Friday, March 31, 2006
At first I couldn't get in to it. The movie didn't seem to have a focus and you really don't care about any of the characters. Then the plot begins to unravel.
What I liked about it is how you get to see three [well 2.5] versions of the incident. The director did a good job of creating a dirty 1980 vibe. Thankfully, using the hot stickiness of an LA summer allowed for scenes of Josh Lucas to be shot shirtless. I am a big Josh fan.
I must say he is a badass in this movie. Except for being an a*hole in 'American Psycho', I don't remember him ever playing a bad guy. Good job. Oh wait, he was a bad guy in the 'Hulk'.
The interesting thing is in the extra features of the DVD, they show the actual crime scene video tape. Dead bodies and all. It was interesting as you usually don't get to see that kind of stuff.
It wasn't as graphic as I thought. The movie makes it look like the victims were gutted and their bits and pieces were thrown around. While watching it though, I did feel like I was watching a snuff film. At least it gives me a reason to post another Josh Lucas pic.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Why I Love Site Meter
'Madonna’s latest tunes haven’t been a hit in the U.S., according to folks in the U.K., because she’s become too British. “The fans subconsciously know she’s away shooting grouse in her country manor somewhere” U.K. Music mogul John McLaughlin told the Scottish Daily Record.'
Call this number 972.898.0691
See this from Consumerist:
'Telemarketing Chiropractor's Cellphone Called
Yesterday we told you about Dr. Kirtland Speaks, a back-cracker who's suing for his right to telemarket to accident victims, using phone numbers from public accident reports. He's alleging that preventing this marketing plan violates the First Amendment.
We also published his celllphone number. Beth, a Consumerist reader, called it.'
Fun With Corporate Websites
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At least he gets to leave work early and not work this weekend. He was my work IM buddy. Gave me someone interesing and funny to talk to to make the day go quicker. Blegh.
I feel like I just came off a bender with Whitney Houston
I miss the old liturgy. "Open Monday thru Friday till 8, Saturday and Sunday till 5."
Now it's all "He's dullllll but he's brilliant."
its still not as bad as 'it can only beeee JARRRR-EDDDDD'
Yeah, that's horrible.
Breathe - Melissa Etheridge
Soundtrack Association [songs being associated with a movie or product]
Jonathan Heder - Nerd/Mormon
Seems he was born of strict Mormon parents here, then raised in Salem, Ore. That's why he says "freakin' idiot" instead of, well, you know. He may be a Hollywood movie star, but he's a strict Mormon who values the purity of his body, as do I. According to Giant, Heder "does not drink, do drugs, smoke, or, excluding the occasional Dr. Pepper lapse, drink caffeine. Beneath his regular clothes he wears the ritual long underwear."'
'So Co' doesn't make sense and 'The Fax' is just gay
It's like Denver's version of BNT people [Bridge and Tunnel for those who don't know - a derogatory term coined by Manhattanites for people who live in the other burroughs].
SoCo? NoDo? RiNo? They ain't LoDo
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH - Branding the 'hood
Tonya Tiscanni never wanted to needle a sleeping giant.
But the former South Broadway bar owner acknowledges she felt stung by Regas Christou's new "SoCo" campaign.
"I was like, what? That's kind of a rip-off," says Tiscanni, who once operated the Baker neighborhood watering holes 60 South and ZooDenver. Both bars are closed now.
Tiscanni has long endorsed the neighborhood acronym "SoBo," and still operates the website sobodenver.com to promote South Broadway as an entertainment destination, particularly as it's one of several central Denver neighborhoods that have seen rising real estate prices and new residential construction alongside the Baker neighborhood's already healthy night-life scene. Then, last year, the marketing machine behind nightclub magnate Regas Christou started producing fliers, stickers, e-newsletters and websites meant to brand the blocks around his businesses "SoCo," for south of Colfax.
As Denver's urban neighborhoods develop, city folk seem to stumble over new acronyms all the time. Realtors pick up on them quickly as a way to market hot new areas to homebuyers.
The latest? The Fax. That's the catchy new moniker adopted by businesses along East Colfax Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Yosemite Street - a branding attempt that coincides with this year's first Colfax Marathon in May, and the accompanying "Feast on The FAX" festival.
