Archive for July, 2007

san francisco files lawsuits against gang members

Monday, July 30th, 2007

the city that mistakenly believes it is the most tolerant in north america, engages in an intolerant act. if you are a minority and you’re hanging outside and talking to people on your street, the police could conclude you’re a gang member, and then boy have you got a lot of problems. whatever happened to civil liberties. or is this a case of what philip k. dick wrote and steven spielberg so elegantly bought to the screen coming true?

the pope wants to sms you

Monday, July 30th, 2007

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bono and robin williams separated at birth

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

bono is starting to look more and more like robin williams everyday.

lindsay lohan career killer

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

lindsay lohan’s new stripper movie took in barely more than $1 on friday night. here’s a great little trailer chronicling li-lo’s life and chaotic summer.

angelina jolie resurrects can't let go of a mighty heart

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

well, it seems like this is true. the trailer for beowulf, a book i totally hated when i was forced to read it in junior high school, features a narration by a woman, whom i assume is angelina jolie, with an afro-cuban accent.

what's happened to michael ballack

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

ballack was signed to chelsea in 2006 for somewhere between 120,000 and 130,000 pounds per week. he was immediately derided by the british press as a cheap wad for saying that’s it’s better to rent in london as opposed to buying a house. he only scored but 4 goals in his first 26 games.

ballack recently lost his so-called ‘untouchable’ status when jose murinho, the coach of chelsea declared he wouldn’t give places to anyone just because a person is a face or a name. last april, murinho threatened to terminate ballack’s contract because murinho and chelsea’s club doctors claim they were not notified prior to ballack’s surgery in germany for what ballack says was a potentially career threatening injury, which the chelsea doctors supposedly dismissed as a minor injury. he missed the premiership because of the operation.

last january, football legend franz beckenbauer critized ballack for moving to chelsea. he said, ballack would’ve been better off at manchester united and that presently the game just passes him by. bernd schuster, the new coach at real madrid says he would love to have ballack on his team.

you can read the diary of michael ballack on football365.com.

fat is contagious

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

according to an article on www.bbc.co.uk, obesity just might be contagious. our size could just be effected by the company and the society we keep. this could explain why samoans tend to be robust people. and why adults in small town and suburban america tend to be a whole lot fatter than people who live in manhattan. perhaps this could explain the city versus rural disconnect in the u.s.

the lives of others actor dies of stomach cancer

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

ulrich muehe, who played the role of a stasi officer in the film ‘the lives of other’ that picked up an oscar earlier this year for best foreign film has died of cancer.

sarkozy shakes france up, in a good way

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

he sent his wife, cecilia, to libya to do what no foreign minister, president, or prime minister has been able to do in the last seven years. and that’s to talk gadaffi, the man whose name is spelt in many different ways, into releasing the six bulgarian doctors (accused of giving local children AIDS) from prison and a looming death sentence. nicolas sarkozy is now ‘in hot water’ in france and in the eu. perhaps sarkozy is only interested in results. and it seems that’s what he and his wife have achieved. the doctors were released earlier this week.

yet another 2pac album

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

afeni shakur didn’t know that suge knight (who i’ve always called surge knight) has been sitting on another tupac album. so i guess she’s going to sue him. but the real question is. how many more albums is she sitting on from the most prolific dead musician we’ve encountered since mozart. of course i’m kidding. as i don’t believe many of mozart’s compositions were still being released 10 years after his death. details can be found at http://music.guardian.co.uk