Saturday, 30 August 2008
Here's the link to Bloggerheads (oh, I see.... loggerheads.... how drole)
BONUS POINTS given to hippies for attacking with distressed kids.
OVERALL RESULT: BIKES LOOOOOOSE! Hippies end up looking like hysterical whiny teenagers.
Demonstrator Gets Run Over - Watch more free videos
2008 - Video Result: TWO bike losses (with questionable foot crush) much threatening of death to car driver.
BONUS POINTS: To overacting hippie who sacrifices toes for the cause. Also bonus points to random car driver woman who asks question "What is this about?".... and fails to get answer.
OVERALL RESULT: TIE overaggressive driver fails to win by hit and run tactics and hippies once again end up looking like hysterical whiny teenagers.
It has come to my attention that David Duchovny has entered a rehabilitation facility for sex addiction. The 48-year-old actor said he did so voluntarily, in a statement released Thursday by his lawyer, Stanton Stein. He added: "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."
Duchovny's publicist, Flo Grace, confirmed the report, which first appeared on the Web site People.com. She and Stein both declined further comment.
Oh for crying out loud, he was the presenter in the Red Shoe Diaries. A man can only be subjected to so much soft core porn before he breaks. With his recent stint in Californication perhaps it was inevitable.
But as a fellow family man I can only waggle my finger at you David and say, "Tsk,tsk!". That's the only thing I'm going to waggle though... you dirty minded sods.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Besides, I’m saddened by so many local newspapers trying to label their local towns/cities as FAT HOTSPOTS (as if that’s some kind of achievement). Also the Idea of a FAT HOTSPOT makes me think of sweat rash….. bleeeeughh.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I really wanted to know more about Yaramuke, Bodach and Waverly. So now it looks like I will have to use my own imagination to fill in the blanks (again). I might even post some of those ideas on here (although not sure if a blog is the right format?)
Anyway, loved the book… hated the ending.
How lightning initially forms is still a matter of debate: Scientists have studied root causes ranging from atmospheric perturbations (wind, humidity, friction, and atmospheric pressure) to the impact of solar wind and accumulation of charged solar particles. Ice inside a cloud is thought to be a key element in lightning development, and may cause a forcible separation of positive and negative charges within the cloud, thus assisting in the formation of lightning.
Monday, 25 August 2008
Kricfalusi said that he refined the "Director-Unit system" for The Ren and Stimpy Show.
Bill Wray said that he and Kricfalusi met to "sit around and discuss how really good cartoons died in 1961." Kricfalusi and Wray attributed the decline to the rise of parent groups asking for cartoons to take "educational" approaches. He added that the creators of Ren and Stimpy did not want to create an "educational" series and that the stance bothered Nickelodeon.
Wray added that the creators did not try to "be contemporary" regarding jokes.
Kricfalusi said that when he "got to do everything my way on Ren and Stimpy" the group "eventually" created storyboards with larger panels in order to allow for introduction of continuity and new ideas, alteration of the sequences of the stories, and to "sculpt the stories into shape" via input from "other good story artists" and feedback from pitch meetings.
Kricfalusi said that he created commercials for nonexistent products because the Federal Communications Commission would not allow for him to place real commercials in the series. (However, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable channels such as Nickelodeon; he may have meant the channel's internal Standards & Practices department.)
Friday, 22 August 2008
I am often asked if the Olympic village - the vast restaurant and housing conglomeration that hosts the world's top athletes for the duration of the Games - is the sex-fest it is cracked up to be. My answer is always the same: too right it is. I played my first Games in Barcelona in 1992 and got laid more often in those two and a half weeks than in the rest of my life up to that point.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
So Chee spends three-quarters of his typical workday consulting or updating the Holocron (Jedi database that looks like a silver cube). He also approves packaging designs, scans novels for errors, and creates Talmudic charts and documents addressing such issues as which Jedi were still alive during the Clone Wars and how long it takes a spaceship to get from Dagobah, where Yoda trained Luke Skywalker, to Luke's homeworld of Tatooine. The Keeper of the Holocron takes this very seriously: "Someone has to be able to say, 'Luke Skywalker would not have that color of lightsaber."
I am still not sure how good/bad a job like Leland's would be.
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Please watch these opening titles for V (1984 TV sci-fi). At 1:24 (or theresabouts) our hero decides to take-out the enemy by risking permenant damage to his reproductive facilities. Which strikes me as being very brave and stupid as surely they will be needed to repopulate our Earth once the lizard-men from outer space have left (taking all our gerbils with them)
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
She shook her head, ‘Not any longer, dear.’
Ray used to go for long walks down the Mall, pushing a pram, and keeping his eyes peeled for any royal who may have strayed out of the palace or a royal nanny wheeling a push chair. Like a boy scout, he was always prepared. For inside the pram he was pushing was not a wee baby but a wee old fashioned 35mm camera with a long lens.
One of Bellisario’s big early scoops was at Windsor Great Park. He got a tip off that Prince Charles and Princess Margaret used to go water-skiing at Virginia Water on summer weekends. So one night Ray climbed up a tree and sat and waited. His patience paid off. He got a sensational series of shots of Charles clowning around on the water, one hand gripping the ski rope and the other holding a chair behind him, giving the impression he was skiing sitting down.
