Posted: May 25th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Love and Other Drugs | Tags: Romance, Ropid, Woolworths-Double-Bay | Comments Off on Passion on Public Transport?
I’m unsure if it still goes on, but there was once a supermarket – Woolworths in Double Bay – that held an informal singles night. My recollection is a little foggy, but I believe the code for single and available was a bunch of celery pointing out of your shopping basket, a little complex perhaps. Well the Czech’s have a much simpler resolution.
Transport officials in the Czech capital, Prague, say they plan to help the city’s lonely hearts by introducing train carriages reserved for singles. Prague transport company Ropid wants to set aside carriages on some or all of its trains for singles seeking a soul mate.
The city-owned company will start polling passengers to determine whether they would be interested. Spokesman Filip Drapal says the initiative is one of the activities Ropid hopes will lure people out of their cars and onto public transportation :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blip, Love and Other Drugs, Michael Courtenay, News, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition | Tags: china, community-and-societ, india, Kosovo, population-and-demographics, socially engineered, Vietnam | Comments Off on Bachelor Nations
Nature provides an unbending biological standard for the sex ratio at birth of 104-106 males to every 100 females.
As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile “bachelor nations” driven by an aggressive competition for brides. The precise consequences of what French population expert Christophe Guilmoto calls the “alarming demographic masculinisation” of countries such as India and China as the result of sex-selective abortion remain unclear. But many demographers believe the resulting shortage of adult women over the next 50 years will have as deep and pervasive an impact as climate change.
The statistics behind the warnings are grimly compelling. Nature provides an unbending biological standard for the sex ratio at birth of 104-106 males to every 100 females. Any significant divergence from that narrow range can only be explained by abnormal factors.
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Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Flick, Love and Other Drugs, Movie Review, News, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Tags: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Elizabeth Olsen, Flick, Fox Searchlight, Love and Other Drugs, Martha Marcy May Marlene, News, Sean Durkin, socially engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Comments Off on Cult of Elizabeth Olsen: Martha Marcy May Marlene
Olsens latest film is the first feature film from young writer/director Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene is certainly a stylistically assured debut, mysterious, moody, unbearably tense…
One of the benefits of a large family is that, of several children, your more likely to turn out at least one normal adult. A point in case are the Olsen sisters. Elizabeth Olsen is a commandingly lovely actress, wistful, with soulful eyes and a gracefilled figure, Elizabeth cuts a fine figure on the screen.
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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 on LiLo Breaches Probation
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.
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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 on CDC Website Downed by Zombies, Ooh and it's the weekend.
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: September 28th, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Get Out of the House, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, No Sh_t Sherlock . . ., Socially Engineered | Tags: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Chronic Obesity, David Dunstan, Dr Lennert Veerman, OBESITY, School of Population Health, Television, TV, University of Queensland | Comments Off on Get Out of the House: Each Hour of TV Cuts 22 Minutes OFF Your Life!
“If our estimates are correct, then TV viewing is in the same league as smoking and obesity”
In a new study into the healthy habits of couch potatoes, a University of Queensland study has compared watching television to smoking and similar unhealthy habits. This comes on the back of a study last year with similar findings, do we sense a theme?
Professor David Dunstan of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, and colleagues, last year found an hour of TV viewing a day led to an 8 per cent higher risk of premature death, especially from cardiovascular disease. His team estimates that every single hour of TV watched after age 25 is associated with a reduction in life expectancy of around 22 minutes.
Each hour of TV you watch could cut 22 minutes from your lifespan,Veerman’s study has found.
Dr Lennert Veerman, from the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and colleagues, report their findings today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Read the full article »»»»