Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

Ebony Magazine’s prediction of what Michael Jackson would look like in 2000.

July 28, 2009

Here’s what Ebony Magazine predicted the late Michael Jackson would look like in the year 2000. Maybe just a bit off on their prediction.

Ebony’s Prediction

What MJ actually looked like in 2000

mj-face-9-2000

Thanks to Izzy via Reason Magazine.

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How you know you’re addicted to cosmetic surgery.

November 18, 2008

The woman pictured above, Hang Mioku, had her first plastic surgery at the age of 28.  Over the next 20 years she had multiple surgeries on her face and was even injecting her face with silicone and eventually cooking oil.  Mioku went on Korean television and money was raised to help reduce the size of her face.  Doctors removed over a 1/2 lb. of foreign substances from her face and neck.

Read more at The Telegraph

“Hurt” sung by Kermit the Frog

September 11, 2008

A few thing before people start complaining that this is a Johnny Cash song. “Hurt” was written by Trent Reznor, and recorded on Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral album released in 1994. Johnny Cash covered the song shortly before his death and it appeared on Cash’s American Recordings IV: The Man Comes Around. Cash even said “Hurt” was the best anti-drug song he’d ever heard. Kermit the Frog even did his own version, and after watching the video below, you’ll agree with Cash’s sentiments.
NSFW language (1 word describing excrement) and also gratuitous Muppet drug abuse and 1 particularly frightening scene that shows the depths that Kermit has plunged to and what he’ll subject himself to for a fix.

Cell phones-the latest media-created “addiction”

June 14, 2008

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Two children are learning to live without their mobile phones after becoming so badly addicted to the technology they were admitted to a mental health clinic.

They were brought in after spending an average of six hours a day on their phones, talking, texting or playing games.

Their parents became concerned that the children, aged 12 and 13, were unable to carry out normal activities without their handsets. They were failing at school and deceiving relatives in an attempt to obtain more money for phone cards.

However, it may take a year to wean them off the “drug”, said Dr Maite Utgès, director of the Child and Youth Mental Health Centre in Lleida, north-east Spain, where they have been treated for the past three months.

“It is the first time we have used a specific treatment to cure a dependence on the mobile phone,” she said. “They both showed disturbed behaviour and this exhibited itself in failure at school. They both had serious difficulties leading normal lives.”

Both children had had their own phones for 18 months and were not controlled by their parents.

“One paid for their phone by getting money from the grandmother and other family members, without explaining what they were going to do with it,” said Dr Utgès.

At least two cases of phone addiction have been reported in Britain where young people who were obsessed with their phones and became depressed when the number of incoming calls or messages dropped.

Let’s get ripped…hit that speed dial.