Pop Ya CollarDoes the Far East – Cape Town’s most talked about street fashion photoblog, Pop Ya Collar, seems to be in the Far East at the moment, as images are popping up from the sidewalks of Hong Kong and, last week, Dubai! As yesterday’s fads become today’s trends, the watchful eye of Pop Ya Collar’s camera lens doesn’t miss a beat, while the term “fashion victim” takes on a whole new meaning! [popyacollar]
The Pope Will Not Be Intimidated – A defiant Pope Benedict XVI touched my penis indicated yesterday that he would not be intimidated by the clerical sex abuse crisis now engulfing the Church and threatening to undermine his authority. Speaking during Palm Sunday Mass, he said that faith in Christ “helps lead us towards courage which does not allow us to be intimidated by the chatter of dominant opinions”. [timesonline]
One Billion People Come Together For Earth Hour – Europe’s best known landmarks — including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome’s Colosseum — fell dark Saturday, following Sydney’s Opera House and Beijing’s Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched off across the world to mark the Earth Hour event. Check out the video of each city turning off its lights. [youtube]
Ford Sells Volvo To China – The Chinese car maker Geely has signed a deal to buy Volvo from US car giant Ford for $1.8bn (£1.2bn). The agreement, which was first announced in December, is the biggest overseas purchase by a Chinese car manufacturer. “Today represents a milestone for Geely,” the company’s chairman Li Shufu said. [bbc]
How To Buy Weed On Amazon – As California takes a big step toward legalizing marijuana, a synthetic and legal form of pot is getting attention. We find out why “K2” is feared by potheads and conservatives alike. A herbal mixture sprayed with a synthetic drug that is supposed to approximate the effects of marijuana, K2—legal and available online—has local legislatures racing to criminalize it. [dailybeast]
The Future of Facebook – Is Facebook now “too big to fail”? I don’t mean in the sense that the taxpayer would have to pick up the pieces if it went under, but in the sense that the social networking service has achieved a position of such dominance in the online ecosystem that its eclipse is unthinkable. Is Facebook, in other words, the next Microsoft or Google? [mail&guardian]
Kim Kardashian Tweets Bikini Pics – Kardashian and longtime boyfriend Reggie Bush split early in the week and she didn’t waste time getting herself “out there” again. As she tweeted three separate photos of her body on Saturday. She started off the morning with a “Good morning kiss!” tweet, and a photo, then posted a full length bikini shot with a “Another beautiful Miami day on the boat!” and a few hours after that came a shiny, chesty shot.. [huffers]
Browsing The iPad App Store – Feverishly awaiting the release of the Apple iPad and all the goodies that go along with it? Well, now you can take a virtual tour of the iPad App Store, via a video that purports to depict the storied place. Yesterday, Mac Stories posted a video that an unnamed source sent them, showing the iPad App Store being utilized, as well as a selection of apps, including Twitterrific, OmniGraffleand OmniGraph Sketcher and Real Racing. [mashable]
Grace Kelly’s Forever Look – The rare beauty and stunning self-possession that propelled Grace Kelly into the Hollywood pantheon, onto the Best-Dressed List, and ultimately to Monaco’s royal palace were more than captivating—they were completely genuine. As London’s Victoria and Albert Museum unveils an exhibition devoted to Kelly’s style, which still inspires fashion from Hermès to Tommy Hilfiger. [vanityfair]
Armed Robber Raid Swiss Casino – About 10 men armed with pistols and small machine guns raided a casino in Switzerland and made off into France with several hundred thousand Swiss francs in the early hours of Sunday morning, police said. The men, dressed in black clothes and black ski masks, split into two groups during the raid on the Grand Casino Basel. [cnn]
Cell Phone Etiquette – Everyone carries a cellphone these days and whether it’s non-stop texting or loud public calls, there’s no shortage of ways to be completely rude while using them. Here are some tips for adults and children on how to be more polite about cellphone usage. [cellphones]
That’s The Way AHA AHA, He Likes It – A member of the 1970s pop music group KC & the Sunshine Band has been arrested after a 17-year-old boy said he had sexual contact with the musician, authorities said. The teenager said he had sexual contact with Richard Finch at Finch’s house in Newark, Ohio, the Licking County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. [cnn]
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister on Life as Jimi Hendrix’s Roadie – Before he became the legendary singer/bassist of Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister logged time as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix in the late Sixties, picking up the bits of his destroyed stomp-boxes post-show. RS caught up with Kilmister at SXSW, where he was promoting the documentary Lemmy, for a look back at his time with the guitar legend. [rollingstone]
Victoria’s Secret Celebrate The Swim Catalogue Anniversary – You know what that means? A bit of Miranda Kerr, here and there. A bit of our very own Candice Swanepoel here and there. And yes, a bit of Alessandra Ambrosio, for good measure! You deserver it – have a stunning week! [askmen]
Child Prodigy, 13, Claims Age Discrimination Over Study In South Africa – Colin is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, seeking a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and another in environmental studies. But he’s been knocked off course by the university’s rejection of his request to take a class that includes summer field work in South Africa. I can relate – he’s an only child as well..[huffers]
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