And then there was Princess Margaret, skiing in a wet suit, the sort of pictures never before seen of the royal family. They were sensational and were splashed across the pages of Paris Match and other foreign magazines. Bellisario is also said to have taken a picture of a topless princess frolicking on honeymoon on the lawns of Balmoral Castle.
He drove Prince Philip potty. In fact the Duke of Edinburgh became really paranoid about Bellisario and started checking out all the suits of armour in the various palaces. He wouldn’t pass a suit of armour without flipping open the visor to see if Bellisario was lurking inside. At the time Philip went around growling, ‘I’ve got a reputation for being nasty to photographers – bloody nasty if they poke a long lens through a keyhole into my private life. I don’t mind photographers doing their job as long as they stick to their designated place.’
Sunday, 10 August 2008
According to MontaukMonster.com and seconded by Gotham News and now Gawker, the creature might be a viral marketing prop for an indie movie about carnival subculture entitled Splinterheads, currently filming in Long Island. The film stars Lea Thompson, Rachel Taylor (Transformers) and Christopher McDonald. On the director’s photo blog, Sersen Park, there is an implied shoutout underneath the monster’s pic to Rachel Goldberg—evidently the sister of the film’s producer Darren Goldberg—who “discovered” the monster and went to the press. See: this giggly interview. A few days ago, the above photo was posted on the film’s official website with the words, “We have the Montauk Monster” but this has since been removed. The page is cached here.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Police in Hong Kong received a disturbing call from a man in trouble.Xing, a 41 year-old man, was calling from LanTian park in the middle of the night. The lonely and disturbed man had apparently thought it would be fun to have sex with one of the steel sit-up benches around the park.The bench has numerous small holes in it, which Xing used to attempt to satisfy himself. However, once he became aroused he found that he was stuck and could not get his penis out of the small hole. He panicked and called the police to help him.
Thanks goes out to Arbroath for this.
I was told once that the day would come when sex in a bus shelter would be commonplace. I never knew that sex with a bus shelter would become more widespread first.
Friday, 8 August 2008
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
"There will be four or five people singing, with music about God," said Chiara Facci with Catholic group Sentinelli del Mattino. Night time activities, which will not include Mass, will run from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The first attempt to inaugurate the inflatable church last month on the holiday island of Sardinia failed after strong winds forced organisers to relocate, she said.
Big cities like Rome and Milan empty in August, when Italians head to the beach for summer holidays, leaving streets empty and many businesses closed. Churches are hardly immune, and also see their congregations thin.
On the Mediterranean coast, nuns from a convent near the southern Italian city of Naples have relocated to beach cabins to join holidaymakers saying the rosary. An adjoining altar was set up under two tents.
"The concept of a beach-convent is something that is appreciated by vacationers and the nuns themselves," priest Antonio Rungi, who helped spearheaded the initiative, told Italian news agency ANSA.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
HIS LAWYERS cite a document filed by a prison nurse in 2003 that said Cooey had sparse veins and that executioners would need extra time. Cooey is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 267lb, according to the lawsuit.
Cooey, 41, was sentenced to die for raping and murdering two University of Akron students in 1986. A federal judge granted him a last-minute reprieve in 2003. In April, he lost a challenge to Ohio's lethal injection process when the U.S. Supreme Court said he had missed a deadline to file a lawsuit.
Cooey's execution is scheduled for Oct. 14.
In his latest lawsuit, attorneys for Cooey say a drug he is taking for migraine headaches could diminish the effectiveness of the first of three drugs Ohio uses in its execution process. Cooey's use of the drug Topamax, a type of seizure medication, may have created a resistance to thiopental, the drug used to put inmates to sleep before two other lethal drugs are administered, That's a real concern for Cooey, his public defender, Kelly Culshaw Schneider, said Monday. "All of the experts agree if the first drug doesn't work, the execution is going to be excruciating," she said.
Monday, 4 August 2008
NEW YORK -- He calls himself "Jimmy Justice," a self-styled "cop-arazzi," armed only with a video camera as he prowls the streets of New York looking for law enforcement officers who are breaking the law. His targets are illegally parked city government vehicles -- particularly cars of traffic cops blocking bus stops, sitting in "no parking" zones or double-parked. Cop cars blocking fire hydrants make him
Oh dear... with all the other injustice in the world... he's focused on illeagal parking!? So does he just delete the tapes of cops beating down perps or taking back-handers?
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Yes.... now get yourself one white bedsheet and cut out two eyeholes. Jump on the new Toyota Winglet and Voila! You have yourself one scary ghost that glides around your neighbourhood at a terrifying 3.7mph.
"3.7mph!?" I hear you cry? Yes... sadly we will not see any spectacular Winglet crashes on You Tube... *sigh*
Friday, 1 August 2008
It is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq and goes: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap."
A 1600 BC gag about a pharaoh, said to be King Snofru, comes second -- "How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish."
The oldest British joke dates back to the 10th Century and reveals the bawdy face of the Anglo-Saxons -- "What hangs at a man's thigh and wants to poke the hole that it's often poked before? Answer: A key."
So: What's brown and rhymes with Snoop? ......... Dr. Dre.
I also like: The 7 dwarves are in a hot tub all feeling Happy! Happy leaves, so they all feel Grumpy instead!
Oh I gotta stop before my sides split :)