Thursday, November 29, 2007

W Hotels Goes to Washington

The World’s Fastest Growing Luxury Hotel Brand Will Make its Debut in the Nation’s Capital with W Washington D.C. in 2009

In its continued demand to select only world class destinations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces plans to open its first W Hotel in Washington, D.C. Scheduled to debut in 2009, W Washington D.C. will open in what is currently the historic Hotel Washington, an Italian Renaissance revival building occupying the corner of the city’s world-famous Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street. Owned by Istithmar Hotels Washington, LLC, W Washington D.C. will be located directly across the street from the White House, offering 317 luxurious guest rooms, including 32 suites, a spectacular rooftop bar and terrace and a world-class signature restaurant

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What? Kanye Didn't Come Up With Those Beats On His Own!?!?

Well, DUH!!! Daft Punk is credited with the "Harder Better Faster Stronger" chorus in Kanye's "Stronger." And, to top it off, the video for the song is freaking awesome.

BTW... Daft Punk is all about the Dogs, Androids, Firemen, and Tomatoes...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

McDreamy Truly is Made of Honor...

When he becomes a MAID of honor.

Get it? See what I did there? I know, I'm smooth.

Wait, I'm sorry... I didn't come up with it, but it's still punny!

Haha, get it? See what I did there? Oh man, again... SMOOTH!

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaavvve you met Tom?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Give it Up for MC Rove... and Awkward Dancing

Don't lie, you've all watched "Who's Line is it Anyway?" before. And you also remember one of the skits where the make a song (a rap, perhaps?) about a random member of the audience (Karl Rove, maybe?) and perform much to the delight and glee of all those around (like Tony Snow, even).

Allow me to take you back, back... WAY BACK... to the Correspondents Dinner. Give it up for MC Rove.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

WOW, Attention American Idol!

Alright guys, let's get passed her outfit. Trust me, her voice is magnificent. And her dancing is absolutely superb! Check the NEXT American Idol!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I saw this on YouTube and thought it was hysterical.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Want My Beer Bitch!

This kid is the coolest...I envision Carly having two just like her! Thats right honey - take no prisoners, leave with a six pack!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I Nominate Katie Santo for New Dehli Deputy Mayor

Who knew Katie would have the foresight that the people of New Dehli need at this time? She is totally qualified for the new opening in the New Dehli government.

Monkeys on rampage in Indian capital

Just weeks after the Indian capital's deputy mayor toppled to his death fending off a pack of monkeys, the animals have gone back on the attack, sparking fresh concerns about the simian menace.

One woman was seriously hurt and two dozen other people were given first aidDelhi over the weekend, media reports have said. after monkeys rampaged through a neighbourhood in east

"There were about three or four monkeys involved," deputy police commissioner Jaspal Singh told AFP.

"Wildlife officials are trying to find them. As police we're not experts in dealing with monkeys. We can deal with mad bulls but monkeys are more difficult," he said.

Along with an estimated 35,000 sacred cows and buffaloes that roam free in the capital, marauding monkeys have been longstanding pests.

They routinely scamper through government offices, courts and even police stations and hospitals as well as terrorise neighbourhoods.

But the issue boiled over in late October when the city's deputy mayor, Sawinder Singh Bajwa, 52, fell to his death driving away monkeys from his home.

He was on his balcony reading a newspaper when four monkeys appeared. As he waved a stick to scare them away, he tumbled over the edge, his family said.

In the latest incident in Delhi's Shastri Park area, residents reported the monkeys appeared late Saturday and rampaged for hours.

"I was talking to someone at my door at around 11 pm when a monkey appeared," said Naseema, who goes by one name, told the Times of India. "As I moved inside, the monkey followed and sank its teeth in my baby's leg."

Estimates of the size of Delhi's monkey population range from 10,000 to over 20,000.

In 2001 residential districts petitioned courts to make Delhi "monkey-free."

And last May, federal lawmakers demanded protection from the simians.

But there has been little visible progress.

