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  • Why Do Women Wear Makeup?

    05/01/2015 7:21:55 AM PDT · by newb2012 · 165 replies
    I have always wondered what makes a woman feel beautiful and comfortable stepping out of their homes only after wearing their makeup, most of them despite having flawless and beautiful skin and features. As silly as it sounds, I have always been intrigued by this. Guys, you can have all the fun you want with your comments but I’m really looking to see the girls’ perspective on this.
  • Dick Smith Dies at 92; Makeup Artist of Vast Reach

    08/01/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/1/2014 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    *** Those growling jowls of Marlon Brando in “The Godfather” movies? Mr. Smith applied them. The brooding F. Murray Abraham in “Amadeus”? Mr. Smith helped turn Mr. Abraham’s Antonio Salieri, the composer and rival of the upstart young Mozart, into a hoary relic as an embittered, and somewhat mad, old man. David Bowie aging before your eyes in “The Hunger”? Mr. Smith’s were the hands of time. And little Linda Blair, who played the 12-year-old possessed by evil in “The Exorcist”? Mr. Smith made her head spin and spew green vomit and filled her mouth with decaying teeth.
  • Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face

    07/27/2014 9:37:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7-24-14 | Robinson Meyer
    he NSA made me slather my face in make-up. Or, it didn’t make me, exactly. But last spring, I found myself wandering around D.C., wearing dazzle camouflage for the first time. It was a sunny Saturday, the capital swamp neither frigid nor muggy-oppressive—perfect for walking. It took me 45 minutes to get all the makeup on, to get the pencil right and the hair dangled just so. I spent the day hanging out with some friends around Adams Morgan, a neighborhood seemingly developed by former hippies who had gone into non-profit C-suites or opened boutique restaurant-bars. I told my friends...
  • Ukrainian ‘posing in make-up looted from Malaysian Airlines crash site’(shortened title)

    07/25/2014 2:33:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Metro ^ | 7/25/2014 | Metro
    A young Ukrainian has prompted widespread outrage after posing in make-up apparently looted from the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Ekaterina Parkhomenko, who describes herself as a ‘separatist’ from the eastern region of the country, posted images of herself on Instagram along with the claim that she was wearing make-up ‘from the field’ – hinting the products were taken from the same area where the bodies of victims of the plane crash lay. ‘Mascara from Amsterdam, or rather from the field. Well, I think you know what I mean,’ she reportedly wrote on her social media page, before...
  • A Harvard Woman Figured Out How To 3D Print Makeup From Any Home Computer, And The Demo Is Mindblow

    05/10/2014 7:26:11 PM PDT · by null and void · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 6, 2014, 12:50 PM | Alyson Shontell
    Grace Choi was at Harvard Business School when she decided to disrupt the beauty industry. "They charge a huge premium on something that tech provides for free color."color printers are available to everyone, and the ink they have is the same as the ink that makeup companies use in their products. the ink is FDA-approved. This is the Mink printer. It uses regular printer ink. First, find a color you want to print. Use the color picker to copy the hex code of the color you've chosen. paste the hex code into a new document. Print the color just...
  • Five amazing transformations with Hollywood movie makeup...

    07/10/2013 3:58:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-10-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a little break from politics...
  • How much PANCAKE MAKEUP was John F Kerry (who served in Vietnam) wearing in recent interview?

    03/05/2013 10:01:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    3/5/13
    Fox is running video of a recent interview of John F Kerry, from Qatar, I believe. How much PANCAKE MAKEUP does that clown wear? I mean I remember him turning ORANGE during the 2004 campaign....now, it appears he has had his makeup done by a 13-year old girl.
  • Wearing Makeup Really Does Make a Difference In Appearance!

    02/02/2012 12:39:08 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 54 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-2-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The last one is particularly stunning...
  • Cosmetic chemical hinders brain development in tadpoles

    01/10/2012 1:36:55 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    http://medicalxpress.com ^ | 01-10-2112 | Brown University
    Scientists, health officials, and manufacturers already know that a chemical preservative found in some products, including cosmetics, is harmful to people and animals in high concentrations, but a new Brown University study in tadpoles reports that it can also interrupt neurological development even in very low concentrations. In the cosmetics industry, the biocide methylisothiazolinone or MIT, is considered safe at concentrations of less than 100 parts per million. Lab studies, however, have found that lower concentrations affected the growth of animal neurons. Picking up from there, the Brown researchers performed a series of experiments to investigate how 10 days of...
  • Oscar honors makeup master Dick Smith

