Today, while hiding in a stock room reading a copy of Grey's Anatomy, I got to pondering celebrity body parts. No, not like that, take your mind out of the gutter, Toastie. I mean iconic body parts, like Kirk (and Michael) Douglas's dimple, Carl Malden's famous "ass nose", Stephen Hawking's prosthetic larynx, and Shirley Temple's precious curls. I began wondering how today's celebrities would look if they had a couple of iconic celebrity body parts attached to them. After about oh, half a second... [Read more]
Clicking a link to certain bestselling Kindle titles on Amazon today, may find you confronting an error message. D'you know why? Let me tell you: Amazon, the mahoosive behemoth mothership of ecommerce, is punishing Independent Publishers Group (IPG) - the second-largest book distributor in the USA - for refusing to sign a new agreement that heavily favors Amazon over the hand that feeds it. Mark Suchomel, President of IPG, said in an email blast yesterday, "I am disappointed to report that Amazo... [Read more]
Steve Jobs, the recently deceased/besmirched tech mogul who once reputedly "declared war" on Android and said that he felt "personally betrayed" by Google, is in for another kicking. This time, Taiwanese comedian and impersonator Ah-Ken has dragged Jobs' memory through the mud in a YouTube advert for Action Electronics’ Android-based ActionPad tablet and multi-language dictionary. Ah-Ken appears in the commercial dressed in the unmistakable Jobs garb of black polo neck sweater and jeans, with ad... [Read more]
Tongues are wagging at the FA headquarters this week, as England boss Fabio Capello resigned amind the John Terry racism controversy and the subsequent stripping of his captaincy. The favourite for the job is Harry Redknapp - a man who just got off with a tax evasion charge and who by his own admission cannot write - thereby cementing England's image abroad as a boorish, lying nation who prefer drinking themselves into oblivion and battering their opponents into a bloody pulp while claiming to b... [Read more]
the biggest news of the day has to be the fact that a contestant on American Idol fell of the stage. In fact, this starting occurrence slightly edges out the news that there will be a new edition of the IPad coming out [Read more]
Johnny Cash, the magnificent Man in Black, is to have his life honored later this year when a museum dedicated to his memory will open in country capital Nashville, TN. Cash, whose life was immortalized in the 2005 movie Walk the Line, would have been 80 this month. He died aged 71 in 2003. Cash's inevitable descent into the dark world of the artist began when he was a child living in Arkansas, picking cotton and singing with his family at the tender of five. His immersion in gospel music led to... [Read more]
We at Live Toast do occasionally write technical posts, just to let all you cats know that we're down with it. Know what a mean, Dawg, DOWN with the kids? In this age of rock-star coders and cookie-stuffing affiliate marketers it's easy to become bewildered by the tech tsunami and assume bloggers like ourselves aren't part of the struggle. But we are. We're freaking NINJAS, biatch, and don't you fuh-fuh-fuh-fuh-reakin' forget it, ai'ght? Haha, juss kiddin' with yer, son. If you were right here r... [Read more]
Image and story stolen from the NME.com website.
Men using the bathrooms at a German Rolling Stones tribute museum were amused recently to discover the urinals are actually large mouths with full red lips. The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World are renowned for their lips and tongue logo, but who expected to be peeing into it? The inspired artworks now confront any bloke getting their ya-ya's out at the museum in Luechow, Lower Saxony, providing a whole new angle on the British expression... [Read more]
If you're a regular revolutionary like we at LT, then you should take a moment away from the front lines* to be astounded, disgusted and ultimately thrilled to learn of a shocking move this week by evil empire Disney. The cartoon powerhouse went a three-toed step too far when they offered Mickey Mouse t-shirts for sale in a design inspired by artwork from a Joy Division album. Joy Division, one of the seminal electro-pop outfits of the 70s and 80s, still enjoy a huge following today, and fans of... [Read more]
Have you seen those clever Direct TV commercials? The ones where a chain of events leads to miserable circumstances (such as waking up in a roadside ditch) as a result of not subscribing to Direct TV?
Well, a similar-ish chain of events led to the New York Giants killing my cat. True story.
Here's how it went down: The night of Super Bowl XLII, February 3, 2008, found me avidly caulking the baseboards of the house we'd moved into a couple of months earlier. I had a caulking gun, a rag, and a ... [Read more]