While everyone is pissing and moaning about how American Airlines treated Alec Baldwin -- brilliant actor, but also a raging conceited asshole -- let us not forget that American Airlines has -- despite their financial troubles -- again stepped up to the plate to be the "Official Airline of Snowball Express". They've donated six aircraft for charter purposes and aAll pilots and flight attendants donated their time to spend the weekend with the families. American Airline employees spent thousands of man hours donating their time to make these 5 days and these charters something for these children of fallen soldiers to always remember. Other companies from all across America are also helping to show these children and our fallen heroes' surviving spouses that they're not forgotten and that America cares. So yeah, you are useless Alec Baldwin, get your fat ass off my plane.
Duff Beer is a fictional brand of beer in the animated series The Simpsons. It is Homer Simpson's beer of choice. It is a parody of stereotypical commercial beer: very cheaply priced, poor-quality, and advertised everywhere. The beer's official spokesperson is Duffman. While Duff Beer comes in several varieties, it is revealed on a Duff Brewery tour in Duffless that regular Duff, Duff Light, and Duff Dry are the same beer, although Homer and Barney apparently remain oblivious to the fact. A tasting room also contains several varieties that Barney stated they had not tried yet, including Raspberry Duff, Lady Duff and Tartar Control Duff. In Homer's Odyssey, Duff is described as "The beer that makes the days fly by".
But Hollywood is not for want of beautiful women, or iconic show business families. There are however, much fewer attractive mother-daughter combinations than one would likely imagine. While we all know the more popular ones, there are some surprising examples, found when this topic was further investigated. Baring in mind, some of these women have passed (away or their prime), this list has been compiled to present the most beautiful mother-daughter combinations in Hollywood, even if their hotness was short-lived or long-gone. Let us begin with what can only be described as two of the most spectacular pairs of boobs in Hollywood, during different eras, of course. Here, let me prove it to you: first Susan and then Eva. What would I like to do with those two? Well, nothing Tiger Team Awesome wouldn't do.
Independent Studio Services or ISS is the largest prop supplier for television and film production studios. Props provided by ISS have been used in numerous motion pictures and television programs. ISS was founded in 1977 by Gregg Bilson, Sr., and is currently based in Sunland, California with satellite branches in New Mexico, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Massachusetts, and New York. ISS provided prop banknotes for the film Rush Hour 2. The film's plot involved the production of high quality counterfeit United States currency, known as superbills, by Hong Kong-based triads which laundered them through a Las Vegas casino. While filming in Las Vegas, prop banknotes with a face value of $1 billion USD were blown up. The explosion didn't destroy all of the banknotes. Many were scattered through the air, and picked up by bystanders. The prop banknotes were found in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and as far away as Minneapolis. The United States Secret Service ordered ISS to stop producing the banknotes, recalled the banknotes from every production company that had ordered them, and seized banknotes from the company's location in Sun Valley, California.
Speaking of Rush Hour 2, did you know the accepted history of the tea set begins in China during the Han Dynasty, 206-220 B.C. At this time, tea ware was made of porcelain and consisted of two styles: a northern white porcelain and a southern light blue porcelain. It is important to understand that these ancient tea sets were not the creamer/sugar bowl companions we know today. Rather, as is stated in a third century A.D. written document from China, tea leaves were pressed into cakes or bricks. These patties were then crushed and mixed with a variety of spices, including orange, ginger, onions, and flower petals. Hot water was poured over the mixture, which was both heated and served in bowls, not teapots. The bowls were multi-purpose, and used for a variety of cooking needs. In this period, evidence suggests that tea was mainly used as a medicinal elixir, not as a daily drink for pleasure's sake.
Yes, it is the holiday season, and back online for 2011 are the Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease! Once again, three live webcams and X10 technology allows web surfers to not only view the action, but also *control* 20,000+ lights ... plus inflate/deflate the giant 15' Santa Balloon, Santa on Skis, in a Helicopter, and flying a Plane ... along with Elmo, Frosty Family, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Homer Simpson Santa - D'OH! The website is totally free (and totally fun) and is one of my zany ways of raising awareness and soliciting donations for Celiac Disease -- my two sons have this condition, so it's personal for me. If folks are so inclined, you can make an optional donation directly to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. Over $60,000 has been raised with ... holiday lights - pretty wild.
