Friday, April 6, 2007

Poppy Montgomery

Your Babe for the Weekend-Poppy Montgomery
Without a Trace star Poppy montgomery
Without a Trace Sundays at 10pm eastern on CBS

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Rose Mcgowan - Watch a funny movie here

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The rolling stone cover shoot. Meow rose mcgowan

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Song of the day/Movie of the Day

Talking Heads-Psycho Killer


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Grindhouse Entertainment Weekly Photoshoot

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Story of the day-New York International auto show.

2007 New York Auto Show Reveals and Appeals
The annual spring showcase draws a horde of media for the parade of elite executives, industry awards, and concept cars. Here are this year's happenings

2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR

Infiniti EX Concept debut NY Auto Show

Spring officially arrived on March 21, the date of the vernal equinox, but the real harbinger of spring is not that date, the first robin sighting is the start of the Major League Baseball season. No way.

Infiniti G coupe
On sale: summer 2007
Infiniti recently overhauled its $31,000 G sedan, and in New York the company introduced a stylish two-door counterpart to the vehicle. The big story with the G coupe is its pioneering use of Nissan's new, 3.7-liter V-6 engine, which puts out approximately 330 horsepower.

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It's the early April frenzied Media Days at the annual New York Auto Show and timing that also signals the start of Easter and Passover festivities – causing angst to some of the 4,000 motoring media mavens (M3's) who pre-registered.

Most of the M3's will stand, sit and shuffle their way for two days through 480 minutes (24 press conferences at :20-minutes each) of wheel spiels for:

• Reveals, "Presenting the new 2008 whatever in amazing aborigine."

• Appeals, "Join me in welcoming – insert name – our new vice president of …"

• Meals, "Enjoy the luscious free lunch that cost us a small fortune."

• Deals, "Press kits, DVDs and videos are available after this conference"

• …And of course, suffer from a terminal case of carpel hand-shaking syndrome, sore feet, deadened auditory senses and all, augmented by terrible public transportation and expensive hotel rooms.

But, hey … it's the New York Auto Show and its NEW YORK. It's the biggest show on or off Broadway or uptown or downtown or midtown, with more bright lights, auto company stars and certainly cars.

The Elite of Auto Execs Have Gathered

New York's show attracts probably more corporate ‘C's" – you know, CEOs, COOs, CMO's, CSO's, CIO's, CRO's and CCA's than any auto show. This is the business media capital of the world so auto's top execs get face time somewhere, sometime, somehow in print, radio, Internet, cable news, broadcast news and internal news shows too from the Javits Center during the two day show.

A few blocks uptown at a Times Square hotel, the annual Morgan Stanley Global Automotive Conference is also underway. This prestigious two-day conference attracts the biggest, best and brightest of automotive executives from the manufacturing, retailing, media and supplier industries both domestically and internationally. Why? Simple. With billions at stake the investment community needs to know.

This is more than an industry networking meet and greet – it's strictly business. A Who's Who list of speakers and panelists cover a variety of topics ranging from marketing to manufacturing to retailing and everything in-between.

Respected automotive executives scheduled to speak include Roger Penske, CEO, United Auto Group; John Mendel, EVP, American Honda Motor Co.; Allan Mulally, CEO Ford Motor Co.; Frank Witter, CEO & CFO Volkswagen of America; Bob Carter, GVP and GM, Lexus Division of Toyota; and, Mark Igo, VP & GM, Infiniti Division of Nissan.

One of the highlights of the conference is the annual Wall Street Awards dinner at New York's award winning restaurant, Cipriani at 42nd, which Wednesday night recognized leading automotive stock performers from 2006, innovative dealers, and included a panel of the industry's leading automotive journalists as well as a group of high-profile ultra-luxury brand execs.

Concept Cars Constellation

No one knows if they'll ever be produced, but some of the most dazzling displays of incredibly stunning automobiles – the stars of the show – for the near or long term or maybe never, make even the most cynical, jaded gearhead stop and stare. Among those on display this year are the following:

Honda – The Accord Coupe Concept demonstrates the styling direction for the upcoming, eighth-generation Accord. A more powerful and lower-emissions V6 promises to provide higher fuel efficiency. For safety, a front-end frame structure that helps absorb and disperse crash energy in a frontal impact.

