Saturday, April 30, 2011

One book

A New York Bookstore is selling only one title. Three thousand copies of "Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission" is the book on sale at the store. Andrew Kessler, author and store owner, is hoping that this will spark some interest in his book. He's close to breaking even-- but says that with a bit of surprise in his voice. bookstore

Seinfeld vs. Trump

Donald Trump is upset with Jerry Seinfeld for pulling out of a charity event. Seinfeld's decision was based on inflammatory remarks made by Trump about President Obama. However, Seinfeld is not upset with Trump. He claims that he loves Trump because Trump is "God's gift to comedians." video

Saturday, April 16, 2011

town sells name to raise funds

Altoona, PA will become ""POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" for 60 days and it will be a legal name change. POM Wonderful is the main sponsor for the film which is the brain child of Morgan Spurlock. town's name

"See below the fold."

That's exactly what the top half of the La Salle University's Collegian has on it--nothing else. The staff of the paper was told that they could not print a story about strippers on the front page above the fold so they went topless. The story alleged that a professor used exotic dancers in a business seminar. topless paper

new postage stamp shows Statue of Liberty?

After issuing 3 billion copies of the new Statue of Liberty stamp, the USPS was asked why was it a picture of the model from a Las Vegas casino, New York New York instead of the real thing. The facts about the stamp will be changed instead of the picture. So now the stamp honors two Statues--the one in Manhatten and the one in Las Vegas. stamp

Most expensive toilet?

At $6390; you'd think that it would be; but it doesn't even compare to the $19 million spent on the International Space Station's. Kohler's stylish Numi commode, however, is available to the public and is a "throne fit for a king." It includes:
  • A motion-activated lid and seat.
  • Advanced bidet functionality (with adjustable spray patterns).
  • Integrated air dryer.
  • Deodorizer.
  • Heated seat.
  • Foot warmer.
  • Illuminated panels.
  • Built-in speakers and MP3 player jack.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Road Trip!!! For 11 years?

The Zapp family has been doing just that. It started out as a trip "BC" (before children). They now have 4 children that were born on the trip--each in a different country. They travel in a 1928 Detroit-made Graham Paige (Model 610). The children are home-schooled or world-schooled as they call it. 11 year trip

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Charlie Sheen bombs in Michigan

His first show opened to thunderous applause but rapidly turned to boos. He just wasn't funny. Some walked out demanding their money back. The rest of the tour is now in question. show disaster

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Visit a National Park for free.

Several days during the year, the National Parks system allows entrance for free to the parks that otherwise charge entrance fees. The next "free days" will be April 16-24. go see a National Park

Learn to be a real princess.

With all the excitement of the upcoming Royal Wedding, some people are looking for ways to feel more "royal" themselves. Little girls who have long been interested in Disney Princesses now have a real princess to admire. Jerramy Fine, 33, is the American founder of Princess Prep. She claims that it's not so much about being a princess as it is knowing how to act in any situation. She held a one-day course at a London Hotel on how to be a princess and plans summer camps that will cost about $4000. She expects that more Americans will take part in the summer camps. Princess boot camp