Are Feminists Still Burning Bras?

It seems not, they have now moved on to burning cash….really! Sweden’s Feminist party roasted a pile of bank notes worth 100,000 Swedish crowns ($13,010) on Tuesday in a stunt designed to highlight wage disparities between men and women ahead of a national election.

Feminist party leader Gudrun Schyman pulled handfuls of cash from a plastic bag and threw them onto a smoking barbecue as a small crowd leaned in to take pictures. It took about 25 minutes to burn the bag’s contents.

“We are doing this for fair wages,” she told a crowd of some 75 people on the island of Gotland, off the southeast coast of Sweden, where political parties are gathered for a week of campaigning.

The stunt, using money donated by an advertising agency, was designed to illustrate how women in Sweden “lose” 100,000 crowns every minute because their wages are lower than men’s, she said.

“This is a lot of money for a lot of people and it is a lot of money for me but in a political campaign it is a drop in the ocean,” Schyman added.

Swedes go to the polls on September 19 and the feminist party — backed by celebrity supporters including Jane Fonda and ABBA’s Benny Andersson — hopes to win its first seat in parliament since it was founded in 2005.

Andersson donated 1 million crowns to the party last year to fund its campaign for election to the European parliament.

In Sweden’s national election in 2006, the feminist party won less than one percent of the vote. Parties need at least four percent to earn a seat in the national assembly.  Catch the video at http://www.feministisktinitiativ.se/

Weird Credit Card Art

Are credit cards good for anything other than screwing us over? Not really. But they can be made into some pretty cool art. This guy was so fed up with Visa and MasterCard he decided to turn them into the “Zero Balance” frog…

This thing below was made by a college student, Lori Merhige, using a whole bunch of unwanted credit cards. By the looks of it, apparently American Express must be a very unwanted card!

And yet one more example of an unwanted American Express. Jared Kelley found a new use for those stupid promotional credit cards we all get in the mail. He turned an American Express Blue card into a work of art…

I guess credit cards are good for more than just screwing us over.

Strange News of the Week

– From the yucky files! A Colorado family and an Arizona nonprofit are fighting in court over who gets the head of a woman who died this month, along with a $50,000 annuity she left behind.

– Police in Georgia say a 23-year-old man grabbed a baseball bat inside of a Walmart store on Wednesday and smashed 29 flat-screen televisions. I am guessing anger management courses will be part of his sentence.

– A strip club in Ohio has raised $1,000 for Haitian earthquake relief during what was billed as “Lap dances for Haiti.  Ummm, is that legal?

– Police say a man who stuffed 75 bottles of body lotion in his pants couldn’t slip away from authorities, hampered by slacks that were nearly bursting at the seams. Dry skin I guess?

Killer Bobble Head

There are just some things that should not be made into a bobble-head and this is definately near the top of my list!