Archive for May, 2005

4 inches to Choo on

Permalink | May 26th, 2005

Definitely for the pop culture enthusiast. Available on the 30th “4 inches” will feature gorgeous women clad in nothing except Jimmy Choo stilettos and a piece of Cartier jewelry. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit women and children impacted by AIDS in Africa.

4 inches to Choo on

Choo on This

4 Inches may be one of the summer’s hottest cocktail table books. Clad in nothing except Jimmy Choo stilettos and a piece of a Cartier jewelry, an impressive VIP list of gorgeous women bare it all for the Elton John Aids Foundation. The proceeds benefit women and children impacted by AIDS in Africa. The music legend himself writes the foreword.

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GOSH! Posh!

Posh poses in nude to raise cash for Elton charity book
By Harry Page

STARK but beautiful - this naked image of Posh is one we’ve never seen before…or are ever likely to see again.

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Fans forced to watch women in bikinis

Permalink | May 25th, 2005

Football (soccer) fans in Auckland took to the streets when women in bikinis interrupted the English FA Cup.

Soccer fans forced to watch women in bikinis
May 23 2005 at 07:25PM

Wellington, New Zealand - Enraged football fans took to the streets of Auckland at four on Sunday morning, looking for a bar showing the English FA Cup’s outcome after the local Sky TV channel switched over to another programme at full time.

With Arsenal and Manchester United in a scoreless tie after the regulation 90 minutes of play, Sky Sport went to its next scheduled programme, “Sports Illustrated 2005 Swimwear at Play”, the New Zealand Herald reported on Monday.

Fans left watching a parade of bikini-clad women missed 30 minutes of extra time and the first penalty shootout in the cup’s 134-year history.

About 150 to 200 people at Auckland’s Albion Hotel who described themselves as “gutted” when the coverage ended took to the streets of New Zealand’s largest city in search of another bar showing the game, manager Paul Hafford told the paper.

Sky Digital customers found the continued coverage on another sports channel, but subscribers to the cheaper UHF service missed out.

“Obviously, there was a problem, and the UHF coverage finished before the end of the game. Why that happened I don’t know,” Sky’s director of sports, Kevin Cameron, said after fans bombarded the channel with protests.

[via IOL]

Even more on homes

Permalink | May 25th, 2005

Seems as though it is the topic of the week…

Hawaii posts second-highest home prices in the country
By Allison Schaefers

Hawaii had the second-priciest homes in the country in 2003, after California, according to a nationwide housing survey released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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US rates upped on inflation fears

Permalink | May 24th, 2005

US rates upped on inflation fears

Fears of increasing inflationary pressures prompted the US central bank to raise rates at its 3 May meeting.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) opted to take action amid concern over rising prices, minutes of the meeting show.

But while there had been an “upcreep” in short term inflation it remained worried about slowing economic growth.

As a result, the FOMC opted to maintain its “measured pace” of rates rises, increasing rates by 0.25% to 3.0%.

The increase was the eighth time the Fed, led by Alan Greenspan, has raised rates since June.

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Sales of Existing Homes Hit Record as Prices Soar

Permalink | May 24th, 2005

Sales of Existing Homes Hit Record as Prices Soar

By JENNIFER BAYOT
Published: May 24, 2005

Sales of existing homes swelled 4.5 percent to a record in April, and prices climbed at the fastest rate in almost 25 years, the National Association of Realtors reported today, defying predictions of a slowdown and adding to some analysts’ concerns that the market is overheating.

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Our world was rocked

Permalink | May 24th, 2005

The quake felt ’round the world:

Post-Tsunami Earthquakes Rumbled Around the Globe

By KENNETH CHANG
Published: May 24, 2005

The shock waves from December’s giant earthquake set off devastating tsunamis. They also set off a series of temblors nearly 7,000 miles from the epicenter in the Indian Ocean.

One hour after the earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Dec. 26, seismometers that keep watch over Mount Wrangell in Alaska recorded an unusual pattern: 14 earthquakes over 11 minutes.

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Teaching the “Controversy”

Permalink | May 24th, 2005

School Boards Want to ‘Teach the Controversy.’ What Controversy?

By LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS
Published: May 17, 2005

The recent so-called debates on the teaching of evolution in Kansas have me thinking about different theological reactions to the teaching of evolution.

The Roman Catholic Church, which stands on common ground with conservative Christians in opposition to abortion, and which is doctrinally committed to notions like the Virgin Birth, apparently has no problem with the notion of evolution as it is currently studied by biologists, including supposedly “controversial” ideas like common ancestry of all life forms.

Popes from Pius XII to John Paul II have reaffirmed that the process of evolution in no way violates the teachings of the church. Pope Benedict XVI, when he was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, presided over the church’s International Theological Commission, which stated that “since it has been demonstrated that all living organisms on earth are genetically related, it is virtually certain that all living organisms have descended from this first organism.”

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Breaking News: Dinosaurs lived together with man

Permalink | May 24th, 2005

This just in, according to the Museum of Earth History dinosaurs lived together with man:

“This phenomenal venture will offer high-quality, scientific exhibits displayed in a totally biblical setting.”

“Educate: Did Dinosaurs Live with Man? Evidence from fossilized footprints, ancient artwork, literature and fossils all strongly support the fact that dinosaurs and humans did co-exist.”

I think my brain just exploded.

Reunited and it feels so good

Permalink | May 23rd, 2005

I know someone, somewhere will love to hear this bit of news … the Spice Girls Reunite!

Reunited and it feels so good

Spice Girls Reunite
News Story 2005 05 20

You thought you’d never see them again, but you were wrong. Now it is decided that the Spice Girls are to make a comeback. The girls are going to head out on a world tour with all the original members, including Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell.

Scary Spice, Melanie Brown, gave the news to GMTV last night. In addition to the tour, Spice Girls are to release a ‘Best of’ album. The tour is also said to ensure the girls a large paycheck.

[via MTVe]

Star Wars TV Series … Wait, What?!

Permalink | May 23rd, 2005

“Untitled Star Wars TV Series” (2006)
[TV-Series 2006-????]

Writing credits
George Lucas (characters and universe)

Plot Outline: Plot unknown: Will most likely focus on new characters and be set between Episode III and Episode IV.

Status: Announced

[via IMDb]