Feb 20, 2007

JFK new video

Taken DIRECTLY from cnn.com

DALLAS, Texas (Reuters) -- Previously unreleased footage of John F. Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas moments before he was gunned down was released Monday, a surprising new twist in a saga that has gripped the United States for four decades.

The silent 8mm film shows a beaming Jacqueline Kennedy close up in vivid color waving to the crowd.

A group of excited bystanders -- women sporting big 1960s hairstyles -- waves to the cameraman shortly before the motorcade sweeps past. (Watch as the first couple waves at the crowd Video)

The president's coat is clearly, if briefly, seen bunched up on his back -- a detail that will be scrutinized by conspiracy theorists who see evidence of a plot in, among other things, the fact the bullet wounds on his jacket and body did not appear to match.

The film was donated to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas by amateur photographer George Jefferies and his son-in-law, Wayne Graham. It was released to coincide with the Presidents Day federal holiday.

Museum curator Gary Mack said he was not surprised Jefferies took so long to come forward.

"Everyone who captured the motorcade before the assassination thinks their pictures are unimportant. But to historians, all photos and home movies are important to possibly answer questions that will be asked in the future," he said.

Located in the former Texas School Book Depository building where Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a sixth-floor window on November 22, 1963, the museum is devoted to Kennedy's presidency and the events surrounding his assassination.

The footage was taken less than 90 seconds before the fatal shots were fired. The 40-second film also shows the scene of the crime the following day.

Footage could spark more conspiracy theories

The footage is sure to be new fodder for conspiracy buffs who have long maintained Kennedy was the victim of a sinister plot orchestrated by shadowy elements in either the government, the "military-industrial complex," the Mafia or communist Cuba.

"I've already seen the footage on a conspiracy Web site -- it's interesting for the conspiracy researchers to study Kennedy's coat which appears to be bunched up on his back," Mack said.

He said since Kennedy's jacket was riding high on his back, the entry wound in his body did not match the expected position in his coat -- grist for the conspiracy mill that charges more than three shots were fired.

Investigators maintain the shooting was carried out by Oswald acting alone. The most complete and best-known film of the Kennedy assassination to come to light was taken by bystander Abraham Zapruder.

Mack said the new footage offered the best view of Mrs. Kennedy in the motorcade he had ever seen.

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Feb 17, 2007

Gasoline Vs. Liposuction Fat

From post-gazette.com:

" Mr. Venoy's firm is signing an agreement with Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami to recycle 3,000 gallons of human fat a week from its liposuction clinics, according to the Norwegian Web site Aftenposten.no/english. That can produce 2,600 gallons of bio-diesel -- enough to power a Hummer for a week or two."

Full article here

Prince Harry in Iraq

Prince Harry, 3rd in line to the throne, will be stationed in Iraq by the end of the month.
Full article

Britney Spears

Britney Spear's shaved her head?
There are plenty of other pictures out, of this.
But this one, from here, is hilarious!

Feb 15, 2007

How To Make a Tag Cloud

This is what I followed to make my own tag cloud. It's really easy.

Stephen Colbert Ice Cream

Stephen Colbert, super awesome comedian, now has his own flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream!

Cornell Quits, Rage Back Together

Chris Cornell, singer for the band Audioslave, has quit the band. On the up side, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk have gotten back together with Zack de la Rocha to reunite Rage Against the Machine.
For more info here

Madame Tussauds Wax Museums

The statues at Madame Tussauds' wax museums are crazy!

Do you recognize them ?

Paris Hilton's "Bra"

Where did Paris Hilton get that amazing "bra" she seems to be wearing?


Feb 14, 2007

Girls Gone Wild Clothing Line

According to TMZ, Girls Gone Wild now has their own clothing line

Anna Nicole's Methadone

In August 2006, a doctor wrote Anna Nicole Smith a prescription for methadone, less than 2 weeks before she gave birth.

The prescription was written for Michelle Chase, a fake name for Anna Nicole. However, in California, its apparently legal to write prescriptions for fake names. The meth was then sent to Smith's house in the Bahamas, from the pharmacy where it was originally called in to.

Breast Implants, 5 Different Ways

Apparently there are 5 different ways they can make the incision during breast implant surgery:
  • Under/at the fold
  • Along the areolar border
  • In the armpit
  • In the navel

(From Wikipedia)

Inframammary - an incision is placed below the breast in the infra-mammary fold (IMF). This incision is the most common approach and affords maximum access for dissection and placement of an implant. It is often the preferred technique for silicone gel implants due to the longer incisions required.

Periareolar - an incision is placed along the areolar border. This incision provides an optimal approach when adjustments to the IMF position or mastopexy (breast lift) procedures are planned. The incision is generally placed around the inferior half, or the medial half of the areola's circumference. Larger silicone gel implants are difficult to place via this incision.