Full Story Here: Denver Post
A Pit Bull named Prada
BOSTON (AP) - This Prada's bag was no designer purse. A Boston detective searching the apartment of a drug suspect wound up wrestling a sack containing 108 bags of marijuana out of the clenched jaws of a pitbull named Prada.
The dog was running around carrying a tan-colored bag Tuesday as police were searching the apartment, where they had already found a loaded gun, $1,000 cash and 14 bags of marijuana.
Prada did not give up without a fight.
When an officer tried to grab Prada's bag, the pooch pulled back. The plastic tore, and police said could they could see bags of marijuana inside the sack in Prada's mouth.
``All 108 bags were recovered from the dog's mouth after a vigorous struggle,'' police said in a written statement.
Officers locked Prada in a dog crate. They also arrested three people at the apartment.
Red Bull and Vodka? How 1997.
March 27, 2006 -- If you drink alcohol, don't count on energy drinks such as Red Bull to keep you sober.
In a new study, young, healthy men reported feeling less drunk when they drank vodka mixed with Red Bull. But those impressions were misleading.
"The person is drunk but does not feel as drunk as he really is," says researcher Maria Lucia Souza-Formigoni, PhD, in a news release.
"People need to understand that the 'sensation' of well-being does not necessarily mean that they are unaffected by alcohol," Souza-Formigoni says, warning drinkers not to get behind the wheel. "Despite how good they may feel, they shouldn't drink and drive. Never."
Full story here: Netscape
Condi 'Hey there. What you doing later?'
I need a Site Meter intervention
my malaysian fan linked me - 'i'm big in
Hahaha. That's funny. I got a visitor from
MSNBC linked me too....
I'm all obsessed about it now.
i know site meter is evil - i think i need an intervention
i got linked by 'celebrity hookups online' - how funny
I wonder how I ever lived without it.
and it's not even my story - i blogged it from ny daily news
Dude that story was funny. Where'd you find that anyway?
its hidden halfway down
so yesterday was my highest traffic yet
I think it was mine too.....I had several people check it out because of my Defamer comment. And then that MSNBC link.
I'm at the top of the pack on that one.
wheres the msnbc link?
Woah.....34 visits so far today.
My average is at 106 now.
Now I'm second though.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Just got off the phone with Booty Call
Whitney's Crack Den
Um, doy. Who didn't see this coming [and where it's going]?
'Is there trouble in Paris-dise for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?
The world's most gaw-geous couple had a bit of a blowout in their apartment in the French capital, according to sources. The problem? Brad wants to set a wedding date, but she doesn't want to talk about it.<> After the fight, pregnant Angelina apparently scooped up Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 14 months, and stormed out of the apartment, taking four hours to calm down. "Brad says it's like he can do nothing right these days," a source tells Star magazine. >
"They argue about everything, from his cigarette smoking to world politics to how much he loves her! And apparently Angelina has told him she prefers the way he was when they first met — independent and masculine — and that she's getting tired of his whining and possessiveness."
Brad, buddy — there's a reason why this gal goes through men like Kleenex.'
Don't masquerade with the guy in shades, oh no
I can't believe it
You got it made with the guy in shades, oh no'
My buddy Craig C is actually working with Jimmy Sommerville on a new project.
150 Speakers? Wow.
|The Cine Capri at the new Harkins complex will try to blow customers away and draw them back with a giant screen and a 26,900-watt, 150-speaker sound system. (Post / Brian Brainerd)|
Anything for publicity
Jessica Simpson wants to adopt children
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jessica Simpson has babies on the brain.
The 25-year-old singer filed for divorce from Nick Lachey last December but her publicist says Simpson is looking at adoption.
"Nothing has been finalized yet" as to when and how Simpson will adopt, her publicist, Rob Shuter, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. But he added, "It is true that she's exploring options."
"I think Angelina Jolie has done amazing, amazing things, and the international adoption rate just since her has skyrocketed," she said. "It's unbelievable."
Simpson is best known for starring in the MTV reality show "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" with Lachey, who gained fame as a member of the boy band 98 Degrees.
