Dicephalus Baby

24 08 2006

 I heard about the “Dicephalus Baby” that was born in Indonesia a little while ago and this story blew me out of the water! This baby is technically a siamese twin, however instead of developing seperate bodies and being attached, in this case only one body with one set of internal organs developed, but she does have two spines.

Indonesian doctors are still mulling on whether or not to perform surgery to remove the second head, a life threatening procedure. The thing that is totally crazy is whether or not the baby is like an actual siamese twin where the twins are different individuals or if somehow the baby’s two minds are actually one with one conscience.

I was talking about it to one of my co-workers and I was wondering if one head blinks or eats, if the other head does the same action. It seemed to me that they share the same internal functions so maybe the impulses that go through the baby reach both brains. There are cases about two headed snakes that share the same actions between the two heads but it’s probably different in humans. It’s really freaky…but interesting.


Live forever! Become gorgeous! See the future! Alex Chiu has all the answers!!!

16 08 2006

I thought it wasn’t possible but while browsing through a Cantonese website I found out all the answers to all of the world’s problems in one single webpage created by probably the most influential mind in the history of the entire world Alex Chiu! Be amazed as he explains how magnetism and polar forces actually can help ward off aging and ALL illnesses by wearing his patented rings! Want to look better without surgery or make-up? Take his GORGEOUS PILL and sleep well knowing that the next morning you will look better than the day before….EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!! He has even come up with a theory for a unified world government in order to put an end to all conflicts and wars around the globe!!! It’s too good to be true you say? Check out Alex’s page for a truly life altering experience!

Old School becomes New School Again

13 08 2006

transformers If you belong to my generation then Transformers was a phenomenom that bordered on an obsession for boys (and girls, PC check) while growing up in the 80’s. The cartoon was the mainstay but it was those damned Hasbro toys that got me in a frenzy (Yes, I use to own the foot and a half tall Optimus Prime with the back trailer and everything but the thing was just a mass of heavy plastic so it was like carrying a club around, probably could categorize it as a lethal weapon today). And when I heard that there was going to be a movie version coming out July 2007 I was a little apprehensive at first because the first thing that came to mind was that they were probably going to make it into a CGI movie ala “Final Fantasy” but my ears perked up once I found out it was actually going to be live-action. It’s what each and every one of us dreamed of back then,,,”Hm…maybe my car is a robot in disguise and when I’m not looking they transform with that goo ga goo ga goo sound too!” But the teaser trailer that is out right now doesn’t really show much, you get a glimpse of a giant robot crushing a land rover on mars (or a mars-like planet) but at least the robot actually looked like a robot (Not like in X-Men 3 when they used a robot in the danger room scene that looked like nothing but a giant floating pickup truck for a head with the high beams on -_-). But to see how the movie makers will pull this off would be something I would be curious especially with a budget at around 140 million, which is pretty low for a blockbuster. Also not long before that I heard there would be new Teenage Mutant Ninja tmntTurtles movie coming out in a little before the Transformer’s movie in March but if the trailer is any indicator then I’m passing on it, not that if it was live action I would go to it either but the CGI in the preview looked more like “Wallace and Gromit” claymation than computer graphics plus the characters don’t look like turtles at all, at first I thought I was watching a Geico commercial with that gecko in it except it was holding a pair of swords and wearing a bandana. I also spent every Saturday morning watching this cartoon too, but it’s something about mutated turtles who know martial arts and fight crime that is more of a turn off now then it was back when I actually liked the cartoon. But then again transforming cars that turn into robots isn’t as far fetched huh.        

Hottest wives of the NBA

8 08 2006

Check out the page HERE

Found this site browsing for news about the new $14.98 “Starbury” shoe that he’s releasing in mid-August. Which, by the way, is an upstanding act by a guy I always thought was a bastard both on and off the court but I found out he’s actually a pretty generous guy and doing things for charity and the public. So, I guess I’ll give him kudos for that…but I still think his game is as cheap as his new kicks.

BTW- I’m not surprised that NBA stars have hot wives but geezus, Peja’s wife is smoking. Did he find her in some hidden corner of Yugoslavia? He must be a lucky man when he’s not raining 3s.

The Air Up There…what the…!

7 08 2006

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How Things Work

6 08 2006

by Gary Soto

Today it’s going to cost us twenty dollars
To live. Five for a softball. Four for a book,
A handful of ones for coffee and two sweet rolls,
Bus fare, rosin for your mother’s violin.
We’re completing our task. The tip I left
For the waitress filters down
Like rain, wetting the new roots of a child
Perhaps, a belligerent cat that won’t let go
Of a balled sock until there’s chicken to eat.
As far as I can tell, daughter, it works like this:
You buy bread from a grocery, a bag of apples
From a fruit stand, and what coins
Are passed on helps others buy pencils, glue,
Tickets to a movie in which laughter
Is thrown into their faces.
If we buy a goldfish, someone tries on a hat.
If we buy crayons, someone walks home with a broom.
A tip, a small purchase here and there,
And things just keep going. I guess.

Team USA looks respectable and dare I say….dominant again?

4 08 2006

Last night I watched the USA-Puerto Rico game over ESPN2 and what I saw during the first quarter and half of the second quarter reminded me of USA’s failures during the last World Championship and their bronze finish during the 2004 Olympic games. But then something happened…in a blink of a eye they pushed it into overdrive and totally dominated a shell-shocked Puerto Rican team that was totallly outclassed offensively and defensively for the remainder of the game, showing a prowess that didn’t exist in the last two team USA incarnations. By opening the court up on offense and locking down on defense by unleashing a full-court press that took advantage of the US’s freakish quickness and length, they ran their opponents out of their shorts. Scratch that-they literally took their shorts and ran away with them. At least for one night, they performed like the Team USA’s of the early-mid 90’s and proving that their previous scrimmage in which they also blew out Puerto-Rico wasn’t a fluke. Team USA’s coach, Mike Krzyzewski  nailed it right in the head with his assessment I think:

“Puerto Rico played a great first quarter and they made adjustments to go against our pressure defense. They were really good,” U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Then our guys made some adjustments, not overextending themselves, and we were really good.”

   Yes. Really good. This version of Team USA does not have most of the NBA’s most dominant players, with the exception of Wade, Lebron, Kobe, and maybe Chris Paul and Elton Brand to an extent there are no superstars on this roster and it’s hard to say whether or not if this team had the likes of Shaq, KG, TD, and T-Mac if they would’ve done better or worst. But there is one thing that is plain to see, this version has put the emphasis on team and it really showed. In the first half, the Chris Paul-Lebron hookup on a mini fastbreak symbolized what I thought the past team USA’s should’ve looked like and their swarming defense was what I was expecting from the Larry Brown led team (but seeing what he did with the Knicks, I’m actually not surprised now that he couldn’t gel together his Olympic roster, he’s a great coach but not a great player’s coach I think). Granted, this is team Puerto Rico which ranks 11th in FIBA’s ranking, it has to be noted that this is the same team that beat the US in 2002, the first US loss with NBA Players on the roster.  Admitingly, I didn’t expect the team to play the defense they showed in such a short span of time they’ve been together, the offense could be more polished but if this continues going according to plan and if the U.S. returns to their former dominance, coach K should be hailed as the savior of USA basketball. George Karl and Larry Brown will have to thank him for that.