12 June 2007

Everybody Wang Tao Tonight

  • 101 Really Useful Websites besides MySpace and Craigslist.

  • I'm intrigued by the idea of solar powered air conditioning; it is just so logical as you need it most when the sun is blazing.

  • 27 Confessions Of A Former Circuit City Worker..."I had worked at Circuit City for quite some time, until recently when I could no longer stand the shady operations of its business. While working at Circuit City I worked in the Media and Technology department. I believe there are a few things that people should know about Circuit City..."

  • Ish is so bad in Metro Detroit due to all the automaker job cuts that they'll give you a new Land Rover if you just buy a loft. From Jalopnik

  • Pack a hella tight bowl for this one and blaze: Scientists Believe Nerves Might Run on Sound, Not Electricity

  • Don't stop now: Alien worlds, once hidden from knowledge, are now being discovered in droves, stunning astronomers with their unique features and sheer numbers. The discoveries are so common that more and more don't even get reported outside scientific circles. What exactly happens in one of these 'scientific circles'?

  • What a douche: Celeb fashion designer Anand Jon will be charged with 13 more counts of sexual misconduct today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, including three new counts of rape -- raising the total number of charges against him to 46. TMZ.com has learned that six new accusers have joined the case, bringing the total number of potential victims to 18 -- all ranging between the ages of 14 and 27. Among the horrific new charges, Anand Jon, 30, is accused of sexual penetration by a foreign object, assault with intent to commit a felony, forcible rape and forcible oral copulation. Peace out, bro.

  • Mega-designer/billionaire Giorgio Armani, 72, in a speedo.

  • The Enola (is) Gay: So the Pentagon confirmed long-standing reports that, a decade ago, military leaders had considered building a gay bomb. An Air Force proposal suggested the concept of an offensive weapon that might render its victims homosexual. "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example," said the proposal, would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior." Read the article here.

  • Feline-featured New York society mess Jocelyn Wildenstein proves cats and dogs can get along after all. Poor thing, what has she done to herself?!

  • Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? When the FBI asked Congress this spring to provide $3.6 million in the war spending bill for its Gulfstream V jet, it said the money was needed to ensure that the aircraft, packed with state-of-the-art security and communications gear, could continue to fly counterterrorism agents on "crucial missions" into Iraq. Turns out, these "crucial missions" have included FBI Director Robert Mueller's speeches, public appearances, family vacations and field office visits. Oh, dip!

  • Bush gets got: One moment Bush was glad-handing Albanians on Sunday, proudly sporting a watch with a dark strap on his left wrist. Moments later, it was gone. Hahaha! those darn Albanians at it again!

  • Everybody Wang Tao Tonight: Current Chinese law states that children are only allowed take the surname from either their mother or father, but the lack of variety means there are now 93 million people in China with the family name Wang. Chinese authorities are considering a landmark move to try to end the confusion. The survey found 92 million people shared the surname Li, while 88 million were called Zhang. A further seven surnames -- including Chen, Zhou and Lin -- are held by at least 20 million Chinese. Another report by the Chinese Academy of Sciences found at least 100,000 people share China's most popular name, Wang Tao.

  • You know those big inflatable houses they have at street fairs where kids can go inside and jump around like loons for 10 minutes? Well, there was one in Hawaii and I guess it somehow floated into the sea with the kids still inside, bouncing around. Video is here.
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