Thursday, 31 May 2007

How is this ethical?

I can’t believe they’re allowed to air this…. Endemol (same company who created Big Brother and Fear Factor) have come up with a new TV show that’s rousing controversy in the EU…and with good reason. “Lisa” a Dutch woman who is dying of brain cancer will be giving her liver away to one lucky candidate on Friday night after hearing the stories of 3 “contestants”.

The producers say they’re trying to encourage organ donations but if you ask me it’s just wrong!!

If you must - the 80 minute Big Donor Show airs on Friday night at 18:30 GMT in The Netherlands

Read the full story here

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Where did you go?

The new Antony Gormley exhibit at The Hayward (Southbank Centre) is entitled Blind Light and is superb!! It focuses on the body and its journey through different kinds of space (at least that’s what the pamphlet said)… All I know is each piece was fascinating

Just a little taste:

1. The piece in which the exhibit is named after is a square glass room that’s filled with steam and florescent light. Before entering you are asked to read a warning describing those who shouldn’t enter & what you are about to experience. After taking a brief look, I was ready to enter the “blind light”…what I didn’t expect was my reaction – I was petrified! Honestly I loved it…now looking back but at first I couldn’t see a thing, I couldn’t find my way out and I found it harder to breathe. I felt better hearing someone’s thud into the glass (at least it wasn’t me!) and the whole box fill with laughter…I was going to be okay. It was a great experience...thanks for messing with my emotions Antony!

2. The second piece that I really enjoyed was entitled “Event Horizon” that consists of life-size iron casts of the artist’s body set on different rooftops and walkways around the city. All figures face the gallery’s terraces (the main viewing area for this piece). It was really fun looking for all the different figures…similar to finding all the Canadian flags around the city atop the Peace Tower, but way cooler! The whole point of this piece is that viewers “will discover that they are the centre of a concentrated field of silent witness --they will realise that they are surrounded by art that is looking at them” or feel like you’re snipers’ target practice….whatever!

Friday, 25 May 2007

Dinner or Dancing?

Hey all you iPod lovers (myself included!), just when you thought you had all the latest accessories they go and throw us a curve ball. Lovegrove & Repucci has created The Concerto Table. It’s basically a dinning table (in the shape of an old baby grand piano) that also has a docking slot for your iPod…so what will it be folks…dinner or Dancing?

Oh don’t worry it also comes in black!

The Pronto Way!

Don’t let an ordinary condom slow you down or kill the mood…get Pronto!…I feel like I’m writing an ad. But for real….this is cool. You never have to touch the condom and it takes a total of 4 seconds to put on. Make sure to check out their demo and adverts (equally as good). Unfortunately for the time being they’re only available in South Africa…oh boo!

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Who Said This Is The Worst Video Ever?

I'm sure most of you have seen (or heard of) this video before but it's a classic and one of my favourites and for those reasons I thought it needed a repost.

If you Google the "worst music viedo ever" you'll find at the top the Finnish duo Armi & Danny's video I Wanna Love You Tender.

Make sure to turn up the volume and put on your dancing shoes!

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

What a Nutty Thing!

I get monthly newsletters from MEC, just letting me know what's new and exciting in the world of outdoor equipment; so imagine my surprise when there's a section dedicated to this man...Kyle Dine

is an anaphylactic performer dedicated to educating kids and parents alike on the importance of food allergies. With hits like "No Dairy Please" and "Stop! Don't Feed Me that" everyone is bound to have a good time!

Where was he when I was a camp counselor?