Friday, February 27, 2009

Another sign that Britain is out of control, It will cost you money to use the toilet in airliner!

Ok, that's it, the British are close to joining my s@$t list! First is the stupid "Don't-photograph-any-cops-or-we-will-arrest-you!" Law, now it's this.

LONDON (Reuters) - Ryanair's chief executive said Europe's largest budget carrier might start charging passengers for using the toilet while flying, but his spokesman cautioned Michael O'Leary often just made things up at will.

"One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound ($1.43) to spend a penny in future," O'Leary told BBC television.

He said this would not inconvenience passengers traveling without cash. "I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound."

A spokesman said the airline had considered the fee as a possible source of extra revenue since passengers had the option of not using the toilet on board, but added that "maybe O'Leary was just taking the p*ss this morning."

"Michael makes a lot of this stuff up as he goes along and while this has been discussed internally there are no immediate plans to introduce it," Stephen McNamara said in a statement.

O'Leary has a reputation as a cost-cutter, expanding Ryanair by offering low headline fares and charging extra for items such as additional luggage.

Last week, Ryanair announced it was to shut all check-in desks at airports and have passengers check in online instead.

"We're all about finding ways of raising discretionary revenue so we can keep lowering the cost of air travel," he said.

So now you know! If your gonna fly Ryanair in the future, hold it in! Unless it's a transatlantic flight,then, you are up the creek!

How long till US Carriers pick up on this novel idea!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Colorado; Save a life, get a ticket!

To prove the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished, here's is a good example why I don't care about living in the continental US. Why people still flock there is beyond my comprehension!

DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickuptruck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.

Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night.

Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He was in serious but stable condition Wednesday.

The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan Sullivan said that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.

Moffett had been driving his bus when the two women got off. In the interest of safety, he got out and, together with another passenger, helped the ladies cross.

Moffett's stepson, Ken McDonald, said the driver of the pickup plowed into his stepfather, but not before Moffett pushed the two women out of the way.

When he awoke in intensive care, he learned of the ticket. "His reaction was dazed and confused. I was a little angry," said McDonald.

The other man also was cited for jaywalking, while the pickup driver was cited with careless driving that led to injury. Sullivan said the two elderly women haven't been cited but the investigation is ongoing.

So now you know. Helping people in need does not help you in Colorado. Those two eldery woman should have froze to death or at least being run over by the incoming truck! That can save you from a ticket.

That's why the United States is in the way it is right now.

No humanity.

When you care more about the letter of the law than anybody's well being, well, you just became an A-Hole!

At least I won't be visiting Colorado anytime soon.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Phillip José Farmer 1918-2009

Famed science fiction and fantasy writer Phillip José Farmer, known for his Riverworld and World of Tiers stories, passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning in Peoria, Illinois. He was 91 years old.

A multiple Hugo and Nebula award recipient, He was well known for his inventive stories in which religion, sex, life, death, afterlife, historical figures and pulp characters were analyzed, dissected and even satirized.

He will be missed by all of us Science Fiction fans everywhere. Real fans. The ones that read novels. Real Sci-Fi and fantasy novels!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What do you think about this...

This was spotted in a Walgreens in San Juan today.

It's a Disney Princesses plush piggy bank.

What do you think that looks like?

Via Boing Boing.

Monday, February 23, 2009

"El Agua Milagrosa"

Coming to a hotel, house and infomercial near you! It's electrolized water, and it's changing the way we use household cleaners and degreasers.

It's a kitchen degreaser. It's a window cleaner. It kills athlete's foot. Oh, and you can drink it.

Sounds like the old "Saturday Night Live" gag for Shimmer, the faux floor polish plugged by Gilda Radner. But the elixir is real. It has been approved by U.S. regulators. And it's starting to replace the toxic chemicals Americans use at home and on the job.

The stuff is a simple mixture of table salt and tap water whose ions have been scrambled with an electric current. Researchers have dubbed it electrolyzed water -- hardly as catchy as Mr. Clean. But at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, some hotel workers are calling it el liquido milagroso -- the miracle liquid.

That's as good a name as any for a substance that scientists say is powerful enough to kill anthrax spores without harming people or the environment.

More on this breakthru here!

I hope it comes here soon!

Complete list of the Razzie Awards

I gave you the best, Now this is the list of the winners for the worst movies of 2008, The Razzie Awards!