Strikes me as funny the way it is written
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)- Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle say they have been terrorized by a crazy cat named Lewis. Lewis for his part has been uniquely cited, personally issued a restraining order by the town's animal control officer.
``He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot, each with a long claw,'' Janet Kettman, a neighbor said Monday. ``They are formidable weapons.''
The neighbors said those weapons, along with catlike stealth, have allowed Lewis to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she was getting out of her car.
Some of those who were bitten and scratched ended up seeking treatment at area hospitals.
Animal Control Officer Rachel Solveira placed a restraining order on him. It was the first time such an action was taken against a cat in Fairfield.
In effect, Lewis is under house arrest, forbidden to leave his home.
Solveira also arrested the cat's owner, Ruth Cisero, charging her with failing to comply with the restraining order and reckless endangerment.
"He has left and he is expected in Italy by tonight," an embassy official told AFP hours after Italy's cabinet offered Abdul Rahman asylum.
The official would not say exactly how and when Rahman, 41, had left Afghanistan.
Italy decided to offer him asylum at a cabinet meeting Wednesday, Labour Minister Roberto Maroni said in Rome.
"The decision has been taken. The matter has been resolved," he told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
The premier of Germany's Saarland state, Peter Mueller, had also said Rahman would be "warmly welcome," the German daily Die Welt reported.
Rahman was freed from jail in secret on Monday night but was kept under tight security at an undisclosed location after calls for him to be put to death in line with Islamic Sharia law.
He was arrested around a fortnight ago under Sharia, which says he should be sentenced to death unless he reverts to Islam.
And who uses 'fortnight' anymore?
By Laura Snyder
These days we feel less social pressure to marry, can get laid without walking down the aisle, and aren't seen as crazy for staying single longer.
Which is exactly why we think you should hang on to that single status while you can.
Need more convincing?
Single Celebration #1: Time Is On Your Side
Thanks to the evolution of the modern relationship, there's less pressure to marry young or marry for convenience or financial reasons. So you can afford to wait for Mr. or Ms. Right. By staying happily single, you can take the time to wander around the dating field, picking and choosing who you want to play with, instead of going on a frustratingly single-minded search for The One.
Single Celebration #2: More Opportunities.
Let's fact it: single people have more options and opportunities offered to them just because they're less tied down than committed couples. You can get away with spontaneous adventures, try new things and go new places more easily. Partying 'til dawn is a lot easier on your own!
Single Celebration #3: You Can Focus on the Financials
Okay, maybe it's not a sexy reason, but when you're single it is easier to build up a great career without the drain of a serious relationship on your life. You can move across the country for that great job, work long nights if you need to, and take business trips to exotic locales without a second thought. Plus, think of all the money you're saving by not having to think about engagement rings, mortgages and a college education for a kid.
Single Celebration #4: You Never Have to Compromise.
Rather sleep in that have brunch with your family? Do it. Want to have Cheetos and ice cream for dinner - again? Go for it. Rather watch The O.C. than the NBA? Fine. Single, you can go wherever you want whenever you want, do what you want anytime. And no one will tell you not to. It's 24/7 self-indulgence without guilt! Why would you want to give that up?
Oldies But Goodies
I remember as a kid thinking 'oldies' were songs from the 50's and 60's. It's odd to think we are now listening to 'oldies' when we hear stuff from the 80's and 90's.
Unusual Words Of The Day
: in comfortable circumstances
2) orgulous or guu les (adjective)
: proud and haughty (humorous)
From Gopher Central 'Word Of The Day'
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Scientology's Silent Birth
Had to look up the thought process about why 'Tologists practice the silent birth thing:
The doctrine also states that newborns cannot be poked or prodded for medical tests or even spoken to for the first seven days of their lives, believing that babies go through so much pain during the birth, they shouldn't have to experience any further discomfort or sensory experience that could return later in life to haunt them. '
ALL HAIL XENU!
If I was still in high school..
It's Hip To Be A Square
Same with Stealers Wheel's 'Stuck In The Middle With You'. That will always be associated with Michael Madsen cutting off the ear in 'Reservoir Dogs'. I wonder what the artists think about that.
