Monday, July 31, 2006

Williams sisters withdraw from San Diego

Not really a big surprise there, but boy did they piss off the officials of the tournament. I really think they mean it I don't think the Williams sisters will be showing up there next year.

Now of course sometimes you can't help if you have injuries but you really shouldn't be making any such commitments if you know you're not a hundred percent.

That's the Williams sisters for you they have a history of entering the tournaments and not showing up in the end. As you can probably tell I'm not really a big Williams sisters fan, I don't mind Venus but I think Serena has an enormous ego.

I'm sort of sorry to hear Davenport won't play either but I guess she wants to be 100% for the U.S. Open.

Oh well, at least this leaves the field open for Martina to dominate, and bring her ranking up some more so she can be back in the top ten:D. And I really think she can do it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and wishing her lots of luck.

The draw is already out and it doesn't look too bad for her, well except a possible clash with Kim Clijsters in the quarters again. Geez, how many times a year are these two going to meet? lol.

Anyway here is an article with all the details on the Williams withdraw which includes the comments from the officials:

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Lance Bass announces he's gay

This may be old news to some and new to others, I have to say honestly I didn't see this coming. Out of all the N' Sync members I always thought it would be Justin Timberlake making this announcement lol.

Hell, I would have bet my money on it. So colour me shocked. Also I just want to add why is it always the good looking ones? darn it! lol.

Anyway here is an article related to this:

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Great Martina Hingis pics

Found these on, they're such great photos I decided to post them here on my blog. These are from May of this year when Martina attended the Qatar Open. Beautiful looking horses too.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Small update

I have just added a mini poll to my blog. I removed the vote casters button since that one didn't seem to be all that popular I thought polls would be more fun:). It's just a way for me to know which topics on my blog are of bigger interest. Plus I'm just curious;). The poll is right underneath my guest book and profile.

Happy voting;).

Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings disses Alex Trebek

Ken Jennings took supposedly friendly jabs at Mr. Trebek and the format of Jeopardy in a letter on his personal blog. Personally I think he went a little over the line with calling Alex a robot. But I suppose that's just the type of humor he has.

And maybe he has a small point about the categories, then again if the categories were dumbed down as he thinks they should be. It just wouldn't be Jeopardy I think part of what makes it so interesting is the challenge. Anyway just my 2 cents.

Now for those of you who don't know who Ken Jennings is you've obviously been living under a rock lol. Ken Jennings is the most famous Jeopardy contestant. Who through his 74-game winning streak won a total of 2.5 million in cash. There hope that clears things up;).

Check out a couple of articles on the topic
This first one has a snippet about the categories I have to admit it is pretty funny.

And the second one is a hilarious journalist response to what he thinks about dumbing down the categories. Be sure to check it out
And this last one contains an apology of sorts regarding the robot comment

If you are interested in seeing the aforementioned Jeopardy related letter then check out Ken Jennings Blog here:

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A little something to make you laugh

'Cause god knows we need that every once in while;) I got this joke from a friend and it really made my day so I decided to share.

Dead Duck

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly and said, "I'm so sorry, your pet has passed away."

The distressed owner wailed, "Are you sure?" "Yes, I'm sure. The duck is dead" he replied. "How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something." The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room.

He returned a few moments later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.

The vet patted the dog and took it out and returned a few moments later with a beautiful cat. The cat jumped up on the table and also sniffed the bird from its beak to its tail and back again. The cat sat back on its haunches shook its head, meowed softly, jumped down and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck." The vet then turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys, and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.

The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill."$300!" she cried. "$300 just to tell me my duck is dead?!!" The vet shrugged. "I'm sorry. If you'd taken my word for it, the bill would have been $40 ............but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it all adds up."

Monday, July 24, 2006

Barf bag ads??

PHOENIX (AP) - US Airways wants to make the most out of a nauseating situation.
The airline plans to sell advertisements on its airsickness bags - those expandable envelopes tucked between the in-flight magazines and safety cards.

"They're in every back seat pocket," said spokesman Phil Gee. "We figure while it's there, why don't we make it multipurpose?" Passengers should see the new, commercialized sickness bags in September, he said.

The ads are just the latest initiative the company has used to squeeze out a bigger profit.
America West, which merged with US Airways last year, had the first advertisements in the industry on tray tables, the first airline gift cards and the first in-flight meals for sale.

"Little things like that work," said Michael Boyd, president of the Boyd Group, an aviation consulting group in Evergreen, Colo. "Barf bags have a lot of shelf life - people aren't barfing as much in planes as they used to."

