zondag 28 juni 2009

Weird Celebrity Names - Part 10

Emma Thompson + Greg Wise / Actress + Actor / Gaia Romilly (daughter)

Isaiah Washington + Jenisa Marie Washington / Actor / Isaiah Akin (son) + Thyme (son) + Iman (daughter)

Robert Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice) + Laura Giarritta / Musician / Dusti Raine (daughter) + Keelee Breeze (daughter)

Bruce Willis + Demi Moore / Actor + Actress / Rumer Glenn (daughter) + Scout Larue (daughter) + Tallulah Belle (daughter)

Frank Zappa + Gail Zappa / Musician / Dweezil (son) + Ahmet Emuukha Rodan (son) + Moon Unit (daughter) + Diva Muffin (daughter)

woensdag 24 juni 2009

What is the Pledgebank?

Have you already heard about the Pledgebank? It is an initiative in the same line of thought as Pay It Forward where users take positive action by using the 'snowball effect' principle. In England the Pledgebank has already scored some important successes like reducing the amount of plastic bags that are used in supermarkets, or convince people to vote.

The principle is very simple: somebody takes the initiative to make a promise (or pledge), where they say that they will do something, but only if a certain number of other people do the same. Some call it "positive peer-pressure", other just another way of informing others about a good idea.

I first heard about the initiative when a member of BeWelcome made a pledge to donate a small amount to BeWelcome through the Pledgebank. He will do this (and put up posters) if at least 20 people do the same. So far we have already 10 pledges, only 10 more to go. Maybe you want to help out? Just go to the BeWelcome pledge page.

The organisation behind this initiative is called MySociety and they have started other sustainable projects, like for example making the complicated British voting system clearer, or make the Web more democratic

zondag 21 juni 2009

Weird Celebrity Names - Part 9

Rob Morrow + Debbon Ayer / Actor + Actress / Tu Simone Ayer (daughter)

Jamie Oliver + Jools Oliver / Chef + Model / Poppy Honey (daughter) + Daisy Boo (daughter)

Gwyneth Paltrow + Chris Martin / Actress + Musician / Apple (daughter) + Moses (son)

Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie / Actor + Actress / Zahara Marley (daughter) + Maddox Chivan Thornton (son) + Shiloh Nouvel (daughter) + Pax Thien (son)

David "Puck" Rainey + Betty Rainey / Reality TV Star / Bogart Che Peyote (son) + Rocco Kokopelli (son)

dinsdag 16 juni 2009

Weird Celebrity Names - Part 8

Shannyn Sossamon + Dallas Clayton / Actress / Audio Science (son)

Sylvester Stallone + Sasha Czack / Actor + Actress / Sage Moonblood (daughter) + Seargeoh (son)

Sylvester Stallone + Jennifer Flavin / Actor / Sophia Rose (daughter) + Sistine Rose + (daughter) Scarlet Rose (daughter)

Roger Taylor + Dominique Beyrand / Musician / Felix Luther (son) + Rory (daughter)

Roger Taylor + Deborah Leng / Musician / Rufus Tiger (son) + Tiger Lily (daughter) + Lola Daisy (daughter)

donderdag 11 juni 2009

Weird Celebrity Names - Part 7

Milla Jovovich + Paul Anderson / Actress + Director / Ever Gabo (daughter)

Simon LeBon + Yasmin Parvaneh / Musician + Model / Amber Rose Tamara (daughter) +
Saffron Sahara (daughter) + Tallulah Pine (daughter)

Jennifer Lopez + Marc Anthony / Singer / Max Marco (son) + Emme Jenna (daughter)

John Cougar Mellencamp + Vicky Granucci / Musician / Teddy Jo (daughter) + Justice (daughter)

John Cougar Mellencamp + Elaine Irwin / Musician / Hud (son) + Spec Wildhorse (son)

donderdag 4 juni 2009

Top 10 Searches - News Stories

Natural disasters affected virtually every corner of our planet. Hurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated the southern U.S. and the Caribbean. The fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan continued to be a focus throughout the year. But a few surprises to this list included the human interest stories that captivated the curiosity of the country, such as Caylee Anthony, a missing Florida toddler; the pregnant man who allegedly gave birth to a baby girl; and Patrick Swayze's battle against cancer.

News Stories -- Top 10 News Stories according to Yahoo!

1. Hurricanes

2. Caylee and Casey Anthony

3. Election 2008

4. Pakistan

5. Pregnant Man

6. China

7. Iraq

8. Shelley Malil

9. Patrick Swayze

10. Afghanistan

dinsdag 2 juni 2009

Weird Celebrity Names - Part 6

Ving Rhames + Deborah Reed / Actor / Reignbeau (daughter) + Freedom (son)

Gabrielle Reece + Laird Hamilton / Volleyball Player + Model / Surfer Brody Jo (daughter)

Nicole Richie + Joel Madden / TV Personality + Vocalist / Harlow Winter Kate (daughter)

Robert Rodriguez + Elizabeth Avellan / Director / Rocket Valentin (son) + Racer Maximilliano (son) + Rebel Antonio (son) + Rogue (son) + Rhiannon (daughter)

Kyra Sedgwick + Kevin Bacon / Actress / Actor / Sosie Ruth (daughter) + Travis Sedg (son)

Olympia Scott-Richardson + Al Richardson / Basketball Player / BreAzia Ranee (daughter)