While people around the world (146 countries last year) enjoy seeing the lights ON, environmentalists will be happy to know that they can turn the lights OFF with a click of the mouse. Better yet, this is the 7th year I'm using Wind Power and even though that is "clean" energy, I even did a Carbon Offset contribution for the half Ton of CO2 generated by the about one MegaWatt-Hour of power consumed - that's about the same as *one* cross-country airline trip. Finally, by providing online viewing via webcam, you don't need to burn fossil fuels by driving around to see Christmas lights ... Al Gore would be proud! But HEY, the couple of bucks a day in electrical costs are well worth the joy it brings to people (especially the kids) when they see the display in person and/or on the web. There's even a Hi-Def option, so gather your family around the large screen and open up some Eggnog as the chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.
So surf on by, tell your friends, Blog/Facebook/Tweet about it and spread the word. Merry Christmas and HO-HO-HO! alek
P.S. In my last broadcast Email, I mentioned how my Cataract surgery had gone well and I've acquired a new "superpower." Since then, I got "tested" with a Monochromator at HP Labs which confirmed my ability to see Ultraviolet light. It's an interesting oddity and you can see some visual examples and read more here. So while I could dress up as "Captain UV", it might be pretty scary to see me in purple cape and tights ...
Just when you thought your home renovation project was over, post-construction plaster dust has found its way into every nook and cranny of your home. If you're looking for a quick and effective way to clean plaster dust from a home, follow these steps towards a safe, spotless environment. First, remove the lid from the Shop-Vac. Place the fine-dust filter bag inside of the Shop-Vac. Make sure the filter bag is secured by the filter ring. Reassemble the lid. Secure the wand attachment to the hose. Plug the machine in. Then put the face mask, goggles and rubber gloves on. Turn the shop-vac on. Start at one end of the room. Place the wand on the floor, pulling it towards you, in a straight line. Once you've made one full, straight line, make a new line--beside your first line. Continue with this pattern, as if you were making stripes across the room. Next, remove the wand from the hose. Use the hose to reach corners and crevices that were unreachable with the wand attachment. Set the shop-vac to the side. Finally, add 1 cup of vinegar to a pail of warm water. Mop the floor thoroughly and allow it to dry. Inspect the floor for plaster dust or an overall dull-looking appearance. Mop the floor again, if necessary.
Steve Jobs has said some pretty deep and inspiring things throughout his lifetime. From his college years all the way until the very end, he has said things in ways that give others a whole new perspective on life. Here are 42 of Steve's most memorable quotes. Which one's your favorite?
Some further suggestions for preventing theft and enabling recovery if your car is stolen: Ask local police and motorists' associations for advice on which cars are most difficult for thieves to steal. If your insurance company doesn't have a picture of your car, take one yourself and keep it in a safe place; it will make the job easier for police if your car is stolen. When you park your car at home, ask your neighbors to keep an eye on it, and do the same for them. If you have an alarm on your vehicle, use it! Potential car thieves often note identification numbers printed on ignition keys or vehicle ID tags included on a new car's key ring. With these numbers they can easily obtain duplicates from car dealers by posing as the car's owner and presenting the key number. You can help deter this practice by having a car dealer or locksmith punch out those numbers from your keys. Before you do this, however, record the numbers in a safe place in case you need duplicates. Mark some of the more expensive parts on your car in an inconspicuous place with an engraving tool, using your car's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). On metal parts, cover the number with rust-inhibitor. Etch all glass/windows with the vehicle identification number (VIN). Etching the VIN on the vehicle's glass not only aids law enforcement and insurance agencies in the recovery and identification of stolen vehicles, it also takes profit away from the professional auto thief. Avoid leaving your keys with others; keys can be stolen or copied. If you must leave a spare key on the outside of your car, be sure that it is well hidden. Never attach a tag with your name and address to a key ring. If the keys are lost or stolen, the tag will lead the thief directly to your car and home. Vehicles carried on trailers should be secured with strong thick chains and large padlocks.
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