Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Lindsay Lohan And Alcoholics Anonymous

Reports have copme out that Lindsay Lohan has been going to Alcoholics Anonymous for a year:

Actress Lindsay Lohan, a mainstay on Hollywood's party circuit, has been going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year and has not had a drink in a week, People magazine said on Tuesday.

Lohan's attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings was revealed earlier this month by her mother and her publicist but the actress, who at 20 is under the legal drinking age of 21, had said little on the subject herself.

"I've been going to AA for a year, by the way," Lohan was quoted as telling People at a Hollywood party Monday night. Asked why she did not say so before, she replied: "Well, it's no one's business. That's why it's anonymous."

That's not really what you're supposed to do though Lindsay, you're supposed to not drink at all when you go to Alcoholics Anonymous. Tut, tut.


Lettuce Ladies

PETA has a group called the Lettuce Ladies who demonstrate against the eating of animals. Perhaps they might have bitten off more than they can chew when they started demonstrating in Kazakhstan:

Two British animal rights campaigners clad in nothing more than bikinis made of lettuce leaves braved freezing temperatures on Tuesday to urge the people of Kazakhstan to stop eating horses and go vegetarian.

As the putative homeland of fictional TV reporter Borat, the vast and formerly nomadic Central Asian state has risen to prominence in recent months, leading People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ask them to stop eating meat.

"Whereas Borat is ridiculing the country, we're trying to come here with a positive message," Yvonne Taylor, 35, told Reuters. "We're saying that going vegetarian is the best thing people can do for their health and to stop animals suffering."

Kazakhstan's national cuisine is almost entirely meat-based. Horse sausage and boiled sheep's head are delicacies while lamb and offal are part of the staple diet.

To give you an example of quite how awful the food is there even the Russians think it is foul.


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Monday, December 11, 2006

Indian Condoms

A very funny little story from Reuters:

Condoms designed to meet international size specifications are too big for many Indian men as their penises fall short of what manufacturers had anticipated, an Indian study has found.

The Indian Council of Medical Research, a leading state-run center, said its initial findings from a two-year study showed 60 percent of men in the financial capital Mumbai had penises about 2.4 cm (one inch) shorter than those condoms catered for.

For a further 30 percent, the difference was at least 5 cm (two inches). A poor fit meant the prophylactics often didn't do the job they were bought for, and led to some tearing or slipping off during use.

That's mildly funny as it is of course but still understandable. Indian men tend to be shorter and thinner than those of many other countries as well, meaning that if they are in proportion it all makes sense.

However, Dr. Puri also came out with this piece of comedic gold:

"One of the reasons for a failure of up to 20 percent (of condoms) is the association of the size of the condom to the erect penis," the council's Dr. Chander Puri told Reuters, adding another reason was couples often put them on in a hurry.

Seriously, no shit Sherlock!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Why won't This Work?

Why is it that this posting tool will never print the titles? Grr.


This is actually getting very irritating.