Worst Picture:

The Love Guru

(A Paramount Release)

Worst Actor:

Mike Myers

The Love Guru

Worst Actress:

Paris Hilton


Worst Supporting Actress:

Paris Hilton


Worst Supporting Actor:

Pierce Brosnan


Worst Screen Couple:

Paris Hilton

and either

Christine Lakin


Joel David Moore


Worst Prequel,Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
(Combined Category for 2008):

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull

Worst Director:

Uwe Boll

1968: Tunnel Rats,
In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,
and Postal

Worst Screenplay:

The Love Guru

Written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy

Worst Career Achievement:

Uwe Boll

(Germany’s Answer to Ed Wood)

“Wins” Per Picture:

The Love Guru = 3 Awards:
Worst Picture, Actor and Screenplay

The Hottie and The Nottie = 3 Awards:
Worst Picture, Actor and Screenplay

In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale = 1 Award:
Worst Director

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull = 1 Award:
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

Maybe it's me, but I actually have more respect for the "Razzies" than the Oscars. And no stupid dance numbers!

Jeez, did they stink!

The complete list of Academy Award

Here's the complete list of winners at last night Academy Awards.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Reader"
"Slumdog Millionaire" (Winner)

Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader" (Winner)

Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
Sean Penn, "Milk" (Winner)
Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"
Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"

Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (Winner)
Viola Davis, "Doubt"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"

Josh Brolin, "Milk"
Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight" (Winner)
Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road"

Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire" (Winner)
Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
Gus Van Sant, "Milk"

Dustin Lance Black, "Milk" (Winner)
Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"
Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"
Martin McDonagh, "In Bruges"
Andrew Stanton, and Jim Reardon; original story by Stanton and Pete Docter"WALL-E"

Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire" (Winner)
David Hare, "The Reader"
Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"
John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt"
Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

"The Baader-Meinhof Complex" (Germany)
"The Class" (France)
"Departures" (Japan) (Winner)
"Revanche" (Austria)
"Waltz with Bashir" (Israel)

"Kung Fu Panda"
"WALL-E" (Winner)

"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" (Winner)
"The Dark Knight"
"The Duchess"
"Revolutionary Road"

"Changeling" Tom Stern
"Slumdog Millionaire," Anthony Dod Mantle (Winner)
"The Reader," Chris Menges
"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button," Claudio Miranda
"The Dark Knight," Wally Pfister

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
"The Dark Knight," Lee Smith
"Frost/Nixon," Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
"Milk," Elliot Graham
"Slumdog Millionaire," Chris Dickens (Winner)

"Australia," Catherine Martin
"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button," Jacqueline West
"The Duchess," Michael O'Conner (Winner)
"Milk", Danny Glicker
"Revolutionary Road," Albert Wolsky

"The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)"
"Encounters at the End of the World"
"The Garden"
"Man on Wire" (Winner)
"Trouble the Water"


"Slumdog Millionaire," "Jai Ho" (Winner)
"Slumdog Millionaire," "O Saya"
"WALL-E," "Down To Earth"

"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button," Alexandre Desplat
"Defiance," James Newton Howard
"Milk," Danny Elfman
"Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman (Winner)
"WALL-E," Thomas Newman

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,"(Winner)
"The Dark Knight,"
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army,"

"The Dark Knight"(Winner)
"Iron Man"
"Slumdog Millionaire"

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Slumdog Millionaire" (Winner)

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Winner)
"The Dark Knight"
"Iron Man"

"Auf der Strecke (On the Line)"
"Manon on the Asphalt"
"New Boy"
"The Pig"
"Spielzeugland (Toyland)" (Winner)

"La Maison en Petits Cubes" (Winner)
"Lavatory - Lovestory"
"This Way Up"

"The Conscience of Nhem En"
"The Final Inch"
"Smile Pinki" (Winner)
"The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Heath Ledger wins Oscar as best supporting actor!

Comic Book film get some respect!


Thank you Heath, for giving us a Joker for the ages!

The Governator loses fight against video games!

Arnold is shaping up to be the worst governor in California's history. His state in the worst financial shape in his history, and to make matters worse, he lost this fight against the law!

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday that a California law restricting the sales and rental of violent video games to minors and imposing labeling requirements is too restrictive and violates free speech guarantees.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the labeling requirement unfairly forces video games to carry "the state's controversial opinion" about which games are violent.

The unanimous opinion by a three-judge panel could have a far-reaching impact on efforts by other states to establish mandatory video game labeling requirements.

The court upheld a lower court finding that California lawmakers failed to produce evidence that violent video games cause psychological or neurological harm to children.

"Even if it did, the Act is not narrowly tailored to prevent that harm and there remain less restrictive means of forwarding the state's purported interests," the court wrote.

Those alternative measures include the voluntary ratings system established by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, educational campaigns and parental controls, the court said.

