Posted: March 10th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, CRIME!, Favorite New Thought . . . | Tags: Australian, Crime, Kiwi, Racism | Comments Off
A British woman convicted of racism after calling her New Zealand-born neighbour an Australian has had her name cleared. Last November, Petra Mills was arrested after calling her neighbour a “stupid fat Australian” during a drunken tirade on her front lawn.
The neighbour, Chelsea O’Reilly, says Ms Mills knew she was born in New Zealand but used the term “Australian” to offend her.
Ms Mills was charged with racially aggravated public disorder and fined $162.
However, the local court in the city of Chester has overturned the decision, ruling that using the word “Australian” is not a racist slur.
Ms Mills has since moved to north Wales to escape the embarrassment caused by her conviction :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 24th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity | Tags: Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, cell phone, Cellphone, Matthew Newton, Miami, Mobile Phone, Russell Crowe | Comments Off
Two weeks ago we asked a stupid question – not our first – Ever have one of those days? the reference was to Matthew Newtons oddball arrest in Miami over his apparent drunk and disorderly behaviour. It seems Mr Newton is pulling a Charlie on us. Not happy with just one arrest, the Aussie actor has gone back in for a heap more trouble.
Newton has been arrested again in the United States after allegedly punching a hotel clerk because he could not get reception for his smartphone. Newton must feel like it’s Wombat Day – we don’t have groundhogs here sorry - he was charged with the battery of an employee at a Miami hotel, as well as resisting arrest. U.S. hotel staff must be asking themselves wtf is it with Aussies and phones?? In 2005 Russell Crowe went on a similar – but clearly not the same – rampage in a SoHo Hotel
:: UPDATE :: In what can only be described as a No-Sh_t Sherlock moment, Miami prosecutors will investigate whether Matthew Newton is suffering from some form of mental illness :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 9th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Favorite New Thought . . ., Relationship Matters | Tags: Anita Loos, Badoo, Bipolar Blonde, But Marry Brunettes, Men Prefer Blondes, online dating, Paris Hilton, Relationships | Comments Off
Blondes have more fun! Did you hear the one about the 2 blondes who got locked out of their car?
One blonde tried to break into the car, while the other watched. Finally the first blonde turned to the second with a resigned look on her face “I can’t get in!!” the second blonde said “keep trying, it looks like it’s going to rain and the roofs down!”
They’re the one thing on the planet that we’re still allowed to be cruel too, blondes, possibly because they insist on speaking, more likely because we view their egocentric follicle choice as simply asking for a trashing !?
I had a blonde once, she was completely nuts, by the end our überbrüsk liebesgeschichte I’d lost 3 cars, a bunch of cash, my clothes, my dog – literally - as well as all my furniture and twenty five per cent of my mind (clearly the good quarter). I did however learn a lesson, well that’s an exaggeration: I got left with a serious life question. Why does someone change their hair color from a perfectly acceptable color – gingers your excused – to blonde?
And the answer will possibly never appear, infact it’s more likely that physicists will re-write the general theory of relativity before humanity works out why an outwardly normal human wants to tart it up…
The answer I suspect is deeper than this pages length, and it turns out the answer is also futile. Men Prefer Non-Blondes! :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 20th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bailout, Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Diana Detaux, Diana Detox, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Love and Other Drugs, News, News Update, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: bailout, Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, diana detaux, diana detox, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Jail, LA Court, LiLo, Lindsay Lohan, Love and Other Drugs, News, News Update, Probation, socially engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Comments Off
With Lindsay Lohan the news just seems to go round and round and round. Lindsay Lohan appeared in court today - looking her usual mess -and had her probation revoked, it’s now likely she will go back to jail.
A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, today and revoked Lindsay Lohan’s probation, saying the actress has blown off her court-ordered community service and even questioning the starlet’s commitments to her acting career.
CONTINUED: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 7th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Diana Detaux, Diana Detox, Faux Fashion Finds, Favorite New Thought . . ., Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Socially Engineered, Thank F_ck it's Friday!, That Human Condition, Wonderfilled Weekend! | Tags: CDC, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse, Thank F_ck its Friday, Wonder Filled Weekend, Zombies | Comments Off
It’s been a mammoth week around here, just to show we have an empathy bone, we’re assuming everyone on the planet had the same mammoth week. Wikipedia describes Friday as “Friday (i/ˈfraɪdeɪ/ or /ˈfraɪdi/) is the day between Thursday and Saturday.” HELPFULL AS EVER? What can one say to that? Thank F_ck it’s Friday! So you need a smile?? ~ don’t get excited, we only do clean.
