Thursday, September 14, 2006

Is nice, Is good!

Sasha Baron Cohen's portrayal of Borat on da Ali G show has got some Kazakh panties in a bunch.

The Kazakh prime minister is so concerned about the portrayal of Kazakhstan, that it's led to this...
US President George Bush is to host White House talks on British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
The man's a satirist! Take a joke and laugh it off!
President Nazarbayev has confirmed his government will buy "educational" TV spots and print advertisements about the "real Kazakhstan" in a bid to save the country's reputation before the film is released in the US in November.
The beat goes on... I wish they would understand that all these valiant efforts to defend their nation result in them really playing in to Borat's hands.

Borat, ever the patriotic Kazakh released a video response with quotes for the ages, such as
"Women can now travel on inside of bus, homosexuals no longer have to wear blue hats, and age of consent has been raised to eight years old."

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Whoa there Big Fella

"A Mexican man" weighing 550 kilos (86 stone) and thought to be the fattest man in the world is to have his bodyweight surgically reduced in Italy,"
Now at some point, don't we all look in the mirror and say hold up? 550 kilos is a lotta' hold up but that twinkie's just calling out!'

I'm not saying that the South Beach diet is for everyone, or that there's a standard weight people should adhere to... but when your BMI is a multiple of the entire scale, there's an issue.

Obesity is a big problem in HK these days, made even worse by fat little canto kids (little emperors) that have their maids following behind them carrying their school bags.

Only in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bin Laden at home in Pakistan

Now in a recent move by Pakistani officials, they've turned a corner on their stance on Bin Laden and the Taliban.
If he is in Pakistan, bin Laden "would not be taken into custody," Major General Shaukat Sultan Khan stated in a telephone interview, "as long as one is being like a peaceful citizen." - ABC News
In what seems like pretty much throwing in the towel, the Pakistani government and hardline factions negotiated a peace treaty with the Taliban. This was coming off the back of a few defeats and growing resentment as well.
In addition to the pullout of Pakistani troops, the "peace agreement" between Pakistan and the Taliban also provides for the Pakistani army to return captured Taliban weapons and prisoners - ABC News

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Open Source Existence

The Open Source movement might, just might have taken things too far. With Linux gaining widespread acceptance, why stop there?

That's where Open Cola comes in, where jokes aside - basically provides an opportunity for the public to improve upon the recipe, which is freely available.

How could this be adapted to other situations leaves a lot of room for some ponderous pondering. Not only is the link from Wikipedia, another open source project - this does 'change the game' in that it takes an open source look at hard goods, outside the digital realm.

I see a lot of great things coming from this, one that is already upon us is Vores , the world's first open source beer!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Kharghar eatery hails Hitler

Kharghar eatery hails Hitler

An enterprising Mumbaiite has opened up this new restaurant, where you can dine under the auspices of our favourite fuhrer. He also just happened to pick a city that hosts almost all of the 4,500 Jewish people in the whole of India.

Needless to say, the man is now in search of a new name - and I'm sure he would appreciate any suggestions.

When confronted with some of the actions of Hitler, the man countered with (Hitler's just a name, we're not talking about Adolf Hitler necessarily!)

Right... he must've been referring to his lesser known siblings Marty and Subramanian.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Uncrate | The Buyer's Guide For Men

aujCollections is a new apparel designer whose profits go towards help making the world a better place. Each of their shirts have a hidden access code that, when submitted on their website, presents you with a team of people ready to help you to better the world. aujCollections has already gotten a filmmaker from Montreal to head to Africa to make a film on poverty, and a 17-year-old high school student in Houston now volunteers at local soup kitchen because of the designer. The Sail Away Cashmere-Detailed T-Shirt ($50) is
our fav. It's got a cool inside printing of a
pirate ship that shows through the light-
colored tee and has cashmere accents on
the sleeve — unique, but not too overboard."

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Monopoly slides the plastic

Monopoly, a staple that we all know and love - has ditched the cool, crisp notes of its past in favor of a debit card.

Apparently since most of us are heavily reliant on plastic, it's an update to keep up with society. It's just difficult to accept change to anything that you remember from your childhood.

The real question is how many kids even play board games these days?