Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday, Jan 31, 2014

  1. A Royal Caribbean Cruise ship docked in Bayonne, New Jersey to disembark hundreds of passengers who caught some sort of virus.  ***  And, like a well-oiled machine, Governor Chris Christie’s staff immediately rushed to the site and blocked ALL the lanes of traffic.

  1. Fashion model Chantel Jeffries, who was allegedly with Justin Bieber when he was arrested for DUI, is denying rumors that she has a criminal history, including five arrests.  ***  You know, if she really wants to protect her reputation, she should forget about that other stuff and just deny that she’s a friend of Justin Bieber.    

  1. A petition on the White House web site to deport Justin Bieber back to Canada has over 100,000 signatures, which means it will get a presidential review.  ***  I don’t think President Obama will deport Bieber.  With his popularity at an all time low, he can’t afford to upset Canada.

  1. President Obama increased the minimum wage that government contractors need to pay their workers.  ***  And then he made it even tougher for contractors by also increasing the minimum amounts for bribes and kick-backs.

  1. The remains of a 300,000 year-old campfire have been discovered near Tel Aviv, Israel.  Archaeologists also found some charred bones, primitive tools *** and a half-eaten pile of s’mores.

  1. According to an article in the journal “Nature,” scientists in Boulder, Colorado have just developed a new atomic clock that is accurate to within one second over 5 billion years. ***  Unfortunately, nobody there cares about it.  Colorado just legalized pot, and now people there don’t even wear a watch anymore.

  1. Russian opponents of President Vladimir Putin are claiming that the Sochi Olympics are a $50 billion corruption extravaganza.  ***  Mr. Putin vehemently denied the allegations and said that the corruption was no more than $40 billion, tops.
  1. NBC is bringing Bill Cosby back to television with a new sitcom at the age of 76.  ***  So, now Jay Leno’s expecting to return to the Tonight Show in about 13 years.

  1. According to a company called SplashData, people are still selecting poor passwords.  Last year the most common password was the word “password,” and now it’s the number “123456.”  ***  Slacker thought process:  Gee, “password” is so hard to remember—is it one word or two?  Is it hyphenated? Are there one or two “s’s”? Do I capitalize the “p”?  Aw heck, I’ll just go with “123456.”

  1. China is embarking on a nation-wide program to duplicate famous settings around the world. For example, they built an Eiffel Tower and called it Paris, and they built a White House and called it Washington D.C.  ***  And then there’s the low cost version, where they just blocked off a few lanes on a bridge and called it New Jersey.

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