Rambo in Burma

The trailer for John Rambo (2008) is sadly out, marketed by some unheard of movie studio. As expected, it has the gratuitous mindless violence and story line that makes no sense. There also appears to be a religious aspect to Rambo’s character that was not explored before in his previous films. Was this element added to somehow justify the killing?

I am still baffled why Stallone thinks the 80’s genre of war movie will work for him. He looks aging, desperate and totally merciless in the trailer clip acting out a vengeful hate unseen before. With a tag line like “Attacking Soon”, how can it go wrong right?

It is disappointing to see such a movie created at the exploitation of the Burmese people and the escalating crisis there. They deserve better than this.

Watch the video and judge for yourself.


Hairy Thief

As if there aren’t enough problems with flooding, flu outbreak, and power outages in Burma, a new dark threat has emerged! The latest hot item on the streets is none other than ladies’ hair. It appears that long haired women are now being targeted for their beautiful hair by having it cut off unknowingly and then being sold.

“My long hair was cut while I was on my way back from the office. I found out only when I got back home,” an unidentified female bus commuter was quoted as saying.

The woman said her friend’s tresses were cut while she was walking down the street and she only noticed when some remaining strands fell. Another woman’s hair was cut while she was shopping at a roadside store, the journal said.

If hair thieves can fetch up to $320 USD for the newly cut hair, then it is indeed a profitable enterprise with low risk.

Must warn my fianceƩ now!


For the love of sour!

Seems like a lot of food products are going for the sweet-sour flavor now. Although, I never took to the Sour Patch Kids or Super Lemon variety, I do enjoy a good pickle.

But how about a Kool-Aid marinated pickle; watermelon or cherry perhaps?

The sheer unnatural bright color puts me on edge. At least the kids like it, albeit further deteriorating their already stained teeth. Bad Koolickle!

Whats next, Hawaiian-Punch flavored jalepeno peppers?


Fake Eggs, Chinese style

Gross and outrageous! Apparently, in China there are people manufacturing “fake” eggs created using caustic chemicals and dyes. With the melamine scare now in full swing, all kinds of nasty deeds are coming into light now.

The chemicals used in synthesizing the faked eggs include baifan (alumen), gelatine, lactone, carboxymethyl cellulose, calcium choride, sodium alga acid, sodium benzoate, lysine, paraffin wax, calcium carbide, gypsum powder…

Jump to the link and you will see the full process of producing a human made egg. Seems like more trouble that just to find a chicken?

Watch what you eat!