Mom: Talking Doll Called My Daughter 'a Slut'

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Dec. 10, 2006 — It's supposed to say sweet things to little girls like, "You're a wonderful friend," but push its button the wrong way and the Little Mermaid Shimmering Lights Ariel doll may say something else — "You're a slut," according to a California mother whose allegation came to light in a newspaper report.

I thought it was only the Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan dolls that where supposed to do that?


Carrie and I where reading the waiters blog when we got talking about coworkers and the drama of them. Here are a few that made our list:

1)At one of my last jobs I had a waiter who pretended to be British and faked his accent and background. It was funny whenever he got upset (which was often) the accent would suddenly disappear and his voice would go up three octaves. He was actually from Wisconsin!
2)Another coworker changed his name and refused to acknowledge anyone who called him by his given name, this included his mother when she visited him at work. He also is a drama queen from Wisconsin! What makes people from Wisconsin so ashamed of their state that they want to reinvent themselves???
3)Then there was the hypochondriac who one day when I walked behind the front desk of the hotel, she had three pill bottles out, was on the phone with her doctors office and had a light box with a reflector shinning on her to treat her SAD. When ever the news reported on some new and bizarre illness she would come down with it!
4)There was many years ago the day care worker who I heard from everyday when I dropped of my niece. She lived with her boyfriend, his two ex girlfriends, their kids, his best friend, brother, mom, grandmother and the grandmothers drunken boyfriend in a two bedroom condo. Everyday she would complain about her living condition to everyone. Thank God I only had to listen to it five minutes a day. I always felt sorry for her coworkers one of which was the boyfriend!

We could go on, the hotel and restaurant business is full of strange drama queens... not to mention the guests.


My heart & prayers goes out to the Kim family. You all have shown such courage and strength during the ordeal. For those who may not have heard this family of four was returning home after Thanksgiving and became stranded in the Oregon mountains. Three family members where rescued on Monday (Dec. 4th!) . James Kim an editor at Cnet had headed out on Saturday by foot to look for help. His body was located this afternoon.

Ogling Breasts Makes Men Live Longer

This is not a joke. It came from the New England Journal of Medicine.

Great news for girl watchers: Ogling over women's breasts is good for a man's health and can add years to his life, medical experts have discovered. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out" declared gerontologist Dr. Karen Weatherby.

Dr. Weatherby and fellow researchers at three hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany, reached the startling conclusion after comparing the health of 200 male outpatients - half of whom were instructed to look at busty females daily, the other half told to refrain from doing so. The study revealed that after five years, the chest-watchers had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and fewer instances of coronary artery disease.

"Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation," explains Dr. Weatherby. "There's no question: Gazing at breasts makes men healthier." "Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack in half. We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life four to five years."

Is this to good too be true?

Idiot of the week: From The Chimp-o-Matic: If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow.

This is an actual quote from Jan. 1, 2000
--George W. Bush


Aaaahhhh... such a cute kitten. You did see the kitten, right?

Yeah boss, about that shipment of cars...
Idiot of the week: This guy who fell asleep twenty stories up while washing windows. He may not be a true idiot but sleeping up that high, well it's close.