Thursday Morning Quick Hits

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Part man. Part machine. All professor. Syracuse U. PhD candidate Peter
"Robocop" Weller
has role as expert commentator on History Channels’s
Rome: Engineering an Empire. In other news ED209 to host Jeopardy.

Katie Holmes
considers changing her name to "Kate Cruise", both
personally and professionally; reportedly okay with that whole
"sounding like a male prostitute" thing.

Murder Inc
thought to be behind 50 Cent, Jam Master Jay shootings; at least they won’t be sued for false advertising.

GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!

  Enough about the "S" being too small.  Movie-makers spend a month getting Superman’s package just right.

School district shocked to find kids are wagering lunch money on spider
fights
. Don King reportedly trying to lure black widow spiders to sign
with him.

Ballroom
dancing champion

   goes on a drunken rampage, tries to kill partner with
the kind of smooth grace not seen since the allemande graced the dance
halls of Vienna.

Arnold Schwarzenegger rejects gay marriage legislation, claiming that
professional weight lifting offers enough homoeroticism on its own.

Bad: Chinese restaurant offers possibly illegal stir-fried tiger meat
dish
. Worse: It’s actually donkey meat dressed with tiger urine.

Her Many Scarey Faces Miss Love

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A collection of the many terrifying faces of Courtney Love. Some how the picture above didn’t make the cut. Probably because no one was brave enough to look at it long enough, save it on their desktop, upload it on to this site, only to stare at it for another 60 seconds. I would close my eyes but it wont help me. The image is burned into my brain now.[link]

link thanks to:
boingboing

Can Eva revamp the art of cheating?

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Eva Longoria told Britain’s Eve magazine: "I end up overlapping people
because I know I’m over the relationship, so I move on without telling
them. It’s not good. I’ve never broken up with someone successfully." .

Interesting way of looking at it, Eva. I mean, I’m pretty sure that logic works only in your head, as your ex-boyfriend(s) might see your overlapping and raise you one (possible several) count(s) of cheating. But I’m going to give Eva the benefit of the doubt today and examine the term ‘Overlapping‘ to see if it truly applies to her behavior:

overlapping
     adj 1: related by having something in common with or coinciding
            with; "having overlapping duties"; "found unexpected
            overlapping areas of interest"
     2: laid overlapping (not flush) [syn: lap-jointed, lap-strake,
         lap-straked, lap-streak, lap-streaked]
     n : covering with a design in which one element covers a part of
         another (as with tiles or shingles) [syn: imbrication,
         lapping]

Okay while I’m sure it involved a lap or two, lets take a look at the term ‘cheating’:

cheating
     adj 1: not faithful to a spouse or lover; "adulterous husbands and
            wives"; "a two-timing boyfriend" [syn: adulterous, cheating,
             two-timing]
     2: violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter";
        "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting
        serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior" [syn: cheating,
         dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike]
     n : a deception for profit to yourself [syn: cheat]

Hmm. Maybe two-timing was the word Eva was looking for. I’m sure that’s it. The press can make people nervous. I’m sure she just meant "I end up two-timing people
because I know I’m over the relationship, so I move on without telling
them. It’s not good. I’ve never broken up with someone successfully." .

There. That sounds just about right.

The Pussycat Dolls and their collective right to live

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"I spent an unhealthy amount of time yesterday pondering the collective fates of the Pussycat Dolls.

What
constitutes an unhealthy amount of time is debatable, of course. I
probably spent about five minutes honestly thinking about it while on a
run last night, followed by another five minutes thinking if it would
be something worth writing about. All told, that’s 10 minutes of
thinking about the demise of a presumed one-hit wonder pop group with
no redeemable social values, which is probably about 11 minutes too
much."[ continue reading...]

Apple Pop Life reflects on the Pussycat Dolls and their ‘hit’ song "Don’t Cha".

The iPod nano

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"Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again.
With 2GB (500 songs) and 4GB (1,000 songs) models starting at $199, the
pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an
impossibly small design. So small, it will take your music places you
never dreamed of."

Hmm it’s no wider than a pencil and here I thought bigger was better. Once again I have been proven wrong by Apple.[Engaget report]

Wednesday Afternoon Quick Hits

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Star Jones to adopt baby because she is too old, husband too gay.

Gamers take a break from beating up prostitutes, shooting people, and otherwise being violent to organize Katrina aid.

Marvel Entertainment announces 10 characters it will develop in to full
blown features including such well known superhero greats as Black
Panther and Ant-Man, who can shrink to insect size and umm… communicate with
ants…

Fox news gives Kanye West’s new album poor review. Fox News doesn’t care about hip hop.

Thai artist creates sculptures of dismembered body parts from bread.
Investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the Pillsbury
Doughboy and family abruptly reopened.

A
group of Germans showered for 101 hours to break the world shower
record. That’s 100 hours and 50 minutes longer than the French record. I kid…I kid.

“Mego superhero action figure commercials form the 70s”

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"Currently video upload site
You Tube is on fire with old ads for those Mego Action Heroes,
the 8 inch (and occasionally 3 3/4 inch) tall action figure dolls from
the 70s. If you were alive back then, even only barely, this is one
heavy flashback to all the cool stuff you wanted but couldn’t have, or
had an abundance of and enjoyed lording over kids who are still angry
about it and still want to kill you with your own ripped off limb even
if they should know better by now."

Screenhead has all your 70′s super hero action figure commercial needs.[link]