    11/13/2011 5:39:43 PM PST · by FarmerVincent
    CBS News ^ | November 2011 | David Morgan
    Dick Smith applies makeup to Marlon Brando for his performance as Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972). Smith, one of the first makeup artists to win an Academy Award when the category of Best Makeup was introduced 30 years ago, has been a leading practitioner of his craft since joining NBC Television in 1945 as its first staff makeup artist. His experience in live television, and his mastery of old age makeups, led to a remarkable film career that includes such outstanding work as "The Godfather," "The Exorcist," "Little Big Man," and his Academy Award-winning old-age makeup designs on...
  • The Pauper's Princess (Kate Middleton's $340 dress vs. Moochelle's $2K dress)

    05/28/2011 12:01:59 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 58 replies
    New York Post via Drudge ^ | 05-27-11 | Kirsten Fleming
    As newly minted princess Kate Middleton greeted Michelle Obama in the ornate surroundings of Buckingham Palace Tuesday, it was hard to believe she was wearing a $340 dress from British retailer Reiss — a frock any commoner could buy. (snip) While Michelle Obama has also been applauded for wearing clothes from affordable stores such as J.Crew and H&M, she also favors big-name designers such as Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo. The floral Barbara Tfank dress she wore to meet Middleton this week cost at least $2,000.
  • Cosmetics - The New Battleground

    10/07/2010 8:14:29 PM PDT · by JunkScienceMom · 28 replies
    Truth or Scare ^ | October 6, 2010 | JunkScienceMom
    If my house were on fire and I had to take one thing (aside from my kids, dog and photographs, of course), I would have to say it would definitely be my cosmetics bag. I love all things fashion and beauty and just purchased the brand new lipstick and eyeliner I'm wearing in this photo. But there are radical groups out there that want us all to believe that wearing cosmetics will kill us. The anti-cosmetics movement is the latest cause du jour for junk science activists, and just like other scare campaigns before it, it's based on greed, profit...
  • Sarah Palin Is The Glenn Beck Program’s New Make-Up Artist

    09/04/2010 7:28:01 AM PDT · by curth · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Media Ite ^ | September 4th, 2010 | Frances Martel
    For people that disagree with her views, it’s often hard to understand what could possibly be Sarah Palin’s appeal to so many people. Well, here is clear proof of why: When Vietnam veteran Dave Roever found himself in Wasilla, Alaska with no TV equipment to make his appearance with Glenn Beck, Palin offered both her studio and her personal make-up artist services free of charge. Think of it as the political opposite of the John Edwards hair-fiddling tape: here is Palin, a global superstar at this point, doing the makeup of a minor Glenn Beck guest and proffering her studio...
  • Toxic Makeup Draws Congressional Attention (RATS, Safe Cosmetics Act take on Big Lipstick)

    07/24/2010 10:05:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/22/10 | JOYCE FRIEDEN
    Toxic Makeup Draws Congressional AttentionLawmakers Debating Whether FDA Should Step Up Regulation of Makeup By JOYCE FRIEDEN July 22, 2010 Congress and the cosmetics industry are both calling for tighter regulation of the chemicals used in cosmetics and other personal care products due to concerns over possible carcinogens and other toxic ingredients. In Congress, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced a bill on Tuesday calling for cosmetics makers to register with the federal government and for larger cosmetics firms to pay user fees to enforce the regulation. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 also would require all ingredients in a cosmetic...
  • Avon Lady who started selling part time rakes in £4m

    07/12/2010 11:23:17 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:02 PM on 12th July 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    For Rebekah Testar, selling Avon products door-to-door started as a part-time hobby to earn a little extra cash for Christmas. However, the mother-of-three is now one of the company's top sales consultants - having sold more than £4million of beauty products. The mother-of-three agreed to work after her husband, Tony, was forced to give up his job as a financial consultant because of ill health.
  • Iran bans make-up for women on TV

    12/02/2009 11:16:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 501+ views
    alarabiya ^ | 12/2/2009 | afp
    Bookmark and ShareShare Send Save Print [ Wednesday, 02 December 2009 ] State TV chief says it goes against sharia Iran bans make-up for women on TV The Islamic republic's state television has eight TV channels (File) The Islamic republic's state television has eight TV channels (File) TEHRAN (AFP) Women appearing in television programs will not be allowed to wear make-up because it is against Islamic law, or sharia, media on Wednesday quoted the head of Iran’s state television as saying. "Make-up by women during television programs is illegal and against Islamic sharia law ... There should not be a...
  • Glamour "First"

