Monday, June 11, 2007
There is a whole site dedicated to her Fuc**'n Ugliness:
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Rooftop Smoking: 230 Fifth
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2007
By Michael Moretti
Cigar lovers are running out of room to smoke in New York City, so we set our sights on the heavens and ventured upward. This summer we will be checking out cigar-friendly rooftops in the Big Apple. Follow along and take notes, and when you're in the area, check them out. Here is our first stop.
The sprawling size of the roof deck is what probably makes 230 Fifth a more cigar-friendly environment than most rooftop venues. Although cigar smokers yearn for the outdoors as much as the next person, often times the open air is not big enough for cigar smokers, cigarette smokers and nonsmokers alike. Lovers of the premium hand-rolled leaf are usually the ones who fear the short end of the stick. Atop the 20th floor of the New York Market Center building at the 230 Fifth rooftop gardens, however, there is room enough for everyone.
When you step off the elevator you walk not into the open air but rather a massive lounge room, big enough for 600 of your closest friends, with floor-to-ceiling windows and ostentatious décor that you might expect from a creator whose past ventures include the famed Roxy and Palladium nightclubs. Walk up a floating staircase and you will find our airy, cigar-friendly destination.
During a recent trip on a mild Friday evening, my friends and I made the climb. We strolled out on the deck and arranged ourselves around a cluster of wood and metal benches, tables and chairs situated among the groups of young professionals and hip urbanites. We contemplated finding a far-flung corner of the massive 14,000-square-foot place in which to light up -- fearing that we might attract the loathing of our fellow happy hour patrons, but it wasn't necessary. We sat down and the ashtrays were at the ready. There was a brief hesitation with the absence of cigar ashtrays, but inhibitions were soon abated when one of the gorgeous cocktail waitresses, scantily clad in black, seemed almost pleased that we were smoking cigars
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007
By Michael Moretti
For 75 years Zippo has been a celebrated name in American manufacturing and a benchmark in lighters. But the Zippo name does not carry the same resonance with cigar smokers. The lack of a butane flame in the company's product line has caused a majority of cigar smokers to steer clear of the traditional Zippo lighter because of the powerful scent produced by its lighter fluid. Finally, after an initial failed approach, Zippo is primed to release a new windproof butane torch flame lighter called the Zippo Blu.
The Blu looks like a close cousin of the windproof traditional Zippo lighter, with the same box-like shape, except its edges are rounded off, and it is slightly larger. The lid makes the familiar "click" when you open it, and there is the flint wheel ignition system for which Zippo is known. The big divergence is, of course, the blue torch flame that takes the place of the wick and lighter fluid flame used in the traditional Zippo model. The Blu is being released specifically with cigar smokers in mind, said Zippo chief executive officer Gregory Booth in a recent interview with Cigar Insider. What makes it even more attractive for a cigar smoker is the lifetime guarantee, which comes with all Zippo lighters. In the event something goes wrong, you can send it back to Zippo directly and they will fix it for you.
The flame cannot be adjusted, which can be frustrating. During in-office testing, we also experienced some flutters in the consistency of the flame. The entry-level Zippo Blus are set to retail for $39.95. Combined with the lifetime guarantee (and American craftsmanship) it's hard to ignore the value of that product. Other Zippo Blus will retail for much more, depending on the style of finish and type of metal plating, and a gold lighter will retail for $3,000.
Look for the Zippo Blu on local retailer shelves starting in September or go to www. zippo.com.
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1967 Lincoln Continental
Dealer: Trobys Memory Lane
Location: South Hackensack, New Jersey
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UMass offers Grateful Dead class
BOSTON -- Listen up all you Dead Heads. How would you like to go to college and study The Grateful Dead?
Coming up this fall, the University of Massachusetts will host a series of events studying the impact of The Grateful Dead on American culture.
The UMass class includes a three-day symposium, guest speakers and gallery presentations all about the Grateful Dead.
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Why was Paris Hilton released?
From correspondents in Los Angeles
June 11, 2007 02:10pm
Article from: Agence France-Presse
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PARIS Hilton's billionaire grandfather donated money to the election campaign of the sheriff who released the 26-year-old American hotel heiress from jail, it has been revealed.
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LG says steam machine saves water, too
LG has launched the world’s first steam washing machine which it claims will do the ironing.
The Korean electronics giant says the technology in its £900 Steam Direct Drive Washing Machine improves the washing performance and ensures the machine is more water- and energy-efficient.
But perhaps the feature that will excite the most interest is the ‘refresh’ programme. This uses steam to remove creases in garments in just 20 minutes, eliminating the need for ironing, says LG.
The efficiency claims are based on the machine's dual spray system. This sprays hot steam on to clothes continuously for 40 minutes, which is claimed to cut water usage by 35 per cent, and energy usage by 21 per cent compared with traditional washers.
However, the steam function is only for intensive stains and not for normal washing, so it's only going to provide a saving on certain washes.
'Revolutionary steam feature'
Owners can also pay extra for a remote display which allows them to check the progress of the wash cycle from any room in the house.
Hugh Jung, LG General Product Manager for White Goods, said: ‘With its revolutionary steam feature this machine is a further example of why LG is an innovations leader, improving people’s lives by creating convenient products. LG believes this newest offering will transform the way consumers manage their laundry as well as the environment’.
The LG Steam Direct Drive Washing Machine is available from UK stores in a variety of colours including black, cherry, rose, pearl white and aqua blue.
Which? will be testing the machine and publishing the results in November.
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If you can't laugh about this you need help.... This is a supposedly a true story from the Word Perfect help line. Needless to say the help desk employee was fired; however, the person is currently suing the Word Perfect organization for "termination without cause". This is from the taped conversation leading up to dismissal :
"Word Perfect Technical Desk, may I help you?"
"Yes, well, I'm having trouble with Word Perfect."
"What sort of trouble?"
"Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away."
"Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?"
"It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type."
"Are you still in Word Perfect, or did you get out?"
"How do I tell?"
"Can you see the C: prompt on the screen?"
"What's a sea-prompt?"
"Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?"
"There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type!"
"Does your monitor have a power indicator?"
"What's a monitor?"
"It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV.
"Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on?"
"I don't know."
"Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that?"
"Yes, I think so."
"Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall."
".......Yes, it is."
"When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?"
"Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable."
"Okay, here it is."
"Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer."
"I can't reach."
"Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?"
"Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?"
"Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle-it's because it's dark."
"Yes-the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window."
"Well, turn on the office light then."
"No? Why not?"
"Because there's a power outage."
"A power... A power outage? Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?"
"Well, yes, I keep them in the closet."
"Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."
"Really? Is it that bad?"
"Yes, I'm afraid it is."
"Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?"
"Tell them you're too stupid to own a computer."
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