Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Those Chinese Fakers Are At It Again

The Chinese are famous for taking a well known brand name, copying it, and selling it on for a fraction of the price.

But now they have taken it to another level.

Here we have a few examples of cars they have 'ripped off'.

Rolls-Royce is consulting lawyers after the Chinese launched the Geely GE, a copycat car, including a winged mascot and huge radiator grill, for just £30,000...

A model poses next to the Lifan Motors 320......or perhaps she's auditioning for a remake of The Italian Job (The Chinese Job, perhaps?) as it looks just like the Mini, seen below.

Finally, it seems that even logos are not safe from reinvention in China. Here's the world-famous Bentley badge......and below it is ludicrously similar, ludicrously named Riich

The World's Ugliest Dog

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A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner.

The winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, that is.

Pabst, a boxer-mix rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif., won the annual contest on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

It was an upset victory for Pabst, who beat former champion Rascal, a pedigree Chinese Crested.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold - Unless It Is In This Post


$1,000,000 Chinese Jade Discovered On Antiques Roadshow

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A woman who inherited a collection of Chinese carved jade from her father has scored the first $1 million (£600,000) appraisal from experts on the US television programme "Antiques Roadshow," the producers said on Monday.

In a record for the show, four pieces of Chinese carved jade and celadon from the Qianlong era (1736-1795), including a large bowl made for the Emperor, were given a conservative auction estimate of up to $1.07 million.

"For 13 years, we've been hoping to feature a million-dollar appraisal on 'Antiques Roadshow;' it's been our 'Great White Whale,'" said Marsha Bemko, the show's executive producer.

"We're thrilled that, despite this year's slow economy, 'Roadshow' finally captured this elusive trophy," she said in a statement released by the Boston-based production company WGBH, which licensed the format from the British show of the same name, but is not affiliated with the BBC original.

On both shows, members of the public bring in items to be appraised by professionals in the hope of discovering that junk from the attic is actually a valuable treasure.

The British version had its £1 million appraisal ($1.655 million) last November - a scale model of Anthony Gormley's artwork, "The Angel of the North."

The statement said the owner of the jade inherited the collection from her father, who bought the objects in the 1930s and 1940s, while stationed in China as a military liaison.

She brought them to an "Antiques Roadshow" event in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday.

Micheal Jackson 'Emaciated, Bald With Only Pills In His Stomach'

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Michael Jackson was emaciated, virtually bald, covered in needle scars and had only pills in his stomach when he died, according to an autopsy report.

Whether or not we will ever hear the REAL truth about this incident remains pretty slim to be honest. As with a few superstars who have suffered 'Death By Showbusiness' ,as Jacko did, the families and friends tend to cover up any wrong doings and faults that may be uncovered. I don't blame them either. At the end of the day, Micheal Jackson was just the much loved son of two parents and nothing more than that.

The Sun newspaper apparently have had access to the leaked autopsy report on Jackson, who collapsed with a heart attack at the age of 50 on Thursday. He was 5ft 10in tall but weighed only 8st 10z, according to The Sun.

His stomach contained the remains of partially dissolved tablets taken by the singer before an alleged final injection of painkillers, according to a coroner's report seen by the newspaper.

It disclosed that the star's distinctive shoulder length locks were a wig as he had lost virtually all of his hair.

Meanwhile his body was covered in a mass of surgery scars from at least 13 cosmetic operations, the newspaper claimed.

Following disclosures about the singer's addiction to a cocktail of painkillers, the post mortem report was said to confirm that his legs and shoulders bore numerous needle marks.

The Sun also detailed evidence of the final efforts to save the singer's life after his collapse including broken ribs, believed to have been caused by frantic resuscitation, and the wounds from injections to restart his heart.

Haunting Last Pictures Of Micheal Jackson Alive

THIS is the last picture of Michael Jackson on stage, taken just two days before he died.

The images of the singer hard at work rehearsing for his upcoming tour give a glimpse of what was in store for fans at his planned comeback gigs in London's 02.

Jackson was due to begin the first of 50 dates at the arena on July 13, but died last Friday after being rushed to hospital in Los Angeles.

In one of the newly-emerged images, taken last Tuesday at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the singer points towards the audience as backing dancers perform in front of a huge This Is It banner.

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