Friday, June 15, 2007

Best Flashlight on the Market

With the release of SureFire’s limited edition Titan, a titanium LED flashlight that is the world’s first continuous variable-output LED flashlight, they needed to find a way to market this mini sun beam.

What better way, it seems, than to show it off between a set of headlights?

Promotion methods aside, this $500 beauty is quite the light, with military grade build quality, the ability to select from over 1,000 possible light settings from zero to 30 lumens, and a titanium finish that makes this both strong and light.

Need I say more? (You can stop staring at the picture now)

Strange Accidents

Great Office Pranks

Christmas wrap the office.

How about replacing the office with cardboard.

Finally aluminun foil is good for a laugh.

Pee Wee Harman creeps me out

Pee Wee Herman made his first appearance in 15 years a few days ago at Spike TV's first annual "Guys Choice." That was shortly after he was arrested for masturbating publicly in an adult theater.

Ewww. Seems like there are some characters that the public shouldn't be allowed to see age. This is one of them.

I always thought belts were to hold up your pants

Toronto to ban gas leaf blowers and lawn mowers

The City of Toronto announced a green plan yesterday that will include a ban on leaf blowers (nothing to do with the hockey team), lawn mowers, road tolls, more bike lanes and hybrid vehicles for taxis and limos.

It sounds very ambitious and implementation of some of these measure will take until 2015. However, some groups are already complaining about the slow pace.

Warm and sunny weather right through the weekend you might want to check and see if Heidi Montag is at Kew Beach.

Judge says man cannot have a girlfriend for 3 years

A judge has ruled that a 24-year-old Canadian man is not allowed to have a girlfriend for the next three years.

The ruling came after Steven Cranley pleaded guilty on Tuesday to several charges stemming from an assault on a former girlfriend.

Cranley, who has been diagnosed with a dependent personality disorder, attacked his girlfriend in an argument after their breakup.

He tried to prevent her from phoning the police by cutting her phone cord and punched and kicked her. He finally stabbed himself with a butcher knife when police did arrive, puncturing his aorta.

Doctors say Cranley has difficulty coping with rejection and runs a high risk to re-offend if he becomes involved in another intimate relationship.

What kind of slogan is that?

...Ready for Change! Ready for Head!

Sam The Record Man’s neon sign to be aucti

Sam The Record Man’s contents are going to be auctioned off, including the neon signs, on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:30 a.m. (I guess the 18,000-plus people who signed up for the Save Sam’s Sign Facebook group didn’t persuade anyone to do anything).

From the auction house: “Outdoor neon records, unique neon signage, Olde English Shoe shine stations, Antique English Pub Bars, Store Fixtures, Marquee Signs, Pos and Security systems, Musical Instruments, Plus much more!”

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Five-second rule for dropped food?

I think everyone has some sort of rule about when you can still eat food that has fallen on the floor. Usually after 5 seconds you don't eat it.

Two students, who are seniors at Connecticut College, studied the five-second rule as part of their microbiology class.

First they dropped Skittles candy and apple slices on the school's dining hall floor for different lengths of time. Then they swabbed the food for samples and checked for any bacteria.

Their conclusions may be a relief to those who rescue fallen food: it took more than 30 seconds for bacteria to cultivate on the apple slices, which represented wet food. As for the Skittles, which stood in for dry food, it took longer than a minute.

Baby monitor picks up video from NASA

A mother of two in this suburb of Chicago doesn't have to turn on the news for an update on NASA's space mission. She just flips on her baby monitor. Since Sunday, Natalie Meilinger's baby monitor has been picking up black-and-white video from inside the space shuttle Atlantis.

Toronto Police Arrest Gang Members

In an ending more exciting than Sunday's finale of The Sopranos, Toronto Police claim to have brought down a local gang, the Driftwood Crips, through a series of early morning raids yesterday. CityNews is reporting that this is just one step in solving Toronto's troublesome gang crisis, as they report that 10% of all high school students claim to have been in a gang at some point. Scary thought? Well here's how to know if your child is in a gang, according to CityNews.

