Monday, April 30, 2007

Postsecret to Ryan Clark

Postsecret is a blog where people send in anonymous confessions or thoughts on a postcard. It's updated every Sunday.

This week someone sent in a note about Ryan Clark, one of the people killed at Virginia Tech. The postcard says, "RIP Ryan Clark, I think you were here with me in spirit last night, keeping me sane enough to call the Suicide Hotline. Thank-you for saving my life."

One of Ryan's friends posted this on our site about his RA.

RIP, Ryan Clark

Tags: Blacksburg | | postsecret | Virginia Tech shooting | Virginia Tech | VT shooting | Ryan Clark | People

Eat London! No, seriously...

Buckingham Palace made out of fudge? The Treasury a dish of vegetable curry? [Yep]

This is of course at EatLondon, a one day exhibition that recreates a 3-D map version of London from Hyde Park to Tower Bridge and Oxford Street to Elephant and Castle. The sections are all made out of food that represent the 14 diverse community groups across east and south-east London. The best part? Visitors can sample the dishes on a first come first serve basis.

A variant form of street theatre, Eat London has been created by international food artist Alicia Rios and architect Barbara Ortiz.


Tags: Life | London | Oxford | architect | artist | created | theatre | variant | Alicia Rios | Barbara Ortiz | eat london | eatlondon | london made out of food

Beirut "Erotika" show heats up Lebanon

Artists Nayla Karam and Maria Sarkis's art exhibition in Lebanon is not tame.

Their expo called Erotika displays Andy Warhol type of colourful pop-art, where sensual images of women's figures, themes of homosexuality and fetishism are depicted. The two say they're not trying to shock the conservative Arab world with their art show, but they're hoping their exhibit will help break sex taboos. The gallery that is housing the exhibit is called "Surface" and is located in the Christian suburb of Northern Lebanon. Visitors to the gallery have mixed reactions to the exhibit. Some appreciate the artistic aesthtetics, while others don't. The latter say the artists would have been killed if they lived in an Islamic neighbourhood.

Using vivid colours, the pair are showing images of fetishism, homosexuality and even masturbation in a Beirut art show they hope will help to break taboos in the usually conservative Arab world.


Nayla Karam and Maria Sarkis "Erotika"

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DC Madame gives press conference

At a press conference today, DC Madame, Deborah Jeane Palfrey issued a statement in regards to ABC News disclosing the name of one of her clients on Friday. ABC News named Former Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias, as a customer of Palfrey's escort service.

Palfrey says her and her attorney, Mr. Montgomery Sibley tried everything they could for five months to maintain the confidentiality of the names of her clients. It was only after government officials refused "to reconcile the matter fairly" that she decided to utilize the records for her defense. Mr. Tobias, Harlan K. Ullman and several others have been named to date.

Ms. Palfrey adamantly disputes the government’s claims of illegal behavior. The business, Pamela Martin and Associates, functioned as a high-end adult fantasy firm which offered legal sexual and erotic services across the spectrum of adult sexual behavior and did so without incident during its 13 year tenure.


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Dead Mouse+ Hardware Mouse= Mouse Mouse?

This is creepy....
Someone has designed a computer mouse that uses a [real] dead mouse as the shell for the hardware mouse.....There a few questions floating around right now in my brain:
  • Why would you want to use a dead mouse mouse as your mouse?
  • Who would use a dead mouse mouse as the mouse?
  • Why?

    Hacked travel-size (hardware) mouse + taxidermied (wetware) mouse = Mouse Mouse! Fully functional, and furry!

If you'd like to make your own taxidermied mouse, you can download the instructions and and have a real good time.
Canida's Dead Mouse, Real Mouse Mouse

Tags: Technology | animals | contest | degrading | mouse | taxidermy | WALLET | computer mouse | dead mouse | dremels

Friday, April 27, 2007

Shilpa, Christie, a Prince, a President and lots of Prime Numbers

It's Friday which means it's not only the end of the week, but it's also time for the "Friday Blog Buzz round-up." In this particular little piece, I look at some of today's most talked about, [Yahoo'd] buzz words. They are: Shilpa Shetty[Richard Gere and her were caught necking,] Dancing Bush, Department of Defense, prime numbers [I have no idea, why,] Prince Harry [growl,] the New England Journal of Medicine, and Christie Brinkley [she's blogging for the NHL]. I've included some relevant stories as your guide to know just why people are abuzz over these searches. Have fun with it. Own it. Feel it. Rock it.
Prince Harry

Harry reportedly insisted he will abandon his duties all together unless he is allowed to fulfil them properly, following yesterday's (26.04.07) announcement that Army chiefs called an eleventh-hour meeting to review whether he should see combat.


