Saturday, June 28, 2008

25 years too old

The Egyptians have a law that limits the age gap between spouses to 25 years.

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The Egyptian authorities have banned a 92-year-old man from marrying a 17-year-old girl, the Egyptian al-Akhbar newspaper has reported.

The ministry of justice invoked a law which says the age gap between spouses should not exceed 25 years.

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That means, 17-year old girl can only be married by a man no older than 42 years.

That also means, if Rika Tolentino Kato is an Egyptian, Yusril would've not been allowed to marry her.

The same goes to Woody Allen, Billy Joel, and Rod Stewart.

While Michael Douglas - Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Harrison Ford - Calista Flockhart would be on the border.

However, as in "if there's will, there's a way", there's a catch in this law.

In special cases, the justice ministry does allow foreign men to marry Egyptian women more than 25 years their junior if they deposit a very large sum of money in the name of their wife at the Egyptian National Bank. (Didn't the Indonesian government try to implement something like this before?)

To be fair to the old man, though - if he is 92, he's only allowed to marry a 67-year old. Maybe we should let him make use the money he's earned all his life, lah...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Next generation soccer: topless

Austria 10 - Germany 5.

Whoa, wait. Didn't Germany beat Austria one-nil?

That's Euro. We're talking about Sexy Soccer, or topless soccer, or whatever you want to call it. It was played on the beach with one football, two goals, and two topless ladies teams.

"The traditional swapping of shirts afterwards was not an option as the six-a-side teams wore nothing but thongs, with the national colours painted on to their bare skin."

Get the idea? Picture to prove?

The players seem to be playing pretty hard...
"We played pretty hard, we even had some injuries, like I for example broke my toe nail," 29-year-old bank employee Doris Fastenmeir told Reuters.

But they're not professional players after all...
"I was supposed to hold the balls but I really have no idea how to do that," said German keeper Jana Bach. "Maybe it is because I am not all that much into soccer. I am more into shoes to be honest."

I'm a big fan of Germany. But after seeing the pictures, I think I'll be just a neutral soccer fan...

This is where all hooligans and bonek united...

Some nice pictures, also here.
Full report from Reuters.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

We love ice cream

Perhaps it's something that runs in my family. No one so far beats my dad, but certainly he's got a couple of contenders.

An old picture from our vacation in Myrtle Beach.

But what are our favorites? Pretty much any kind of ice cream. For sure, certain brands are better than the others.

Häagen-Dazs is definitely among the best, a truly premium brand with premium taste. Unfortunately, it comes with premium price. So, it's restricted to only premium occasions. Our favorite: its fondue (now) and Mint Chip Dazzler.
Oh yeah, high calorie dessert - 1270 calories and 38 grams of saturated fat. But, gosh, it's so good.

I also like Woody ice cream, back way years ago in Indonesia... I think Woody is a local brand, without any permission to use the Woodpecker icon. But for sure, it was among the best back then.

Ben and Jerry's was our favorite when we were in North Carolina. One shop on Chapel Hill's Franklin St. was our favorite during Summer time.

Baskin-Robbins used to be better than they are today, in my opinion. But with 31% off every 31st of the month, it certainly is a good deal, good value for the taste.

There was an ice cream parlor in Blok M (then moved to Pondok Indah), called Rendez-Vous. Again, my parents' favorite. Their sundae is superb!

And of course, soft ice cream -- anywhere, vanilla mixed with chocolate. Dairy Queen, Mc Donald's... My old time favorite is the one in Apotik Melawai on Jalan Melawai.

Yeah, we love ice cream.

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In God We Trust -- 4Real!

Everyone, meet Mr. We Trust, In God We Trust.

Steve Kreuscher from Zion, Illinois, has legally changed his name to "In God We Trust". He says the new name symbolizes the help God gave him during tough times and says he can't wait to begin signing his artwork with the new moniker.

This is the latest from a string of interesting names in the past years. The previous one, I remember 4Real, who was born last year, but finally named Superman. The New Zealand officials ruled against it.

Apparently, before that there have been some interesting names (or name changes), such as Optimus Prime, Jason Megatron Burrows, Metallica Tomaro, Yahoo Serious, Byron Low Tax Looper, Depressed Cupboard Cheesecake, and

More about the Transformers guys here.

Some other sites about unusual names: here, here, and here.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

On armpit sniffing

Just as hair pulling is not enough, there is armpit sniffing... oh wait, it's other people's armpits!!

I wonder how he does that... sneaking or by force? Either way it's so weird, that the guy might as well enjoy being caned...

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore man with a penchant for sniffing women's armpits was sentenced to 14 years in jail and 18 strokes of the cane for molesting his victims, a local newspaper reported Friday.

The 36-year-old, who the Straits Times said was mentally unstable, had previous convictions for drug and sex-related offences.

He molested 23 women over the course of 15 months, smelling their armpits and touching them in lifts, staircase landings and their homes, the paper said. He was caught after a housewife reported him to the police.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ana Ivanovic and traffic surge

The page Ana and the queens has suddenly become the number one destination of visit in the past few days. I really admire those people who "finally" got into this blog. They must have gone through hundreds of Google pages before it finally shows up.

Yes, Ana Ivanovic has, again, reached the French Open final for the second year in a row - playing today. This time she's the favorite, and, regardless of the result, will be the world's number one by Monday. finally won her first grand slam title, defeating Dinara Safina... with a few screams of "Hadje!"

I also found several good clips of Ana Ivanovic (there are tons of them) - below.

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Dreaming of a better world

Celebrating tennis and Roland Garros.

The crowd loves it... and so do I...

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

R-rated exhibition

Or NC-16, if there's such thing. Admission is free. No one under the age 16 is allowed. No short. No slippers. No photography.

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