Friday, July 13, 2007

It's Friday the 13th

McDonald’s Refuses To Serve Woman With No Hands

A genetic syndrome has left Illinois resident Dawn Larson without hands or fully developed arms.

Larson has learned to lead a full life by using her feet. She’s even able to drive.

She says she’s never had a problem in public until she went through a McDonald’s drive-thru in Rockford last fall. Normally, Larson first gives the cashier her debit card to pay for the order and then grabs the food and drink with both feet.

But at McDonald’s she said they took her money at one window but wouldn’t give her the food at the next window. Larson says she felt degraded.

“I reached my foot out the window to grab the food,” says Larson. “She set the food down, raised her hands up really high in the air and slammed them down on the counter. This was like violently.”

“‘I am not doing this,’ she screamed that at me, ‘Absolutely not doin’ this.’”

The restaurant offered her a $10 gift certificate. She then contacted a lawyer and two months later experienced the same thing at a different Rockford McDonald’s.

Now she’s suing the company for $4 million and wants it to improve employee training.

His Adolph Hitler Imitation

Was it Love at First Sight?

Bao Xishun is 56-years-old and 7'9". He's also the World's tallest man. He married 28-year-old Xia Shujian. She's 5'6". They married in a traditional Mongolian ceremony at the tomb of Kublai Khan.

The pair met in their hometown. They already married in a civil ceremony in March. This ceremony was just for tradition. The ceremony was attended by over 2,000 people.

Bao was confirmed last year by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest person. Xinhua said his growth was normal until age 16, when a growth spurt shot him up to his current height within seven years.

He was in the news in December after he used his long arms to save two dolphins by pulling plastic out of their stomachs.

Clear Plastic is the New Leather

A model presents a creation of Roberto Piqueras during the “080 Barcelona” fashion show at Drassanes in Barcelona July 11, 2007.

Bulls 7, Runners 0 In Pamplona's Bull Run

Thursday's dash in Pamplona, Spain, was the most dangerous bull run yet in this year's festival. Bulls gored seven people and seriously injured several others. Thirteen people went to the hospital. Three needed surgery and are reported in very serious condition.

The Running of the Bulls is an insane event held for 8 days and involves many drunken idiots getting gored. Some pictures of the carnage.

"Shocking" Photos of Miss Jersey Revealed

This has got to be the most lame blackmailer of all time.

Miss New Jersey Amy Polumbo was on "Today" yesterday to show the photos that were taken from her Facebook account and used to blackmail her. The blackmailer wanted Amy to give up her crown by this Friday or they would release the photos. She decided to release them herself.
Basically, the photos are BOOOORING! It's just Amy posing in a bar with her friends when she was of legal drinking age. The funny part is Amy's explanation of the photos. All 10 photos and commentary are here. Let's face it she is no Katie Rees.
Pageant officials of course ruled she can keep her crown. The blackmailer better find himself a new occupation.

Last Pool Day

Thursday, July 12, 2007

"I Got a Crush...On Obama" By Obama Girl

D.J. and Stephanie Tanner are All Grown Up

Former ‘Full House’ stars Candace Cameron and Jodie Sweetin officially set the stage for their television comebacks with a one-page editorial in the August pages of Details magazine.

The Paparazzi are a Pain

...but I guess it comes with those million dollar movie picture deals.


The good folks at Blendtec put their Total Blender to the test using an iPhone as part of their regular segment, "Will It Blend?"

It's almost too painful to watch.

By the way do not play your iPhone in an electrical storm.

Hair-Growing Hat

I wonder how many of these were sold back then. Still, 80 years later and these same claims are being made.

This is not me!

There is an Internet media outlet that is suggesting that the above is a picture of Pseudonym. They are a fraud and should not be given any serious consideration. I will be speaking to my lawyers when I return from my vacations.

Just Another Pool Day

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

You know it's 2007 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played Solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t#9 on this list.


Goodbye 'Honest Ed' Mirvish: 92

My family like many other immigrant families have fond memories shopping at his lankmark store. And he had a huge impact on the theatre and restaurant scene.

Study: Hunks Get More Sex, No Kidding?

Readers, who do you think get more sex? Chiseled, muscular guys, or wimps? Go ahead, take your time and think about it carefully. Wow, you got it right on the first guess? Me, too.

Researchers at UCLA actually did a study on this, and came to the mind-boggling conclusion that women are “predisposed to prefer muscularity in men.” I hope they didn’t spend more than $10 on the study, because that would have bought them a seat at Oceans Thirteen and answered all their questions.

How would this look with a fountain at the top?

