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It’s Back to School time!!!

If you are not yet sure about what kind of degree you would like to pursue, here’s an original one: a school in England is trying to entice students with a degree in social media!!

Yep! For £4,000 a year (that’s about 7126$ here), you can get a degree in Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. from the Birmingham City University.

Not surprising, with the economic meltdown happening a bit everywhere, the program is pretty controversial!! So, naturally, where will you find the most debates on the topic from critics?! On Twitter of course!!!!! How ironic!!!

Some modules will teach students how to start a blog and podcast techniques.

“It’s a complete waste of university resources. It’s of no interest to me whatsoever. Virtually all of the content of this course is so basic it can be self-taught.” (Jamie Waterman, 20, a Birmingham-based student)

The course convener, Jon Hickman, responded to media coverage of the course via tweet, saying it was not for “IT geeks”…

What your thoughts?! I have part of me that thinks this is kinda brilliant because of the way our world is depending on social media. HOWEVER, an actually university degree on the topic…. uhmmmmm… it’s kinda like offering a degree in email 10 years ago!

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This is for anyone who has ever complained that Twitter only allows for 140 characters per tweet: WOOFER! After the era of microblogging, here’s macroblogging!

Contrarily to Twitter, Woofer requires each post to have a minimum of 1400 characters!!!! hahaha It’s hilarious! The website is an exact carbon copy of Twitter with the “What are you doing?”, the little definition box, the popular topics… There’s even that familiar countdown of the characters in big red numbers at the top right of the screen! However, in this case, it’s woofs instead of tweets and you cannot post until you have hit the 1400 mark!

Be warned though, you can’t just woof anything! Woofer does require a least some level of originality! I tried to woof by typing the letter “w” 1400 times! not only was my woof refused, but I received this note: NO WOOF. Really?! 1400 characters and you can only use w? You can do better than that…” Witty little buggars!

Susan Boyle… Leona Lewis… who?! I think the best contestant to ever come off Britain’s version of American Idol , the X-Factor has yet to come AND SIMON COWELL AGREES!!! No kidding, if this guy decided to quit the show now (after this first audition) and release an album, I’d buy it in a heartbeat!

Check out 27-year-old schoolteacher Danyl Johnson singing The Beatles’ (& Joe Cocker’s) With a Little Help from My Friends HERE.

Just breathtaking!

What’s the pet fashion industry barking about right now? New York City’s Pet Fashion Week, of course! This past weekend, animal lovers descended upon the Big Apple to find out about trends in pet gear and share ideas about grooming, caretaking and more.

People Magazine sent in their Pets intern, Aaron Eisenberg. Yep–pets intern!!!!! This guy has a feature called “The intern Asks”, which is a great idea! I was expecting something just Ok, but this guy is actually REALLY witty!!!! I liked him! I would not be surprised to see him become a bigger personality in the near future! Check it out:

Isn’t he great?! I want a Montreal Pets Fashion Week!!!!! I’m certain my pups could be models at Pets Fashion Week! They are the cutest in their little street wear! haha!

egyptian-bust-jackoIt’s been at the Chicago Field Museum since 1988, but only recently has this 3000 year old limestone Egyptian bust has started drawing attention. Why?! Isn’t it obvious?!?! It’s the dead ringer for Micheal Jackson’s face!

It even has the disfigured nose!!!!!

Unfortunately the bust, which was carved sometime between 1550 B.C. and 1050 B.C., is of a woman and MJ likely never had the chance to see the statuette.

The Pharaoh of Pop doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as King of Pop!!! lol

Don’t you think it’s his spitting image!!!!????

This is one of MANY photos that are having people wonder if Lady Gaga is really a man…can you see the bulge?!

When asked to wade into the ongoing debate, Katy Perry thought that Lady Gaga had planned the whole thing, saying “It’s all very calculated.” I personaly would not be surprised that Lady Gaga would do such a thing for media attention, but I also would not be surprised to find out she is a man!!! haha Katy Perry continued by saying: “She knows what she’s doing. She put something in her knickers, a mini strap-on. Bless her if she does have a d*ck but I am certain she doesn’t”.

Maybe we should ask someone at Cabaret Chez Mado, they must be able to tell!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK?! I guess we will find out sooner or later!

Everybody is talking about it: Celine is pregnant again!!! All the news outlets are picking up the story even though she’s apparently only A COUPLE DAYS pregnant!!!! DAYS!!!!! That’s nuts!

I’ve never been a big Celine fan, but a listener sent this to me and I thought that, with all the Celine buzz at the moment, it was the perfect time to share it with you!

Not only did I shed a couple of tears watching this video, but I saw Celine under a whole new light. I was amazed that such a big star would let a 16 year old who idolises her not only duet with her, but actually sing a whole song of hers… CLICK HERE to watch the whole video! Keep the Kleenex close! 😉

Loved it!


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