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Ghost Hunter asks: Would You Spend the Night Alone in a Haunted House?

Author: Chasing Midnight
Dateline: Tue, 25 Apr 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, CA - Apr. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Do you know of a haunted house or a strange location that people would cross over to the other side of the street to avoid after dark? Somewhere most wouldn't go to in a group, even in the daytime? Would you go alone and what about at midnight? There is one man that would: the chief paranormal investigator and founder of Chasingmidnight.com - one of the Web's leading sites devoted to the mysterious and unexplained.”



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LOS ANGELES, CA - April 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Do you know of a haunted house or a strange location that people would cross over to the other side of the street to avoid after dark? Somewhere most wouldn't go to in a group, even in the daytime? Would you go alone and what about at midnight? There is one man that would - the chief paranormal investigator and founder of Chasingmidnight.com - one of the Web's leading sites devoted to the mysterious and unexplained.

Why alone? "I'm doing this primarily as a charity challenge, which if I fail I will donate $1000 of my own money to the charity that nominated the location. Also, history tells us that the most significant encounters with the paranormal have not been to groups. There are many instances of individuals witnessing ghosts but few mass encounters; so I'm also doing it to test the theory that if ghosts really can interact with the living, the less people there are present, the more likely they are to appear."

*(Photo Caption: Chasing Midnight has investigated some of the worlds most haunted places including this derelict church in Devon, England.)

If you wish to make such a challenge, to Tony Wilden, be warned - he has over 20 years experience investigating the paranormal. Tony usually resides in one of the most haunted towns in Southern England, Winchester - but he is currently in Los Angeles, California researching more locations to visit in the United States.

"My travels have already taken me to some of the world's most haunted places, including, Alcatraz, the Queen Mary and the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg in the U.S.A., Berry Pomeroy Castle and Borley Rectory in England and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice Italy," says Tony. "I have also spent time in both Area 51 and Roswell. But my interest in the unexplained isn't just limited to investigating ghosts and UFOs.

I've stood at ground zero where the world's first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico desert, walked in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper in London's East End, taken a boat trip across Loch Ness in search of the monster and explored abandoned mining towns in Tombstone, Arizona. You can follow these and my other travels in videos, photographs and trip reports at Chasingmidnight.com."

And what about the conclusion by mainstream science that there are no such things as ghosts?

Tony says: "Science isn't infallible, despite clams to the contrary made by skeptics. Remember, it was miscalculations' by scientists that caused the 125 Million dollar Mars Orbiter to crash, and the Chernobyl meltdown. But I work on the Sherlock Holmes principle, 'when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.'"

So do ghosts only come out of night? "That's just a myth, as a result of an association with horror movies and campfire tales. The actual number of ghost sightings made during the day is about the same of those at night."

The name of the site is Chasing Midnight, is there anywhere you wouldn't go alone when the clock strikes twelve?

"Of course, Baghdad, Detroit or Manchester, it's the living you really have to be afraid of."

More information: http://www.Chasingmidnight.com

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What Music Do Dogs Like to Hear? Survey Asks in Prep for First Ever ‘Canine Concert’

Author: Munrab Entertainment
Dateline: Thu, 20 Apr 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “AUSTIN, TX - Apr. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Munrab Entertainment plans to hold the world's first 'Canine Concert' on May 9th, from noon to 1 pm, at Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe) in Austin, Texas, an event where live music is played at a sound level only dogs can hear. ”



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AUSTIN, TX - April 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Munrab Entertainment plans to hold the world's first "Canine Concert" on May 9th, from noon to 1 pm, at Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe) in Austin, Texas, an event where live music is played at a sound level only dogs can hear.

In order to find the right band for the canines, Munrab is asking people to vote at www.CanineConcert.com on what type of music they think their dogs want to hear.

"Dogs are forced to listen to whatever music is blaring in their ears but no one ever considers their feelings," says Suzanne Burns, a dog-loving spokesperson for Munrab. "They might prefer jazz over rock, or punk over folk. Who knows?"

Munrab plans to have special audio equipment on hand to adjust the live music the dogs will hear. Just as a dog whistle sounds at a level canines can hear but people can't, the Canine Concert will have a band playing their music aimed at the pitch dogs will enjoy.

The loudness of a sound is measured in "phons," which is defined as numerically equal to the sound intensity in 'db' relative to a sound pressure 0.0002 dynes/cm^2 of a single frequency of 1000 cycles/sec.

Typically, a dog whistle is within the range of 16,000 Hz to 22,000 Hz with only the frequencies below 20,000 Hz audible to the human ear. The Canine Concert will use special equipment to adjust the live music so only dogs can hear it.

Anyone can bring their dogs, as long as they are on leashes. Canines may bring musical instruments, as well.

"It's all a grand experiment to make dogs happy," says Burns. "We like people but dogs are our best friends."

To cast your vote see http://www.CanineConcert.com




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Online Casino Gambles on Richard Pryor’s Charity Bowl

Author: GoldenPalace.com
Dateline: Mon, 20 Mar 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SOUTH RUSSELL, OH - Mar. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Buying a ceramic bowl for $7,099 sounds crazy, unless you're GoldenPalace.com, the online casino that has spent the last few years making a name for themselves by buying eccentric and unusual items on eBay.”



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GoldenPalace.com Buys Richard Pryor Bowl; Money Goes to Charity

SOUTH RUSSELL, OH (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Buying a ceramic bowl for $7,099 sounds crazy, unless you're GoldenPalace.com, the online casino that has spent the last few years making a name for themselves by buying eccentric and unusual items on eBay.

The Antigua-based online casino spent $7,099.99 to win a ceramic bowl decorated by beloved late comedian Richard Pryor. The entire amount will go to the Geauga Humane Society, a privately funded, nonprofit organization that helps sick, injured, abused, abandoned and surrendered animals.

*(Photo Caption: Hand painted bowl by Richard Pryor bought by GoldenPalace.com.)

Pryor donated the bowl to the Humane Society weeks before he died on December 10 at age 65. He painted a self-portrait inside the bowl and wrote "Little Black Man in Big White World." Although the society offered to give the bowl back to Pryor's widow Jennifer, she wanted the society to keep it and use it to generate as much money as possible for their cause.

GoldenPalace.com has a collection of one-of-a-kind items that they will be taking on tour around the country as part of a traveling museum.

"Congratulations to GoldenPalace.com for winning the auction," said the seller after the casino won the auction. "We're delighted that Richard's bowl has gone to someone who will be sharing it with many."

"We are always ecstatic to be able to help a wonderful cause with our eBay purchases," said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. "These types of auctions bring us media attention as well as raise money for a needy cause. It's really a win-win situation for all involved. We wish the Geauga Humane Society all the best in their noble efforts."

Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years. Items such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test, and William Shatner's Kidney Stone have garnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino. GoldenPalace.com has also used their items and marketing reach to raise awareness and over $1,000,000 for various charities worldwide.

More information: http://www.GoldenPalace.com





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Internet Casino Buys Head of Grateful Dead’s Head – GoldenPalace.com Buys Four of Jerry Garcia’s Toilets

Author: GoldenPalace.com / Golden Palace Casino
Dateline: Fri, 03 Mar 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BELVEDERE-TIBURON, CA - Mar. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Internet casino GoldenPalace.com has touched a nation of hippies and Deadheads, as well as a worthy charity, with their latest eBay purchase of four toilets formerly owned by the legendary Jerry Garcia.”



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BELVEDERE-TIBURON, CA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Internet casino GoldenPalace.com has touched a nation of hippies and Deadheads, as well as a worthy charity, with their latest eBay purchase of four toilets formerly owned by the legendary Jerry Garcia.

The casino paid just over $5000 to buy the toilets from Henry Koltys, who bought Garcia's 7500-sq-ft house at auction in 1997. He decided that he would sell the items in the house, with the money going to charity. Proceeds from the auction will go to The Sophia Foundation, and Kids-First Custody and Parenting Software.

*(Photo Caption: One of the four Jerry Garcia toilets GoldenPalace.com purchased.)

"We appreciate this donation by GoldenPalace.com to help the Sophia Foundation create a free version of KidsFirst! parenting software to help protect children during separation or divorce," said Koltys. "We look forward to further collaboration with GoldenPalace.com to obtain additional contributions and are glad to know the toilets are in good hands. With over 1 million divorces in the US and Canada each year, over half with children, there is a real need to help parents avoid conflict and focus on the children."

"We are happy to be able to help such a worthy cause and wish The Sophia Foundation all the best in their efforts," said GoldenPalace.com spokesperson Drew Black. "We plan to include Mr. Garcia's toilets in our traveling museum, along with our other eccentric items. Expect the museum's long strange trip to be coming to a town near you sometime this year."

GoldenPalace.com wants fans to have some fun with this acquisition, allowing them to take a load off while sitting on the Deadhead King's throne, and maybe even take a picture of their moving experience.

Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years. Recently, items such as William Shatner's Kidney Stone, Britney Spears Pregnancy Test, and the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich have garnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino. GoldenPalace.com has also used several of their advertising campaigns to generate over one million dollars for various charities worldwide.

More information: http://www.GoldenPalace.com


Charities:

The Sophia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to benefit children and families during separation or divorce. Sophia plans to donate a free version of KidsFirst! custody agreement and parenting plan software to parents in need. Sophia is located in California and was founded in 1995. http://www.sophia-foundation.org

Kids-First helps separated or divorced parents protect their child from the fallout of the split-up. Families in financial need may use the free version of Kids-First! to help ensure their children are protected from parent problems caused during separation or divorce. http://www.kids-first.com



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And the Oscar Goes to…GoldenPalace.com? Internet Casino Leases Academy Award for $30,000

Author: Golden Palace / GoldenPalace.com
Dateline: Fri, 03 Mar 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GoldenPalace.com, the Internet casino that has become synonymous with outrageous and unusual advertising campaigns, has leased Morris Stoloff's 1960 Academy Award for scoring of the musical picture 'Song Without End' for 999 years. The privilege of harboring the Oscar cost the gaming site $30,000.”



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LOS ANGELES, CA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GoldenPalace.com, the Internet casino that has become synonymous with outrageous and unusual advertising campaigns, has leased Morris Stoloff's 1960 Academy Award for scoring of the musical picture "Song Without End" for 999 years. The privilege of harboring the Oscar cost the gaming site $30,000.

"We've been trying to buy an Oscar, but the academy's legal agreement clearly states that most of them can't be sold, so we had to think creatively," said casino spokesman Drew Black. "The agreement says nothing about leasing."

*(Photo Caption: The 1960 Oscar leased by GoldenPalace.com.)

For years the Academy has prevented private sales and public auctions of Oscars bestowed after 1951, when winners were required to sign off that the statuettes were the property of the Academy. Leasing the Oscars however, is a different story, and has academy lawyers in a bit of a quandary.

GoldenPalace.com originally offered $100,000 to Margaret O'Brien to lease her honorary Oscar for Outstanding Juvenile Performer of 1944. She played wisecracking, doll-burying "Tootie" in "Meet Me in St. Louis."

"Many former Oscar winners have their awards sitting on a mantle collecting dust," continued Black. "Some of them may want to use their awards to make some extra cash or get themselves back into the spotlight. We're more than happy to help."

GoldenPalace.com has made headlines with their eccentric purchases before and often used their media exposure to raise awareness and money for charity.

"Being in the public eye as a result of this campaign, we feel obligated to mention the efforts of One.org," continued Black. "We aren't formally affiliated with them but we urge people to go to www.One.org and find out more about this wonderful charity that seeks to 'make poverty history.' Please take the time to check them out."

Although O'Brien's statuette was bestowed before the 1951 cut-off, which normally means its recipient may sell it, she promised the academy she wouldn't.

"It's a very rare Oscar because only a few were ever bestowed to child stars like me, Judy Garland and Shirley Temple," O'Brien said. "I have a daughter who I plan to leave it to after I go, but if she tells me she doesn't want it, and if it's OK with the academy, I may decide to lease it. We'll see. Maybe next year."

GoldenPalace.com spokesman Black added, "Our offer to Ms. O'Brien still stands and we'd like other Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe winners to know that we're open to leasing their statuettes, too. It's a great chance for them to lease their awards to an organization that plans to put them on public view so they can be shared with everyone."

The Stoloff award will be added to a traveling museum that the casino has developed to exhibit all their oddities and unusual purchases, including William Shatner's Kidney Stone, Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test, Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and others.

