In news Around the World
I've been busy with work so haven't had time for my own musings, so hopefully you enjoyed the last few videos i've posted. In other news today I saw the following articles of interest that I thought I'd share.
Lightning bolt throws photographer in the air
Apparently this lightning bolt through the photographer in the air who was taking the picture. I've always been fascinated with lightning so this was a cool shot.
Here's the link to the article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=407650&in_page_id=1770
On a more lighthearted note...
'Glorious nation' of Kazakhstan fights back against Borat
The Kazakhstan government is desperately fighting to salvage its country's image and reputation after being made a laughing-stock by Borat, the alter ego of comedian Sacha Boran Cohen.
A four-page colour supplement appeared in the New York Times yesterday, presenting the country as an industrialised, outward-looking modern nation with a stable economy and thriving tourist industry.
A far cry from the anti-Semetic, "horse-urine drinking, incestuous people", 'journalist' Borat portrays in his TV show and takes even further in his film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Cohen has done anything but "make benefit" for Kazakhstan, where the government is furious to have become the target of such ridicule, which can only increase with expectations the film will be a huge hit.
Despite threats of legal action against Cohen, (of which his response is: "I have no connection with Mr Cohen and fully support this government's decision to sue this Jew) the Kazakhstan government is now trying to counter Borat's image of a prostitute-ridden country, with a $50 million tribal epic called Nomad.
It's hoped the government-funded film, the most expensive in its history, along with the supplement in the New York Times will provide a more accurate picture of the country.
The Kazakh president, Nursultan Nasarbayev, was due to arrive in the US yesterday for a trip that will include a meeting with President George Bush.
Friday, September 29, 2006
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29 Year Old Virgin
Ok...so apparently this girl Sarah has enlisted the help of Jane magazine to help her get laid before her 30th bday. Apparently you can recommend guys to go out with her and even vote on some candidates. Sounds like a shameless PR blitz to me...but nonetheless feel free to check it out, I've heard she's a pretty entertaining writer. She writes about her dates and dating in general:
Also in passing through the hood this am I heard two teenage girls talking about a guy one girl said "Damn his dick be small". Haha. Nice to hear at 8:30 am on a Friday. But it got me thinking maybe we need to come up with new childrens books to edumicate these fine young teenagers at an early age. Here are some suggestions on book titles if anyone from Random House or Putnam Press is reading:
"Daddy what's that moving in your pants?"
"Mami, why does you call every guy your Papi?"
"Daddy, why don't you wrestle like that with Mommy?"
"Mommy how come you walking funny"
"Mommy, how come I'm older than you?" (Although that one requires some thought)
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Funny video/song about My Cubicle...it's a parody of the "Your Beautiful" song sung by James Blount.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Wussiest songs ever
So in browsing the web, I was playing around on AOL's Music and Video site. Not bad content actually. And a pretty funny special they had this week: The 111 Wussiest songs ever. Right up there with my ultimate wedding and shower songs. And unlike ITunes or other music sites, AOL actually lets you play the entire song too. Very cool!
So without further adieu...here's the link. Starting with #111:
Not gonna go through all of them, but here's some of the songs I disagree with in the countdown:
#101: I'm Into Something Good. I mean come on...how can you say anybody at some point in their life has sung the chorus gleefully: (High Voice) "Ooooh...something tells me i'm into something...(low voice) something tells me i'm into something gooooddddd. Oooh"
#100: I'm Just Dying in Your Arms Tonight. Don't consider it wussie as much as I do a Monster Jam. "I'm Just Dying in your arms tonight...must have been something you said...I should have walked away...SHOULDA WALKED AWAY". Great underrated shower song too I may add!
#98: Against All Odds. Phil Collins? Wuss? Well, yes, but don't dis the man. He's made his living off wussie songs like "Ssuedio". I mean how wussie does saying "Sue Sue Suedio" sound? But Against All Odds is the shit. Nevermind that I know every word of the song. "Take a good look at me now oh"...powerful stuff. Another great shower song. Why wasn't this on my shower list??? I say Suedio should be here, not Against All Odds.
Although the picture looks wussie...Against All Odds is NOT a Wussy song
#87: Open Arms. I mean it's no Don't Stop Believin' but it's Journey. Wussy is what they do.
#80: Friday I'm in Love. The Cure was never soft...so they went the ballad route. And it landed them on this countdown. Although I think it falls under the Monster Jam category.
#74: I Want to Know What Love Is. I don't need to defend Foreigner. Take them off this list.
Btw..just to interject, I'm watching Fashion Rocks on CBS and I heard the worst singer ever. This guy was signing the whole song in Falsetto like Andy Gibb. Elton John was on the piano. This no talent ass clown jumped onto the piano while Sir Elton was playing! Don't you have to have talent to jump onto Elton's piano? I mean really. Has Elton John become that desparate for money that he lets some talentless punk jump all over his piano? I guess the answer is yes.
Elton used to be the man...until he let people jump on his piano
Anyway back to the countdown.