    04/12/2009 5:46:16 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 62 replies · 2,239+ views
    NYPost ^ | 4/12/09 | ANNIE KARNI
    She's America's top "model." Michelle Obama is the nation's first first lady to add a full-time makeup artist to her traveling entourage, according to stylists who have worked with presidential wives over the past 16 years. Makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, helped create Obama's signature look on her inaugural trip to Europe last week. Grimes-Miles, who has been working with the first lady for six years, now splits her time between DC and Chicago, where she dolls up morning-news anchors for WGN TV.
  • Neanderthals Wore Make-Up And Liked To Chat

    03/27/2008 2:27:09 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 1,232+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-27-2008 | Dan Jones
    Neanderthals wore make-up and liked to chat 09:24 27 March 2008 NewScientist.com news service Dan Jones Could Neanderthals speak? The answer may depend on whether they used make-up. Francesco d'Errico, an archaeologist from the University of Bordeaux, France, has found crafted lumps of pigment – essentially crayons – left behind by Neanderthals across Europe. He says that Neanderthals, who most likely had pale skin, used these dark pigments to mark their own as well as animal skins. And, since body art is a form of communication, this implies that the Neanderthals could speak, d'Errico says. Working with Marie Soressi of...
  • Jewelry And Makeup In Ancient Persia

    02/18/2008 4:01:10 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 243+ views
    Press TV ^ | 2-17-2008 | Hedieh Ghavidel
    Jewelry and makeup in ancient Persia Sun, 17 Feb 2008 18:12:00 By Hedieh Ghavidel, Press TV, Tehran Archaeological finds in Iran show that women and men applied makeup and arrayed themselves with ornaments approximately 10,000 years ago, a trend which began from religious convictions rather than mere beautification motivations. Archaeologists have discovered various instruments of make-up and ornamental items in the Burnt City, which date back to the third millennium BCE. The caves of the Bakhtiari region, where the first hunter-gatherers settled at the end of the ice age, have yielded not only stone tools, daggers and grindstones but also...
  • Detroit Free Press "covers" CEO's speech (but he's out sick)

    08/31/2007 9:16:57 AM PDT · by abb · 20 replies · 612+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | August 31, 2007 | Jim Romenesko
    A front-page story in Wednesday's Free Press said "[Bob] Nardelli, Chrysler's new chief executive office and chairman, addressed more than 300 senior executives at an all-day meeting Tuesday at Hyatt Regency Dearborn." Actually, Nardelli was sick on Tuesday and didn't deliver the speech -- until Wednesday. Corrections in the print edition and online story don't explain to readers how the mistake was made.
  • Romney spent $300 on makeup 'consulting'

    07/16/2007 10:50:48 PM PDT · by gpapa · 49 replies · 3,391+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 16, 2007 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    What kinds of things do you think of when you hear "communications consulting"? Speechwriting? Message strategy? Well, "communications consulting" is how presidential candidate Mitt Romney recorded $300 in payments to a California company that describes itself as "a mobile beauty team for hair, makeup and men's grooming and spa services."
  • ***YouTube video of ANN COULTER vs Lizzy Edwards[MRS. "Silky Pony"] from Hardball (6/26/07)***

    06/27/2007 1:00:10 AM PDT · by Syncro · 308 replies · 9,790+ views
    THE INSTITUTE OF PHENOMONOLOGY ^ | June27, 2007 | Dr. Zoo
    Chris Matthews bushwacks Ann Coulter by setting up a call from Elizabeth Edwards during his full hour with Coulter on Hardball last night.Video Here Mrs. Edwards gets owned by Ann Coulter when it is brought up the sleezy tactics that Edwards (A Democrat candidate for President of the United States of America) has used in his profession as an Attorney that exploits doctors and children for his own enrichment.
  • Body absorbs 5lb of make-up chemicals a year

    06/22/2007 8:08:07 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 51 replies · 1,488+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 6-22-07 | Paul Stokes
    "We have no idea what these chemicals do when they are mixed together, the effect could be much greater than the sum of the individual parts." Mr Bence, an advocate of organic beauty products, believes that absorbing chemicals through the skin in more dangerous than swallowing them. He said: "If lipstick gets into your mouth it is broken down by the enzymes in saliva and in the stomach. But chemicals get straight into your bloodstream, there is no protection." Warnings over using out-of-date lipstick and mascara have also been issued by the Royal College of Optometrists which believes such items...
  • Why Some Women Wear Makeup....The Power Of Makeup

    02/17/2007 9:55:23 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 41 replies · 4,804+ views
    Eat Liver ^ | 2/17/2007 | Eatliver
  • SCIENTISTS REVEAL LAWYERS & LEECHES HAVE IDENTICAL GENETIC MAKEUP!

