Friday, February 25, 2011

Man shoots himself after chewing bullet

A man is recovering after injuring his face at his home. Police believe this was an accident.

Police were first called to the man's home on 2400 block of South 128th East Avenue in Tulsa to reports of a shooting. When they got there they found no shooting but the victim with a serious gash on his face.

He told police a shell had bounced off of his garage floor and hit him in the face. Police think he might have been chewing on a bullet when it exploded.

So here is an example of a where you can correlate a lifestyle issue and a medical condition. Perhaps the sample size is too small but I'm willing to conclude that chewing bullets is a detriment to your health.

Beer Belly Week

Thursday, February 24, 2011

How much for that breast milk ice cream?

specialist ice cream parlour plans to serve up breast milk ice cream and says people should think of it as an organic, free-range treat.

The breast milk concoction, called the "Baby Gaga," will be available from Friday at the Icecreamists restaurant in London's Covent Garden.

Icecreamists founder Matt O'Connor was confident his take on the "miracle of motherhood" and priced at a hefty $23 a serving will go down a treat with the paying public.

The breast milk was provided by mothers who answered an advertisement on online mothers' forum Mumsnet.

Victoria Hiley, 35, from London was one of 15 women who donated milk to the restaurant after seeing the advert.

Hiley works with women who have problems breast-feeding their babies. She said she believes that if adults realised how tasty breast milk actually is, then new mothers would be more willing to breast-feed their own newborns.

"What could be more natural than fresh, free-range mother's milk in an ice cream? And for me it's a recession beater too -- what's the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash," Hiley said in a statement.

"I tried the product for the first time today -- it's very nice, it really melts in the mouth."

The Baby Gaga recipe blends breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, which is then churned into ice cream.

O'Connor said the Baby Gaga was just one of a dozen radical new flavours at the shop.

"Some people will hear about it and go, 'yuck' but actually it's pure, organic, free-range and totally natural," he said. "I had a Baby Gaga just this morning and I feel great."

Call me old fashion but I like having my breast milk straight out of the boob. If I want a cold treat then I get some frozen yogurt but have the fun of drinking breast milk is getting it out of the breast. Don't bottle feeding for me.


UPDATE: The London council has confiscated the ice cream so that it can be tested. It seems officials are worried about hepatitis though not sure if any baby has ever contracted hepatitis by drinking breast milk.

Oh oh, Oscar Night may not go well

I guess Anne Hathaway is one of the It Girls right now which is probably why is she was selected to co-host the Oscars with James Franco. Based on the promo released it appears Anne is supposed to be funny and completely fails at it. This has the making of a long long night of awkward.

Is that a chainsaw in your pants or...

Police say a Chickasha, Okla., man tried to steal a chainsaw from a store by stuffing it in the front of his shorts.

Two employees saw that he was walking a little strange. At first, they thought he was handicapped but then realized what was going on.

"It was pretty obvious," said one employee. "Imagine it in the front of your pants." The employees tried to chase the man down.

He ditched the chainsaw and took off running, first up a tree, then into someone's house before he was eventually caught after diving into a creek. Police say he appeared to be intoxicated.

Police search for hatchet-wielding mummy

Pennsylvania state police say a man armed with a hatchet and whose face was wrapped in dark cloth like a mummy robbed a gas station in Herminie, southeast of Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon.

The man entered the Exxon Buy N' Fly at about 3 p.m. No one was injured, and the suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. One resident of Herminie said she thought the suspect might be someone local.

"Everyone knows each other [in town], we know each other's business, so, it's kind of hard to get into trouble, without someone knowing what you're doing," she said. Another resident attending a local neighbourhood crime watch meeting at the public library in Herminie said he was surprised the suspect brandished a hatchet.

Beer Belly Week

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sign of the day

One Hit Wonder

Ides of March - Vehicle (1970)

How wacky is Gaddafi?

Beyond pitching a tent in New York City and other bizarre behaviour, my favourite is his contingent of female bodyguards. It must be obvious that the ladies provide more than just security services.

