Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Terry wins an award... And a brief history of his life.
He strikes again...
The company that produced the condoms, Zalatex, allegedly bribed a government official to certify almost four million faulty condoms as up to standard.
The government is now recalling all 20 million Choice brand condoms produced by the company... About five million people in South Africa are believed to be infected with the HIV virus.
Every year, the South African government distributes hundreds of millions of condoms in a bid to control both birth rates and sexually transmitted diseases."
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Apparently Paris Hilton wants in on the fun. “(She) wants to be on, and we're thinking about it, but I don't know if we're going to do it,” Trump said."
C’mon, if this was just about helping out this batch of troubled gals he’d be better off just adopting them. You never see those Trump kids caught up in naughty tabloid hijinks.
But even if The Donald can wrangle Britney, Paris and Lindsay into his lagging reality TV franchise, how will they film around rehab schedules, custody battles and possible future jail terms?"
Thursday, August 16, 2007
David Beckham's flair for the dramatic continued with a spectacular free kick against D.C. (AP)
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Saw this while flipping channels on the tv one night. I was amazed at the surprise interaction at the end of the clip. Guillermo rocks!
Friday, August 10, 2007
"African-Americans are victims of nearly half the murders committed in the United States despite making up only 13 percent of the population, a report published Thursday showed.
Around 8,000 of nearly 16,500 murder victims in 2005, or 49 percent, were black Americans, according to the report released by the statistics bureau of the Department of Justice.
Broken down by gender, 6,800 black men were murdered in 2005, making up more than half the nearly 13,000 male murder victims.
Black women made up 35 percent, or 1,200, of the nearly 3,500 female homicide victims.
Young black men aged between 17 and 29 bore a disproportionately high burden in the grim statistics, making up 51 percent of African-American murder victims.
The percentage of white male murder victims in the same age group was 37 percent.
More than half the murders of blacks took place in densely populated urban areas.
Most murder victims -- 93 percent of blacks and 85 percent of whites -- were killed by someone of their own race.
Gang violence was involved in around five percent of homicides with black victims against seven percent for white victims.
In percentage terms, whites were twice as likely to be killed by a current or former partner than blacks -- 12 percent of whites were murdered by a life partner against six percent of blacks.
Blacks were also at greater risk of rape or sexual assault than any other ethnic group except American Indians, the report showed."
Are we just going to let the madness continue?
"Faced with exorbitant costs to fix a car air conditioner, Scott Dawson was literally left to his own devices.
After finding out he would have to pay $1,200 to fix his car’s AC, Dawson, 26, rigged a common household air conditioner to fit on top of his car. The crafty civil engineering graduate from the University of Houston cut a hole in the sunroof to allow the cool air to get in...
“I’ll probably stick with this until I get rid of it,” Dawson said."
Here's a pic of his car and its new attachment. It will keep him cool in the hot Houston summer. Here's hoping it doesn't fall off and end up flying at my car... Good grief...