Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Happy Birthday Etch A Sketch!

The iconic toy turns 50 this week.   We baby boomers gave the world some cool stuff.

Originally invented in France, when French toy companies showed no interest the “magic screen” its inventor sold it to The Ohio Arts Company who has kept the design pretty much the same since 1960.

Enter the world of high-tech.   An Etch A Sketch app is now available with finger-touch drawing, color options and a whole lot of other bells and whistles that the original toy lacks. 

The familiar knob controls are still there, and if you want to start over, that’s the same, too -- just shake your iPhone to erase the image. 

Now iPhone users can have yet another reason to justify their $1500 a year usage fees. 


Another heart surgery for Dick Cheney…

This one to install a new pump of some sort.   Apparently, when you’ve got ice water in your veins instead of blood it wears on the equipment.

This guy has had five – count ‘em – five heart attacks, which just proves to me that even the devil doesn’t want him.  

Here’s hoping the pump was designed by BP. 


Score one for Civil Rights…

Argentina joined some of the more enlightened nations on the planet this week when it legalized same-sex marriage.   Last week Iceland not only legalized it, but their Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, the first openly gay head of state, married her long-time partner under the new law on the day it was passed.

Maybe soon the U.S. will pull its puritanical head out of its ass and extend “liberty and justice” to all of its citizens, too.


Condoms to go…

Over 25,000 people are HIV-positive in Switzerland. Every day, two more people are exposed to the virus.   As part of a broader anti-AIDS campaign by Swiss health authorities, that nation's lovers are now only a phone call away from protection.  

Once the heavy-breathing “911” is received, a bike courier is quickly dispatched to deliver a total of three condoms per person, at a cost of $7.50 a package – cheaper than your average pizza delivery and more cost-effective in the long run.

The campaign even has its own catchy slogan:   “We come before you do.”  

No word on size, color or flavor availabilities.


By now you've probably heard that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are engaged. 

Had these two just thought to make a condom call we all might be spared the soon-to-be unrelenting coverage of their impending nuptials, an event I expect to be a fully-paid-for network special.   Look for Vera Wang to design the gown.

No sooner was the engagement announced on the cover of US Magazine, then rumors flew that talks are on for the lovebirds to get their own reality show, because nothing says “don’t get pregnant” to teens in “real” America like your own TV show, book tour and $30,000 speaking engagements. 

                                               photo: images

The Palins are rapidly knocking Kate Gosselin and the Kardashians out of the top spots for biggest media whores.   And brace yourself because there’s more to come.   They still have Piper, Track, Willow and Trig in the pipeline.  Shoot me.  Oh, wait – they actually will. 

The only thing that gladdens my heart about this is I knows it’s frosting Sarah’s butt big time.   Thanksgiving will be memorable at the Palin household if only for Sarah sitting across from her Playboy posing son-in-law trying to pretend she never saw his spread.  

Oh come – you know she peeked.

Yep, it’s going to get fun.   I can’t wait to see Tina Fey’s take on it.   Meanwhile, here's Tina from SNL with “The All-Palin Network.”

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