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Restaurant Designed As Toilets Photo Essay

In Interesting and funny on October 18, 2013 at 10:14

Los Angeles has designed a Restaurant resembling Toilets.

Seats are as Commodes.

Only US can think like this!

How would the Food served look like?

Here is How.

Customers hoping for a crappy dining experience sit on stools topped with toilet seats and order appetizing menu items like “golden poop rice,” “black poop” (actually a chocolate sundae), “smells-like-poop” (braised pork over rice),” and “bloody number two” (vanilla-strawberry sundae).

Those defecation-themed dishes are then served in miniature toilet bowls, according to Eater L.A., which recommends the Stinky Tofu as the most appropriate food choice.

Restaurant, Los Angeles.

Magic Restroom Cafe The Magic Restroom Cafe in southern California is the first toilet-themed restaurant in the United States. The seats, dishes and menu items all focus on bodily functions. Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

Hotel Los Angeles.

Magic Restroom Cafe Customers may sit on toilet seats while they eat, but they have to go to a real bathroom if they need to answer nature’s calls. Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

US Restaurant.

Magic Restroom Cafe Menu items include “golden poop rice,” “black poop” (actually a chocolate sundae), “smells-like-poop” (braised pork over rice),” and “bloody number two” (vanilla-strawberry sundae). Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

Toilet Restaurant.

Magic Restroom Cafe The dishes are served in bowls resembling American toilets and also the “squat” toilets more common in Asia. Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

 

 

Restaurant as Toilet.

Magic Restroom Cafe The actual bathrooms aren’t as eye-catching as the rest of the restaurant, but they apparently do the job. Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

Source:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/magic-restroom-cafe-_n_4101763.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news

 

100 Million $ HinduTemple in US But..

In Hinduism, US on January 3, 2013 at 18:52

Swaminaraayan Temple ,Hollywood has been built at a cost of 100 Million $.

 

While it is laudable that a Hindu Temple is built at such a cost,wouldn’t be better if some money could be spent on the Ancient Temples in India, which  are in a state of disrepair?

Hindu Temple,Hollywood

Hindu Temple,Hollywood 100 Million Dollars

Story:

Days after its inauguration, one of the biggest Hindu temple in US, built at a colossal cost of USD 100 million and designed to last 1,000 years has become a major draw for its grandeur and architecture.

The 68th Swaminarayan temple built near the Hollywood city in Los Angeles has been carved out of traditional stone and marble and cutting edge technology to protect it from earthquakes.

“The Mandir is a beautiful testament to the hard work of your congregation who has spent several years to build this place of worship,” Chino Hill Mayor Peter Rogers said.

“The Mandir and Cultural Center will indeed be a place that Chino Hills can be proud of for so many, many generations,” he added.

Constructed from 35,000 pieces of meticulously hand carved Italian Carrara marble and Indian Pink Sandstone, the temple encompasses five pinnacles, two large domes, four balconies, 122 pillars and 129 archways.

From the external walls and domes to the inside pillars and ceilings, the Mandir is completely etched with intricate carvings in marble and sandstone.

The 6,600 hand-carved motifs depict a mosaic of tales of inspiration, devotion and dedication, along with historical figures from Hinduism, temple officials said.

“Artisans created the carvings in India with great love, skill and patience before the pieces were shipped to Chino Hills,” a BAPS statement said.

The Mandir is situated on a 20-acre site, complete with 91 foot lotus-shaped reflection pond, a Cultural Center, gymnasium and classrooms.

It is designed to “calm the mind and open it,” said Ronak Patel, a volunteer of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/302675/100-million-temple-thrown-open.html

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‘Your Facebook Profile after Your Death’ Video

In Interesting and funny, internet on December 9, 2012 at 08:43

For those who remain Immortal or leave something of themselves to posterity!

Me, I will be leaving behind only my children!

Facebook.

Facebook profile.

‘Nobody knows exactly when the 39-year-old, who went by the online moniker “Dare Dellcan,” took his life. Nobody knows why the normally cheery creative director and design company owner did it. And for the first couple of days, few people besides the police officers who found his body on July 16 knew he was dead.

The day after the discovery, a message appeared on Dowdell’s Facebook wall.

“I am a friend of Anthony’s. I wish I could call you all to inform you personally and this is probably a crappy way to find this out but our dear friend Anthony aka Ant aka Dare Dellcan has passed away. It is confirmed. I live around the corner and I have spoken with authorities this evening … I am only sharing this because if I was Anthony’s friend, I would want to know too. And I know that Anthony had friends all over the place.”

Dowdell had 692 friends on the social network. They were in New Jersey, where he lived, New York City, where he was raised, and spread from Los Angeles to Miami. A few were in Brazil and Italy. As with most people on Facebook, they were former girlfriends and dates-turned-friends, high school and college classmates, co-workers. Many hadn’t seen him in years. Most didn’t know each other.

The message on Facebook, linked to a newspaper article about an unnamed manfound dead in a truck in the store’s parking lot, is how nearly all learned of Dowdell’s death.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/death-facebook-dead-profiles_n_2245397.html

 

 

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Watch Leonid Meteor Shower Online This Weekend.

