500 XL

500 XL Super Duper Big Earbud Speakers

Sometimes bigger IS really better, especially when it comes to sound. That’s why we took a puny pair of earbuds, put them in Fred’s highly technical Way Big machine, and created 500XL – it’s 500 times the size of the original! How great will these look on your desktop alongside your mp3 player or PC? 500XL includes a built-in amp and 3-way power – it runs on batteries; you can connect it to your PC’s USB port with the supplied cord; or plug it into the wall with a generic power supply (not included). The stand-up, peggable clamshell packaging really makes a statement.

OK, seriously. Someone please get me these.


Mother sacrificed her life by refusing cancer treatment so her premature baby would live | the Daily Mail

Four months into her pregnancy, Lorraine Allard was devastated to learn she was in the advanced stages of cancer.

Doctors advised her to have an abortion and start chemotherapy straight away.

Instead, with steadfast courage, she insisted on waiting long enough to give her unborn son a chance to survive, telling her husband Martyn: “If I am going to die, my baby is going to live.”


Passing The Buck

Israel wants to cut Gaza links after border breach | International | Reuters

Israel wants to cut its links with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip after militants blasted open the territory’s border with Egypt in defiance of an Israeli blockade, Israel’s deputy defence minister said on Thursday.

Israel, which occupied the Gaza Strip in 1967, pulled troops and settlers out in 2005 but still controls its northern and eastern borders, airspace and coastal waters, and has imposed a blockade it says is meant to counter militant rocket fire.

I’m sure this can all be solved by three rounds of Rock-Paper-Scissors between Egypt and Israel.

Tattoo You

Woman With Tattoo From Homemade Gun Got Sick – Kansas City News Story – KMBC Kansas City

Some women in Springfield are regretting their decision last week to get a tattoo from a door-to-door tattoo salesman. At least one person had to be hospitalized and the others face serious health risks.

Friday night, a man knocked on doors holding a tattoo gun and offering his services. Tamra Eason described the tool as homemade, but still agreed to pay for a tattoo. So did two other women in her apartment complex.

I’m sure the price was good.

Oh Dear Me!

So I’m assuming that Heath Ledger won’t be reprising his role as The Joker for a second time unless they pull off some sort of “Weekend At Bernies” type thing.