Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Perfect time for a coffee break?

McDonalds to release biggest burger yet

Fast food major McDonalds is hoping to cash in on the FIFA World Cup Soccer/Football fever as it prepares to launch the World cup burger. The special burger will be available for six weeks and will be around 40 % larger than it's biggest burger the Big Mac.
So after relishing it you will be left with 667 additional calories which is equivalent of 9 fun sized Snickers bars. The move has prompted outrage from health campaigners with Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb orgainising a petition against the burger. Article here.

Brad Pitt, then & now...

Dude shows up drunk to DUI hearing?

James Kassab arrived bright and early, 9:45 a.m. at the Centre County Courthouse Annex on Thursday, where he was scheduled to plead guilty to drunken driving. The problem was that he was drunk when he got there.

A portable breathalyzer test found his blood alcohol level to be about .15 percent, or almost double the legal limit to drive in Pennsylvania.

Centre County Judge Bradley P. Lunsford was not amused and ordered Kassab, 24, of 622 Galen Drive, State College, handcuffed, led from the courtroom and put in a holding cell for the rest of the day to sober up. Kassab did not even receive a lunch.

"We're going to try it again here at 3:45 p.m.," Lunsford said, donning his judicial robes. "If he is sober, we'll take his plea. And, if not, well, we'll see him tomorrow."

Later, with Lunsford seated on his bench, two sheriff's deputies led the bleary-eyed and still-handcuffed Kassab to a seat nearby.

"How do you feel?" Lunsford asked without looking up. "Pretty embarrassed," Kassab answered. "I bet," the judge said, still not looking up.

This time, a breath test reported no alcohol in Kassab's system, and as Kassab was now clearly coherent, Lunsford accepted his plea to drunken driving.

As Kassab repeatedly apologized, Lunsford told him that until his sentencing, he is not allowed to drink any alcohol, to be inside any establishment that serves or sells alcoholic beverages, or to even be near someone who is drinking alcohol. Article here.

Put on your sunday best for Wal-Mart?

FiveFinger shoes... these look sweet!

These shoes look bad-ass...

"FiveFingers™ is the first and only footwear to offer the exhilarating freedom of going barefoot—with the protection and surefooted grip of a Vibram® sole.
And that makes it ideal for a wide range activities you'd probably rather do barefoot—boating, kayaking, canoeing, canyoneering, coastal approach, even after-sport recovery.
FiveFingers gives you a gecko-like grip on slippery surfaces. They protect your tender feet from scorching sand and sharp rocks. FiveFingers helps to promote a more natural walking motion. They gently separate each toe, while stimulating and exercising the muscles of the feet."

They retail at $70. Click here to read more.

Angelina/Brad baby gets $17,000 pacifier

It appears it will be as bad as anticipated and in a case of Angelina Jolie overboard- a company has shipped baby Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt a one-of-a-kind 14K gold and diamond studded pacifier worth $17,000.

The binky is made of European white gold and 3 carats of white diamonds, reports TMZ.

Outrageous isn't it? One would assume that Jolie and boyfriend Brad Pitt would certainly not approve and if the accept the gift- place it up for auction and donate the cash for something worthy.
The web site contacted CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, to see how much this binky would provide to an African community if its monetary worth were donated.

The $17,000 would pay for:
*283 girls to go to school for one year

*708 school kits - with pen, pencil, slate, pencil sharpener, erasers, notebooks and transportation of the supplies to remote areas.

*61,000 people to eat for a day or feed 400 families for a month.

*77 families to start small poultry businesses. Each family would get 25 chickens, a hen house, feed, and vaccinations for the chickens.

*1,000 families to receive a fishing kit (two packs of twine, one pack of hooks) so they can fish to feed themselves.

*10,000 safe delivery kits to help women give birth in communities or in emergencies where there is no hospital or clinic. The kits contain soap, razor blades, plastic sheeting, string and instructions to help facilitate a clean, safe delivery.

Rugby with your pet lama? Flippin’ sweet!

Dude has longest nipple hair in the world?

Don McPhail thinks he's sealed a Guinness World Record by a hair. A very long nipple hair, to be exact.

In bizarre fashion, the 31-year-old St. Vital resident is trying to get his name in the British book of wild and wacky feats by laying claim to having the world's longest strand of nipple hair.

"I just know that it's a possibility. It would be funny," McPhail said moments before he lifted his white T-shirt and carefully grasped the strand between two fingers so he could measure it for a reporter.

Using a digital caliper, the brown hair on his left nipple unofficially measured 11.43 centimetres yesterday. The Guinness record is 8.89 centimetres.
McPhail said he has never shaved his chest or trimmed the strand. He does nothing to protect it and his place in hair history.
"I just hope nobody gives me a purple nurple and it comes out," said McPhail, using a slang term for the act of grabbing and twisting the nipple of another person.

