Faizon Love: No Sock In 'Couples Retreat' Nude Scene

There's a point in 'Couples Retreat' where, as part of a trust-building exercise, the couples take to the beach to strip down to their underwear and awkwardly stare at each other. As heavy-handed comedians would have it, the person you most don't want to see naked isn't wearing any underwear and is forced to bare all.
Faizon Love talked to Uinterview.com about dropping his pants and forgoing the modesty of a cock sock:
Peter Billingsley came to me and said, 'Most actors put a sock or something on [their penis for nude scenes].' There wasn't enough material for a sock for me. And they couldn't fly one in for the weight regulations of the island or something... What was funny was that after we did the [nude] scene, I kept getting gifts from people on the island. They would take a pineapple and coconut and make a 42'' plasma [for me].

US paper seeks pot correspondent

Medical marijuana on sale in California
The medical marijuana business is booming in California and Colorado
A US newspaper says it has received well over 100 applicants for the post of marijuana critic - many of whom have offered to work for free.
The alternative Denver newspaper, Westword, is seeking a writer for its weekly review of Colorado's booming medical marijuana dispensaries.
But there is a catch - candidates must have a medical ailment allowing them to enter a dispensary and use marijuana.
Fourteen US states now allow the sale of some sort of medical cannabis.
Compensation will be meagre - and no, we can't expense your purchases
Westword job posting
"Keep in mind this isn't about assessing the quality of the medicine on site; it's about evaluating the quality of the establishment," says the Westword job posting.
"After all, we can't have our reviewer be stoned all the time."
States like Colorado and California, where medical use is legal, have seen an explosion in the number of pot shops - ranging from upmarket clinics to dingy drugs dens.
The dispensaries sell more than a dozen varieties, from White Widow to the less expensive Afghan Gold Seal. Some cost up to $360 (£219) an ounce.
But the writer of Westword's Mile Highs and Lows column is expected to focus on the dispensaries, not the drugs.
"Compensation will be meagre," says the posting. It says the paper can't pay for marijuana purchases, "although that would be pretty cool."

How to Defuse an Atomic Bomb

Atom Bomb Blast
Atom Bomb Blast
Since its first use in 1945, the atomic bomb has been something to fear. In all likelihood you will never come across an atomic bomb nearing detonation, and there is an even smaller possibility that you will be the most qualified person to stop it from exploding. If these situations do arise, however, knowing how to defuse the bomb could save hundreds of thousands of lives


Things You'll Need:

  • Hazmat Suit (if possible)
  • Gloves (if possible)
  • Wire cutters (if possible)
  • 2 Metal boxes (if possible)

    Defuse an Atomic Bomb

  1. Step 1
    Start by disconnecting the wires that connect the detonator to the battery or trigger/timer. You can distinguish the timer because it will be counting down. A battery will look just like a battery, no highly evolved science involved. Be careful when doing this step. If the bomb is booby-trapped, it's likely that the trap involves one of the materials discussed in this step. This is why it is almost always safer to involve the authorities if there is enough time.
  2. Step 2
    Remove the neutron trigger of the bomb. This will either be a small ball or disc made of some highly radioactive material. This is the part that initiates the explosion. It would be a good idea to have on a Hazmat suit or gloves if you have any. Sit the neutron trigger aside. The bomb still has the capability to detonate, but it will not be as bad as it would have.
  3. Step 3
    Remove the conventional explosion from the bomb. This is the first part of the bomb that explodes if the bomb detonates. If the conventional explosion was created by the government, it is probably safe to handle. If the devise was improvised, however, it could be highly unstable. Move steady and slow.
  4. Step 4
    Separate the two small chunks of metal (they will be heavy for their size). These are called U-235 masses, AKA an isotope of uranium. If you allow these two chunks of metal to get too close to each other, they will emit high amounts of radiation and may kill anything (including you) in the vicinity. If these chunks are kept apart, they are fairly harmless. They can even be held without gloves, but once again, if you have gloves, wearing them wouldn't hurt.
  5. Step 5
    Place the chunks into separate metal boxes if you have any. If not, get the pieces as far from each other as possible. If you haven't already called the authorities, do so immediately and let them know the situation.
Tips & Warnings
  • Call the authorities as soon as possible.
  • Be extremely careful. You cannot try again if you make a mistake.
  • If there is enough time for authorities to arrive and defuse the bomb, your best bet may be to make the 911 call on your way out of the building, and consequently, the city.
  • These steps should only be undertaken if there is absolutely no time for proper authorities to arrive. If there is enough time for authorities to arrive and defuse the bomb, you may be risking lives by attempting to defuse it yourself.