"We're trying to catch them but the difficulties are a shortage of monkey catchers. We're not able to take full action at full speed," A.K. Singh, a senior municipal official, said.

Delhi has set a 10-million-rupee (253,000 dollar) budget to capture the monkeys which are handed over to a shelter in a disused mine area on the city's outskirts. Neighbouring states have refused to release the monkeys into their forests.

Efforts to drive out the animals is complicated by the fact Hindus view them as a living link to Hanuman, the monkey god who symbolises strength.

Delhi's mayor has admitted authorities cannot cope with the violent animals.

"We've neither the expertise nor the infrastructure," said Mayor Aarti Mehra.

If they are caught, "we're under pressure to release them due to pressure from animal activists and from people due to religious reasons."

Kartick Satyanarayanan, head of India's Wildlife SOS, said the invasion of the animals' natural habitats by mushrooming populations was at the root of the problem. "Humans are taking all their space."

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

I Would Say This is For Jen...

But Google touches us all...

The World's Billionaires

#26 Sergey Brin
03.08.07, 6:00 PM ET

©AP Photo/Wolfram Steinberg


Fortune: self made

Source: Google

Net Worth: $16.6 bil

Country Of Citizenship: United States

Residence: Palo Alto, California , United States, North America

Industry: Technology

Marital Status: single,

Education: University of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts / Science
Stanford University, Master of Science
With partner Larry Page, cofounder of searching phenomenon Google. Met Page at Stanford while pursuing graduate degrees in computer science; dropped out, launched famed search engine in 1998. Raised $25 million from starmaker venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. Recruited longtime tech exec Eric Schmidt to run company. Took public in 2004; stock up 420% since. Sales: $10.6 billion, net margin 30%. Extended reach into satellite mapping, online payment systems, news. Founders have seen their net worth soar 130% in 2 years, outpacing early years of Bill Gates, Larry Ellison. Both have more than $2 billion outside of Google stock. Promising to "do no evil" with their riches; plan to pour $1.2 billion into Google's charitable organization.

Monday, November 5, 2007

A New, and Sick, Variation on Munchausen Syndrome

Freshman who reported swastikas drew them as well

By: Robert Lee and Jake Sherman
Hatchet Staff Writers

Posted: 11/5/07

Breaking News Monday, Nov. 5, 4:45 p.m.

The University found the student who reported several swastikas on her Mitchell Hall door was the one who drew them.

Using footage from a hidden video camera, the University Police Department linked freshman Sarah Marshak with the vandalism. She will now appear before Student Judicial Services and could face federal and District charges, a spokesperson announced Monday afternoon.

In an interview with The Hatchet Monday afternoon, Marshak, who had been a reporter for this newspaper, categorically denied drawing the swastikas on her residence hall door.

Marshak saw six swastikas on her residence hall door, where she lived alone.

Another student was caught Saturday night in relation to the drawing of swastikas, the word "nigger" and the text "white power" in New Hall.

Tracy Schario, a University spokesperson, would not comment whether the camera was placed in Mitchell Hall by UPD or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who also was investigating the matter.

I Guess it Was a Maybe Date With the Non-Boyfriend

Sex Column: "The Maybe Date"

Posted: 11/5/07

Editor's note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty.

I felt like Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo and Juliet." Well, sort of. It was a typical night here at GW and I was drunk and stumbling in a pair of F-Me boots somewhere between L and M streets when my friends and I decided we were going to make it to "just one more party." As I opened the door and walked into the apartment, my drunken romantic self was floored. He was standing in the kitchen and I couldn't take my eyes off this man - I'll call him Romeo. With his dark eyes, white button-up shirt and great ass there was no way I was leaving that booze-filled kitchen that suddenly felt like fair Verona. My time in Verona was cut short as my drunken herd of friends insisting that we head out. As I stumbled down the hallway of the apartment building I was rather bummed about not scoring Romeo's number, but to my surprise there was Romeo running behind me. Needless to say, I did get his phone number and the next morning I was a hung-over, but happy camper.

