Friday, January 11, 2008


Life Is About Sharing


Super Fast Jump Rope

Nothing says I love you like yeast and vegetable extracts

Say I love you with Champagne Marmite

Marmite with a hint of champagne is hitting stores as a romantic gift. The savory spread contains 0.3% champagne along with its usual ingredients of yeast and vegetable extracts plus salt. Just 600,000 limited edition jars of the 'Lovers' Marmite' are going on sale ahead of Valentine's Day.

Their gold-colored label says "I love you" and "for my lovely Marmite lover." The Marmite with a touch of champagne will be priced at £2.99 for a 250g pot. It has initially gone on sale at Selfridges stores for £3.99 and will launch more widely from January 21. The retailer's director of food and restaurants Ewan Venters said: "We are delighted to be introducing a perfect partnership this Valentine's Day, uniting the sophistication of champagne with the quintessentially British classic taste of Marmite. Whether you love it or hate it, we are billing Lovers' Marmite to be one of this year's most popular gifts."

Bits of News

Homeland Security to Unveil New Driver's License Rules
WASHINGTON — Americans born after Dec. 1, 1964, will have to get more secure driver's licenses in the next six years under ambitious post-9/11 security rules to be unveiled Friday by federal officials.
The Homeland Security Department has spent years crafting the final regulations for the REAL ID Act, a law designed to make it harder for terrorists, illegal immigrants and con artists to get government-issued identification. The effort once envisioned to take effect in 2008 has been pushed back in the hopes of winning over skeptical state officials.
Will REAL ID Cause Real Headache?

Nurse Died When Epidural Injected Into Arm Instead of Spine
A nurse died two hours after giving birth when hospital workers accidentally connected an epidural anesthesia to her arm, instead of injecting it into her spine, an inquest into her death was told this week.
Mayra Cabrera, 30, moved to the U.K. from the Philippines in 2002, to begin work as a nurse at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, according to a report from
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Location, Location, Location.
Seniors protest proposed funeral home. Idaho residents protest plan to open funeral home across from their senior center.

Driver cited in Bedford train-car crash caused by GPS mishap
BEDFORD HILLS - A 32-year-old Californian whose rental car got smashed by a Metro-North train last night was issued a minor summons for causing the fiery crash that stranded railroad commuters for hours.
Bo Bai, a computer technician from Sunnyvale who said he was merely trusting his car's global positioning system when he steered onto the tracks, was cited for obstructing a railroad crossing, officials said this afternoon.
The railroad's Harlem Division trains were back on schedule this morning after crews spent hours repairing more than 200 feet of the electrified "third" rail damaged by the crash, said Dan Brucker, Metro-North spokesman.
Life imitates stupidity

Today's Politics

Republican Presidential Nomination
RCP Average: Huckabee +1.6%
· Huckabee
· 21.3%
· McCain
· 19.7%
· Giuliani
· 16.7%
· Romney
· 13.0%
· Thompson
· 10.3%
· Paul
· 4.0%
Poll Details >
Democratic Presidential Nomination
RCP Average: Clinton +7.0%
· Clinton
· 37.7%
· Obama
· 30.7%
· Edwards
· 16.3%
Poll Details >
President Bush Job Approval
RCP Average: Spread -24.6%
· Approve
· 35.6%
· Disapprove
· 60.2%
Poll Details >
Congressional Job Approval
RCP Average: Spread -38.5%
· Approve
· 25.3%
· Disapprove
· 63.8%

Multi-tasking cyclists beware.

Japan is planning new measures to discourage some of the more outlandish but popular saddle habits, including "triple riding" (balancing children on the frame), listening to portable music players or using an umbrella while on the move. In the first changes to cycling rules for almost 30 years, warnings will be issued to cyclists who listen to music players or chat on mobile phones. Offenders face a fine of 20,000 yen (£93) from this spring if they are caught triple riding - a balancing act usually involving an adult and two small children spaced out along the length of the bicycle.The constant ringing of bicycle bells on footpaths will be discouraged, as will the most disturbing trend among teen cyclists: texting while pedalling. The new measures, recommended by a police advisory panel, are designed to halt the rise in accidents involving bicycles. The national police agency reported 4,020 such mishaps last year, a sevenfold increase over the past decade.

Meet Dale Junior, the bouncing baby goat

And here he finds himself a girlfriend.

Dog retrieves his best friend - a cat buried in the garden

A pet dog missed the family’s dead cat so much that he dug up his grave and brought the body back into the house. When Oscar’s owners woke up the next morning they discovered the dog curled up beside Arthur, the late cat, in his basket. His owners, Robert Bell, 73, and his wife, Mavis, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, believe that the dog had licked the cat clean before falling asleep. Mr Bell said that the two pets were constant companions. Arthur, who was a large cat, used to help Oscar to climb on to the sofa.

Oscar, an 18-month-old Lancashire Heeler, had watched Mr Bell dig a grave in the garden and then lower the cat into the hole. Mr Bell said: “He had managed to climb out through the cat flap in the night, obviously with the intent to get Arthur back. Bearing in mind that Arthur was a huge cat, Oscar must have used all the strength he could muster. “Then he pulled him into the basket and went to sleep next to him. Arthur’s coat was gleaming white. Oscar had obviously licked him clean. It must have taken him nearly all night.” Arthur is now reburied in a secure grave. And Oscar has a new playmate, a kitten called Limpet.

Today in the stock market....

Helium was up, feathers were down.
Paper was stationary.
Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading.
Knives were up sharply.
Cow steered into a bull market.
Pencils lost a few points.
Hiking equipment was trailing.
Elevators rose, while escalators continued their slow decline.
Weights were up in heavy trading.
Light switches were off.
Mining equipment hit rock bottom.
Diapers remain unchanged.
Shipping lines stayed at an even keel.
The market for raisins dried up.
Coca Cola fizzled.
Caterpillar stock inched up a bit.
Sun peaked at midday.
Balloon prices were inflated.
And batteries exploded in an attempt to recharge the market.

Weird Names

A list of the 20 most bizarre celebrity baby names.
· Kal-El - Child Of: Nicolas Cage
· Pilot Inspektor - Child Of: Jason Lee
· Fifi Trixibelle - Child Of: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates
· Apple - Child Of: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
· Coco - Child Of: Courteney Cox and David Arquette
· Kyd - Child Of: David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
· Sage Moonblood - Son Of: Sylvester Stallone
· Destry - Child Of: Steven Spielberg
· Maddox - Adopted child Of: Angelina Jolie (and Brad Pitt)
· Memphis Eve - Child Of: Bono
· Ocean - Child Of: Forest Whitaker
· Prince Michael II/Blanket - Child Of: Michael Jackson
· Rocket Rodriguez - Child Of: Robert Rodriguez
· Blue Angel - Child Of: The Edge (From U2)
· Audio Science - Child Of: Actress Shannyn Sossamon
· Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin - Children Of: Frank Zappa
· Moxie Crimefighter - Child Of: Penn Jillette
· Tu Morrow - Child Of: Rob Morrow (from the TV show Numb3rs)
· Jermajesty - Child Of: Jermaine Jackson
Not on the list is Rachel Griffith's kid, named Banjo.