#28: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. No other song can make you feel happy and giddy inside. None! So we didn't know George Michael was gay at that time. Don't hold it against WHAM. Off the list they should go.
George Michael is GAY? I guess we should have saw that coming!
#24: All Out of Love. Air Supply was the best at the power ballad. So why call them Wussies? That's like calling Oprah a talk show host. We know she is. Thanks.
#11: Hello. Ok. No one calls Lionel Richie a wuss! Lionel's the man, even if his "daughter" is causing him some negative press. At least he could say she's adopted. But Lionel did redeem himself with that "Your my angel..my miracle...you're all i need" dance song that made it's way around the Wedding circuit for a few years. I'd say that was a much wussier song than Hello. Go to any Karoake bar and you'll hear Hello at least once a night.
#7: What's Left of Me. You know I have to defend my boy Nick Lachey. Even if this song is incredibly sappy and wussy. Hopefully his next album is not so god damn mopey. So Nick, if you're reading...go back to the 98 degrees days please. Thanks.
#1: Shiny Happy People. You can't seriously put REM at #1? Really?? It's a feel good song just like the Wham's Wake Me up Before you Go-Go. I mean I know "You're Beautiful" and "I Want It That Way" are in the top 20, but you mean to tell me R.E.M is more wussie than the Backdoor Boys? I beg to differ. Who would you rather pick to win a fight...Michael Stipe or any of the Backdoor Boys?? Exactly.
You're calling Stipe a wuss? Stipe would kick any of the Backdoor Boys asses!
Anyway enjoy your weekend...and the trip down memory lane.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Enriching our Knowledge
So now that it's back to school time it's time to switch gears into more "studious topics"...ok, maybe not. But one of the thoughts I had while going to work today through the throng of kids begrudingly going back to school, was how kids have the world at their fingertips online. Back in the day, our only reference source was the Encyclopedia. Brittania was of course the best encyclopedia, but only those priviledged enough to have parents willing to cough up the few extra dollars instead of those who's parents got their encyclopedia collection with a purchase of $25 or more from Payless were able to reference it's vast amount of usefulness. I happened to love the encyclopedia, more so for the maps that I studied to last longer in our Geography game on road trips. You know the game. Someone mentions a place (city, state, country, river, etc) and the next person has to name a new place using the last letter of the last place mentioned as the first letter of the new place. Like if person A said New York, person B would have to start the next place with the letter K. And so on. If you haven't heard of the game before, don't ask. I was a big dork in school.
Anyways these days, the whippersnappers these days get to use Wikipedia. (www.wikipedia.org) for those who haven't seen or live under a rock. Wikipedia is like an encyclopedia in progress, with people adding pages of information per day. It's a pretty good source of useless knowledge and is slowly becoming the new google. Anyway, I read something the other day about the Hudson Canyon and how the topography of the canyon was just finished. For those who aren't familiar with the project it's really interesting.
You can read more about the project in this link
Anyway thought the project was pretty cool...would be curious to see what NYC trash they're able to find when they send subs down there to take photographs of the ocean floor.
Also on a side note, with all of the shit (no pun intended) that I get on this blog for all of my "potty" humor...I'm gonna go on the record by saying I was officially onto something. Especially considering the fact that a CNN Anchor recently got caught gossiping in the lou with her mic on on live air while the president was giving an address. If you haven't seen it it's pretty funny:
The CNN anchor is Kyra Phillips. Here is some of the transcript for those who can't make out the words over the president's:
Kyra Phillips: "–assholes–Yeah, I’m very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego–[unintelligible] you know what I’m saying. Just a really passionate, compassionate great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They’re hard to find. Yup. But they are out there."
[unidentified woman]: ‘We’ll see. He’s going to come, you know, he’s set for an extended visit–[unintelligible]"
Phillips: "I mean, that’s, that’s how you figure it all out, those extended visits. [laughter]"
[unidentified woman]: "Yeah, but my mom, I think she really likes him."
Phillips: "Mom’s got a good vibe? Good."
[unidentified woman]: "Yeah, my brother’s the one that–[unintelligible]"
Phillips: "Brother–of course, brothers have to be, you know, protective. Except for mine. I’ve got to be protective of him."
Phillips: "Yeah. He’s married, three kids, but his wife is just a control freak."
[unidentified woman #2]: "Kyra."
Phillips: "Yeah, baby?"
[unidentified woman #2]: "Your mic is on. Turn it off. It’s been on the air."
Seconds later, Daryn Kagan stumbled through this awkward transition:
Daryn Kagan: "Alright, we’ve been listening in to President Bush as he speaks in, uh, New Orleans today. This is the one year anniversary of Katrina making land shore there. President Bush saying if another natural disaster hits, our country–we must, uh, react better than that. Let’s listen in once again to President Bush."
HAHAHA...classic. Wish I would've seen that live! Apparently that's not the first time she's messed up on the air. Apparently she once referred to U.S. Ambassador John Bolton to Michael Bolton. Click the link below to view the transcript and play the video: