Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Cam'ron gets shot

Rapper Cam'ron was shot and wounded early Sunday morning during a carjacking that went wrong, and was treated at Howard University Hospital. According to his manager, Big Joe, he was stopped at a traffic light around midnight when a man attempted to steal his Lamborghini. When Cam'ron refused to give up the car and tried to drive away, the gunman fired a single shot which went through both of Cam'ron's arms.
'People are foolish if they think I'm going to lose my head and give up anything to anyone just because someone threatens me,' Cam'ron said in a statement. 'I'm doing OK. It takes more than a botched carjacking to keep me down.'
I'm curious as to how the carjacker could be so stupid, though. When a Lamborghini drives by, pretty much everybody within a 100 meter radius is staring at it, so what kind of genius decides that that's the time to make their move and try to steal the damn thing? Maybe these idiots should aim a little lower and go for the Honda Civics parked in an alleyway, leaving the celebrity Lamborghinis to more capable carjackers. Like ninjas. Or really strong monkeys with swords."

Thursday, October 13, 2005

'Wallace and Gromit' Props Ruined in Fire

LONDON (AP) – A day of celebration has turned to ashes for Aardman Animations, the English studio that created animated clay movie stars Wallace and Gromit. Aardman said an early morning fire on Monday gutted its warehouse in this western English city, destroying a priceless archive of props, sets and models. Aardman had just learned that "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," the first full-length adventure for the eccentric inventor and his indomitable dog, had topped the US box office on its opening weekend. The Avon Fire and Rescue service said the roof and three interior walls of the Victorian warehouse collapsed in the blaze, which broke out at about 5:30 a.m. local time. The cause of the fire was being investigated. Sheriff said the warehouse contained sets, props and models from all the company's past productions, from the children's cartoon character "Morph" through the Oscar-winning, anthropomorphic "Creature Comforts" series to the Wallace and Gromit films. Aardman said the sets and props from "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" were not caught in the blaze.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

PI poster

PI poster, originally uploaded by yojayy.

It's official.

Waiting... 10/8/2005

group waiting poster, originally uploaded by yojayy.

We all went and we all laughed.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Waiting... opens 10/7/2005!

Listed at the PI AMC, originally uploaded by yojayy.

Waiting... has finally opened. My line made the final cut. I did not, in fact, name my daughter chlamydia.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Old Mickey & Minnie toy

Accoring to flickr.com, this toy, by Tipp & Co. sold for £11,000

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The dark side of faith - Los Angeles Times

He found that the most religious democracies exhibited substantially higher degrees of social dysfunction than societies with larger percentages of atheists and agnostics. Of the nations studied, the U.S. — which has by far the largest percentage of people who take the Bible literally and express absolute belief in God (and the lowest percentage of atheists and agnostics) — also has by far the highest levels of homicide, abortion, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Arguably, Paul's study invites us to conclude that the most serious threat humanity faces today is religious extremism: nonrational, absolutist belief systems that refuse to tolerate difference and dissent.