Saturday, September 30, 2006
Aliens Attack! Google Earth
Unethical To Own An iPod?
NewsFactor has an editorial on the conditions people work under as they manufacture US products overseas. The article asks if it is “ethical to own an iPod?” but goes on to make a broader point that almost everything we buy is made under the same conditions.
And, so we wonder: is it ethical to own an iPod, given that it might be made by people working ungodly amounts of overtime, in an environment that may or may not have labor laws enforced? The answer is awfully tricky, say many labor experts.
The problem? Companies should be ashamed that 11 year olds are working 12 hours a day 6 days a week making my iPod. We should boyco….wait, what’s that you say?...25% off sale on iPods? I’ll take two if gift wrapping is free. Now, back to what I was saying about some kids working or something...
¡Viva International Border Volleyball!
California’s most desolate and unknown beach is desolate and unknown for a reason. It has no name, no facilities, no parking lot. There are no signs for it inside Borderfield State Park. There are no signs for the park either. To get there, you depart the 5 freeway 10 miles south of San Diego, follow the roads to where the gas stations give way to horse stables, get lost in the overgrowth and streams of the Tijuana River delta, and from there walk the dirt road two miles through coastal dunes to emerge at the Pacific.
This is a filthy beach, where the Tijuana River deposits human waste, heavy metals, toxic poisons and other industrial effluvia from Mexico into the ocean. “CONTAMINATED WATER; DEEP HOLES; RIPTIDES; NO LIFEGUARD; NO SWIMMING!” the signs announce.
This is also a geopolitically divided beach, purposefully hidden, a DMZ in miniature where the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol would prefer no distractions as they monitor the fence of metal pylons that draws a 20-foot-tall line in the sand all the way into the sea.
It is the perfect beach, in other words, for the world’s first game of international border volleyball.
Cigarette Smoking is Contributor to Global Warming
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff on Thursday evening about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a "significant contributor to global warming!"
Gore, who was introduced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the world faces a "full-scale climate emergency that threatens the future of civilization on earth."
"The planet itself will do nicely, thank you very much what is at risk is human civilization," Gore said. After a series of Q& A with the audience, which had little to do with global warming and more about his political future, Annan bid "adios" to Gore.
Video | Tomahawk Viper Motorcycle
The Tomahawk is a Viper V-10 based motorcycle, a 500 horsepower engine with four wheels beneath it. The engine breathes through twin throttle bodies mounted right up front. (That's what the two round things above the front tires are).
Chrysler sold nine replicas through Neiman Marcus, for up to $555,000 each. The motorcycles cannot be legally driven on public roads. A Chrysler spokesman told Reuters they were meant as rolling sculptures - but they can probably still be driven on private roads (the rolling-sculpture comment may be designed to avoid legal liability).
Friday, September 29, 2006
Wizard Wanda | New for 2006 Costumes
This naughty wizard will cast a magic spell on you! Includes a grey dress with pleated hem, cape with attached collar and necktie, glasses and wand. Also available in adult plus sizes.
Lee Redmond World's Longest Fingernails
Augmented Breasts Will Require Additional Inspection
The TSA’s changes to the complete liquid ban may require persons with augmented breasts (or other body parts) to comply with further inspections at security checkpoints.
Excerpts from the TSA bulletin effective Sept 26, 2006:
In addition to the above changes, the following guidance is provided to ensure the health and welfare of certain air travelers the following items are permitted…
Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids;
Items exceed 3 ounces or are not contained in a one-quart, zip-top plastic bag, you MUST declare to one of our Security Officers at the checkpoint for further inspection.
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Job Applicants Asked to Dance to “YMCA”
If you want a job at the Philadelphia Park Casino, you'd better bring your dancing shoes. Job applicants said they're being asked to dance to “YMCA” or a Bon Jovi song — with blow-up guitar — during interviews at the Bucks County Visitors and Conference Bureau in Bensalem.
A casino official said Tuesday the park is pleased with the response to its unorthodox hiring method, but some prospective hires say the process is unfair. “I walked out,” Mary Lou Bentivegna of Bensalem said Tuesday. “There were others who were walking out. I had my head set to go in there to talk about accounting.”
Amy Jesse Pasternak Legal Right Boys Hockey Team
Twin girls who won the legal right to try out for a boys high school hockey team in Winnipeg have failed to make the squad. Amy and Jesse Pasternak, who had played on community boys teams for years, called their school's girls' team a joke.
The 17-year-olds won a human rights decision Friday that allowed them to try out for the boys' team at West Kildonan Collegiate.
Both girls learned Tuesday that they were cut from the team.
Teens' T-Shirts Make Ashli Walker Squirm
Ashli Walker rifled through a rack of designer T-shirts one recent afternoon, pondering which one she should buy and wear the next day to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George's County. The big black one that read, "TRUST ME..I'M SINGLE"? Or the snug white T-shirt emblazoned with, "I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT"?
They're blatantly sexual, occasionally clever and often loaded with double meanings, forcing school administrators and other students to read provocations stripped across the chest, such as "yes, but not with u!," "Your Boyfriend Is a Good Kisser" and "two boys for every girl." Such T-shirts also are emblematic of the kind of sleazy-chic culture some teenagers now inhabit, in which status can be defined by images of sexual promiscuity that previous generations might have considered unhip.
The T-shirts, which school officials say are racier than ever, are posing dress-code dilemmas on Washington area campuses.