More information: www.GoldenPalace.com

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A Picture Worth $3,800: Ultrasound of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Baby Sold On eBay

Author: Golden Palace Casino / GoldenPalace.com
Dateline: Thu, 19 Jan 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Riding the major media wave resulting from the purchase of William Shatner's kidney stone, internet casino and marketing innovator GoldenPalace.com followed up with another outrageous purchase, the alleged sonogram picture belonging to the world's most popular fetus; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's 5-month-old unborn baby.”



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Picture of Baby Bradgelina Sold to Online Casino GoldenPalace.com

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Riding the major media wave resulting from the purchase of William Shatner's kidney stone, internet casino and marketing innovator GoldenPalace.com followed up with another outrageous purchase, the alleged sonogram picture belonging to the world's most popular fetus; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's 5-month-old unborn baby.

Since Hollywood's premiere celebrity couple announced their pregnancy earlier this month, the media, paparazzi, and general public have been all over the story. Always on the lookout for unconventional ways to make headlines, GoldenPalace.com jumped at the chance to buy the item that was sure to garner extensive publicity.

*(Photo Caption: Angelina and Brad's Ultrasound.)

This isn't GoldenPalace.com's first purchase pertaining to the uber-couple -- last year the casino bought a jar on eBay that contained the captured air of Brad and Angelina as they walked the red carpet at the premiere of their movie Mr. And Mrs. Smith.

"Almost any news having to do with Brad and Angelina is sure to be big news," said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. "This is the very definition of a pop-culture phenomenon, and we know it will be a perfect addition to our collection of unique and outlandish items. We at Golden Palace are huge fans of both Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie and we congratulate them on their pregnancy and wish them all the best."

Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years. Items such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test, Pope Benedict XVI's previously-owned VW Golf, most recently, William Shatner's kidney stone have garnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino.

More information: http://www.GoldenPalace.com



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William Shatner Passes Kidney Stone Off to GoldenPalace.com for $25,000

Author: Golden Palace Casino / GoldenPalace.com
Dateline: Wed, 18 Jan 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Captain's log. Star date: 011806. William Shatner. Has gone. Where no man has gone before. And sold a part of himself. To online casino. GoldenPalace.com. For $25,000. To benefit. Habitat for Humanity. (Video and Photos available.)”



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Popular Internet Casino & Poker Room Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

LOS ANGELES, CA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Captain's log. Star date: 011806. William Shatner. Has gone. Where no man has gone before. And sold a part of himself. To online casino. GoldenPalace.com. For $25,000. To benefit. Habitat for Humanity.

The former Captain of the Enterprise passed a kidney stone at warp speed and beamed it into the waiting hands of GoldenPalace.com. The casino paid $25,000 for Shatner's specimen, the entirety of which will go to Habitat For Humanity to help provide housing for those in need.

*(Photo Caption: William Shatner receives check from GoldenPalace.com for the Habitat for Humanity Charity.)

Although the kidney stone that broke down Shatner's shields caused him more discomfort than a Klingon pain stick, the sci-fi/pop-culture icon is more than happy that his calcium offspring fetched such a price.

"When I was contacted about selling my kidney stone to GoldenPalace.com for an original price of $15,000 I turned it down knowing that my tunics from Star Trek have commanded more than $100,000. I offered the stone, stint and string for $25,000 and informed them that 100% of the proceeds would go to benefit Habitat for Humanity and I retain visitation rights."

"I want to own it," said Jimmy Kimmel on his November 14th show as he interviewed Shatner about his stone. "It is the ultimate Star Trek collectible. You know, it's like a real dilithium crystal." Unfortunately for Jimmy, GoldenPalace.com transported past all other offers with their 25K.

With more drama than a T.J. Hooker finale, Shatner ended up on a gurney with stirrups. "It was a gurney for pregnant women," said Shatner. "They're wheeling me through the hospital -- my legs are in the stirrups and I'm screaming -- and somebody says, 'Look, there goes Captain Kirk, he's having a baby!' Very, very embarrassing."

