny, 48, has been married to actress Téa Leoni since 1997; they have two children.
story is HERE
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Yeah, she's FINE...
Georgette said: "Enough is enough. As the police know Amy is a drug addict, and she has now been caught twice on film taking illegal drugs. They should arrest her and put her behind bars."
story w/video HERE
Ernest Borgnine : Hero to All
...if it's true...I'll live to 200
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A Few Words From Mrs. DeGeneres
Reporter Harassed by Denver Police
Police on the scene refused to tell ABC lawyers the charges against the producer, Asa Eslocker, who works with the ABC News investigative unit.
Eslocker has been advised by his lawyers not to speak about the event. more HERE
Ping Pong's Sexual Awakening
Katy Perry Gets Plastered
Labels: katy perry
Muslim Law Firm Employed Porn Stars
Bearded nutjob Faizel Ali Enait took the Rotterdam city council to court after it had turned him down for a job at the Social Services department because he refused to shake hands with women.
Labels: faizel ali enait
Phelps says: They're Grrrreater than Wheaties
Health experts are going crazy because Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps likes Frosted Flakes, and will adorn Frosted Flakes cereal boxes rather than Wheaties, like pretty much every other big-shot athlete.
They're all up in arms because 'Flakes' has three times as much sugar as Wheaties and only a fraction of the fiber.
more HERE and HERE
...says a lot about his generation thumbing it's nose at tradition...
Georgia On My Mind
Why does a country that was formerly part of the USSR have the same name as a state in the American Deep South?
Both got their present-day monikers from the British. The name of the country comes from the Russian word Gruzia, which was in turn derived from the Persian and Turkish versions of the name George, Gorj and Gurju. It’s not clear when the Brits started using the word Georgia in place of Gruzia, but scholars believe the switch happened sometime in the late Middle Ages.
The American Georgia, on the other hand, was named after King George II of England, who granted the state its charter in 1732. The –ia suffix, meaning "state of," comes from the Greek and was tacked onto the end of many place names via the vast imperial and lingual legacy of the Romans. The name George became popular in Western Europe only after the Crusades, when knights traveling to the Holy Land came in contact with the widespread veneration of the saint among the Eastern Christians—in places like Georgia. (George became the patron saint of England in the 1340s.) Meanwhile, the saint’s name derives from Greek and refers to a tiller of land. In that respect, both Georgia and Georgia live up to their names.
Microsoft's Porn Browser
With Internet Explorer 8 and its 'InPrivateBrowsing' mode, the setting is activated and other people using the computer cannot see which sites have been accessed.
Although other users will not be able to see the websites authorities such as the police will have access if necessary.
Rockin' the House
Biden's speech charmed the pants off of people who've never heard of him. And it came on the heels of a stellar Ted Kennedy speech, decent speeches from Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, the theatrics of Hillary releasing her delegates ... and the fact that Bill Clinton didn't make a huge ass of anyone.
transcript and video of Biden's speech HERE
Who Do We Appreciate?
Jailed Cuban punk rocker to stand trial
Cuba has ordered jailed punk rocker Gorki Aguila, an outspoken critic of Fidel Castro and the communist government, to stand trial on Friday August 29. 2008 for "social dangerousness," a charge that could carry up to four years in prison.
Authorities arrested the 39-year-old lead singer of Porno para Ricardo at his Havana home shortly after the band had completed work on a new album. Cuban law defines "social dangerousness" as behavior contrary to "communist morality," and police use it to detain offenders before they have a chance to commit a crime
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
United Way Boss $1.2 million pay package
For months, the United Way of Central Carolinas board said Gloria Pace King was worth every penny of her controversial $1.2 million pay package.
Tuesday, 37 of those board members unanimously called on their longtime CEO to resign or be fired.
King's fall was breathtakingly quick, but not clean.
Read about it HERE
DMX in Court
Man Ray 1890 - 1976
Madonna Relaxes Backstage