Saturday, April 07, 2007
Being famous really does suck. Hoards of paparazzi capturing every moment of your mundane life. Here is Lindsay Lohan going for a hair appointment. However, they are also quick to use the media for some publicity when it benefits them. Like I always say, you can't have it both ways.
Some of them are life-long hunters whose eyesight deteriorated as they got older but can still see shapes and movements. Others are completely blind but rely on their other senses to help them track deer, turkey and other prey.
Once they have the prey lined up a friend will lean over their shoulder, look through a custom scope and help them refine their aim.By using the laser sight, the sighted hunter doesn't have to lean over your shoulder. With the laser, the sighted companion can see where the gun is aimed and quietly advise the blind hunter to move it in the correct direction.
We would like to welcome you to the newly opened Republican Guard Hotel here in sunny down town Tehran.
Below are a few of the many varied benefits that await your stay with us...
- Guaranteed no room sharing...
- Actually means your own Solitary Confinement Cell.
- No unpleasant views...
- Actually you'll be blind-folded at all times when not in your room.
- Free laundry services...
- Actually, we'll be happy to take your uniforms, clean and press them, then replace them with our hotel logo branded pyjamas and our unique 1960's style suits, specially designed to make you look fresh and happy whilst in our pleasant country.
- Free shuttle services...
- Actually, we'd be happy to pick you up from your cruise liner in International waters.
- Sightseeing tours...
- Actually, it would be a our pleasure to guide you round our nice Ministry of Propaganda building, where you can see all kinds of wonderful television programs being made.
All of the above benefits are included in the low low cost of one simple forced apology for something that we'll come up with during your stay with us.
NB. We also have a "Frequent Guest" club available, although the take up of this seems to be quite limited. Source
Kate Beckinsale says what's considered the ideal look in Hollywood is completely different than anywhere else in the world.
"Everybody is retouched, stretched, lengthened, slimmed and trimmed. I could look at a picture of myself from the past and think, `Why don't I look like that now?' It's because I never have!"
The interview is in Glamour.
They also said they were held in isolation and that Faye Turney – the only woman – was immediately separated and told the rest of the group had returned to Britain.
During their time in captivity, they revealed they were randomly interrogated and faced constant psychological pressure.
They spent nights in stone cells sleeping on blankets and were also lined up against a wall while the Iranians "cocked their weapons" in a threatening manner.Obviously the Iranian Tourism Bureau has some work to do still.
Friday, April 06, 2007
The ad on Craigslist invited people to help themselves to anything at a woman's house in Tacoma. But the woman who owns the house wasn't the one who posted the ad.
Now she's trying to recover thousands of dollars that she lost.
Someone clearly thought the prank would be funny, but Laurie Raye says she hasn't stopped crying since she showed up to her mother's ransacked and emptied house.
The ad placed on the popular web site invited people to take "items outside this home and in the garage on the 1200 block of East 64th Street," saying that it was all was free for the taking.
Big deal, right?
She was selected to receive the 2,333rd star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
The actress will be added to the Hollywood Boulevard landmark, right in front of the home of the Academy Awards, the Kodak Theatre.
The actress said: "I cannot tell you how good it feels inside me right now. I wish you all could be inside me right now to know how it feels."
A little dramatic I must say.
The team is offering free tickets for any Monday-to-Thursday game to anyone who shows up with a shovel Thursday afternoon and helps clear snow for a few hours.
So, just to make sure I understand this correctly ... if you spend all day outside freezing your ass off and shoveling snow (bring your own shovel, too), in return you get a free pass to sit outside for three more hours and freeze your ass of a little more. Excellent.
Shockingly, only one person showed up. Hmm, that's weird. Because after it snows, and I shovel out my driveway, you know what I like to do? Sit in my driveway for a while. See, the problem with having fans shovel the snow out of your stadium is that no one wants to sit in a stadium that just had to have the snow shoveled out of it. And hey, if anyone wants to come over and help me clip my toenails (please bring your own nail clippers), I'll let you keep the big toe clipping. Pretty good deal, huh?
What will you do...If Sanjaya wins?
Denise from Brooklyn, New York:
If Sanjaya wins, I will go on a date with Michael Richards to a 50 Cent concert.
Michael from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil:
If Sanjaya wins, I will pack up my children's bag and send them to Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for Blanket's surprise b-day Slumber party.
