Monday, May 15, 2006

Two buddies just hanging out…

Brad Pitt rejected by Angelina Jolie?

F.F. is saying Angelina Jolie has turned downed Brad Pitt's marriage proposal. Angelina, who is heavily pregnant with Brad's baby, is refusing to walk down the aisle.

A source revealed to Grazia magazine: "Brad has literally got down on his knees to beg Angelina to change her mind but she laughs, pulls him to his feet, kisses him and says, 'Let's not ruin something so perfect'."

Brad Pitt begging a woman to marry him? The Apocalypse? Hell frozen over? What the heck is going on?

Celebrities are ugly without makeup

...Q&A with the dude in college 12+ years

Remember Johnny Lechner, a 29-year-old with spiky blonde hair, has been an undergraduate at Wisconsin-Whitewater for 12 years...count them, 12 years. (see my previous blog post here).

”Degree or No Degree, there are millions of people in the world that do not know what they are doing with their lives, and I am one of them. The only difference is that while they are dealing with the stressors of the real world, I am balancing the social side of college with the academic side and enjoying every minute of it.”
Here's some Q&A with the man himself:

Q: Randall Q of Fort Atkins - How does it feel knowing you are a hero to college students all across the country?

A: Johnny Lechner - I’ve gotten hundreds of emails from people telling me I should keep going to school, that I am their hero, and that they are living vicariously through me. However, I’m really no hero. I just consider myself to be someone that decided to follow his heart. It is fun knowing that people are supportive of what I’m doing though.

Q: Bob of Milwaukee - Johnny, in your decade+ at UW-Whitewater you must have observed some terrible fashion trends. Which was the worst?

A: Johnny Lechner - Some of the worst were actually done by me. I remember tight rolling my jeans and tucking them into my socks, feathering my hair, and wearing Hyper-Color shirts. The 90’s were a good time though!

Q: Stan of Cudahy - You you have any idea how stupid you appear to the outside world?

A: Johnny Lechner - There comes a time when you have to set aside what other people think and focus on your goal at hand.

Q: Robert of Milwaukee - How did you pay for school and do you work a little for spending money. I use to go to Whitewater too.

A: Johnny Lechner - I did take out some student loans my first couple of years, but I have been paying my tuition as I go along for the past 8 years. I’ve done everything from waiting on tables to selling my acoustic CDs.

Q: Ang of Milwaukee - What degrees will you graduate with?

A: Johnny Lechner - I’ve switched quite a few times, but it looks as if I will end up with something that would resemble a triple major/triple minor. The areas of emphasis are Theater, Communications, Education, Health, Liberal studies, and Women’s Studies. I may add the major of Social Work this upcoming year.

Q: Jeff of Franklin - Have you ever sat down and figured out how much money you could have made working full time rather than being a student?

A: Johnny Lechner - I once figured it was a ton of money...but at what price? You're only young once (29 is young)and the college years are worth much more than money.

Click here to read the entire chat transcript.

...and why couldn't the guy help her out?

Law student and his girlfriend, at 126 MPH

A Georgetown University law student who was trying to impress his girlfriend admitted yesterday that he cranked up his new Infiniti G35 to 126 mph on the George Washington Memorial Parkway- among the highest speeds ever clocked on the stretch of federal road.

Drew Hoffman, 28, said his early morning cruise was "a complete lack of judgment. There is no other explanation."

Sgt. Scott Fear, said Hoffman was stopped at 3:55 a.m. on March 12 traveling south on the parkway at Turkey Run Park. He said Hoffman quickly pulled onto a ramp but wound up trapped because the ramp led to CIA headquarters.

"It appeared he was trying to lose the officer real quick," Fear said. "The officer just kind of smiled, knew he couldn't go anywhere and pulled up and got him."

Hoffman was arrested and taken to a Park Police station before being released. His girlfriend, who had been a passenger, drove the silver 2006 Infiniti G35 back to the police station.
Prosecutors said in court that they could not recall anyone going faster than 126 mph on the parkway, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry R. Poretz told Hoffman: "In 15 years on the bench, having adjudicated literally thousands and thousands of speeding cases, this is the highest that I've ever had."

Hoffman pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, and for this he will spend 12 days in jail and a year on probation. His attorney, Jim Clark, said Hoffman "had a new car for the first time in his life, and a great stretch of road at 4 a.m., with no one on it. . . . To say that he is remorseful is a gross understatement." The judge fined him $1,200 and said he could not drive a car for the first 60 days of his probation and only on a restricted basis after that. The 12 days in jail could be served on weekends. Article here.

Funny Mother's Day digital card...

Extra points for well placed toy cars...

Careful, your cell phone could explode?

At least five mobile phones have exploded over the last two months in Brazil, causing anxiety among phone users and making news headlines.

The incidents, representing only a fraction of the 89 million phones in circulation in Brazil, all involved Motorola phones. The company said it was investigating and Brazil's telecommunication agency is pursuing the case as well.
In the most recent incident on April 30, the 34-year-old victim in Formosa, Goias state, had surgery for burns on her thighs and arms. She was driving with the phone in her lap when it exploded.

Motorola said the probable cause of the explosion was that the owners used non-original or low-quality batteries.

"We are having a strong campaign to alert users not to buy accessories which are not original. It's very common for people to do this in markets or non-authorized stores," Motorola spokeswoman Samantha Simon said last week. Article here.

