Crazy 8 Million Dollar iPhone

Some of you like me may have grown up watching The Six Million Dollar Man, but how about an $8,000,000 iPhone? Stuart Hughes, the British jeweler known for his expensive remakes of popular gadgets, is at it again, this time with a diamond-clad iPhone 4 with a price tag of 5 million pounds, or roughly $8 million.The handmade bezel contains approximately 500 individual flawless diamonds that total more than 100 carats; there’s 53 additional diamonds in the back, and the main navigation button is made of platinum, holding a single cut 7.4 carat pink diamond. If you know diamonds, all of this probably means something to you; to us, it just sounds really, really expensive.

8 million dollar iphone image diamonds

Only two of these will ever be made, so don’t worry: if you buy one, the chances of bumping into someone who has the exact same phone at a party are quite slim.  And to think I am afraid to drop my current iPhone, with this one I would need a bullet-proof case!

Crazy, Weird Urinal

weird urinalNot sure what is more strange, this story or the fact that there is a restaurant name that combines the term ‘honest’ and ‘lawyer’ together!

A urinal shaped like a woman’s wide-open mouth has been flushed out of the men’s room of a Hamilton eatery following a nearly year-long public outcry.

The glossy, red-lipped loo at The Honest Lawyer restaurant sparked a letter writing campaign that attracted almost 1,100 people, including Ontario’s NDP leader and Hamilton’s mayor.

Some people argued the “Kisses! urinal” — manufactured by Bathroom Mania! in the Netherlands — was art or just a joke.

The Woman Abuse Working Group, a coalition of 24 organizations, disagreed and led efforts to oust what it considered to be an offensive water closet. Lenore Lukasik-Foss, chairwoman of the group, said Monday she’s “shocked, excited and thrilled” that it’s gone. “It’s not a joke to pee into a woman’s mouth,” she said. The group was concerned about women’s safety and the message the urinal, which had been there since the restaurant opened in February 2007, sent to men in the bar.

“They’re drinking and maybe hoping to connect with a special person and then they’re going to the bathroom and peeing into a woman’s mouth,” said Lukasik-Foss, who’s also director of the Sex Assault Centre. “Granted it’s sort of a cartoonish version, but still it’s clearly a woman’s mouth.”

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who had sent a letter to owner Greg Sandwell asking him to consider the outcry from women’s groups, said she was pleased it had been removed. “It was something that was causing a great deal of concern around the Hamilton area,” said Horwath, who represents the riding in which the restaurant is located.

“I’ve been to the Honest Lawyer with many different people, including men, and nobody ever gave me the heads up.” Sandwell could not immediately be reached for comment. On its website, the manufacturer says “‘Kisses!’ transforms a daily event into a blushing experience.” It also adds: “This is one target men will never miss.”

Meike van Schijndel said in an email from Holland that she devised the design for an art school project, and lots of men and women like the “cartoonish looking mouth.”

“The thought that this urinal only represents a man peeing in a woman’s mouth never even occurred to me while making it,” said van Schijndel, who added interpretation of her work lies in people’s imaginations. “Luckily for all those women who feel offended, they will never run into a ‘Kisses’ at a restroom.”

While the designer defends the urinals as sensual art, a complaint led a McDonald’s outlet in The Netherlands to remove them in 2006. The complainant was an American who saw her work in a magazine, not in real life, said van Schijndel.

The designer said a “bad” copy of her work was removed from a public washroom near Austria’s national opera in Vienna in 2006 after complaints from politicians. In 2004, Virgin Airways apologized and ditched plans to install a pair at its lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport after the National Organization for Women called them “degrading.”

Perform Eye Surgery on Yourself at Home

I was pretty shocked when I saw this, I mean who the hell would have the guts to shoot a laser into their own eye?

I hope these folks have some serious amount of insurance!!

The Complete LASIK@Home Kit (patent pending) includes everything you need to complete the procedure.

  • Scal-Pal™ Hand-Operated Combination Femtosecond/Excimer Laser
  • Mild sedative (diazepam 4mg)
  • No-Blink™ brand Eye Drops
  • Detailed Instructions and QuickStart Guide
  • Protective Post-Op Sleep Mask

do it yourself eye surgery

I can’t even bring myself to give you the website for this do it yourself eye mutilation kit, so Google it yourself to find out.