    07/03/2006 9:55:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 793+ views
    http://www.weeklyworldnews.com ^ | 7 3 06 | MARK MILLER
    INNSBRUCK, Austria -- It's been suspected for centuries, but a team of world-renowned scientists has finally confirmed it: Lawyers and leeches have identical genetic makeup. Dr. Andreas Volkenweiler of Austria's famed Innsbruck Institute of Genetic Research confirms that, "While studying the DNA sequences of many genes that control body patterns in various occupations, our research team observed that each lawyer gene contains a stretch of 180 nucleotides -- or structural components of DNA -- which exactly match the structure of those found in leeches. "Once we made that basic match, other similarities between the two species were fairly easy to...
  • 68 Year Old Jane Fonda Is The 'New' Face of L'Oreal Cosmetics

    05/05/2006 11:49:46 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 71 replies · 7,584+ views
    68-Year-Old Jane Fonda Is New Face of L'Oreal Jane Fonda is the surprise new face of L'Oreal, heading a lucrative advertising campaign at the age of 68. The star joins a glittering list of celebrity spokesmodels including Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz after signing to front L'Oreal Paris anti-ageing treatment. The $700,000 contract will see Fonda endorse the face cream on billboards and magazines, and the actress - who is a vocal critic of cosmetic surgery - insists she is perfect for the role. She says, "Somebody's got to give a face to getting old. I'm going to try and...
  • Court OKs sex-based grooming standards - 7-4 ruling says casino can require makeup on women

    04/15/2006 12:12:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 592+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/15/6 | Bob Egelko
    Employers can set different dress codes and grooming standards for women than for men, as long as the rules aren't burdensome or based on sex stereotypes, a federal appeals court decided Friday in the case of a female casino bartender who was fired for refusing to wear makeup. "Grooming standards that appropriately discriminate between the genders are not facially discriminatory,'' the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said in a 7-4 ruling. The court said some sex-differentiated workplace rules may be discriminatory -- for example, weight rules imposed only on female flight attendants, which the court struck...
  • Something they don't teach at driving school (Girl caught applying makeup)

    03/12/2006 2:49:54 PM PST · by sully777 · 41 replies · 681+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 9, 2006 10:16 AM ET
    LONDON (Reuters) - North Wales police couldn't believe their eyes when a camera at a notorious accident spot caught a driver using both hands to put on her make-up. Donna Maddock, 22, was filmed as she drove along the A499, one of Britain's most dangerous roads. She held a mirror in her left hand and an eye pencil in her right, leaving the steering wheel to itself. Wednesday, she was fined 200 pounds ($350) with 55 pounds costs and had six penalty points added to her driving license after admitting careless driving at Pwllheli magistrates court. "A car is a...
  • CA: Kiss And Make Up? Don't Count On It

    11/09/2005 7:12:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 603+ views
    KQED - Capitol Notes ^ | 11/09/05 | John Myers
    "We won. They lost. Could you just write that once?" That was Democratic/Labor strategist Gale Kaufman's one request this morning from those of us in the Capitol press corps. The finality of her sentiment-- her side as winners, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's camp as the losers on Election Day-- is one that seems to contrast with an often repeated thought in recent days: that everyone now simply needs to find a way to get along and get to work on the state's problems. Interestingly enough, the need to "get along" is exactly what it sounds like the governor has decided to...
  • How make-up masks that feminine glow

    11/02/2005 11:39:25 AM PST · by Tamar1973 · 255 replies · 3,645+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2005 | JULIE WHELDON
    Previous studies have suggested that men who are fertile have more attractive faces. In the latest research, scientists at St Andrews University established a similar pattern in women - and then looked further to examine the effect cosmetics have on this gift of nature. They found that make-up could improve the appearance of the less attractive woman, thus confusing the instincts of the male into thinking she was more fertile than she actually was. But on the good-looking woman, it did not improve her chances of attracting a partner. She would be just as successful relying on her natural beauty....
  • Court argues if employers can demand women wear makeup