"We are very pleased to own this piece of TV history and to be able to help a worthy charity like Habitat for Humanity," said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. "We're excited to have a piece of him that can't be replicated, and we intend to take it on tour with our other unusual items. We are confident that this will be our most enterprising advertising campaign to date with the Captain on board."

For video and photos, go to: www.GoldenPalace.com

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Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Paris Hilton Top 2005 Most Annoying List; Gene Hackman, Pope John Paul II, Christopher Walken Not Annoying!

Author: Escapeway Inc.
Dateline: Thu, 29 Dec 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, NY - Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- AmIAnnoying.com announced the results of their fifth annual Most and Least Annoying poll, tallying over 10 million votes cast by millions of visitors throughout the world. Visitors were given the opportunity to vote on over 16,500 different public figures, sharing their opinions on who they found annoying and not annoying. The addictive and interactive features on the site have continued to gain popularity, registering a staggering 750 million hits.”



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NEW YORK, NY (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- AmIAnnoying.com announced the results of their fifth annual Most and Least Annoying poll, tallying over 10 million votes cast by millions of visitors throughout the world. Visitors were given the opportunity to vote on over 16,500 different public figures, sharing their opinions on who they found annoying and not annoying. The addictive and interactive features on the site have continued to gain popularity, registering a staggering 750 million hits, with over 10 million votes and millions of unique visitors in 2005, up from 650 million hits in 2004.

Enjoying top billing as the Most Annoying personality of 2005 is actor Tom Cruise. Cruise spent the year making headlines with his high-profile relationship with pregnant fiance Katie Holmes and controversial public comments related to his support of Scientology. In 2005, Cruise, once a media darling and fan favorite, annoyed many by using Oprah's best furniture as a trampoline and publicly belittling both Matt Lauer and Brooke Shields for not knowing what time it was regarding psychiatry; a glib public expressed its annoyance with its votes on AmIAnnoying.com.

Securing the number two spot, and making his third consecutive appearance in the top five Most and Least Annoying annual list, is Michael Jackson. Following Jackson is socialite heiress, Paris Hilton, who spent most of 2005 getting wasted in her usual glittery public fashion. Pop star Britney Spears ranked number four, a mild improvement from her number two ranking on the 2004 Most Annoying list. Spears gave birth to her first child in 2005 but her marriage to K-Fed and their rumored problems were year-long tabloid fodder. Al-Qaeda figurehead Osama Bin Laden made his second consecutive appearance at the number five slot, although in real life he is still nowhere to be found.

Topping the Least Annoying list for 2005 is actor Gene Hackman, followed by the late Pope John Paul II, actor Christopher Walken, actress and pop star Mandy Moore, and British thespian Ewan McGregor. With the likely exception of the former Pontiff, each will have the opportunity to improve their ranking and become more annoying in 2006.

AmIAnnoying.com features a massive index of celebrities and public figures, each complete with a profile that includes a photo, occupation, credentials and reasons why the celebrity or group may be or not be annoying. Visitors are able to search for their favorite celebrity or view randomly selected celebrities and cast their vote.

A popular feature on the site is the grouping of celebrity profiles into collections, such as Academy Awards Hosts, Maxim's Cover Girls, Women who Dress like Whores, and I Died in 2005. AmIAnnoying.com now contains over 5,500 collections. The Most and Least Annoying rank page, which is updated in real time, is an easy and fun way for visitors to track those currently ranked in the Top 100. Visitors can also keep tabs on rankings in each of the unique collections.

Current events continued to influence voters throughout 2005. News makers such as Michael Jackson (Ranked: 2nd on the Most Annoying list) and Terrell Owens (Ranked: 15th Most Annoying) appeared frequently in the vote count. Every week, the top 15 rankings were recorded. These records were used to determine the final rankings at the end of the year.

The Most and Least Annoying lists were compiled using a unique point system that rewards longevity on the list as opposed to a single appearance. "The points system allows a celebrity who spends four weeks at #10 to receive more points and rank higher than someone who spent a single week at #1," says AmIAnnoying.com co-founder Bruce Goldman.

"2005 was no different from previous years: public figures and their antics continue to annoy people. The Most and Least Annoying list gives a glimpse at the public figures that annoy millions of people around the world. Stars in the media spotlight continue to prove themselves annoying, while fan favorites, mostly low key figures, are recognized as least annoying," added Marc Cutler, co-founder of AmIAnnoying.com.


