Friday, July 31, 2009
No, I do not want to be terrorized, but this is just fact. Before becoming a terrorist, Osama bin Laden led the life of a playboy. Born around 1957 to a wealthy Yemeni father and Syrian mother, bin Laden was heir to part of the massive fortune his billionaire father had accumulated in the Saudi construction business. Naturally, he squandered his days, acquiring a reputation for drinking too much and womanizing in his teens and early 20s in Beirut, a cosmopolitan tourist hot spot. He didn’t become a firmly committed, full-time Islamic radical until he went to fight the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. That’s where Osama began his improbable transformation from a rakish ladies’ man to a mass-murdering zealot, never having worked a day before then. Get more from mentalfloss.com
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At a busy Seoul subway station, Nikon's huge interactive, light-box billboard displayed images of paparazzi. Passersbys automatically triggered flashing camera lights. The accidental superstars then followed the red carpet all the way out of the station and into a mall - directly into the store where they could purchase the new D700.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
10.38% - Own more than seven pairs of shoes
9. 78% - Require more than $1 million to retire comfortably
8. 77% - Think moral standards in business are on the decline
7. 84% - Think it’s important that a girlfriend have "wife potential"
6. 83% - Are actively environmentally friendly
5. 48% - Would dump a girlfriend if she became fat
4. 78% - Exaggerate in the sex stories they tell to friends
3. 36% - Are scared of terrorists
2. 83% - Surf the web on their phone
1. 91% - Believe in marriage
Ladies, go directly to www.askmen.com for more.
She was recently inducted into the inaugural Malaysian Advertising Hall of Fame by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia. She won the Asian Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival for Sepet in 2004. Sepet and its sequel Gubra won the Best Film award at the Malaysian Film Festival in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Her other films include Mukhsin (2006), Muallaf (2008) and the recently released Talentime.
Yasmin was due to start shooting for a new project in Japan called Forget Me Not with a Japanese producer at the end of the year.
The sheer volume of posts with the words Yasmin Ahmad has propelled her name to the top the list of Twitter's top-10 trending topics, beating Michael Jackson and Tim Burton's Alive in Wonderland.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Among the countless reviews of the latest Potter flick, The Vatican weighed in with theirs and gave it two thumbs up. The Pope has said in the past that the series has the power to “corrupt the Christian faith in souls even before it could properly grow.” But a review in the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, praised the new movie for showing the lines of good and evil and the message that the fight for good requires sacrifice.
The Catholic Church has been reviewing movies for decades. There’s even an office called the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. They review movies to help parents and adults trying to find morally acceptable films and have created their own rating scale. In 1995, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican released their list of the 45 Best Movies. Even “2001: A Space Odyssey” makes the cut, showing just how good the Pope’s taste can be. Go to http://www.usccb.org/ for more.
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Dave Hill recently released a new website. It also has a behind the scenes section where you can see the photo shots and clear out some doubts about how his work is done, it also has a blog and a display of his personal work.