A few days later, I gave him a call and he agreed to meet me for dinner at Froggy Bottom Pub. The date was going great and after my fifth Diet Coke and third slice of pizza, I decided that I wanted to see this stud on a more regular basis. My decision was short-lived though when out of nowhere my Romeo dropped the g-bomb. I was suddenly confused. Romeo had a girlfriend? This wasn't a date? Was chasing a girl out of a party and agreeing to meet her for dinner suddenly not a date situation? To make matters even more confusing as he walked me back to my door he asked if I wanted to have a movie night at his apartment and told me that he would call me soon. How was this not a date? It felt like a date in every possible respect minus his talking about how amazing his girlfriend is and my making up a guy I had a crush on so Romeo would not think that I thought it was a date.

Two bowls of ice cream later, I knew the answer to my dilemma was not hiding at the bottom of my Ben & Jerry's carton. So I consulted my friends on what they felt constituted as a date. It turned out my friends had been in similar situations. My friend, who I'll call Surfer Girl, insists that it's the word choice that gets her into choppy water. "If a guy says he wants to take me to dinner, I know it's a date, but if he says let's hang out or let's grab coffee, that can be rather ambiguous." My other friend Southern Belle insists, "If he doesn't pay, I assume were just hanging out." My friend Pearls also added that "if you go somewhere off-campus you can be pretty sure it's a date." On a more successful date I once went on the guy told me he knew it was a date because I was wearing nice shoes. So what exactly does a date have to entail for it to actually be a date? Kissing? Compliments? Picking up the check? Nervous laughter?

Getting an answer or a definition is not always easy. Despite Romeo's good looks and charm, I never had the nerve to call him and ask him what was going on because I was afraid of being the girl who thought that dinner at Froggy Bottom was a date. Most of us have been there, out with a guy or girl and have wondering, "Are we dating or still taking part in a consensual stalking phase?"

Then again, a little mystery doesn't do anyone too much harm. The biggest thrill of relationships is seeing what happens, where things go and taking it from there. In fact, the person you have never given a second thought to might turn out to be the person of your dreams. If we always knew where things were going or what the definition of the situation was it probably wouldn't be half as exciting. However, I would have preferred if Romeo gave me a few more hints so I wouldn't be left wondering if he was looking for an affair or just a Froggy Bottom buddy.

© Copyright 2007 GW Hatchet

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Can You Hear Me Now?

It's about time, the geniuses behind the techno-giant are finally branching out into the cellular market, just think of the spreadsheets and slide-shows we could create then!

You Can Hear Google Now
Internet Giant Looking to Expand Into Cellphones

By Kim Hart and Zachary Goldfarb
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, November 1, 2007; D01

Google is in late stages of talks with various wireless carriers, including Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile, about equipping cellphones with new software designed by the Internet giant, according to three people familiar with the discussions.

It is one of several ventures Google is making into the wireless market as it tries to expand its Internet advertising empire to cellphones. In addition to forging partnerships with wireless carriers, Google is also talking to software developers and handset makers, these people said. Official agreements could be reached during the next two weeks.

Customizing handsets with a Google-powered operating system would rewrite the traditional wireless business model. Today's wireless carriers and handset manufacturers largely determine which applications consumers can access with their cellphones. Google aims to loosen those restraints by introducing a system that would be compatible with third-party features and services. In other words, software companies could design new features to work with Google's software.

Opening up wireless networks has been Google's top agenda in Washington. It successfully lobbied the Federal Communications Commission to apply open-access rules to a major auction of wireless spectrum. The move was hotly protested by the top two wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, who say opening up their networks could expose their customers to unwanted features and scams.

Google has committed to spending at least $4.6 billion to bid on the licenses for the new airwaves, potentially to build a wireless network. It has also forged other wireless partnerships, most recently with Sprint to develop software for devices that will run on its new WiMax network. Some industry speculation indicates that Google may also be developing its own cellphone.