    06/22/2005 5:15:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 587+ views
    AP ^ | 6/22/5 | DAVID KRAVETS
    San Francisco -- An appeals court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of a female casino bartender suing Harrah's Entertainment after she was fired for refusing to wear makeup. It was the second time the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the largest in the nation, heard the closely watched sex-discrimination case. In December, a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based circuit said the woman's firing was legal, because the Reno casino also demanded male employees to be equally well groomed under the hotel's "Beverage Department Image Transformation" program. The smaller panel of judges tossed out Darlene Jespersen's case against...
  • New alert over gender bending chemicals

    05/27/2005 10:13:27 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 13 replies · 605+ views
    ThisisLondon ^ | 5/27/05 | Mark Prigg
    A new health alert over chemicals used in make-up, shampoo and soaps is issued today. Experts say products containing the chemicals - called phthalates - could cause women to give birth to boys with female characteristics. Their research found shrunken genitals and less masculine behaviour in babies. Phthalates help to give cosmetics colour and bond perfume molecules. They are also used in pliable plastics such as clingfilm, kidney dialysis tubes, blood bags and even children's toys. "This is a very big problem," said study leader Professor Shanna Swan, of the University of Rochester. The research, to be published-next month in...
  • SoCal student claims he was suspended for wearing makeup (Mom's a Wiccan priestess)

    04/13/2005 9:53:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 775+ views
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A ninth-grade student has accused officials at a Southern California high school of discrimination for suspending him for wearing lipstick and eye makeup. James Herndon, 16, said the five-day suspension imposed Monday by administrators at San Bernardino's Pacific High School was unfair because females are allowed to wear cosmetics on campus. "If I can't wear makeup," he said, "then the girls or the staff can't wear makeup either." Herndon says his black lipstick and red eye makeup express the Wiccan religious beliefs he shares with his mother, a priestess in the neo-pagan faith. The suspension...
  • Japan,S.Korea say won't change FX reserves makeup

    04/10/2005 6:17:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 259+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/10/05
    Sunday April 10, 10:43 AM Japan,S.Korea say won't change FX reserves makeup GINOWAN, Japan, April 10 (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea both indicated on Sunday that they would not change the composition of their massive, dollar-heavy foreign reserves. Currency markets have been on alert for any sign of changes in the reserve policies of Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea, which are the world's top holders of external reserves with nearly $2 trillion between them. Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki on Sunday reiterated the government's stance that it would move cautiously in managing its foreign currency reserves. The ministry...
  • GUYS SAVE FACE

    01/13/2005 7:27:45 AM PST · by Servant of the 9 · 169 replies · 2,233+ views
    NY Post ^ | 13 january, 2005 | BILL HOFFMANN
    Guys love sex, but there are some things they just won't do to get it. A new survey of American men by GQ magazine reveals that 92 percent would never wear makeup — even if it guaranteed a more fulfilling sex life. And only 14 percent of those quizzed said they would make themselves up if they knew it would get them a 25 percent raise at work. "Makeup is sort of the final frontier for guys. It's one thing to take money from your mother's purse, it's another one thing to take her lipstick," said Michael Hainey, GQ's...
  • Court Backs Firing of Waitress Without Makeup

    12/29/2004 8:39:47 AM PST · by freespirited · 180 replies · 4,470+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/04
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A female bartender who refused to wear makeup at a Reno, Nevada, casino was not unfairly dismissed from her job, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Darlene Jespersen, who had worked for nearly 20 years at a Harrah's Entertainment Inc casino bar in Reno, Nevada, objected to the company's revised policy that required female bartenders, but not men, to wear makeup. A previously much-praised employee, Jespersen was fired in 2000 after the firm instituted a "Beverage Department Image Transformation" program and she sued, alleging sex discrimination. In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of...
  • Cosmetics must list ingredients: Health Canada

    11/27/2004 8:44:20 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 154+ views
    CTV ^ | Sat. Nov. 27th, 2004 | Canadian Press
    OTTAWA — Health Canada says cosmetic manufacturers will be required to list the ingredients of their products on labels within two years. The cabinet approved the changes after 10 years of study. Health Canada says consumers have lost hair, suffered serious swelling or sustained eye injuries. It estimates cosmetics users suffer at least 900-thousand minor undesirable effects every year, but says only about 50 cases are reported to authorities. The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, which represents manufacturers and marketers, welcomes the regulatory change. It says consumers want to know what their cosmetics are made of. The listing...
  • FDA warns of 'permanent makeup' scarring

