Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Health experts have warned that using melanotan I and II the tanning drug as it could damage the immune and cardiovascular systems as well as triggering other problems.

Melanotan is a synthetic hormone which stimulates the body's production of melanin, the substance which gives the skin its colour.

I've been using them and I look the picture of health. Sure I vomit when I'm sober which is a nice wee change, me blood pressure is higher than usual which is great as I'm Scottish and me face keeps flushing a bright red colour .

Apart from that I feel and look great!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Are You This Depressed?

The photograph of a mother with her children became an icon of the Great Depression. Katherine McIntosh was 4 years old when the photo was snapped. She said it brought shame and determination to her family.

Now 77 McIntosh is the girl to the left of her mother when you look at the photograph. It was taken in February or March 1936 by Dorothea Lange of Florence Owens Thompson, then 32, and her children. Lange was traveling through Nipomo, California, taking photographs of migrant farm workers for the Resettlement Administration. At the time, Thompson had seven children who worked with her in the fields.

McIntosh says her mother was a "very strong lady" who liked to have a good time and listen to music, especially the yodeler named Montana Slim. She laughs when she recalls her brothers bringing home a skinny greyhound pooch. "Mom, Montana Slim is outside," they said.
Thompson rushed outside. The boys chuckled. They had named the dog after her favorite musician.

"She was the backbone of our family," McIntosh says of her mom. "We never had a lot, but she always made sure we had something. She didn't eat sometimes, but she made sure us children ate. That's one thing she did do."

Her memories of her youth are filled with about 50 percent good times, 50 percent hard times.
It was nearly impossible to get an education. Children worked the fields with their parents. As soon as they'd get settled at a school, it was time to pick up and move again.

Her mom would put newborns in cotton sacks and pull them along as she picked cotton. The older kids would stay in front, so mom could keep a close eye on them. "We would pick the cotton and pile it up in front of her, and she'd come along and pick it up and put it in her sack," McIntosh says.

They lived in tents or in a car. Local kids would tease them, telling them to clean up and bathe. "They'd tell you, 'Go home and take a bath.' You couldn't very well take a bath when you're out in a car [with] nowhere to go."
She adds, "We'd go home and cry."

McIntosh now cleans homes in the Modesto, California, area. She's proud of the living she's been able to make that she has a roof over her head and has been able to maintain a job all these years.

McIntosh says if there's a lesson to be learned from her experience it is to save your money and don't overextend yourself.

"People live from paycheck to paycheck, even people making good money," she says. "Do your best to make sure it doesn't happen again. Elect the people you think is going to do you good."
Her message for President-elect Barack Obama is simple: "Think of the middle-class people."

She says she'll never forget the lessons of her hard-working mother, who died at the age of 80 in 1983. Her gravestone says: "Migrant Mother: A Legend of the strength of American motherhood."
"She was very strict, but very loving and caring. She cared for us all," McIntosh says.

Old Knudsen, CNN and the BBC contributed to this story.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Love Can Kick Arse

An uncharacteristically soppy post which is why its on this blog. Brad and Angelina are in love and it shows in the pictures he has taken of her and the kids.

Yes I know they are actors and can fake anything but I'm willing to believe in love. This is how he sees her and it shines through.

Look at the pics and breath a big soppy sigh.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

The Latest BBC Headline

Great tits cope well with warming

Yes it was about birds.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The P.S. Says It All

My darling husband,Before you return from your business trip, I just want to let you know about the small slipup I had with the pickup truck when I turned into the driveway.

Fortunately it's not too bad and I really didn't get hurt, so please don't worry too much about me.

I was coming home from Wal-Mart, and when I turned into the driveway, I accidentally pushed down on the accelerator instead of the brake.

The garage door is slightly bent but the pickup fortunately came to a halt when it bumped into your car.

I am sorry, but I know with your kind-hearted personality you will forgive me.

You know how much I love you and care for, you my sweetheart.

I am enclosing a picture for you.

I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.

Your loving wife.


P.S. Your girlfriend called.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Who Hasn't?

My older brother Lars pissed into a laundry basket when he was drunk and went into the walk in cupboard beside the bathroom one night.
We also had our auntie staying in the family home in his room and one night while drunk again he went in to go to bed, we heard stories from our auntie of how she was afraid she was about to be raped, yeah right I have always found Lars to be 'a' sexual.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Chicken Royale

Never before have the French looked so manly.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, 53 , has married his girlfriend, former model-turned-singer Carla Bruni, 40, in Paris

I give it a year.