Archive for the 'People' Category

More cash handouts (this time in Jersey)

In completely unrelated news to the Modern Day Robin Hood story it was reported that property tycoon and Multi-Millionaire David Kirch has started yesterday to hand out £100 (USD195) early Christmas presents to every Jersey (channel islands) citizen aged 70 or above. Since yesterday, anyone aged 70-plus can go to his or her parish hall [...]


Christmas shopping for the egotist: Get a Personal Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

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It seems to be good times for all our self-centered contemporaries who now also can get their kind of share of importance. For the “negligible” amount of USD 270,000 you can now commission the wax artists of the Tussauds group to immortalize you…

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Starbucks: It’s Red Again campaign

Don’t take this post as a blunt advertisement for lattes, motchas or cappuccinos. This year’s Starbucks Christmas campaign is called It’s Red Again. “It’s Red Again” is an interesting mixture of promotion and social experiment. It aims to inspire people to pass along the Holiday tradition of kindness. Starbucks President and CEO Jim Donald together [...]


Formula 1: Win more then 90 races and get an island for free

After his last race in Brazil yesterday Formula 1 seven time world champion Michael Schumacher received a very special gift from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubai’s crown prince gave the retired race driver one of the about 300 islands in the archipelago of artificial islands, shaped like the continents of the Earth and [...]


HotSoup.com: Now live and cooking

Much talked about social network site for political issues HotSoup has a few hours ago opened its gates and is now online. Created by …four Democratic strategists, three Internet entrepreneurs, two Republican strategists and one journalist… they are planning to bring together 80+ celebrity opinion leaders with grass roots opinion drivers (?consumers) to engage them [...]