In Astrophysics on November 17, 2012 at 19:38

Rare Heavenly Spectacle.

For Live stream Click: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/leonids_2012.html

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Friday night and continue through the weekend.

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Leonid Meteor Shower.

If you can find a clear, dark spot where the starry night sky is visible, you can expect to see as many as 15 to 20 shooting stars per hour.

The Leonid meteor shower takes place each November as the Earth passes through a ring of rocky debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle.

The number of shooting stars we get to see down here is determined by what part of the comet’s orbit we pass through on any given year. In 1996, a pass through a really rocky part of the comet’s orbit led to a meteor storm of up to 1,000 per hour.

The 15 to 20 meteors per hour expected this year is considered average for the Leonids.

If you live in a city like Los Angeles, where light pollution makes it difficult to see any stars at all, you’ve got a few options for catching this annual meteor shower.

You could head out to the desert or up into the mountains to get away from the city lights.

However, here in the West, cloudy skies may make the Leonids difficult to view.

Your best bet may be to watch the shower online with thousands of other virtual stargazers. NASA’sMarshall Space Flight Center has set up a live Ustream feed of the view from a telescope turned to the skies over Huntsville, Ala. It will be running through Tuesday.

Watching a celestial event on a computer screen doesn’t have the same magic as lying on your back in the dark of night and watching directly, but it does let you participate in a global stargazing experience without leaving the comfort of your own light-polluted town.

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-leonid-meteor-shower-online-20121116,0,3576834.story

 

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How Porn Stars Are Recruited,Inside Story.

In Interesting and funny on November 16, 2012 at 08:36

We are mystified as to the process of Hollywood casting.

More mysterious is the World of  Porn Industry.

How and who recruits the Porn Stars?

How are the Agents Paid?

I read on interesting article.

Looks like ‘Dog Eating Dog profession!’

Story:

This story first appeared in the Nov. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

On a late-summer afternoon in a dingy San Fernando Valley apartment, talent agent Mark Spiegler is having it out with a producer. Pacing the length of the living room that for the past nine years has doubled as his office, Spiegler, portly with thinning brown hair and a graying 5 o’clock shadow, sets out his demands: If his client, a top actress, is going to agree to a project, certain accommodations must be made. “You want her ready at 8, you should do the makeup,” Spiegler barks as he stomps past a bookcase filled with framed photos of himself with various women. “If you want her later, she’ll do her own makeup.”…

Spiegler’s spat over the call time might seem familiar to agents at the CAAs and WMEs of Hollywood who often find themselves protecting their star clients from producer demands. But Spiegler has a particular reason for being concerned about the 8 a.m. shoot: It would require his client to get up around 4:30 a.m. to receive an enema. Because the scene calls for the woman to perform anal sex.

Yes, Spiegler, 54, represents porn stars — and he’s one of the biggest agents in Los Angeles’ $1 billion adult entertainment industry. As the Ari Emanuel or Kevin Huvane of hardcore, he handles such top performers as Skin Diamond, Chanel Preston and Asa Akira, the client for whom Spiegler is arguing.

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$1 Billion Adult Entertainment Industry
Mark Spiegler, 54, represents porn stars — and he’s one of the biggest agents in Los Angeles’ $1 billion adult entertainment industry. As the Ari Emanuel or Kevin Huvane of hardcore, he handles such top performers as Skin Diamond, Chanel Preston and Asa Akira.

Ultimately, the production company, New Sensations, will agree to delay the shoot for Akira, 27, who will do her own makeup and be paid about $2,000 for the scene. “That’s the whole reason for us being here,” says Spiegler, whose boutique firm, Spiegler Girls, represents a small group of elite women and is known as one of the adult industry’s top agencies. “We are the buffer — so the girl doesn’t look bad. We take the heat.”

At the same time, shrinking porn profits and a talent supply-and-demand imbalance have caused performers’ salaries to decline. Whatever the moral qualms Americans have (40 million to 50 million people in the U.S. regularly watch pornography on the Internet, according to studies) about the proliferation of movies with such titles as Orgasmic OralistsDamn, She’s a Lesbian and Dong of the Dead, the tough U.S. economy has led to an explosion in the number of people hoping to find work in porn — some perhaps emboldened by the dream they too could become crossover stars like Sasha Grey (Entourage) and James Deen (the forthcoming Lindsay Lohan starrer The Canyons). While a decade ago the average female performer would make about $100,000 a year, Spiegler says she now might make as little as $50,000 — all while juggling responsibilities such as social-media outreach and personal appearances.

And where there were only two or three reputable adult agencies 10 years ago, now 14 agencies are licensed and bonded, though top shops L.A. Direct Models, 101 Modeling and Spiegler Girls dominate the upper echelon of performers. None would discuss how much money they make, but observers say that top agents can pull down $250,000 a year from their 10 to 15 percent takes. “It’s very competitive, and the well-known agencies do control most of the talent,” says Dan Miller, executive managing editor of industry trade magazine XBIZ. “It’s just like Hollywood in that regard.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/porn-star-agents-inside-risky-390466

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