Oxfam Ireland has been chosen as the charity of the year by yournameontoast.com. For every slice of toast that gets bought, Oxfam Ireland receives ALL the money. Visit the site today and make a bid to advertise your company and have a link to a slice of yummy toast.
Tv bloopers and dance music. I love newsroom remix’s Check out Bill O’Reilly ripping it up.
Courtney love is suicidal again, not from the guilt of killing Kurt, or from selling his clothes, or because of her career….. what career? No, this time someone stolen the ashes of Kurt from her home.
…”Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s ashes have been stolen, according to his troubled widow Courtney Love.
The legendary singer’s ashes were reportedly swiped during a robbery at Love’s Los Angeles home recently.
Love had kept the grunge musician’s ashes in a pink bear-shaped bag, along with a strand of his golden locks.
Clothes and thousands of dollars worth of jewellery were also taken from Love’s home about two weeks ago, it’s being claimed.
The callous theft has apparently left Love feeling “suicidal”….”
[via New Zealand Hearld]
Bo Diddley, Rest in Peace. 1928 – 2008
I changed the channel last night just in time to catch a green moment on MTV. A pretty drug filled morning, huh?
Any time you start feeling bad about yourself, remember, there are still moderately successful 44-year old celebrities trying to buy crack on the street unsuccessfully.
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We have been reporting somewhat on Steve ‘Espo’ Powers Fulbright Scholarship in Ireland and now the New York Times gets into the act. Big ups to Steve! Read the article here and check the slideshow here
Just throwing that out there.
The federal government is secretly negotiating an agreement to revamp international copyright laws which could make the information on Canadian iPods, laptop computers or other personal electronic devices illegal and greatly increase the difficulty of travelling with such devices.
The deal could also impose strict regulations on Internet service providers, forcing those companies to hand over customer information without a court order.
Called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the new plan would see Canada join other countries, including the United States and members of the European Union, to form an international coalition against copyright infringement.
I love where this world is heading, seriously it’s great. Click here for the video.
We are out today as probably everyone else…. in North America that is so here is a little history….
On May 26, 1864, President Lincoln signed an enabling act creating the Territory of Montana. Twenty-five years later, on November 8, 1889, Montana became the forty-first state.
|1521||Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs.|
|1805||Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.|
|1896||The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published. The average price of the 11 initial stocks was 40.94|
|1907||Actor John Wayne was born Marion Morrison in Winterset, Iowa.|
|1908||The first major oil strike in the Middle East took place as engineers working for British entrepreneur William Knox D’Arcy hit a gusher more than 1,100 feet below ground in Masjid-i-Suleiman in present-day Iran.|
|1913||The Actors’ Equity Association was organized.|
|1938||The House Un-American Activities Committee was established by Congress.|
|1940||The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.|
|1969||Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a mission that served as a dress rehearsal for the first moon landing.|
|1977||George H. Willig scaled the outside of the south tower of New York’s World Trade Center; he was arrested at the top of the 110-story building.|
|1978||The first legal casino in the eastern United States opened in Atlantic City, N.J.|
|1994||Pop star Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. (They were divorced 19 months later.)|
|1998||The Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island – historic gateway for millions of immigrants – is mainly in New Jersey, not New York.|
|2002||Barges being pushed by a towboat crashed into the piers of the Interstate 40 bridge in Webbers Falls, Okla., causing part of the structure to fall into the Arkansas River, killing 14 people.|
|2004||Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing. (He later received 161 consecutive life sentences.)
The Smoking Gun has nice slideshow featuring vintage celebrity mugshots. Have a look here
$58,250 is a small price to pay to have the convenience of personal flight.
I caught this over the weekend and remembered it this morning. A nice bit of Art History.
Live your second, decomposing life, in style. In Ghana, instead of the traditional staid coffins of the West, each coffin is customized to the deceased. More at Ghana Web, and a video here on National Geographic.
No news of death is good news. Last night, Robert Rauschenberg passed away at the age of 82. I wonder if this news will have an effect on his auction prices tommorow night at Sotheby’s? Read up on it all at The New York Times.
Bored of the traditional ways of smoking pot? Why don’t you dig up a child’s corpse and use the skull as a bong. These guys did.