Posted on 14 January 2010.
Eyeball tattoos are a big craze at jails and prisons. Yes, we are used to seeing inmates all inked up with various photos and inscriptions permanently etched on their bodies. Now, inmates are wanting something else – eyeball tattoos.
Before you freak out, you should know that the only people that can give you an eyeball tattoo are doctors. Think about it – would you want a tattoo artist working on your eye?
At first, eyeball tattoos were used to correct abnormalities in the eye to make them appear normal.Â Now that people have caught on to the fact that you can have colorful ink injected in to the whites of your eyes you can only imagine the response.
The long term effects of eyeball tattoos include blindness, infection, perforation, and hemorrhaging of the cornea.
Before tattooing the white of your eye, think about if you think you will like the look forever.Â It’s highly unlikely that you will be able to reverse the colorful designs in your eye any time during your life.
Even though the eyeball tattoo is most popular in prisons, you can expect that it will become increasingly popular on the streets within due time.
What do you think? Will you consider getting an eyeball tattoo?
Posted in Health, Lifestyle, News, Oddball
Posted on 12 January 2010.
Roxxxy True Companion is making headlines. This doll is the first life-sized robot girlfriend. As Fox News puts it, Roxxxy can’t cook or clean, but she can “do just about anything else.”Â The Roxxxy True Companion was unveiled at the Adult expo in Las Vegas.
Roxxxy is 5’7″ and 120 pounds.Â She’s anatomically correct and features three “inputs” which are cooled through a cooling system that pumps like a “heart.”Â Although she can’t stand or walk on her own, she features a sophisticated system that allows her to be bent.
If you can get a realistic fake robot girlfriend like Roxxxy True Companion now, imagine what you will be able to get in a few years. Before you know it, there will be walking, talking robot companions.
What will become of human relationships? If a human can simply purchase a robot for their needs, then what needs will they have for each other? Will inventions like Roxxxy True Companion make it harder to have a valid relationship with someone who is living and breathing?
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is held annually in connection with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Â This allows people to check out two very different types of technologies.
What do you think of Roxxxy True Companion? Is she creepy or is she cool?
Posted in Entertainment, Gadgets, Lifestyle, News, Oddball, Technology
Posted on 02 January 2010.
The date of January 2, 2010, or 01/02/2010, is a rare palindrome day.
A palindrome is a word, phrase, numberÂ other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction (the adjustment of punctuation and spaces between words is generally permitted), according to Wikipedia.Â So, the numbers in the date 01/02/2010 are the same whether it is backward or forward, left to right or right to left.
Palindromes can also be words, names, or phrases. Some more examples include the names Bob, Ana, Eve, or Hannah; words include mom, level, and kayak; and a phrase would be â€œA man, a plan, a canal, Panama.â€
To read what is dubbed the “biggest list of palindromes online,” click here.
Posted in News, Oddball, US
Posted on 24 December 2009.
Pope knocked down at Christmas Eve mass? Sounds like an SNL skit, doesn’t it? It’s not.Â The rumors are true and a woman knocked the head of the Catholic church over while he was at the Christmas Eve mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Video footage taken at the incident showed a woman in a red hooded sweatshirt rushing the Pope as he went down the center aisle to begin service.Â HeÂ got back onÂ his feet with help from those in the crowds and is said to be unharmed after the incident.
The woman is said to be mentally unstable, and was arrested by Vatican police.Â Gasps are said to have rang out when the Pope was knocked over. When he got up, he said “viva il papa” meaning “Long live the Pope.”
This is the second year in a row that there has been a security breach at the Christmas Eve mass. Last year, a woman was able to get close to the Pope but didn’t come in contact with him as security guards caught her.
After the Pope knocked down incident, he was left visiblyÂ shaken and had to rest heavily on arm rests during the service.Â The service went on without a reference to the incident.
Posted in News, Oddball, World
Posted on 23 December 2009.
Richard and Mayumi Heene, a Colorado couple who claimed their son floated off in a runaway helium balloon, were sentenced on Wednesday for staging the hoax.
Richard and Mayumi Heene (AP)
Richard Heene received 90 days in jail, most of it being on a work-release basis, beginning on January 11, 2010, according to reports.Â Mayumi Heene was sentenced to 20 days of supervised public service, which she will begin following her husbandâ€™s jail time.Â Both were also placed on probation for four years, and will be ordered to pay fines and restitution that will be calculated at a later hearing, according to reports.
The judge also blocked the Heenes from earning any sort of profit from the incident.
The Heenes reported to authorities on October 15, 2009, that their 6-year-old son, Falcon, had been accidentally carried away in a homemade helium balloon from their yard.Â This prompted a search-and-rescue operation and gained worldwide media attention, in which television and Internet viewers said prayers that the boy would be found safe.
It was later determined that the family had hid Falcon — who wasÂ referred to by the publicÂ and media as “balloon boy” — in the attic of their garage.
Authorities said the incident was a publicity stunt geared toward the family wanting their own reality television show.Â The family has previously appeared on the reality show, â€œWife Swap.â€
The “balloon boy” incident became a popular costume choice for Halloween 2009.
Do you think the sentence was fair?Â Share your comments below.
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Posted in Entertainment, News, Oddball, Television, US
Posted on 18 December 2009.
A 4 year old drunk drinking beer and wearing a dress was found wandering the streets of Chattanooga, TN at 1:45 am.Â The 4 year old drunk wandered out of his mother’s home, grabbed a beer from a cooler in the backyard, and went on a miniature crime spree.Â He rang a neighbor’s doorbell, then proceeded to go in to a house.Â The 4 year old drunk stole 5 Christmas presents, one of them a brown girl’s dress.
