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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Video: Charlie Sheen's whacked out radio interview causes CBS to shut down his show

CBS has shut down Two and a Half Men for the season after Sheen's truly wacky radio interview with conservative radio host Alex Jones. Some highlights:
• Claimed he cured his alcoholism "with my mind"
• Called his pornstar lovers his "goddesses"
• Insulted show creator Chuck Lorrie "I violently hate Chaim Levine (Chuck Lorre). He's a stupid, stupid little man and a pussy punk that I'd never want to be like."

And it gets even better. Listen and watch:

Photos: Cool CIA devices – they fly, they swim

Check out these cool devices from the CIA. The photos are direct from the CIA – our little secret!

Dragonfly Insectothopter

Developed by CIA’s Office of Research and Development in the 1970s, this micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was the first flight of an insect-sized aerial vehicle (Insectothopter). It was an initiative to explore the concept of intelligence collection by miniaturized platforms.

Robot Fish "Charlie"

CIA's Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs developed the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) fish to study aquatic robot technology. The UUV fish contains a pressure hull, ballast system, and communications system in the body and a propulsion system in the tail. It is controlled by a wireless line-of-sight radio handset.

Video: Foley artists - the guys that make all the cool sounds in movies

Watch this cool video about Adrian Chen, a Foley artist. They're the people that use all kinds of weird stuff to make the sounds we hear in movies. The sound of a horse galloping through the meadow – that's the work of a Foley artist.

SoundWorks Collection: Gary Hecker - Veteran Foley Artist from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Video: Electronic cigarette banned from planes

I didn't even realize this was an issue and likely the U.S. Department of Transportation didn't as well. That is, until videos like this one of a man smoking a "smokeless" electronic cigarette on a plane started turning up on YouTube.  Secretary Ray LaHood said regulations banning smoking do cover e-cigarettes. So butt out those high tech smokes now!

Kurds rename "Moamer Kadhafi" junction - Kadhafi bad man

KRG Coat of Arms of Kurdistan Regional GovernmentImage via Wikipedia
At one time the Kurds thought Kadhafi was a real great guy – so great they named a road junction after him calling it (surprise) "Moamer Kadhafi" junction. That was way back in 2004 when the Libyan maniac showed empathy for the Kurdish cause. Times change. "After the recent events, we have decided to change it back to its original name - Shartshinar - because we have realised that he is a dictator who does not respect his people," Sulaimaniyah municipal council spokesman Zardasht Rafiq said. The Kurds giveth and they taketh away.

GM Futurliner may grab $600K at auction

Auction house RM is going to be offering one of the coolest buses ever made at its upcoming auction in May: The GM Futurliner. It was made by GM as part of its parade of progress – a traveling auto show in the 1940's and 50's. There were twelve of these babies built and only 8 are know to survive. Very cool.

Courtesy  of Andrea Porcu

Video: Monks meditate on roof of skyscraper

These Buddhist monks meditate on the roof of a skyscraper in Brazil to find peace.

Video: Very weird – magnetic boy

A Serbian family claims their son Bogdan is magnetic. Forks and knives stick to his body. So do plates. He can't go near computers or they stop working. I'm not sure what is going on, but it is just weird. Have a look:

Video: Judge jails man for ringing phone

A Kentucky judge just got fed up with phones ringing in his court. I guess they are calling him the "Hanging-up Judge" now. Have a look as he jails the phone ranger.

Video: Coach hits and kicks player during practice

Matt Kravchuk likely knew that playing with Holy Family University in Philadelphia was going to be a tough grind, but I'm guessing he didn't sign up for this. During a rebounding drill Kravchuk wasn't working hard enough for coach John O’Connor. O’Connor decided to "inspire" Kravchuk by knocking him to the ground and kicking him while yelling “get up!” Kravchuk – injured and bleeding, got up and went to the back of the line. O’Connor continued saying ”Got a little blood on ya? Good,” and then kicked him out of practice. O'Connor has been suspended. One hell of a coach.