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Oct 11, 2011
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That rich guy…

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Americans seethe as banks hit them with new fees

“That I’m supposed to pay (Bank of America) money while they fire people so that they can make more money even though they are already richer that Croesus just offends me,” said Jim Brown, a federal government worker and Bank of America customer, referring to the wealthy king of Greek mythology.

The statement that Croesus was a wealthy king of Greek mythology is wrong.

Croesus was Roman and not mythological. He was a part of the First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey.

Oct 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
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Maybe the worst idea EVER?

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People ask me where I get all the stupid stuff in this blog, and I have to say, honestly, the best of it is straight out of the news.

Here’s an example. According to an Associated Press story, officials in Georgia are considering saving money by putting prisoners in fire stations.

Oct 11, 2011
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Who’s the cutest one of all?

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I’m going to do something a little different today.

There is this writer named Bart King, whose job is almost as much fun as mine. He turns out books with titles like “Big Book of Gross Stuff” and “Pocket Guide to Mischief.”

His latest one, called “Cute! A Guide to All Things Adorable,” has just been published, and I enjoyed it very much. Bart offers clever insight into what makes things seem cute, and why.

Oct 10, 2011
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In halting English…

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Your headline on the Rihanna story….

You mean HALTS, not ” haults ” !

This opens you up to ridicule…….for shame Reuters !

Roger E.

Yes, we fixed it, but not before people noticed the mistake: GBU Editor

Singer Rihanna performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro September 23, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
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Well, look who’s behind bars!

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Blog Guy, I know you cover all the big fashion shows, and my sister-in-law’s ventriloquist told me there were some HUGE celebs at Lisbon Fashion Week this year. Can you give us some names?

I can do much better than that, I can show you pictures. Here is you-know-who, above, making a very rare public appearance…

Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
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What year is it again?

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Welcome back to a regular feature we call, “What Year is it Again?” in which we relate true events that make us question whether we’ve gone back in time for decades, maybe even centuries.

For instance, I was looking at a very nice photo series about guide dogs in Peru, but I noticed the captions said that shops, banks and buses don’t allow blind people to enter with their guide dogs.

Oct 9, 2011