Citations, sites, quotas and stuff that seem to be non-neglecteble. A more non-conform way to spy on the trends and the world.
Finibus Bonorum et Malorum is a work from Cicero. Chunks of this is a part of the Lorem ipsum - the dummytexts that is used in almost every sketch that creatives in advertising use.


Mattel launches Barbie clothes for women

Yahoo! News: " Toy maker Mattel Inc (NYSE:MAT - news), known for Barbie fashion dolls, is expanding the plastic icon's domain to include high-end designer clothing and accessories for adult women. [...] Weak sales of Barbie dolls, a lackluster retail environment, and strong competition have hurt Mattel recently. The company is working to raise Barbie's non-toy profile as well as tap a grown-up fan base as part of a long term plan to reinvigorate the toy brand."



Real people who have relationships with Barbaras

Boing Boing: "Like many born in the sun sign Cancer, Sidore is a
homebody, but then, she couldn't leave the comfort of the bed she
shares with Davecat even if she wanted to because Sidore is a 100-pound solid silicone Real Doll."


Hanging victim thought Halloween prank

United Press International: "The 42-year-old woman, who lived in Frederica, hung suspended from a branch for several hours, easily visible to passing motorists who dismissed it as a Halloween prank and did not alert authorities."

The Toy - SMS Controlled Vibrator

Shiny Shiny: "The Toy is discreet - as all such toys should be - remaining invisible during Bluetooth searches. And since it isn't activated until the message is read, discretion won't be undone by sounds of surprise."

Billiard with a hamster

The Sun Online: "Drunken Ackland, 31, had already tormented the tiny creature by: TRYING to “pot” her like a snooker ball using a table leg as a cue; POSTING her through a neighbour’s letterbox as a sick prank; HURLING her out of ground-floor and upstairs windows, damaging one of her legs."
John Ackland probably will loose more than his freedom - it's probable that his girlfriend won't take him back after his rather strange way to handle her pet hamster.

Late for the doc

Guardian Unlimited: "``It was total chaos,'' Horner said. ``There were so many people there that we didn't know who had been hit and injured, or who the witnesses were.''"
87-year-old Ruth Otto was in a hurry. She did miss the parking lot and smashed her car into the lobby of the hospital in Bismarck, USA.


Living skeleton

Yahoo! News: "Mothers use his name to scare their children while even adults hope they don't bump into him in the dark -- for more than 40 years Gopal Haldar has been making his living in India's Sunderbans mangrove region as a ghost. Measuring a mere 1.21 meters (four feet) and weighing a slight 24 kilograms (52 pound), Haldar -- now near to retirement age -- says he has been malnourished all his life." via (Boing Boing)

Explosive teeth

AZ Central: An Army sergeant based at Fort Huachuca walked into a bank Monday, his mouth covered in duct tape, and presented a note saying he had a bomb in his mouth, police said.[---]A bomb squad robot removed the tape. Robinson said once the tape was taken off, Lewis spat out an unidentified object, which was not an explosive device. (via Boing Boing