Most our readers will remember the huge uproar that accompanied Australian Tourism’s TV Ad that asked “Where the Bloody Hell are you?”
Imagine what the reaction would be then, if Australian Tourism tried to release an advert similar to that released by its Hungarian equivalent.The film, accompanied by a popular song from the 1980s, shows the tourist hiding his wedding ring while in bed with the woman. It also shows her wowing him after taking off her bra.
A man who cut off his own penis in a drunken bet had it stitched back on by Latvian doctors, the first such operation in the country’s history.
While heavily under the influence of alcohol, the 30-year-old made a bet with his friend for 1000 lats ($2360) that he would cut off his penis, according to a Latvian public television report.
He was brought to hospital bleeding severely yesterday.
“We have had a few cases with penis traumas, when it was half-cut or damaged, but this is the first time that it was totally cut off – and brought to hospital in a plastic bag,” said microsurgeon Aivars Tihonovs from Gailezers hospital in the Latvian capital, Riga.
Extras, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (masterminds behind The Office, BBC’s most successful sitcom ever) is a British sitcom (sans the usual canned laughter) that follows Andy and his friend Maggie as they work as movie extras, with each episode being based around a different film.
Andy (Ricky Gervais) tends to spend a lot of his time looking for ways to get a speaking role, while Maggie is more content with looking among the cast and crew for a boyfriend. Darren Lamb (played by Stephen Merchant) is Andy’s agent, who fails to procure Andy substantial roles. Every episode has at least one guest star (a television/movie celebrity) that play “twisted” charicatures of themselves.
With the first run of the show host to such big names as Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Stewart, Les Dennis, Ross Kemp and Vinnie Jones, it seemed quite a season to beat. Luckily, the new lineup doesn’t disappoint.
Gervais’ international renown has helped him secure a number of high profile actors and celebrities including David Bowie, Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf, Magneto), Stephen Fry, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as well as smaller guest stars Ronnie Corbett, Moira Stewart, Dame Diana Rigg, Richard Briers and Germaine Greer. Gervais has also announced in his eighth video podcast that Robert Lindsay (of My Family) will be appearing in the last episode.
Extras series 2 begins 14 September on BBC2, while the first series is slated to premiere in Australia on ABC TV around the same time. No dates have been announced yet for series 2 on America’s HBO (which aired the first series last year in September).
Exciting news… Obviously.
Henna tattoos are so 1990′s. Show your true dedication to individuality by letting the sun use your body as a temporary yet lasting canvas. Give yourself a solar tattoo.
A new scientific breakthrough may lead to women in future being able to produce sperm.
Scientists in England have turned stem cells from am embryo into sperm which are capable of producing offspring.
The breakthrough is likely to lead to new advances in treating male infertility and even the possibility that women could manufacture sperm.
I had a package turn up from Singapore the other day. 3 copies of Windows Vista Beta 2. After playing around with it for a few hours, I wonder if they will return my money if I send them back.
Firstly, this software is so far from a Beta release it isn’t funny. Microsoft has obviously caught the Beta bug from google and the rest of the Web 2.0 world. There is one small difference between Google Beta and Microsoft Beta, Google Beta has some bugs ironed out. Lets talk about the installation process:
On my laptop: Booting from the DVD gave me white error boxes with white text which I couldn’t read. Clicking ‘Ok’ brought up more error boxes of different sizes. It was kind of cool to hold down enter and watch the boxes dance around the screen, even if I couldn’t get past the very first install screen. I decided to install XP and do an upgrade, and so 5 hours later I had vista on my laptop. My laptop is about 18 months old, and it couldn’t run Vista at a speed that would allow me to use my computer.
On my desktop: Booting from DVD and upgrade from within XP both gave error messages saying Vista couldn’t identify my disks. That’s the only info it gave me… no error code… no URL for more info. Being the smart guy I am I unplugged two PATA drives and it installed.
So here I am typing on my desktop. XP’s great for IT admins, because people are going to fall asleep before they install that screensaver packed with adware. Installing anything is about a 10 click process as windows checks over and over again that you are sure you know what you are doing:
“IE needs to install an addon”
“IE is trying to install some software! Do you want it to do this?”
“Windows is trying to run ieinstall.exe”
Did I mention the interface is cluttered, buggy and fucking annoying. I don’t know what dtb(CommandModule, 5 ,1) is, but it’s on every explorer screen on both my Desktop and Laptop.
In conclusion, Vista’s great. I wasn’t sure if I should get a Macbook before, but now I’m sure. Thank’s for making it an easy desicion Bill.