Multi-Millionaire To Build First Inflatable Motel In Space

In “people with too much money and time on their hands” news:
Apparently multi-millionaire Robert Bigelow is investing $500 million of spare change in a project that hopes to see the first inflatable motel in space. Yup, I’m not kidding here, this is a real story folks.

A 1/3 scale model called Genesis I was launched atop a Russian rocket in July and has been successfully orbiting the earth ever since.

Robert Bigelow said the second full-size version is being created right now and is scheduled to be in orbit within 5 years, seeing it’s first paying customers in the next decade.

The cost to take a week long trip to Bigelow’s inflatable space motel? A mere $8 million a head.

I’ve got to admit, even though I think this is ridiculous, there is part of me thinking that it’s actually pretty damn cool too, lol.

Read the story @ Sun-Sentinel

RadioShack Fires 400 Staff… By Email

I’ve heard of some pretty sleezy things before, but for a company as big as RadioShack to pull a stunt like this is just wrong.

400 lucky RadioShack employee’s woke up this morning to a special message in their Inbox. You’re Fired!

That’s right, the geniuses at RadioShack decided the best and most cost effective way to lay off 400 of their dedicated hard working staff was to email them. How tasteful and respectful. My goodness, it’s so unlike a big corporation like RadioShack to pull something sleezy and underhanded like this… yeah, that’s it.

They didn’t even has the decency to sugar coat it and try to be nice in the email. Each of the 400 now former eomployee’s got a lovely message saying:

“Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated.”

Way to break the news gently. And I thought I had no tact.

Read the story @ ABC News

Bronzed Suri Cruise Poop

Did anyone else read this story and wonder what the hell is going on?

Personally, even if I had a child, there is no way in hell I would want to have their first poo bronzed, mounted and turned into a decoration. What the hell is wrong with these people?

The world has yet to even see a picture of Suri Cruise to prove that IT exists, yet apparently their’s no problem for the Cruise family to show of her first poo? WTF!

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are dragging this entire PR stunt out way to long. Though I supposed now that Paramount Pictures dropped Tom Cruise he needs the extra attention and cash. Let’s face it, his career is taking one giant swirl down the crapper and I’ve never been happier to see a celebrity go down the drain before, it’s really quite surprising actually.

If you really give a crap about baby Suri Cruise‘s… crap, read the story @ Yahoo News.

Rock Star Supernova: Ryan Eliminated

Last night Viewers Coice Performance saw the most votes ever received for Rock Star Supernova. And for good reason, the competition has been heating up something fierce and everyone is really on their game now. It’s a hard competition to call and it keeps getting better.

Lukas gets picked to sing with Supernova and they sing their newest song “It’s On.”

It wasn’t to bad of a performance, though I still don’t see Lukas meshing with the rest of the Supernova guys. I love his voice and I think he’s got a lot of talent, but I just don’t see him fronting Supernova.

Toby scores the Encore performance and performs “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol again. This time he runs around everywhere throughout the perfomance and manages to cover almost the entire studio, even the dark, unlit area in the back. The performance was great, as always, Toby is a killer showman and really know how to put on a crowd pleasing show. He did a much better job singing the song tonight as well. He sang it the way I expected him to last night.

On to the juicy stuff:

Original Bottom three:

  • Ryan
  • Storm
  • Lukas

Later Additions to the Bottom three:

  • Toby
  • Dilana

That’s right folks. Magni was the only one NOT to show up in the bottom three at any point during the voting. After seeing the bottom three a few times over the past few shows, not being in the bottom three for Magni was huge! Finally people seem to recognize his talent, as they should after he rocked out “I Alone” by Live as well as he did. Good work Magni!

After all is said and done, the final tally is taken.

Final Bottom three:

  • Ryan
  • Storm
  • Dilana

Ryan sings “Baba Oreilly” by The Who. One word for this one, CRAP! I love this song and Ryan‘s version was brutal, he slaughtered this song.

Storm sings “Helter Skelter” by The Beattles. Gilby loves it and rocks out singing along with her performance. Storm jumps up on the Supernova section of the stage and rocks it out infront of them for the entire song, singing from Tommy Lee‘s lap at one point and she ends it all by falling backwards into the crowd. Not a bad performance, but certainly not my favorite version of Helter Skelter.

Dilana sang “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads. Very interesting song choice, and a poor one on Dilana‘s part. It’s just weird in general and she doesn’t seem to really be pulling it together anywhere. This was Dilana’s worst performance yet, in my eyes.