State Sen. Leland Yee, the author of the legislation, said he will urge California Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal the court's ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"I've always contended that the ... law the governor signed was a good one for protecting children from the harm from playing these ultra-violent video games," Yee told Reuters. "I've always felt it would end up in the Supreme Court."

Bo Andersen, president and chief executive of the Entertainment Merchants Association, said the ruling vindicates his group's position that "ratings education, retailer ratings enforcement, and control of game play by parents are the appropriate responses to concerns about video game content."

Andersen and Michael Gallagher, president and CEO of theEntertainment Software Association, urged the state to abandon any further appeals of the case.

"This is a clear signal that in California and across the country, the reckless pursuit of anti-video game legislation like this is an exercise in wasting taxpayer money, government time and state resources," Gallagher said in a statement.

The 2005 law, which requires games described as violent to carry an "18" label, has been contested by video game publishers, distributors and sellers.

A lower court had barred the law from taking effect in 2006, and later invalidated it. The state appealed that case, titled Video Software Dealers Association v. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CV-05-04188), last October.

Entertainment Software Association members include Disney Interactive StudiosElectronic ArtsMicrosoft CorpTHQ Inc, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Take-Two Interactive Software.

He tried to protect Californians from bad video games, But who can protect us from his bad movies!

Today I'll be at the Central Fan Fest in Cidra at the Ultimo Bunker table. Stop by and say hi!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Our marvelous legislative system at work.

Puerto Rico is in shambles.
Decades of corruption and bad administration has left the money coffers dry. Thousands of government employees are on the verge of being fired, an action that will exacerbate further our already precarious situation. Murders topple the one hundred mark in only fifty days, and the police have no solution to the crisis.

And what are our esteemed Senators and Representatives in our local house of laws doing to correct the problem?

They are launching an investigation to question why the Senate Cafeteria is charging them $2.00 more for a plate of rice and beans.

No, this is not a joke.

Things are going to hell in this country, and this...people, all they can think about is that their meals are a little more expensive than, let's say...the Governor's...

You know how much a Member of the Legislature in Puerto Rico steals...I mean earns?

$125,000.00 a year!

That doesn't include a free car, paid by us, and a meal per-diem of $200!

You know what I think...

You will have to forgive me. This will be the first time I will use foul language in my blog.


Ahhh...I feel much better now.

You know who's responsible for this crap, right?


I didn't vote for any of this bastards.

So serves you right!

So say we all!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


All I can say it's


Starts 9-9-09

Stephen King killed John Lennon!

At least that what this man claims...

SARASOTA, FL. - Some excitement at the Sarasota City Commission meeting Tuesday, when a California man spoke out about who he thinks really killed John Lennon.

During public comment, a man with signs who identified himself as Steve Lightfoot, took a seat in front of commissioners saying he wanted to expose the truth. He then went on to allege that part-time Casey Key resident and author Stephen King was the person that killed John Lennon.

"I'm from California. I'm known by 10% of Florida. I'm known by 50% of California. I'm the man exposing the truth about John Lennon's murder. Stephen King, Casey Key resident, shot John Lennon. He's not suing van says it all over the place," said Lightfoot. He claimed that "Stephen King is the worst criminal the state of Florida has ever harbored."

Sarasota mayor Lou Ann Palmer told the man that comments at the meeting must be reserved for city business. "This does not relate to the city of Sarasota," said Mayor Palmer. Casey Key is under Sarasota County jurisdiction.

The mayor summoned Police Chief Peter Abbott, who escorted the man and his signs peacefully out of the chamber to the sound of chuckles from people attending the meeting.

The whole thing was captured on video...

Oh, by the way, Stephen King is also a Nazi war criminal, an alien, the mastermind behind 9-11, provocateur of countless air disasters and the brain behind the Lincoln-Kennedy-Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations. Just because that's the way he rolls!


Cop a feel, get smacked!

It looks that a German talk show host wanted to feel the love and tried to grab the boob of his beautiful co-host.
Watch what happens...

And STUPID!!!!

What a moron!!!!!

I still say the Germans have some bad habits left over from you-know-what.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Christian Bale attacks Peter Griffin

The guys at "Family Guy" decided to poke fun at Christian Bale and his diva like rant on the set of "T4". What would have happened if Peter Griffin was the subject of Bale's anger.
This never gets old!

Obama's Elf (A 18 second video pun fun!)

Sung to Eric Carmen's "All by myself" from 1975.

Hey! It's a fellow elf!

Girl marries dog to ward off "evil" spirits!

Who wants to go to the movies to see fantasy?
We got enough right here in our real life!