Ugliest Corvette Ever Buckeye
This is — used to be — a 1985 Corvette. The owner, who calls himself "Buckeye", says: "Women love this car. Every time I stop for gas, women come up to me. I could have as many girlfriends as I want — old ones, fat ones, anything. They’re all over me."
Ah, and that’s Buckeye himself in the blue vest pointing to his car.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Elena Santarelli Milan Fashion Pin-Up Stars
Italian model Elena Santarelli wears a creation part of the Pin Up Stars women's fashion collection for the Spring/Summer 2007, shown in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006.
Elena Santarelli displays a creation as part of Pin-Up Stars Spring/Summer 2007 women's collections during Milan Fashion Week September 23, 2006.
Cool Tri Multi-Monitor Wallpapers Download
I have no idea who this person is but they have some of the coolest multi-monitor wallpapers around. Personally I run three monitors (for work, of course) and it is impossible to find cool wallpaper in sizes like these for free. The image below has been reduced from 7692 x 1604:
Honda Unveils Diesel System to Rival Gasoline Cars
In this undated photo released by Honda Motor Co. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, Honda's next-generation diesel engine is seen. The next-generation diesel car, an innovation still in the works at Honda, is planned for the U.S. market within three years.
Diesel engines, which now power half of Europe's new cars, are slowly gaining traction with fuel-conscious consumers around the world since they typically get 30 percent better mileage than gasoline cars.
Honda's new diesel drivetrain generates and stores ammonia within a two-layer catalytic converter to turn nitrogen oxide into harmless nitrogen.
Hottest Mom in America Compete for MILF Title
A gaggle of gorgeous moms from across South Florida lined up in Miami Beach for a chance at cash prizes, a modeling agency interview and the title of 'Hottest Mom in America.'
There they were: scores of foxy South Florida moms flocked to the Byron Carlyle Theater on 71st Street, happy to spend up to two or three hours waiting in line for their turn to audition for the hot mom contest.
The winner will get $25,000, plus a $25,000 scholarship for her child or split among her children, an interview with a modeling agency and treatments with Restylane, an injectable antiwrinkle gel, for a year. Auditions are scheduled through October in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles. TV stations then will bid to air the show once it's done filming, Hughes said.
Jackass: Number Two is number 1
1 - Jackass: Number Two Paramount Pictures $29,002,002
2 - Jet Li's Fearless Rogue Pictures (Focus) $10,590,244
3 1 Gridiron Gang Sony Pictures Releasing $9,456,617
4 - Flyboys MGM Distribution Company $6,004,219
5 3 Everyone's Hero 20th Century Fox Distribution $4,690,466
6 2 The Black Dahlia Universal Pictures Distribution $4,449,985
8 7 The Illusionist Yari Film Group $3,333,383
9 4 The Covenant Sony Pictures Releasing $3,178,953
Sunday, September 24, 2006
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Video | French Girl Free Style Slalom Skater
The learning curve was the same as with anything else you do on skates. But the feeling of success with every small improvement was like crack cocaine to a 10-year addict. Within weeks I was getting up an hour before work, doing hours after work, and lying to my boyfriend about where I was and what I was doing.
And you’re right, and I was right: it’s a dumb thing to do. But somehow it gripped me ... and it’s gripped most other people who have tried it.
The Russians started training like Russians do; the Koreans & Chinese are busy humiliating us and the French; and the Singaporeans are getting far too good and dedicated for my own personal comfort.
Daily Lesson in HTML Basics
All tag (I sometimes call them command) formats are the same. They begin with a less-than sign: <>. Always. No exceptions. What goes inside the <> is the tag. Learning HTML is learning the tag to perform whatever command you want to do. Here's an example:
The tag for a Bold is "strong". That makes sense.
< strong > Joe < /strong>
In the old HTML standards, we used to use B for bold, and I for italics, etc. With the latest standards it is now accepted practice to separate content from presentation - by which we mean you set out the structure of your document in HTML, and control how it displays using a CSS file.
This means we can mark our keywords using strong and em tags, which have the same effect, but comply with the latest standards.
Video | Asian Twin Massage
Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration — manually or with mechanical aids — to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.
A form of therapy, massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation. Where massage is used for its physical and psychological benefits, it may be termed "therapeutic massage therapy" or manipulative therapy.
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Delicate Moments in the ER: Is That a Gun?!
All of a sudden her agitation and thrashing about seemed a lot more important than it had a few minutes before. How the hell were we to get the gun out without the damn thing discharging?
In the end, there was no real option. She was sedated and taken to the OR for an exam under anesthesia. They put a bulletproof vest over the patient’s body to protect the anesthesiologist in the event the gun went off, and had general surgery standing by.
The OB-GYN who did the extraction reported a very tense moment when he perceived that the hammer was cocked and there appeared to be a shell in the chamber. An uneventful removal was followed by a moment of letdown when they realized that the device was not, in fact, a gun, but rather a butane torch/cigarette lighter shaped like a gun.
This actually makes sense when you look at the X-ray and realize that the other item in her vagina is a glass crack pipe and its rubber tubing. What good is a crack pipe without a lighter?
Friday, September 22, 2006
Soviet Propaganda Against USA (Posters)
Video | Rough Landing - Boeing 747
Boeing's 747 made its inaugural flight on February 9, 1969.
Steve-O Masturbated on Nicole Richie?