Project Kryptic, which has been in the works for more than 11 months, was carried out with "surgical precision" mostly in the Jane and Finch area, but also in neighbourhoods across Toronto, Barrie, and Peel, York, Durham and Niagara regions and included 130 search warrants and 60 arrests.

Nearly 700 officers seized dozens of firearms, ammunition and other weapons, as well as over 30 kilograms of cocaine, 9 kilograms of hash oil and "several pounds" of marijuana.

After seeing this photo, I'm tossing out my crocs the Presidential seal on the socks though.

For Repressed Iranians...Another Naughty Burqa Girl

Iran's parliament voted in favor of a bill that could lead to the death penalty for persons convicted of working in the production of pornographic movies, by a vote of 148-5. Just another example of how this repressive regime victimizes its citizens.

So I have another naughty burqa girl for the poor guys in Iran. But don't download, it could lead to your execution.

Too Many Wangs

China has a major last name problem. About 85% of Chinese residents share about 100 last names.

Do the math, with 1.3 billion people, about 1.1 billion have the 100 most popular last names, an average 11 million each.There are 93 million named Wang, 92 million people shared the name Li, 88 million are Zhang. At least 7 other names, including Chen, Zhou and Lin (where's Chang?) are shared by 20 million people each.

To alleviate this problem they are letting parents combine their family names to create a new name for their children.

Speaking of White Trash...

Donald Trump is in love with reality TV and has sold FOX on an American version of the British "Ladette to Lady" to be called "Lady or a Tramp." The show will follow pieces of trash as they try and become ladies.

Producers are currently searching for “younger women who are 18-30, love to party and full of attitude,” and who are “rude and crude party girls.”

I have a few named Lindsay, Paris and Britney!

How About?-- I'm White Trash So Please By My CD

...found on Britney Spear's website.

Paris Hilton not Getting Off Easy

It seems that Paris Hilton will end up serving more time behind bars than the vast majority of inmates sent to L.A. County Jail for similar offenses, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of jail records.

The Times analyzed 2 million jail releases and found 1,500 cases since July 2002 that — like Hilton's — involved defendants who had been arrested for drunk driving and later sentenced to jail after a probation violation or driving without a license.

Had Hilton left jail for good after four days, her stint behind bars would have been similar to those served by 60% of those inmates.
But after a judge sent her back to jail Friday to serve the full 23 days. That means that Hilton will end up serving more time than 80% of other people in similar situations.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Kellogg To Stop Marketing Unhealthy Food To Kids

Kellogg announced today that it would phase out advertising to children under 12 unless the food met nutritional guidelines for sugar, calories and fat, according to the New York Times.

Kellogg also announced that it would stop using licensed characters or branded toys to promote foods unless the products meet the nutrition guidelines.

The changes will apply to about half of the products that Kellogg currently markets to children worldwide, including Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals and some varieties of Pop Tarts.

Democrats are backing another unelectable candidate

Looking at the latest poll of 2008 Presidential candidates:

Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton is leading Barack Obama 33% to 22%. Al Gore (undeclared) has 15% and John Edwards has 8%.

Among Republicans, Rudy Giuliani is leading Fred Thompson (undeclared) 27% to 21%. John McCain has 12% and Mitt Romney has 10%.

But look at the head-to-head match-ups. Giuliani would easily defeat Clinton 49% to 39%. Yet Obama would beat Giuliani 46% to 41% and even Edwards would beat Giuliani 46% to 43%.

So it appears that the Democrats may be heading towards another presidential election loss. That is difficult to understand considering the unpopularity of the sitting Republican president.

Americans vote by character. Even if it’s Clinton vs. Giuliani, Giuliani will win, not because he is “better” than Clinton, but because he has stuck to his principles, favoring gun control, gay rights and access to abortion within a party that favours none of these. On the other hand, Clinton has morphed into a new person over the last couple years (moving away from leftist positions in order to appeal to centrists and Republicans). In both cases, Clinton and Giuliani have had trouble convincing their respective party bases (the far right and far left) of their credentials, which is why neither has a commanding lead.


