Friday, January 15, 2010

China Aid
China has pledged just $1 million for Haitian relief. But the Chinese government says it plans to illegally pirate about $200 million of everyone else's relief efforts.

Wall St. Fights Back
Wall Street is hiring a lobbying firm to lodge a legal challenge to the Obama administration's proposed new tax on the banks. It's a great strategy, because if there one thing the American people love it's the combination of lawyers, lobbyists and rich bankers.

Critical Mass
The Massachusetts senate race is getting so close, Democrat candidate Martha Coakley got so desperate today that she told all the voters that her opponent Scott Brown cannot account for his whereabouts when Martin Luther King Jr. was shot.

Pope in a Synagogue
Pope Benedict XVI visited the main Jewish synagogue in Rome on Sunday. It's not clear if it was to extend the hand of friendship, or simply because that was the only place where he could catch the Jets big playoff game.

Golden Globes
Avatar was the big winner at last night's Golden Globes Awards. It won for best picture, best directing, and best creating of a 3-D imaginary alien character computer geeks really wanna nail.

January 18th

474: Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor... until he is replaced by Jay Leno.

1886: Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England and lesbian recreation groups everywhere else.

1990: Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting, outraging thousands of D.C. citizens who had always suspected he was hogging all the good drugs.

2002: Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over... but fighting continues over Natasha Lyonne.

2005: The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The happy fanfare suddenly ends when everyone realizes the plane holds 500+ people and only has one bathroom.


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