Jackass star, Steve-O, was on the Howard Stern show yesterday and admitted that he never actually had sex with Nicole Richie, but he did jerk off on her back while she was sleeping.
He said: "She had her back to me and she was dead asleep when I rubbed the first one out. I was, like, trying to wake her up when I was rubbing one out... and ultimately I squeezed her hard enough the second two times she was totally awake. She never rolled over to face me. I was being so careful not to offend her in anyway because I wanted to be in those tabloid magazines!" When asked if he had a problem with her being too skinny, he said: "I didn't care what she fuckin' ate. I think she looks a lot damn better skinny than fat!"
Thursday, September 21, 2006
T.M.X. Elmo Tickle Me Elmo Extreme
Mattel Inc. on September 19, 2006 unveiled the 10th anniversary edition of its Tickle Me Elmo doll, a new red plush 'T.M.X. Elmo' as seen in this handout photo, that slaps its leg and keels over in a fit of laughter when tickled.
The doll, which stands for 'Tickle Me Extreme' or 'Tickle Me Ten,' has been shrouded in secrecy for months as Mattel tried to generate buzz for the latest Elmo version and kick off the holiday toy-selling season with a bang.
The Million Dollar Fishing Lure
The Million Dollar Lure is crafted in just over 3 pounds of glimmering gold and platinum, then encrusted with 100 carats of diamonds and rubies (4,753 stones to be exact). This extraordinary Big Game Lure is over 12 inches in length. The $1,000,000.00 lure is designed to catch world-class fishermen and fish alike.
It’s truly the most stellar of all MacDaddy’s jeweled flies and lures!
First Penis Transplant Reversed after Two Weeks
Surgeons in China who said they performed the first successful penis transplant had to remove the donated organ because of the severe psychological problems it caused to the recipient and his wife.
Dr Weilie Hu and surgeons at Guangzhou General Hospital in China performed the complex 15-hour surgery on a 44-year old man whose penis had been damaged in a traumatic accident.
The microsurgery to attach the penis, which had been donated by the parents of a 22-year-old brain-dead man, was successful but Hu and his team removed it two weeks later.
'Cocaine' Drink Claims to be Real Thing
Anti-drug campaigners today attacked the makers of a soft drink who have called their product cocaine. The high-energy drink is being billed as a "legal alternative" to the class A drug, using a massive hit of caffeine instead of cocaine.
Its maker claims the title is "a bit of fun" but critics slammed the technique as a cynical ploy which could tempt young people into using drugs.
He claims Cocaine is "350 percent stronger than Red Bull" but that people do not experience the "sugar crash" or jitters that he says some of the other energy drinks can produce.
Las Vegas-based drinks company Redux Beverages is producing the drink which contains 280 milligrams of caffeine. According to the company's website, the only way to get more caffeine per ounce is with an espresso.
What would you do for $20?
Mark Giorgio figured a 50-foot plunge was worth $20. Giorgio, 47, was counting his money and walking across the U.S. 41 bridge over the Manatee River Monday when a $20 bill blew out of his hand and flew over the rail.
He followed. And plummeted 50 feet to the river. Then he swam about 100 yards to fish the bill from the water.
"I got my money back, hell yeah," Giorgio told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "Twenty bucks is a lot of money when you're broke."
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements
The periodic table is now ubiquitous within the academic discipline of chemistry, providing an extremely useful framework to classify, systematize and compare all the many different forms of chemical behavior. The table has also found wide application in physics, biology, engineering, and industry. The current standard table contains 116 confirmed elements.
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Immorality of a Queen Diamond-Studded Golden Bra
Pete Cabrinha Rides Gargantuan 70ft Wave
Hawaiian Pete Cabrinha rides a 70-foot wave to win the title for the biggest wave ever ridden at Jaws in Hawaii in this undated handout photograph. The waves have been nicknamed Cyclops, Jaws and Dungeons and are the new life-and-death playground for a unique breed of surfers who ride gargantuan ocean waves as big as a seven storey building.
Microsoft Zune's Final Price: $229.99 MSRP
One of our moles on the inside told us Microsoft just had a meeting to determine the price of the 30GB Zune. The final tally: $229.99. Microsoft was going to go $289.99 to undercut the iPod by $10, but since Apple dropped the bombshell that they were lowering prices to $249, Microsoft had to scramble to undercut the lower price as well.
As a result, the Zune might be dropping some pre-loaded content that nobody really cared much for anyway.
Shaheen Jailed For Putting Urine In Coffee At Work
There will be no trial for an Ohio postal worker accused of urinating in his co-workers' coffee.
Thomas Shaheen admitted Monday that he put urine in the break room coffee pot at the Wolf Ledges, Ohio, post office branch earlier this year. Shaheen was sentenced to six months in a jail work release program.
He was also ordered to pay his co-workers $1,200 to reimburse them for the video camera they rented to help capture him in the act.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Oktoberfest Beer Festival Carmen Kreutzer
Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. Other cities across the world also hold fairs, modeled after the Munich event, also called Oktoberfest.
German fashion designer Verona Pooth poses during the presentation of her traditional Dirndl dress collection 'Verona's Dreams' during the 173rd Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, September 18, 2006.
German model Carmen Kreutzer poses during the presentation of a traditional Dirndl dress collection by German fashion designer Verona Pooth during the 173rd Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, September 18, 2006.
