Monday, August 20, 2012

“I read the news today, oh boy ...”
(Mid-August Edition)

Joe Biden forgot what century it was, and the New York Times celebrated the death of a Chick-fil-A executive (which is pretty sick if you think about it, and that leaves out most people). Did Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi see a ghost? Find out. Plus, hear more about Democratic protests, birth control, Paul Ryan, and more from our pals at Pajamas Media.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

It has been announced that Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympics. In anticipation, a 24-year-old construction worker there has survived a 6-foot metal bar falling from above and piercing his head. That's gotta count for something. (AP)

And speaking of the Olympics, a Finnish teenager beat its gold-medalist javelin-throwing record by 17 meters, with an old Nokia cellphone. (Reuters)

If you think that's news, try this: two brothers from the Hudson Valley area have found a new medium for advertising, one that is impossible to ignore, or, sooner or later, do without. (Journal-News)

And finally, for those who love happy endings, a man in Braintree, Massachusetts, ordered one kind of lottery ticket from a vendor, but was mistakenly given another. It gets better. (AP)

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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