The new bags drew a few chuckles among US Airways passengers at the company's hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

"I would honestly pay no attention to an ad if I got sick," said Nathan Vierra, 19, a student. "But hey, if skateboarders can sell ad space on their T-shirts, I guess why can't an airline sell ads on barf bags?"

US Airways has not decided how much it will charge for the ads, and has only begun negotiating with companies that could be interested, Gee said.

The ads could be for anti-motion sickness medications or other products immediately on the mind of someone who reaches for one of the bags. But Gee said US Airways will look for a wide range of product advertisements to put on its bags.
Boyd said the trick for US Airways is to find ads that will make them a little cash without turning off customers.

"Some people don't want the inside of their cabins to look like subway cars," he said. "And the jury isn't in on advertising on tray tables as a decent way to boost revenue.

"But having an advertisement for a barf bag, especially if it's for something like Dramamine (a motion sickness medication), now that's brilliant."


Yeah I know what you're thinking, who cares? lol. Honestly I'm really not gonna be looking at any adverts if I get sick. Or even if I'm not most people forget about motion sickness bags anyway.

Oh, and I got a kick out of one guy saying "people don't barf as much as they used to" lol. Consider it a blessing buddy! lol. I guess you're probably wondering why I posted this? well I found it quite funny actually.

I'm very odd at times things like this amuse me lol. I have to say though in my opinion I don't think this idea will be that effective.

I don't see them making a lot of revenue out of barf bags. But hey, we live in a crazy world so who knows?.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Top 10 thoughts for 2006

Number 10 - Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8 - Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 7 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6 - Some people are like a Slinky...not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

Number 5 - Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Number 4 - All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 3 - Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?

Number 2 - In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

AND THE NUMBER 1 THOUGHT FOR 2006 We know exactly where one cow with mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in America but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

More 3-D chalk drawings

Stunning 3-D chalk drawings

Julian Beever is an English artist who's famous for his art on the pavement of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Beever gives his drawings an amazing 3D illusion.

I got these in an email from a friend and decided to post them.:)

Funny aircraft maintenance jokes

Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews. "Squawks" are problem listings that pilots generally leave maintenance crews to fix before the next flight.

(P) = Problem
(S) = Solution

(P) Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
(S) Almost replaced left inside main tire.

(P) Test flight OK, except autoland very rough.
(S) Autoland not installed on this aircraft.

(P) #2 propeller seeping prop fluid.
(S) #2 propeller seepage normal - #1, #3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage.

(P) Something loose in cockpit.
(S) Something tightened in cockpit.

(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
(S) Evidence removed.

(P) DME volume unbelievably loud.
(S) Volume set to more believable level.

(P) Dead bugs on windshield.
(S) Live bugs on order.

(P) Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200fpm descent.
(S) Cannot reproduce problem on the ground.

(P) IFF inoperative.
(S) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
(S) That's what they're there for.

(P) Number three engine missing.
(S) Engine found on right wing after brief search.

(P) Aircraft handles FUNNY.
(S) Aircraft warned to straighten up, "fly right" and be serious.

(P) Target radar hums.
(S) Reprogrammed Target Radar with the words.

Friday, July 21, 2006

More on Bell Sympatico

Back in June the 29th and 30th to be precise I wrote about an issue with Canada's largest Internet service provider Bell Sympatico.

The issue had to do with some changes that were made to Sympatico's customer service agreement. The agreement stated that Sympatico would monitor a users activity and disclose information necessary to satisfy any laws, regulations and government requests.

Simply put it said that Sympatico would start spying on their costumers. Anyway, I just thought I would share another article on the issue click here to view it.

In relation to this a while ago someone left me a comment on the blog. They mentioned that they were part of a satire video group called the Cynically Tested.

And they made a video parody about Bell Sympatico's surveillance. It's basically their take on what the future with Sympatico would be like if they were in fact spying on people.

Be sure to check it out, especially if you are a geek like myself. It is absolutely priceless. Here is a link to this video on YouTube:

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Airline jokes continued...

An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline."He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye. Thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?" "Why, no, Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?"The little old lady said, "Did we land, or were we shot down?"

After a real crusher of a landing in Halifax, the attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal."

Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of West Jet Airways."

Heard on a West Jet Airline flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."

A plane was taking off from the Winnipeg Airport.. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from Winnipeg to Montreal. The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax... OH, MY GOD!"Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!" A passenger in Coach yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"

Hilarious West Jet airline jokes

West Jet is an Airline with head office situated in Calgary, Alberta. West Jet airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

On a West Jet flight (There is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, "People, people we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"

On another West Jet Flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."