Claudio Paulo Pinto Eye Popping Record
In this combination picture of before and after, Claudio Paulo Pinto pops his eyeballs out of their sockets, in Belo Horizonte, 340 kilometers (210 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Sept 16, 2006. Claudio Paulo Pinto is looking for work.
That's his job _ looking. Pinto can pop his eyeballs at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches) out of their sockets, a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modelled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records. Pinto says he's been doing this since he was nine years old and 'it doesn't hurt a bit.'
Eva Avila Crowned Canadian Idol
Quebec's soul diva Eva Avila has been crowned the new Canadian Idol. The 19-year-old edged her young competitor Craig Sharpe by just over 131,000 votes in a tight final race that CTV officials say was determined by fans in western Canada. Sharpe, who is from Newfoundland, is just 16.
The winner was announced at the end of a star-packed live finale in which Sharpe and Avila shared the stage with chart-topper Nelly Furtado and last year's "Canadian Idol" winner, Melissa O'Neil.
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Video | Final Destination Crash Scene
I think it is safe to say every individual has different feelings about death. Some fear it. Others deny it. Most are weary in some way regarding decease. "Final Destination" is a perfect thriller for skeptics, detailing seven confused individuals who accidentally escape demise, discovering the impossibility of defrauding their destined time.
The film's atmosphere provokes cringe through a presumably omnipresent force stalking the characters, producing audience participation whether the Grim Reaper is footsteps away from us all.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
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Napkin Changes Color when Wiped over Viruses
Researchers at Cornell University are developing a fancy-pants napkin that uses nanotechnology to detect bacteria and viruses on any surface it's wiped over. The napkin will contain nanofibers that are bound to certain antibodies, and when those antibodies latch on to specific elements the cloth will change colors.
It could be used from detecting anything from E. Coli in meat to the flu virus on your kitchen table to cooties on your little sister's face. Once fully developed the technology won't be prohibitively expensive, allowing for the napkins to be used in any number of situations. The technology is still being developed and won't be around for a few years, but once it's finished it has the potential to help people detect stuff you don't want around much easier.
£1,000 Gadget You'll Never Lose at Roulette Again
Clicker Used to record the speed of the rotor and ball, the data acquisition clicker can be concealed in a pen, a watchstrap, a shoe or even clipped to a molar tooth. The device is clicked as the two entities pass reference points to gauge the deceleration speeds. The data is sent to a remote computer.
Computer Uses the timings to calculate which number the ball will strike based on an algorithm from data gathered and transmits the information to the earpiece. It is small enough to be hidden in a mobile phone, MP3 player, handbag or cigarette lighter.
Earpiece Placed inside the ear canal, where it cannot be detected, the earpiece relays instructions to the player about where to place bets. It can be worn by many players to place simultaneous bets or one can be swapped between them to confuse casino management.
First Microsoft Internet Site Was Born in Early 1993
The first Microsoft Internet site was born in early 1993. Group Manager John Martin of Microsoft's Corporate Network Systems group sought and received the charter to post Microsoft support resources, previously available only on a CompuServe forum, to a public FTP server. The site was named gowinnt.microsoft.com in honor of the keyword used to access the forum on CompuServe. It was later changed to ftp.microsoft.com, to better map with Internet naming conventions.
Mark Ingalls recalls that when he first typed www.microsoft.com into a Web browser to ensure it hadn't already been claimed, he was surprised to find a site already there. He traced the site to pioneering Microsoft developer J Allard, who had claimed the server name to test out his new TCP/IP networking stack.
The first recorded Microsoft Web server was situated at the end of a hallway in one of the older buildings on campus. Allard agreed to pass the server to the product support group, and it was eventually relocated to a lonely corner of the Microsoft corporate data center.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Green Tea Makes for Healthier Hearts
Drinking several cups of green tea each day may substantially reduce a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 40,000 people in Japan has found. But the new findings also cast doubt on the prevalent idea that the drink offers protection against cancer.
Researchers began the study in 1994 by asking participants in north-east Japan how much green tea they consumed each day. About a quarter of the 40,000 subjects drank less than one cup a day, on average, while a similar number reported drinking more than five cups, or half a litre, daily.
Milan Fashionistas Spanish Skinny Model Ban
Italy's fashion capital is in a tizzy over a ban on overly thin models at Madrid's fashion week, fearing it could be next with its own catwalk extravaganza less than two weeks away.
Milan's mayor, Letizia Moratti, told a newspaper this week that she may bring the Spanish ban on underweight models to Italian shows. Madrid is turning away models whose body mass index, based on weight and height, falls below a certain level.
Naomi Campbell wouldn't be able to walk down the catwalk.
Video | Einstein the Parrot Animal Planet
Parrots are probably most famous for their ability to imitate different sounds they hear. If you were in the room with your eyes closed, you might find it difficult to tell the difference between a parrot’s "hello" and the "hello" of a human. Unlike humans, parrots do not have vocal cords. Instead, they learn to control the movement of the muscles in the throat to direct the airflow in such a way as to reproduce certain tones and sounds—sometimes even human sounds.
There is no question that some parrots show signs of intelligence. Yet, it is important to understand that these mimicking birds do not really understand what they are saying. Parrots just repeat sounds that they have been taught. Talking to a parrot is basically like talking to a tape player. The fact is, even though some birds can be "trained" to do certain things, they cannot reason or have real, human-like conversations.
