Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Two faces... weird huh?

Jessica Simpson pranks Kristin Cavallari

Reports are saying that Jessica Simpson has been prank calling Nick Lachey's new pseudo girlfriend, Kirstin Cavallari. Anyways, Jessica has even gotten her friends to join in on the pranks. They are usually calling Kristin up to order pizza or other foods, and she is really starting to get pissed. Recently, Jessica was most upset after she saw her photo of the two together.
The source says: “She was furious. She thought it was insulting and embarrassing to be lumped together with Kristin! As far as Jessica is concerned, Kristin’s a nobody- 19 year old reality tv star who has just been using Nick for free publicity.”

This kind of stuff is always happening to me when girls get jealous. Yeah… right.

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Choose what TV shows this guy watches

So this dude has started a new website… makemewatchtv.com

“Make Me Watch TV is the site where you get to force me, Aric McKeown, to watch whatever TV show you please.

Not only that, but you can watch me watch TV! That’s right, watch me via webcam as I watch the chosen program and blog my thoughts on it live.

Will you be nice and make me watch Lost, or will you be cruel and make me watch Joey?”

So I’m really not sure how cool this actually is. The idea of being able to choose this guy’s TV lineup is uninteresting to me. I personally TIVO my share fair of 6 or shows and only watch those. I guess this site is semi-sort-of-interesting. Click here to tell Aric McKeown what TV shows to watch.

Britney Spears is officially not sexy

Teen princess Britney Spears is falling out of the world’s 100 sexiest women list — just two years after TOPPING it.

Britney, 24, was sixth last year. But as voting this year nears its end, she is down in 120th place — way behind babes like Kate Beckinsale, Katie Holmes and Charlotte Church.

Ross Brown, editor of FHM men’s mag which runs the contest, blamed “a raft of less-than flattering photos”. He said Britney needed an extra 20,000 votes to get into the top 100.

I’m not in the least bit surprised by this… are you? Article here.

Couple fakes son death for day off?

Two people who police say conspired to get off of work for a few days by filing a fake obituary with a newspaper have been arrested.

James Ralph Snyder, 36, and Mary Jo Elizabeth Jensen, 33, both of Waterloo, participated in the scam by filing an obituary saying Jensen's 17-year-old son had died, police said.

Later in the week, people who know the family and the teenager saw him at a downtown restaurant and called authorities, police said. Snyder and Jensen, who worked at Tyson Foods in Waterloo, started taking time off of work in December saying her son was sick and in a hospital, police said.

They said the plot escalated and Tyson officials were told the teenager was on life support and eventually had died. Company officials asked the couple to verify their absence from work and Snyder took the obituary to the newspaper, police said.

Uh… did they really think this was an idea that would work? Morons. Article here.

This guy drove his Hummer on ice…

Free TV shows online next month...

Disney plans to offer four ABC prime-time shows, including "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," online for free beginning next month. The entertainment conglomerate said current episodes of "Commander in Chief," as well as the entire season of "Alias," also will be available through June.

The Wall Street Journal said the shows would be available the morning after they air.


In addition, the TV group will launch a broadband channel -- called Soapnetic -- for soap opera viewers next week.

It will be available to Verizon consumer broadband customers.

The Wall Street Journal report said shows would be archived so viewers can eventually watch an entire season of shows from outlets including ABC and Disney Channel.

New technology would be aimed at preventing viewers from fast-forwarding through commercials, in an effort to keep advertisers happy.

All four of those shows are already available in Apple's iTunes Music store, but downloads cost $1.99 an episode. Article here.

This jumping toy looks really fun:

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Bill Clinton & Monica Lewinsky quarter

The Quarter speaks a thousand words...

“Flip it and it will land ‘HEAD’ side up every time! This item Pokes fun at a President that was in CLOSE QUARTERS with a few too many young women and the only man who has his own Penal Code.”

Click here to see the actual eBay listing.

Man gets $218 trillion phone bill

A Malaysian man said he nearly fainted when he received a $218 trillion phone bill and was ordered to pay up within 10 days or face prosecution, a newspaper reported Monday.

Yahaya Wahab said he disconnected his late father's phone line in January after he died and settled the 84 ringgit ($23) bill, the New Straits Times reported.

But Telekom Malaysia later sent him a 806,400,000,000,000.01 ringgit ($218 trillion) bill for recent telephone calls along with orders to settle within 10 days or face legal proceedings, the newspaper reported.

It wasn't clear whether the bill was a mistake, or if Yahaya's father's phone line was used illegally after his death. "If the company wants to seek legal action as mentioned in the letter, I'm ready to face it," the paper quoted Yahaya as saying. "In fact, I can't wait to face it," he said.

A company official, who declined to be identified as she was not authorized to speak to the media, said Telekom Malaysia was aware of Yahaya's case and would address it. She did not provide further details.

Only $218 trillion? Pocket change. This makes me wonder… does anyone in the world even have 218 trillion dollars? How the hell could anyone pay this off even if it was real? Article here.

An honest birthday message:

San Fran. is the gayest city in the world

New statistics suggest San Francisco has the highest percentage of gay men among major cities in the world, with a quarter of them HIV-positive, a top city health official said on Friday.

