Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Dude totally breaks his face on a bike tire, LOL

I freakin' hate when the weather is depressing

So it’s official. It’s that time of year again, the worst weather of the year – winter. Today was wet, rainy, drizzly, and ugly as hell. Mind you I spent the entire day inside of a cubicle without a window… it still was awful outside. Why do I hate it so much? Besides the obvious cold and rainy weather, I really am annoyed by the fact the sun goes down before I get home from work. Call it petty, but I just find it a complete downer that the sun goes down before I even get home. I really really hate that. Did I mention I really hate it? It honestly just makes me want to stay inside, wear nothing but comfortable sweats and lounge around watching movies and TV. Now don’t mistake me, I love the change of climate the Midwest gets, and when it snows here it’s awesome. However, I do reserve my right to complain about the rest of the 80% of the winter season that just seems to suck donkey ka-ka.

Clever yoga advertisement on a straw

Breaking up with someone via text message?

A survey by Samsung says that text messaging on cell phones is becoming a more acceptable way for people to manage their love lives.

Nearly half of people in the survey said it's OK to ask someone out for a first date with a text message. Eleven percent said sometimes it's an acceptable way to end a relationship.

But that was deemed appropriate by 22 percent of 13- to 15-year-olds. That age gap was also evident on the first-date question, where 63 percent of people over age 20 said it was never cool.

The survey also found that Americans send an average of 41 text messages per week. Again, teenagers brought the average up, sending 98 a week each.

Women also send more than twice as many text messages as men. People in urban areas sent four times as many text messages as those in rural areas and the suburbs. Article here.

Dude, this boxer is freakin’ huge!

Nikolai Valuev (Russian: born August 21, 1973) is the first Russian professional heavyweight boxing champion and the current holder of the WBA title. His alias used to be "The Beast from the East" but he now prefers to be styled "The Russian Giant."
Valuev is the tallest and heaviest recognized champion of all time, standing at 7' foot tall and weighing as much as 330 lb. Most recently (October 8th, 2006) he successfully defended his title against Monte Barrett, winning by technical knockout in the 11th round. Wiki.

New TV gadget makes you look like a assclown

Is this the way we will all be 'enjoying' our television programmes and computer games in the future? (I hope not)

In this photo, a model is wearing a new gadget, from electronics manufacturer Toshiba, that enables the wearer to experience a full 360-degree view on a 40 centimetre dome-shaped screen. Article here.

Watch this super model get ‘photo-shopped’

Secret Service busts kid, anti-Bush MySpace?

Julia Wilson, 14, was pulled out of her biology class by Secret Service agents last week and asked about comments and images she posted on MySpace. Beneath the words "Kill Bush," Julia posted a cartoonish photo-collage of a knife stabbing the hand of the president.

"I'm a very peace-loving person," said Wilson, an honour student who describes herself as politically passionate. "I'm against the war in Iraq. I'm not going to kill the president."

Her mother, Kirstie Wilson, said two agents showed up at the family home in Sacramento's upscale Land Park neighbourhood Wednesday afternoon, questioned her and promised to return once her daughter was home from school.

After they left, Kirstie Wilson sent the following text message to her daughter's cellphone, telling her to come straight home: "there are two men from the secret service that want to talk with you. Apparently you made some death threats against president bush," the message read.

"Are you serious!?!? omg. Am I in a lot of trouble?" her daughter wrote back, using shorthand for "Oh, my God." Moments later, the girl's mother received another text message from her daughter, saying agents had pulled her out of class.

Julia Wilson said the agents threatened her by saying she could be sent to juvenile hall for making the threat. "They yelled at me a lot," she said. They were unnecessarily mean."

Her parents said the agents should have more quickly figured out they were not dealing with a real danger. Ultimately, the agents told the teenager they would delete her investigation file. Article here.

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Principal shoots kittens? WTF? He did what?

The school principal in a remote community along the Canadian border has resigned and faces potential criminal charges for firing a shotgun on school property last month to kill a pair of orphaned kittens.

Wade Pilloud said he shot them after catching and killing their mother in a trap he'd set for skunks and woodchucks beneath the mobile home where he lived weekdays on the grounds of the K-12 Indus public school.

"I did it because I did not want the kittens to starve or dehydrate to death," Pilloud, 38, wrote Friday in an e-mail. "... At no time was the safety of any staff or student in jeopardy." Read the full article here.

Celebrity baby pictures…

Dude jumps 200 feet into water, survives fall?

A man threatened to jump, then asked for help and survived a fall from a bridge in Charleston S.C. — a drop of about 20 stories.

Authorities said the man, stopped his car and climbed over the 7-foot railing on the edge of the bridge sidewalk about 2 p.m. Sunday. Negotiators tried to talk the man off the ledge during the four-hour incident.

"He never said he wanted to come back," said the Rev. Rob Dewey, a police chaplain with the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. "By the time he agreed to let us help him, he was holding on only by his fingertips."

As he hung there, the man looked up and said, "I need help," Dewey said. Rescue workers were waiting about 30 feet away and were motioned in, said Lt. Sean Carroll of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department.

"By the time we could get to the edges of the railings he was just holding on by the first joints in his fingers," he said. "We tried to lay hands on him but at that point he fell."

The man, identified only as a 21-year-old man from Andrews, fell about 200 feet to the Cooper River. He was rescued from the water and given first aid. Dewey said he visited the man in the hospital Sunday night and he appeared "to be doing OK."

It was the first fall from the bridge since the span, the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America, opened in July of last year. Article here.