Toyota – The concept FT-HS, is a mid-price sports car with either a potent hybrid powertrain or a V6 with 400 hp – both come with essential sports car fundamentals. This two-plus-two concept is a front-engine, rear-drive sports car with a projected zero-to-60 acceleration in the four-second range. Ecology and emotion combine.

Mazda – The Nagare concept features butterfly-wing doors, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell drive train and a novel one-plus-three seating arrangement - the driver sits alone up front, with the rear given over to 'lounge-seating' for three.

Kia – The Rondo SX Concept features an aggressive front and rear fascias, sportier grille inserts and other exciting exterior details. Key front-end changes include a larger lower air intake, an integrated SX-styled front fascia, new brake cooling ducts as well as a restyled metal-mesh-insert front grille to match.

Mazda – The Mazda Hakaze is a four-seat coupe style compact crossover SUV. Outside, the side body panels are textured to give the impression of sand dunes rippled by the wind and the body shape creates a muscular and taut look. The rear part of its roof is removable which gives it a feel similar to a roadster.

Suzuki – Inspired by Suzuki's championship-winning sport bikes, the Zuk concept offers solid functionality both on the road and the track. The sporty Zuk is powered by a 300-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled engine matched to a five-speed manual transmission.

Saab – The Saab BioPower 100 Concept showcases the first production-based turbo engine to be optimized for pure, eco-friendly bioethanol (E100) fuel. The result is a level of performance never seen before from a road car using this fuel: 300 horsepower with greatly reduced carbon dioxide emissions.

Lexus – The new LF-A is a supercar with world-class performance. A top speed of 200 mph is not only possible but probable with a 500-plus horsepower V10 engine. Its front mid-engine placement, along with a rear-mounted transaxle and radiators, allows for excellent weight distribution. The convertible version LF-C was also on display.

Automotive Television Advertising Awards

Years ago, a former colleague turned entrepreneur, started his own advertising agency with a great name: The Ad Works. It would be great if it rang true all the time, no matter the medium. Unfortunately, it's not and it doesn't.

While some media types will say the market is shifting, others say fickle, and the more realistic and practical like Jan Thompson, vice president of marketing at Nissan, disagree. At the show yesterday morning she told me, "The media market has been augmented with the Internet and other techno-innovations, but what has changed is our ability as advertisers to now target our customers precisely. It's narrow focus, not a one-size-fits-all which it doesn't do."

One of the mediums hit dramatically, other than automotive buff books, with ad revenue is television. Sure, it's still huge and the biggest category, but it is losing its potency.

That's why IAG Research, a television ad effectiveness measurement company decided to honor their clients and potential ones in the automobile business and ran the first IAG Automotive Advertising Awards. Over 1,400 commercials were reviewed to see who had the best synergy between the advertiser and the consumer. The winners were announced during the NYIAS breakfast:

Most Effective Overall Ad: Luxury

Lexus LS 460 – Self-Parking Demonstration

Most Effective Overall Ad: Non-Luxury

Ford Escape Hybrid – Kermit the Frog It's Not Easy Being Green

Most Liked Ad: Luxury or Non-Luxury

Honda Pilot – The Troll Stops a Family

Most Effective Established Nameplate Launch Campaign

Volkswagen Passat Wagon – Safe Happens

Taxi! They're Inside Javits, Seldom Outside

Non-rich denizens of New York City, specifically the island of Manhattan, seldom own a car or drive in the city. It's just too expensive. Space in a garage, when available, is known to cost several hundred dollars a month, insurance costs are insane, rules for parking on the street are notoriously complex and convoluted which results in easy-to-get parking tickets with very costly fines.

Enter the ubiquitous yellow cabs of New York. Like ‘em or not, clean or dirty, smelly or fresh, cool or hot, when visiting the Big Apple you've gotta, gonna take ‘em. And in honor of the 100th anniversary of the modern-day taxi, a group called the Design for Public Trust is exhibiting several innovative prototypes of future taxis at the NY Auto Show.

Contributing to the imaginative display are manufacturers, design consultants, technology contributors and academic partners. Nine different taxi prototypes will be displayed with other taxi-related material.