Rogers makes me pay for the lamest channels

First there was the Sunset Channel

Then the Aquarium Channel

And of course the Fireplace Channel

What are they? Well channels that play endless videos to sunsets, aquariums, and fireplace. I don't subscribe to these channels but obviously I'm still paying for them.

Now Rogers, my local monopolistic cable provider, is adding the Chicken Channel. Now I can stretch out on the sofa and watch chicken roasting on a spit.

Thanks Rogers!

Forget about luge, how about naked sledding?

Competitors have been baring nearly all in the snow in Germany for the naked sledging world championships. Dozens of topless sledders took part in the event in Braunlage, in front of a record crowd of more than 17,000 spectators.

With only crash helmets to protect their heads and briefs to protect their modesty, teams of male and female sledders fought it out in the team event, won this year by three workers from a local hotel. "It's a very closely fought contest which is good for us because we're all very keen on studying the photo finishes," said one judge.

I bring good Karma to the Maple Leafs

After Tuesday night's Leaf game I'm a perfect 6-0 when attending games at the ACC this season. I think Brian Burke should be providing me with season tickets next year. Here are the games I've been at:

Nov 18 - Toronto 3 New Jersey 1
Nov 22 - Toronto 4 Dallas 1
Jan 6 - Toronto 6 St. Louis 5 (SO)
Feb 1 - Toronto 4 Florida 3 (SO)
Feb 7 - Toronto 5 Atlanta 4
Feb 22 - Toronto 2 Islanders 1

Now considering the Leafs have only won 14 home games, what are the odds that I would randomly pick 6 games that were all winners. Only two wins came from teams below them in the standings (though few teams are below them).

The true test comes on March 10 when I see the Leafs play the Flyers who happen to be first overall in the East.

Hump Day Hottie

Karissa Shannon
(where were you when I had my flat 2 weeks ago?)

Beer Belly Week

Ever wonder how they do movie sex scenes?

Emmy Rossum may star in "Shameless," but she has some pride when it comes to sex scenes.

And she does a lot of them in the show.

Rossum appeared on "Chelsea Lately" on Monday night, and the host, Chelsea Handler, couldn't help but ask just how she avoids turning a steamy cable sex scene into something more -- or, as she not so delicately put it, how she avoids penetration.

Turns out there's a gadget for that.

"We like it to be realistic but not real, but I wear something I call the 'vag pad,' it's kind of a little triangular panty liner that you stick to you..."

Of course, given that it's an active, "slippery situation," sometimes, more than the pad is needed.

OK, maybe that was more information than you needed.


So this is what is coming out of our universities

This raunchy, perhaps tongue in cheek, video was made by a group of Harvard students. Yes that elite. ivy league school for the rich and famous is capable of making this trash.

For Valentines Day a bunch of famous students at Harvard and other schools made a music video called "Pussy Breath." None other than Danielle Aykroyd daughter of Dan Aykroyd, Rachael Libeskind daughter of Daniel Libeskind and Lana Barkin niece of Ellen Barkin. In fact that's Danielle Aykroyd on the left at the 1:25 mark. Enjoy!


Monday, February 21, 2011

What you should REALLY be afraid of

There are certain things that scare the hell out of people, often well beyond the risks they actually pose such as terrorist attacks, child abductions or plane crashes. But if you check the data you get a completely different story. Based on the U.S. data here are some interesting numbers. The most contrasting are the number of shark attacks and dog bites per year. But which are Americans more paranoid about?

29 Shark attacks (2009)

33 Americans killed in terrorist attacks (2008)

115 children abducted by strangers

288 children drown in pools (2008)

321 killed in plane crashes (2005)

14,180 murders (2008)

27,531 deaths by unintentional poisoning (2008)

34,017 fatal car crashes (2008)

36,171 deaths from season flu

4,500,000 dog bites

John Travolta caught without his toupee

What a fine dome he has too.

Vancouver still world's most liveable city

n the annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Canadian west coast city and 2010 Winter Olympics host scored 98 percent on a combination of stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure -- a score unchanged from last year.

It has topped the list from 2007.

The top European city was Vienna at the number 3 spot.

