Armed Soldiers Forces Man To Eat Coffee-Mate Thinking It Was Cocaine

Coffee Mate Soldiers forced Michael Fabricant at gun point to eat the Coffee-Mate powder he brought with him to Columbia to prove that it was not cocaine.

"They didn't want to taste it, as pure cocaine is fairly poisonous, so I had to eat several mouthfuls in front of them, with guns aimed at me, until they could see that it had no ill effect,'" Fabricant told the Daily Mail.

"I started to explain Coffee-mate and I don't think they understood because they were going, 'No coffee, no coffee'. I was saying I knew it wasn't coffee, but they were a bit bewildered. 'I asked them if they wanted to taste it and they refused because uncut cocaine is extremely powerful not to mention fairly poisonous. One of them gestured with the butt of his rifle for me to sample it instead. 'I started tasting some of it and the guards insisted I had more to see if I was going to trip out. When it became obvious it wasn't happening, they started giggling and one tried it on their tongue," he said.

Why did he had a can of Coffee-Mate with him? He said he loved the local coffee, but didn't trust the local milk product.

Read the rest of the Daily Mail report here.

 

'Ghostbusters 3' In The Works

Ghostbusters A third "Ghostbusters" movie is said to be in the works, according to Variety.

Columbia Pictures wants to reunite the original cast members and has set Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write the script.

Previous efforts to make the third sequel have been stalled by failure to come to financial terms with the participants, Variety writes, and the original cast members have not been approach until the script is ready.

Update 9/8/2008:
Chicago Tribune's Pop Machine blog got a statement from Harold Ramis.

"yes, columbia is developing a script for GB3 with my year one writing partners, gene stupnitsky and lee eisenberg ... aykroyd, ivan reitman and i are consulting at this point, and according to dan, bill murray is willing to be involved on some level."

 

Amazon Tapped By OLPC To Sell XO Laptop

Amazon After experiencing problems with fulfilling orders with its Give 1 Get 1 promotion last year, the One Laptop Per Child organization is partnering with Amazon for their next G1G1 in November.

The G1G1 promotion allows one to pay around $400 for two low-cost laptops, one for the buyer and the other one for the school children in developing nations. The laptops are meant to encourage learning.

To learn more about the XO laptop, go here.

 

Capitalism May Win Against The New Russian Aggression

Russia According to the BBC, Russia's stock market has fallen 30% since the country invaded Georgia, taking $20 billion out of country in the last month. Will this help convince Russia to engage the West on friendlier terms?

"... Russia may have got away with a slap on the wrist from Europe for its invasion, Moscow is being punished much more directly by international investors."

Analysts in Moscow say Russia is now seen as a risky place to invest and it will be a long time before confidence returns.

 

LPGA Suspends Rule Requiring Players To Speak English

LPGA To improve players marketability, the LPGA has instituted a rule to require all players to speak passable English starting 2009. Players who can't pass an oral test will be suspended. The organization reconsiders after facing criticism over this rule.

"After hearing the concerns, we believe there are other ways to achieve our shared objective of supporting and enhancing the business opportunities for every [LPGA] Tour player. In that spirit, we will continue communicating with our diverse Tour players to develop a better alternative," LPGA commissioner Carolyn F. Bivens said in a statement.

Read more over at the LA Times.

 

Marion Jones Released From Prison

Marion Jones Marion Jones was released from prison today after serving her six-months prison sentence for lying to federal prosecutors about her steroid use during her Olympic career.

She was stripped of her five medals after admitting to doping in 2007.

 

Michael Moore Offers Latest Doc For Free On The Internet

Michael Moore Michael Moore will make his latest documentary, "Slacker Uprising," available for free over the Internet on September 23.

"This is being done entirely as a gift to my fans. The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November," Moore said in a statement.

"Slacker Uprising" documents Moore's attempt to convince apathetic young people to vote.

Those interest will be able grab it over at BlipTV.

 

British Woman Lived On £1 A Day For A Year

Kath Kelly On a drunken bet, 47-year-old Kath Kelly managed to live on £1 a day (a little under two US dollars) for a year. How did she do it?

Since she had her rent paid off for the entire year, all she had to worry about was food and transportation.

Here are some of her tips for getting by:

- Get free food wherever you can.
- Pick fruits from bushes and trees.
- Bike or hitch hike to get to where you want to go.
- Never ignore market researchers since they often have free samples.
- Leave notes instead of making phone calls.

At the end of her ordeal, she even found love.

Read more over at the Daily Mail.

 

Sam Raimi And Toby Maguire Return For Spidey 4&5?

Sony has signed both Sam Raimi and Toby Maguire for "Spider-Man 4" and is considering shooting Spidey 4 & 5 back-to-back to save money, according to Deadlinehollywood.com.

71-Year-Old Woman Fights Her Mugger

Barbara Mirbt, a 71-year-old retired nurse, was stabbed twice by a mugger but still managed to give chase.

She was returning home from visiting her friend at a retirement home shortly after midnight when she encountered the mugger.

"He was whispering at me, so I turned around with a smile," she said. "He told me I should give him my bag. I didn't do anything and he stabbed me."

Still refusing to give up her bag, she pushed to the ground and stabbed again. After that, the man ran away and she gave chase. He got away though.

Read more here.

 

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