Good, Bad, and Ugly

It didn’t sink

June 1, 2010

BP halts video of leaking pipe, blames dirty lens

FRANCE-VALDEZOn Thursday BP said it was making progress on plugging the ruptured well as U.S. government figures showed the disaster has eclipsed the previous worst U.S. oil spill caused by the sinking of the tanker Exxon Valdez in 1989.

No Oscar for her…

May 20, 2010

Vanessa Williams turns “Desperate” for ABC

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Actress Vanessa Williams arrives at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2009.

The wrong show…

May 13, 2010

gbu clean houseNiecy Nash no longer “Dancing with the Stars”

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Niecy Nash was eliminated from ABC’s ballroom competition show “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday after receiving the lowest scores from the judges and failing to rally viewers to her side.

The wrong sex…

May 6, 2010

Buffett worried on inflation, Greek ‘high drama’

gbu lagarde 240French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde earlier Saturday said he was expecting an aid package of around 100-120 billion euros ($133-$160 billion), and had “good hopes” an agreement could be reached by the end of this weekend.

The wrong actress…

May 4, 2010

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That’s a picture of VANESSA you morons!!!

Ben C.

TONY AWARDSHey brainiacs…you posted a picture of Vanessa Redgrave.

Joann

Isn’t Lynn the one who passed away? Who’s your checker????

Joann

Why are you showing a picture of Vanessa with Lynn’s obituary?

Wade

You have a picture of Vanessa Redgrave over the obituary of her sister Lynn. How horrible.

Not a new idea?

May 2, 2010

Visitors banned from Kashmir’s “Jesus” shrine

INDIA-JESUS/SHRINEThe idea that Jesus survived crucifixion and visited Kashmir was first raised in the 1973 book “Christ in Kashmir,” by local journalist Aziz Kashmiri. Several other books followed it.

Baited breadth?

April 27, 2010

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EXTRA! Wall Street Journal heads into NY hyperdrive

“Some people are waiting with baited breadth, including Janet.”

Million vs. billion, again…

April 21, 2010
BP to invest £650 billion plus in alt energy
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LAGUNA NIGUEL, California (Reuters) – Oil major BP Plc  plans to invest more than $1 billion (650 million pounds) this year on alternative energy development, the head of BP’s alternative energy unit said on Tuesday.

100-year-old boomers?

April 9, 2010

Pharma seeks genetic clues to healthy aging LIFE SIXTYOne thing is sure: the pool of people to work with is growing fast. There are around 450,000 centenarians in the world today and experts estimate that thanks to aging baby-boomers, there could be a million across the world by 2030.   It’s not that much of an error, but baby-boomers are 1945 on, so they won’t start becoming centenarians until 2045, right?

T.B.

Readers get Big Bang out of typo

April 5, 2010

Mini-Big Bangs created in cosmos origins project

SCIENCE/CERNGENEVA, March 30 (Reuters) – Physicists smashed sub-atomic particles into each other with record energy on Tuesday, creating thousands of mini-Big Bangs like the primeval explosion that gave birth to the universe 13.7 years ago.