A flaming indication that India remains a land of enduring superstition, especially in rural areas where literacy is practically non-existent, here is a most unusual news item about a young girl who was forced to marry a dog in order to ward off “evil spirits.”

In India’s eastern Jharkhand, locals in the Munda Dhanda village have ‘married off’ one of its children to a stray dog because they believed her family was endangered by a malevolent spirit that could be assuaged in no other way.

The ceremony was performed to the beating of many drums in the belief that it would help to overcome any curse that might fall upon the unfortunate family.

In an odd twist of fate, the girl will be free to marry a man later in life without even seeking a divorce from her four-legged husband!

And here's the video to prove it!

This is so prevalent in India, that Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai had to marry an effigy of the hindu god Vishnu before marrying actor Abhishek Bachchan, in order to ward off any curses in their marriage!

As stated in my last post...What part of "animal" these people don't understand?

I hope their ceremony also avoid the curse of the fleas!!!

Via Weird Asia News
Thanks Belmarie!

Pet Chimp attacks 2 women in Connecticut and gets shot!

When the wild kingdom and humankind mix, the results usually are tragic...

HARTFORD, Conn. – A highly trained 200-pound chimpanzee who once starred in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola was shot dead by police after a violent rampage that left a friend of its owner badly mauled.
Sandra Herold, the owner of the 15-year-old chimp named Travis, wrestled with the animal after it inexplicably attacked her friend Monday when the visitor got out of her car in front of Herold's home.
"She retrieved a large butcher knife and stabbed her longtime pet numerous times in an effort to save her friend, who was really being brutally attacked," said Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin.
The injured woman suffered facial injuries and blood loss. She was hospitalized late Monday in very serious condition at Stamford Hospital, police said. Her identity was not immediately released.
"There was no provocation that we know of. One thing that we're looking into is that we understand the chimpanzee has Lyme disease and has been ill from that, so maybe from the medications he was out of sorts. We really don't know," Conklin said.
After the initial attack, Travis ran away and started roaming Herold's property until police arrived, setting up security so medics could reach the critically injured woman, Conklin said.
But the chimpanzee returned and went after several of the officers, who retreated into their cars, Conklin said. Travis knocked the mirror off a cruiser before opening its door and starting to get in, trapping the officer.
That officer shot the chimpanzee several times, Conklin said.
The wounded chimpanzee fled the scene, but Conklin said police were able to follow the trail of his blood: down the driveway, into the open door of the home, through the house and to his living quarters, where he had retreated and died of his wounds.

For more on this news...Click here!

My two cents on this...

What part of "animal" this people don't understand!
It doesn't matter if the damn thing can cook a gourmet dinner and iron my shirts, it's still a freaking animal!!!
He should have been with other animals, in a wildlife reserve or in the wild, not with humans!!
This is the thing that happens when humans try to anthropomorphize animals (you know, think that animals behave and act like humans...)
Hey, I love animals, but I give them their space. I like looking at them, knowing of them and studying them, but I wouldn't have one of them in my house! I don't even have a Beta fish. I don't believe in the owning of animals. Nobody should own anything that is alive. That was the thinking behind slavery!
You know who I blame for this...Disney! Yes Disney! For warping the minds of millions of Americans into thinking that animals are cute, cuddly and act like us!
I say protect the animals! But leave them alone!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

This lady lost her flight, and lost her cool!

This lady's flight left without her last Thursday from Hong Kong International Airport...
somebody with a cell phone cam captured the moment...
watch this...

I don't understand what she's saying...

but it's freaking hilarious!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

And the Box Office Champion is...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to watch college kids get slaughtered in a remake of "Friday the 13th"?

The revival of the venerable slasher franchise easily took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office this weekend, setting a new record for a horror opening with estimated sales of $42.2 million, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday.

The old mark was held by "The Grudge" with a $39 million debut in 2004. That film had a less-restrictive PG-13 rating, while the R rating for "Friday the 13th" ostensibly prevented fans under age 17 from buying tickets unless accompanied by an adult.

The new film is essentially a remake of the 1980 film that kicked off the horror series and eventually introduced a hockey-masked villain named Jason. His most recent appearance, in 2003's "Freddy vs. Jason," generated a $36.4 million opening.

Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc, predicted "Friday the 13th" would end up in the $48 million range once sales for the U.S. Presidents Day holiday on Monday were calculated.

The film was directed by German filmmaker Marcus Nispel, who shot the hit 2004 retread of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Both films were produced by "Transformers" director Michael Bay, whose Platinum Dunes banner specializes in low-budget horror remakes.

Also new this weekend were Walt Disney Co's Isla Fisher comedy "Confessions of a Shopaholic" at No. 4 with a modest $15.4 million, and Columbia Pictures' Clive Owen thriller "The International" at No. 7 with $10 million.

