Sunday, November 30, 2003

Dept. of Word-Of-Mouth

The power of words

"The power and correct rules of good speech consist more in usage than in anything else and it is always wrong to employ words which are not current."

Baldesar Castiglione Italian writer and diplomat —The Book of the Courtier, 1528

Do you sometimes have difficulty to find the words that make your thing go through? Then you maybe should buy some Power Words. Or use that amount of money on a Thesaurus and some real study-time.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Dept. of Pinning-The-Game

No tilting on this

A big thing on 2.6 tons, a length of 11 metres and a height of 2.6 metres. That´s truly a stylish pinball-game... and booked for the Guinnes Book of Records of course - as the biggest pin-ballgame in the world.

"The intent of the game is to provide an ironic and entertaining demonstration of how the advent of tourism shaped the landscape and economic habbits in the small Italian province of Southtyrol."

And it's probably impossible to tilt.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Dept. of It-Wasn't-Me

Wacko Jacko likes little boys

It's somewhat kicking on someone already at the ground but the site that Michael Jackson have put up to fight the charges of indecent conduct and sexual assualt is pathetic.

And in the always continuing struggle of being the most strange person alive mr Jackson truly is in the finals. Welcome to the freak-show of someone that would have been under surveillance of the psychiatric care instead of the media-eye.

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Dept. of A-lot-want-moreists

Take the money and run

A trip around the world of the former half billion-CEO Wade Dokken. He was one of the bosses of the Swedish insurance-company Skandia in their America-based sister-company. Now he and his family is on a trip, after he got half a billion Swedish crowns (about quarter of a billion in dollar) when he signed out. And they are putting up a tripdiary at the Net.

That might be nothing to write home about if the fact wasn't that the company Skandia have done bad bizniz and the leaders have given themselves apartments, fat bonuses and lost big bucks at the worlds stock-markets - money that ordinary people have saved in their pension-funds to get a swell time when ending the working cycle.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Dept. of One Size Fits All

A thing for the thong

The people at The Smoking Gun have always some strange thing to dig up. This time it's the young lad Anthony Scholfield who have been stolen thongs from the home of eight girls. His explanation was

"just something I did for the fun of it. Call it a panty raid if you will. No harm intended just a little practical joke."

The problem is that the cops found 854 thongs in his apartment.

Monday, November 24, 2003

Dept. of Campaign For A Dollar

Kick Bush into the bush

Some guys have started a campaign on the Net where they say that there is a possibility for non-americans to join in the struggle to kick Bush out of the West Wing. Anyone can join the Democracy Aid. I can't help being slight suspicious reading stuff like this:

One dollar per EU-citizen would suffice to raise more money than the entire Bush campaign budget for the elections in 2000. Compare this price to the cost of having Bush in the White House.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Dept. of Stupid Users

Employees the big danger

Dumb, dumber, computeruser is what comes in mind when reading this:

"Employee blunders and hardware and software failures are more of a worry for IT directors than the much-hyped threat of terrorism when it comes to disaster recovery planning" (

Anyone who have worked in an office-space where there have been people working with less or none computerknowledge can sign that quotation.

The "a computer should just work" is common from people that think that a computer just is a slightly more complicated toaster (well - some is) but hey, tell me a technical apparatus that doesn't run sour from time to time?

People are stupid - that's no-news.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Dept. of Soul-Search

Sell your soul

A fantastic opportunity says this website and continues

"Soul extraction is painless and worry-free. You need never remember your previous soulful existence, and look forward to a "life" of money and security."

A fun thing that would be really scary if it was true. Sell your soul to make up your finances.

Me personnally I have already sold my soul - to rock'n'roll.

"I sold my soul to pay for my dinner, my stomach grew fatter but my heart grew thinner." (The The, Twilight Of A Champion)

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Dept. of Human Transportation

Can't afford a Segway?

Put your stash in a Megway. Enviromentally clean, runs on water and are suitable for a lot more than a Segway. And not to expensive to change to a newer model.

It even is possible to use it indoor and in stairs. This is the future of transportation.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Dept. of Shots To Be Forgotten

Bad hair day

There's truly a rule that if you are a celeb and doing something illegal you should do your hair before. Otherwise you might be put here and that's no fun...

A fun history is that of Danisy Mendez - caught in bad driving and did ask the cops to go home and change from the bathing suit she was wearing when caught.

And the rule truly is in for Yasmine Bleeth - the pic is not one of the ones she want to put in her book.

Look at them all at: - - Biggest Directory of Mugshots on the internet

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Dept. of Weight-Watching

Meaty Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones is slashing a lawsuit against papers that claims she is using the Atkins-method of diet. She might have got her craving for the bar when winning the lawsuit against the publishing of her weddingpictures.

But what seems like a divas silly ideas have more serious indications: Zeta-Jones and her management is worried about that this claims of using a method that is discussed by dietists would be endanger the possibilities for the actress to land some modelcontracts in the beauty and health-bizniz.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Dept. of Good Sound

Sound of silence...not

I have a friend that claim to be able to hear the difference when listening to his expensive speakers when using different cables. And he's not alone.

The talk of computer-geeks have made the audiophile-nerds some quiet time to listening to their deeply tested amplitude-tones in their speakers worth as a small car. And of course there's a paper for them:

Audiophilia - The Online Journal for the Serious Audiophile

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Dept. of Lock-Stock-Smoking-Servers

Safety at airports

Ooops... I did it again. Shit. The airport was of course on their toes looking for terrorists but they did forgot to look the door to the server room... read about the The brazen airport computer theft.

Hey, do you really think that it's possible for the aussies to guard both the doors and the strange people coming with the aircrafts from say Vietnam, Singapore and Sweden?

Monday, November 10, 2003

Dept. of Risky Bizniz

Science more than bookworming

The Worst Jobs in Science is a pretty funny site where they are putting up the worst work available in the science-world. It's the job as flatus odor judge or as barnyard masturbator or prison rape researcher.

So it's not only the danger of being short-sighted of all reading but there is a lot of other dangers in the call of science.

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Dept. of Offering-Services

Making the collection easier

Making offerings with your Amex. A Louisiana-based Roman Catholic Church is testing a system of e-tithing. And of course (we're talking the land of dreams, home of the brave) you get a receipt being possible to hold of the IRS and in keeping the Devil in the doorway the receipt also includes a prayer.

A prayer that would be suitable would be: "Keep me from being greedy". But that would surely be a badly drawn selling-point.

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Dept. of Bad-Hair-Day

Hangover hits hard on the chics

Do you often get bad hangovers? Then you either are a woman or have a history of alcohol-related problems in your family. Yeay. The study that proof this findings is of course American and say that the fact that women getting worse headache the day-after is since they have a lighter bodymass and therefore less water in the body.

That's strange. At my place I always have the worse hangovers and they truly get worse since it's a constant "don't drink too much"-nagging.

Friday, November 07, 2003

Dept. of Deep-Water-Money-Spending

Your personal yellow submarine

It's pretty obvious that the first serialmade submarine is coloured in yellow. is running (for a while) the story of Gemini which is said to be the world's first two man recreational submarine. Isn't it your big dream of being trapped in a yellow tincan under water and looking at the crap people have threw in the sea? No? Well... people are crazy and some of them have too much money.