Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wisconsin Reading
Two-thirds of Wisconsin public-school 8th graders can’t read proficiently. The other third are too busy correcting the spelling on the union teachers' protest signs.

Indy Dems Duck
Indiana's Democrats are still hiding out of state. They're trying to block a right to work bill... and spend the winter somewhere other than Indiana.

Apple Meeting
Apple's shareholder meeting is today. The highlight will be the Q&A session with Steve Jobs' pancreas.

Cell Phone Study
A new study shows that talking on a cell phone for more than 45 minutes at a time changes brain activity... especially after you get punched in the face by the guy next to you on the bus for talking on a cell phone for 45 minutes.

$5 Gas??
Americans are now living in fear of $5 per gallon gasoline. On the other hand, those kinds of prices could keep Lindsay Lohan off the road.

February 23rd

1883: Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law. And since then, no one has trusted anyone from the state of Alabama.

1954: The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh. Everyone chooses to get inoculated because Jenny McCarthy’s breasts hadn’t developed yet.

1974: The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst… and for $5 million, they were willing to throw in Nipsy Russell.


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