And, if you're really lucky, in honor of Mayor Bloomberg's designation of "Taxi Week" in NYC during the public days of the auto show, you will be able to see the Empire State Building lit up in yellow. Now, that's a NY moment. Taxi!

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Is it a living room? Is it a comfy study? No, it's a car!
The one-of-a-kind Daily News couch car - a solution to high gas prices with all the comforts of home - goes on display tomorrow at the 2007 New York International Auto Show.

This battery-powered beauty, equipped with a custom sound system, is excellent for tooling around town or for shorter trips - like to the refrigerator.

Of course, the less energetic can just stretch out, read The News or nap on the comfy-cushioned made-to-order couch.

This cutting-edge contraption also comes with a video system and something you won't find in too many vehicles nowadays - a custom-made fireplace.

The couch car already is the talk of the automotive media. You can see what the fuss is about in the Javits Center's North Concourse.

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Ford Shelby GT500KR
On sale: spring 2008

Ford Shelby GT500KR
On sale: spring 2008
When Ford's Shelby GT500KR hits the streets next year, it will be the most powerful Mustang in history. Ford plans to build 1,000 units of the GT500KR, a vehicle which uses a 5.4-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that puts out approximately 540 horsepower.

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2008 Cadillac CTS
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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Die Hard 4

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

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On the July 4th holiday, an attack on the vulnerable United States infrastructure begins to shut down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the scheme has figured out every modern angle -- but he never figured on an old-school "analog" fly in the "digital" ointment: John McClane. No mask. No cape. No problem.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller and Sequel

Release Date: June 27th, 2007 (wide)

Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution

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Die Hard: The Music Video

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Kurt Donald Cobain (R.I.P) 1967-1994

Kurt Donald Cobain (R.I.P) 1967-1994

Kurt Donald Cobain was found dead from a self-inflicted
shotgun wound in his home on the 8th of April 1994.

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The Suicidal Note of Kurt Donald Cobain, 1967-1994

To Boddah
Speaking from the tongue of an experienced simpleton who obviously would rather be an emasculated, infantile complain-ee. This note should be pretty easy to understand.

All the warnings from the punk rock 101 courses over the years, since my first introduction to the, shall we say, ethics involved with independence and the embracement of your community has proven to be very true. I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with reading and writing for too many years now. I feel guity beyond words about these things.

For example when we're back stage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins., it doesn't affect me the way in which it did for Freddie Mercury, who seemed to love, relish in the the love and adoration from the crowd which is something I totally admire and envy. The fact is, I can't fool you, any one of you. It simply isn't fair to you or me. The worst crime I can think of would be to rip people off by faking it and pretending as if I'm having 100% fun. Sometimes I feel as if I should have a punch-in time clock before I walk out on stage. I've tried everything within my power to appreciate it (and I do,God, believe me I do, but it's not enough). I appreciate the fact that I and we have affected and entertained a lot of people. It must be one of those narcissists who only appreciate things when they're gone. I'm too sensitive. I need to be slightly numb in order to regain the enthusiasms I once had as a child.

On our last 3 tours, I've had a much better appreciation for all the people I've known personally, and as fans of our music, but I still can't get over the frustration, the guilt and empathy I have for everyone. There's good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too fucking sad. The sad little, sensitive, unappreciative, Pisces, Jesus man. Why don't you just enjoy it? I don't know!

I have a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy and a daughter who reminds me too much of what i used to be, full of love and joy, kissing every person she meets because everyone is good and will do her no harm. And that terrifies me to the point to where I can barely function. I can't stand the thought of Frances becoming the miserable, self-destructive, death rocker that I've become.

I have it good, very good, and I'm grateful, but since the age of seven, I've become hateful towards all humans in general. Only because it seems so easy for people to get along that have empathy. Only because I love and feel sorry for people too much I guess.

Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. I'm too much of an erratic, moody baby! I don't have the passion anymore, and so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away.

Peace, love, empathy.
Kurt Cobain

Frances and Courtney, I'll be at your alter.
Please keep going Courtney, for Frances.
For her life, which will be so much happier without me.

