‘Tribute in Lights’

‘Tribute in Lights’ shines over former World Trade Centre in New York, USA, to remember six years since 2,750 people lost their lives on September 11.


SOURCE:REUTERS via DAILYMAIL

September 11, 2007. September 11, Tribute in Lights. Leave a comment.

Research Shows That Chocolate is Not Addictive


Hmmm…I am not sure that I believe this one…

People often say they are addicted to chocolate, but few studies have ever shown any evidence for true addiction to this widely craved sweet.

Rather, chocolate is irresistible partly because we know we’re not supposed to have too much, says Peter Rogers of the University of Bristol in England.

Presenting his idea Tuesday at the annual BA Festival of Science held at the University of York, also in England, Rogers noted that people readily label themselves chocoholics, with the assumption that chocolate has mood-enhancing ingredients.

There is little evidence to support that idea, Rogers said. The stuff in chocolate said to be pharmacologically significant — serotonin, tryptophan, phenylethylamine, tyramine and cannabinoids — exist in higher concentrations in other foods with less appeal than chocolate.

“A more compelling explanation lies in our ambivalent attitudes towards chocolate,” Rogers said. “It is highly desired but should be eaten with restraint (nice but naughty). Our unfulfilled desire to eat chocolate, resulting from restraint, is thus experienced as craving, which in turn is attributed to ‘addiction.’”

They believe that the attraction is the sugar and fat.?

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September 11, 2007. Chocolate Addiction. Leave a comment.

Is Oscar This Popular?

Photographers shoot from a riser at the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2008 collection show during New York Fashion Week.

I had NO idea that Oscar De La Renta was this popular. He makes nice stuff, but does each agency need to send 3 photographers?

September 11, 2007. Oscar De La Renta. Leave a comment.

Trailer Park Barbie

We have seen many versions of the popular doll, but I think this one takes the cake!



She didn’t just fall off of the turnip truck!

Turleen is a sophisticated and patriotic American and a model working mother. After hours of hard work gathering carts at the Honk & Holler and waitressing at the elegant Bowlarama, she still finds time to spend quality time with her kids.

With seven children and one on the way, she recently won the Mother of the Year Award from the Pink Flamingo Trailer Park Homeowners Association!

This special trophy sits proudly on the kitchen window sill in her luxurious double-wide next to her six first place Little Miss Guzzler Awards from the county fair! Yes this honey has grown up! She’s got a bun in the oven and she?’ ready to hit the town!

Just push her belly button and Trash Talkin’ Turleen will share some pearls of wisdom with the sophistication and style that makes her family and third grade teacher proud.
Turleen stands approximately 12″ tall.

SOURCE:PANIKS TOY BOX

September 11, 2007. Trailer Park Barbie. Leave a comment.

Why Wasn’t I invited???

I LOVE cake, so when I saw this gigantic cake that was built to celebrate a Chinese festival. I was Jealous!

The mooncake was built in north east China’s Liaoning province.

I would be interested in seeing them cook the whole thing at one time. Isn’t it amazing that it didn’t burn?


PHOTOCREDIT:REUTERS via DAILYMAIL

September 11, 2007. CAKE. Leave a comment.

COOLEST Laptop EVER!!

The Ego laptop and portable DVD player has been designed to look like a handbag. You can have your choice of fabric coverings including a cow print, crystals and leather.

Every ego is manufactured at our high-quality atelier using dedicated craftsmanship to make sure that every ego is unique and features unsurpassed excellent product quality and finishing. Completely personalised to match your desires, it could be your ego




I LOVE this computer. It has all of the features that you would find on a high end laptop plus it looks SO good!!


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September 2, 2007. Ego Laptop, Luxury Items. Leave a comment.

Crazy Wavepool in Tokyo

The footage of this wave pool is out of control!!!

It is located at Summerland, a water park in Tokyo and was broken until 3. After they announced it was open this is what happened.

The scary part is that kids die in Wave Pools all of the time. You would NEVER know if someone was trapped underneath.

Another thing to consider while watching this video…What colour is the water???? EWWWW!!!

I think I will pass…

SOURCE:KILIAN-NAKAMURA.COM
The photo is a before shot from the official summerland website.

August 23, 2007. UNBELIEVABLE, Wave Pool. Leave a comment.

Have The Coolest Desk In The Office!!


Treehugger has this VERY cool USB powered greenhouse for your desk.

It ” features an adjustable growth light and an easy view window that offers maximum plant protection! It comes with a computer interface that monitors growth rate, and includes calendar, wallpaper and bookmark settings so you can take care and grow your own desktop plants” and comes with marigold seeds and artificial soil to get you started.

How cool would you be to have a ‘glowing pod’ on your desk growing flowers?

The big bonus is the fact that it is only $20 at geeks.com

August 23, 2007. Cool Stuff, USB Devices. 1 comment.

In The Ghetto Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis Duet

I have loved this song by Elvis since I was small. The story behind it is sad, but the new version’s profits are to be used to help children and poverty in New Orleans.

Lisa Marie has posted information to prevent the video from being viewed illegally or without payment. Both the video and song are for sale at iTunes.

She says on her website that she wants people to support the song by purchasing it at iTunes as opposed to watching it for free on Youtube.

There is only one problem with that…when I went to purchase it, the song is not for sale in my country.

The charity that she has created is called The Presley Charitable Foundation.

The Presley Charitable Foundation is a philanthropic organization that will work to bring assistance and solutions to those in need. It’s first endeavor will be, Presley Place New Orleans, a transitional-housing facility for homeless families.

I am happy that Lisa Marie is using hers and her fathers celebrity to do good in the world, but music video’s are normally not seen as something that are illegal, they are promotional.

Having this video out there whether it is being viewed through youtube or any other on line video source creates awareness about your campaign.

I urge people to spend the $1 on the song or $2 on the video to support the work that Lisa Marie is doing in New Orleans, but I don’t believe that watching the video should be classified as illegal especially when it is not for sale in my country.

If and when it becomes available for me to purchase, I will do so, until then here is the video:

August 23, 2007. Elvis Presley, In The Ghetto, Lisa Marie Presley, You Tube. 1 comment.

When Not To Hyphenate Your Name

I don’t even know if these are real, but they sure are funny!




August 22, 2007. Funny Last Names. Leave a comment.

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