News of the Week
That is news I found after extensive research (i.e. I read the current copy of The Week)
Worth every penny, I'm sure:
Tina Fey has just signed off on a $5 million book deal for a book of "nonfiction humor" for Little, Brown.
Wait till they flush the toilets:
"residents of Marino, Iraly, discovered white wine flowing from their water faucets. 'Miracolo!' they cried. The vino, it turns out, was supposed to spill from a fountain in the town square for the annual grape festival, but a plumbing mishap diverted it into homes."
hmmm. The week is the big North Carolina wine festival... you don't suppose...?
Insult to injury for Wall Street plutocrat:
"Richard Fuld, the former CEO of Lehman Brothers, who was punched in the face by an angry employee in the company gym shortly after the firm was driven into bankruptcy. Fuld was then berated in a congressional hearing for taking $480 million in options and salary as he drove the company into debt. Fuld said he felt "horrible" about the way things turned out."
Apparently he is keeping the money. And while he is sorry, he is....
... Not as sorry as THESE guys:
AIG, the global insurance giant, which showed its gratitude for the $85 billion* bailout provided by taxpayers by staging a weeklong retreat for sales agents and executives at a California resort, running up a tab of $440,000 for the luxury rooms, banquets, massages, and other spa treatments.
Just in case you were wondering as a simple taxpayer what people in the financial business think of your efforts at saving their asses.
"A Serbian chef has released what is believed to be the world's first testicle cookbook."
You will have to get your own copy of The Week to read the details. This site is too sophisticated for that kind of humor.
*that would be $85,000,000,000. Looks a bit more impressive with all those zeros doesn't it.