The boy, named Hayden, put on the dress and continued wandering the streets.Â His mother woke up frantic, worried that the worst happened to her son.Â The police found him wearing a dress and sipping on a 12 oz can of beer.
The child’s mother, a 21 year old woman, doesn’t know how the boy even opened the beer because it’s a tab top.Â She showed reporters that the boy had even managed to break the child-proof door locks in her home.
Is the boy a criminal by nature? Signs point that the child actually wanted to go to jail.Â You see, his father is in jail and the 4 year old drunk thought that by going on his midnight crime spree, he would get to go to jail and be with his father.
In case you were wondering, the boy gets to stay with his mom.Â Even though the story sounds really strange, Child Protective Services will allow him to stay placed with his mom.
The 4 year old drunk’s mother is embarrassed and feels like a failure.Â It’s embarrassing for your child to break in to a neighbor’s house and steal Christmas presents.
The 4 year old drunk was treated at the hospital for alcohol poisoning. Hopefully, he won’t try to steal Christmas again.
Posted in Lifestyle, News, Oddball, US
Posted on 12 December 2009.
Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman has angered some parents. Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman aired recently and was an instant source of outrage.Â See the video clip below and judge for yourself whether you feel this is inappropriate or not.
Neil Patrick Harris was the voice of Frosty.Â The Inappropriate Snowman was a joint promotion for “Frosty the Snowman” and “How I Met your Mother.”Â In the video, Frosty speaks about his porn collection and even talks about going to the strip club and various women.
The video is funny to some, but in a twisted sort of way.Â Others were very upset about the promotion, and cited that they ruined a popular children’s Christmas special.
The dialogue wasn’t written especially for this video.Â Frosty and everyone is reading authentic lines from “How I met Your Mother” and “Two and a Half Men.”
Critics speaking out on mainstream media sources say that using a Children’s show to promote an adult comedy is inappropriate.Â TV Bloggers think the video clip is “hilarious.”
What is it? Is Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman funny, or just plain wrong?
Posted in Animation, Entertainment, News, Oddball, US
Posted on 07 November 2009.
101 ways to get kicked out of Walmart are amusing.Â I didn’t know thereÂ were 101Â ways to get kicked out of Walmart. Usually, I go to Walmart to shop and save money, and getting kicked out would ruin my day.
Okay, I can look back at me about 10 years ago.Â I was a teenager, and getting kicked out of Walmart would have been “cool”, a “rite of passage” to become “cool” in the eyes of your peers.Â Think back to heading to school on a Monday morning, and getting asked “what did you do this weekend?” Answering the question by saying “oh, I got kicked out of Walmart with my friends” would arouse interest in everything you had to say.
So how do you go about getting kicked out of Walmart? The focus should be on theÂ creative, and go past the obvious (and highly illegal) way of trying to shoplift.
You could get kicked out of Walmart by racing electric shopping carts reserved for disabled shoppers.Â
You could get kicked out of Walmart by eating fruits and vegetables that are sold by weight.Â Eating a box of cookies isn’t likely to get you kicked out of Walmart, because you can simply scan the empty cookie box to pay for your consumed goods.
You could put Walmart lingerie on over your clothes, tuck a towelÂ in the neckÂ of your shirtÂ and chase your friends around. That would get you kicked out for sure, except if management decides to call the men in white suits to pick you up.
Merinews.com has an exhaustive list of ways to get you kicked out of Walmart.Â However, I recommend just going to Walmart to do your shopping. Trying to be sarcastic, cute, or just plain annoying could land you inÂ handcuffs or a straightÂ jacket.
Posted in Entertainment, Lifestyle, News, Oddball, US
Posted on 02 November 2009.
A-Rod Centaur? Whatâ€™s the â€œA-Rod Centaurâ€ drama about? The â€œA-Rod Centaurâ€ painting above A-Rodâ€™s bed is setting Twitter on fire.
Â A centaur is half-man, half-horse.Â Those who havenâ€™t ever seen a centaur should watch the Narnia series, as there are many creatures such as centaurs featured in the popular Disney movies.
Â So why would A-Rod want to make a centaur painting in his likeness? Does the A-Rod centaur painting depict an explosive ego? Does A-Rod think heâ€™s half-man, half-horse? Is A-Rod simply nothing more than a big fan of mystical creatures?
Â One of A-Rodâ€™s ex-girlfriends spilled the beans on Alex Rodriguez, telling the world about not one â€“ but two â€“ A-Rod Centaur paintings in the baseball playerâ€™s home. Since then, various Twitter users have been poking fun of the athleteâ€™s taste in artwork.
Â Here are some of the best Twitter Tweets centering on A-Rodâ€™s Centaur paintings, compliments of the National Post:
Â : If I *had* to spend $15m a year, I’m sure I’d never get a portrait of myself as a centaur. Because griffins are way cooler. As are unicorns
Â I told my teammates a few minutes ago, ride me to a world championship, I’ll carry all of you. A centaur can do that.
people say A-Rod has two centaur pieces in his house, when in fact he has only one and the other is CC picking up a grounder.
Thereâ€™s no doubt that the A-Rod centaur paintings are bizarre.Â Of course, celebrities love the life of excess and have uniqueâ€¦or downright bizarreâ€¦tastes.
Posted in Entertainment, Lifestyle, News, Oddball, Sports, US
Posted on 11 October 2009.
Bud Light Speaker Box
The Bud Light speaker box lets you plug your iPod into the speaker and use it for a tailgate party.Â Bud Light has been using the box in their Tailgate approved commercials and now it for sale for roughly $20-$25.Â The speaker quality is pretty good, itâ€™s disposable, and it comes with the beer.
Posted in Oddball, Television, US