Pittsburgh was the top U.S. city with 29th place.

The top Asian city was Osaka at number 12.

Here is the top 10:

1. Vancouver, Canada

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Vienna, Austria

4. Toronto, Canada

5. Calgary, Canada

6. Helsinki, Finland

7. Sydney, Australia

8. Perth, Australia

8. Adelaide, Australia

10. Auckland, New Zealand


My tip for your Oscar pool

Picking the Oscar winners for your office pool isn't so tough. Just don't pick your favourite films. Your taste may not be the same as the people who get to vote. My advice is to check out what films and actors have done well over the last 2 months at the other film awards. There are so many now and the Academy Awards are the last ones which is why handicapping the winners isn't so tough. For example, The Social Network has won 17 best picture awards while The King's Speech has only won 5. The next highest is Winter's Bone and Inception with 2 each.

Below are the winners of some of the more important awards. Some are more predictive than others. For example the Golden Globes are not taken as seriously and they give out separate awards for comedies and dramas. Whereas the Screen Actors Guild awards are highly regarded.


SAG The King's Speech
GG Social Network The Kids Are All Right
NYFC Social Network
LAFC Social Network
BAFTA The King's Speech
NBRMP Social Network


SAG Colin Firth
GG Colin Firth Paul Giamatti
NYFC Colin Firth
LAFC Colin Firth
BAFTA Colin Firth
NBRMP Jesse Eisenberg


SAG Natalie Portman
GG Natalie Portman Annette Bening
NYFC Annette Bening
LAFC Kim Hay-ja
BAFTA Natalie Portman
NBRMP Lesley Manville


SAG Christian Bale
GG Christian Bale
NYFC Mark Ruffalo
LAFC Niels Arestrup
BAFTA Geoffrey Rush
NBRMP Christian Bale


SAG Melissa Leo
GG Melissa Leo
NYFC Melissa Leo
LAFC Jacki Weaver
BAFTA Helena Bonham Carter
NBRMP Jacki Weaver


DGA Tom Hooper
GG David Fincher
NYFC David Fincher
LAFC David Fincher
BAFTA David Fincher
NBRMP David Fincher

SAG - Screen Actor's Guild
GG - Golden Globes
NYFC - New York Film Critics
LAFC - Los Angeles Film Critics
BAFTA - British Association Film Television Arts
NBRMP - National Board of Review Motion Pictures
DGA - Director's Guild Awards

We're sorry America

Sign of the day

Colorado Eagles assistant Greg Pankewicz strips half naked, throws clothes on ice

In the third period, one of the Colorado Eagles was roughed up by a linesman during an escalating brawl on the ice. Assistant Coach Greg Pankewicz was enraged by the official's behavior, and began vehemently arguing from the Colorado bench: yelling, screaming, tossing things on the ice.

Then, as a last resort, Pankewicz did something I have never seen before and hope I never will again. He hurled his tie, his shirt and his undershirt in frustration, before being sent to the dressing room shirtless.

A disgusting display of poor sportsmanship and lack of control. Way to go shithead.

Egyptian couple name baby Facebook

In honor of the role the social network played in the revolution in Egypt -- which led to the eventual departure of president Hosni Mubarak -- one Egyptian couple have named their baby girl "Facebook."

Jamal Ibrahim named his firstborn girl as a way to express his gratitude about the victories achieved by the country's youth. The girl’s family, friends, and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the newborn to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook.

I totally get it. In India everyone is called Gandhi. In Cuba kids are named Fidel. In Cleveland babies used to be named LeBron. The Egyptian revolution was pretty much leaderless. Social media was the biggest factor in Egypt. So your choice is - call your baby Facebook or Twitter. Easy choice. Who wants your child's name being shortened to Twit?


Twitter is more trouble than it's worth

I'm not a twitter user. I looked at the social network site and decided it wasn't for me. As I see journalists and celebrities run into problems over tweets it reinforces my concerns. Twitter is too informal and and public and that means trouble.

Where at one point a careless email sent to a small number of people could get you in trouble. A careless tweet just reaches too many people. Blogging can cause problems to but you can remove a post. Tweets are a different story.

