Friday, July 10, 2009

That’s Mo Raven

After their first meeting in the Vatican, Pope Benedict gave President Obama a booklet on bio-ethics. In keeping with his practice of giving world leaders CDs and DVDs, Obama gave Benedict a copy of “Benny and the Jets.”

According to a new survey, most Americans value science, but they pick and choose which scientific findings they agree with. For example, while more and more Americans question evolution and global warming, virtually all believe you can create a volcano with Diet Coke and Mentos.

A 20-year study found that rhesus monkeys on a strict reduced-calorie were three times less likely to die from age-related diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The study also found that skinny old rhesus monkeys will hold researchers hostage for a banana.

Levi Johnston, the former fiance of Gov. Sarah Palin's 18-year-old daughter, says Palin is resigning as governor because she can make more money writing books and doing TV shows. Levi is the perfect example of why people move to Alaska … the Land of the Midnight Sun makes your 15 minutes of fame stretch out forever.

For her meeting with Pope Benedict, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a black dress and a long black veil. The Obamas aren’t Catholic, but this was Michelle’s way of letting the pope know who’s the Mother Superior at the White House.

Senator Roland Burris, who was appointed to President Obama’s Senate seat by disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, announced he won’t run in 2010. In a comment from Alaska, Sarah Palin said, “You go Ro!”

A TV commercial for Mighty Tape starring the late pitchman Billy Mays will start airing on July 20 because owners of the company say it’s what Billy would have wanted. Except for the part about how Miracle Tape works great fixing frayed defibrillator cables.

Film star Jim Carrey has confirmed his 21-year-old daughter Jane Carrey is pregnant with her first child. Jane says Grandpa Jim will be allowed to play with the baby provided he promises not to teach it to say, “All righty then!”

Raven-Symone's publicist says Internet reports claiming the star of “That’s So Raven” is pregnant or recently gave birth to a daughter are not true. However, if she starts developing a bump, the producers plan to change the name of the show to “That’s Mo Raven.”

A new book claims that author Ernest Hemingway was a spy for the KGB during the 1940s. Hemingway quit when the Russians wanted him to replace the marlin in “The Old Man and the Sea” with a sturgeon.

The 7-Eleven convenience store chain has named Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Slurpee Capital of the World for the 10th consecutive year. The highest ranking U.S. was third-place Detroit, where a Slurpee is more commonly referred to as “dinner.”

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