Wednesday, November 30, 2005
eHugs, Yea right!
A friend sent this to me and I just had to post it. I like her comment, "Um hugs? When you think of what this will REALLY be used for (I mean its for use over the Internet), you really must wonder "why chickens?"
Think about it, pornography has been a staple of the Internet since its inception. According to TopTenREVIEWS, Internet porn generates $2.5 billion a year! So, what do you really think will be the first industry to make "good" use of a vibrating hug jacket? Of course, this is being developed in Singapore - "where Barney will go to retire" - so they have to make it have family appeal. And, yea, what's with the chickens? Why not start with cats, small dogs, normal household pets that you might actually hug.
Singapore scientists looking for ways to transmit the sense of touch over the Internet have devised a vibration jacket for chickens and are thinking about electronic children's pajamas for cyberspace hugs.
A wireless jacket for chickens or other pets can be controlled with a computer and gives the animal the feeling of being touched by its owner, researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) told The Straits Times.
The next step would be to use the same concept to transmit hugs over the Internet, it said.
"These days, parents go on a lot of business trips, but with children, hugging and touching are very important," the paper quoted NTU Associate Professor Adrian David Cheok as saying.
NTU is thinking of a pajama suit for children, which would use the Internet to adjust changes in pressure and temperature to simulate the feeling of being hugged. Parents wearing a similar suit could be "hugged" back by their children, the paper said.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Teen dumby has sex with dummy.
It has been a log time since I was a teenager, but I don't remember my hormones running this ramped! At least have the decency to take the mannequin back to your room (hopefully after dinner and drinks ;-). Fortunately (or frighteningly) it doesn’t sound like this was their first “date”.
Teen charged with having sex with dummy
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A South Dakota teenager has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly having sex with a mannequin.
A security guard found Michael James Plentyhorse, 18, sans pants on the floor in the Washington High School Alumni Room in Sioux Falls, S.D., with a half-naked female mannequin, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported.
"There was inappropriate activity between him and the mannequin," a police spokesman told the newspaper. "That's the only way I know how to put it."
The spokesman said security staff had reported the same mannequin found undressed on several occasions.
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Maybe more then head needs hit by train!
This is ridiculous! This guy gets his head hit by a train twice! His head? Yes, his head! Now, most people dont need to be told once not to stick their head out into the tube looking for the train. This guy sticks his head out, gets it hit by the train and then does it again three years later. Okay, someone just push him in next time - I am afraid he might decide to breed!
Man Hit in Head by Train for Second TimeNov 21, 11:22 PM (ET) POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - A man who was struck in the head by a train this weekend was also hit in the head by a New York City subway car three years ago, officials said Monday. Parker T. Hall Houghtaling, of Stanfordville, 23, was hit in the head Nov. 18 by a Metro-North train as it pulled into the Poughkeepsie station. He was listed in stable condition Monday. In 2002, Houghtaling was waiting at a subway station in Manhattan when he stuck his head out and was hit by a subway car. He was hospitalized with a shoulder injury, nose fractures and bruises, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority. It was unclear Monday what led to either incident. MTA police are continuing an investigation, Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said.
Step out for a cig...at 30,000 feet?!
A friend of mine sent this to me and I had to post it. This is one desperate smoker! So, in brief, a French woman allegedly takes some sleeping pills, drinks some booze and then decides to step outside for a cig. Oops, she is at 30,000 feet on a Cathay Pacific flight to Australia (can you say watch that first step). The good news is that she was caught by a flight attendant and led back to her seat - not that the door would have opened anyway. The bad news is, she was only fined AUS$1000 and was not put in stupid school...
Woman wanted outdoor cigarette mid-flightBRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 21 (UPI)-- An Australian court has chastised a French woman for trying to open an aircraft door mid-flight so she could step out for a cigarette.
Sadrine Sellies, 34, was placed on a good behavior bond Monday after pleading guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court to endangering the safety of an aircraft.
Her defense lawyer told the court Sellies was terrified of flying, had taken sleeping tablets and had consumed a lot of alcohol before takeoff. She had no memory of what happened on the flight and also had a history of sleepwalking, her lawyer said.
Sellies and her husband were en route to Australia on Saturday on a Cathay Pacific flight for a 3-week vacation, the Melbourne Herald-Sun reported.
She was placed on a one-year $1,000 good behavior bond, warned by the judge to behave while flying and then released.
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I found while researching the article above another recent interesting story...at least this airline was serious about doing something. Cathay should take notes as I would estimate that about 50% of the their flights I take someone attempts to smoke...
Man Gets 15 Months for Smoking on Plane
Nov 17, 5:41 PM (ET)
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek court sentenced a man to 15 months in prison for smoking on a plane, and then hitting a male flight attendant who told him to put his cigarette out, court officials said Thursday.
The 50-year-old Greek resident of New York was also convicted of endangering the aircraft. He was traveling on Olympic Airlines Flight No. 412 from New York to Athens last week.
Flight attendants said the defendant had been smoking in the main passenger area of the plane and in the toilet.
The man, who remains free pending appeal, said a 45-minute delay in takeoff from New York had made him nervous.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Every time I sit on the couch I get kinda itchy!
This is another one of those "just wrong" postings. I mean come on, did they guys not think they would get caught. And to subjugate your customers to something as gross and dangerous as this...
Yesterdays South China Morning Post reported,
Contaminated medical gauze used for stuffing sofas
SHANXI - Police confiscated 130 tons of fabric stuffing made from contaminated medical gauze, and other used and dirty materials over the weekend. Shanxi Daily reports the dirty stuffing was intended for quilts, sofas and other products being manufactured in Datong.