Saturday, February 05, 2005

Before Sunset

A great movie. Watched it last night and I've gotta say its one I aint gonna forget for time. The acting is as real as u can get, direction is brilliant, and the store, really sweet.

Its following up from Before Sunrise (1995) when the couple meets in a train and spends the whole day together, falling for each other by the end of it. They promise to meet again in six months and the movie left audiences wondering if they did or didn't.

Turns out that they didnt, and actually lost track of each other completely. Eventually Jessie writes a book about the night they spent together, comes to Paris for a book signing as its a 'tiny bestseller', and meets Celine there, after 9 years!

Its so real the way they talk and walk through Paris, telling each other about what they've been upto, mixed with flashbacks and memories of that night and what could have been.

Its something everyone will relate to. The one that got away. Surely with all the girls you've been with in your life, there will be one who you sometimes think about and say to yourself, what if? or not even 'what if' you know, it could just be that smile it brings to ur lips reminding you of the good time you had.

In my case its the latter. Vanessa, the lapdancer from LA Confidetial. She was french too. I don't have any 'what ifs' in this case, she was a good friend though, had good times walking down london streets, making dinner and sipping red wine at her place when she was ill, sitting in the cafe near notting hill and talking for hours on end... Wonder where she is now!?

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Babe of the Day - Louise Redknapp

Louise Redknapp Gallery at THE GOOSE

Evil D is ill and will be out of station for atleast a couple of days. Ciao / D

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Benitez hails great night at the valley

A beaming Rafael Benitez could not contain his delight after seeing Liverpool come from behind to beat Charlton at The Valley and compared the second half performance to some of the best his team has produced this season. Fernando Morientes and John Arne Riise scored the goals that cancelled out Shaun Bartlett's first half opener and secured a crucial 2-1 victory for the Reds.

More on this story
Murphy hoping Gerrard remains a Red

Football Chants

To the tune of 'Knick Knack Paddy-Whack' and sung by Liverpool fans after the 2001 FA Cup...

'1-0 down, 2-1 up,
Liverpool have won the cup,
With a pin-point Paddy pass,
Gave Owen the ball,
Ars-e-nal have won f*** all.'

More on Football 365

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Babe of the Day - Kelly Brook

Growing hostility towards Isreal in Europe

Writes Robin Shepherd for The Washington Post

AS THE Middle East conflict burns on, more Europeans are turning against Israel. A growing number subscribe to the belief that the impasse between the Israelis and the Palestinians is the wellspring of much of the world's ills today , and that the blame for all this lies squarely with Israel - and by extension, with its staunchest ally, the United States.


Dealer gran cooks up trouble

A depression-hit grandmother has been arrested for drug dealing from her home. Patricia Tabram, 66, admitted growing cannabis plants in her bungalow and supplying it to friends, in an array of dishes she cooked for them. Read More

Fuckin Priceless!

A drunken German who bought three hand grenades at a flea market in Bosnia has been arrested after throwing one out of the window to see whether it worked.

The 36 year old took the three hand grenades home to Frankfurt as souvenirs where he kept them in a drawer for ten years. But after drinking heavily with friends he showed one of them the explosive devices and decided to pull the pin on one after his pals claimed they did not believe they were real.

The grenaded exploded between two blocks of flats and police who quickly traced the man thanks to eye-witnesses seized the two other unexploded grenades. He was released after he sobered up and faces charges of illegal possession of explosives.

Source: KhaleejTimes

2 Lives, 2 Wives, 2 Miles Apart

A cheating husband lived an amazing double life after forging divorce documents to end his first marriage - so he could marry a younger lover.

For six years Janet Jackson, 61, thought hubby Roy was running a successful bathroom firm in Malaysia because of his lengthy absences from home. But in fact Roy, 59, had secretly ' divorced' her after forging documents so he could walk down the aisle with lover Pamela.

And far from being in exotic Malaysia. he was living with her just TWO MILES away in West Bromwich. Read full story

Rapper Snoop Dogg accused of rape

Rapper Snoop Dogg has been accused of raping a woman in his dressing room.
The victim alleges she was sexually assaulted by the star - real name Calvin Broadus - and his friends following the recording of US television show in 2002.

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German prostitute sees sex trade hope for jobless

BERLIN (Reuters) - A celebrated Berlin prostitute has said that German job centre advisers shouldn't shy away from offering jobs in the sex industry to the long-term unemployed.