A giant hotel and condo tower planned for downtown San Diego has some tongues wagging. Because it looks like a giant penis. The designer says you can find sex anywhere if you look hard enough.

Some changes are being planned.

A word from Zheng Xiaoyu, Commissioner of SFDA, P.R. China

“The State Food and Drug Administration of P. R. China, a government department directly under the central government, is in charge of comprehensive supervision on the safety management of food, health food and cosmetics and is the competent authority of drug regulation. As the commissioner, I will always work to make the food and drug administration of China towards law-based supervision, science & equity, honesty and upright & high efficiency, standardized behavior, to gradually establish a legal system in line with a socialist market economy and international practice and to work hard to fulfill the lofty and sacred duties...”BANG! …OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwww...

And now back to our regular programming.

'Most Expensive' U.S. Home for Sale

A Beverly Hills mansion has been advertised for sale at $165 million, making it the most expensive residential property listing in the US.

The former home of US newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst has 29 bedrooms, three swimming pools, tennis courts, its own cinema and a nightclub. Mr Hearst bought the H-shaped mansion in 1947 for about $120,000.

The 1920s-era pink stucco estate, which is set across 6.5 acres (2.6ha) north of Sunset Boulevard, featured in the film The Godfather.

Nirvana’s Nevermind Cover Baby Turned 16

Spencer Elden, who just turned 16 last month was the baby model who appeared in Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind.

Another reason I hate crocs

Paris Hilton has given up God but found pot

As reported by L.A. night club patron, Paris emerged from an SUV in front of Hollywood club Teddy’s the other night in a cloud of marijuana smoke. “She took a huge puff off of a joint, then opened the door and exhaled the pot smoke basically in my face".

Michael Moore Blasts Wolf Blitzer

Michael Moore's films tend to be very one-sided and liberally sprinkled with inaccuracies. But he many cases he is right and can certainly defend himself as you can see in the clip with Wolf Blitzer.

Scarelett Johansson is in Another Woody Allen Film

Scarlett Johansson is currently in Spain shooting her third Woody Allen film. She's like the new Mia Farrow. The working title is "Midnight in Barcelona" and also stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Today's High 88F, Another Pool Day

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Marc the Litter Guy

Marc the Litter Guy needed money to pay the rent but he didn't want to panhandle. So the 30-year-old got some garbage bags and put a sign on his back saying he was cleaning the city for donations.
He can have crappy days where he doesn't even make minimum wage, but some days he can make $10 an hour.

Marc has some specific areas where he works, and it's not uncommon for businesses to donate garbage bags and give him a few bucks to clean up their areas.

Marc is talking to faculty at the University of Toronto about starting a pilot project, where panhandlers could meet at the university and then disperse with garbage bags to different locales.

Kwik-E-Mart Blog

With the Simpson movie coming out, Kwik-E-Marts have sprung up across America to promote the movie. There is even a website now.

Buzz cola and KrustyOs for breakfast!

Mmmmm, donuts!

Tour de France introduces stricter doping penalties

Store closing? Now hiring?

Something doesn't belong here? are correct if you said the penguin.

Iranian Fashion Show

Yes, the Iranian are also fashion conscience and the 10-day international Women From My Homeland fashion festival is underway in Iran's capital.

Ever wonder what would happen if a wrecking ball snaps lose?

This one did and rolled nearly three-quarters of a mile downhill, damaging more than a dozen vehicles as it bounced from curb to curb. The ball finally slammed into the rear of a car stopped at an intersection, causing a chain reaction accident with two other cars at the traffic light.

Not sure if a cake is the right response

Residents of Oregon town say shape of traffic posts is offensive

I guess its because they look like penises.

According to City Manager, the posts were ordered from a catalog and looked much different on paper. Read the story here.

Loonie Up Again

With the Canadian dollar rising up to 95 cents U.S., I'm soon going to be making money every time Mrs. Pseudo goes shopping down here. On second thought, maybe I've had too many margaritas.

Cute Knut Grown Up

The show is over: The Berlin Zoo's fast-growing polar bear cub, Knut, won't be appearing anymore with the keeper who raised him. The zoo said Monday that it has ended 7-month-old Knut's twice-daily public appearances with keeper .

The playful pair have delighted audiences since Knut — then an irresistibly cute 20-pound cub — made his first public appearance in late March.

Now nearing about 110 pounds, the boisterous bear, who will remain on public view, will have his enclosure all to himself.

I suppose the keeper getting mauled by a bear will likely generate complaints from parents when the kids get upset by the blood and gore.

Day 4 of the holiday - Another pool day