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The new phenomenon: Shopdropping

Mixed Messages is a shop dropping intervention that critiques absurd and manipulative advertising language by re-labeling products in supermarkets and stores.

Shopdropping aka Droplifting: Beginner’s Guide to the Subversive Urban Art of Reverse Shoplifting

Shopdropping was probably the last kind of giving on most people’s minds as they shopped during the holiday season. Shopdropping, also known as droplifting, is the incredible act of reverse shoplifting: going into stores and putting things onto the shelves. Banksy is probably the best known shopdropper, famous for putting out his own subvertised versions of Paris Hilton’s CDs and hanging his subversive art in galleries.

It might not surprise you to learn that reactions to shopdropping or droplifting vary as much as approaches to it and reasons for doing it. Some people find it harmless and amusing while others find it shocking and disturbing. Shopdroppers who are caught are variously freed by confused police or held on charges related to destruction of property or even fraud. Reactions, criticisms or other shopdropping thoughts? (Source: Web Urbanist)

Well, it would be interesting to see this in my country although it is illegal.

Paris Hilton loses inheritance!

PARTY princess Paris Hilton is $60 million out of pocket after her billionaire grandfather – appalled by her jail term for drink-driving offences – axed her inheritance.

Family patriarch Barron Hilton was already embarrassed by his granddaughter’s wild behaviour – notably when her home sex video was leaked on the internet.

But the 79-year-old considered her 23-day sentence last month the last straw.

“He was, and is, extremely embarrassed by how the Hilton name has been sullied by Paris,” says Jerry Oppenheimer, who wrote a biography of the clan called House Of Hilton.

“He now doesn’t want to leave unearned wealth to his family.”

Hilton senior, the only member of the family left with a sizeable stake in the huge hotel chain, has let it be known that he intends to donate to charity the $2.4bn he will gain from this month’s sale of the company to private equity firm Blackstone.

[via Digg, original source is News.com.au]

Please note that the above article is a hoax, please read more at TMZ.

Paris Hilton chao gengs; now out of jail

It seems like Paris Hilton has done what most army personel would have done – chao geng which means to excuse yourself from responsibilities.

She was originally sentenced to 45 days in jail, but that was reduced to 23. She served a total of five days — the normal stay for a violation of this kind. Her five days began Sunday night and concluded early Thursday morning.

LA County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says that Paris Hilton has been fitted for an ankle bracelet and put under house arrest for the next 40 days, after authorities decided to release Paris from jail due to medical reasons. She got out of jail just after 2:00 AM.

Whitmore says he cannot release details about Paris’ “medical issue” due to confidentiality, but said that medical officials “constantly examined” her while she was in jail.

See! Medical reasons. Haa! I knew it, medical reasons. Money makes the world go round I feel.

read more | digg story

elections//coming

I was never interested in politics but I have to say. The General Election 2006 (GE 2006) in Singapore is actually rather Singapore. Singapore is a small country, we have no state, no province so ministers are elected for town councils and Group Representation Constituency (GRC). You can read more about it at the Community Development Council (Singapore).

Our government tells the politics to shut up and not do podcast which many don’t really agree. And government added that you cannot post any thing that has a political stance unless you obtain a license. I think it’s something like that, they discussed a bunch of stuff and made a bunch of rules on the election that is perhaps rather unnecessary.

Once again, the People’s Action Party (PAP) is probably going to win again. They have been rather consistent in this elections. No high school embarassments, just smiles, white top, white bottom and orchids in front of the camera. The squeaky clean image deserves a mention actually.

The Worker’s Party (WP) is in some sort of trouble though. One of the guys, James Gomez, kinda screwed up. Apparently, he accused the electorial department of eating up one of those must-fill forms. There was some frenzy and it would have been a major embarassment for the department.

But the thing is that closed circuit television (CCTV) reveals startling images. Gomez looked around after the media stopped filming the submission process and place the document into his folder. And he claimed the submitted.

This later became quite a serious issue after PAP repeatedly picked on it. It’s getting naggy, old grandma didn’t even nag so much. They want the whole world to now that the rival party’s member Gomez is a “liar”. And Minister Mentor (yeah, our country invent this position) Lee Kuan Yew adds that Gomez can sue him.

The evidence is too negative for Gomez. This video footage become more talked about than Paris Hilton (tammy still holds top spot a week longer). For Gomez, I sense that he’s probably going to have a hard time. And Worker’s Party would probably suffered because of him in this round of the election.

In my opinion, the PAP did best in digging up this incident and accusing non-stop. That’s the reason I watch the news recently. I mean, someone has to be more interesting than Desperate Housewives’ Brie in order to make me switch right?

Anyway, all Singaporean will get a day off coming Saturday to vote for their favorite guy. Let’s the battle begin.