Prime Numbers

n mathematics, a prime number (or a prime) is a positive integer that has exactly two (distinct) natural number divisors, which are 1 and the prime number itself. There exists an infinitude of prime numbers, as demonstrated by Euclid, in about 300 B.C.. The first 30 prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97, 101, 103, 107, 109, and 113 (sequence A000040 in OEIS); see the list of prime numbers for a longer list.


Shilpa Shetty

Breaking his silence following the outcry over the kissing controversy involving Shilpa Shetty, Hollywood star Richard Gere on Friday offered to apologise if he had "offended" anyone.


Department of Defense

The Defense Department and U.S. intelligence officials would not say where Abd Hadi Iraqi was captured, or by whom, but said he was handed over to the CIA in late 2006 and has been providing critical information about Al Qaeda.


Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley, a New York Islanders fan and former wife of singer Billy Joel, is among the celebrities who have been blogging for during the season.


New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday published three perspective pieces responding to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling on Wednesday to reinstate a federal law banning so-called "partial-birth" abortion, overturning the rulings of three appeals courts.


Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty.4 Raw Video: President Bush Busts a Move & Plays Drums

Tags: video | prime numbers | Shilpa Shetty | Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty kiss | prince harry | New England Journal of Medicine | entertainment | Department of Defense | Dancing Bush | Christie Brinkley

He's your tiny "Dancer", on his way to the Guinness Book of World Records

What's 4 inches tall and weighs only 18 ounces?
Well, it's the world's smallest dog, tiny Dancer, of course. The long-haired Chihuahua is a rust-coloured bundle of joy that might take the title of the world's smallest dog after he turns 1. The last smallest dog -- measured by height-- was Danka Kordak of Slovakia, which stood only 5.4 inches. I bet you there are other chihuahua's out there that are even smaller.

Meet tiny Dancer, a rust-colored, long-haired Chihuahua that may just be the world's smallest dog, weighing 18 ounces and standing not much more than 4 inches tall.


Tags: smallest-living dog | smallest dog | officials | long-haired | inches | guinness | entertainment | dancer | Chihuahua

Why you don't throw paperclips at coworkers

I'm not sure where this video was taken or if it's real or not [it appears to be] but you have to check it out.

A guy in an open office environment flicks paperclips at his coworker, who then goes crazy and attacks him. He crawls over the entire desk, throwing off anything he can find to get to the guy across from him. The funny thing is while the guy is being tackled, he stays on the phone. I'd be interested to know if you've ever had anything like this happen to you at work. It seems workplace violence is not as uncommon as one would like to think.

Why you don't throw paperclips at coworkers

Tags: coworker rage | entertainment | funny video | office rage | video | why you don't throw paperclips at coworkers

Nite-Owls: Blame your genes not the boogie

Not an early riser? Would you rather stay up late then go to bed early? [I would.] Well, then you might have the "after-hours" gene and that means you really can't do anything about it.

After testing their theory on mice, scientists concluded that the mice that had the variant gene, which is called "after-hours" or Afh, had internal body clocks that worked on a 27 hour cycle instead of a 24 hour one [yippee!] Scientists in England just made the discovery as until now this gene was not linked to the body clock that keeps metabolism and digestion in tune with the rising and setting of the sun. Neato.

The altered gene, named "after hours" or Afh, is a variant of a gene called Fbxl3, which had not been linked to the body clock that keeps our metabolism, digestion and sleep patterns in tune with the rising and setting of the sun.


Hot Owl

Tags: night-owl | New York | newsgroup | genetic mutation | after hours gene | Health | gene | Afh

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pittsburgh ain't Shitsburgh no more

Sienna Miller, eat your right heart out! [she called Pittsburgh, Shitsburgh after filming a movie there.]

