Wednesday, May 25, 2005

DOES IT TAKE PORNO TO SELL?

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Paris Hilton Commercial Too Hot for some

After the debut of a commercial starring everyone’s favorite heiress of skankiness, the prudes have stricken it down with vile assertions. This extremely negative commentary and suggestions are coming from some of the more conservative advocates of modern media.

"This commercial is basically soft-core porn," said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the Parents Television Council. "It's inappropriate for television."

This advocacy group stated further that they plan to mobilize its more than 1 million members to protest and is considering petitioning the Federal Communications Commission for a ruling on whether the advertisements are indecent.

Well I would venture to assert that programming inappropriate for children is rampant on television as well as on the internet, so why can’t the parents take some responsibility and stop trying to pawn it off on the corporations. The company has a large market and this commercial generated the type of response that they need with a less then McDonalds advertising budget.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Man Sets Texting Record

Not that the guy has too much time on his hands or anything, but Deepak Sharma of Ludhiana, India, has gotten his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for sending 182,689 text messages a month, notes gizmo hub Engadget.

That would be, oh, something in the neighborhood of 6,000 messages a day, 253 an hour, 4.2 a minute or a new one every 14 seconds. Which leaves Sharma just enough time get in a quick wrist exercise every 12 hours or so.

Sharma aims to increase his messages to 300,000 in the coming month, according to Web News India, which notes that Sharma sends his rapid-fire messages to his relatives and friends, who purport to fully support his endeavour. Sharma’s wireless operator, Airtel, reportedly sent him a 1,411 page bill.

No word on how Sharma supports his habit.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Woman tried to clean piranha tank

A Russian woman had her fingers badly bitten when she tried to clean her son's fish tank, not realising it was full of piranhas.

The woman, from Saransk, told doctors she thought they were just well fed goldfishand wanted to do her son a favour.

But as she put her hands in to catch the fish they launched a frenzied attack on her hand, clamping onto her fingers and not letting go.

She only managed to get the fish off her hand by banging them against the side of the fish tank, and then called an ambulance to take her to hospital.

Doctors who treated her said she had been lucky not to lose her hand in the attackand that she needed extensive surgery.

The woman lost most of the flesh from two fingers in the attack, local media reported.
A neighbour said: "She had no idea the pet fish in the tank were predators."

I KNOW MOST OF YOU HAVE HEARD OF THEM,
BUT REALLY.......
WHAT ARE THEY, WHERE ARE THEY FROM?

Scientific Name. Pygocentrus nattereri. The body shape of almost all piranhas is high-backed , more or less stocky , and very narrow. The piranha's shape indicates that they live in slow-flowing and stagnant waters . The head is large, with a steep profile. The keel formed by enlarged scales and more or less extending along the midline of the belly is toothed like a saw. It is to this "SAW" that the whole piranha family, Serrasalmidae (Saw Salmon), owes its name.
The largest piranha grows to be about 2 feet long. Most other piranhas are a little over or a little under 1 foot long. There are many species of smaller piranhas whose average size is between 8 and 12 inches.

The Natural Range Of The Piranha includes:
1.The Orinoco Range
2.The Guyana Range
3.The Amazon Range
4.The Rio Sao Francisco Range
5.The Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana Range
Piranhas, in the wild, can be found only in South America. They are freshwater tropical fish. Piranhas live in the so-called white water rivers in the wild. Piranhas never live in mountain streams or lakes.

The round scales of the piranhas are small and set in the skin like the tiles on a roof, arranged in horizontal and vertical rows. They form an effective barrier against infection and foreign bodies. Above the scales lies a layer of skin that secretes mucus, which gives the fish its slimy texture. Attacks and scratches constantly result in the loss of scales. This loss is harmless since the scale regenerate quickly. Piranhas do not actually produce color. Rather, the color is created by many pigment-containing cells - the chromatophores - in the skin in which the scales are embedded. If numerous cells with red pigment lie close together, the area concerned will look red.

Every piranha has both paired and unpaired fins. Paired fins include the pectoral fins, which are inserted behind the gills, and the small ventral fins, attached on the abdomen, behind the pectorals. The unpaired (vertical) fins consist of the long-lobed anal fin that lies between the anus and the caudal peduncle; the caudal (or tail) fin, which has only a shallow notch; the dorsal fin; and the well-developed adipose fin behind it.

