Thursday, December 21, 2006

Quick Takes..

Bias Out In The Open..

.. link

Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) issued a letter to constituents earlier this month in which he declares, “I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States” if we do not adopt “strict immigration policies.” The letter was inadvertently sent to a local progressive activist, who shared it with the C-Ville Weekly newspaper.

In the letter, Goode references the election of Muslim Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), and warns “American citizens” to “wake up” or “there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office”:
I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.

Read the rest at the link.

Baby is sent through X-ray machine at LAX

A woman places her month-old grandson in a bin for carry-on items. Doctors later determine he did not get a dangerous dose of radiation.
By Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
December 20, 2006
A woman going through security at Los Angeles International Airport put her month-old grandson into a plastic bin intended for carry-on items and slid it into an X-ray machine.

The early Saturday accident — bizarre but not unprecedented — caught airport workers by surprise, even though the security line was not busy at the time, officials said.

A screener watching the machine's monitor immediately noticed the outline of a baby and pulled the bin backward on the conveyor belt.

The infant was taken to Centinela Hospital, where doctors determined that he had not received a dangerous dose of radiation.

Latte Art?

I kid you not. Many more at the link, one below.


I had no idea. So like Jennifer Lopez was/is referred to as JLo, Lindsay Lohan is referred to LiLo? Link here. Whatever!

Cool Ad..

Click on the image below if you want a better look.

They did this such that when you hold the newspaper up to light you see the wrinkles appear along with the sunsense bottle and bodycopy. This was done by printing them (wrinkles, bottle and bodycopy) on the other side of the page. Neat eh?


Claire said...

It's early, you're wiped, you put your baby through the carry-on screener...

People are crazy!


deepsat said...

what a stupid lady to put her kid through an xray!

smart ad concept!!!


meno said...

I'd be thrilled to have as few wrinkles as the lady in that ad. they should try it on someone over 40.

Maggie said...

Yeah I thought she looked just fine. Of course, I like my laugh lines as I've mentioned. Just another product trying to convince us we have to look 20 for the rest of our lives. Btw, it doesn't work. Just look at Joan Rivers.

I read that article about the letter the Representative the other night. I was astounded. When did freedom of religion become only freedom for those who believe in the Bible and Christian teachings - which by the way most so-called Christians are obviously not following. And this guy refuses to apologize for his bigotry! It is a sad state of affairs.

Asha said...

I have seen that Latte art competition on TV and it's amazing how they create swirls,hearts with a dollop cream on top!Great link.

Baby in the X-Ray! Why do they have them in the first place? I know it's grandcild, but where is the mom? SAD!!

Mona Buonanotte said...

Maybe Virgil Goode should be more, should we only elect Prebyterians, or Catholics, or those wacky Southern Baptist? How about Agnostics? Athiests? Wiccans? What if you're a tasty melange of Jewish and Lutheran? Huh Virgil?

Carrie said...

I wonder if those representatives know that a lot of our founding fathers were not Christian. I'm so sick of pigheaded people.

Adam was telling me about the baby yesterday and I don't get it. Are we so overwhelmed that we can't function? Poor lady needs a full dose of meditation.

Sai said... through the carry-on screener. how irresponsible of the mother!

Yum to the twirls on the latte.

Aditi said...

Hmm besides the fact that i am sitting there wondering how the kid's mom felt and how much she wanted to smack the grandma who did this
I remember, didnt you post something about the indian lady whose children's feet were scalded and all those comments directed at her being indian etc... i wonder what those same ppl have to say here.. are they gonna blame it on her race now?
derelict parental figures exist everywhere..and it still amazes me that they do

Something to Say said...

first time here - and have already blog-rolled you :) Hope thats ok.
On a serious note, God save America now. I cant imagine how - this melting pot of cultures has become so intolerant of those - who are unlike yourself. Today they are anti-Muslim, then anti-Arab, and God alone knows who next...

Sanjay said...

@Claire.. Crazy indeed or just confused maybe she had a language barrier too?

@Deepsat. ye funny ad.

@Meno.. I know what you mean.

@Maggie.. Ye those anti-wrinkle creams don't work, botox does but it also makes you look strange and as if parts of your face are frozen.
As for Rep. Goode. nothing good about him.

@Asha.. I wondered about the mom too.

@Mona... lol well put.

@Carrie.. Right! Some of them were non believers as well.

@Sai. Maybe she had a lnaguage barrier? But still pretty strange.

Sanjay said...

@Aditi.. Yes I know what you mean. The grandma is Spanish, maybe she was confused? I wonder what ppl are syaing about it now though. Probably something stupid, some ppl are always able to do that.

@something.. Thanks for stoppign by, no problem with the blogrolling. Intolerance is being mainstreamed, wonder how far this will go.

Keshi said...

Sanjay d u know that some lady put her baby in her luggage?

Idiots I'd say.

Have a very merry Christmas and a safe n beautiful holiday season mate!


Intern said...

i heard about the Muslim Candidate elect ... he is crazy ... I am very much with your views here!

Baby through x-ray! scary!

Nice advert concept indeed.

hope the holiday spirit has caught on with you...

Keshi said...

ADITI plz read:

I cant get to ur blog..there's no blog link when I click on ur Id. Well anyways, I just wanted to wish u a very merry Christmas and a grand New Year! HUGGGGGGGGGGZ!


artnavy said...

The latte art is incredible
The ad is very cool
You can check out more clever ads link in my post on ad lib

what was the lady thinking- ( or rather not)putting the kid thru xray

Fuzzylogic said...

First time here and I love the blog!The latte art was amazing!
That was one great ad,the creativity in this ad field continues to amaze me!
Regarding the hue and cry by that politician about the muslim fear I feel they are driving the populations far apart by issuing such absurd statements and fueling things rather than helping to resolve the real issues.It's really sad.
I have no words to say about that lady who put the baby through the X-ray machine,what was she thinking?

moegirl said...

When will I cease to be amazed by stupid, probably never I guess.

Sanjay said...

@Keshi.. wow luggage eh? Hoep the baby was safe?

@Intern.. Thanks. Holiday spirit? Not quite, I am a bit cool about it all. Don't celebrate Christmas and am not religious. Plus the state of the world and Iraq makes me wonder what we are celebrating for?

@Artnavy, thanks for stopping by. Will check out those links.

@Fuzzy, Thanks for stopping by.

@Moe.Amen! Same here.

Sugarlips said...

Crazy grandma...Poor baby & a wake up call for mom :)

Latte art is cool we also posted a video few months back on latte art.

Stay Beautiful...!!