Archive for July, 2008
can christopher nolan’s ‘the dark knight’ topple james cameron’s ‘titanic?’ well, we know the score won’t. i guess the batman producers neglected to insert a bonafide pop tune into the soundtrack. might be why the film is a runaway hit.
according to the new york times, the u.s. homeless population is falling. hmmm. there was a time when you couldn’t help but stumble over homeless people around bryant park. but we all know that’s because rudy giuliani pushed them to the burbs and beyond (like new jersey).
contrast this with the onion’s assertion that the nation’s poorest 1% controls 67% of soda can wealth.
not sure why one has to read an irish newspaper to find out that the placement of a couple of coffee cups on fox news is a new form of integrated advertising (read, product placement) for rupert murdoch’s network. according to ireland’s independent, mickie’Ds “has bought the right to have two cups of their branded frappuccino appear on the desk in front of the anchors on fox 5″ in the u.s.
this article in the london times is about 8 months old, but it’s topical, don’t you think? this article raises debates how contemporary methods take into account only the wishes of the parents, not ivf (aka petri-dish) children.
the weekly standard pauses for a moment to take into account barack obama’s trip to paris. sarkozy notes that france will do well with john mccain, who he met with earlier this year, or barack obama.
or is this a hoax. the headline reads, queen of pop. that used to be cher, but that photo surely doesn’t look like cher. the photo isn’t that bad. i mean, it’s like she’s having an okay hair day. and well, yes her eyes are half shut (which is never a good photo for anyone) and her mouth looks a bit odd. maybe whoever this photo is really of was in between cheek lifts.
the heart of frederic chopin, the 19th century romantic pianist, has been lying in a jar of alcohol, which looks an awfully lot like cognac, in poland since his death in 1839. the native son’s heart was removed from the holy cross church in warsaw during ww2.
dna experts are keen on examining chopin’s heart to find out if perhaps chopin died from cystic fibrosis as opposed to tuberculosis. as yahoo tends to move their links around, if you read this post after 26 july, perhaps you’ll have to do a search for the original article.