Friday, March 09, 2001nader hearts bush
"STOCKHOLM, March 9 (AFP) - Tennis legend Bjoern Borg wants Europeans to have more sex and recommends they learn from the "Swedish model" to increase people production -- and ensure future financing for pensions. "We have a bit of a delicate problem here in the western world: there aren't enough babies being born," the five-time Wimbledon winner said in a full-page advertisement published in Sweden's main financial daily Dagens Industri. An English language text printed on a large color photograph of 11 striking young women dressed as hospital midwives said: "If nothing drastic happens soon there won't be anyone who can work and put up for our pensions. "Bad karma! Luckily there is a simple solution that is both enjoyable and relaxing: The Swedish model. An intimate form of socialising that, if done properly, will keep midwives labouring all over Europe. "So the humble advice from Bjoern Borg is quite simply: Get to it!" The advertisment concluded with an admonition to readers to "F--- for Future" and Borg's signature. There was no other explanation for the stunt. The tennis star also produces various clothing lines marketed under his name."
where have i seen this before?
do you smell gas?
smell my finger
what was this again?
beat me with a lyric
Wednesday, March 07, 2001joco
i was thinking about this the other day. it seems every other oped piece at the nyt uses the "inside the mind of" technique. safire might be the most frequent abuser of this conceit. joe conason turns the tables.
"At the very least, Mr. Bloomberg will command attention because he is an entertaining character. He is a self-described liberal Democrat who changed his registration to Republican rather than deal with a bruising, crowded Democratic primary. The 58-year-old Mr. Bloomberg flies his own plane and helicopter and has gained a reputation as a man about town and a patron of the arts. The headquarters of his media empire, at East 59th Street and Park Avenue, resembles the deck of a busy space station. More than 2,000 employees buzz around the building constantly, eating for free in the company’s food court or sitting in glass-enclosed conference rooms. The building has no traditional, walled-in offices; even Mr. Bloomberg’s desk is out in the open on the 15th floor. The 7,000 employees who work in the company’s 79 offices around the globe carry electronic identification cards that make it possible for managers to determine, with the click of computer button, their exact whereabouts."
Tuesday, March 06, 2001tape hiss
i was wondering if wed ever hear anything about the debating tapes sent to the democrats during the election. the woman who sent the tapes has been indicted but no light has yet been shed on which side she was playing for.
gilded age nostalgia
"SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian adventurer plans to attempt a world record parachute jump from the edge of space, some 130,000 feet above the Earth's surface. Skydiver Rodd Millner, a former army reservist and night club bouncer, plans to fly to the edge of space using a high altitude helium balloon, then insulated in a pressurized space suit jump off, breaking the sound barrier as he descends. Millner expects to fall at speeds up to 1,118 mph. It will take Millner two and half hours to reach 130,000 feet, but only 10 minutes to parachute to earth. ``I've always respected those who have pushed the boundaries of life particularly those who become pioneers in their particular field of endeavor,'' Millner said. ``Life is about creating challenges then doing whatever you can to meet them, not in a reckless way but in a manner which can lead to the advancement of knowledge,'' he said. Millner's space jump will be filmed and his body monitored by a medical team to gain scientific information on the pressures to the human body in such a fall. High altitude parachuting -- practiced by special forces units -- is usually from around 43,000 feet. Millner is planning to launch his space jump from Alice Springs in the Australian outback in March 2002, but he may get beaten to the drop as a high altitude sky-diving team in the United States hopes to attempt a similar jump this year. "
chuck this out
use the farce
ha ha ha
dale e. news
theyre my boys
i was wondering whether duke and stanford, two premier universities, got the best of the brightest or the brightest of the best when it came to recruiting basketball talent. i guess the answer is they get the best irregardless.
Monday, March 05, 2001do rag
interview w/a damp ire
left winging it
the nytimes website got a little work done on its face today. most notably theyve made their site search obvious and added a second week of free access for the achived articles. one thing that still seemed stupid. they added a few categories on the bottom of the newslinks like oscars, for oscar related news. not a bad idea except had i not been checking the page out i wouldnt have noticed them. if you are going to have shortterm categories, they should be set off from the regular sections to make them more obvious.
the dow of pooh
speaking of outer space, jack saturn relaunches with a newlook and purpose. or is he one of those newly anointed postnet slackers ive been hearing about?
"Beijing (dpa) - One of China's biggest sports stars has embarrassed a major sponsor by wearing trousers covered in obscene and sexist English words, local media reported on Saturday. Three-time Olympic diving gold medallist Fu Mingxia wore the offensive clothing at a press conference to promote Coca Cola's Sprite-brand soft drinks in the southern city of Guangzhou on Thursday, the Beijing Morning Post and other newspapers said. Her white trousers were decorated with repeated typewritten words and phrases including "sex", "bitch", "drinking, smoking and sex", "hysterics" as well as swear words, newspaper photographs showed. Fu rushed to the event after her flight from Beijing to Guangzhou was delayed, and she borrowed a friend's clothes when another outfit prepared for her was the wrong size, the newspaper said. No one realized what the English words said until photographers examined their pictures afterwards, it said. "The company is very disappointed ... We meticulously planned the event and did not think that, after all, such details would give people cause to laugh," it quoted a Coca Cola spokeswoman as saying. "You can say it's all because the plane was delayed," the spokeswoman said."
i was looking for news about upcoming reality tv shows. not because i like watching them, but the phenomena intrigues me. i saw a mention of Fear Factor on tv hosted by the repairman guy from the show Talk Radio. i guess andy dick wasnt available. the participants compete by attempting things like jumping from the top of an 18 wheeler to another, fully harnassed of course. and then there was boot camp. think obstacle courses and drill seargants. heres a devoted blog. seen it before but...realityblurred.com > the reality TV Web log hey... its not to late to be a contestant.
the final countdown
i wonder if this made it on to mtv. ralph nader video remixed by the beastie boys adrock.
run for you life
im not saying this article is crap but it sure stinks. i have no particular love for dogs or endurance races but claiming the iditarod is cruel to animals seems like (enter derisive scatalogical remark here). look at the evidence offered in the article. two dogs died last month during another race and another accidently drank fuel for cooking. and some dogs are mistreated by their owners. well... im convinced. case closed.
pruning the old shrub
why waste time with those $100000 a pop appearance fees -- just lobby for a giant equity fund instead. all the former heads of state are doing it, when theyre not busy pardoning their friends and partners in crime.
tagline of the week
americas new heroin epidemic: along comes the horse
Sunday, March 04, 2001art blog
call me frenchie