Most people outside South America first learned about piranhas in 1914 from Theodore Roosevelt, a former president of the United States. When he came back from his Amazon travels, he told terrifying stories about the fish. One story he told was about a soldier in Brazil who fell off his horse into the river and was eaten so completely that only his bones were left! It is probably true that the travelers found the soldier's skeleton, but it is most likely that he drowned and was later eaten by the many aquatic animals, including piranhas, that eat dead flesh.

The most famous part of a piranha's body is its teeth. Their teeth are sharped like triangles. The lower jaw of a piranha sticks out farther than its upper jaw. This makes the piranha's teeth fit together like a trap. When a piranha bites something, it easily tears it into tiny pieces. The lower jaw is big and immensely powerful. Hidden behind the lips there is alarge, extremely pointed and razorblade-sharp set of teeth. Because of their razor powerful teeth they cause serious injuries or death even to large warm-blooded animals.

Piranhas eat small fish, shrimp, tiny crustaceans, insects, the flesh of dead animals, and even fruit, seeds, and pieces of plants. Some piranhas prefer a diet of fins or scales from other fish. A few piranhas eat mostly vegetables.

When piranhas eat, they use their teeth only to cut and bite, they never chew their food. Instead of chewing, they swallow their food whole. By doing this, they can eat very, very quickly. With so many piranhas eating during a feeding frenzy, the food disappears quickly. The faster a piranha can eat, the more food it gets!

Thanks to the position and shape of the eyes, piranhas, like most fishes, have a very wide field of view. To a limited extent they are able to percieve movements that go on behind them. This means that the fish become aware of possible danger at an early stage and thus have an increased chance of escaping.

Little is known about when piranhas become sexually mature. Breeding occurs during one of two spawns - one before the rainy season in April/May and possibly a second one in late summer. Prior to spawning the general aggressiveness of the piranhas increases considerably, and members of the same species are bitten more frequently.

Ruthless Killers

From the moment tiny baby piranhas hatch from their microscopic eggs, they come into the world armed and dangerous. Baby piranha will feast on tiny crustaceans, fruits, seeds, and aquatic plants. Once they reach about 1.5 inches in length they begin feeding on the fins and flesh of other fish that wander too closely. As they grow larger they begin to venture out in groups (schools) of about 20 fish where they use a variety of hunting strategies to kill and eat their prey. Heck, they don't kill their prey first, they just start eating the victim alive - that's what makes them so ferocious. Adult piranha have been known to eat their own babies. Talk about brutal! When a school of piranha are in a feeding frenzy the water appears to boil and churn red with blood. They attack with such ferocity that they strip an animal of its flesh within a matter of minutes, even taking bites out of each other in the process. Adult piranha will eat just about anything - other fish, sick and weakened cattle, even parts of people. Sickly cattle that have stooped their heads down to drink from the river have been grabbed by the mouth and nose and pulled into the water, completely devoured minutes later. As wicked as it all sounds, piranha have a useful function in the Amazonian jungles just like any other predators in the wild. They are part of the checks and balances Mother Nature employs to eliminate the weak and sick so only the strong survive.

I don't know about you, but it is pretty creepy to think that people actually buy these things and want to keep them in their homes..........

Friday, May 13, 2005

Paraskavedekatriaphobia



Paraskavedekatriaphobia


Noun meaning Fear of Friday the 13th.


Look up paraskavedekatriaphobia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Friday the 13th is considered to be a day of bad luck in many superstitions.The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia, a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, a phobia (fear) of the number thirteen.

Origins.


The origins of the Friday the 13th superstition has been linked to the fact there were 13 people at the last supper of Jesus, who was traditionally crucified on Good Friday, but it probably originated only in medieval times. It has also been linked to the fact that a lunisolar calendar must have 13 months in some years, while the solar Gregorian calendar and lunar Islamic calendar always have 12 months in a year. Another suggestion is that the belief originated in a Norse myth about twelve gods having a feast in Valhalla. The mischievous Loki gatecrashed the party as an uninvited 13th guest and arranged for Hod, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Baldur, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow. Baldur was killed and the Earth was plunged into darkness and mourning as a result.

Some also say that the arrest of Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and 60 of his senior knights on Friday, October 13, 1307 by King Philip IV of France is the origin of this superstition. That day thousands of Templars were arrested and subsequently tortured.They then 'confessed' and were executed.From that day on, Friday the 13th was considered by followers of the Templars as an evil and unlucky day.