AmIAnnoying.com

AmIAnnoying.com was launched in December 2000 by Marc Cutler, Keith Furman, and Bruce Goldman. The founders' original objective was no loftier than to good-naturedly pick on a small handful of celebrities that "annoyed" them. You know, folks such as Keanu Reeves, Penny Marshall, Star Jones and Bruce Vilanch. The site found a large audience almost immediately. While they suspected there was universal appeal in poking fun at the rich and famous, the AmIAnnoying.com founders were shocked by the initial response. Since 2000, their database of celebrities has grown to include over 16,000 profiles. Thousands of people visit the site daily to share their opinion on who's annoying and who's not.

Along the way, a loyal community also sprung up around the site. Some 2,200 die-hard members participate in the AmIAnnoying.com discussion forum and many submit extensive user-edited profiles for publication. Escapeway, Inc. is the current publisher of AmIAnnoying.com. AmIAnnoying.com is available via www.amiannoying.com.

Press Information: The creators of AmIAnnoying.com are available for interviews by any interested parties. They are located in the New York City metropolitan area. For additional information, contact: AmIAnnoying.com at pr@annoy.info.


Top 25 of the 100 Most Annoying of 2005

1. Tom Cruise (Actor)
2. Michael Jackson (Vocalist)
3. Paris Hilton (Heiress)
4. Britney Spears (Vocalist)
5. Osama Bin Laden (Terrorist)
6. Al-Qaeda (Terror Network)
7. Dr. Phil (McGraw) (Talk Show Host)
8. Tara Reid (Actress)
9. Kobe Bryant (Athlete)
10. Jessica Simpson (Vocalist)
11. Karl Rove (Political Advisor)
12. Star Jones (Talk Show Host)
13. George Steinbrenner (Sports Franchise Owner)
14. Ashlee Simpson (Vocalist)
15. Terrell Owens (Athlete)
16. Joan Rivers (Comedian)
17. Scientology (Cult)
18. Rush Limbaugh (Talk Show Host)
19. Bill O'Reilly (Talk Show Host)
20. Saddam Hussein (Deposed Dictator)
21. Ashton Kutcher (Actor)
22. Kevin Federline (Dancer)
23. Adolf Hitler (Dictator)
24. Barry Bonds (Athlete)
25. Alex Rodriguez (Athlete)

For the complete list and previous lists, visit: http://www.amiannoying.com/2005


Top 25 of the 100 Least Annoying of 2005

1. Gene Hackman (Actor)
2. Pope John Paul II (Religious Figure)
3. Christopher Walken (Actor)
4. Mandy Moore (Vocalist/Actress)
5. Ewan McGregor (Actor)
6. Johnny Carson (Actor)
7. Green Day (Rock Group)
8. Lisa Kudrow (Actress)
9. Will Ferrell (Actor)
10. Jennifer Connelly (Actress)
11. John Goodman (Actor)
12. Cate Blanchett (Actress)
13. Anthony Hopkins (Actor)
14. Lance Armstrong (Athlete)
15. Vince Vaughn (Actor)
16. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Civil Rights Activist)
17. Morgan Freeman (Actor)
18. Albert Einstein (Scientist)
19. Michelle Pfeiffer (Actress)
20. Dustin Hoffman (Actor)
21. Leonardo Da Vinci (Artist)
22. Michael Schumacher (Race Car Driver)
23. Evangeline Lilly (Actress)
24. Taye Diggs (Actor)
25. Steve Carell (Actor)


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The Real Rudolph Shines Again After 40 Years

Author: Time and Space Toys
Dateline: Wed, 30 Nov 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PITTSBURGH, PA - Nov. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After presumed discarded for several decades, Rudolph and Santa, the original puppet characters from the classic 1964 television special, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' have been discovered and will be revealed to the public this weekend in Pittsburgh, announced Time and Space Toys today. The stop motion puppets, stars of the longest running holiday special in television history, brought instant fame to production team Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass and became icons of American pop culture.”