A New Take On The Urinal
'We all know that women have been held back and underpaid in the work place. Edge Designs is an all women run company that designs interior office space. They had a recent opportunity to do an office project in NYC. The client allowed the women of this company a free hand in all Design aspects.The client was a company that was also run by all women execs.............The result............well.......
We all know that men never talk ...never look at each other....and never laugh much in the restroom....The men's room is a serious and quiet place............But now ...with the addition of one mural on the wall......lets just say the men's restroom is a place of laughter and smiles...'
Famous Last Words
The moose knocked Shoemaker to the ground and began trampling her, she said, but a policeman on a snowmobile approached and scared it off.
"They are a majestic animal," said Shoemaker, who professes a love for the animals. "I just didn't realize they were so dangerous."
People eat Moose meat?
Reflecting the demographic, maybe?
Honesty, or sarcasm?
"I feel a lot of hope for Iraq," he said. "The Marines and soldiers there feel very positive about what they're doing. They feel very confident about the future of Iraq.
"With the exception of those that shot at me with mortars and rockets, threw a grenade (at me), did an IED (improvised explosive device), they all were very courteous."
Elvis' Graceland Becomes National Landmark
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The home of the King of Rock 'n' Roll joined the homes of presidents past and present in becoming a National Historic Landmark Monday.
Graceland, where Elvis Presley died in 1977, joins the White House, Mount Vernon and Monticello in receiving the country's highest designation for historic properties.
Talk about being a Whopper
'PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Four burgers at his neighborhood Burger King cost George Beane a whopping $4,334.33.
Beane ordered two Whopper Jr.s and two Rodeo cheeseburgers when he pulled up to the drive-through window last Tuesday. The cashier, however, forgot that she'd entered the $4.33 charge on his debit card and punched in the numbers again without erasing the original ones - thus creating a four-figure bill.
The electronic charge went through to George and Pat Beane's Bank of America checking account and left the couple penniless. Their mortgage payment was due and they worried checks they had written would bounce, Pat Beane said.'
Archiving this to see if it comes true
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - New England could be in for a big one. Meteorologists say conditions - including warmer temperatures in the Atlantic Basin and cooler temperatures in the Pacific Ocean - are ripe for the Northeast coast to be hit by a whopper of a hurricane this season.
Ken Reeves, a senior meteorologist at the AccuWeather Center in State College, Pa., said that when the Pacific is cooler, it ``essentially drives the storm track further to the east in the Atlantic Ocean basin.''
He predicts the East Coast north of the Mid-Atlantic states could see a Category 3 hurricane, a storm that could resemble the devastating systems that hit New England between the 1930s and 1950s.
``There are some eerie similarities to the pattern of the 1938 hurricane,'' he said.
A 1938 storm known as the ``The Long Island Express'' remains the region's worst hurricane. Its 121 mph winds gusted to 183 mph and caused massive flooding, power outages and wind damage throughout the region, leaving 600 people dead.
During recent decades, New Englanders mostly have experienced only the remnants of storms that hit other parts of the country, such as Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and Hurricane Bob in 1991, which brought heavy rains, localized flooding and power outages.
If a big storm did hit, the New Hampshire coast might be spared the worst of the damage because it is sheltered compared to areas like Cape Cod, Portland, Maine, and Long Island, N.Y., Reeves said.
Lourdes Aviles, a Plymouth State University assistant meteorology professor, said Reeves' forecast sounds right. That New England hasn't had a strong hurricane in 50 years could signal the region's luck is running out, she said.
John Jensenius, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said his group has been concerned for years that a strong hurricane could strike New England's coast.
Hurricane activity tends to be cyclical, he said. Every 50 years, a pattern develops that increases the potential for a major storm. But that doesn't mean a storm is imminent.
``The chances of one happening this year is no greater than it was last year,'' Jensenius said.
Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com
Monday, March 27, 2006
Hubba Hubba 6
Songs I Like 2
Her style too.
'I also told the girl about the amazing sets designed by the Met that make the audience gasp when the curtain is lifted. Of course, that was before I realized that I took her to an opera that takes place in a prison.
I told her, "They're probably saving the super-impressive scenery for act II."
Act II was in the basement of the prison.'