Columbia, a unit of Sony Corp, also had a disappointment last weekend with "The Pink Panther 2" ($22 million to date). But the studio's surprise hit comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" crashed through the century mark, tallying $110.5 million after an $11.7 million weekend.

Last weekend's champion, Warner Bros.' ensemble romance "He's Just Not That Into You," slipped to No. 2 with $19.6 million, taking its 10-day tally to $55.1 million. The comedy, based on a self-help book that was itself inspired by the TV show "Sex and the City," revolves around the lives and loves of various couples. The A-list lineup includes Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck and Scarlett Johansson.

The thriller "Taken" fell one place to No. 3 with $19.3 million in its third weekend. Liam Neeson plays a father in a race against time to prevent his kidnapped teen daughter's virginity from being taken by an Arab sheikh. The surprise success, produced by French filmmaker Luc Besson, has earned $77.9 million to date, and should hit $120 million, said distributor 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Microsoft goes after Apple. Will open their own Tech stores soon!

Read on and ponder on this...

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced plans Thursday to open its own chain of branded stores as it looks to catch up with rival Apple Inc's successful move into retailing.

The world's largest software company, which also makes the Xbox video game console and the Zune digital music player, did not say how many stores it was looking to open, or when, or which of its products would be on sale.

That is to be decided by David Porter, a former DreamWorks Animation executive, which Microsoft named as its new vice president of retail stores.

Turner, a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc manager, will report to Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner.

The long-rumored move to open stores comes as consumer spending is under severe pressure due to the recession, which has already pushed electronics chain Circuit City into bankruptcy. A similar attempt by computer maker Gateway to open its own stores some years ago was not successful.

Microsoft, bruised by the poor reception of its latest Vista operating system, is facing increased competition from Apple, which is eating into the personal computer market and dominates the personal digital music player market with its iPod line.

Apple's stylish stores, now numbering more than 200 worldwide, have been crucial in attracting customers in recent years.

This sounds as a desperation move by Steve Balmer, the CEO of Microsoft, after Bill Gates. It's logical that Apple has stores because it's a hardware company. They sell computers, phones and iPods. Very sexy computers, phones and iPods. And they are not available everywhere. Microsoft, apart from the Zune and the XBox 360, are a software company! And their products are available everywhere!

This is a bonehead move! Balmer is watching too much "Simpsons"

The disintegration of Microsoft continues!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Going where no corset has gone before!

Evening Arwen, an intimate apparel company, has launched a new line of corsets inspired by "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Quoth their website...

This corset is designed after the Star Trek: Next Generation jumpsuits. The fabric was cut in the asymmetrical design and then pieced together.

Inside the corset is flatlined to coutil and lined with black cotton. The fashion fabric is also cotton.

The boning used is European Steel and they have been attached to the lining so you don't see the stitching on the fashion fabric. The black grommets are hammered through a lacing bone and the ribbon is black double sided satin.

Though a unique corset for sure and geared toward any of you SciFi fans out there, I hope all enjoy this inspired corset as it was a lot of fun to make!

A must for any junior officer who wants to impress it's captain, cosplayer who wants to portray the naughty side of "Star Trek" or wife/GF who wants to tear away their Geek husband/BF from their TV sets and compell them to go "where no man has gone before"

Mainly, to take out the trash!

If you feel that you must have this item, you can order it from here!

This is an item that Captain Archer, Kirk and Sisko would have approved!
Picard...well...Janeway...she's into Chakotay!

Via Boing Boing

India's newest soft drink...made from Cow urine!!!!

It's not a joke! An extremist group in India is going to market the first ever soft drink made entirely from cow piss!

Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.

The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India's biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.

Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called "gau jal", or "cow water" – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched "very soon, maybe by the end of this year".

"Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too," he told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. "Its USP will be that it's going to be very healthy. It won't be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins."

The drink is the latest attempt by the RSS – which was founded in 1925 and now claims eight million members – to cleanse India of foreign influence and promote its ideology of Hindutva, or Hindu-ness.

Hindus revere cows and slaughtering them is illegal in most of India. Cow dung is traditionally used as a fuel and disinfectant in villages, while cow urine and dung are often consumed in rituals to "purify" those on the bottom rungs of the Hindu caste system.

In 2001, the RSS and its offshoots – which include the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party – began promoting cow urine as a cure for ailments ranging from liver disease to obesity and even cancer.

The movement has often been accused of using more violent methods, such as killing 67 Christians in the eastern state of Orissa last year, and assaulting women in a pub in Mangalore last month. It also has a history of targeting foreign business in India, as in 1994, when it organised a nationwide boycott of multinational consumer goods, including Pepsi and Coca Cola.