They've trained Britney to wear underwear, now they should teach her to keep her legs together.

Clive Owen's wife

Mrs. Pseudo loves Clive Owen - maybe more than me. Then I got a look at his wife. Now I'm really worried.

Ontario Election Campaign Has Begun

If you check out the Ontario Progressive Conservative website you will notice that the election campaign has begun. It looks like the PC party will be campaigning on the Liberals broken promises. The slogan is Dalton McGuinty: A True MISleader. Don't get fooled again!

I don't think this is a strong enough campaign theme in the absence of strong voter dissatisfaction over Liberal unmet commitments.

In addition, the PC party has released a 60-page campaign document with about 200 promises. What are the chances they would be able to deliver on all those promises if elected? Oh and none of the promises have been costed.
Here's a rule of thumb. When a campaigning politician promises to spend more but tax less, and to fill the resulting gap by "eliminating waste and duplication" or "making government more efficient," you should gag.

Attack on Bush Thwarted

Fortunately Secret Service agents wrestled the statue to the ground and disarmed it.

Today Pepsi Launches Cucumber Pop in Japan

Leave some cake for your guests

Contestants compete in a ‘Bridezilla-Ultimate Cake Eating Contest’ in New York’s Times Square June 12, 2007.

Would this be considered a disproportional response?

Posh Spice throws like a girl

...though I understand the Kansas City Royals are considering offering her a try out conce the Dodgers are done with her.

Who lets a blind man build a bridge?

A Chinese court has jailed two officials after they let a blind contractor build a bridge which collapsed during construction and injured 12 people.

Huang Wenge, township head of Bujia in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, and colleague Xia Jianzhong were sentenced to 18 months and one year in jail, respectively, for not stopping the project, Xinhua said.

"Huang Wenge and Xia Jianzhong, who were in charge of road management and supervision, did not ask the contractors to provide certificates guaranteeing their proficiency," it said, citing the court ruling."When they knew the bridge was being built by a blind contractor, they did not stop it," it said, adding the contractor had changed the blueprint without getting a professional to look at the design. After the blind contractor changed the blueprint, he carried out the work only using a roughly drawn draft of the plan, which caused the bridge to collapse," the report said.

Xinhua did not explain how the contractor was able to run the project considering his inability to see.

Dubya has his watch stolen in Albania

You've most probably already seen this by now.

Look out for those pirates

Michelle Tanner from Full House turns 21 today - Twice!

It seems Matthew McConaughey never wears a shirt

...but then how often does Britney Spears where underwear.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Groom has wandering hands

Geri Haliwell walking her pitbull

Girl Forgets Words to U.S. National Anthem

It's Beach Volleyball Season!

Shootout in School Playground

Yesterday afternoon, an armed robber held up at The Jewellery Co. inside the Promenade Shopping Centre in Vaughan, near Highway 7 and Bathurst St. and stole $300,000 worth of jewelry. What followed was quite alarming.

The robbery led to gunfire in a schoolyard, hostage-taking and a high-speed chase that ended with one suspect arrested. Police followed the robbery to Leo Baeck Day School, on Atkinson Ave., near Bathurst St. where there was gunfire. A quick-thinking Grade 4 teacher in Vaughan is credited with rushing students to safety. The teacher noticed a police helicopter overhead and a man hiding behind a garbage container in the school’s yard shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday, and quickly moved his students out of harm’s way and back into the school.

But couldn't the police have proceeded more cautiously with school children in the area? I'm sure the jewelry is insured for theft. Children are more precious.

Paris may help caged chickens

PETA wants Paris Hilton to become the face of their new campaign against the treatment of caged birds.

The animal rights campaign group have written to Paris asking her to use her time behind bars to empathise with cooped up chickens.

PETA's Dan Mathews said: "We're asking Paris to narrate our Kentucky Fried Cruelty video showing how chickens are routinely crammed into tiny cages and suffer broken wings and legs. Unlike inmates at the jail in Los Angeles, these animals get no reprieve or medical treatment.