Well, today I turned 46 years old, and compared to my 5th birthday, this is probably one of the most grim ones I have lived through yet.
The girls at the office here arranged for me to have the pizza of my choosing (Canadian bacon and sauerkraut) and a cake with my name misspelled at 11:30, after which I headed out to the alley to have a cigarette.
After months and months of declarations and commercials proclaiming that ostracized megalomaniacal petrol company BP would “make this right”, executives have determined with a certainty that such a task is impossible and therefore they will never be able to “make this right”. Instead, executives are changing their catch phrase to: “BP loves you!”
On June 18, 1919, during the signing of the treaty of Versailles, Germany agreed to pay reparations as compensation for bringing war to the nations of Europe and causing the deaths of 10 million soldiers. After nearly 92 years of hemming and hawing, the Germans have finally, albeit grudingly, paid the full amount of 132 billion Marks. In 2010 terms, this amount is supposedly assessed at 382 billion (US) dollars. But some economists aren’t so sure.
Welcome back, football fans, to our quasi-professional football picks! Each week we will pick game winners based on Vegas over/under lines, and add some sharp commentary to key games. Darby Shaw is still in the lead! He obviously has figured out a way to get the games earlier than the rest of us in order to accomplish this.
New York, NY: The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is set to launch on October 16th. Thousands of people, both survivors and supporters alike, will walk over 26 miles for a weekend to raise money for breast cancer education, prevention, examination, and treatment.
The participants are primarily made up of women, due to the fact that they have real breasts and therefore are at the most risk, but one group of New Yorkers are pushing to change the ratio. Led by New York native Paul Emmerlan, team “We Luv Boobies” has joined the fight against breast cancer amid skepticism and confusion.