Ray from Alexandria, Virginia:
If Sanjaya wins, I will start buying Ashlee Simpson CDs and professing my allegiance to her vocal virtuosity, since by comparison, she must truly be the greatest singer that ever lived on this planet or any other.
Flu Ridden Tony Bennett from The Hospital:
If Sanjaya wins, I will never sing in public again... if I ever get out of this hospital.
Terena from Boston:
If Sanjaya wins, I will finally be convinced the show is not rigged....by the producers.
MaryLauren from Georgia:
If Sanjaya wins, I will personally screw every employee of the record company that is obliged to give him a record deal. Wait. Looks like they will have already been screwed.
Amy from Cairo, Georgia:
If Sanjaya wins, I will never watch idol again.
Read more and submit your own at http://ifsanjayawins.com.
Keith has a cameo as Teague Sparrow, the father of pirate Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp.
This is a typical Disney over-reaction. I think that for the adults who are interested in At World's End, his involvement in its publicity would be favorable. In fact, I think Richards could help attract older folks more than he would turn off offended parents.
To refresh your memory, during the election Harper promised he would guarantee that no patient would wait an unacceptable time for health care under a Conservative government and that all patients must be able to receive treatment in “medically acceptable maximum time for publicly insured services.” Best of all, Harper’s plan involved no new money to provinces to achieve this.
After more than a year of inaction on this file, the Conservatives have now determined that more than half a billion dollars is required to deliver a dramatically reduced version of their promise; a care guarantee in one treatment area rather than all five priority areas initially outlined – cancer, heart, diagnostic imaging, joint replacements and sight restoration. To get its share of the $612 million, a province can promise to provide a guarantee in the area of its choice, and do so in the manner of its choosing.
Oh yes, rather than guarantees being implemented right away as promised by Harper in 2005, they won’t take effect until 2010.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
1. Netscape Navigator (1994)
2. Apple II (1977)
3. TiVo HDR110 (1999)
4. Napster (1999)
5. Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS (1983)
6. Apple iPod (2001)
7. Hayes Smartmodem (1981)
8. Motorola StarTAC (1996)
9. WordPerfect 5.1 (1989)
10. Tetris (1985)
11. Adobe Photoshop 3.0 (1994)
12. IBM ThinkPad 700C (1992)
13. Atari VCS/2600 (1977)
14. Apple Macintosh Plus (1986)
15. RIM BlackBerry 857 (2000)
16. 3dfx Voodoo3 (1999)
17.Canon Digital Elph S100 (2000)
18. Palm Pilot 1000 (1996)
19. id Software Doom (1993)
20. Microsoft Windows 95 (1995)
21. Apple iTunes 4 (2003)
22. Nintendo Game Boy (1989)
23. Iomega Zip Drive (1994)
24. Spybot Search & Destroy (2000)
25. Compaq Deskpro 386 (1986)
26. CompuServe (1982)
27. Blizzard World of Warcraft (2004)
28. Aldus PageMaker (1985)
29. HP LaserJet 4L (1993)
30. Apple Mac OS X (2001)
31. Nintendo Entertainment System (1985)
32. Eudora (1988)
33. Sony Handycam DCR-VX1000 (1995)
34. Apple Airport Base Station (1999)
35. Brøderbund The Print Shop (1984)
36. McAfee VirusScan (1990)
37. Commodore Amiga 1000 (1985)
38. ChipSoft TurboTax (1985)
39. Mirabilis ICQ (1996)
40. Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 (1992)
41. Apple HyperCard (1987)
42. Epson MX-80 (1980)
43. Central Point Software PC Tools (1985)
44. Canon EOS Digital Rebel (2003)
45. Red Hat Linux (1994)
46. Adaptec Easy CD Creator (1996)
47. PC-Talk (1982)
48. Sony Mavica MVC-FD5 (1997)
49. Microsoft Excel (1985)
50. Northgate OmniKey Ultra (1987)
The accident happened when the woman was hanging out laundry on Monday in Nanjing, capital of the eastern province of Jiangsu. Workers happened to be emptying the building's septic tank, which had not been tended for a long time and had regularly blocked sewage pipes, She probably stretched out too far and fell ... right on to a 20 cm-thick heap of excrement.
