Friday, November 28, 2008

In the papers today...

The New Oxford American Dictionary has declared that 'hypermiling' is the 2008 Word of the Year. It was coined by car expert Wayne Gerdes, and it means "an attempt to maximise gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one’s car and one’s driving techniques". Hypermilers employ techniques like driving under the speed limit, avoiding hills and maintaining proper tire pressure. The word beats other contenders, including 'aejwlk', 'hvkjahdvkjah' and 'yo'. No one knows what 'yo' means.
This story reminds me of: Epo 555 - Hyperschlieb (from Mafia) [BUY]

The fourth Moscow Millionaire Fair begins this week. The fair, organised by Miljonair magazine and just officially launched by Rafael Nadal, will feature exhibitions by more than 200 luxury companies and brands, including Volvo, Movenpick and King Koil. This comes in a year when the number of millionaires in Russia rose seven percent to 131,000. Apparently the number was closer to 131,022, but the statistics department refused to recognise names like Didier, Frank and John Abramovich.
This story reminds me of: The Lassie Foundation - I'm Stealin' To Be Your One In A Million (from Pacifico) [BUY]

Bruce Willis has received US$900,000 from Malaysian tech company Petra Group as a settlement for the lawsuit he filed against them last week. The actor had sued the company after investing US$2 million in it last year in technology that claimed to be able to recycle rubber from tyres. Had Brucey boy read the contract, however, he would have realised that the execs at Petra Group were actually taking the cash as payment for traumatising their kids with his penis in Color of Night.
This story reminds me of: Bruce Willis - Save the Last Dance for Me (from Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection) [BUY]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The one and only Righteous Babe is coming...the one and only little folk singer...Ani DiFranco Live in Singapore at the Esplanade Theatre on 10 Feb 2009...courtest of Greenhorn Productions...keep an eye on their facebook page for announcements soon.....

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