Back in May, those hipsters at the CDC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- put up a Zombie Warning, clearly it was fake, it did however trip the CDC website, actually thats being modest, the Zombie page took out the entire CDC site. The interweb is full of scams, urban legend and hoaxters, this is true, truly!
If you missed the chaos, here’s a quick roundup!
May 18, 2011 @ 2:43pm: A few hours ago, the CDC tweeted about a blog post on their site, called “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” Considering the unending popularity of zombies, strongly perpetuated by the web culture, the CDC’s web server was subsequently blitzed by page requests. Even our favorite search behemoth – Google – had some serious issues caching the page, it took almost a day for Google to get a snapshot of the CDC page up.
Those same hipster boffins at CDC have the page back up, pour yourself a glass of your favorite poison, light up if you got ‘em, sit back, chill your soul and get amused at the rubbish that amuses the rest of the world. [if you missed the CDC link, here it is again:> http://emergency.cdc.gov]
Have a Wonderfilled Weekend! D★D
Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Cult of Celebrity, Favorite New Thought . . ., Michael Courtenay, News Update | Tags: Amanda Knox, Cult of Celebrity, Guilty, Hunter S Thompson, Journalist, Mail Online, michael courtenay, Not Guilty, Shut the F_ck Up, socially engineered, That Human Condition, The Daily Mail, They Said What, Vegan Loving Carnivores, Wibble, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
“This incident never happened. It was created, as a sort of journalistic montage, by the correspondent who distilled the report. Newspapers are neither written nor edited by fools, technical safeguards can be built into even the wildest story, without fear of losing reader impact” Hunter S. Thompson – Hells Angels – 1967.
You would think that in the aftermath of News of the World, journalists - especially in the U.K. - would have at least one eye on the ball. Seems not. U.K. rag Daily Mail spends bucket loads of cash on employing journalists, apparently sending them to exotic posts like Italy. Covering the Amanda Knox Appeal - Knox was found guilty of murder, her latest trial was an appeal to that verdict - one over zealous unnamed journalist filed the following headline, which was then published by the Daily Mails online portal Mail Online. Hold your breath for a rant . . .
Journalism is apparently a calling, wedged someplace between an artistic talent and a desire for notoriety, or what has come to be known as celebrity. More journalists seem to be on the opinion bent – who’s doing all the reporting – chasing a byline in print isn’t the same as bringing news to readers!? . We generalise of course, journalists aren’t a heap different to the general population. A GOOD JOURNALIST requires more than just a specific skill set. Much more important than these apparent skills - grammar, dogged perseverance, courage under fire and a nose for a story - a good journalist REQUIRES INTEGRITY, not general public integrity, but unquestionable integrity. So if your not a good journalist what happens, generally you hide the truth and hook yourself into inappropriate employment. One journalist, who would best be described as possibly the worst mother presently on this planet – reported for child neglect and abuse, by her childs school – runs a Child and Parenting Advice website, another covers real estate in a national newspaper as well as running their blogs, despite the fact that she’s only ever lost money in real estate.
So whats the point?
Mainstream media, is the point. In any other profession there’s a set of requirements, skills certainly, but more importantly a requirement to behave with integrity; commit a crime as a lawyer and your not likely to practice law, molest a patient and your name will no longer have Doctor at front of it. Journalists have none of these sanctions, a bad journalist simply becomes the editor for an internet site . . .
A photo journalist once said something profound on the subject of bad journalism “The problem with journalists is they think once they’ve covered a story, they’re an expert in an entire field.”
You would think that in the aftermath of News of the World, journalists – especially in the U.K. – would have at least one eye on the ball. Seems not. U.K. rag Daily Mail spends bucket loads of cash on employing journalists, apparently sending them to exotic posts like Italy. Covering the Amanda Knox Appeal – Knox was found guilty of murder, her latest trial was an appeal to that verdict – one over zealous unnamed journalist filed the following headline, which was then published by the Daily Mails online portal Mail Online.
Clearly the internet makes it possible to broadcast breaking news at a pace unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. Unfortunately, that includes the ability to rapidly transmit reports that never should have been written, much less published. Today’s case in point: the Daily Mail‘s hasty—and largely apocryphal—report that American Amanda Knox had lost her appeal of a murder conviction. Mail Online not only mistook the Italian court’s guilty verdict for slander as guilty of everything, it posted a story under the byline Nick Pisa purporting to detail the return journey of Knox and her ex-boyfriend to separate prisons where they would be put on suicide watch. The story also quotes “delighted” prosecutors who said “justice has been done.” We’ve seen stories posted in error before, particularly when advances written and stored to hop on the news are published when they shouldn’t have been. These invented details are beyond bad journalism and publishing.
The sequence of events that followed is more than amusing . . .
about an hour later . . .
picture: malcom coles