Thursday, July 31, 2008
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “What’s the best possible way for me to ruin this nice upper-class wedding?” Well, I think this photo from our pals at The Foggy Monocle is a great illustration of the easiest, and most efficient way do that.
If you need further instruction, here are a few easy steps to follow so you, too, can turn any “wedding party” into a “yelling party.”
Step 1: Somehow get invited.
Step 2: Show up at the party.
Step 3: Head directly for the open bar (if there is no open bar, skip Step 2)
Step 4: Drink everything.
Step 5: Find the guy taking photos, but don’t get too close.
Step 6: After working yourself into a frothy, drunken rage, let that camera guy have it (from afar, of course).
Step 7: Enjoy the spoils of your victory (i.e. more drinks.)
Try it! Especially in a Malay wedding.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Inul's KL concert cancelled
PETALING JAYA: Indonesian singer Inul Daratista's concert at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil, on Saturday has been cancelled after Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) cancelled the permit.
Inul who is famous for her gelek gerudi (killer gyration) hip movements performed in the country last year as well as in 2005.
According to news reports, Nasir Abu Bakar of IMS Prima Sdn Bhd (the concert organiser) said that he was disappointed with the decision because the Central Committee for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artiste had given the green light for the event. "We received the directive from DBKL to cancel the concert due to national security. If that is the reason, there is nothing else I can say," he told the media.
Inul's concert in Johor Baru was also cancelled at the very last minute after it could not get approval from various government departments in the state.
Nasir said his company had incurred RM800,000 in losses following the cancellation of the concerts in Johor and Kuala Lumpur.
He said those who had purchased tickets to the concert could ask for refunds from the company's office at 63A, Jalan Raja Alang, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, or call 03-2693 6818.
Two years ago, Inul's concert at Stadium Merdeka and Genting Highlands received overwhelming support without any untoward incidents.
On Friday, National PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub backed his Federal Territory Youth chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad’s protest against Inul's concert.
A group led by Kamaruzaman handed a memorandum to Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan on Wednesday calling for Inul’s concert to be cancelled.
The memorandum cited many reasons including that the concert was “erotic”.
Another reason why PAS might be gay. They just don't want Muslim men get horny of women like Inul.
Anyways, has anyone seen her concert vids. Its borderline strip show minus the stripping. if she can't respect the local way of partying then GTFO. Who else besides immigrants would want to see some talentless Indon singing cheesy lyrics and performing poor imitations of Shakira's belly dance?
Thanks for cancelling her stupid tour. we need real local & foreign artist performing live especially in the likes of Too Phat, Snoop Dogg, Ganjaguru, Arctic Monkeys, Hujan, OAG, Paul Oakenfold and Armin van Buuren, not some gyrating no talent hack with pelvic trust as her main attraction.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
In what should come as a shock to absolutely no one, animal rights group PETA announced that it is upset with The Dark Knight because of a short scene in which Batman beats a few dogs in self-defense. PETA obviously has nothing better to complain about.
But to really show Batman the error of his ways, the animal rights organization removed him from its list of Top 10 Animal-Friendly Superheroes. Ouch. There’s also some great lines in the rant: “They didn’t need to make Batman into a dogphobic man!” True poetry. Then PETA asks, “Doesn’t the man with the James Bond gadgets know anything about peanut butter treats and deflecting devices?” Um, PETA? Did you even see the movie or are you simply unaware of how dumb you sound?
Click through for the complete inanity.
Like the rest of the entire world, I went and saw The Dark Knight this weekend, and also like the rest of the entire world, I was impressed with this darker take on the Batman mythos. I’m all for having Heath Ledger win the Oscar, and my superhero-comic-loving-nerd-patrol side could gush for hours about the intensity of this movie. But my animal-protector soul had a serious problem with a few scenes. Batman beats dogs—who knew?? P’shaw! And to think we gave him a spot on our coveted Top 10 Animal-Friendly Superhero list!
While I love that The Dark Knight lived up to its name by exploring the noiresque Frank Miller-inspired themes of Gotham’s protector, they didn’t need to make Batman into a dogphobic man! Batman is an icon, a superhero genius that beats up gun-toting thugs using only his iron fist of justice—KA-POW! He looks damn good in pleather while owning the streets, yet in The Dark Knight, he was punching out dogs left and right. Sure, it was self-defense, but doesn’t the man with the James Bond gadgets know anything about peanut butter treats and deflecting devices?
Because of this serious misstep for what’s otherwise a masterpiece, we’ve decided to take all the write-in votes for Hellboy seriously, knock our batvocate pal off the list, and replace him with the kitten-cuddling man in red.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
During last week's Berlin Fashion Week, fashion label Scherer Gonzalez sent their models down the runway wearing exquisite lucite heels. It's obvious who their inspiration was. It's nice to see that the fashion industry is finally paying home to the Empress of Lucite. Now I don't know about those flowers and shit, but Scherer's elegant style is open to interpretation.
I guess these lucite heels are for the stripper who likes to do crafts in between her lap dances. Or for the hooker who likes to make her own potpourri in between $5 blowjobs.
You know Datuk Jimmy Choo OBE is stabbing his dick with a stiletto heel for not coming up with this shit.
With an elegant footwear this dumb, anyone seen wearing it would make Sienna Miller scream:
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sometimes you can’t judge a book by its cover. And you probably shouldn’t judge a child molester by his T-shirt, either. That’s what judges in Michigan are for. According to the Washington Post:
NOVI, Mich. — A 33-year-old Michigan man is accused of wearing a “World’s Greatest Dad” shirt to a meeting for sex with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Daniel Allen Everett of Clarkston was arraigned Tuesday in Novi (NOE’-veye) on charges of child sexual abuse and using the Internet to attempt child sexual abuse.