Now we’re forced to sit through the usual 5 minutes of commercials before coming back to the show and getting the final verdict. Supernova confer together for quite a while over this one and talk up Ryan, saying he’s the only one to have evolved so much in the show. Then the Tommy-Hawk falls:

Ryan is eliminated from Rock Star Supernova.

Related Sites:
Rock Star Supernova on MSN
Rock Star Supernova on CBS
August 29th Rock Star Supernova Performance Recap

Rock Star Supernova Winner Leaked

It has been floating around all over the net today that the winner of Rock Star Supernova is Lukas. Though how much truth their is to this rumor is unknown.

Given, Lukas is pretty damn good, can rock it out, change it up and is a likely candidate to win, I just don’t think he’s going to manage it. I just can’t see him fronting a band like Supernova. I love his voice, his style and him in general, but he just doesn’t fit with the band and I can’t see them being or becoming all that great with Lukas as a front man.

What do you think?

Read the Rumors @ Contact Music

No More Free Starbucks Coffee

Looks like the folks over at Starbucks weren’t to fond of the idea of potentially losing a few million dollars by giving out free coffee.

The Free Starbucks Iced drink deal worked for today, but it looks like the word spread a little to quickly and a little to much and Starbucks made an official press release today saying the Free Starbucks Coffee Coupons will no longer be honored:

An email offering a free Starbucks iced coffee was distributed to a limited group of Starbucks partners (employees) in the Southeast United States on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 with instructions to forward to their group of friends and family. Unfortunately, it has been redistributed beyond the original intent and modified beyond Starbucks control. Effective immediately, this offer will no longer be valid at any Starbucks locations.

We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience as a result of this offer.

Press Release

Sorry folks, I hope you got your free starbucks coffee while the offer was good. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them screwing up again, cause this sure was a gooder while it lasted.

Rock Star Supernova Update

The show starts out recaping the Monday, August 28th Rock Star Supernova show.

And then the rockers take to the stage, one by one, to sing songs picked for them by Rock Star Supernova MSN votes in a Viewer’s Song Choice Show.


Lukas sang “Lithium” by Nirvana. It was a slightly different arrangement then usual, but Jason Newsted was loving it from the get go. Both Dave Navarro and Tommy Lee loved it and thought Lukas rocked it out. Gilby Clarke said it was his “best performance yet”, while Jason added “Dynamite! Freakin’ Dynamite!”

My Thoughts: All in all it was pretty good. Considering he doesn’t even like the song, I was thinking he would blow it utterly, but he did fairly well. Interesting tid bit, it’s apparently be floating around the net today that Lukas is the winner of the show. Interesting, No?

Magni sang “I Alone” by Live and Tommy Lee is digging it right off the bat, busting out the air drums and rocking out. Magni made his way into and through the crowd and emerged beside the members of Supernova after being mauled by lusty female fans. Dave Navarro said “killer dude, awesome job!” and Gilby Clarke loved it, saying it had that “extra something” special that his performances have been missing. Jason Newsted even gave him a standing o.

My Thoughts: He absolutely rocked it! I loved this performance. This is a fantastic song and he did the perfect job, great performance too. Good work Magni.

Ryan sings “Clocks” by Coldplay and cleverly, or weakly, depends on how you look at it, avoided all of the high notes and high register vocals, which is basically the entire song. Dave said it was “killer dude”, Jason said he’s more suited for behind the pain than being a frontman and Gilby said it was a great performance.

My Thoughts: Two words for this one… Utter Crap! This was a terrible performance and Ryan avoided most of the difficult parts of the song and even managed to do a crap job of the parts he actually sang – brutal.

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Big Brother Update: Danielle and George on the block

Here is a quick run down of what happened on tonight’s episode of Big Brother All Stars.

Will got his beloved trampoline, for which he willing put the house on slop for a day. He and Mike Boogie get into it and start bouncing around all over the place. It’s a miracle neither of them killed themselves, Will almost went over the net a few times.

Danielle and Erika get to talking and agree they go to the final two together and if either of them wins the Power of Veto, they will take Chicken George off the block and put Will up in his place.

Will reveals that he has an obsession with Neil Patrick Harris, known better as Doogie Howser. Who just happens to be the secret sant and Wills christmas in August present. Neil Patrick Harris gives Chicken George a santa costume, he dresses up and passes out the christmas presents. Neil decided to join Chill Town on the trampoline and does crazy flips, makes Chill Town look sick, good work doogie!

George tells Chill town a story of how he was hit by lightening. Hehe, explains a lot. I love you George! You rock!

Erika and Boogie chat. Erika tells boogie she’ll kick his ass if he is just playing her. DUH! Wake Up Erika! You’re getting WORKED like child labor in a Nike plant.

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