Shazyon Friday, September 30, 2011
50/50 movie review
50/50 movie review. Thus, the serio-comic “I’m With Cancer” was renamed “50/50.” Those are our hero’s odds of surviving the malignancy that he’s just found on his back. As Adam, Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the news the way most human beings would — like a punch to the gut. No hysteria, no wild weeping. Just shock.
It’s his friends, his mom and the therapist that the hospital puts him in touch with who can’t figure out how to react.
Canadian Arctic nearly loses entire ice shelf. Two ice shelves that existed before Canada was settled by Europeans diminished significantly this summer, one nearly disappearing altogether, Canadian scientists say in new research.
The loss is important as a marker of global warming, returning the Canadian Arctic to conditions that date back thousands of years, scientists say. Floating icebergs that have broken free as a result pose a risk to offshore oil facilities and potentially to shipping lanes. The breaking apart of the ice shelves also reduces the environment that supports microbial life and changes the look of Canada's coastline.
St. Petersburg animation studio. A tradition of stories visitality in creative teams, groups, and just talent. This time, talk about computer animation studio, "Petersburg", which makes well-known Smeshariki. They invited me to Denis Chernov.
PETA's shark attack ad sparks controversy. PETA 'Payback Is Hell' ad aimed at Florida shark attack victim causing feeding frenzy of outrage. Enjoy looking at PETA ads that show lots of skin from sexy celebs?
Here's one that shows some flesh - just not in the way you would think.
A planned advertisement from the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that implies a shark-attack victim deserved his injuries has had the effect of chum in the water for the group's critics.
Brazil wants to ban Gisele's lingerie ad. Brazil urges ban on Gisele Bundchen TV lingerie ad. Brazil's ministry for women has called for a TV advertisement featuring supermodel Gisele Bundchen in her underwear to be suspended.
The ministry has asked the advertising authorities to ban the lingerie ad, which it says "reinforces the erroneous stereotyping of women as sex objects".
In the ad, a scantily-clad Ms Bundchen distracts her husband while telling him bad news, such as damaging the car.
Rosie O'Donnell taps Russell Brand for new show. Rosie O'Donnell Taps Russell Brand as First Guest. British funnyman Russell Brand will be the first guest to stop by Rosie O'Donnell's new talk show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the cable channel announced Thursday.
O'Donnell is "fascinated" by Brand, according to a statement, and the talk show host will interview the comedian on her cable debut on Monday, October 10 at 7pm ET.
Radio Win A Baby. 'Win a baby' contest offers women IVF treatments. Couples could win chance to have a baby. A private Ottawa radio station's contest to 'Win a baby' puts a much needed spotlight on the issue of infertility, says an expert in child infertility, though she questions the way it’s being done.
Jan Silverman, a member of Ontario's expert panel on infertility, said most infertile couples could not afford to pay for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The costs are not publicly covered.
Shazyon Thursday, September 29, 2011
Cops say murder suspect sent emails pretending to be victim
Cops say murder suspect sent emails pretending to be victim, Something seemed strange about the emails Christopher Ryan Smith was sending while on vacation in Africa last year. The 32-year-old adventurer's chatty tone was muted and responses were uncharacteristically terse."The emails were short and sweet," said Jim Amormino, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman. "They were just too generic." The reason Smith didn't seem like himself is because it wasn't him. Authorities say Smith never went to Africa at all, but had been murdered in his Southern California office by his business partner Edward Younghoon Shin, who hijacked Smith's email account and pretended he'd gone overseas.
Rosh Hashanah Meaning. Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. The first of the High Holy days or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), Rosh Hashanah is observed and celebrated on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar  (nine and eight days before Yom Kippur). It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru'ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).
Exploding toilet puts woman in hospital in US. Exploding toilets injured two workers at a federal building in Washington D.C because of a plumping malfunction that blasted out tiny shards of porcelain.
A woman from the General Services Administration (GSA) building was taken to a hospital with serious cuts to her leg from 'flying debris' caused by the toilet blast.
Pilot Heather Penney, "I genuinely believed that was going to be the last time I took off." The then-rookie F-16 pilot flew one of the two planes on Sept. 11, 2001, that was ready to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93. united airlines flight 93, heather penney jets scrambled, heather penney father could have been pilot, flight 93 memorial,
Murder suspect claims supernatural powers, A Florida teenager is behind bars as an accessory to the brutal murder of 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot. But that may not be the most shocking part of the crime - Stephanie Pistey says she believes she's part vampire and part werewolf. Florida police say that, in July, Pistey's friends lured Hendershot to a house, killed him, and then left his body in a storm drain. Police had originally said Hendershot's was murdered because Pistey had accused the 16-year-old of raping her, according to CBS affiliate WTSP. suspect vampire werewolf,
Marilyn Monroe’s wedding band for sale, Marilyn Monroe’s wedding ring and a naked painting of the tragic movie icon have been added to a treasure trove of celebrity memorabilia, which will be sold off at auction in December.
The ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz were expected to be the highlight of the Icons of Hollywood sale, but now auctioneers at Profiles in History have another major lot for their upcoming Los Angeles event.
100th anniversary of the death of Titanic. Old photographs, the reconstructed cabin, letters of dead and many original items from the sunken Titanic in the exhibit, which opened at the amusement park Tivoli in Copenhagen. The exhibition "The Titanic" in Denmark, opened to the public from April 10 to 30 years dekabrya2011. The exhibition, assembled and presented 35 years ago in Spain by Jesus Ferreiro, exposed for 26 th time. During its existence the exhibition has had time to visit Berlin, London, Stockholm, Pamplona and other cities. At the Danish exhibition offers visitors to Tivoli audio and video presentations, "reinforcing the sense of presence on the legendary liner during his last hours." Also on display are touching stories of survivors.
Luxury liner "Titanic" with 2223 passengers on board sank in the Atlantic Ocean, faced with an iceberg on April 15, 1912. In 2012, it will be exactly 100 years since the death of "unsinkable" ship, and Tivoli Park bought the show with more than 200 original objects, which got the "Titanic" in 1985.
Eggs last 4-5 weeks, Unwashed eggs will keep 4-5 weeks in the coldest part of the refrigerator. Boiled or washed eggs will only keep about a week-the protective cover over the shell is gone. Look at your eggs BEFORE you put them in your grocery cart! Never buy cracked or even dirty eggs.
Bread gets stale faster in refrigerator, Bread goes stale about six times faster in the refrigerator then when kept at room temperature. On the surface, this might seem counter intuitive; after all, everyone knows if you want to keep food fresher longer, you put it in the fridge. The problem stems from what bread is made out of, specifically starch molecules, and how those starch molecules react in certain conditions.
When Does It Go Bad, When to keep and when to toss your favorite foods. We’ve all heard tales of the Twinkie that would survive (as fresh as the day it was made) into the next millennium, but most food, fortunately, does not have quite that long a shelf life (how long do Twinkies really last?). Confused about what to keep and when to toss? Here is a guide to the lifespan of some of the foods currently sitting in your refrigerator or on pantry shelves.twinkie shelf life 25 days,
Worst Resume Mistakes. The Worst Mistake You Can Make On Your Resume. Fact: Job hunters obsess about resumes. Who wouldn't? There's so much to get right--functional versus chronological, objective statements (pro and con), key words, templates, references, font size, white space, action verbs, employment gaps, placement and style of bullets, typos, and whether to include hobbies (probably a "no" on that last one).
Eric Bana, Cameron Diaz for heist film, Written by Blood Diamond producer Gillian Gorfil, and due to be directed by Robert Luketic (21), the latest film to attach former Hulk star Eric Bana (more recently seen in Hanna), is an upcoming heist movie that’s simply titled Brilliant.Following a small time crook who falls in with much bigger criminal fish, and ends up becoming part of a diamond heist that would usually be way out his league, Brilliant will presumably place Bana in the role of the small timer (though that’s not completely clear at this point), and is rumoured to have Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day) co-starring (but again that is nothing more than a rumour at this point).
Amazon tablet to be called Kindle Fire?, We told you about the Amazon Kindle Tablet announcement earlier this week, and the big reveal is tomorrow. In the meantime, a few more details on the hotly-anticipated device have been leaked.This 7in tab is set to debut at around half the price of perhaps its biggest rival, the iPad 2. So for your £200-250, you’ll get a heavily modified, custom version of Android 2.1 running on what’s looking to be a sub-1GHz processor, backed by a mere 6GB of storage. Supposedly, there will also be little or nothing in the way of connectivity and hardware controls.
Charlie Sheen settles over sitcom sacking, Actor Charlie Sheen has filed a $100m (£62m) legal action against the makers of Two and a Half Men after being fired from the US sitcom.In court papers filed on Thursday, Sheen claims producer Chuck Lorre spent years "harassing and disparaging" him.
