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How To Look Younger

how-to-look-younger.jpg“HOW YOU CAN LOOK TEN YEARS YOUNGER WITH ROSEMARY CONLEY,” says the Sunday Express.

No, not by standing alongside Ms Conley and so looking fitter and younger. Conley is a health and weight guru.

It’s by watching what you eat and exercising. And by taking vitamins, which the Sunday Express also advertises on its front page.

But if you really want to look young, why not wear a hood and look ten, 20, 30 years younger.

If you can equip your youthful look with a refer, a bottle of alcopops and someone else’s wallet, then so much the younger… 

Posted: 30th, March 2008 | In: Food & Fat, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clinton, Obama And Wikipedia

Clinton and Obama fight it out on Wikipedia

Posted: 30th, March 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heathrow Handlers Are Not Baggage

TERMINAL FIVE – handling the baggage handlers:

Baggage handlers are obviously complements to a baggage handling system – one’s useless without the other. And it’s a basic principle of economics that complementary assets should be run by the same boss, to ensure that they work together. And yet BAA and BA have contrived to ignore this; BAA runs the system whilst BA provides the staff.

This is not a sophisticated principle. It’s grasped perfectly well by the Archers, for example.

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Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Money, Twitterings | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Real Homer Simpson

real-homer-simpson.gifTHE Real flesh and blood Homer Simpson…

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism, TV & Radio, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pete Makes Aretha Franklin And Offer She Must Refuse

THE Queen of Soul against Peta:

Never one to shy away from controversy, PETA US has offered to pay Aretha Franklin’s $19,000 home foreclosure tax bill… on the condition that she ditches the fur for good and donates her unwanted furs to PETA US like Mariah Carey and Kim Cattrall have done in the past. I think that’s a pretty fair deal, don’t you?

Well, no…

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Earth Hour For Cats And Dogs

WHAT kind of  a company would sponsor Earth Hour, the

…latest bright idea from the country that gave us “Crocodile Dundee” is to have everyone across the globe turn off their lights for an hour at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Apparently, a bunch of neo-Luddites in Sydney did this last year and it made them feel good about themselves, so they’ve decided to give the rest of the world a chance to achieve a similar sense of self-worth?

A pet food company…

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Global Warming, Online-PR, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Not Obama Not Clinton But Al Gore And The Al Goreans

AL Gore and the Al Goreans are massing:

They’ll pick one of their own superdelegates, Al Gore, Mr. Party Elder, Mr. Nobel Prize, Mr.

I-Got-Screwed-Out-of-Victory-Last-Time and Mr.

Trust-Me-the-Globe-Really-Is-Round-and-Warming and I’m finally gonna get a chance to do something about it from the White House. The Draft Gore folks will be ecstatic and the Democratic blogosphere is already excited.

Gore – the man who lost to Bush…

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vote Joanna Lumley For English Democrats

JOANNA Lumley is stading for political office.

Joanna. Lumley.

Chaps of a certain age will visualise La Lumley with that shocking 70s haircut that she sported in ‘The New Avengers’ (the last British series to be networked in the States, apparently) , others will think of her as in that dire comedy with the one of French & Saunders not married to Lenny Henry. Doubtless there are other options, but there she is in the list for the English Democrats, at #9.

It would appear that there are two Lumleys, and this one looks to be quite youthful, so I would think that either her parents refused to have a television or had a sadistic streak. Unless she changed it herself, of course.

I think it is fair to say she will not get elected this time.

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Max Wank In German Politics

VOTE Max Wank for a better life in Germany:

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Earn Big And Work For The State

WORKING for the state pays:

Over 800 town hall employees make more than £100,000 a year. Some even make more than Polly, if you can believe that.

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Learning The Holocaust Through Art

SAYS the holocaust-education.net:

In these words Halina Olomucki relates to the works of art she produced in the Warsaw ghetto and in Auschwitz. She was one of many artists who continued to paint and draw in the ghettos and concentration camps. As well as bearing witness to the rich and intensive artistic activity that took place during the Holocaust, these works of art – mostly sketches or watercolors – provide valuable information on the life of the inmates. They are historical documents, and the first to acknowledge their importance were the artists themselves.

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Twitterings, War On Terror | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wives Are Real Victims Of The Credit Crunch

The real victims of the credity crunch are wives, interior decorators, Martignettis…

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Money, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ken Layne On The X-Files And 9/11

THE X-Files borefest predicted 9/11 and the World Trade Center murders:

Anyway, Variety asked these people about the bizarre “coincidences” between the X-Files, its short-lived 2001 spin-off The Lone Gunmen, and why Condi Rice is such a terrible liar. This is because the pilot episode of The Lone Gunmen is about corrupt Defense contractors and evil government officials flying a passenger jet into the World Trade Center so they can blame it on terrorists and start a lucrative series of anti-terror wars to boost defense-sector profits in the post-Cold War era. This was shown in May 2001 on FOX, and it got such terrible ratings that nobody noticed it was about 9/11, which happened a few months later…

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Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: TV & Radio, Twitterings, War On Terror | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Quantum Sleeper Coffin For The Panicker In Your Life

quantum-sleeper-panic-room.jpgTHE Quantum Sleeper for the panicker in your life.