Transaxillary - an incision is placed in the armpit and the dissection tunnels medially. This approach allows implants to be placed with no visible scars on the breast. Transaxillary procedures can be performed with or without an endoscope (tiny lighted camera).

Transumbilical (TUBA) - a less common technique where an incision is placed in the navel and dissection tunnels superiorly. This approach enables implants to be placed with no visible scars on the breast, but makes appropriate dissection and implant placement more difficult. Transumbilical procedures may be performed bluntly or with an endoscope (tiny lighted camera) to assist dissection. This technique is not appropriate for placing silicone gel implants due to potential damage of the implant shell during blunt insertion.

Transabdominoplasty (TABA) - procedure similar to TUBA, where the implants are tunneled up from the abdomen into bluntly dissected pockets while a patient is simultaneously undergoing an abdominoplasty procedure.

Feb 13, 2007

Kiefer Kills Bauer Prototype

Article found here

Kiefer Sutherland has revealed that he destroyed the prototype model of the Jack Bauer action figure, based on his character in 24.

The figure is set to be released later this year but would have been available earlier if it wasn’t for his antics.
He told the National Enquirer recently: “They tried to come out with one a couple of years ago and they sent it to me for my approval.”

“We took the doll out for a night to have some fun and we’d had some drinks. We sat it on the corner of the table. We started torturing him around 11pm and by 2am we set him on fire in the parking lot.”

“We got up the next day and there was just this puddle of wax. His clothes didn’t burn, which I thought was pretty cool.

“Then I got a call the next day saying, ‘Did you like the doll?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was great.’ And they said, ‘Well OK, good, you’ve got to send it back to us because that was a prototype. It took the guy a year to make it.’”

“I said, ‘Well, let me look for it, I think I left it in the trailer.’ This went on for about a week and then I had to just come clean.”

Things You May Not Know (Part 2)

More things you may not know...
Source: Wikipedia
Sorry, not as many links this time, but everything can be found on Wikipedia

In King of the Hill, Boomhauer's voice was inspired by an angry Beavis and Butt-head viewer who left an answering machine message for Mike Judge.

SpongeBob SquarePants was the first American cartoon to be broadcast in Iraq and Afghanistan after their US-led invasions.

Did You Know?

Did you know?

  • Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez
  • John Travolta is a qualified pilot & owns 5 planes
  • Bruce Willis appeared, unpaid, in an episode of Friends after losing a bet to Matthew Perry. He's also offering $1 million to any civilian who turns in Osama, Ayman al-Zawahiri or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
  • Dan Rather had someone at the Houston police shoot him up with heroin, so that he could do a story on it
  • Richard Nixon's daughter married Dwight Eisenhower's grandson
  • Halle Berry has diabetes
  • Nelly Furtado turned an offer for $500,000 to pose nude for Playboy
  • Jay Leno is dislexic & does the voice of kitty in the South Park episode "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut"
  • Sylvester Stallone's sneer and slurred speech are the result of paralysis to the left side of his face due to birth complications
Source: Wikipedia

Feb 12, 2007

Johnny Depp is 44

I had no idea that Johnny Depp was 44 years old


Sean Michel

American Idol contestant Sean Michel, doing his own rendition of Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down."

Dixie Chicks Win 5 Grammys

The Dixie Chicks won all 5 Grammy awards that they were nominated for! I'm not a big fan of them, but some of their music is ok. They won best Country Album, and, for the song "Not Ready to Make Nice" they got Best Song and Record of the Year.

Image: libertyjustincase.com

Feb 11, 2007

Snorkeler Rodent Shot in Face

So this guy in Oregon shot a snorkeler in the face with his .22-caliber rifle, after mistaking him for a rodent. But when he realized his mistake, the shooter and another man called 911 and drove him to a hospital. John William Cheesman (44) went through 8 hours of surgery and is going to be fine! How lucky is that? Can you imagine shooting someone in the face by accident, or even worse, being shot in the face? More info on this here

2 Stoned to Death on Resort Island

Two Italian women have died at a Cape Verde resort island. They found dirt inside the lungs of one of the women (Dalia Saiani (33)), meaning that she may have been alive when she was buried. Two men have confessed to the killings. A third man was released on bail because he wasn't involved. The two men called the third man to bury the women, but when he realized what was going on, refused to take part. One of the men was trying to teach Dalia a lesson, after she refused to resume their old relationship. Man, what is wrong with people these days?
Image from here

Urban Dicitonary

So I was over at urbandictionary.com . Heres one:

Celebrity List
: A list created by the individuals of a monogomous relationship at the point of becoming exclusive in order to notate which celebrities they are allowed to have sex with, if given the opportunity, and will not have committed any kind of wrong-doing that may conflict with the current terms of monogomy agreed upon by the individuals of the relationship. The details, such as number of times sex is allowed, sexual acts perform such as oral, anal, and various positions, must be decided by the couple. This term is derived from the TV show Entourage, Season 3 Episode 10. This may also be known as a "Celeb list".
    • "I had sex with Jennifer Aniston and my girlfriend couldn't complain because she knew that Jennifer Aniston was on my celebrity list."
If you want, you can put a word of the day thing, on your site. Go here

Feb 9, 2007

Oulawing iPod Use

In Brooklyn, State Senator Carl Kruger is planning to introduce a bill that would say when its ok to listen an iPod. If the bill goes through, it would mean that people violating it would be fined $100 and have to appear in court, if they are caught crossing the street using an iPod.

Recently one or two people have died because they were using their iPod while crossing the street or something. I think enforcing a law like this is pretty ridiculous. I mean I understand the laws that say you cannot use an iPod while driving, because a car is a very powerful thing. And although it is possible that the ideal driver could harm another car while veering away from an iPod user, it is more likely that the car will hit the person--which means it is the iPod-wearers fault. Even though pedestrians always have the right of way, it doesn't mean its ok for them to step out into the road whenever they please. Maybe if there was some law that says that if a car hits a person using headphones/cellphoneor/PDA, the case be handled differently. Does that make sense?

Feb 8, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith Is Dead

Article take directly from hereLinkHOLLYWOOD, Fla. Feb 8, 2007 (AP)Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy playmate whose bizarre life careened from marrying an octogenarian billionaire to the untimely death of her son, died Thursday after collapsing at a South Florida hotel, one of her lawyers said.

Smith, 39, collapsed and was unresponsive while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino, said the attorney, Ron Rale. She was rushed to a hospital.

"She checked in Monday at 8 p.m. as a guest. She was due to check out tomorrow," said Danielle Giordaano, a spokeswoman for the hotel.

Smith had been a tabloid staple even before she became Playboy's playmate of the year in 1993. Readers were fascinated by her bombshell good looks, her marriage to an elderly billionaire and subsequent court fight over his estate, her weight fluctuations, and last year, the sudden death of her 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith.

A former topless dancer, she made her name squeezing into Guess jeans. She resembled the late actress Marilyn Monroe, a similarity played up in her Guess magazine ads, billboards and department store displays.

In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, the head of oil-based Koch Industries, which is part of a family fortune worth at least $400 million.

He died in 1995, setting off a feud with her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over whether she had a right to his estate.

A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million in a complicated legal twist that began after she declared bankruptcy. That was later overturned.

But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court in her battle with her former stepson.

The justices said only that federal courts in California could deal with her case despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall was the sole heir to the estate.

Then, the stepson died June 20 at age 67. But the family said the court fight would continue.

Daniel Smith died Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas, just days after she gave birth to a daughter.

An American medical examiner hired by the family, Cyril Wecht, said he had methadone and two antidepressants in his system when he died. Low levels of the three drugs interacted to cause an accidental death, Wecht said.

Meanwhile, the paternity of her now 5-month-old daughter remained a matter of dispute.

She was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston, one of six children of Donald Eugene and Virgie Hart Hogan.

She married Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.

Image taken from sawf.or

Expensive People

Apparently it costs way too much to have someone well-known come and speak some where. Here's a few that I found:

  • Al Franken $30,001 - $50,000
  • Aretha Franklin $50,001 +
  • Bill Cosby $50,001 +
  • Bill Nye $20,001 - $30,000
  • Carrot Top $10,001 - $20,000
  • Dr. Phil McGraw $50,001 +
  • Donald Trump $200,000 +
  • George Foreman $50,001 +
  • Goldie Hawn $50,001 +
  • Henry Winkler $20,001 - $30,000
  • Jay Leno $100,000 +
  • Jon Stewart $100,000 +
  • Kathy Griffin $30,001 - $50,000
  • Lance Armstrong $200,000 +
  • Leonard Nimoy $20,001 - $30,000
  • Magic Johnson $50,001 and above
  • Michelle Pfeiffer $30,001 - $50,000
  • Olivia Newton-John $50,001 +
  • Spike Lee $30,001 - $50,000

Feb 6, 2007

Naked Girl + PETA

Over at PETA's website, you'll find a girl doing a fake "State of the Union" type thing. Anyways, she strips down NAKED! So, if you care about animal rights [or if you don't] you can watch her strip! Here's the video

Feb 4, 2007

Eden Burns

If you live in the DC/MD area,
Eden Burns will be playing at the Brass Monkey Saloon