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Monday, February 1, 2010

Mad TV Came Up with IPad Idea First & 1,100 year old Mayan Tomb Discovered

10) Action film actor Jean-Claude Van Damme said he wants to fight a professional kickboxing match against former Olympian Somluck Kamsing in Macau as the capper to a proposed reality show. "[It's] dangerous but life is short," said Van Damme. "I want to prove to young people and even to mature people that a man can go into some very strong physical effort and training, and also be a movie star." Good for you Van Damme, even though he does like he’s aged a little, I would definitely tune in to watch him fight.

9) The list of best actors was also released this week with Clint Eastwood being at the top of the list. In second place is my favorite actor, Johnny Depp and in third Denzel Washington. I’m surprised my other favorite actor didn’t even make it to the list, Leonardo Dicaprio, maybe next year. Below are the top 10 actors of the year.

1. Clint Eastwood
2. Johnny Depp
3. Denzel Washington
4. Sandra Bullock
5. Tom Hanks
6. George Clooney
7. John Wayne
8. Meryl Streep
9. Morgan Freeman
10. Julia Roberts

8) The Associated Press reported that a study released last Tuesday led by the California Immigrant Policy Center showed that Latino and Asian immigrant men in California are more likely to be employed than their U.S.-born counterparts. The report stated 12 percent of Latino and Asian immigrants were self-employed versus 8 percent of non-immigrant Latinos and Asians. This is a surprise, for some reason I assumed the opposite. I would think to be tougher for non- citizens to find work, but obviously not.

7) Great-Grandaughters, Fernanda and Isabel Calles Carranza, of Mexican revolutionaries pose nude for the February issue of Playboy in honor of the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. They are great-granddaughters of the brother of revolutionary leader Plutarco Elias Calles, former president of Mexico, and a cousin of Venustiano Carranza (1859-1920), who also served as head of state at one point. Calles is widely acknowledged as the architect of Mexico’s 1917 constitution, while Carranza played a major role in the development of many of the country's key 20th century institutions.

It's kind of complex to understand how them posing nude honors the 100 year anniversary of the Mexican revolution. But I'm not a Playboy hater, I actually think some of their content is interesting. I'm just glad these girls are not related to Emiliano Zapata or Pancho Villa because I don't think they would want their relatives to honor the revolution's anniversary in this manner.

6) In Callao, Peru a doctor amputates a wrong foot of a 86 year-old patient and then had to cut other foot also. Jorge Villanueva had been suffering from an ulcer on his right foot since early January and an amputation was diagnosed. Villanueva’s daughter, Carme Villanueva, was the person who discovered that her father’s wrong foot was cut off. Health Minister Oscar Ugarte said, "Without a doubt this should be punishable. ... It is a sad situation, and we have asked for an investigation."

5) Beyonce Knowles, Lady Gaga and 20-year old Taylor Swift managed to win most of the awards at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. The performances were great, my favorites were Pink, Beyonce & best of all the 3D tribute performance for Michael Jackson performed by Celine Dion, Usher, Carrie Underwood, & Jennifer Hudson. Even though I didn’t have the 3D glasses and it looked blurry at times, I still enjoyed the performance and the song is beautiful. I love it!

Here’s the performance if you missed it.

4) Apple reveals the IPad but don’t confuse it for the Mad TV IPad, which claims to come up with the name first. Apple just released information about the IPad which is like a big IPhone but better. The iPad is a touch-screen tablet that allows users to browse the Web, use e-mail, play music and games, store photos and watch videos, television and movies. Virtually every app in the Apple App Store is available, scaled to fit to a bigger screen. Like its cousin The Kindle, the Apple device will allow users to read books thanks to an iTunes-like service called iBooks.

The Mad TV IPad, described in one of their skits a couple of weeks back, is a device only made for woman. I’ll let your imagination answer where you think this device goes. Mad TV thought of the “IPad” but their device is quite different the name was all a coincidence. Obviously there were no women in the room when APPLE thought of the name.

Check out the Mad TV skit and the Apple IPad video.

3) America’s Paraguayan soccer player, Salvador Cabañas, speaks this weekend after being shot in the head last week at a bar in Mexico City. Doctors at Angeles del Pedregal Hospital said on Saturday they had lowered Cabañas' sedation level. Dr. Ernesto Martinez said Cabañas had spoken with and recognized family members and officials from his Mexico City club, America. "There are still many risks - infection, bleeding - but the situation is very favourable. We're happy. He speaks perfectly, even speaking Guarani to doctors from Paraguay and his family," Dr. Martinez said.

Martinez said Cabañas has no memory of what happened. He said despite the good news on Saturday, it was too early to say if he might come out of intensive care. He said it was impossible to know if Cabanas would be able to play again. This is a very sad.

2) Archeologist finds a 1,100 year old Mayan tomb was discovered last week, Latina.com reported. Archaeologist Juan Yadeun said the tomb, and ceramics from another culture found in it, may reveal who occupied the Maya site of Tonina in southern Chiapas state after the culture's Classic period began fading. Many experts have pointed to internal warfare between Mayan city states, or environmental degradation, as possible causes of the Maya's downfall starting around A.D. 820. Scientists are hoping that clues found within the tomb may help explain the mysterious disappearance of one of Mexico's most advanced ancient civilizations. To read more visit http://latina.com/lifestyle/news-politics/1100-year-old-mayan-tomb-discovered

1)The State of The Union speech given by President Obama on Wednesday Jan. 27th was the highlight of the week. The address focused mainly on proposals for job creation and federal deficit reduction. Other topics he also talked about were health care reform, clean energy, education, childhood obesity (headed by the First Lady, Michelle Obama), immigration reform, among other things. I think the speech was good, Obama is a great speaker, but actions speak louder than words. Of course, Obama is not a God, it’s a team effort that needs to be made between the people and the government to create a better country.

Here’s the State of the Union speech just in case you missed it.

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