Get one for your children. It’s this year’s must-have coffin.

Get one with a motor and drive the nippers to school in it. You can never be too safe

“Quantum Sleepers can also be fitted to provide protection from destructive forces of nature such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.”

People, of Tewkesbury-under-river listen up:

“With this unit you don’t have to run to a ‘Safe Room’, you’re already in it.”

It’s like Switzerland, but less wooden…

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Global Warming, Photojournalism, Strange But True, War On Terror | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Smoking Ban Makes New Yorkers Fatter

fat-people-smoking.jpgSTOP smoking and get fat. We all knew it. And they’re learning about it in New York:

New York City residents are growing obese at a rate nearly three times that of other Americans, prompting some who cited a link between weight gain and smoking cessation to question whether the city’s crackdown on smoking may have had an unexpected result.

In a new study, city health officials found that obesity and diabetes rates here increased 17% between 2002 and 2004. By contrast, there was a 6% increase in national obesity rates during that time, and no significant increase in the rate of diabetes. City residents also gained 10 million pounds collectively during the two-year period, researchers found. The findings were reported in the April issue of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

Smoking meat makes it last longer – it preseves…

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Anorak In New York, Food & Fat | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Schtupped Eliot Spitzer

ELIOT Spitzer and ablonde. Well, at least he like variety…

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Bendy Silicon Chip

THE bendy silcon chip you can put it anything:

Normally fragile and brittle silicon chips have been made to bend and fold, paving the way for a new generation of flexible electronic devices.

The stretchy circuits could be used to build advanced brain implants, health monitors or smart clothing.

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britney Spears Plays Blanche NoBra In A Streetcar Named Desire

BRITNEY Spears is to appear on the West End stage – maybe.

Britney Spears has been offered the lead female role in the forthcoming West End production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, it has been claimed.

The troubled star — who earlier this week helped CBS sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’ achieve its highest ever rating — would be following in the footsteps of actress Vivien Leigh if she decided to play the role of tragic alcoholic Blanche DuBois.

The kindness of strangers – the strangess of kinder eggs…

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Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Britney Spears, Celebrities, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Race In The White House – A New York Video

ANORAK looks at the matter of race in the race for the White House – Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain…

Here…

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Abolition Of Parliament Bill Revived

Danger ! Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill Part 6 tries to remove even the limited constitutional safeguards of the “destroy Parliament” Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

We were going to comment initially on the

Draft Governance of Britain – Constitutional Renewal Bill (.pdf 98 pages)

regarding the welcome plan to repeal sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime Act 2005, which has chilled free speech and freedom of assembly in the over large Designated Area around Parliament Square and Millbank and Whitehall etc. – see the Parliament Protest blog

This repeal appears prominently as Part 1 Clause 1 of the draft Bill, however, any joy at this proposed return to the status quo ante, is marred by Part 6 of the Bill,

It looks as if we will have to again go through all the fuss and lobbying that we saw over the wretched Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, the previous attempt by this Labour Government to neuter Parliament by Order of a Minister.

See the Save Parliament website as a reminder of the dangers to our Parliamentary democracy from the executive branch of Government, which seem to be looming, yet again.

Lumme!

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Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On Politics And Competence

On Politics And Competence:

 One reason that the ignorant also tend to be the blissfully self-assured, the researchers believe, is that the skills required for competence often are the same skills necessary to recognize competence.

Spotter 

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marina Litvinenko Wants Justice

ALEXANDER Litvinenko’s wife Marina wants a full inquest int her husband’s death:

Officials at the highest levels at the Kremlin have insinuated that my husband’s friends in London killed him “in order to smear Russia”. In a scam worthy of the old KGB, a fringe American journalist was invited to Moscow for an interview with Russian prosecutors, who showed him the British extradition papers – the ones that I am not allowed to see. His “conclusion” – that my husband poisoned himself while smuggling radioactive material for terrorists – was published in a third-rate New York newspaper and then trumpeted in Russia as an American-sourced report. I have to protect my husband’s good name from such dirty tricks. A full inquest would put an end to these kind of smear campaigns.

What odds on that happening?

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Videos Of What’s Happening In Tibet

AMERICAN Pundit has news from within the forbidden country of Tibet:

If you want to see what is happening in Tibet, and you can bear to look at it, then they are at Tibet Protest Photos March 14-17, 2008 with links to videos. Before you click, I repeat that these are forensic photos of Tibetans who have been violently killed. You’ve been warned.

Do you need to see to know?

Posted: 26th, March 2008 | In: Twitterings, War On Terror | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby For Sale On Craigslist

AN add of classified ad site Craigslist shows a baby covered in mud or food being held by an adult.

Text with the ad reads: “We are out of tweak and we will sell this baby for a thousand dollars.”

Tweak is another word for methamphetamine, Local 6 reported.

Posted: 26th, March 2008 | In: Strange But True, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Queen Brings Sarkozy To Elevated Heels

french-president-heels.jpgHER Majesty is meeting with M. Sarkozy:

All this is dressed up in glowing terms as, “a new Franco-British brotherhood,” with Nick telling us that we ought to get together as “we have the same enemies throughout the world.” Not quite right is that.

He forgot to count the French.

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Posted: 26th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Queen Elizabeth and Phil, Royal Family, Twitterings | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0