On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."

"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."

"Thank you for flying West Jet Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."

After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Ontario, a flight attendant on a West Jet flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

From a West Jet Airlines employee: "Welcome aboard West Jet Flight 245 to Calgary. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."

"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favourite."

"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember,nobody loves you, or your money, more than West Jet Airlines."

"Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."

"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."

And from the pilot during his welcome message: "West Jet Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"

Heard on West Jet Airlines just after a very hard landing in Edmonton :The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump, and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendent's fault, it was the asphalt."

Overheard on an West Jet Airlines flight into Regina, on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain was really having to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the flight attendant said, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Regina. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"

Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Amazing Race 10 Teams Announced

Yep, that's right CBS has announced the next 12 teams that will be racing across the globe literally. Some interesting destinations this year as well, China, Mongolia, Vietnam and Kuwait to name a few.

It's also quite an eclectic group. I'm not sure whether I like the time slot change from a weekday to a weekend.

Particularly Sunday night, I guess we'll see whether it's good or bad once the rest of the tv fall schedule is out. After reading this article gotta say, things look good. And I'm definitely tuning in.

Also another interesting note is that this year there are 12 teams instead of the usual 11. Unless that's a typo lol.

Check out this IGN article for photos and full details on all teams:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

MySpace users beware

There is a new form of identity theft where people are stealing other peoples personal pictures off their accounts and putting them up on theirs.

I know there have been other theft issues with it but this is a new one. As a fellow MySpace user I also have to say this is really disconcerning. I don't want someone stealing my pictures and posing to be me!. That's just wrong.

One thing you can do to protect yourself against this is change your privacy settings so that only the people on your friend list will be able to view it.

I have already done it, and no I'm not paranoid or anything I just think it's better to be safe then sorry.

Here is an article talking about a person who became a victim of the aforementioned identity theft:

Monday, July 17, 2006

Martina Hingis at "Adidas Golden Evening"

Martina Hingis was at the "Adidas Golden Evening" which took place at E-Werk, Berlin, Germany on 8/7/06. And rather then posting individual pictures from the event on my blog I'm just going to provide a link to another blog where you can see some pics.

These are great Martina looks great in that dress I'll say it again the woman has great fashion sense. I wish I could have that, then again I could never pull off that dress 'cause I don't have the figure. Anyway here is the link enjoy;).

Sunday, July 16, 2006

J.J. Abrams makes big bucks in Hollywood

Wow, who would have thought that the guy who started out making shows like Felicity would become one of the most sought after writers/producers in Hollywood?.

To me his best work will always be Alias. But I know that a lot of people are into Lost. I guess I'm just one of those who doesn't really get it.

This multi-million dollar deal also makes me wonder exactly what type of future projects Paramount and Warner Bros. have in mind.

Although, whatever they are I'm sure J.J. will be up to the challenge, now if only they would hurry up and release the 5th season DVD of Alias. I would be a happy woman:D.

Here are the details from a Yahoo article:;_ylt=AjCDOzC1SKIAeQLfFnXPJnpM5Gt.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Great news for Chris Daughtry fans

He's recently signed a deal with Mr. Clive Davis and will have an album out later this year. This is very happy news, I will definitely be buying his album.

I hope it sells well, we need more good rockers out there.

Here is a Yahoo article confirming the news:

Friday, July 14, 2006

Hingis to play at Sunfeast Open

Looks like Martina will continue to have fairly busy schedule even after the summer. She has signed up for the Sunfeast Open in September which is a tournament in India. And I have heard rumors that she may also play somewhere in China but those are pure rumors. I'm really hoping she decides to play some doubles in this tourney might be good for her.

Here is a couple of related articles:,00070002.htm

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tennis rankings Williams out of top 20 Roddick out of top 10

Very informative article, apparently Venus as of Wimbledon is now out of the WTA's top 20. And her sister Serena is ranked 140th huge drop. Interestingly enough the top 5 players in the woman's game are still the same.

Here are the details:;_ylt=AlicdslVs1oOgqcCrlDeMjc4v7YF?slug=ap-rankings&prov=ap&type=lgns

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Hilarious flash cartoons

To all my blog visitors check these out they are extremely hilarious:

My personal faves are "Free Your Mind" "Small Medium Large" "Bra Bashing" "CD's" "Cell phones and ads" and "Tech Support II"