Don't they have a soft drink that taste like piss called "Mountain Dew"?
Oh! That's not piss...really?
Sorry about that.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Achtung! If you hike in the nude, we will fine you!!!

Filed under "The WTF folder"...

GENEVA (Reuters) - Naked mountain hikers in the Swiss canton of Appenzell-Innerrhoden will in future face on the spot fines of 200 Swiss francs ($170), Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger reported over the weekend.

A wave of naked hiking -- particularly popular with German visitors -- outraged people last year in the traditionally minded canton, Switzerland's smallest by population, which gave women the vote only in 1990.

"We must protect our children from these immoral habits," the paper quoted Melchior Looser, head of the cantonal justice and police department, as saying.

Police succeeded in catching a naked hiker red-handed last September, and the 44-year-old Swiss man was charged with public nuisance. But the case has not yet been heard, leading the local authorities to push for a quicker way to deal with offenders.

It was not clear where the naked hikers would find the money, although hikers often carry rucksacks.

Seriously...only in Europe!
Love the name of the cantonal justice and police department...what a Looser!!!

"Cachaito" López, bassist for the "Buena Vista Social Club" has passed away.

Another Cuban musical legend has died.

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban bassist Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, who rose to international fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club band, has died at 76 due to complications following prostate surgery, Cuban state media said on Tuesday.

Lopez was one of a group of aging Cuban musical stars who were largely forgotten until U.S. musician Ry Cooder brought them together in 1996.

Cooder and German director Wim Wenders made the documentary "Buena Vista Social Club" that drew a global audience to the group's traditional Cuban music. The bestselling album of the same name won a Grammy in 1998.

Lopez' death was "an irreparable loss for Cuban music," state media quoted Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Amadito Valdes as saying.

Several other members of the band have died in recent years, including singers Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Pio Leyva and pianist Ruben Gonzalez.

I'm a big fan of the "Buena Vista" boys and his albums. So this is a sad loss.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kaisen 5 promo is up!

The new promo for Kaisen 5 is up and running!

Kaisen 5 - March 15, 2009 at Ruben Rodríguez Colisseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Tickets are 5 bucks, kids under 13 are free!

It's going to be FUN!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

José Luis "Chavito" Marrero 1928-2009

Jose Luis "Chavito" Marrero, a versatile Puerto Rican character actor who appeared for decades in local movies and television and onstage, has died. He was 82.

Actress and director Sonia Valentin says Marrero died of complications from pulmonary fibrosis early Sunday morning at Pavia hospital in Santurce.

Marrero appeared in films including "My Little Angel" and "My Lucky Day" in the late 1990s, and was a well-known TV pitchman.

Most recently he was cast in "Lovesickness," a 2007 Puerto Rican film starring Luis Guzman.

He is survived by his wife, actress Mercedes Sicardo, two daughters and a son. Funeral arrangements are pending.

I knew "Chavito" from my time working at Channel 40 in San Juan. Great person and a great actor.

I will miss him greatly.

And the Box Office Champion this week is...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "He's Just Not That Into You," a comedy featuring Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore, romanced the North American box office on Sunday, as overall ticket sales defied the recessionary gloom.
The new champ earned $27.5 million during the three days beginning on Friday, with women accounting for 80 percent of the audience, said its distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The movie -- based on a book that was itself inspired by the TV show "Sex and the City" -- revolves around the lives and loves of various couples. Despite the A-list lineup -- which also included Ben Affleck and Scarlett Johannson -- critics largely disapproved.
Its success marks an early birthday present for former "Friends" star Aniston, who turns 40 on Wednesday and is still riding high with her recent box office champ "Marley & Me."
Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc, was confident the film would hold up well next weekend, when business will be boosted by Valentine's Day on Saturday.
Three other pictures opened in the top 10. The biggest disappointment was Steve Martin's "The Pink Panther 2," which came in at No. 4 with $12 million. The first film in Columbia Pictures' revived comedy franchise opened with $20 million in 2006 and ended up with $82 million. Despite the sequel's performance, Columbia's worldwide distribution president Rory Bruer said he "wouldn't bet against" a third film going into production.
Also new were Focus Features' stop-motion animated entry "Coraline" at No. 3 with $16.3 million and Summit Entertainment's sci-fi thriller "Push" at No. 6 with $10.2 million. Both did better than expected, and both feature 14-year-old actress Dakota Fanning.
Last weekend's No. 1 film, 20th Century Fox's Liam Neeson crime thriller "Taken," slipped to No. 2 with $20.3 million; its 10-day total rose to $53.4 million.
The top Oscar contenders, meanwhile, have largely stalled. The only exception was "Slumdog Millionaire," the favorite to take the best picture prize in two weeks. Fox Searchlight's Indian game-show drama has earned $77.4 million after 13 weeks, boosted by a $7.4 million weekend. It fell one place to No. 7.
No other Oscar contenders made the top 10. The leading nominee, Paramount Pictures' "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," with 13 mentions, has earned $120 million, and will struggle to match its reported $150 million budget.
As for the other best picture nominees, Focus Features' "Milk" has made $25.3 million; Universal Pictures' "Frost/Nixon," $15.6 million; and the Weinstein Co's "The Reader," $16.1 million.
But moviegoers are lining up for other movies as evidenced by overall ticket sales, which have risen for six out of the past seven weekends when compared with year-ago tallies. Year-to-date revenues are up 19 percent, said tracking firm Media By Numbers.
The year's top movie is also the most notable Oscar snub, Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino." Warner Bros.' urban drama has earned $120.3 million since opening in limited release in mid-December, and is on its way to $140 million, the studio said.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Note to the Milkman: one quart of fat-free and and eight of weed!

