September 21, 2010 at 20:30 (Clothe Me!, Couture & Controversy, Mode Fashion, Oddities and Crazy)
Coca Cola fashion! No, not really but it is clothing that sprays out of a can. It’s called Fabrican Spray-On Fabric and the reason it has been created is for all those who can never get clothing tight enough or to fit ‘just right’! The idea comes from Imperial College London researchers and a company called Fabrican.
The couture sprays out by use of aerosol technology, which ‘creates a thin layer of light, textured, nonwoven fibers that have the look of interconnected snowflakes.’
What’s even more amazing is that ‘the sprayed fabric can be peeled off, washed, worn again, perfumed, and even decorated to create patterns’. Almost hard to believe it can do that considering that it comes out of a can and vaguely resembles silly string. In any case, it sounds interesting!
Who knows what they’ll think of next?
February 5, 2010 at 13:57 (A Bitter Truth, HAHAA!, Oddities and Crazy)
Wanda Sykes discussed NBC’s Black History Month menu commenting that, “It is Black History Month, that’s how they celebrate. New York City, you don’t have to know about Harriet Tubman, here is chicken.” She has a point. If that is the only way they are celebrating, it doesn’t really ‘celebrate’ anything. Black History Month is meant to be a solemn reminder of the past whereas food doesn’t really remind anyone of anything except, well, food. It also presents a stereotype, in that, all black people care about is food and to be honest, who would want to be defined by the food they eat?
February 2, 2010 at 14:13 (A Music Moment, Oddities and Crazy)
Michael Jackson’s former choreographer Travis Payne and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid went to Filipino, Philippines and taught the “Dancing Inmates” from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum security prison, dance moves from MJ’s This Is It tour for the song They Don’t Really Care About Us.
The end of this epic performance is brilliant!
January 26, 2010 at 21:55 (Health/Santé, Oddities and Crazy)
Tags: Sarah Palin
In a Facebook message to her followers, Sarah Palin wrote today that Women’s Rights groups, such as NOW ”call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young women’s diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects”.
However, she is criticizing their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad for the upcoming Super Bowl game. It apparently will feature Mrs. Tebow, mother of Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow talking about her decision to give Tim life despite ‘‘less than ideal circumstances”. Sarah supports the commercial as it praises the ”sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child”.
Sarah says that NOW is looking at pro-life backwards because ”women should be reminded that they are strong enough and smart enough to make decisions that allow for career and educational opportunities while still giving their babies a chance at life.”
She also goes onto say that pro-abortion rights group disagreed with her daughter Bristol’s decision to have her baby and her recent abstinence message.
To be honest, Bristol was 17 years old when she had her child. She has no education other than a high school diploma, which in this day and age is not enough to survive in the real world nor do we think she will have the time for a career or education in the near future.
Maybe the pro-abortion groups were looking at the fact that there are statistically poorer ”life outcomes” for children born to teenage moms. We have to say that we agree with NOW in that it seems ridiculous CBS is allowing an ad with a controversial subject matter during a time in which all Americans will be watching.
True, pro-life is as much a choice as abortion but whether you keep a child or not is not the issue.
It’s about being realistic. The highest teenage pregnancy rates are in the US and UK. Who can live in a Sarah Palin-painted world? Bristol is lucky to have had a mother like her but getting pregnant as a teen shouldn’t be something young women strive for. We wouldn’t imagine many want to either. Also, sometimes there isn’t anyone else.
Women can come through as powerful and independent having raised a child on their own as a teen but it is rare and difficult to do.
January 18, 2010 at 20:39 (Models, Oddities and Crazy, Picture In a Magazine)
Brilliant name. We like how the name Devon can be used androgynously but what is this contraption they made her wear?
January 18, 2010 at 19:19 (Canada, Oddities and Crazy)
The Beaver, Canada’s second-oldest magazine, was founded in 1920 by the Hudson’s Bay Company, initially a fur trading company. But today they have realized there comes a time when every Beaver is misunderstood. Instead of being seen as a furry loveable animal, it was a sexual innuendo everywhere for va-jay-jay in Internet searches. As such, The Beaver, smartly we might add, is changing its name to stop scaring off readers. This also allows current readers to stop receiving Beaver mail in spam instead of the inbox.