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BABE OF THE DAY-Brittany Murphy

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Paul Oakenfold feat Brittany Murphy - Faster Kill Pussycat

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Eminem Having Sex......... - The best home videos are here

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Song of the day/Movie of the Day

Eminem - Guilty Conscience

8 mile

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Story of the Day-John Walker Lindh

Story of the day
John Walker Lindh appeals sentence in US
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John Phillip Walker Lindh (born February 9, 1981) is an American citizen who was captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan while fighting there for the Taliban. His capture made worldwide headlines. Walker prefers to go by the name Hamza Walker Lindh today, although during his time in Afghanistan, he went by Suleyman al-Faris.

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The story of 20-year-old John Walker Lindh, known as the "American Taleban", has shocked America.
Captured by US forces in Afghanistan with a group of Taleban and al-Qaeda fighters who survived the bloody Mazar-e-Sharif revolt, Mr Walker now faces charges of conspiring to kill US nationals and aiding Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network.

The question being asked is: What led a "bright and quiet" middle-class child from California to fight against his fellow Americans in a far-off country?

His parents believe he was brainwashed, and his friends say there were no signs that he planned to become a jihadi, or holy warrior, as he described himself to a Newsweek reporter.

"This is a kid who would freeze from fear... totally not streetwise," his mother Marilyn Walker said.


Named after the former Beatle John Lennon, John Walker Lindh was born in Washington DC in February 1981.

His father Frank Lindh, an Irish Catholic, worked at the US Justice Department by day and studied law by night, until he graduated with honours and joined a law firm.

A neighbour quoted by the Washington Post described the Lindhs as a "Birkenstock family... very earnest, very nice, very intellectual."

When John was 10, the family moved to Marin County, one of California's wealthiest counties and often caricaturised as "hot-tub haven".

In California he attended what has been described as an elite alternative high school, where students were allowed to shape their own studies.

His teachers say he was a good student. And the US media have portrayed him as an average, if quiet teenager, with a basketball hoop in the drive and an interest in hip hop music.

At some point in his mid teens, John Walker is said to have stopped visiting hip hop internet sites and to have begun exploring Islamic ones instead.


His parents believe his interest in Islam may have been sparked by the autobiography of Malcolm X, which he read when he was 16.

That same year he told his parents he wanted to convert to Islam and he began attending a mosque.

He studied the Koran, adopted the name Sulayman and started wearing a long white robe and a turban. He also got rid of his collections of hip hop and rap CDs.

In 1998, when his parents were splitting up, John Walker asked them for money to go to Yemen. He said it was the best country to learn the "pure" dialect of Arabic used in the Koran.

After a year in Yemen, he was back in California, studying at a San Francisco mosque.

But his friends there say he seemed restless and no longer felt comfortable in the US.

He returned to Yemen in February 2000, a few days before his 19th birthday. It was the last time his parents saw him.

'Model student'

In retrospect, Frank Lindh says the signs that his son was "changing" came in an exchange of e-mails after the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole which was docked in Yemen.

Mr Lindh recalls that John Walker suggested that by docking its ship there, the US had committed an act of war.

"It was clear he had developed a different point of view," Mr Lindh told Newsweek magazine.

John Walker then told his parents he would enrol at a madrassa (a religious school) in the village of Bannu, in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier province.

His teacher, Mufti Mohammad Iltimas said he was a model student. In his conversations with him, he said, John Walker talked about feeling alone in the US and "comfortable and at home" at the madrassa.

However, not even at the madrassa did he seem to like socialising, reportedly saying it was a waste of time.

Last May, John Walker sent an e-mail to his parents saying he might travel to "someplace cooler" for the summer and asked his father for money.

No mention of Afghanistan was made, Mr Lindh said.

After that, the first news they had of their son came eight months later when they saw him on television in the hands of US troops. He gave his name as Abdul Hamid.

Al-Qaeda training

According to the affidavit filed against him, Mr Walker told US interrogators that in May he had joined a paramilitary training camp run by a Kashmiri militant group in Pakistan.

He then chose to join the Taleban.

He told a Newsweek reporter that he entered Afghanistan "to help the Islamic government... because the Taleban are the only government that actually provides Islamic law."

There he was then sent for seven weeks to an al-Qaeda training camp, where he is said to have met Osama Bin Laden who thanked him for taking part in the jihad.

Asked by a reporter about his experience in Afghanistan, he replied: "It's exactly what I thought it would be."

Did he think he had been fighting on the right side?

"Definitely," was the answer.