'Ho White and the Seven Dwarves' beer advert angers Disney

A beer advertisment featuring a ranchy version of Snow White has reportedly raised the ire of Disney.
The link to Snow White in the advertisement has reportedly angered Disney.
The link to Snow White in the advertisement has reportedly angered Disney. Photo: adelaidenow.com.au
The x-rated advertisement, for Jamieson's Raspberry Ale, depicts the fairytale heroine blowing smoke rings while lying in bed with seven semi-clad dwarves.
In this Disney dystopia, Snow White has been renamed "Ho White", while the loveable dwarves Sleepy, Happy and Doc are rebranded Filthy, Smarmy and Randy - supposedly to represent different types of drinkers.
Campaign creators The Foundry claimed the idea was to convince Australian drinkers that the fruit-flavoured beer was "anything but sweet".
However, the advertisement has reportedly angered Disney, the entertainment giant which licenses Snow White.
The Foundry said it had had "a little bit of contact" with Disney over the issue, according to Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The Foundry's website had featured pictures of "Ho White" but links to the campaign appeared to have been disabled and the campaign's official website, anythingbutsweet.com, could not be accessed.
Australia's Food Week website speculated that this may be due to a copyright infringement.
Disney, which released the famous animated Snow White feature in 1937, was not immediately available for comment.
However, it is unlikely that the company, which runs the family-friendly Disney theme parks and is known for its cartoon feature films aimed at children, would agree to Snow White's image being used to sell beer.

Bride and gloom: Newlyweds win £1,500 compensation after disastrous wedding photographs ruin their big day

Marc and Sylvia Day don't spend much time flicking through their wedding album.
And looking at these pictures, you can see why.
Heads are chopped off, angles are askew and in many shots you would be hard pressed to spot the bride.
Marc and Sylvia Day
Not-so-happy couple: Marc and Sylvia Day in one of Gareth Bowers' shoddy snaps
Add unfortunate positioning and poor lighting and you have a day that is unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.
If that wasn't bad enough, thankyou cards provided for the newlyweds to send to their guests are emblazoned with their misspelled names.
This was the work of photographer Gareth Bowers from Fresh Images who charged them £1,450 for the privilege.
The results were so dire that the Days sued him for damages.
Enlarge   Missing something: Mrs Day arrives at church, but the driver has been decapitated
Missing something: Mrs Day arrives at church, but the driver has half a head
Do you take this woman as your wife? He might if he could see her
Do you take this woman as your wife? He might if he could see her
Last week a judge in the county court in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, agreed, saying Bowers's service was 'woefully inadequate'. He was ordered to reimburse the couple £500 and pay £450 damages, £170 court fees and £100 compensation.
Bowers refused to comment after the case. The Days, however, have plenty to say. 'Some of those memories we will never get back again,' Mr Day said.
'He is the Don Quixote of wedding photography - he just doesn't believe that he can't do it.'
05/10/2009 Marc and Sylvia Day who have won a court fight for compensation after their wedding photographer and videographer was poor. Examples from their wedding pictures.
Say cheese: But they don't seem to realise it's a formal shot
There goes the bride: A stomach-churning angle
There goes the bride: But at a rather stomach-churning angle
The Days examined the work of photographers at 11 wedding fairs before choosing Bowers to photograph and video the wedding on August 24 last year.
But the day was one disaster after another.
'The videographer missed us turning up at the reception so he filmed the driver opening the car door with nobody inside it,' Mrs Day said. 'Bowers also missed the cutting of the cake and you can see how angry I'm getting on the wedding video - I even do a psycho slashing knife action, which I can't believe they left in.'
But nothing could compare to the moment the couple sat down to look through the 400 photographs taken. They managed to find a mere 22 they didn't mind too much.

Final insult: Thankyou cards provided for the newlyweds by the photographer to send to their guests are emblazoned with their misspelled names
Final insult: 'Thank you' cards provided for the newlyweds by the photographer to send to their guests are emblazoned with their misspelled names
Enlarge   Exhibit 1: Evidence of the poor photos that were shown to the judge
Exhibit 1: The compiled evidence of the poor photos that were shown to the judge