Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rules Review
President Barack Obama plans a government-wide review of federal regulations, aiming to eliminate the existing rules that stymie economic growth... and replace them with new rules that kill growth altogether.

Sick in America
A new study shows that half of all Americans under age 65 have pre-existing medical conditions that could get them rejected by heatlh insurers... the other half just don't have access to Four Loko.

No Facebook for You!
Goldman Sachs will not allow U.S. clients to invest in its private offering of shares in Facebook. As a consolation prize, it will give each of them a complimentary copy of "The Social Network" DVD.

College Study
A new study shows that most students don't learn much at all during their first two years of college... and their last seven years of college are really a waste!

Blockbuster Begs
Blockbuster is trying to borrow $250 million. It's either that or the new fee for not rewinding will be $17,000 per movie.

January 18th

1562: Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session. This time, he remembers to bring enough refreshments.

1871: Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors… then helps to conceive Wilhelm II in the Tunnel of Love.

1886: Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association, also known as “Lesbians with Sticks.”


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