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State of the economy

Now I’m no expert on financial matters. But when $700b are being thrown around to save some banks, even I know that the shit has hit the fan. And the fan’s still on full speed! But as always, Jay Leno has the perfect line to sum it up: To give you an idea of how bad the economy is, over the weekend, I wrote a check and the bank bounced. Link to Newsmax via Domain …

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35,000 women

This story raises a few questions and observations: 1. No wonder Cuba went bust.2. How?3. At 82, if he’s been with 35,000 women, that’s about 1.18 every day. So someone he slept with in 1959 would not be eligible for another fling until today? That, of course, assumes he hasn’t added to the 35,000. Link via: Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind Technorati Tags: fidel castro, women, cuba

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Ur anus will shine the brightest

Yes, yes. This is juvenile humor. But I just couldn’t resist it. Read the following excerpt and tell me if you can come away without a snigger (real story here): Keep your telescopes handy for a wonderful celestial activity – Uranus will shine at its brightest when it aligns directly with the Sun and the Earth on Saturday. “Celestial” is what really got me laughing! You still not laughing? Well, you’re a better man than …

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Male belly dancers. Kill me now.

I mean it. Kill me. Belly dancing, that awesome art form that is aesthetic and then something else (wink, wink, hint, hint!) has now been invaded by male dancers as well. However, some investigation reveals that this is nothing new. I was uninformed. Like perhaps the rest of the world that male belly dancing has in fact existed for a while. I still wish I didn’t know about either.

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Play delayed by…

Rain? Bad light? Ice? Snow? Road rage? One may have heard of all these as reasons for play being held up or delayed in a cricket match, but here’s a unique one: rocket attack. Fun is in short supply for British forces on tour in Iraq, so a cricket match near Basra between an Army XI and the nation’s sporting rival Australia provided a welcome tonic – and a slightly surreal experience. Ashes amid ashes? …

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Underage mail-order brides in the US

“I was SO scared getting married so young, but my husband is an okay guy and I am SO proud that because of me my parents were able to get their first brand-new car and take the trip they always wanted to. I couldn’t have done it without your site!" —Katrina K., married at 14 At 14 years of age, Katrina K may hardly know what’s best for her, let alone her parents. And a …

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Paris moves to China

It had to happen sooner or later. With all the offshoring, outsourcing and influx of Chinese food, the Parisian purists have finally called it quits. Over the last few years, the Eiffel Tower has been losing out on some of its charm and appeal and in the recent New Seven Wonders of the World voting, the Eiffel Tower lost out. The French aren’t too good at accepting losses and could no longer bear to be …

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The food chain reversed?

It would seem so, eh? The lions get their ass whooped by a herd of buffaloes… sure they were badly outnumbered, but where’s the fear factor? And that opportunistic croc… heh!

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Kiss my art!

A moment of passion that you cannot overcome. You just need to go all the way. There’s no stopping mid way… Kissing a $2 million painting could well cost a budding artist a lot more than she bargained for. "A red stain remained on the canvas… This red stain is testimony to this moment, to the power of art." So said the accused! And where did she leave her mark? The immaculate white canvas so …

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Brilliant use of technology

I love it when a piece of computing equipment comes in handy in ways other than what it’s intended for. The story of the man who was stranded and used his tablet PC to keep himself warm is one such: As he shivered on the platform Lee had an idea. He turned the brightness up to full and kicked of a defrag on his LS800 and stuffed it inside his jacket – as a heater! …

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