Archive for September, 2007

canadians treat us like third world country

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

as the dollar continues it’s downward fall, the british view new york real estate as cheap and canadians continue to cross the boarder for really good deals.

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another problem in louisiana the jena 6 possible prison for school fight

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

thursday, thousands of african americans descended on a small town in louisiana to voice their outrage about the possibility that a group of black teens –all around 15 and 16 when the fight took place, might end up in prison for a tit-for-tat school yard fight in which they allegedly beat up a white teen. additional background on the case can be found here. if you are interested in donating money to the legal fund you can follow this link.

school fight, prison time for african-american teens david bowie donates 10K to help

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

david bowie has donated 10K toward the legal defence fund of multiple teens who were arrested on chargest of battery for a teen fight due to racial incidents on campus. bbc reports

stars can run people over

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

fred (limp bizkig) durst gets off light. the guy plead no contest to having basically intentionally hit 2 people with his automobile last year. well, he gets to pay a fine of 750 pounds and do community service work. read here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6998744.stm for the details.  sorry, can’t post these links as html at the moment. will fix it later.

bilingualism protects brain

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

perhaps that’s why angelina is trying to teach her new kid french and english simultaneously. to protect herself from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3794479.stm dementia.

ballack and chelsea

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

although there’s no real new news here aside from ballack not being selected amongst the 23 who will be starting for chelsea. mourinho had already hinted that no one on the team was an automatic ‘in’ in the starting line-up. ballack is a great player. but every month, its seems his decision not to purchase a house in london was a very smart move.

south african charlize theron wants u.s. troops back in america

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

nothing would give me more joy than to see them back in america charlize theron said at a press conference during the venice film festival. why is it that everyone in the world thinks they are an american just because they’re in a movie about an american? what does she care? this gets filed under ‘stupid celebrities’

high school musical 2 goes to london

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

i’m revisiting a story which seems to have been glossed over by zines. basically, in the u.s., the soundtrack for the t.v. show, high school musical 2 has sold 615,000 copies in its first week. dave matthews new album pulled in 70,000 to come in at number 3. the biggest selling album in the u.s. last year was the original soundtrack for high school musical 1. the pre-teenies seem to be the only lifeline left for the music industry. is that because they’re too young to download an entire album? nope. its because they have an emotional connection with the music and the cast members. and disney has done a bang up job getting the cast out to high schools around the world. case in point, there was a fan premiere at the weekend at the o2 stadium in london. zac efron, vanessa hudgens and crew were there as well.

john cusack gets it right

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

the brief moment i lived in los angeles, i had at least 2 john cusack sitings. once in malibu at a pizza parlor and one time on rose avenue walking down the street. he was always dressed in black. and dare i say the tall one slouches when he walks. years ago, when i lived in the midwest, i glimpsed him and his pals (perhaps the future ari gold?) pogoing up and down to a fishbone song at the cabaret metro.

it touched my little heart to read that john cusack agrees with me, that so far in his career, which launched with ’16 candles’ (the only john hughes film that holds up over time), he’s only made 10 good films.

nbc and iTunes split

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

accoring to the l.a. times, first nbc decided not to extend their contract with apple’s iTunes service beyond december, then apple got their panties in a bunch and decided to pull the plug on nbc for the fall. tit for tat? yes, of course.

should nbc expect to get $4.99 for a download of one of their t.v. series verses the present $1.99? can’t you rent movies for your antiquated dvd system for somewhere between those 2 numbers? do consumers in los angeles have time to watch t.v. on their iPod nanos while driving, putting on make-up, picking their noses, and sipping their double mocha non-fat lattés. i think not.