Wednesday, April 12, 2006

If you've never done any sort of psychedelic drug before, here's a taste of what it's like.

Check out these mini-babies...

The items pictured above are not made of marzipan, nor are they edible. They're 2- to 5-inch sculptures created by artist Camille Allen (including some entries from her Shell Baby line of miniatures), and they're made from Prosculpt polymer clay and mohair.

Overheard on the streets of New York:

Hipster girl #1: ...So now I feel really uncomfortable whenever I'm around him.
Hipster girl #2: Why? 'Cause you had dream sex with him?
-L train

Guy #1: Who is that playing?
Guy #2: Norah Jones.
Guy #1: Isn't she the one who started something?
Guy #2: Started what?
Guy #1: Like didn't she stand up on a bus?
-Whole Foods, Union Square

Girl #1: I know it smells kind of cheap, but I like it because it's the perfume I was wearing when I lost my virginity.
Girl #2: I thought you were wearing Ralph when you lost it.
Girl #1: No, that was my other virginity.
-60th & Columbus

This girl picks up a keg... with her boobs

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Dad beats up son for sleeping-in?

When a father saw his teenage son sleeping long after school normally starts Wednesday morning, he mistakenly thought the boy was trying to skip school.

Uniontown police said the 59-year-old man did not know Wednesday was a “delayed start” day, where the starting time at Lake Local Schools is pushed back 90 minutes.

Minutes later, both were throwing punches and the boy wound up on his way to Akron Children’s Hospital with a split lip and a swollen nose, police said. Jail records said the boy’s dad kicked him in the face, leading to the father’s arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Coontz said the boy, who will turn 18 in June, is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs more than 200 pounds “and three months away from being an adult.”

He said the father and son had been exchanging punches.
“The dad was hit to the left forehead and eye. He had marks of a struggle. So it just wasn’t one-sided,” Coontz said. However, police determined the older man to be the primary aggressor.


The father was charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. He was released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond.
Damn dad. Might want to work on those communication skills with your kid. Article here.

Give your friends gonorrhea for $5.99

Don’t know what to get your friend for his/her birthday? Why not get her a giant plush microbes… like Clap/Gonorrhea? Or maybe E. Coli? Either way, it’s a clever gift that only sets you back about $5.99. These are totally gifts I would buy for some of my friends. Click here to buy one, or see others: Common Cold, Flesh eating disease, H.I.V., pimple, mad cow, bookworm, ebola, head lice... and many more!
Clap/Gonorrhea plush gift...
the gift that keeps on giving?

World's most expensive sandwich?

Feeling hungry? Feel like splurging? There's a new gourmet sandwich that could eat a hole through your wallet.

The sandwich is on sale in London. It is, for now, the most expensive sandwich in the world. You can get it if you fork over £85, that's $140.

Among the ingredients: Wagyu beef, the most expensive meat on the planet; Brie de Meaux, the finest cheese in Europe; fresh duck foia gras; black truffle mayonnaise; roquet leaf; British plum tomatoes; red peppers; mustard confit; and sour dough bread.

The managers say they've found a market for the item because they have customers with a taste for "all things gourmet" and one or two office-based customers who wanted to buy something extra special for a colleague.

Personally… I’d eat off the dollar menus before I’d even consider buying this sandwich. Article here.

The kid in the window keeps staring at me

Grey, the agency behind this campaign/effort for Childcare, India aims to help more than 20 Million Indian Children who beg on the streets each day.

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Teen makes 1,000 bogus 911 calls?

A 15-year-old Buffalo girl was charged over the weekend after she admitted making about 1,000 fake 911 calls from her cell phone and six 911 prank calls from a church telephone, police said Monday.

The girl could be a "copycat," mirroring the highly publicized case of Juan Merced, the prime suspect in nearly 1,000 fake 911 calls from his family's West Side home, police said.

The girl, who cannot be named because of her status as a juvenile, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor falsely reporting an incident for allegedly making six 911 hang-up calls from a phone inside an East North Street church.

The girl's alleged false 911 calls occurred for about nine days, from about March 31 until Saturday, according to police. During the calls, the girl rarely reported that a false incident had occurred, authorities said. Instead, she mostly taunted 911 dispatchers - laughing, joking, harassing them and making snide remarks such as, "You can't catch me," police said. Sometimes the prank calls lasted several minutes, police said, and at least once spanned about one hour.

"She had no respect for authority," Rodriguez said. "When she was being processed, she was so unruly - kicking the table and spitting on the floor - that she had to be handcuffed."

I’m really confused on the fun in doing this. Even when your 15 years old, how is this a fun game? Article here.

A smores-a-board... mmmmmmm!!!

Harvard student says he can make $30/hour playing online poker

"The amount of money that I can make playing online poker is several times larger than what I can make during a term-time job," says Will P. Deringer. "Though there are trade-offs," he adds, "including the rather significant psychological cost of having no consistent expectation of earnings, and having to go to bed some nights after having ‘worked’ $800 poorer. ....Poker has maybe had a marginally negative effect on my grades, but nothing I’m concerned about. What really concerns me is that it takes too much time away from my friends and girlfriend."

Click here to read the full article.

The love/hate t-shirt... clever huh?

Although I’d never buy this… it’s semi-sorta-a-clever. If you want to buy it, you’ll have to order it from France here.

$1,000 drinks at Kentucky Derby

A select few spectators at this year's Kentucky Derby can now sip a $1,000 mint julep.

The sweet cocktail will be made this year with one of the state's finest bourbons and served in a gold-plated cup with a silver straw to the first 50 people willing to put down the cash.
Mint from Morocco, ice from the Arctic Circle and sugar from the South Pacific are added luxuries that will put the drink in a class of its own, the distillery selling the premium drink said.

"We thought we would reflect on and complement the international nature of the Kentucky Derby," said Chris Morris, master distiller for Woodford Reserve. The distillery will sell the drink only on race day to raise money for a charity that cares for retired race horses.

The company already sells some 90,000 mint juleps at the Derby each year, but hopes what's being dubbed the "ultimate" mint julep will catch on. Those who buy the $1,000 cocktail May 6 will get to watch Morris and others make it.

"We really think this will be more about the experience and the excitement of the day," said Wayne Rose, Woodford Reserve's brand director.

Translation: This company is looking to make bucc-o bucks because lots of idiots will gladly fork over 1k just because they’re at the Kentucky Derby. Man, I wish I was one of those idiots who could afford to. Maybe next year… article here.

WTF? This bunny freaks me out!

Outsourcing... I'm loving it.

Like many American teenagers, Julissa Vargas, 17, has a minimum-wage job in the fast-food industry — but hers has an unusual geographic reach.

"Would you like your Coke and orange juice medium or large?" Ms. Vargas said into her headset to an unseen woman who was ordering breakfast from a drive-through line. She did not neglect the small details —"You Must Ask for Condiments," a sign next to her computer terminal instructs — and wished the woman a wonderful day.
What made the $12.08 transaction remarkable was that the customer was not just outside Ms. Vargas's workplace here on California's central coast. She was at a McDonald’s in Honolulu. And within a two-minute span Ms. Vargas had also taken orders from drive-through windows in Gulfport, Miss., and Gillette, Wyo.

Ms. Vargas works not in a restaurant but in a busy call center in this town, 150 miles from Los Angeles. She and as many as 35 others take orders remotely from 40 McDonald's outlets around the country. The orders are then sent back to the restaurants by Internet, to be filled a few yards from where they were placed.

The people behind this setup expect it to save just a few seconds on each order. But that can add up to extra sales over the course of a busy day at the drive-through.

Click here to read the full story.