PlacesRated just named [after 22 years] Pittsburgh the most livable city in the U.S. Known for it's steel industry, great hockey and football teams, Pittsburgh beat our 378 other metropolitan cities in nine categories including economy, transportation, education, recreation, ambiance, health care, crime, housing and climate. Way to go Pittsburgh! Watch the slideshow here.

"What you're seeing here is the result of a lot of hard work. We were coming off a bad decade where there were a lot of financial issues in the city proper.



Tags: Life | researched | Ranked | Pittsburgh | metropolitan | Livable | categories | areas | Goldsboro | Savageau | david | Cleveland | author | Almanac

Phil, Lana, Ryan, Rosie, Rupert and those American Idols

Haven't you ever wondered what people search for on the internet? [other than Britney, Paris and Sanjaya]

Currently these five names are the hottest searches on Yahoo. Phil Spector, Lana Clarkson, Rupert Murdoch, Rosie O'Donnell, Ryan Leaf and American Idol's tribute show. I've included a link to each person, so you can find out what the buzz is all about.

Phil Spector

An actress shot to death at Phil Spector’s hilltop castle was the last of several women victimized by the legendary music producer in a decades-long series of alcohol-fueled confrontations, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday as they began hearing the case.


Ryan Leaf

Leaf had a successful college career at Washington State University, where he was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy his junior year. He was selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, after which many scouts predicted that Leaf would have a successful career in the league.[3] However, despite his athleticism, his time as a professional was short and marked by injuries and failure.


Rupert Murdoch

Who is the dense knucklehead who wrote this article for the Associated Press about Rosie and Rupert Murdoch? Rosie O'Donnell made a couple of jokes about how Murdoch was the devil and the "reporter" couldn't figure out why. This is what drives me crazy about the press sometimes. They are so frickin' clueless to what is actually happening in the world.


Lana Clarkson

Check out her website here.

Clarkson, 40, was found shot dead in 2003 in Phil Spector’s mansion in Alhambra, California after she met Spector at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, where she had been working as a hostess. Spector was formally charged with murder in connection with the shooting on September 27, 2004.


Rosie O'Donnell

The opinionated host said she and ABC couldn't agree on a new contract _ she wanted one more year, ABC wanted to lock her up for three. So she decided to leave, although she will appear occasionally next season for things like a planned one-hour special on autism.


American Idol

Money raised on Idol will go to Charity Projects Entertainment Fund (CPEF) and other groups such as Save the Children and America's Second Harvest, with relief programs in Africa and the USA.


Rosie O'Donnell is gone thank God Alec Baldwin

Tags: American Idol | entertainment | Idol Gives Back | Lana Clarkson | Phil Spector | Rosie O'Donell | Rupert Murdoch | Ryan Leaf | The View | yahoo buzz

Ur FARKed: Post to Fark, lose your copyright, forever

So you mean to tell me that if I post a clever headline, story, photo or anything else that belongs to me to I loose all copyright to forever?


They just re-designed the site and have a new disclaimer that pretty much explains that although they will grant you a license back to your own material [ha!] you are forever barred from selling the material because they own all copyright to it. is the legal owner of all copyright interests of content. Each and every submission to carries with it an implied assignment of the entire copyright interest in the submission. In exchange for the content and publication of that submission on, grants back to the submitter a non-exclusive, non-transferable and royalty-free license to republish that submission in any and all forms.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Does Anderson Cooper shower in his gonch?

Oh snap!

I'm not sure whether or not this is true [as there are no photos posted of the actual deed] but apparently someone has snapped a photo of Anderson Cooper, [or as I like to call him Andy Coopsie-Coops] taking a shower at a New York gym in his [wait for it] underwear.

Boxer briefs to be exact.

As strange as this seems, I think it's cool that the sexy news man keeps his "business" under cover at a public place of gawkery. Regardless of his sexual orientation, [which has been questioned in the past] the ladies and the gents seem to love the "silver fox," so in a way he shouldn't really prance around in the buff at the gym.

So, you know what Anderson? I don't blame you for not showering in the buff. Actually, I recommend that you check out GinchGonch for your next purchase of sexy man shorts...

Naturally the sexually ambiguous "silver fox" attracts a lot of attention from both sexes so he takes precautions.


Anderson Cooper

Tags: SHOWERS | shower | New York | opinion | newsgroup | entertainment | CNN anchor | Anderson Cooper | "Silver Fox" | UNDERWEAR