Taiwanese Gangster makes commercial to threaten rival

From WeirdAsianNews.com:

An alleged Taiwanese gangster has chosen a novel way of threatening the life of a rival: He sent a video to a local TV station in which he promises to kill him the next time they meet.

Chou Cheng-bao, reputedly a member of the Celestial Way Gang, sent the video to Cable Station TVBS on Monday, less than two weeks after police say he was involved in a shoot-out with other members of the gang at a pub in the central Taiwanese city of Taichung.

The video was broadcast repeatedly on Taiwanese cable news stations Tuesday.

American Girl Place Mocks 6 Year-Old For Having A Doll From Target, Refuses To Style The Doll’s Hair

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“This isn’t a real doll!” the stylist exclaimed. (Thank your stylist!–we never would have had the heart to explain it that way!). And to prove that a fake doll isn’t worth the plastic she’s molded out of, she refused to do the doll’s hair.

I’m not sure exactly what’s in it for your company, because you still stood to make $20 off of my daughter for doing the fake doll’s hair. I have two thoughts on that. Either her $20 wasn’t worth the same as someone else’s $20 (in which case I’ve learned something new too!) OR it was worth the $20 to you to be able to be the one to break the news to, I mean, to *enlighten* my little girl. You do promise to teach little girls, don’t you?

And she cried and cried and cried, and your stylist held her ground. That was a good lesson for her too. That feelings don’t have a place in “the heart of Manhattan’s prestigious shopping neighborhood.

Read more about this stupidness here.

I find it more disturbing that there are actually doll hair salons.

Infamous moments in Saturday Night Live history

From Wikipedia:

October 30, 1976, John Belushi accidentally gashed Buck Henry on the forehead with a sword during one of his samurai sketches (“Samurai Stockbroker”). Henry had to wear a bandage for the remainder of the show. The rest of the cast also wore bandages on their foreheads for the rest of the show, as a running gag.

On November 9, 1985, magicians Penn & Teller appeared on the show, performing their infamous Water Tank Trick for the first time. Unknown to anybody at the time of the act, Teller’s mechanism had failed, leaving him locked under water for over ten minutes with an almost fatally low air supply. It wasn’t until after Marc Garland unlocked the tank that anyone knew that anything had gone wrong.

When Gwyneth Paltrow hosted in 2001, a TV Funhouse cartoon featuring Michael Jackson was aired. The cartoon featured numerous comical attempts by Jackson to come in contact with young boys. It was only shown on the East Coast, while on the West Coast, a cartoon featuring Pat Robertson hosting the 700 Club and showing a fake cartoon called Harry the Embryonic Cell. The reason for the substitution was not announced, but the Michael Jackson cartoon can be seen on the Internet, while most SNL fan sites have no trace of the Pat Robertson cartoon.

(via Found on the Web)

Art For God

Stephen Sawyer is internationally known for his “Art for God” series. The reproductions can be found in over 100 countries and in every state of the union. His Christian art has been featured on the front page of the New York Times, appeared in the Wall Street Journal, and been featured in virtually every major city in America. His Christian paintings have been seen on the TODAY Show during a spirited discussion about the changing face of Christ. Stephen has promoted the life and teachings of Jesus with his art in over 400 newspapers and hundreds of radio stations here and abroad.

(Thanks Jabberwocky)