Read this and ponder...

LONDON (Reuters) - A milkman who admitted he delivered cannabis as well as pints to elderly customers to ease their aches and pains, was spared jail Friday.

Robert Holding, 72, from Burnley, told police he supplied the drug to 17 customers after detectives raided his home and found nearly 6oz (167g) of cannabis in an egg crate in the van he used for deliveries.

"He said he sold the cannabis to existing customers because they were old and had aches and pains," said prosecutor Sarah Statham.

"He said he sold a 9oz (255g) bar about every three weeks and sold it for a relatively cheap value. He said that customers left him notes saying, for example, 'Can I have an ounce this week or can I have an eighth.'"

Holding, who admitted supplying and possession of the drug at a previous hearing, was given a 36-month prison sentence suspended for a year at Burnley Crown Court Friday, the Press Association reported.

Judge Beverley Lunt told him the sentence was "an act of mercy" because he visited his wife, who has Alzheimer's disease, every day in a care home.

"You were not some philanthropist helping out the elderly out of the good of your heart. You dealt drugs for profit in a calculated way. It was a business," the judge told him.

His lawyer Philip Holden said his client "wasn't making much of a profit" and that his oldest client was 92.

"Word had got out that he was a man who could supply cannabis to those of a certain age with aches and pains and he misguidedly believed he was providing a public service," he said.

After the verdict Holding insisted he had not made money from his drug dealing.

"They (the customers) enjoyed it, they saved a lot of money while I was doing it and I only did it for a short time," he said.

However Neil Standage, area crown prosecutor for East Lancashire, said there was no evidence that he was only supplying elderly people with painful ailments.

"This might make it sound like what he was doing was harmless. It wasn't," he said.

This would not happen if drugs were legalized!
I don't do them. But I'm for legalization and medication.
And for universal health care too!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The apology of Christian Bale.

The Diva...I mean actor Christian Bale issued an apology for the "misunderstanding" that happened on the set of "Terminator: Salvation".

He called in to Los Angeles' KROQ Friday morning and apologized on the Kevin & Bean show. “It’s been a miserable week for me." he declared.

"Listen, I know I have a pottymouth, everybody knows that now, but I understand this is live, so please don't worry, I will behave."

"The thing that I really want to stress is that I have no confusion whatsoever. I was out of order, beyond belief. I was way out of order. I acted like a punk. I regret that and there is nobody that has heard that tape that it's hit harder by it than me. So I make no excuses for it. It is inexcusable and I hope that is absolutely clear.”

“One thing that has really disturbed me throughout this, because I’m not familiar, I'm comfortable yet with this notion of being a movie star. I’m an actor and I’m don’t quite know how to handle the movie star thing. The thing that disturbs me so much is that I’ve heard a lot of people saying that I seem to think I’m better than anybody else."

"I'm embarrassed by it. I ask everybody to sit down and ask themselves, have they ever had a bad day and have they ever lost their temper and really regretted it immensely."

"Feel free to make fun of me at my expense; I deserve it completely."

Oh yes, Mr. Bale. We are having fun at you expense for being so stupid!

I have worked on movie sets before, with directors like Steven Spielberg (Amistad in 1997) and George Clooney (Man staring at goats, 2008) among others and professionalism is the norm. DP's go into sets to check the lighting. It's part of the job! No actor, in my experience has ever complained about this. On the contrary, they always take it in stride and joke and laugh about it.
Mr. Bale's reaction was exaggerated and in very poor taste. The DP was not unprofessional, Mr. Bale was!