George Michael gay? No way!
So how no one knew in the 80's that George Michael is/was gay is beyond me. Look at these. Have to be the gayest double-entendre lyrics, ever.:
I'm Your Man
Call me good
Call me bad
Call me anything you want to baby
But I know that you're sad
And I know I'll make you happy
With the one thing that you never had
Baby, I'm your man (don't you know that?)
Baby, I'm your man
If you're gonna do it, do it right - right?
Do it with me
Wanna take you, wanna make you
But they tell me it's a crime!
Everybody knows where the good people go
But where we're going baby
Ain't no such word as no!
Baby, I'm your man (don't you know who I am?)
Baby, I'm your man
If you're gonna do it, do it right - right?
Do it with me
Come on baby,
(ooh, take me home Please don't leave me here, to do it on my own...)
First class information
I'll be your sexual inspiration
And with some stimulation
We can do it right...
So why waste time
With the other guys?
When you can have mine
I ain't askin' for no sacrifice
Baby your friends do not need to know!
I've got a real nice place to go
I don't need you to care
I don't need you to understand
All I want is for you to be there
And when I'm turned on
If you want me- I'm your man!
If you're gonna do it, do it right - right?
Do it with me
If you're gonna do it - you know what I say?
If you're gonna do it don't throw it away
Don't throw it baby
I'll be your boy, I'll be your man
I'll be the one who understands
I'll be your first, I'll be your last
I'll be the only one you ask
I'll be your friend, I'll be your toy
I'll be the one who brings you joy
I'll be your hope, I'll be your pearl
I'll take you halfway 'round the world!
I'll make you rich - I'll make you poor
Just don't use the door
Do it with me...
Please say it is Clive Owen.
Page Six Blind Item
'Speaking of the Winter Music Conference, Denver once again is represented well in the Club World Awards, which will be announced tonight in Miami. The awards are presented by Club Systems International, a club industry trade mag.
Among the expected nominations for hot spots in Vegas, NYC, Miami and Hollywood, our little not-such-a-cow-town boasts two of its own. The Church (1160 Lincoln St.) is up again for Best Club (it won the award in both 2003 and 2004), and Monarck lounge (1416 Market St.) and interior designer Jeffrey Elliott are up for Best Interior Design.'
Maybe he was on Ambien?
Sohela Ansari told friends that her husband Aftab had uttered the word "talaq," or divorce, three times in his sleep, according to the report published in newspapers Monday.
When local Islamic leaders got to hear, they said Aftab's words constituted a divorce under an Islamic procedure known as "triple talaq." The couple, married for 11 years with three children, were told they had to split.
The religious leaders ruled that if the couple wanted to remarry they would have to wait at least 100 days. Sohela would also have to spend a night with another man and be divorced by him in turn.
Really living there. Eating, sleeping, checking out the DVDs, never leaving. The plan was to spend his entire spring break there. Under the radar.
Like real life, you can't get everything at Wal-Mart (new slogan: Not a Hotel). Bartels couldn't get a shower or a bed. He couldn't find one of those miniature bottles of shampoo.'
Full story here KUSA
'Police say the victims met Huff, 28, at a rave called "Better Off Undead" Friday night and invited him back to an after-party at their rental home on Capitol Hill.
Some 500 people attended the rave -- parties that attract young people to dance to thumping, bass-laden electronic music. People often dress up in Halloween-like outfits and paint their faces.
Huff left the after-party at about 7 a.m. and returned wearing bandoliers of ammunition and carrying a 12-gauge pistol-grip shotgun and a handgun. He fired on the 30 young partygoers gathered in the house before walking out and killing himself when confronted by a police officer.'
Sunday, March 26, 2006
So among my many accomplishments this weekend, I was able to take digital photos of the scale model I had to build from my drafting floorplans for my 3D Modeling class for my portfolio. It is a two-story McMansion. The scale looks funny because I made the ceilings so high [14']. Plus, it was my second quarter of school.
Friday, March 24, 2006
Then I saw her.
There was this little [like 4'6"] Asian girl on my bus who got off at the Market Street station stop like me. I walked up and out to where the shuttle picks you up. Out comes Asian girl wandering around with her cane. She veered off the direction she needed to go like three times.
