Saturday, January 20, 2007
2. J.K. Rowling
3. Martha Stewart
5. Celine Dion
6. Mariah Carey
7. Janet Jackson
8. Julia Roberts
9. Jennifer Lopez
10. Jennifer Aniston
11. The Olsen Twins (when do they finally get treated as two people)
12. Britney Spears
13. Judge Judy
14. Sandra Bullock
15. Cameron Diaz
16. Gisele Bundchen (Victoria Secret model)
17. Ellen DeGeneres
18. Nicole Kidman
19. Christina Aguilera
20. Renee Zellweger
I would have thought the largest number would have come from the film industry but just as many came from TV and music (6 from each). Truly amazing is that 4 member of the top 20 are under age 30. Unlike the male list, there are no athletes. Women in sport have a long way to go to catch up to men when it comes to income.
Friday, January 19, 2007
The reason I bring it up is that I was struck by this response in the AP story:
"Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the gallows were built to international standards and in accordance with human rights organizations."
I'd like to know what human rights organizations publish guidelines on humanely hanging people from the neck.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Also an update on the James Brown burial watch. It's day 23 and I haven't heard that he has been buried yet. His body continues to lie in a sealed casket in his home in South Carolina.
Beginning to wonder which smells worse.
2 Grilled chicken patties with a smoke-flavoured mayonnaise, fresh onions, tomatoes, processed cheddar cheese in a toasted sesame seeded bun.
A rich Béchamel eggless sauce mixed with exotic vegetables like broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms, red capsicum and freshly baked on rectangular spiced bread with a cheese topping.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The returns, now available at Elections Canada, show that Mr. Khan, whose defection to the Conservative party was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper less than two weeks ago, lent his old riding association a total of $179,946 through his Toronto car dealership during the two years covered by the late returns. The transactions suggest Mr. Khan was using his car dealership as the primary source of funding for his election campaigns. It appears the riding association still owes the car dealership a sizable sum of money and it it is unable to pay back the loan then the money is considered a campaign contribution and exceeds legal limits.
This is likely to turn Prime Minister Harper's coup into a total embarrassment. It partly dumps a Liberal mess into the Conservative's laps though I wouldn't let the Liberals off the hook. Would be funny if Kahn is expelled from the Tory caucus. Now when is that much heralded Kahn report on the Middle East going to be released.
Monday, January 15, 2007
On the Arrow team, Nicole became the Project Manager while Heidi retained her position on the Kinetic team. Just like last week, it was very obvious which team was having problems. On Arrow, Carey threw himself into the task; he always wanted to design. Michelle spoke up against his teensy pink bikini brief shorts for men, and the guys on the team rolled their eyes, too. But Carey was adamant and persuasive. Carey, who's gay, was obviously thinking the gay market, but not the big picture. And, the men's suit line is what killed their bid to win the task.
In the boardroom, Carey tried to target Michelle (who is the only one who really spoke up about not liking the teensy suit). Trump made it clear it was the teensy pink suit which killed their chances to win, but thinks his own body is so great that he could get away wearing it just like Carey did while modeling it on the runway. Yeah, right! Of course Carey gets fired.
Finally, Ivanka Trump is as full of herself as her dad. But she definitely has better hair.
Canada! What a bunch of spineless WUSSIES!
How is that socialized health insurance working out for ya, eh?
Just guessing, It probably takes a while to see the doc, but you can always enjoy the cheap prescription drugs while you're waiting!!
Here, take these vicoden and enjoy the buzz and we will see you in a couple of months and check out that heart attack.
I hope you don't let a little heart attack get in the way of your freedom. Whenever Islamic fanatics start blowing up your cities, call your doctor and make an appointment.
You see, Liberalism is a mental disease. Canadian liberals are just as ignorant as American liberals.
Kinda makes you want to rush down and enjoy that southern hospitality.
The 49-year-old Aurora, Illinois resident began riding a stationary bike at the Five Seasons Sports Club at 4 a.m. Wednesday and surpassed the previous record of 82 hours by 8:28 p.m. Saturday. He stopped several minutes before midnight after completing his goal of 85 hours.
When he completed his ride he was surprised to see that he was still at the Five Seasons and not in front of his office at the Drug Enforcement Administration. Hood stated it was is intention to become more fit by biking to work. The federal law enforcement agency later put Hood on suspension and are investigating a rather sizable shortage of seized illegal drugs. Meanwhile the Guinness people will get back to George.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
"Bad on us," said head scientist Carl Yonner. "It was (physicist) Helga Von Donner's turn to remember. She totally blew it, blamed it on some new theory of relativity she was working on. German cow."
The new time on the Doomsday clock is therefore 10:53, not 11:53.
"God, this is embarrassing," continued Yonner. "We're all running around like Chicken-freaking-Littles and it turns out we've got some breathing room. I guess we can quit our incessant yapping for a bit. In fact, I'm taking a f$#king cruise. All this sitting around waiting for humanity to implode is emotionally draining."
When the law goes into effect next week, Bangor will become the first municipality in Maine to have such a law. Similar statewide measures have been adopted in Arkansas and Louisiana and are under consideration in several other states.
People who smoke with children present in the confined space of a car or truck might as well be deliberately trying to kill those children, said City Councilor Patricia Blanchette, who is a smoker.
However, City Council confirmed that underage sex in the backseat of cars will not be banned in the forseeable future. Provided the vehicle is parked and condoms are used.
It seems that David Beckham's contract with the L.A. Galaxy will not necessarily make him the highest paid athlete in the world. The Galaxy will pay him $250 million for the next 5 years .Though it will easily make him the highest paid athlete when considering on-field activities only. Last year Beckham was paid about $24 million in endorsements.
According to Forbes the highest paid athlete in the past year was PGA superstar Tiger Woods at about $87 million. He just had his best year on the tour and earned $10 million in winnings. His endorsement deals include Nike, Buick and American Express.
Michael Schumacher, the top racing driver in the world earned about $60 million including endorsements. Ferrari paid him a salary of about $40 million last year. Schumacher retired from racing at the end of last season.
NFL quarterback Michael Vicks earned about $38 million in the past year. Vicks was the first African-American quarterback selected first overall in the NFL draft and is a huge fan favourite. He just broke the NFL rushing record for a quarterback. He signed a 10-year, $130 million contract in 2004. His endorsement deals include Nike and Coke.
There is still some big money being made in boxing. Oscar De La Hoya earned a total of $38 million in the past year as he reaches the end of his career.
Shaquille O'Neal edged out retired NBA star Michael Jordan as the highest paid basketball player at $34 million. O'Neal signed a 5-year, $100 million contract in 2005. Jordan earns slightly less even though he retired in 2003. He still has lots of money coming his way, in particular from Nike.
Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid major league baseball player at $32 million earnings. His 10-year, $250 million contract in 2000 is still baseball's richest as he enters the 7th year. A-Rod's Yankee teammate and rival Derek Jeters is next on the baseball salary scale with $26 million in earnings.
The top paid tennis player is Andre Agassi with $26 million in total earnings. He was a long term client of Nike but recently switched to Addidas.
The highest paid female athlete is tennis player Maria Sharapova who earned about $19 million in the past year. Most of her earnings also comes form endorsement but she made almost $4 million in court winnings during the past season. Her endorsement deals include Nike and Tag Heuer watches.
I noticed most of the top paid athletes are pimping for Nike. No hockey player is even close to these figures. Couldn't find his numbers but I'm guessing that retired star Wayne Gretzky is still the game's highest earner.