His girlfriend, Cassandra Irwin, said the attempt is silly but McPhail is determined to share his feat with the world. "When he goes out he says, 'Look at my nipple hair, I've got the longest nipple hair.' It gets people talking," Irwin, 22, said. "It's something different, but there's records for everything."

McPhail said his parents are "kind of embarrassed," and his co-workers at a fibreglass window manufacturing company are behind him. He noticed the unusual length last fall, and got the idea for measuring the strand when he picked up the 2006 Guinness World Records book at a shopping mall.

Inside, he read about the record 8.89-centimetre strand on the left nipple of Tyler Ing, a London, Ont., university student.

McPhail is now nipping at Ing's heels. He's hoping to submit an official measurement, along with witness statements, video footage and other evidence, by the end of June.

Seriously? WTF? Gross dude. Article here.

The Quadski? I want one... please!?!

Gibbs Technologies Ltd, the world’s only High Speed Amphibian technology specialist, today unveiled a prototype of the first commercially viable high-speed amphibian Quadbike/All Terrain Vehicle - Quadski.

Quadski is the third demonstration of Gibbs’ HSA technology following the successes of the Aquada and the Humdinga. It is capable of travelling up to 50 mph (72 kph) on land and water and makes the transition at the flick of a switch. Click here to launch the company website for more information.

Well… time for dessert?

OJ Simpson threesome sex tape?

The OJ Simpson sex tape, of which have been viewed by the Daily News, shows a man who's a dead ringer for Simpson having cocktails with two women in a hotel room, then stretching out on a bed and unzipping his pants. The man, who has the same wobbly knees as the 58-year-old Heisman Trophy winner, is later seen naked.

Other footage shows a man with the same body type as ­Simpson having sex with the women, ­although his face isn't visible.
"I didn't believe in sex ­addicts until my last few ­girlfriends," Simpson says on the 25-minute­ tape, according to a ­trailer for the video, which is due to go on sale today for $19.95 at badoj.com. "I'm a ­sexaholic! ... If I'm not sexually active, I become destructive."

Phoenix-based celebrity skin broker David Hans Schmidt said that at one point during the action, Simpson and one of the women go into a bathroom to snort cocaine while the other woman rifles through Simpson's pants and removes money from his wallet. Elsewhere on the tape, said Schmidt, Simpson sings, "If I only had a brain."

Simpson's lawyer, Yale Galanter calls the tape "garbage." He added: "And we can prove it. O.J. wouldn't do anything like this." In response the celebrity porn peddler said: "O.J. is welcome to say that's not him on the tape, just like he said he didn't murder Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. But there's no question in my mind the real O.J. is having sex on this tape. When the tape comes out, people can make their own judgment."

Does anyone even care to see this? Honestly? Article here.

Damn, this is one big-ass doggy

A real life hollywood style prison break

A helicopter landed in the middle of the high security Athens Korydallos prison, picked up two prisoners and flew away in a Hollywood-style escape that has left Greek police stunned.

A criminal on the run hijacked the helicopter Sunday to get his brother out of prison, police said. Vassilis Paleokostas, 40, who was serving a 25-year sentence for kidnapping and bank robbery, and an Albanian convict escaped.

"The guards thought it was a surprise inspection by ministry officials and did nothing," a police official said.

The helicopter pilot, who said he was forced at gunpoint to undertake the mission, flew the inmates to a nearby cemetery and they made their escape on motorbikes. Greek police have launched a manhunt for the convicts. Article here.

Celebrities without make-up are ugly

Woman shot while stealing gas from cars

A woman was shot in the leg with a shotgun by a man who saw her and two others siphoning gasoline from vehicles in Sparks, Nev.

Sarina Ellis, 22, was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police said the alleged shooter, Alden Noring, turned himself in shortly after the predawn incident Monday. Noring now stands accused of battery with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into a vehicle.
According to police, Ellis, along with 25-yera-old Allen Dixon and 43-year-old Katrina Myrick-Davidson, were siphoning gas when Noring awoke and went outside with a shotgun to confront them. Police said Noring was involved in a similar shooting in 1995.

Wow… uh shotgun to the leg for stealing gas! Damn. Article here.

uh... is Mickey Mouse mooning us?

The 2006 MTV Movie Award Winners:

Best movie - Wedding Crashers
Performance - Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain)
Comedic performance - Steve Carell (The 40-Year-old Virgin)
On-screen team - Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers)
Villain - Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge Of The Sith)
Breakthrough performance - Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers)
Hero - Christian Bale (Batman Begins)
Sexiest performance - Jessica Alba (Sin City)
Fight - Angelina Jolie vs. Brad Pitt (Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
Kiss - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain)
Frightened performance - Jennifer Carpenter (The Exorcism Of Emily Rose)
MTVU student filmmaker award - Joshua Caldwell (A Beautiful Lie)
Silver Bucket of Excellence - Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing)
MTV Generation Award - Jim Carrey