The woman suffered only slight injuries, said the Kuaibao newspaper. Talk about a crappy experience.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Duelling affidavits by each camp, involving a Toronto and a Vaughan rabbi, provided conflicting testimony in court.
Rabbi Shmuel Zirkind of Vaughan said in an affidavit for Di Biase that he and others from his congregation – 50 to 400 families – would not feel comfortable voting at a polling station inside a church. But Toronto Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, in his affidavit for the City of Vaughan, said it wasn't against Orthodox belief to enter a church building, so long as the poll was not in the sanctuary itself.d on less than 10 per cent of one circle or more than 20 per cent of two circles.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Hillary's 'inevitability' strategy is on track as she rakes in the cash at a record breaking pace in the first quarter of 2007. Hillary at $26 million, Obama at $22 million and Edwards at $14 million, the 'big three' are followed by Bill Richardson at $6 million, Chris Dodd at $5 million, and Joe Biden at $4 million.
Mitt Romney posted a big first quarter fund raising total of $23 million which caught everyone by surprise. Rudy Giuliani came in second with a respectable $15 million, and now the attention and focus falls squarely on John McCain, who raised only $12.5 million and clearly not met his campaign's goals. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, a conservative darling but longshot GOP candidate, lagged far behind, reporting receipts of less than $2 million, including a $575,000 transfer from his Senate campaign account.
Meanwhile, John McCain recently strolled through a Baghdad market in a bulletproof vest, guarded by a 100 soldiers, 3 Blackhawks, and 2 Apache gunships in attempt to show things are so bad in Iraq. McCain is starting to sound an awful lot like Dick Cheney, and that's bad news for his campaign.
Monday, April 02, 2007
The move to turn the clocks forward by an hour on March 11 rather than the usual early April date was mandated by the U.S. government as an energy-saving effort.
But other than forcing millions of drowsy American workers and school children into the dark, wintry weather three weeks early, the move appears to have had little impact on power usage.
The Energy Department, last year predicted only modest energy savings because the benefits of the later daylight hour would be offset.
For example, households may draw less electricity for lights at night, but will use more power in the early in the day as they wake to darker and chillier mornings.
Note: Yes I was a little out of it when I wrote this post. I meant to say American League Champs not World Series Champs.
It seems Jean Lafleur, a key figure in the federal sponsorship scandal, has been charged with 35 counts of fraud totalling nearly $1.6 million. However, it appears he isn't even living in the country anymore; he is said to be in Costa Rica.
Lafleur and his company were awarded contracts by Ottawa worth about $65 million between 1995 and 2003, including $36.5 million in commissions, fees and expenses. Lafleur is the fifth person to face charges relating to the sponsorship scandal.
Now the Conservative government is on the verge of calling an election and they won the last election largely because of voter anger over the sponsorship scandal. Now a cynic would say that today's announcement was timed to remind voters how corrupt Liberal are. Oh yeah I said I was a cynic.
Official results showed Jackson had won the race by just 94 votes.
If Di Biase were to win his court challenge, the election could be ruled invalid and a judge could either order a hand recount or a new election.
The decision came just days after Jackson publicly acknowledged, at a city council meeting, that she didn't have sufficient grounds to call for a judicial inquiry into problems at city hall – despite the fact that eradicating corruption and "cleaning house" became a central plank in her election platform. With her crusader image tarnished, a new election would not be a good thing for Jackson right now.
Nelly Furtado swept all her categories Sunday at the annual Juno Awards for the best in Canadian music. Her latest album Loose, is good but I can't help but think when it comes to the Junos there is always a shortage of strong competition.
Juno Fan Choice Award: Nelly Furtado
Single of the Year: "Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado
Album of the Year: Loose, Nelly Furtado
Artist of the Year: Nelly Furtado
Pop Album of the Year: Loose, Nelly Furtado
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Which means he could be President. Or if you really hate him then vote to keep him on American Idol. http://votefortheworst.com
Williams, who is an accomplished marathoner, has served aboard the space station since December 2006 as a member of the Expedition 14 crew. She will run the race on a station treadmill, circling Earth at least twice in the process, running as fast as eight miles per hour but flying more than five miles each second.
And she will not be alone in her adventure. Her sister Dina Pandya and a fellow NASA astronaut, Karen Nyberg, will run the race in Boston. Williams and Nyberg qualified for the Boston race by finishing among the top 100 females in the Houston Marathon in January 2006.