Archive for May 2009
Happy Memorial Day!
Thanks to all who have served the United States past and present! Your sacrifice is truly and sincerely appreciated!
As for the rest of you, enjoy your BBQs. I’ll be heading into retail hell to help idiots as they say to me, “Gee, it sucks that you guys have to work holidays.” I would haven’t to work holidays if retards like you stayed home and didn’t find the need to buy “made in China” crap on days like today.
Heroes star Hayden Panettiere got some ink work done recently and many in celebrity gossip circles have been trying to catch a full glimpse of her first tattoo. The script, written in Italian, extends from the bottom of her shoulder blade all the way down to her waist.
Well, recently Just Jared was able to catch a full glimpse of the tattoo and found out that it reads “vivere senza rimipianti” or “to live without regrets.” So what’s the problem you ask? Well, the last word of that phrase should be spelled rimpianti – the damn tattoo has too many i’s!
Don’t you think that if you were going to get a tattoo you would actually be thorough in making sure the spelling of words is 100% spot-on? And isn’t ironic that her tattoo says to live without regrets when in fact I wonder if she’s regretting getting that stupid misspelled tattoo?
Wonder if refunds are available at tattoo parlors for misspelled work?
Showing that the economy isn’t afraid of the mob, the New York Post is reporting that Victoria Gotti’s Long Island home is up for foreclosure. Despite the massive fortune John Gotti, father of Victoria, has amassed with his “legitimate” businesses, Victoria has failed to make payments on the $650,000 loan she has out with JP Morgan Chase.
The house is most famous for appearing on the reality show “Growing Up Gotti,” a now-cancelled show that featured Victoria and her three hair-gel loving sons. Since the show, the once well-manicured estate has turned into an eyesore. Victoria once tried to sell the estate for $4.8 million dollars but Century 21 now lists the property at $3.2 million. Besides overgrown weeds, the estate boasts an 8,500 square foot house on six acres, five bedrooms, five and a half baths, a swimming pool with a three-tier waterfall, a three-level pool house with living quarters, a three-stall horse barn, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a four-car garage.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! If your son or daughter didn’t get you either a card, chocolates, flowers, or some combination thereof, it might be a good day to consider disowning them.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the FDA urged people to immediately stop taking Hydroxycut, the leading brand in natural weight loss supplements, amidst fears that the product could cause liver damage. The FDA received 23 reports indicating users suffered serious health effects including one 19-year-old male that died. The above is certainly sad but I don’t understand the FDA’s panic in removing Hydroxycut from the market. How many dangerous, largely ineffective drugs are there on the market today where the above “side effects” are not only considered normal but are largely accepted and occur much more frequently? The answer is whole heck of a lot! People die every year from taking aspirin, antibiotics, and other so-called “common” drugs. Yet these drugs are not pulled from the market. PBS’s Frontline in 2003 documented that pharmaceutical giant Wyeth is still settling lawsuits from its Fen-Phen weight loss drug debacle as the drug caused heart-valve failure. Industry experts claim the settlements thus far have totaled over $13 billion dollars.
I don’t know if Hydroxycut is a “safe” product. I’m not a scientist and I haven’t used it. But the fact that a mere 23 people suffered health effects from the millions that have purchased the product makes me question whether or not the product has any side effects at all. Were the people sick? Did they have any underlying health conditions? Would they have had such problems without using Hydroxycut? The fact that such a low number of people suffered adverse effects really makes me question the merit of the orders to stop taking the product.
The FDA is currently examining the product and I’m eagerly awaiting their report.