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Drivers Banned From Holding Cell Phones
California is set to ban drivers from holding cell phones while driving. If you want to drive and talk on the phone, you’ll need to use a hands free unit.
California will become the fourth state in the country to ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving under legislation Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he will sign into law today.
Have you ever noticed that the real issue is inconsiderate people, not just cell phones. The same person that almost side swipes you in traffic because they are on a cell phone is the same person that talks on their phone during a movie and so on. Too bad we can just ban the people, not the phones.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
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iPod Shuffle Now "World's Smallest MP3 Player"
Damn, looks like even the humble iPod shuffle is getting a bump today. After having sold 10 million of the first-gen shuffles, the new model is now reportedly the size of the iPod radio remote, comes in just a 1GB capacity, and sports a shiny new aluminum body with a clip for easy wearability.
Steve's calling it the "world's smallest MP3 player" and hey, who are we to argue? It's available for preorder today and expected to ship with its itty bitty dock and ear buds sometime in October, for the bargain basement price of only $79.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
My New Job Coaching a Soccer Team
This will be my last post for a while as I will be travelling abroad very soon with my new job. I wish I could have notified you sooner, but this opportunity came up very suddenly. I've been hired to coach a soccer team. The pay is not great, but the benefits are really good and I expect the experience to be very worthwhile.
I will have to work by myself in the middle of nowhere where it rains a lot. The place is very isolated and the nearest village is 70 miles away. There is no social life beyond soccer and I will be able to concentrate on the game 100%. There is no mail, TV, radio or internet.
I'm attaching a picture of my new team. If you are interested, I'm looking for an assistant trainer. Just let me know before I leave.
Pope Benedict's Parents Met Through Personal Ad
Pope Benedict's father met his mother by advertising for a wife in a local Roman Catholic newspaper, a German paper reported.
Bild am Sonntag (BamS) said 43-year-old Joseph Ratzinger senior placed an advertisement as a "low-level civil servant" seeking "a good Catholic girl, who can cook and sew a bit ... to marry as soon as possible, preferably with a picture," in a Bavarian paper in March 1920.
Four months later – by now a "mid-ranking civil servant" – he posted a similar notice in the same paper, and this time received a reply from Maria Peintner, the Pope's future mother, BamS reported, citing documents from Bavarian state archives.
The second advert in the Altoetting weekly "Liebfrauenbote" stressed the gendarme Ratzinger's "irreproachable past" and said that while it would be "desirable" if his bride had some money, it was "not a condition" for marriage. The paper said the couple married in November 1920.
Training Video | Sexual Harassment & You
Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. It includes a range of behavior from mild transgressions and annoyances to serious abuses which can even involve forced sexual activity.
It has been suggested that the term "sexual harassment" was coined in 1974 at Cornell University, however, it was the United States Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, and Anita Hill's testimony, that brought the issue to national attention in the U.S.
For many businesses, preventing sexual harassment, and defending its managerial employees from sexual harassment charges, have become key goals of legal decision-making. In contrast, many scholars complain that sexual harassment in education remains a "forgotten secret," with educators and administrators refusing to admit the problem exists in their schools, or accept their legal and ethical responsibilities to deal with it.
Starbucks Naked Mermaid Steamy Retro Logo
Starbucks' trip down memory lane to bring back its original mermaid logo on its cups has brewed up some controversy.
A Kent elementary school principal, according to a local TV station, asked teachers last week that if they were bringing their daily joe to school that they make sure they get a sleeve to cover the image of a topless mermaid on Starbucks cups.
The Seattle-based coffee giant, as part of its 35th anniversary, this month put its original logo with the bare-breasted mermaid on its cups in stores in Washington and Oregon. Even though Starbucks is a twin-tailed mermaid, or siren as she's known in Greek mythology, the company actually got its moniker from the first mate's name in the classic novel "Moby Dick."
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Paris Hilton Topless with a Dog's Head Banksy Prank
Hundreds of Paris Hilton albums have been tampered with in the latest stunt by "guerrilla artist" Banksy. Banksy has replaced Hilton's CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?
He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show Paris Hilton topless and with a dog's head.
A spokeswoman for Banksy said he had doctored 500 copies of her debut album Paris in 48 record shops across the UK. Banksy is notorious for his secretive and subversive stunts such as sneaking doctored versions of classic paintings into major art galleries. No customers had complained or returned a doctored version.
Speeding Driver Blames Lack of Goats
A Swiss driver caught speeding in Canada explained that he had been taking advantage of the ability to drive fast without hitting a goat, police said on Wednesday.
The driver was caught traveling 161 km/hr (100 mph) in a 100 km/hr zone in eastern Ontario Sunday. "A motorist from Switzerland, used to driving around hills and mountains, takes advantage of the ability to go faster without risking hitting a goat," read the traffic officer's notes of the incident.
"I've never been to Switzerland but obviously they must have a problem with that there," said police spokesman Joel Doiron, adding that in his 20 years of service he had never found a goat on the highways of eastern Ontario.
Video | Dumb & Lucky Price is Right Contestant
The 1972 American version, hosted by Bob Barker, still airs as of September 2006, and is believed to be the longest-running game show in the world.
It is also the longest running five-days-a-week game show in the world, with Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! second and third, respectively. Price is Right is only one of two game-show franchises to be seen nationally in either first-run network or syndication airings in the US in every decade from the 1950s onward; the other is To Tell the Truth, another show created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman.