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PITTSBURGH, PA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After presumed discarded for several decades, Rudolph and Santa, the original puppet characters from the classic 1964 television special, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," have been discovered and will be revealed to the public this weekend in Pittsburgh, announced Time and Space Toys (www.TimeandSpaceToys.com) today. The stop motion puppets, stars of the longest running holiday special in television history, brought instant fame to production team Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass and became icons of American pop culture.

(c) Send2PressStored casually among the household holiday decor of a former Rankin / Bass employee, the Rudolph and Santa puppets came out every December to take their place under the family Christmas tree. With last year's 40th anniversary celebration of the television special, and the recent multi-million dollar merchandising of everyone's favorite holiday characters, the owner realized there might be some public interest in revealing these lost treasures.

TimeandSpaceToys.com, online retailer of Rudolph dolls, figurines, and Christmas decor as well as a plethora of other pop culture icons, has purchased the pair for an undisclosed amount.

The puppets will make their first public appearance at the Pittsburgh Toy, Comic and Collectibles Show (www.pittsburghtoyshow.com) this weekend at the Pittsburgh Expo Mart in Monroeville, PA. The TimeandSpaceToys.com staff will be available at the event to discuss the discovery of the puppets and their significance in pop culture history.

TimeandSpaceToys.com has plans to restore the puppets to their original condition by bringing aboard the original Rankin / Bass puppet production team for assistance and accuracy. The detailed story of how these puppets survived the last four decades, along with a continuing progress report with photos of the restoration project, will be available on the TimeandSpaceToys.com website.

"We are excited to be involved in such a special project and present these cherished pieces to Rudolph fans everywhere," says Time and Space Toys president Kevin Kriess. "These characters have completely redefined the traditional Santa Claus mythology and have had a profound impact on American culture."

Time and Space Toys, in business since 1997, is an online retailer of high-quality, licensed toys and collectibles based on entertainment properties. Time & Space Toys has established itself as one of the major retailers of licensed holiday characters.

More information: www.timeandspacetoys.com

Time and Space Toys, P.O. Box 222, Harmony PA 16037-0222 USA - Telephone: (724) 452-7240 - E-mail: info@timeandspacetoys.com.



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Political Parody’s Casino Quality Bushy Cards Poke Fun at Dubya’s Policies

Author: Political Parody LLC
Dateline: Mon, 14 Nov 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “AUSTIN, TX - Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Political Parody LLC, a socially aware novelty company dedicated to bringing about social change through political humor, today announced the launch of The Bushy Cards, a 54-image, casino quality, collector's edition playing card deck, featuring humorous visual commentaries on George W. Bush.”



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AUSTIN, TX (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Political Parody LLC (www.polidy.com), a socially aware novelty company dedicated to bringing about social change through political humor, today announced the launch of The Bushy Cards, a 54-image, casino quality, collector's edition playing card deck, featuring humorous visual commentaries on George W. Bush.

"Our mission is to spread political humor throughout the entire world by poking a little fun at controversial leaders who seem to be taking themselves a little too seriously," said Carlos Blanco, President of Political Parody, and creator of The Bushy Cards. "We hope that, in addition to generating sales revenue by supplying socially responsible novelties to the specialty gift industry, we will help raise awareness about political injustice, and remind everybody that especially in difficult times, it's important to hold on to your sense of humor." Future plans include an election 2006 deck, and a dictator's deck.

The technically impressive composite images in The Bushy Cards include:

* George W. Bush as the Mona Lisa with a face that launched a thousand warships

* George W. Bush as a peacenik holding a bouquet of daisies, who knows too well where all the flowers have gone.

* George W. Bush as Rosie the Riveter who just CAN'T do it,

* George W. Bush as a John Lennon fan...just imagine...

Also included is a romper-stomper George W. Bush sporting a Mohawk and nose ring, a gay activist George, George as a poster boy for the theory of evolution, and the jokers in The Bushy Cards feature Dubya in a variety of clown suits, because if the rubber nose fits...

The Bushy Cards retail for $9.95 and are available for sale on the Political Parody website at www.polidy.com. For a limited time, a portion of all retail revenues are being donated to the Hurricane Relief Fund.

"Regardless of age, sex, nationality or party affiliation, everybody laughs when they see these cards," said Blanco. "I consider them a celebration of democracy."

Political Parody LLC is a unique, socially aware novelty company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.polidy.com.



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