Editor-in-chief Mark Reid further adds, “Market research showed us that younger Canadians and women were very very unlikely to ever buy a magazine called The Beaver no matter what it’s about. For whatever reasons, they are turned off by the name.”
Also even if the fur trade was important in Canadian history, immigrants will find it very difficult to understand its meaningfulness.
Since the Manitoba-based newspaper now mostly deals with Canadian history, the April issue will be the first to sport the exciting new name Canada’s History!
Boring. But reliable
We would have suggested something with Historian like Canadian Historian instead of Canadian History. If people want just history, wouldn’t they just go to a library?
January 17, 2010 at 02:05 (Health/Santé, Oddities and Crazy)
A whole new meaning to drink up! According to a study, not even a study, Common Knowledge! people from Scotland drink 46 bottles of vodka for some drunken delights (but truthfully, NHS Health Scotland determined this by looking at industry sales data.)
From 2005-2009, alcohol sales averaged 12.2 litres per person over the age of 18, the same as 537 pints or 130 bottles of wine per person. Goodbye liver!
The Scottish government’s solution? Raise the minimum price on alcohol
“Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said it was time for critics of minimum pricing to “wake up” to the scale of Scotland’s drink problem. As “all the evidence tells us that the big rise in Scottish alcohol consumption in recent decades is closely linked with the 70% drop in alcohol’s relative cost. As a consequence, our country now faces an unprecedented burden from alcohol-related health problems, crime and lost economic productivity, which runs into billions and which we are all paying for. Currently there is nothing to stop supermarkets selling alcohol more cheaply than bottled water and that’s why it’s possible to exceed the weekly drinking guidelines for a man for less than £3.50.”
Since Scottish do tend to go over the prescribed amount of alcohol, this is a clogged liver and heart attack waiting for a time and place to happen.
Maybe they haven’t heard of this yet though it’s just as bad. Addiction is addiction baby
January 17, 2010 at 00:47 (Musica, Oddities and Crazy)
It’s all in the dollar sign. The interview is gripping, really. Rambling on and on no end in sight kind of gripping.
And for some reason she keeps putting an annoying affectation in her voice we don’t understand complete with some sort of crazy, drunk hair and shades when she talks about P.Diddy and stalker situations.
She likes guys with a trashy moustache or mullet. Klassy.
Blah blah blah Even Ryan Seacrest thinks she’s off her rocker. The most hilarious part is when he asks if she likes dudes and she acts affronted.
Didn’t she say she was “bi-sexual” a few weeks ago?
Do you think she’s as deluded as we do?
January 16, 2010 at 15:50 (Awards, Meryl Streep, Oddities and Crazy, Sandra Bullock)
Our favourite actresses gone to bat for the other side? What is going on?
Bradley Cooper seems to be enjoying himself thoroughly.It turns out the both of them TIED for the Best Actress Award and this was them kissing and making-up due to their apparent feud. There was never any feud, please.
Personally, we think the both of them can kiss til’ the Sun comes down. They can do NO wrong.
January 16, 2010 at 12:13 (Américanoland, Clothe Me!, Oddities and Crazy)
Since 2001, American teenagers compete for scholarship money by using their creativity and duct tape to make fierce clothes for the prom. We wouldn’t even know who to choose.
The last one even made her own shoes!
January 15, 2010 at 21:12 (Oddities and Crazy)
This time it is not as radical as tattooing your eyes but still kinda strange. A man tattoos Ray Bans on his face as his girlfriend in the picture, in actual Ray Bans happily looks on. How deluded.
But is it real? Apparently not, it is nothing more than a publicity stunt from Ray Ban. The video of the tattooing went viral and drew hundreds of comments from viewers who wondered what would happen if he needed glasses later on.
Kinda dumb. WHO CARES?!
We kinda have to admit though, good marketing scheme!
January 15, 2010 at 17:45 (Angleterre, Clothe Me!, Oddities and Crazy)
According to a recent survey, women burn 5 calories a minute contributing to a grand total of 48,000 calories a year whilst walking around the mall. The exhaustion alone from picking up those shopping bags to finding the right store to window shopping was said to be more tiring than a trip to the gym, something that more than 2000 women asserted.
Though the average woman walks about a distance of 2.96 miles while shopping spending around 2.5 hours browsing stores every week, men spend 50 minutes on average completing a distance of 1.5 miles a week, Debenhams survey concluded.
Hold on a hot second! A week? That’s insane. Really?