Archive for December, 2005

Happy Whatever!

Permalink | December 23rd, 2005

Happy Whatever!
Happy Whatever!

<!- - Out until January 3, 2006 - ->

I’m heading out for the holidays, so there’s very little chance that there will be any new posts over the next week. But fear not, I’ll be back in 2006!

Many thanks to all of you for your continued support and helping this site to grow. Be sure to check back on January 3rd for new posts! Until then, Merry Whatever and a Happy New Year!

Google News: Best of 2005

Hottest calendars of 2006

Permalink | December 23rd, 2005

Hottest calendars of 2006

GorillaMask is helping to ring in the new year with photos from the hottest calendars of 2006.

[via CityRag]

Against the Flow and The Third Man

Permalink | December 23rd, 2005

Against the Flow and The Third Man

Against the Flow by chromasia

Against the Flow and The Third Man

The Third Man by chromasia

Scarlett Johnasson causes a riot

Permalink | December 22nd, 2005

Scarlett Johnasson causes a riot

Scarlett Johansson reportedly caused a near riot when she arrived at the premiere of Match Point in Rome.

The screen beauty was accosted by hundreds of male admirers calling her name and trying to get close to her as she stepped out of her car and walked up the red carpet.

Security guards were reportedly forced to step in and control the throng of fans as the sexy star made her way into the theatre.

An onlooker is quoted in Britain’s Daily Star newspaper as saying: “People were shouting her name and there was a huge surge as everyone rushed forwards.

“It was quite something… and security had to step in and save the day.”

Embellishing much? Yeah, I thought so — not that Scarlett couldn’t cause a riot, but I don’t think a few over zealous fans really justify the statement “security had to step in and save the day”. Although, it does sound cool on paper…

[via FemaleFirst]

Michael J. Fox goes back to the future

Permalink | December 22nd, 2005

Michael J. Fox goes back to the future

Michael J. Fox has expressed an interest to make another installment in the Back to the Future series.

The actor, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, admits he’s in negotiations for a final film in the series - but only if they make his character as old as he is in real life.

The former Spin City star wants to take over Christpher Lloyd’s eccentric scientist character, Doc, in the sequel

He tells movie website Moviehole.net, “The only way it would work would be if I played Doc. I’m 44-years-old now and I’m not interested in running around on skateboards!

They’ve been to the past, they’ve been to the future, then they went way into the past. What’s left, Doc: the younger years?

[via Contact Music]

Google deconstructed

Permalink | December 22nd, 2005

Google deconstructed

Subnixus has catapulted itself to iconic status by publishing a list of useful Google operator commands inspired by a forum post on Digital Point. This list goes above and beyond the cheatsheet that Google openly provides.

In other Google news, the search giant has released the top terms searched for in 2005. Looks like this was the year of the celeb.

1: Janet Jackson
2: Hurricane Katrina
3: Tsunami
4: Xbox 360
5: Brad Pitt
6: Michael Jackson
7: American Idol
8: Britney Spears
9: Angelina Jolie
10: Harry Potter

The list of Google operator commands is after the jump.
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A higher power strikes down Intelligent Design

Permalink | December 22nd, 2005

A higher power strikes down Intelligent Design

A court in Pennsylvania has struck down the idea of Intelligent Design in the classroom, calling the school board’s promotion of the curriculum a disguise for sneaking religion in the public school.

The school board argued they had sought to improve science education by exposing pupils to alternatives to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

But Judge Jones said he had determined that ID was not science and “cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents”.

In a 139-page written ruling, the judge said: “Our conclusion today is that it is unconstitutional to teach ID as an alternative to evolution in a public school science classroom.”

He accused school board members of disguising their true motives for introducing the ID policy.

“We find that the secular purposes claimed by the board amount to a pretext for the board’s real purpose, which was to promote religion in the public school classroom,” he said.

Darwin: 1, Extreme Religious Conservatives: 0.

[via The BBC]

Arnold to Austria, I won’t be back

Permalink | December 22nd, 2005

Arnold to Austria, I won't be back

Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to end his relationship with Graz, his hometown in Austria.

The actor-turned-politician has told officials in Graz to stop using his name to promote the city and instructed them to remove his name from a sports stadium.

Arnie’s request came just days after several politicians in the city started a petition to rename the stadium in outrage at the star’s decision last week, in his role as the Governor of California, not to spare the life of condemned killer Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams who was executed by lethal injection.

Schwarzenegger has now said he will no longer permit the use of his name “to advertise or promote the city of Graz in any way”, according to America’s New York Daily News newspaper.

Perhaps he’ll adopt Rio as his new home.

[via FemaleFirst]

Microsoft IDSA desk

Permalink | December 21st, 2005

Microsoft IDSA desk

Microsoft and the Industrial Designers of America (IDSA), held a design competition challenging people to rethink the Windows-based PC experience and the role it plays in people’s lives. Contestants were to combine new form factor in a digital lifestyle.

Yes, the evil empire did have a hand in this competition, but I must say, that desk is pretty freakin’ sweet!

Visit: Microsoft / IDSA PC Design Competition

Eva Longoria is having an affair

Permalink | December 21st, 2005

Eva Longoria is having an affair

Eva Longoria is all set to have a hot on-screen affair.

The producers of US TV show Desperate Housewives have lived up to their promise to find bigger story lines for Eva Longoria - the second series sees her seduce Felicity Huffman’s onscreen husband Doug Savant.

The 30-year-old will sizzle on TV screens as her character Gabrielle Solis has a raunchy affair with Savant’s character Tom Scavo.

Savant says, “When we come back, Eva Longoria is kissing me! I had a hellacious day on set with just hours and hours of Eva kissing me.”

Spending hours and hours kissing Eva — yeah Doug, your life must absolutely suck.

[via Contact Music]