Trevor Nicola Fitzgerald "Sex on a Plane"
Trevor Blake, 42, and his 26-year-old girlfriend Nicola Fitzgerald, both from Luton, are said to have hurled abuse at BA cabin crew. Both were handcuffed and Blake was also put in leg restraints.
When the plane landed in Bermuda the pair were put on a flight back to Gatwick. After being quizzed by British police, they took another flight to Jamaica where they got engaged. Blake denies affray and endangering the safety of an aircraft. Fitzgerald denies being drunk on a jet.
The pair were granted bail to appear for trial on February 19 where up to 19 people, including the pilot of the flight, are expected to give evidence.
Valerie Wilson Wins Lottery for Second Time
A woman who won $1 million from a state lottery game four years ago has improbably hit the jackpot again.
Valerie Wilson, who works at a Long Island deli, said she won another $1 million on a lottery scratch-off game last month.
Wilson, 56, beat some long odds to pull off her double victory. In 2002, her winning ticket in the Cool Million scratch-off game, which has since been discontinued, was a shot of 1 in 5.2 million, according to the New York State Lottery. Last month, she beat odds of 1 in 705,600 when she got the $1 million prize in the New York lottery's Jubilee scratch-off game.
Overall, her chances of winning both games were a slim 1 in 3,669,120,000,000.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Worst Ways to Get Fired
You probably have never done a perp walk, been suspected of stealing or been treated as if you were a toxic agent. Yet you may feel like you have if you ever are laid off by a company that practices some of the moves ripped straight from The Corporate Guide to Crazy.
The list of dehumanized moves is long and not likely to get shorter in an age where speed, telecommuting, cost cutting, efficiency and assets rather than human capital are king.
Samsung Web Site Hosts Password Stealing Trojan
Camissar admitted that it was possible that the hackers who compromised Samsung's servers would have been able to modify the company's Web site so visitors using a vulnerable browser would become automatically infected with the malware.
According to an advisory published by Websense, "The server appears to have been compromised and has been hosting a variety of files for some time. The most current code, which is still available for download, is a Trojan Horse that attempts to disable antivirus programs, modify registry keys, download additional files, and log keystrokes when connecting to banking Web sites."
Milagros Mermaid Girl's Legs Separated
Head doctor Luis Rubio said Milagros Cerron was stable after surgery and there were no complications.
Milagros has "mermaid syndrome" or sirenomelia, a condition which usually kills sufferers within days of birth. Surgeons separated her legs to above the knees in a June operation and have now finished work on her thighs.
The process will take at least another 10 years to complete, they say. Milagros is one of only three known survivors of the condition, and her progress has been followed closely throughout Peru.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Why The 9/11 Conspiracies Won't Go Away
Take a look, if you can stand it, at video footage of the World Trade Center collapsing. Your eye will naturally jump to the top of the screen, where huge fountains of dark debris erupt out of the falling towers. But fight your natural instincts. Look farther down, at the stories that haven't collapsed yet.
9/11 Loose Change Video 1hr 21m
In almost every clip you'll see little puffs of dust spurting out from the sides of the towers. There are two competing explanations for these puffs of dust: 1) the force of the collapsing upper floors raised the air pressure in the lower ones so dramatically that it actually blew out the windows. And 2) the towers did not collapse from the impact of two Boeing 767s and the ensuing fires. They were destroyed in a planned, controlled demolition. The dust puffs you see on film are the detonations of explosives planted there before the attacks.
People who believe the second explanation live in a very different world from those who believe the first. In world No. 2, al-Qaeda is not responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center. The U.S. government is. The Pentagon was not hit by a commercial jet; it was hit by a cruise missile. United Flight 93 did not crash after its occupants rushed the cockpit; it was deliberately taken down by a U.S. Air Force fighter. The entire catastrophe was planned and executed by federal officials in order to provide the U.S. with a pretext for going to war in the Middle East and, by extension, as a means of consolidating and extending the power of the Bush Administration.
Video | Samurai Sword Vs Bullet
The katana was primarily used for cutting, although its curvature is generally gentle enough to allow for effective thrusting as well. Though it is intended for use with a two-handed grip, many extant historical Japanese sword arts include at least one or two single-handed techniques.
It is traditionally worn edge up. While the practical arts for using the sword for its original purpose are now obsolete, kenjutsu and iaijutsu have turned into modern martial arts. The art of drawing the katana and attacking one's enemies is iaidō, and kendo is an art of fencing with a shinai (a bamboo sword) while protected by helmet and armour. Old koryū sword schools still exist (Kashima Shinto-ryu, Kashima Shin-ryu, and Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, and Nitō-ryū among others).
A samurai sword vs a bullet. And there is a winner.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Estes Hydrogen Fuel Rocket
Welcome to the world of Alternative Energy. Hydrogen may be a fuel which will save our power-hungry future, but we know what it's really good for: blowing stuff up. The Hydrogen Fuel Rocket uses hydrogen to launch a rocket up to 200 feet in the air (hence its name!) Even better, this rocket is very easy to set up and use. There is no gluing and with only minimal assembly, you'll have the rocket launcher assembled in about one minute. Mix the Propellant Crystals (Citric Acid) with water, and you have your rocket fuel. Time to find a good launch site!
The ignition button is a big red handheld button, and there aren't words to describe how satisfying it is to press it and watch your rocket disappear into the sky. Don't worry, each rocket set has enough fuel for many, many flights - one packet of crystals makes one bottle of fuel, which can be used multiple times.