Look closely, what’s wrong in this picture

O.J. Simpson is selling his white Bronco

O.J. Simpson is the star of a new candid-camera program pulls a prank involving the infamous white Bronco.

In the scene taped as part of the one-hour, pay-per-view show called Juiced, Simpson pretends to sell the Bronco at a used car lot and boasts to a prospective buyer that he made the vehicle famous, according to a segment aired on Inside Edition in the US.

"It was good for me - it helped me get away," Simpson said, referring to the slow-speed, televised police chase that preceded his arrest on charges of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Goldman, her friend.
The program will be shown on pay-per-view this month, and a DVD offering uncensored material will be made available soon, Juiced executive producer Rick Mahr said.

Other practical jokes include Simpson disguised as an Elvis impersonator, a vagabond selling oranges for money and as an elderly man leading a bingo game.

Simpson was not paid for the program, Mahr said. "Basically O J Simpson has decided to do this because he wants to do it, and he wanted to have fun with it," Mahr said. Article here.

Russians + helicopters = bad news

A training exercise turned into a real-life rescue... Russian officials said a chopper was taking part in joint emergency response exercises with Japan simulating a joint Russian-Japanese response to an oil spill.

When the Russian helicopter appeared to lose power, it made a hard landing on the Sea of Okhotsk. It seemed okay at first, but then the rotor struck the water’s surface, causing it to break up. The helicopter disintegrated.

The 13 people onboard were rescued, some by a Japanese vessel taking part in the exercise, but the pilot later died. Article here.

Supermodel falls out into NYC traffic?

A supermodel fell out of a bus travelling at 50 MPH after mistaking an exit door for a toilet door.

It happened as Tatyana Simanava was returning to her seat from the WC. Instead of opening the door to the passenger area she pulled open the emergency exit.

The 21-year-old blonde was pitched out onto a busy road in the middle of New York.
The driver reportedly spotted her falling out and pulled over. Miraculously, Ms Simanava was not hit by any passing vehicles. However, she was rushed to hospital with a suspected broken shoulder and wrist.

Fashion photographer Eric Striffler told the New York Post: "She's a great model... very attractive and sexy in front of the camera. "I'm very sorry to hear this news. It puts her career on hold for a while, unfortunately."

Given that she’s not hurt… this is freakin’ hilarious. You have to admit, deep-down inside everyone secretly hopes bad things happen to supermodels. Article here.

Puppies vs. Cat

Entire wedding party throws the shocker!

Pornstar film directing school? WTF?

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The next best thing to starring in a porno is directing one, but even that's tough to do as an amateur- especially if your girlfriend won't even take her socks off for your art. But if you've got a camera (video or still), you can learn to call the money shots like a pro at 'The Porn Academy'.

On June 3rd and 4th, one of the Czech Republic's leading production companies is inviting armchair cinematographers to film and photograph European adult stars doing what they do best: acting.

Students will be picked up at their hotel each morning and driven to a country club-like location in the middle of Prague, replete with swimming pools, tennis courts, and dozens of surgically enhanced vixens having expertly choreographed sex. The package also includes:

Daily workshops, demonstrations, and interactions with directors and actors, who'll teach you such skills as capturing accurate poses on film, and how to hold the camera steady with an erection.

Cost? $900 for singles, $1250 for couples (does not include airfare or hotel). Click here to sign up (NSFW).

New Zealand listed for sale on eBay?

Someone tried listing New Zealand for sale on eBay for 4 million to the highest online bidder.

With a starting offer of just one cent, brisk bidding for the prime chunk of South Pacific real estate quickly boosted the price to $2,330 before eBay pulled the plug on the auction this week.
"Clearly New Zealand is not for sale," eBay Australia spokesman Daniel Feiler told the New Zealand Press Association, adding that 22 bids had been made before the company acted.

The trader has not been named, but apparently was unimpressed with the country he was trying to sell.
The rivalry between the two countries is intense and in his advertisement the man said New Zealand had "very ordinary weather." Article here.

Brutally honest forecast from the bank

Your success at work is your dad's fault?

Successes or failures of employees in the workplace can be traced to what kind of father they had, a psychologist argues in a new book.

In "The Father Factor," Stephan Poulter lists five styles of fathers: super-achieving, time bomb, passive, absent and compassionate/ mentor- who have powerful influences on the careers of their sons and daughters.

Children of the "time-bomb" father, for example, who explodes in anger at his family, learn how to read people and their moods. Those intuitive abilities make them good at such jobs as personnel managers or negotiators, he writes.

But those same children may have trouble feeling safe and developing trust, said Poulter, a clinical psychologist who also works with adolescents in Los Angeles area schools.

"I've seen more people hit their heads on what they call a glass ceiling or a cement wall in their careers, and it's what I call the father factor," Poulter said in an interview. "What role did your father have in your life? It's this unknown variable which has this huge impact because we're all sons and daughters."

Styles of fathering can affect whether their children get along with others at work, have an entrepreneurial spirit, worry too much about their career, burn out or become the boss, Poulter writes. Even absent fathers affect how their children work, he writes, by instilling feelings of rejection and abandonment.

Those children may be overachievers, becoming the person their father never was, or develop such anger towards supervisors or authority figures that they work best when they are self-employed, he writes.

"The father's influence in the workplace is really one of the best-kept secrets," he said. Poulter co-authored an earlier book on mothers and daughters called "Mending the Broken Bough." "The Father Factor" is set for release next month by Prometheus Books.

Interesting… article here.