Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Snakes on a Plane 2: Motherf*ckin Beverages!

The Top 10 College Party Schools in the U.S.

The Texas Longhorns earned another national title Monday -- topping a list of the country's best party schools. UT/Austin is ranked first in the annual Princeton Review survey.

UT beat Penn State, West Virginia and last year's winner -- the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Meanwhile, Brigham Young University was the most "stone cold sober" school for the ninth straight year.

UT spokesman Don Hale said campus leaders don't take such rankings very seriously. Hale said there were a lot of good parties after Texas won the national football championship. He thinks a lot of the kids who filled out the survey remembered those parties.

But student body president Danielle Rugoff said UT had a vibrant social scene even before the victory. The Princeton Review's "Best 361 Colleges" guide goes on sale Tuesday.


TOP 10 COLLEGE PARTY SCHOOLS
1. University of Texas at Austin
2. Penn State University
3. West Virginia University
4. University of Wisconsin-Madison
5. University of Mississippi
6. Ohio University
7. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
8. Louisiana State University
9. University of Iowa
10. University of California, Santa Barbara

TOP 10 'STONE COLD SOBER' SCHOOLS
1. Brigham Young University
2. Wheaton College
3. College of the Ozarks
4. Grove City College
5. U.S. Naval Academy
6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy
7. U.S. Air Force Academy
8. Queens College
9. Wellesley College
10. Calvin College

50 Cent's Jail Mug Shot

This cop had the last laugh

Not sure if this is true, but it’s funny. The Kern County, California, Sheriff's Department orders plain white patrol units and has the graphics applied locally. In this case, what they ordered was not quite what they got.

This car was driven for 1 week before an officer noticed what the graphics company employee did on the passenger side of the car. The employee did this on his last day working for the graphics company before he retired. via

13-year-old baseball player is 6-foot-8!

Aaron Durley towers over the competition at the Little League World Series. The 13-year-old first baseman for Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, stands an imposing 6-foot-8 and weighs 256 pounds.
"I was standing next to him and I was up to his elbows," Scott Kingery, a 12-year-old, 4-foot-9 Phoenix shortstop, said after meeting Durley.

At the secluded dorms where teams stay during the tournament, Durley has become as much of an attraction as the pool, the pingpong table and the video arcade. The soft-spoken Durley doesn't mind the attention. He even lets opponents snap pictures with him during down time.

But Durley, who played at the series last year, too — when he was a mere 6-foot-4 — is crystal-clear about his top priority in South Williamsport.

"I'm more confident this year, ready to do what I need to do," Durley said after a practice. "Hit the ball out." Fittingly, his favorite major leaguer is David "Big Papi" Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox slugger.

Durley scored a run in his 2006 series debut last week. His next shot to belt a homer came Sunday, when his Arabian American squad from Dhahran was scheduled to face Saipan.

He's still growing, too: Durley only shared the tallest-player designation last year. Series sponsors who shower players with free equipment didn't have new spikes readily available for Durley, who wears size 19 shoes. Article here.

Proof Kevin Federline is not a good rapper

Hmmmm... uh- no thanks.

Water-filled bras OK on planes despite security

Don't try to bring a tiny tube of lip-moisturizing gel on board an airliner these days, or wear thin gel inserts to make your shoes more comfortable. And leave your cold and cough gel-caps at home. But, ladies and cross-dressing gents, no one will check if you wear your gel-filled bras right onto the plane.

Despite the fact that these hugely popular undergarments are owned by millions worldwide and have the capacity to carry enough liquid or gel explosives to make a terrorist smile, the Transportation Security Administration has not included them on the new list of items forbidden from carry-on baggage.

In the travel tips listed on the agency's Web site — www.tsa.gov — mention is made of "gel-filled bras," but mostly in the context of those worn as prosthetics by breast-cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies.

"We recognize it's a sensitive issue," said TSA spokesman Darrin Kayser. But asked about the tens of millions of women who wear silicone-gel and even plain water sacs in their bras to enhance their curves, Kayser said he was not aware of the wide popularity of that fashion trend. He said these women should also stow their liquid- and gel-filled bras in their checked luggage. But Kayser said he knew of no efforts to publicize that fact or even include the bras on the banned-items list.

Asked whether — and how — airport screeners would differentiate between women wearing "medical gel" bras or those enhanced for cosmetic purposes, Kayser said women would be neither poked nor questioned about the contents of their undergarments. Instead, security would be ensured by other "levels" of security in airports.

While gel bras come in a variety of sizes and styles, it is not uncommon for one to carry 7 ounces or more of silicone or water in the cups — more than 170 times the amount of goop contained in a 0.04-ounce tube of lip gel. Conceivably, a would-be evildoer could substitute explosive substances to make a "bra bomb" capable of blowing a hole in a plane's fuselage. It would likely take a big box full of lip-gel tubes to do the same.

How serious a threat is this security loophole? Virtually all who have been arrested for conspiring to bomb airplanes have been men. But while the use of women as suicide bombers is rare, it is a growing phenomenon, according to a study released this week by the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, in Oklahoma City. Article here.