To make the deal even sweeter, there's a coupon inside for 2 free rockets (you just pay a few bucks for shipping - US and Canada only). Think of it: you can now launch stuff into the sky and know you are saving the environment from normal rocket fuel pollution. It's a green way to blow things up!
Inexpensive Skype™ USB Skype Phone
Skype™, long recognized for making dirt cheap telephony universally available, keeps getting cheaper and better. Sure, you can make Skype™ calls using your headphones and microphone, but there's something so satisfying about holding an actual phone in your hands.
The USB Skype™ Phone plugs into your Windows 2000 or XP computer, and lets you make Skype™ calls. Simple as that! There's a bright LCD screen on the face and a keypad to let you dial without even touching your computer keyboard.
The phone is very simple to operate, but if you find you're having trouble, have a look at the English Manual.
Summer 2006 Free Supermarket BBQ Give Away
Summer 2006 is almost over. To clear out inventory many supermarket stores are giving away free barbecues to all that can go and collect them.
You can get a free BBQ from any of the following stores.
* Canadian Tire
* London Drugs
All BBQs come with a higher shelf which can be used for keeping things warm!
PLEASE NOTE: Some stores may charge a $0.25 to a $1 administration fee.
New iPods, iMac Release September 12
The September 12 event will also include the introduction of an upgraded iMac. As noted previously, the line is slated to receive faster Core 2 Duo processors and will also see the addition of a new, high-end 23-inch model.
Also rumored, but not confirmed, is that Apple will be introducing a VESA-compliant mounting kit or its own wall-mount for the new iMacs. Apple has not offered such an accessory since the original (pre-iSight) iMac G5.
The new iPod will not be the long-awaited touch-screen iPod, which is currently tracking for an early 2007 release. Sources have noted, however, that there remains a small possibility that the revolutionary new iPod could arrive in time for the holidays, as Apple executives are eager to steal whatever thunder Microsoft's Zune player will receive when it launches in the fourth quarter.
Monday, September 04, 2006
How Stingrays Can Kill You
Stingrays are placid fish whose larger species are occasionally known to tolerate the efforts of gung-ho scuba divers to "hitch a ride" by clinging to their fins.
But when the usually non-aggressive creatures feel threatened or are trodden on, they are capable of delivering horrific, agonising injuries by lashing out with the razor-sharp, barbed sting at the end of their tails.
The barbs, which grow out of the bayonet-like sting like fingernails, are designed to snag in the flesh of the ray's unwary victim. Each barb is serrated and can be up to 20cm (8ins) long, and is coated with a paralysing toxin which the ray secretes along two grooves in its tail.
Stingray injuries are common, as the fish are often found around the coastline where people swim and paddle. Most wounds are sustained to the legs or feet when stingrays are trodden on in the shallows. In some cases the stingray’s toxic barb is broken off and remains in the wound, especially when the fish is pulled off the victim.
Fatal attacks, such as the one which today cost the life of Australia's "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, are however almost unheard of.
Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter Dies at 44
Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.
Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called "Ocean's Deadliest" when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous barb on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.
"He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said Stainton, who was on board Irwin's boat at the time.
Crew members aboard the boat, Croc One, called emergency services in the nearest city, Cairns, and administered CPR as they rushed the boat to nearby Low Isle to meet a rescue helicopter. Medical staff pronounced Irwin dead when they arrived a short time later, Stainton said.
Irwin was famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchword "Crikey!" in his television program "Crocodile Hunter." First broadcast in Australia in 1992, the program was picked up by the Discovery network, catapulting Irwin to international celebrity.
The History Of Labor Day
Today is Labor Day, the day everyone is supposed take off from work...but since we work for you, and some of you have to work today too, we don't take the day off either.
"All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day...is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Shaving Habits Linked to Stroke Risk
Shaving less than once a day could increase a man's risk of having a stroke by around 70%, researchers have found.
The link between needing to shave infrequently and stroke risk emerged from a 20-year study of over 2,000 men aged 45-59 in Caerphilly, south Wales.
At the time the study began, in the late 70s, the prevailing trend was to be clean-shaven, so infrequent grooming is unlikely to be due to a desire for designer stubble. Researchers from the University of Bristol say it is more likely to be because a man needed to shave infrequently, due to having less testosterone in their bodies.
I Scream for (Google) ice Cream
The Google campus wasn't spared from the recent California heat wave, but we did have a secret weapon to beat back the sun - specially-made Google ice cream desserts from IT'S IT. If you're not from the Bay Area you might be tempted to call an It's It just another ice cream sandwich. But you'd be oh, so wrong. A scoop of ice cream between two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate? This is no ordinary dessert.
And indeed the Google version is no ordinary IT'S IT. Google chef Nate Keller worked with the fine folks at IT'S IT to produce a natural, locally sourced, trans-fat-free rendition of their excellent treat. Served only in our Mountain View cafe, it's even got a Google logo on the wrapper.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
You are a South African bush pilot. You fly in some critical medical supplies, then enjoy a quick lunch at the hospital.
It's a stifling 100 degrees in the shade and you're eager to get back up to the cool, high blue yonder. On the way back to your plane, you discover that the only bit of shade within 10 miles has become very popular . . . You start calculating the distance to the plane door . . . and wonder . .
"Do I feel lucky today?"