Take the example of NBA star Chris Bosh. Bosh was the Toronto Raptors main guy for seven seasons. At the end of last season he had enough of losing and decided to move on and eventually signed with Miami. It is pretty much acknowledged that he had put in his time with perennial loser Toronto and had the right to try to win a championship. He even took less money to play for Miami. But last year Bosh was a big time Twitter user. He was constantly tweeting about whether he should leave Toronto, the downside to playing in Toronto and how much fun he was having being courted by other NBA teams. Whether he realized it or not, his tweets were somewhere between annoying and embarrassing. Each tweet was getting him that much more in trouble.

Bosh essentially stopped using in November. When you are famous you can't be dropping informal comments to 100,000 people following what you are thinking and saying. Many of his comments he would likely have never made during a media interview but was blurting out without coxing from a reporter.

Perhaps a more serious example is Nir Rosen, who has written for Rolling Stone, the New Yorker and various other publications. He heavily covered the Iraqi War from his base in Lebanon. You've probably heard the hideous news about Lara Logan of CBS News who was sexually assaulted in Cairo. In addition you probably heard how Rosen who is like Logan a war correspondent, distastefully joked about it on Twitter. Rosen suggested that she was trying to outdo Anderson Cooper, who was attacked but not sexually assaulted just days before. Again, personal thoughts broadcast around the Internet.

Rosen later posted an apology on Twitter and resigned his position as a fellow at New York University's Center on Law and Security.

We live in an age in which every instant thought can be sent out into the world. I'm not ready to let the world know about all my thoughts.

Paris Hilton Inc. turns 30

I just to consider Paris Hilton to be an airhead. Nothing more than an attention seeking, spoiled heiress. But I've discovered she is more than that. This past week she turned 30 and finds herself running a vast business empire. There is nothing she won't endorse, for money. That is the key, the woman knows how to make lots of money. She has a line of fragrances, her name is on a chain of nightclubs, she has a signature footwear line, the list goes on and on. She makes endless public appearances for huge sums of money.

So this past week she appears on David Letterman as part of her birthday celebrations where once again she is shilling her latest money making project. She now has a phone app that if you take a picture with your phone of yourself, Paris appears in the picture with you. For only $2.99 you can have your picture taken with Paris.

Beer Belly Week

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Man killed for eating popcorn too loudly during Black Swan

Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting a 42-year-old fellow audience member who later died of his wounds.

The conflict took place as the credits rolled during a screen of the Oscar-nominated film "Black Swan", according to police in the Baltic state.

Witnesses told the Latvian news agency Leta that it arose over how loudly the deceased man was eating his popcorn.

The shooting occurred on Saturday evening in the central multiplex cinema in the Latvian capital, Riga, at the end of the psychological thriller about a ballet dancer who loses her mind succumbing to pressure to perform.

Making noise in a theatre should be a capital crime. But I guess you can't have movie patrons turning into vigilantes. I guess you have to allow for due process. Then you fry his ass.


Sign of the day

Patty Hearst is 57 today

Kidnap victim Patty Hearst taking part in a 1974 bank robbery with the SLA

Her 1974 mugshot

Patty Hearst on Larry King in 2001

I want these otters!

Beer Belly Week

Survivor: Season 22

There are three reasons to watch Survivor:

1. Young female survivors in skimpy bikinis

2. Back stabbing survivors who conveniently fill the role of villain on the show

3. Quirky survivors who seem to get creepier from lack of sleep and food

Season 22 has all three of course. The quirky survivor Philip is worth his weight in gold. Phillip gather some of the girls around and tell them that he is going to disclose a big secret to them. He’s a former federal agent. He explains that this means he is absolutely honest and also, he is an expert at reading people, which he says he will be doing until the merge. This guy has a built in lie detector. Now he never explains what type of federal agent he is. He could be a trained CIA assassin or a forest ranger at one of the National Parks. Did I mention he wheres pink briefs? He gets into an alliance with two ladies and then exposes their strategy at tribal council because they lied. They must have been the first people ever to lie on the show.