The Cure to play first three albums in full, The Cure have been announced to play the Vivid Live festival at the Sydney Opera House, curated this year by Modular's Stephen Pavlovic.
If that wasn't exciting enough for Cure fans down-under, the band will be playing not one but three of their albums, a total of 180 minutes with a rotating cast of current and past members led of course by Robert Smith. They will be playing their first three albums....
X Factor live show to be 2.5 hour special, Footage of X Factor hopeful Lascel Wood has been found on a pornographic website. The 20-year-old singer can be seen lying naked on his bed and performing a sexual act in a six-minute-long video apparently taken by the star himself on a webcam. Visitors to the site can pay approximately £5 to download the footage, but Wood has denied making any money from it, The Sun reports.
Flying pig used to recreate Pink Floyd Animals cover
Flying pig used to recreate Pink Floyd Animals cover. An inflatable pig was used to create a real-life replica of the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals yesterday.
To mark the re-issue of the band's 14 studio albums, the pig was flown over Battersea Power Station in a recreation of the iconic sleeve designed by songwriter Roger Waters with Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell.
Dead woman breathes again . Dead Woman Wrapped In Morgue’s Plastic Bag Breathes Again. RIP Rosa Celestrino de Assis. That; her in teh mkogue. That’s her in the palstic body bag. That’s her being cuddled by her daughter, Rosangela Celestrino, who tells us:
Dolly Parton insured bust for $600,000, Country music legend Dolly Parton, who is almost as well-known for her curvy figure as for her singing and acting, reportedly has insured her 42-inch bust. That's pretty good money for a woman who grew up in poverty in an isolated corner of the Great Smoky Mountains. dolly parton insured bust for $600,000, dolly parton one of 12 children,
David Lee roth sperm insurance $1 million, Going a step beyond the idea of insuring body parts, David Lee Roth, the former lead singer of the rock group Van Halen, decided to put a premium on his sperm with an insurance policy, according to The Independent, a British newspaper. Some say this was a forward-thinking move, guarding against possible paternity suits.
Facebook fees. Facebook membership fee rumors just a hoax. If you were on Facebook at all this weekend, someone you know probably posted as his or her status update a dire warning that the social networking giant was soon going to start charging its users for the privilege.
The warning also urged friends to cut and paste the news about membership fees to their status. Doing so, the message advised, would insure you continued using Facebook with free membership.
Shazyon Monday, September 26, 2011
Hell's Angels Boss Killed
Hell's Angels Boss Killed. Hells Angel Boss Dead in Nevada Casino Shootout. The city canceled its part in an annual multi-city motorcycle festival on Saturday and neighboring Reno increased police patrol amid fears of retaliation over the shooting death of a prominent Hells Angels boss by a rival gang.
Antoine Dodson arrested. Antoine Dodson of 'Bed Intruder' Fame Arrested Again After Traffic Stop. You don't have to come and confess, Antoine Dodson -- but you should take care of an old warrant.
The internet sensation was arrested on Saturday after police pulled him over and discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court over an April 23 arrest for second-degree marijuana possession.
Doritos creator dies. Goodbye Mr Chips: Doritos creator dies at 97... and his family wants to sprinkle them over his body before he is buried. The family of the man who created Doritos are to bury dozens of the chips next to his ashes, they have revealed.
Relatives of Arch West said that they would scatter Doritos in the grave before placing the urn containing his remains inside and covering it over with dirt.
It is not clear if the family are following Mr West’s last requests or if they took it upon themselves to make the 'tribute'.
Wangari Maathai dies. Kenya's Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai dies. Kenya's Wangari Maathai, who won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her environmental work, has died of cancer, the campaigning movement she founded announced Monday.
"It is with great sadness that the family of professor Wangari Maathai announces her passing away on 25th September 2011 at the Nairobi hospital after a prolonged and bravely borne struggle with cancer," the Green Belt Movement said in a statement.
Amanda Knox she devil. (Reuters) - Amanda Knox is at heart a "she-devil" who loved to play dangerous games, the lawyer for a man falsely accused by the American student of killing her roommate told an Italian court on Monday.
"Amanda is one thing and another -- that is, both Saint Maria Goretti and a satanic, diabolic she-devil given to borderline behavior," Pacelli told the court, referring to a Catholic saint linked to purity, young women and rape victims.
10 Facts About America And Americans. About residents of the United States there are so many stereotypes and misconceptions. And there are simple - the bare facts. A dozen of them today, we have decided to share with you ...