Rohypnol Wanker Spikes His Own Drink
A man describing himself as a passionate masturbator has admitted that he spiked his own drink with the drug Rohypnol in order to have his way with himself.
The man told police he deliberately set out to prey on his own company, by slipping the potent sedative pill into his vodka and tonic while he wasn't looking. He said his plan from the outset was to take advantage of himself while his defenses were down.
"I was really on the hunt for some self-abuse," the man said. "And when I saw this hottie bit of hand leaning on the bar I slipped myself a mickey, and the next thing I know I was taking myself back to my place."
Police have described the man as one of several predatory masturbators currently operating in watering holes around the inner city of Sydney. "In fact, it's fair to say that most Sydney bars are full of wankers." a police spokesman said.
iTunes Movie Downloads to go for $14.99 a pop?
Of course, that $14.99 number -- $9.99 for older movies -- isn't exactly official, but the way Wal-Mart is purportedly going off about it, it seems to be a very real figure indeed.
According to BusinessWeek, the Wal-Mart gripes are one of many reasons Apple has been having trouble signing up studios other than Disney (of which Steve Jobs is the largest shareholder) for the store. Some studios aren't happy with iTunes DRM that allows playback on up to five devices, while others are afraid of getting locked into a single pricepoint with Steve Jobs and co.
Either way, it's clear that movie downloads are the future -- Wal-Mart has their own such service in the works -- but we just hope these "discussions" end soon; before we end up spending $45 a flick and verifying our identity for playback with thumbpricks and urine samples.
Windows Vista RC1 Download Is Complete
We could not have achieved this milestone without your support. The quantity and quality of feedback and data we received from you has been essential to helping us progress. Thus we wanted you to be the first customers outside of Microsoft to get access to the bits. Next week, a broader set of technical customers will get them via MSDN and TechNet. But you’re the first! We wanted to get it into your hands asap so you can start giving us feedback right away.
You’ll notice a lot of improvements since Beta 2. We’ve made some UI adjustments, added more device drivers, and enhanced performance. We’re not done yet, however — quality will continue to improve. We’ll keep plugging away on application compatibility, as well as fit and finish, until RTM. If you are an ISV, RC1 is the build you should use for certifying your application.
The operating system is in great shape with RC1, but there’s still a lot of testing to do. You’ve come through for us so far, and I’m asking you to once again put the pedal to the metal and send us feedback. Windows Vista is going to touch hundreds of millions of lives all around the world. Thanks for everything you’re doing to help us give them the best experience possible.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Cow Abduction - It's a serious problem
Al Roker Exclusive on the MoPo Forum
An interview with a person who has been found to have the mopo virus since the 24th of March 2006. Al Roker with this exclusive interview.
Al: "how long have you had this virus?"
Pablo: "since 24th of March 2006"
Al: "how did you find mopo? it is a canadian website, and you live in utah."
Pablo: "well I was bored at work one day, searching the net for pictures and games, and found this site. I wrote the site down on a paper and took it home, only to get lost in a stack of papers. I found it a few weeks later, and signed up. as for it being a canadian website, I guess that the virus traveled it's way through google...I never thought I would get a virus on the internet, I used protection...I had a firewall."
Al: "Do you regrett catching this "virus"?"
Pablo: " Not at all Al, in fact I find myself telling others about my condition, educating them, and seeing if they may want to catch it from me"
Al: "isn't it dangerous to give somebody a virus? and don't you feel guilty?
Pablo: "Al, it isnt like that at all, I want others to be happy, so I share what I have found to be good."
Al: " have you seen any side effects?"
Pablo: " YES!! I find my self staying up late into the night, and sometimes being distracted at work.
Al: do you have anything you would like to tell our viewers?"
Pablo: "Of course Al, thank you. People of the world unite. Unite as brothers and sister under one banner, and that banner is MOPO.CA A place where everybody knows you, and welcomes you with a little Mr. Green, and the occasional sasrcastic remark that makes you laugh, a place where the points flow freely like wine in the streets of italy. A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN MAKE THE DAY GO BY BETTER!! Thank you Al"
Al: Pablo Hunny of MOPO.CA ladies and gentlemen, Thank you Pablo..And now back to you katie"
Friday, September 01, 2006
Taryn Valnei Scarification Body Modification
Scarification is a permanent body modification that uses scar tissue produced by the body to form designs, pictures, or words in the skin. Scars are most often formed by cutting or branding the skin. Scarification is sometimes called cicatrization.
Scarification is not a precise art; there are many variables, such as skin type, depth of the cut, and how the wound is treated while healing, that make the outcome somewhat unpredictable. The body creates the scar, not the artist; it is important to keep in mind that a method that works well on one person may not work so well on another. Also, the scars tend to spread a bit as they heal, so scarifications are usually relatively simple designs -- small details can easily get swallowed up in the healing process.
Scarification is intentionally causing harm/trauma to the skin -- it is not safe. However, assuming that the scarification artist and the person getting the scarification are well informed, scarification falls within the category of "acceptable risks."
Julia Kova Coco MTV Video Music Awards New York
Portable Personal Video Glasses
Tired of squinting at blockbusters on a three-inch portable media player? Connect your device to a personal-display headset, and movies will appear on a virtual three-foot screen that seems to float several feet in front of your face.
The goggles let you watch movies from media players, phones and laptops; they can also show films in stereoscopic 3-D. Images from tomorrow’s visors will look even more natural—and so will the headsets.