Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bad Girls

Lesbian Barbie upsets Mattel

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Karin Schwarz, a Brazilian artist, might get sued by Mattel because she portrayed Barbie as a lesbian. "Barbie is a very proper lady and she is not happy about being portraited as something that she isn't," a spokesman from Mattel Brazil said.

The artist stands firm and is unwilling to suspend her "Amazing Girls" exhibition. "Barbie is exploited by Mattel. She wears a bikini, she shows off her belly, has big breasts, and even has a boyfriend", she responded to the accusations.

Whatever Mattel may want people to believe, A Barbie doll is a toy. Aren't people, children or adults, supposed to play with toys in whatever ways they want? Do we also have our freedom of expression to create derivative works of such toys?

Source: Althouse

Monday, August 28, 2006

Comic World Hong Kong 22

由於有朋友擺檔的關係買票進去看CWHK 22,結果變成拍攝Super Dollfie的活動。而全場最『有份量』的應該要算這一對…一對…


Flickr裡有更多Comic World 照片


Friday, August 25, 2006

Victorinox stamps

CHF 1.00 stamp
CHF 1.30 stamp
In the coming September Swiss Post will release a set of two new special stamps. The set is called "Traditional Swiss products – Pocket knife" and features the famous Victorinox utilities knives. The CHF 1.00 stamp shows one of the first "Officer's knifes" produced in the 19th Century. The "Present" stamp is an Explorer knife, according to Swiss Post. If you happen to live in Switzerland you can also get a collector's set at CHF 139 (HKD 880) with the stamps on plaque and a pocket knife, packed in an aluminium case.

Did you know that the company was once named Victoria in memory of Karl Elsener's mother? In the March issue of Focus of Stamps you can read about the history of Victorinox.

Source: Victorinox

Virus as food additives?

FDA Says Viruses Safe for Treating Meat

The combination of six viruses is designed to be sprayed on ready-to-eat meat and poultry products, including sliced ham and turkey, [...] are meant to kill strains of the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium.

As long as it used in accordance with the regulations, we have concluded it's safe [...] Consumers won't be aware that meat and poultry products have been treated with the spray [...] The FDA had concerns that the virus preparation potentially could contain toxic residues associated with the bacteria. However, testing did not reveal the presence of such residues, which in small quantities likely wouldn't cause health problems anyway, the FDA said.

According to the news article thIt could probably be a good thing (for now), because canned food might get the same shelf life without using as much chemicals. But where will it end? Will FDA soon approve using the virus as cattle vaccines? Will companies start offering genetically engineered, "naturally" bacterial resistant poultry?

Source: Stephanie McMillan

Wednesday, August 23, 2006



Cambridge House


Sunday, August 20, 2006



Are you SURE you want to remove that?
"Two fully functional penes is unheard of even in medical literature. In the more common form of diphallus, one organ is rudimentary," the newspaper quoted a surgeon as saying.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sudoku Hex by Dr Reiner Knizia

Our popular game designer Dr Knizia just posted a free Sudoku variant on Knizia @ Convivium. You can download and print Sudoku Hex! PDF rules to play. It would be nice if you have a copy of Attika.

Source: Boardgame News

Thursday, August 17, 2006

"Fuck Off!"

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger got their revenge at the paparazzis. Both starred in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.

Source: Egotastic!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006