Thursday, October 07, 2010

Burning Your Money
A new report shows that stimulus checks were sent out to 89,000 dead people... but those dead people actually did more work this year than the guys in the UAW.

Nobel Prize Winner
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. Second prize went to the guy who's trying to get Verizon to start providing service for the iPhone.

Mexican Tourism Surge
Tourism to Mexico is up 20% this year... and if you include the tourists getting killed there, it's up 45%.

Chips Star Busted
Former "CHIPS" star Larry Wilcox has been charged with stock market fraud... as precaution, federal agents have also arrested the cast of "B.J. and the Bear."

"Dora" Complains
The New Jersey teenager who voices the "Dora The Explorer" character for the cartoon series says she's been cheated out of millions of dollars. Nickelodeon has responded by threatening to have her vocal chords deported.

October 8th

1862: In the Battle of Perryville, Union forces halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky… then try unsuccessfully to give it back.

1932: The Indian Air Force is established, mostly to drop curry bombs on Pakistan.

1974: Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud, mismanagement, and not bolting down its pens like every other bank.


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