Archive for March 27, 2009


Vince Shlomi, the “ShamWow” guy, was arrested for giving a Miami Beach hooker the “Slap Chop” after she bit his tongue.

The Smoking Gun reported:

Meet Vince Shlomi. He’s probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers. Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she “propositioned him for straight sex.” Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly “bit his tongue and would not let go.” Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. The affidavit, a copy of which you’ll find here, notes that during the 4 AM fight Harris sustained facial fractures and lacerations all over her face (she is pictured here in mug shots snapped following busts in 2008 and 2005).

Here’s Vince promoting his latest product the “Slap Chop”:

The Slap Chop- Good on nuts… Not for hookers.

UPDATE: Ouch! It looks like Vince was ShamWowed:

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This past election confirmed my growing fear that Americans’ ignorance, particularly on economic issues, has now become a mortal danger to our nation’s future. Today’s Rasmussen poll reinforces that belief. Try to square the following responses with one another:

Two-thirds of U.S. voters (66%) think President Obama is likely to raise taxes on people who less than $250,000 per year. That figure includes 47% who say he is Very Likely to do so.

Fair enough. 34% are apparently still expecting Obama to pay their mortgage for them, and still wait patiently for the magical unicorns to show up.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters think raising taxes on those who earn more than $250,000 per year would be good for the economy. But voters in general prefer tax cuts over more government spending.

So voters in general realize that tax cuts are better than more government spending, at least when it comes to people like themselves, but a slim majority rationalizes tax increases on other people as “good for the economy.” Scary.

Thirty-three percent (33%) of all voters now expect their taxes to go up under Obama.

All voters know their taxes will go up if they make $250,000 per year or more. 66% believe Obama will raise taxes on people who make less than that. What sort of blind faith do you have to have in order to conclude that Obama will stop raising taxes at a level just above your own salary? What hypocrisy and lack of morality to even hope for it?

The other explanation is that most Americans are so hopeless that they don’t expect to make what they did under President Bush, and therefore don’t expect to pay extra taxes.

Thirty-six percent (36%) of Americans think the federal government should limit the annual earnings of corporate executives to no more than $1 million, and nearly as many say the same about athletes and move stars.

Class warfare and irreconcilable economic stupidity are on the march, at the exact point when people should be educating themselves. If we plan to ever become again the nation of opportunity our forebears left us, we’ve got work to do.

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Since 2004, the company behind the Hotelicopter has been working to modify a Soviet-made Mil V-12 into two world firsts: the “world’s biggest helicopter” and the “world’s first flying hotel.”

As you might have guessed, the experience on board the Hotelicopter is far from your standard Motel 6. This gigantic flying Titanic machine features everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel—from private entertainment systems and room service to extras like spa treatments, yoga classes, gaming and a tea garden.

If you were wondering just how big and powerful this flying hotel really is, check out the specs:

* Dimensions Length: 42 m (137 ft)
* Height: 14m (45 ft)
* Maximum Takeoff Weight: 105850 kg (232,870 lb)
* Maximum speed: 255 km/h (137 kt) (158 miles/h)
* Cruising speed: 237 km/h (127 kt) (147 miles/h)
* Original Mi Range: 515 km (320 mi)
* Our augmented Mi Range – 1,030 km (640 mi)

The inaugural flight is set to take place on June 26th for an undisclosed price. Obviously, only the affluent need apply—but anyone that is interested can head on over to the Hotelicopter website to get more info about setting up a reservation. [Hotelicopter Thanks Zlooop!]

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For some reason I like to mess about and create labels for the beers I brew, and here are a couple of ideas for LimeLight, let me know what you think.

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Hillary Clinton smiles next to an image of the Virgin of Guadaloupe during a visit at the Virgin’s Basilica in Mexico City, Thursday, March 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Daniel Aguilar)

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If you want to see what the future holds for the US under socialist/communist leadership, take a look at what’s happening in France.  19% unemployment, violent protests, and hostage situations.  This also shows why you don’t negotiate with terrorists.  A couple of weeks ago, Sony employees held their boss hostage hoping for better severance pay.  It worked, so 3M employees did the same thing.  They should all be jailed.

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We’re still trying to wrap our heads around some of the indecipherable verbiage the company has used to describe it, but it looks like Concord’s C1 QuantumGravity watch is at last very much real, and one step closer to actually being available (to a very select few). As you can see above, while there’s still a few finishing touches remaining, the watch itself is pretty faithful to all those early renders that the company has been teasing us with since January, right down to the magical “fluorescent nanoparticle liquid” that’s used to indicate the life remaining in the 3-day power reserve. Those curious about all things mechanical and tiny can also get a look at the complete build process by hitting up the read link below, or simply head on past the break for a video full of much spinning and unnecessary Matrix-style imagery.

[Via Watchluxus]

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UMPC Portal has gone through the trouble of putting every netbook and UMPC released in recent history into one big collage.

Sure, you could probably pick out a model or two that aren’t here (especially since I cropped a row for the lead shot), but if this picture illustrates anything, it’s that, yes, the netbook market has become commoditized—though only at the cost of also becoming horrendously confusing with all the product spam. [UMPC Portal via ElectricPig]


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