"Despite an overall loss in the population in San Francisco in the last five years, we think there has been an absolute gain in gay men," William McFarland, head of HIV/AIDS statistics at San Francisco's Department of Public Health, said in an interview. "From all the data I have seen … it's the gayest city in the world."

McFarland has compiled the city's first survey in five years on gay men and HIV to be presented at a meeting next week to discuss HIV/AIDS prevention.

He said it found an estimated 63,577 gay males aged 15 and above in San Francisco, a city with a total population of 764,000. That figure represents nearly one in five of the city's males above the age of 15.

At 40 percent, Baltimore has the highest percentage of HIV-positive men among its population in a study of five cities, with San Francisco second, according to a 2005 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Article here.

I’d say this is a pretty big bunny

The best place to live in the world...

Zurich, Switzerland is the city with the highest quality of life in 2006, while Baghdad, for the third year running, has the lowest, a survey published Monday shows.

Geneva and Vancouver made the top three in the list compiled by human resource company Mercer while Bangui in the Central African Republic and Brazzaville, the capital of Congo Republic, joined Baghdad in the bottom three.
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The top three cities in the list are all unchanged from last year.
Chicago is one of the biggest climbers in the rankings since 2005, rising to 41st from 52nd due to reduced crime rates, while Cairo is one of the biggest fallers, sliding nine places to 131st out of 215 cities.


"(This was) due to political turmoil and terrorist attacks in the city and surrounding area," Mercer said.

Mercer bases its annual survey on 39 quality-of-life factors, from political stability to schools, bars, restaurants and the environment. Article here.

Good, better, best!

Free porn on public access TV?

Don and Terri Newbauer's daughter, Nicole, was flipping through the television channels and found hardcore pornography on Adelphia Cable's public access Channel 2, which generally airs videotapes provided by individuals or community groups.

"And she says, 'You have to see Channel 2.' We turn it on and it's like -- whoa!" said Don Newbauer. "It was disgusting. It was the hardest-core stuff I've ever seen."
Newbauer said he immediately called Adelphia and asked the phone representative, "What kind of smut are you guys putting on Channel 2?"

Newbauer said the cable company's representative blamed the problem on local programming that Adelphia does not control. “All he told me is, 'Yes, there's hardcore porn on the television. We know about it. The telephone lines at Adelphia are blocked up and nobody can get through. We're working to get it off your television,'" she said.

Adelphia told WLWT-TV in Cincinnati that all videos aired on cable access are screened, and that Saturday's tape -- of go-kart racing -- was screened for the full amount of time it was scheduled to run. Adelphia said screeners did not watch the rest of the tape that contained about 18 to 20 minutes of pornographic material -- all of which aired on Sunday. Article here.

A Couch made out of mouse pads

This Mouse Pad Couch is in this guys office at Rochester Institute of Technology. He claims to conduct meetings, work on problems, or just relax from a stressful day on it.

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Old woman gets ticket for slow crossing

An 82-year-old woman received a $114 ticket for taking too long to cross a street. Mayvis Coyle said she began shuffling with her cane across Foothill Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley when the light was green, but was unable to make it to the other side before it turned red.

She said the motorcycle officer who ticketed her on Feb. 15 told her she was obstructing traffic.

"I think it's completely outrageous," said Coyle, who described herself as a Cherokee medicine woman. "He treated me like a 6-year-old, like I don't know what I'm doing."

Los Angeles police Sgt. Mike Zaboski of the Valley Traffic Division said police are cracking down on people who improperly cross streets because pedestrian accidents are above normal. He said he could not comment on Coyle's ticket other than to say that it is her word against that of the citing officer, identified only as Officer Kelly.

Man, I feel bad. Article here.

Drunk teenagers dress up like girls?

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The 9-year-old veteran bullfighter

Rafita Mirabal is 9 years old and already has had about two dozen fights in bullrings since 2005, including his latest challenge on Sunday in Texcoco, just east of Mexico City.

His contests differ slightly from a regular bullfight. The animals are younger and somewhat smaller, and he does not give the matador's final death blow with his sword. The ban on swordplay isn't to protect Rafita, but rather the sport's reputation.

Rafita isn't strong enough yet to drive a full sword into a bull's heart, and as a result, "he might just wound the animals. San Martin expects Rafita to be killing bulls by the time he's 11 or 12. Most bullfighters start when they're 15 or older, he noted.
In Texcoco on Sunday, Rafita challenged a 2-year-old "vaquilla" — a cow with horns — and nearly lost. The vaquilla tossed him into the air, swept him to the ground between its horns and then trampled him, but left him unharmed.

"That was nothing," he said, his eyes tearing "from emotion" and a bruise appearing to form on his cheek. "It was good, very good." Rafita says his ambition "is to continue being a bullfighter, come what may."

His father, Rafael Mirabal Martinez, is a fight fan. He sends his son into the ring without any qualms because "this has always been his passion," he said. "I ask God to take care of him," said Mirabal, who nonetheless has established some rules: "He has to keep his grades up at school to keep on with this."

San Martin billed Rafita as "the child prodigy who just has to be seen." "He's got it in his blood," the manager said. "He's got a great future."

Damn. This kid is bull fighting as 9 year-old? When I was in 3rd grade wasn’t fighting crazy bulls like this kid. Pretty sure I was still rockin’ the swing sets and dominating the 4 square courts on the playground. Article here.