Effects


Strangely, there is evidence to suggest that Friday the 13th is actually unlucky for some.Psychologists have found that some people are especially likely to have accidents or fall ill on Friday the 13th.This has been attributed to such people feeling a heightened state of anxiety on that day.The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Ashville, North Carolina estimates that in the United States alone, $800 or $900 million is lost in business each Friday the 13th because some people will not travel or go to work.


The date is also well-known in the motorcycle (biker) community: since 1981, motorcycle enthusiasts and vendors gather every Friday the 13th in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. This tradition started on November 13, 1981 by Chris Simons as a gathering of approximately 25 friends.The event has grown substantially, with an estimated 100,000 people attending in August 2004, as well as music bands, vendors, a bike show, etc.





WE ARE ALL IN LUCK THIS YEAR......


Friday 13th comes but once this year

TORONTO -- Friday the 13th is a day that seems to promise bad luck - but on the upside, it only happens once this year.


And there is no evidence linking Friday the 13th to bad luck, says John Percy, a University of Toronto astronomy and astrophysics professor. "It's strictly a superstition," Percy said.
Fears about Friday the 13th stem from early Christianity, said Dena Taylor, a U of T occult expert. "Friday was the day on which Christ was crucified. ... Judas was considered the 13th person at the table (of the Last Supper) and he, of course, is the betrayer," Taylor said.
Taylor said 13 was linked with evil by Christians in the Middle Ages in the belief that witches met in covens of 13.


But the day does have value beyond superstitious hocus-pocus, said Elizabeth Ridgely, a Toronto social worker. She said Friday the 13th allows people one day to accept their fears.


"It's a day that's dedicated to people's anxiety about safety, anxiety about things working out for them, anxiety about a bad thing happening to either themselves or to somebody in their family."


The next one falls in January 2006.



Fear Free?

You may not take drastic safety precautions every Friday the 13th, but are you totally immune to the superstition? Given the choice, would you get married, start a new job or close on a house on Friday the 13th? Most Americans wouldn't, even though they don't put much stock in the idea. Superstition has a way of creeping up on people when they're in a particularly vulnerable state.

Fascinating Facts about Friday the 13th

  • In French Lick Springs, Indiana, a law was once passed requiring all black cats to wear bells.
  • Greek philosophers called 13 an 'imperfect' number.
  • Friday was the common day for people to be hanged in the past.
  • Hangmen were once paid thirteen pence halfpenny.
  • Some Texans say never to cut any kind of garment on a Friday because it will not be completed.
  • Many hotels have no room number 13
  • Many buildings do not have a 13th floor.
  • Many airplanes do not have a 13th row.
  • Many ships will not start a voyage on the 13th, particularly, Friday the 13th.




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    you are the one who takes charge when things
    start to look rough. On occasion you have
    kicked some ass, and done it well. You don't
    take any crap, which tends to leave you with
    few friends.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

KENNY AND RENEE TIE THE KNOT

Kenny Chesney, Renée Zellweger say 'I do'

By Karen Thomas, USA TODAY

Renée Zellweger has found a keeper. The Oscar-winning actress, 36, married country crooner Kenny Chesney, 37, on Monday after a whirlwind romance.

The couple married on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, where Chesney has a home, the syndicated show The Insider reported Monday. The 15-minute ceremony was attended by family and friends; the bride wore Carolina Herrera, one of her favorite designers; and the groom was barefoot, Insider says.

Her publicist confirmed the marriage Monday night.
The pair met Jan. 15 at the "Concert of Hope" for tsunami relief, Insider says, and became fast friends. Zellweger, a Texas native, is a music fan. She dated Jack White of the White Stripes and was linked to Irish singer Damien Rice. She also dated actor Jim Carrey.

Chesney's 1999 hit You Had Me from Hello was based on Zellweger's famous line from Jerry Maguire.

The marriage is the first for both.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Runaway Bride Has Checkered Past

THIS JUST OUT!!!!!!!

Runaway Bride Has Checkered Past


Wilbanks Arrested 3 Times For Shoplifting In 90'S

UPDATED: 12:26 p.m. EDT May 8, 2005

ATLANTA -- The Gainesville lawyer hired to represent runaway bride-to-be Jennifer Wilbanks once prosecuted Wilbanks for felony shoplifting, court records seen by the Atlanta Journal Constitution show.
Lydia Sartain was Hall County district attorney in 1996 when Wilbanks was arrested for allegedly stealing $1,740 in merchandise from a Gainesville mall. AJC.com reports that Sartain dropped the felony charge after Wilbanks completed a pretrial diversion program that included 75 hours of community service.

