Friday, November 20, 2009

Lady Gaga, Christopher Walken and Cartman

A new Disorder in on the books, Gender Disappointment

If you've got kids, or you hope to eventually, there's an urgent matter we need to discuss this morning . . .


--It's just come to my attention that clinical psychologists have invented . . . I mean "identified" . . . a new psychological disorder.


--It's called Gender Disappointment, and it refers to the let down a parent feels when they wanted their baby to be one gender, but ended up with the other.


--Some parents will get such a bad case of Gender Disappointment that they become depressed.


--Worse yet, some Gender Disappointment sufferers NEVER even come forward with their disorder, because they're worried they'll be perceived as ungrateful.


--In case you're wondering, experts say Gender Disappointment is experienced most often by women who were hoping for a girl, but had a boy instead. (Parent Dish)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Want to get paid to drive your car?

YOU COULD EARN UP TO $900 A MONTH JUST BY DRIVING AROUND:


This is just a heads-up to let you know that if you're a little strapped for cash, you can earn up to $900 a month by becoming a "brand driver."


--That's what it's called when you cover your car in vinyl decals called "auto wraps," which sport the logos and slogans of various corporations. All you have to do to qualify is drive at least 1,000 miles a month.


--But since lot of people sign up to become "brand drivers" . . . presumably because it's easy money . . . whether or not you're chosen is based on a number of factors, including:


--Where you live


--Where you drive


--The location of your commute


--Whether you have kids . . . and how old they are


--And the kinds of events and activities you typically attend (???) (AOL Autos)




http://www.freecarmedia.com/


http://www.drivenmediaonline.com/

Video of our "New Moon" sign contest in Downtown Austin

New Lady Ga Ga vid!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Would you like to swim in a pool of beer?

THERE'S A RESORT IN AUSTRIA WHERE YOU CAN SWIM IN A POOL OF BEER:


Guys . . . the next time you're trying to decide where to go on vacation, you might want to consider the town of Starkenberger, Austria.


--That's because there's a spa there called the Starkenberger Myth of Beer Resort, and it has three 5,000-gallon swimming pools full of BEER.


--That's right . . . swimming pools FULL OF BEER.


--According to resort officials, swimming in beer can help treat skin conditions, improve blood circulation and even cure wounds. The jury is still out as to whether or not that's actually true.

Is Diet Soda Killing your Kidneys?

IS DIET SODA DESTROYING YOUR KIDNEYS?


If you think you're doing yourself a favor by drinking DIET SODA instead of the regular stuff, you might want to think again.


--At least that's according to researchers from the Nurses' Health Study in Boston, who found that drinking diet soda can have a seriously negative effect on your KIDNEYS. Listen to this . . .


--Over the course of a two-decade study, the researchers have learned that women who drink two or more diet sodas a day will experience a 30% drop in kidney function.


--And, overall, diet soda drinkers are nearly twice as likely to suffer from early signs of kidney disease, compared to people who don't drink soda.


--So why is diet soda so bad for your kidneys? Well, the researchers aren't entirely sure. But they think it has something to do with all the high fructose corn syrup in diet soda. (AOL Health)

The Best Toys of all Time

IS THE FURBY ONE OF THE BEST TOYS OF ALL TIME?


Recently, "Good Housekeeping" came out with a list of the BEST TOYS of all time. Here's a brief rundown of their selections:


--The Teddy Bear (1906)


--Doggie on Wooden Wheels (1921) (--That's the wooden dog that had wheels instead of legs. Kids would pull it around by a long cord, and the spinning of the wheels made the dog's tail wag.)


--The Scooter (mid-1920s)


--Mickey Mouse (--WALT DISNEY created the character in 1928. But it wasn't until 1935 that Disney released its first, 12-inch Mickey doll.)


--The Dollhouse (early 1940s)


--LEGOS (1947)


--Walkie Talkies (1951)


--The Toy Telephone (1954)


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--Play-Doh (1955)


--Barbie (1959)


--Etch-A-Sketch (1960)


--Cabbage Patch Kids (1982)


--Nintendo (1985)


--Furby (1997)


--Sega Dreamcast (1999)


--Ultimate Planetarium (2006)


(--Check out photos of all these toys here . . .)




(Yahoo Shopping)

The Country Most people want to move to is the U.S. !

THE COUNTRY MOST PEOPLE WANT TO MOVE TO WORLDWIDE IS . . . THE UNITED STATES:


Let's face it . . . around the world, people love bashing Americans, and the United States in general. But that doesn't mean they don't want to live here. Listen to this . . .


--According to a new study, 700,000 MILLION people . . . or roughly 10% of the world's entire population . . . say that if they could, they'd move to another country.


--Of those people, the "dream country" of choice for roughly ONE in FOUR is . . . you guessed it . . . the UNITED STATES.


--After the U.S., Britain, Canada and France came in second.


--Spain and Saudi Arabia came in third.


--And Germany and Australia tied for fourth.


--Overall, residents of sub-Saharan African countries are most likely to want to move abroad, with nearly TWO in FIVE saying they'd leave if they could.


(--So what can you take from this? The only reason foreigners talk so much smack about the U.S. is because they're jealous they don't live here. But you already knew that, didn't you?)


(Yahoo News)

The Country Most people want to move to is the U.S. !

THE COUNTRY MOST PEOPLE WANT TO MOVE TO WORLDWIDE IS . . . THE UNITED STATES:


Let's face it . . . around the world, people love bashing Americans, and the United States in general. But that doesn't mean they don't want to live here. Listen to this . . .


--According to a new study, 700,000 MILLION people . . . or roughly 10% of the world's entire population . . . say that if they could, they'd move to another country.


--Of those people, the "dream country" of choice for roughly ONE in FOUR is . . . you guessed it . . . the UNITED STATES.


--After the U.S., Britain, Canada and France came in second.


--Spain and Saudi Arabia came in third.


--And Germany and Australia tied for fourth.


--Overall, residents of sub-Saharan African countries are most likely to want to move abroad, with nearly TWO in FIVE saying they'd leave if they could.


(--So what can you take from this? The only reason foreigners talk so much smack about the U.S. is because they're jealous they don't live here. But you already knew that, didn't you?)


(Yahoo News)

Entertainment Tonights Top 25 Soundtracks since 1984

THE 25 BEST SOUNDTRACKS SINCE 1984:


"Entertainment Weekly" has put together a list of the 25 Best Soundtracks Since 1984 . . . and it's actually pretty good. Here's the complete list:


#25.) "Buena Vista Social Club" (1997)

#24.) "Grace of My Heart" (1996)

#23.) "Almost Famous" (2000)

#22.) "Magnolia" (1999)

#21.) "Juno" (2008)

#20.) "The Moderns" (1988)

#19.) "Repo Man" (1984)

#18.) "Pretty in Pink" (1986)

#17.) "Velvet Goldmine" (1998)

#16.) "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (2001)

#15.) "Good Will Hunting" (1997)



#14.) "Waiting to Exhale" (1995)

#13.) "Singles" (1992)

#12.) "Trainspotting" (1996)

#11.) "Footloose" (1984)

#10.) "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" (1999)

#9.) "Judgment Night" (1993)

#8.) "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" (1999)

#7.) "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000)

#6.) "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984)

#5.) "Reservoir Dogs" (1992)

#4.) "Do the Right Thing" (1989)

#3.) "Once" (2007)

#2.) "Rushmore" (1998)

#1.) "Purple Rain" (1984)