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Boyfriends Do More Housework Than Husbands

Jeanna Bryner,

Married men do less housework than live-in boyfriends, finds an international survey. But married women do more housework than their live-in counterparts.

“There’s still a gender norm, since women do more housework than men regardless of union type,” said study team member Jennifer Gerteisen Marks, who is working on a doctorate degree at North Carolina State University. Read the story here

This is so true, Jeff totally did more housework before we got married!


This is so funny! 

Aren’t these Cupcake Pincushions by Betz White the cutest? Visit to check them out.

Cupcake Pincushions

How To Give A Cat A Pill

1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10. Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door on to neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13. Tie the little bastard’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.
15. Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and cal local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

How To Give A Dog A Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.

2. Toss it in the air.

From a bulletin posted on myspace by the Descendents

Our bass player Karl suffered a minor heart attack on August 11th. Fortunately, it was minor and there was no permanent damage, so he’s going to be ok.

However, due to lack of medical insurance, he’s accumulated enough medical bills to give anyone a coronary. A bunch of Karl’s friends have organized a myspace page/paypal thing for donations to help him with his medical expenses. There will also be other benefit shows, and so forth to help raise money. This isn’t being directly administrated by the band, but obviously we want to help Karl in any way possible. So, if it’s in your means and in your heart to help him out, please do so.

Redheads are becoming rarer and could be extinct in 100 years, according to genetic scientists.

The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world’s population has natural red hair, created by a mutation in northern Europe thousands of years ago.

Global intermingling, which broadens the availability of possible partners, has reduced the chances of redheads meeting and producing little redheads of their own.

It takes only one red-haired parent to produce ginger-headed babies, but two redheads obviously create a much stronger possibility.

If the gingers really want to save themselves they should move to Scotland.

An estimated 40 per cent of Scots carry the red gene and 13 per cent actually have red hair.

Some experts say that redheads could be gone as early as 2060, but others say the gene can be dormant for generations before returning.

National Geographic says the gene at first had the beneficial effect of increasing the body’s ability to make vitamin D from sunlight.

However, today’s carriers are more prone to skin cancer and have a higher sensitivity to heat and cold-related pain.

from The Daily Mail, in The Courier-Mail

This is weird.

New Harvest is a nonprofit research organization working to develop new meat substitutes, including cultured meat — meat produced in vitro, in a cell culture, rather than from an animal.

Because meat substitutes are produced under controlled conditions impossible to maintain in traditional animal farms, they can be safer, more nutritious, less polluting, and more humane than conventional meat.

This is so cute! Two otters from the Vancouver Aquarium are floating around holding hands!

p.s. thanks katie.


Left: Sarah Silverman in a new Gap ad. Right: Amy Winehouse

Since I’m such a tree hugger, I love this “organic needs” tote bag from Roxy. Too bad it seems to be sold out everywhere :(

i love clean air roxy organic needs tote bag

Cremated human remains found in Pa. mailbox
Associated Press

POTTSTOWN, Pa. — Cremated human remains were found in a package placed in a mail collection box, police said.

“In my 19 years of police work, never has something like this occurred,” Pottstown police Capt. F. Richard Drumheller said Tuesday.

The letter carrier found the package wrapped haphazardly in a plastic bag, with no mailing address or return address, and notified police. A police dog did not detect any explosives, so officers opened it and found a box with a metal plate with the deceased person’s name on it and the years “1957-2000.”

Police asked that the person’s name not be released until relatives are found.


We all know about baby 4Real aka baby Superman, well now a Chinese couple is attempting to name their baby “@”.

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese couple tried to name their baby “@”, claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said on Thursday.

The unusual name stands out especially in Chinese, which has no alphabet and instead uses tens of thousands of multi-stroke characters to represent words.

“The whole world uses it to write e-mail, and translated into Chinese it means ‘love him’,” the father explained, according to the deputy chief of the State Language Commission Li Yuming.

While the “@” simple is familiar to Chinese e-mail users, they often use the English word “at” to sound it out — which with a drawn out “T” sounds something like “ai ta”, or “love him”, to Mandarin speakers.

Li told a news conference on the state of the language that the name was an extreme example of people’s increasingly adventurous approach to Chinese, as commercialisation and the Internet break down conventions. Read the rest of the story.

This is really funny. A clip from The Hills aftershow on

I heard this song on The Hills, thought it was awesome, and used the wonderful internet to find it. It is Rihanna’s Umbrella but sung by Marié Digby so it’s not annoying. Enjoy!

Double-nosed dog not to be sniffed at
double nose dog

“He’s very intelligent and with a wonderful sense of smell, as you might think. Read the story.