Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hey! Let me google that for you!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Got a talker in the house?

Don't feed them gabapentin:

Although gabapentin is not a controlled substance, it does produce psychoactive effects that cause it to have potential for recreational use. Even in low doses, Gabapentin causes sensations of reduced acute pain, reduced anxiety and even a tendency to become overly social and talkative.

Monday, August 09, 2010

VS's competition

Via The Independent, we learn of Nina Taylor:

She is one of the country's most ubiquitous models. Her image adorns billboards, magazines and television screens – she has five TV commercials running at the moment. She appears in adverts for companies from Dolce & Gabana to Domestos and her credits include shoots with Kate Moss and Mario Testino.

You wouldn't recognise Nina Taylor if you saw her in the street, though. She is a hands, feet and legs model, known in the industry as Kate Moss's hand double. Her mitts are insured for £2m, so forget rock climbing. Even opening a can or chopping a carrot are cardinal sins that invalidate her cover. Shaving her legs is similarly prohibited.

"It is hard to find someone who understands my situation every time I want to open a can – it is difficult to convince them to do it for me without their thinking I'm a prima donna," she said.

"But this could mean losing a lot of money to me, it is not worth the risk." A chipped nail could mean that Taylor, 29, misses out on a day's work. Break a finger and it could be curtains. Given that she earns up to £5,000 a day, each vegetable takes on a sudden menace.