Miranda Kerr is Crouch, Hold, Engaged – One wonders why these are called “good” morning headlines, when we are dealing with such atrocities. Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr, has made a grave grave error and has accepted Orlando Bloom’s hand in marriage. “Bloody Awful” Morning Headlines is what we’re dealing with here. [idlyitw]
Michael Schumacher to Drive For Mercedes – We all packed that box away. We closed the lid and put it in a drawer and closed the drawer. Now they want us to open the drawer again, take out the box, blow off the dust and open it. Must I really do that? They’re saying it’s signed. They’re saying it’s sealed. Why are they doing this to us? Why? [mirrorsport]
Facebook’s Greatest Betrayal – Facebook’s privacy pullback isn’t just outrageous; it’s a landmark turning point for the social network. Facebook has blundered before, but the latest changes are far more calculated. The company has, in short, turned evil. [gawker]
Video: Black Carbon Travels the Globe – Black carbon, the soot emitted when fuels like diesel, wood and coal are burned, may have a bigger impact on climate in some areas than greenhouse gases. Using satellite data and computer models, NASA atmospheric scientists put together this animation of Earth’s atmospheric concentration of black carbon from August to November. [wired]
Who was Tiger’s Hottest Mistress? – Tiger Woods mistresses have dominated the news cycle since he crashed his car on Thanksgiving night. The world’s No. 1 golfer has taken an “indefinite break” from golf, and Accenture dropped its sponsorship. But that’s beside the point. The real question is this: Which one of Tiger’s women is the hottest? [vanityfair]
Toyota “She Can Take a Good Pounding” Video Accused of Sexism and Incest Overtones – An online backlash is growing against a smutty Toyota ad featuring a girl’s father and boyfriend having an innuendo-laden discussion about taking her virginity and “having her on her back” [youtube]
Usain Bolt Goes Head to Head with Steve Jobs and Brarack Obam – TIME magazine has picked its Person of the Year since 1927. TIME’s managing editor, Richard Stengel, announced this year’s short list today, including Puma’s Usain Bolt. [msnbc]
Women in London Are Wearing Lingerie to the Disco – The lingerie trend on the spring 2010 runways was bound to catch on, because if there’s one thing women will always take advantage of, it’s an opportunity or excuse to dress slutty. In London, women are already shopping the lingerie section for things to wear to the disco. [nymagfashion]
Obama Gets Tough With ‘Fat Cat” Bankers – United States President Barack Obama on Monday talked tough with US bank chiefs, demanding they boost lending to create jobs, after raising the stakes for the White House talks by slamming Wall Street “fat cats”. [mail&guardian]
Previously Unheard Prince Philip Gaffe Surfaces – The incident happened seven years ago at a tree planting event in Hyde Park, and involved a then 15-year-old army cadet who was blinded in an IRA bombing. The boy, Stephen Menary, had been asked by the Queen how much sight he had left, to which Prince Philip responded, “Not a lot, judging by the tie he’s wearing.” [dailymail]
Courtney Love Loses Custody of Kurt Cobain’s Daughter – Courtney Love no longer has legal control of her daughter. Legal guardian has been appointed to care for 17-year-old Frances Bean Cobain. Guardianships of this nature are frequently established when the parent is not capable of taking care of their children. The guardians appointed include Wendy O’Connor, Kurt Cobain’s mom. [tmz]
Gibson and DiCaprio Get All Viking – Mel Gibson will direct and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an untitled period drama set in the world of Viking culture. William Monahan is writing the script. Shooting is expected to begin fall, 2010, meaning that if everything falls into place, it would be the next directing effort for Gibson. [variety]
Avatar: review of reviews of James Cameron’s 3D space opera – Avatar, James Cameron’s 3D spectacular, had its world premiere in London last night. The result? Everyone seems to love it! [guardian]
Google Maps Spills VIPs’ Favorite Places Around The World – Google Maps has a “favourite Places” functionality which allows you to explore the favourite places of local experts from cities around the world. Al Gore, for example, shows us his special place in the Maldives. [huffington]
Kids Educational Game Gives Back – Wabble, ‘the little pack of magic’ deck of cards, contains 10 entertaining educational games that can be played anywhere, anytime, by Mom Dad and the kids. But that’s not the clever thing – with every pack you buy, some more are delivered to underprivileged kids. Nice vibe. [wabble]
SuperEna Lottery Rolls Over With New €104,000,000 Jackpot – In layman’s terms, that’s R1.127 billion. I’m not telling you to buy a ticket. If you haven’t worked that out for yourself then you don’t deserve to win anyway. [playsuperena]
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