The newspaper said Wilbanks was arrested two other times for shoplifting -- once before the felony arrest and once in 1998. She pleaded guilty to stealing $98 worth of merchandise in the 1998 incident and spent two weekends in jail.
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter is considering whether to charge Wilbanks for falsely reporting a crime when she blamed her pre-wedding disappearance on a kidnapping.
Duluth's City Council met Saturday to consider a civil case against Wilbanks to recover the thousands of dollars spent in the search for her.

AND ON THE PAULA AND COREY STORY......
FAMOUS TELEPHONIC DIALOGUE

PART I
PART II

AND THE STORIES GO ON AND ON!!!!!!!!

IT IS MONDAY, GUESS MY BRAIN IS JUST NOT AWAKE TO REALLY BLOG ABOUT ANYTHING....

MAYBE LATER, BUT I HOPE TO AT LEAST GET AROUND TO EACH OF YOU SOMETIME TODAY!!!!

HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

WHERE'S THE BEEF?

IN THIS 15 lb. Burger
It's at a Pennsylvania pub that serves the world's biggest burger - weighing in at 15 lip-smacking pounds!

That's no whopper - you can actually get this meat monster for $23.95,load with all the "fixins"...
Two whole tomatoes
A whole-head of lettuce
12 slices of American cheese
A full cup of peppers
Two entire onions
Plus, a river a mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard.

Denny's Beer Barrel Pub is renown for its 15 lb. burgers.
National and local newspapers have reviewed the burger and its main appeal seems to be...

NO ONE HAS FINISHED IT!!

HOW MANY BITES DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH A BEER BARREL BUSTER?
THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW!!!!

APPARENTLY
THE BURGER USED TO BE ONLY 6 POUNDS!!!!
In January 2005, a 100-pound woman became the first person to win the Denny's Beer Barrel Pub challenge when 19-year-old Kate Stelnick of Princeton, New Jersey, downed a six-pound Denny's "96er" hamburger and five pounds of fixins' in 2 hours and 54 minutes, just shy of the three-hour time limit. For her trouble, Ms. Stelnick got a special certificate, a T-shirt, and other prizes, as well as having her tab for the $23.95 burger picked up by the house.
THEREFORE...
After losing the title of "world's biggest burger" to the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, N.J., which introduced a 12.5-pound hamburger called "Zeus" in early 2005, Denny's reclaimed the crown a few months later by unveiling the "Beer Barrel Belly Buster" a monstrous 15-pound burger featuring 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard and banana peppers. On a bun.

Monday, May 02, 2005

IS IT JUST ME OR ARE CRIMINALS GETTING STUPIDER THAN NORMAL?

Murderer Nabbed for Jaywalking

SALT LAKE CITY - A few missteps - literally - and a 44-year-old man wanted for murder was back in jail after more than two weeks on the lam. Robert Barnes, 44, charged with killing 45-year-old Jerry Coates in July, had managed to elude capture until he jaywalked in front of a Salt Lake City police officer. When the officer ran his name in a computer database, the outstanding no-bail warrant popped up. Anytime you catch a murderer for jaywalking, said police spokesman Dwayne Baird, "that's a good deal."
MORAL OF THE DAY

While being hunted by the police,
don't go out....
if you must go out,
ACT NORMAL,
DO NOT BREAK ANY LAWS NO MATTER HOW MINUTE!!!
DO NOT DRAW ATTENTION TO YOURSELF!!!

Is it just me?
Am I the only person who notices this?
I mean really....
Jaywalking right in front of a cop...
I am not a criminal,
but even I know not to do that!!!!!
WHAT HAPPENED TO BEING CRIMINAL MINDED?
I THINK NOW IT MEANS BE COMPLETELY STUPID!!

PROOF OF STUPIDITY BELOW
CHECK THIS OUT
FINGER COP
HOW STUPID DOES ONE HAVE TO BE TO DO THAT?

WHILE I AM ON THE SUBJECT OF STUPID PEOPLE

I am going through the drivethrough at McDonalds....
the car in front of me has to open the door to:
place the order,
pay for the order,
and get the order!!!

Can someone please tell me:
Why would someone go through the damn drivethroughwhen they can't open their damn window???

GET OUT OF YOUR CAR AND GO IN!!!!!

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