A spokesman for Attorney General Mike Cox could not confirm whether Everett has children. But Cox says in a statement that the arrest is a reminder that “a parent can pose a threat to our children.”
Why wasn't Chris Hansen there to "greet" him. Chris always has the best one-liners. He would've said, "Why, hello there? World's Greatest Dad, Eh? More like World's Worst Pedo."
He only wore this t-shirt because his "On the internet, I'm a 15-year-old girl" t-shirt was in the dirty laundry.
PS: I've seen the debate between Shahberry-berry and Anwar, and to be honest: The debate sucked. Anwar is a great debater, but it was pretty much a pointless debate. Why Berry2? Shouldn't Bodowi be the one debating with Anwar?
"Cum to my house. I sodom you"
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Emily Nordling has never met a Muslim, at least not to her knowledge. But this spring, Ms. Nordling, a 19-year-old student from Fort Thomas, Ky., gave herself a new middle name on Facebook.com, mimicking her boyfriend and shocking her father.
“Emily Hussein Nordling,” her entry now reads.
With her decision, she joined a growing band of supporters of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who are expressing solidarity with him by informally adopting his middle name.
The result is a group of unlikely-sounding Husseins: Jewish and Catholic, Hispanic and Asian and Italian-American, from Jaime Hussein Alvarez of Washington, D.C., to Kelly Hussein Crowley of Norman, Okla., to Sarah Beth Hussein Frumkin of Chicago.
Jeff Strabone of Brooklyn now signs credit card receipts with his newly assumed middle name, while Dan O’Maley of Washington, D.C., jiggered his e-mail account so his name would appear as “D. Hussein O’Maley.” Alex Enderle made the switch online along with several other Obama volunteers from Columbus, Ohio, and now friends greet him that way in person, too.
Mr. Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim. Hussein is a family name inherited from a Kenyan father he barely knew, who was born a Muslim and died an atheist. But the name has become a political liability. Some critics on cable television talk shows dwell on it, while others, on blogs or in e-mail messages, use it to falsely assert that Mr. Obama is a Muslim or, more fantastically, a terrorist.
“I am sick of Republicans pronouncing Barack Obama’s name like it was some sort of cuss word,” Mr. Strabone wrote in a manifesto titled “We Are All Hussein” that he posted on his own blog and on dailykos.com.
So like the residents of Billings, Mont., who reacted to a series of anti-Semitic incidents in 1993 with a townwide display of menorahs in their front windows, these supporters are brandishing the name themselves.
“My name is such a vanilla, white-girl American name,” said Ashley Holmes of Indianapolis, who changed her name online “to show how little meaning ‘Hussein’ really has.”
The movement is hardly a mass one, and it has taken place mostly online, the digital equivalent of wearing a button with a clever, attention-getting message. A search revealed hundreds of participants across the country, along with a YouTube video and bumper stickers promoting the idea. Legally changing names is too much hassle, participants say, so they use “Hussein” on Facebook and in blog posts and comments on sites like nytimes.com, dailykos.com and mybarackobama.com, the campaign’s networking site.
New Husseins began to crop up online as far back as last fall. But more joined up in February after a conservative radio host, Bill Cunningham, used Mr. Obama’s middle name three times and disparaged him while introducing Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, at a campaign rally. (Mr. McCain repudiated Mr. Cunningham’s comments).
The practice has been proliferating ever since. In interviews, several Obama supporters said they dreamed up the idea on their own, with no input from the campaign and little knowledge that others shared their thought.
Some said they were inspired by movies, including “Spartacus,” the 1960 epic about a Roman slave whose peers protect him by calling out “I am Spartacus!” to Roman soldiers, and “In and Out,” a 1997 comedy about a gay high school teacher whose students protest his firing by proclaiming that they are all gay as well.
“It’s one of those things that just takes off, because everybody got it right away,” said Stephanie Miller, a left-leaning comedian who blurted out the idea one day during a broadcast of her syndicated radio talk show and repeated it on CNN.
Ms. Miller and her fellow new Husseins are embracing the traditionally Muslim name even as the Obama campaign shies away from Muslim associations. Campaign workers ushered two women in head scarves out of a camera’s range at a rally this month in Detroit. (The campaign has apologized.) Aides canceled a December appearance on behalf of Mr. Obama by Representative Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat and the first Muslim congressman.
Mr. Obama may be more enthusiastic, judging from his response at a Chicago fund-raiser two weeks ago. When he saw that Richard Fizdale, a longtime contributor, wore “Hussein” on his name tag, Mr. Obama broke into a huge grin, Mr. Fizdale said.
“The theory was, we’re all Hussein,” Mr. Obama said to the crowd later, explaining Mr. Fizdale’s gesture.
Some Obama supporters say they were moved to action because of what their own friends, neighbors and relatives were saying about their candidate. Mark Elrod, a political science professor at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., is organizing students and friends to declare their Husseinhood on Facebook on Aug. 4, Mr. Obama’s birthday.
Ms. Nordling changed her name after volunteering for Mr. Obama before the Kentucky primary.
“People would not listen to what you were saying on the phone or on their doorstep because they thought he was Muslim,” she said.
Ms. Nordling’s uncle liked the idea so much that he joined the same Facebook group that she had. But when her father saw her new online moniker, he was incredulous.
“He actually thought I was going to convert to Islam,” Ms. Nordling said.
Hussein's The new Thing