And this is not a common occurrence with Mr. Bale. He has earned the nickname of "Tanty" because of the constant temper tantrums he throws on sets when things don't go his way.

Mr. Bale should be grateful that he has a job that pays millions of dollars to play "dress-up" and "pretend" emotions. In this bad economy, he has been blessed. Thinking that the world revolves around him, does not help your cause. Remember, those that you trample on your way up, will be waiting for you, on your way down!

That's it. That's all I'm saying about that.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Doctor jailed for taking a 50 cent bribe, 24 years ago!

Yup! Crime does not pay in India!

PATNA, India (Reuters) - An Indian court sentenced a 75-year-old doctor to jail for accepting half a dollar as a bribe nearly a quarter of a century ago, officials said Wednesday.

India's federal police caught Balgovind Prasad accepting 25 rupees (51 cents) from a sweeper in 1985 for issuing a fake medical certificate, police said.

The case dragged on for years and Prasad was convicted in 1992 and given a one-year jail term. He was freed as he appealed the sentence.

Tuesday, a higher court in India's eastern state of Bihar state reduced the one-year term to three months, saying the bribe amount was too small, but directed the police to take Prasad into custody as he was guilty of the crime.

"The case was also dragging and the bribe money was too small, so Prasad thought he would get a reprieve from the court," prosecution lawyer Vipin Kumar Sinha told reporters after the verdict. "But all the charges has been proved against him."

Indian justice is often delivered at a glacial pace and a case can drag for decades with endless hearings.

Man! It took 24 years to convict this guy! For 51 cents!!! It will probably take until 2100 to get to the guys of the Mumbai Massacre!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Christian Bale goes ballistic against a crewmember on the set of "Terminator: Salvation"

No "Salvation" from Christian "Look Mumsie! I'm Batman Bitch!" Bale as he went into tirade after the Director of Photography in his new movie "Terminator: Salvation" came into the scene to check some lights.

Here's the audio without any censorship! NSFW or kids!

To me this is hilarious!!!!

Now if you wanna dance to this tirade...

Have fun!!!

Do you want a free breakfast?

Yup! Go to any Denny's restaurant today between 6 am. and 2 pm. and ask for a free Grand Slam. And yes, it's available in Puerto Rico! I just finished mine.

Hmmm! Free!!!!

Well, get ready to pay extra for juice or coffee.

But it's all good!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

And the Box Office Champion this week is...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thriller "Taken," starring Liam Neeson as a former spy who must rescue his daughter from modern-day slave traders, snatched the No. 1 spot at North American box offices over the weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
"Taken" grabbed $24.6 million in just under 3,200 theaters, for an average of about $7,700 per theater, and it played to a mix of men and women, said a spokesman for its distributor, 20th Century Fox. Fox is a unit of News Corp..
With the media's spotlight on professional football's Super Bowl, overall weekend ticket sales of $103 million for the top 12 films were off 20 percent from the last weekend, and only slightly ahead of the same weekend last year, according to box office tracker Media by Numbers.
Still, January proved to be a record month in theaters with a total box office haul of more than $1 billion for the first time ever, said Media by Numbers president Paul Dergarabedian.
One big reason has been the surprise success of Columbia Pictures' comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," which slipped to the No. 2 spot after two straight weeks at No. 1. The movie starring comic actor Kevin James took in $14 million over the weekend, boosting its three-week total to $83.4 million.
Columbia Pictures said "Paul Blart" was well on its way to passing the $100 million mark at box offices as it continues to play well to audiences looking for laughter. Columbia is a unit of Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Landing in the No. 3 spot was the new supernatural thriller "The Uninvited" with $10.5 million. It was released by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc..
The other fresh entry in theaters was romantic comedy "New In Town" starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr. But it failed to ignite much of a flame with movie fans, coming in at No. 8 with only $6.8 million. It was released by Lionsgate Entertainment.
Other notable movies were Paramount comedy "Hotel for Dogs," which finished in the fourth spot with $8.7 million, and Clint Eastwood's popular "Gran Torino," which was No. 5 with $8.6 million to push its cumulative total to $110.5 million.
Finally, Oscar hopeful "Slumdog Millionaire," whose director Danny Boyle won the best film award from the Directors Guild of America on Saturday night, added more than 200 theaters over the weekend and raked in $7.7 million to push its overall ticket sales above $67 million.
"Gran Torino" was released by Warner Bros., the studio wing of Time Warner Inc., and "Slumdog Millionaire" came from the Fox Searchlight division of News Corp..