Joe Biden John Boehner hot mic discussing golf. Hot mic catches Boehner and Biden talking about golf (video)
With $447 billion and the livelihood of millions of unemployed Americans at stake, what were House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden talking about before the President's jobs speech Thursday night?
Embarrassing moments caught on tape. When Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were brutally mocked last week by two Philadelphia news anchors, they took it with good grace.
The Philly newscasters aren't the only ones who've had unfiltered moments recorded. Let's look at some actors, musicians and politicians who've been caught on tape.
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Facebook's awkward 'unfriended' feature, Facebook has become the best platform where friends meet to share photos, news and gossip, but when relationships sour, another phenomenon often occurs - unfriending.
And now, in a first-of-its -kind comprehensive, a University of Colorado Denver Business School student has revealed the top reasons for Facebook unfriending, who is unfriended and how they react to being unfriended.
Famous women firsts, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in 30 years ago on Sept. 25 as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. History is full of pioneering women who fought for the right to use their talent and intellect in male-dominated fields. Today we look back at other famous women's firsts.
NYU freshman Dakota Fanning shuns dorm life. Dakota Fanning: Too Famous for the NYU Dorms. NYU freshman Dakota Fanning is bypassing dorm life to live in the lap of luxury in Soho. The New York Post reports that the 17-year-old "Twilight" starlet opted for a two-bedroom rental in the same luxury condo where John Mayer keeps an apartment. (Dakota: if Mayer comes a-knocking, don't open the door. Just blast this until he goes away.)
Shazyon Saturday, September 24, 2011
Herman cain wins florida straw poll. Herman Cain, the former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza, won the Florida straw poll today, defeating second-place Rick Perry after the Texas governor worked the crowd of activists with a breakfast speech Saturday morning.
Mr. Cain won nearly 40 percent of the 2,657 people who voted, more than doubling Mr. Perry’s total and that of Mitt Romney, who came in a close third.
Some asthma inhalers banned. US FDA bans CFCs in some inhalers from next year. Amphastar's Primatene Mist only over-the-counter inhaler
* Ban on CFCs in epinephrine inhalers proposed in 2006
* Other inhalers that use CFCs to be banned from 2014
Sept 22 (Reuters) - Health officials are banning the only asthma inhaler sold over the counter in the United States starting from next year to prevent the use of products that harm the environment.
The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in metered-dose asthma inhalers that contain the drug epinephrine cannot be used, following an international agreement that bans CFCs because they deplete the Earth's ozone layer.
Diana Nyad's Jellyfish. Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad stroked laboriously through the waters north of Cuba early Saturday, braving schools of jellyfish while testing the limits of human endurance on a quest to break her own 3-decade-old distance record.
Fans and well-wishers around the world were kept up to date by messages posted by Nyad's assistants on social media. In a series of dispatches sent on Twitter about 9:30 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) Saturday, the team reported that the swimmer was about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Cuba as of 9 a.m.
"It's been a challenging night and morning," said one tweet, which noted that Nyad had recovered from multiple Portuguese Man O' War stings, but that her "usual stroke pace, between 52 and 55 strokes per minute, has dropped to 48."
"But she is able to swim," the tweet said.
Her team earlier had reported that Nyad was stung on both arms, her side and her face. After untangling herself, she took a half hour off to tread water, rehydrate, change suits and don a new shirt before resuming in favorable sea conditions.
Spontaneous combustion kills man? OAP dies of 'spontaneous human combustion' in his sitting room
* Coroner records first ever case in Ireland
* Only scorch marks on ceiling and floor where he was standing
* Mysterious death mirrored Krook's in Bleak House
A baffled coroner has ruled that a man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous human combustion.
Dr Ciaran McLoughlin, the coroner for West Galway in Ireland, said that although Michael Faherty, 76, had been found lying on his back close to a fire in an open fireplace, that blaze had NOT caused his death.
Mike Tyson $300 million, Who is this famous boxer who one the title in the WBC, WBA and IBF? Mike Tyson was once the most famous and successful boxer in the world. Mike was the youngest man ever to win a world heavyweight title at just 20 years old. but his life was not allways easy.
Bonnie Sweeten Runaway scandals Famous Hoaxes,The fake kidnapping case of "Hoax mom" Bonnie Sweeten will continue in November, when she is scheduled to be sentenced. Turns out cases like hers aren't uncommon. We look back at some of the infamous cases. bonnie sweeten, The 'kidnapping' details: She took her daughter, drained bank accounts and placed a 911 call claiming she had been kidnapped by two black men. bonnie sweeten kidnapped blames black men,