    07/04/2004 3:18:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 1,176+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/3/04 | CNN
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert Friday warning of possible disfigurements from injecting permanent ink as eyeliner, lip liner or eyebrow coloring.</p> <p>The notice listed scarring and difficulty eating among the worst side effects of so-called "permanent makeup."</p>
  • Zombie actor is 'Prince of Ghor' (actor from original Dawn of the Dead is genuine royalty)

    05/27/2004 5:46:14 PM PDT · by weegee · 7 replies · 278+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday May 27, 2004 | no byline
    An American B-movie horror actor has been told that he is the rightful prince of an Afghan province, thanks to the antics of an illustrious ancestor. Scott Reiniger starred in the original Dawn of the Dead and also cropped up in the 2004 remake. But should the acting work dry up, he could always attempt to reclaim his birthright as the "Prince of Ghor", a remote province in western Afghanistan. It transpires that Reiniger is the great-great-great grandson of the 19th-century American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title as the result of a treaty he signed with the...
  • Kerry Wants Depp as Vice President

    05/09/2004 10:30:08 AM PDT · by Delta 21 · 20 replies · 496+ views
    PakTribune ^ | Friday May 07, 2004
    WASHINGTON : Presidential hopeful and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry today announced he has offered Johnny Depp first refusal of the coveted VP spot in his Democratic bid for the White House. I first saw Johnny in that scissors movie, Kerry told reporters, and I’ve wanted to run with him ever since. A source close to the Kerry campaign stated that Kerry believes Depp’s charm, charisma and intense global popularity is just the thing needed to sway voter support of post-teen females, twenty-something housewives, every woman in middle-aged America and that ‘certain section of guys’ towards the Democratic ticket in November....
  • Do you know the current make up of the Security Council

    01/28/2003 6:41:33 AM PST · by BillM · 1 replies · 331+ views
    UN | BillM
    The Council has 15 members-- five permanent members and 10 elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms: <![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]> Membership and Presidency of  the Security Council in 2003 Month Presidency Membership Term Ends January France Permanent Member February Germany 31 December 2004 March Guinea 31 December 2003 April Mexico 31 December 2003 May Pakistan 31 December 2004 June Russian Federation Permanent Member July Spain 31 December 2004 August Syrian Arab Republic 31 December 2003 September United Kingdom Permanent Member October United States Permanent Member November Angola 31 December 2004 December Bulgaria 31 December 2003   Cameroon 31 December...
  • Live Thread: Gore on Sixty Minutes (12/15/02)

    12/15/2002 4:11:00 PM PST · by kristinn · 196 replies · 301+ views
    60 Minutes TV Show | Sunday, December 15, 2002
    Gore being interviewed (on tape) by Leslie Stahl, announces he will not run for the 2004 democratic presidential nomination.Those of you on the West coast, be sure to see the beginning when Bill Clinton is featured in a teaser for anothe story--the sore on his mouth is frightening!
  • Women take less time to get ready (NOT BLOODY LIKELY ALERT)

    10/24/2002 6:08:03 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 433+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | October 24, 2002 | Elaine Galloway
    Women accused of hogging the mirror before a night out can finally silence their critics - they are quicker at getting ready than ever before. It takes an average of 23 minutes for the modern woman to put on her "face", compared with an average of 90 minutes a decade ago. Point of order. It may not take forever, but it certainly feels like forever - Ivan Furthermore, today's men are more patient than their counterparts of the early Nineties, and are prepared to wait for the results of the transformation. The survey of 1,000 men from across the UK,...
  • Man Accused of Poisoning Lipstick

    07/20/2002 7:02:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies · 396+ views
    Lycos News ^ | Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:17 a.m. EDT | AP
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A man has been charged with poisoning his ex-girlfriend's lipstick and anti-depressant medication with insecticide. At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Vincent Hall, 36, pleaded innocent to felony charges of poisoning and making threats. An attempted murder charge was dropped, and bail was set at $10,000. Hall faces a maximum of nine years in prison if convicted. The former girlfriend testified that the alleged poisoning attempt came a few days after she and Hall agreed to split up, and that Hall had moved his belongings out of her home by the time she returned from work...