Rob Pilatus, left, and Fab Morvan show off Grammys.
Milli Vanilli on film (read on to see videos)
A Las Vegas woman who forced the Milli Vanilli scandal to go public hopes a planned film “will be some kind of vindication.”
Jodie Rocco and her twin sister, Linda, were backup singers for the German-produced dance-pop duo that was stripped of a best new artist Grammy in February 1990 when the lip-synching scam was exposed.
2006 International Privacy Survey
Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. Recently, it issued the 2006 results of the ranking assessment of the state of privacy in the world.
The aim of this survey was to find countries with nurtured privacy protection and respect for privacy. The survey does not want to humiliate the worst ranking countries but to show that good privacy environment is possible.
Summary of key findings Continue reading
CAPE TOWN, Feb 23 (Reuters Life!) – A South African device that claims to put a condom on a man with ease in less than three seconds has been named the “most beautiful object” at a design show in Cape Town.
Roelf Mulder’s plastic condom applicator won top prize at the Design Indaba Beautiful Objects exposition in the tourist resort city, beating out 14 other products, including an ultra-modern pre-fabricated house.
by Dr Farish A Noor
The bottom line is that the Hindu temples of Malaysia are and have always been part of the Malaysian cultural landscape. Hinduism is one of the Malaysian faiths. It has been rooted in the culture of Southeast Asia for more than 2,000 years. If anything, its long historical embeddedness shows that it deserves more than a token mention in the history books.
Religion’s entry into politics often leads to its politicisation and loss of its core spiritual values. This is painfully obvious to the scholars who have watched the rise of political variants of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism the world over. This has led many an analyst to the somewhat depressing conclusion that despite its lofty ideals religion has yet to develop immunity to the temptation of power. Since every religion is understood and judged by the actions and behaviour of its adherents, it is clear that Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists are often themselves the reason why these religions get such bad press these days.
A recent study confirmed what men knew all along.
Women who perform the act of fellatio and swallow semen on a regular basis, one to two times a week, may reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 40 percent, a North Carolina State University study found.
Doctors had never suspected a link between the act of fellatio and breast cancer, but new research being performed at North Carolina State University is starting to suggest that there could be an important link between the two.
A Mosque Minaret With Chinese Architectural Influence
Chinese Malaysians who have embraced Islam are testing the government over a mosque issue that analysts say highlights a racial divide in the multi-ethnic country.
Malaysia, which boasts of religious diversity and where just over half of its population are Muslims of Malay descent, has spurned applications by Chinese Muslims to open their first mosques, officials said.
In Chinatowns across the world, one cannot fail to notice the ubiquitous statues of a cheerful rotund figure carrying a hemp sack. The Chinese call him “The Happy Chinaman” or “The Laughing Buddha”. That happy fellow, Pu-tai Ho-shang or “Hemp-bag monk”, was an eccentric Zen beggar priest who lived during the Tang Dynasty. In Japan, he is called Hotei (literally “cloth bag”) and is one of the seven lucky gods. He is supposedly the only member of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods based on an actual person. He is sometimes mistaken for the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. It is believed that rubbing his pot-belly will bring about wealth, good luck and prosperity. He is considered by many as the patron saint of restaurateurs and bartenders.
Although he was a Zen master, he did not wished to be called one nor he wanted any disciples. Instead, he would walk the streets with his linen sack full of candies, fruits, doughnuts and other goodies. He would give those to the poor and needy and to the children who gather around him to play. The streets were his kindergartens.
Whenever he met a Zen devotee, he would extend his hand and say: “Give me a dime.” And if anyone asked him to return to a temple to teach others, again he would reply: “Give me a dime.”
One day, another Zen master chanced upon him and inquired: “What is the significance of Zen?”
Hotei immediatly plopped his sack down on the ground in silent answer.
“Then,” asked the other, “what is the actualisation of Zen?”
Immediately, the Happy Chinaman swung the sack over his shoulder and continued on his way.
Anak Malaysia wishes all Chinese “Kong Hee Fatt Choy (Gong Xi Fa Cai)”.
Britney went straight from the rehab, to the barber’s and then get herself tattoed.