Friday, July 25, 2008

There goes an entire CD of classic country songs

Simon & Schuster is suing Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim because they were paid advances for books they never delivered. Actually, both submitted 500-page manuscripts which were reduced to 10-page booklets after editing out the F-words.

The WNBA suspended Detroit assistant coach Rick Mahorn and 10 players who participated in the big fight between the Detroit Shock and the visiting Los Angeles Sparks. To give you some idea how shorthanded that leaves the teams, the Shock’s next game will feature an all-Asian starting lineup.

NASA scientists studying the mysterious Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, believe they’re caused by magnetic explosions about one-third of the way to the moon. The magnetic explosions are not dangerous, although astronauts on the space station say they’re strong enough to pull off the magnets holding their schedules on the refrigerator door.

The China Internet Network Information Center China says has more people surfing the Web than US., with 253 million Chinese people online to 223.1 Americans. Americans still outnumber the Chinese in downloading porn, 223.1 million to zero.

Tourists and New Yorkers can now go for balloon rides over Central Park in a tethered helium balloon that rises up 30 stories. The ride is completely safe as long as you don’t use it as an opportunity to spit on pigeons.

Country singer Chris Cagle was found not guilty of domestic violence after his girlfriend refused to testify against him. There goes an entire CD of classic country songs.

Hasbro. the company that owns the North American rights to the game Scrabble, sued RJ Softwares, the creators of the popular and similar Facebook program Scrabulous for copyright and trademark infringement. If found guilty, RJ Softwares could end up paying Hasbro a million dollars … three million if they land on a triple-fine score.

More than 50 dissident Catholic groups published an open letter to Pope Benedict saying the Church's ban on contraception has been "catastrophic" and urging him to lift it. The groups want the pope to do something before Billy Joel stops singing “Catholic girls start much too late” and their followers lose interest.

While visiting the pope’s summer residence in Italy, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki invited Pope Benedict to visit him in Iraq. Benedict will probably turn him down since it’s tough for even the pope to follow Barack Obama.

Federal Election Commission reports show that Barack Obama's campaign has received roughly 10 times more money from declared U.S. donors living in Europe than John McCain. Barack is so popular in France, he’s being considered to play the lead in “The Jerry Lewis Story.”

A woman in England hired a 3D art expert to mow a reproduction of the Mona Lisa on her front lawn. Just like the real thing, it’s hard to tell if the grass Mona Lisa is smiling or suffering from fertilizer burn.

Some 230 union gravediggers in Toronto have gone on strike. Their demands include more breaks, better health insurance and Halloween off.

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