This is fascinating: An Albino Family in India

Living in a one-bedroom flat in Delhi, the The ten members of the Pullan family, headed by Rosetauri, 50, and his wife Mani, 45, are set to land in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest Albino family.

.The couple say they have had a ‘tough life’ and often been treated as outsiders, but mother Mani says despite the family’s setbacks she sees the condition as a ‘gift from God’.

Renu, their 23 year old daughter, married a man who also had albinism, Rosheh, 27, and the couple’s son Dharamraj, 2, also inherited the condition from his parents.

The Pullan children Shankar, 24, Ramkishan, 19, and Vijay, 25 (back row), along with daughters Deepa, 21 (left) and Pooja, 18 (right) all inherited albinismn from their father Rosetauri and mother Mani (center)

Heads of the family: Rosetauri, 50

Mani, the mother, 41

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The Daily Mail – zombies, pork and uggs – The Top 3 Dumbest Articles This Week

I’ve professed my love for the British tabloid the Daily Mail before when they decided that Fatbooth-ing Victoria’s Secret Models was considered Journalism.  So as a special treat and as an ode to my favorite “news” source, I’ve decided to show their three best un-news articles:

1.  “Zombie George Washington:  How a mad scientist planned to reanimate the first president with lamb’s blood after he died” – LINK

I thought they were writing a review for a book of the ever-popular zombie genre, but then they said this:

The tale of zombie George Washington, revealed by the science fiction blog io9, is reminiscent of the best selling book ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’ which recast the 16th president as a combat-hardened vampire slayer. Except Washington’s story is true.

Daily Mail:  this is for real

2.  Ugg boots banned at school after students caught hiding cell phones in the fuzzy footwear – LINK

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BOTOX PARTY!

I found this little gem on the streets of Los Angeles.  BOTOX PARTY!  It’s like a real party but with needles, pain and low self-esteem. WAIT. that kinda sounds like a heroin/crack den. Even snacks and beverages are provided because nothing washes down dissatisfaction with yourself like a cookie and some fruit punch.

 

Children’s Art Revisited and Redone

I have this very distinct memory from Kindergarten that my class was preparing for an art show.  All of us were so excited about getting a chance to show our watercolor paintings to our parents in a proper venue (the school gymnasium).  When I finally got to the art show, I noticed that all our pictures were slightly different.  I had drawn a lone corn stalk as my painting, but now it had a farm in the background, roses next to my corn.  I mean, none of our art was particularly amazing, but we were Kindergarteners!  It wasn’t supposed to be good.  I later found out that the teacher had recruited 5th graders to improve on our work to impress our parents.  That had to break some unspoken rule of Elementary School.

Recently, I found three websites that instead of hiding the unrefined nature of children’s art, embrace it, transform it.  Click the links for additional drawings!

1.  Recreating Children’s Drawings by Yeondoo Jung (opens in a new window)

While most of the other recrafted children’s art is done through paint, this is done through photography.

2.  Drawer Geeks (opens in a new window)

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David Cross joins cast of Modern family! Stop the presses!

So I usually don’t delve into television news on this blog, but I had to stop the HAHABUDA presses when I heard this: David Cross is joining the cast of Modern Family as a city council member who battles housewife Claire Dumphey (Julie Bowen).  Modern Family just upped the ante.

After the jump some of my favorite David Cross videos:

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Cool Video of the Day: the most awesome elderly couple ever

Secret confession:  I romanticize the thought of retirement and old age.  I mean if I could lead my ideal life now, I would be playing bingo daily, tending to some epic vegetable garden and taking ballroom dance classes.  It’s just the whole body self-destructing and mind disintegrating aspect that makes me revisit my dream.  THEN, i see a couple like this.   married, energetic and just loving life.  I didn’t add any similar videos to this post, because this one just stands on its own.

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My Tea Partier friend’s rants on Burning Man

For those of you who do not know what Burning Man is, it’s kinda like this:

For those of you who don’t know what the Tea Party Movement is, it’s kinda like this:

Billiam Rooney (name changed) is my 40 year old friend that I play scrabble with every single day.  We mostly play online, which over the course of several hours, allows us to rant about pretty much whatever is on our mind.   Part of the time, it’s Bill letting me know that the eco-nazis are ruining this country.  Part of the time, it’s Bill saying that big government is going to destroy the economy.  Part of the time, it’s one of us ranting, while the other one doesn’t even respond directly to what the other is saying. Example:

Rooney – i just ate some rancid horseradish. ugh..I think I’m gonna puke

Me – i’m crazy multitasking.  doing everything so poorly

Yea, that makes me sound heartless, but in actuality, that’s just how we talk to each other.

So, with Burning Man less than a week away, Billiam found a new favorite topic of conversation: Burners.

On Sunday, Billiam had this to say (through facebook chat)* :

burning man is so stupid.

the last thing on earth I want to do is drive out to a dry lake bed with a bunch of people like Water Emu Tango Squirrel [editor’s note: a hippy we both know – name changed] to light an effigy on fire and look at a bunch of big bad art made by SF queers and PAY for the privelege.

there’s not even a band..it’s not even a music festival…

I like the naked chicks though

but they aren’t even bathed

At this point, I did not really respond to or argue with Billiam (it’s useless to do so), but I did inform him “i am so gonna quote you on that” for my blog.  He continued:

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