Finally, she gets to where the shuttle picks you up but she was on the opposite side of where it stops. The shuttle doors open and everyone gets on. She hears the shuttle and turns and tries to scurry over with the help of her cane.
Knowing that the shuttle people wait for no one, I didn't want her to miss it, so I rushed over asked if she needed help and she said 'yes'. I grabbed her arm and helped direct her on to the shuttle. There, I did my good deed as a citizen for the day.
But she bummed me out. I feel scared for blind people because I know not everyone in this world has the best of intentions. I dread to think of someone like her being, well, kind of easy prey for malicious people.
I know that handicapped people are not defenseless and in need of assistance. In fact, I admire them because they can live with an impediment. I'm a big wuss, I can readily admit that. But, I would kill myself if I lost my sight. I don't think I could deal with it.
Every time it snows and there is ice on the ground, I wonder how the blind people get around. I can barely keep my balance sometimes and I have sight. Blegh. Bless the blind people, but they sure make me worry about them.
Don't eat before going to bed
I made that mistake last night and ended up having funky dreams. One of them involved a young, better looking Robert Deniro trying to hit on me.
Second one was of me and Matt getting in to a shouting match with a co-worker.
Third was this one where I had to stay late at work in order to help throw a public speaking event. I had to set up the food and bartend, and at the end of the night I made a big cocktail as a reward. The cocktail? Vanilla Absolut, cream, and soda. I guess it's a variation of a White Russian, but I haven't actually tried that in real life. I wonder if the Vodka would curdle the cream? Guess not because a white russian has cream.
Last dream was I came home to find that my, and 2 neighbor's condos had their front doors busted down. Supposedly the fire department came and needed access. I used a portable red Hoover vacuum to clean up the broken glass that was on the floor as well. Yes, the last one was that detailed and random. I don't own a portable vac.
Any thoughts on meanings of these?
Name Barney Rubble
Nickname Barney Boy
Address 303 Cobblestone Way, Bedrock
First Appearance September 30, 1960
Marital Status Married/Betty
Children Bamm-Bamm (Adopted)
Pets Hopperoo (aka Hoppy)
Friends Fred and Wilma Flintstone
Work and Hobbies
Occupation Several careers including :
Quarry Worker, Rock Heap & Quarry Construction Co.,
Pebbles Co. Rock and Gravel, furniture repossessor,
travel agent, co-owner (with Fred) of "The Drive-In," and
(again, with Fred) private investigator.
Hobbies Lodge : Royal Order of Water Buffalos
AKA The Loyal Order of Dinosaurs and
The Loyal Order of Water Buffalos
Favorite Phrases "Uh, I don't know about this Fred," and "Uh, Gee Fred"
Likes Bowling, Jazz
Dislikes None Notable
A Flinstone's World
Everything's better with pepper
'Black pepper (Piper nigrum)stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an alert is sent to to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other food components in the stomach.
When the body's production of hydrochloric acid is insufficient, food may sit in the stomach for an extended period of time, leading to heartburn or indigestion, or it may pass into the intestines, where it can be used as a food source for unfriendly gut bacteria, whose activities produce gas, irritation, and/or diarrhea or constipation.
Black pepper has long been recognized as a carminitive, (a substance that helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas), a property likely due to its beneficial effect of stimulating hydrochloric acid production. In addition, black pepper has diaphoretic (promotes sweating), and diuretic (promotes urination) properties.
Black pepper has demonstrated impressive antioxidant and antibacterial effects--yet another way in which this wonderful seasoning promotes the health of the digestive tract.
And not only does black pepper help you derive the most benefit from your food, the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, keeping you slim while giving you energy to burn.'
Pepper Eye Medicine
Various sources from the 5th century onward also recommend pepper to treat eye problems, often by applying salves or poultices made with pepper directly to the eye.
Population of Iraq[CIA] about 25 million
Population of US [2005 estimate] about 283 million
Iraq is almost equal to the size of Idaho -
Population of Idaho [2005 estimate] - almost 1.5 million
People with HIV/AIDS in Iraq - Less than 500 [.1% of population]