A court in Taiwan this week ruled against a female food-blogger who said a local restaurant’s beef noodles “were too salty,” and that she’d seen cockroaches scurrying around in the restaurant. She gets 30 days in detention, two years of probation, and must pay 200,000 Taiwanese dollars (about $7K US dollars) in compensation to the restaurant. The court didn’t argue she was lying about the bugs, but ruled that “Ms. Liu should not have criticized that all the restaurant’s food as too salty because she only had one dish on her single visit.”
From the Taipei Times:
After visiting a Taichung beef noodle restaurant in July 2008, where she had dried noodles and side dishes, Liu wrote that the restaurant served food that was too salty, the place was unsanitary because there were cockroaches and that the owner was a “bully” because he let customers park their cars haphazardly, leading to traffic jams.
The restaurant owner said “he hoped the case would teach her a lesson.” Yeah right man…
Again, from the Taipei Times:
Huang Cheng-lee (黃呈利), a lawyer in Taichung, said that bloggers who post food reviews should remember to be truthful in their commentary and supplement their comments with photographs to protect themselves.
Yey! Lawyers now have a bigger market than ever!
SOURCE via Boing Boing
Talk about freedom of speech. The Saudi Arabians should be sulking by now. Blogging has been bombarded since few years ago, and now every Tom, Dick, Jane, Lee, Park, and Minami blogs about every ant they see and every bun that they ate. But things aren’t going to be great anymore for citizens of Saudi Arabia. Blogging is going to be like running a business, because you’ll need a license to blog. Ha! The announcement was made by Abdul Rahman Al-Hazaa on behalf of the Saudi Information and Culture Ministry. Read more…
Blogger Yang Ya-Ching is a young Taiwanese student in Paris. She has a project which she has to kiss 100 Parisian men, with a photograph for each moment. Is that a project or she just want to kiss Parisian man? Hey people maybe I got a project too, to kiss 100 Australian women, na just jokin. More kissing pictures after the break. Read more…
Aha! I found a new wear to increase a little traffic. See that, 2dayblog on that big LCD, this pic was taken quite a long time ago ~ forgotten to post it and hey my fresh mind today reminds me of it. Alright, it was in a shopping complex, a booth promoting their USB wireless broadband dongle at the center court, there’s a computer there attached to this big LCD, that’s for the demo. So I asked the promoter about those broadband speed thingy bla bla bla then he said sir you can try it here, oh yes, this is a good chance for you to show off your blog to the public
A friend of mine introduced me a site, it is called funnyexamanswers.com. Heard of that? Yeah, it’s pretty funny. Check out this one above.
In case you can’t read from the image:
Question: CHECKING IN (Answer on your own and then hand in to the instructor)
The water of the earth’s ocean stores lots of heat. An engineer designed an ocean liner that would extract heat from the ocean’s waters at Th = 10*C (283k). He thought he had a good idea but his boss fired him. Explain.
Answer: Because he slept with his wife
Teacher response: Johnathan, oh dear..
So did you ever written something funny on your exam sheets? Lol, I hope not.
Mickey Feio blog is a Brazilian blog that show you all the ugly Mickeys art. You gonna laugh when you look at those.
Matthew, Joseph, Sean and Bradford are Yale students and they are the people behind the project called PerSecondPodcast. It is an online audio time capsule where anyone can buy audio space by the second. You can advertise your website, rant about politics, play a portion of your bands new song and even deliver an existentialist monologue. It will soon be playing on college radio stations across the country, iTunes RSS-subscribable, submitted for play on XM and Sirius satellite radio, and physically housed in several iPod time capsules to be buried upon completion of the project.
China has the most bloggers compare to any country in the world. Someone from Bokee site had created a Female Bloggers Beauty Contest that awarded cash to the female bloggers. You can check out for the most beautifulm sexiest, most popular, most fashionable and the most talented female bloggers at Bokee site but of course you need to know how to read Chinese. The picture above shows one of the competitors, you can add her to your msn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LeftlaneNews and MacNN teams are looking for full-time highly motivated bloggers in several categories. They are looking for writers in this few categories; popular music, movies & TV, sports, celebrity gossip and technology & gadgets. If you are interested in revenue-split style pay then email to resume[at]macnn[dot]com. Give it a try, who knows you will be choose.
We have been trying very hard to go around the web gathering information and wait for new World Cup gadget to be released. Finally, we are able to pack up this Top 10 World Cup Gadget for world cup geeks! Check out this top 10 gadget list with pictures after the jump.