Good, Bad, and Ugly

Some salsa for your meringue?

August 11, 2009

Zumba: fun trumps technique in dancing calories away

At a recent Zumba class in New York City, fun trumped technique as a merry band of exercisers danced the samba, meringue and rumba to a mix of Latin, hip hop and oldies.

Contending with the facts…

August 11, 2009

“On the Waterfront” screenwriter Schulberg dies, 95

His screenwriting included 1957’s “A Face in the Crowd,” but it was the classic “On the Waterfront” for which Schulberg will be best remembered.

Legal immigrants?

August 10, 2009

Head U.S. overhauling immigration detention policy- NYT

Immigration reform has been a contentious issue in U.S. politics. Congress has failed to pass reforms amid differences over how to deal with about 12 million legal immigrants in the country and demands border security first be address.

The caste of characters?

August 10, 2009

Ridley Scott, DiCaprio travel to “Brave New World”

Characters who figure in are Bernard, a lower-caste member, and Lenina, the woman with whom he is infatuated. DiCaprio would likely play Bernard, who is persecuted when the leaders of the society find his behavior antisocial.

That’s a lot of twins…

August 6, 2009

Doctors baffled by Indian village of over 200 sets of twins

In fact with about 35-45 twins per live birth, this village in North Kerala, India, has four times more twins than normal. Not surprisingly, the village has been dubbed “the twin village.”

You don’t expect them to do that!

August 5, 2009

Cheerleading found to cause most serious sports injuries

Researcher Dr. Lara McKenzie told Reuters Health that fewer schools have full-time nurses on staff to help hurt the youngsters and schools may also be packing more children into gym classes, making it harder for teachers to supervise them.

Faulty conversion…

August 4, 2009

Pentagon eyes accelerated “bunker buster” bomb

The MOP would be about one-third heavier than the 21,000-pound (9.5 million kg) GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — dubbed the “mother of all bombs” — that was dropped twice in tests at a Florida range in 2003.

Woodrow Wilson or Ronald Reagan?

July 29, 2009

The video you have posted regarding the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Conference incorrectly states that the event is occurring at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

Alice in Blunderland

July 27, 2009

Tim Burton explores “Alice in Wonderland”

Q: What did you take from Lewis Carol’s source material?

A: It’s based on all of Lewis Carol’s material, including the “Jabberwocky Poem.” Past “Alice” films were always just a girl wandering around passively with a lot of weird characters. We tried to weave it into a story that has emotion to it and makes sense.

Loonie headline?

July 27, 2009

Canada economy stabilizing, lonnie a concern: Flaherty

That should be “Loonie a concern.” The nickname for the canadian dollar is loonie. The origin comes from the image of the loon on the coin.