Read more on this story from Yahoo!

Doodle mix-up confuses Blair with Gates

LONDON (Reuters) - When a sheet of paper covered in doodles was found on Tony Blair's desk at the Davos World Economic Forum, handwriting experts delighted in analysing it, concluding the Prime Minister was stressed and under pressure.

Experts who examined the tangle of boxes, circles, loops and notes on debt and trade variously described Blair as "struggling to concentrate" or "not a natural leader" and "stressed and tense".
But there was a problem.

The doodles, it later transpired, were nothing to do with Blair but were the work of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who shared a table with Blair at the summit.

"Somebody from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has said that the notes are from Bill Gates rather than from Tony Blair," a spokesman from Blair's Downing Street office said on Monday.

"We were surprised nobody bothered to ask us about this when the paper was made public last week because the writing is obviously not the prime minister's," he added.

Psychologists and graphologists drafted in by a number of newspapers even noted how "Blair's" handwriting had changed for the worse since he first won election as prime minister in 1997.

"We look forward to psychologists reassessing their conclusions of how these characteristics ascribed to the Prime Minister equally apply to Mr Gates," the Downing Street spokesman said.

Judge backs Guantanamo challenge

A US federal judge in Washington has ruled that special military tribunals being used to try hundreds of detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are illegal.

Judge Joyce Hens Green said the tribunals denied the detainees their basic rights under the US constitution. Her ruling is a blow to the Bush administration, which argues the inmates have no constitutional rights.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Babe of the Day - Holly Valance

Children of Iraq

A look at some horrifying photos of Iraqi children caught up in Bush's war - Thank God we or our children don't have to go through anything like this, but is there anything we can do to help?

Also read: Children Pay Cost of Iraq's Chaos

World Leaders Praise Iraq Poll

The vote count is expected to take several days. World leaders have praised the conduct of Iraq's first multi-party elections for more than 50 years.

President Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair - the leaders of the two nations which led the invasion of Iraq - hailed them as a resounding success.

And UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Iraqis should be encouraged to take control of their own future.

After what officials said was a higher turnout than expected, the next few days will be spent counting votes. .

Preliminary results are expected in about six days, with a full result not due for 10 days.
But correspondents say there was a marked division in voting - high in Shia and Kurdish strongholds and much lower in Sunni Arab areas.


Liverpool have today slammed a report in the Mail on Sunday claiming that chief executive Rick Parry has agreed a deal with Chelsea for the sale of Steven Gerrard in the summer.

The newspaper's story suggests Parry met with his opposite number at Stamford Bridge Peter Kenyon last week to "agree a deal in principle" for the sale of the Reds' skipper at the end of this season. But Parry has insisted no such meeting took place and that both he and manager Rafael Benitez are determined to do all they keen to keep Gerrard at Anfield.

Parry told "Contrary to a story in today's Mail on Sunday I did not meet with Peter Kenyon nor did I agree a deal for Steven Gerrard.

"Both Rafa Benitez and myself have made it clear to Steven that we want him to stay and that we see his future at Anfield.

"We are used to the speculation surrounding Stevie but what is disappointing is that a single telephone call from the newspaper to check what are fairly basic facts would have completely demolished the story."

Liverpool Football Club will be consulting their lawyers on Monday morning about the Mail on Sunday's story.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Babe of The Day - Sarah Michelle Gellar

Today's B.O.T.D. is Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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Iraq Burns on Election Day

Suicide attacks and explosions have struck polling stations in Iraq as voters take part in the country's first multi-party elections for 50 years.

At least 22 people died in attacks that centred on Baghdad, though mortars and explosions were heard in other cities. click here for full story

Democracy, American Style!

Asif Iqbal, a British detainee, reported the following incident:

'In our block, one of the detainees who had wrapped around a towel to his waist to pray (our jump suits would open at the side when we prayed which is contrary to Islam, in that we are required to be covered when we pray) and an MP told the detainee, who’s name was Qureshi from Saudia Arabia … to remove the towel. Qureshi was in the middle of his prayer and ignored them. The MP then opened his cage, which was a breach of the rules, and when Qureshi still wouldn’t stop his prayers, the MP punched him violently to the face, knocking him to the ground and then kicked him.'

More accounts of detainees at Gitmo from Human Rights Watch >>

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