Good, Bad, and Ugly

O caption! My caption!

September 8, 2009

A group of deers are seen during the Station fire in the Glendale area of Los Angeles, California September 1, 2009… REUTERS Photo

Act of love?

September 1, 2009

Man poisoned wife in “ill thought-out” act of love

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A British pensioner who tried to poison his estranged wife so he could rekindle her love by nursing her back to health escaped jail on Friday.

Towing what?

August 31, 2009

China urges U.S. to halt surveillance near its shores

In June, a Chinese submarine collided with an underground sonar array being towed by the destroyer USS John McCain, near Subic Bay in the Philippines.

A niggling concern?

August 27, 2009

US housing, confidence data point to recovery

In addition, President Barack Obama nominated Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, removing some niggling doubt from investors’ minds. The move promised a consistent approach to monetary policy in the years ahead.

Presidential timber?

August 27, 2009

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy dies at age 77

The sons were expected to mature into presidential timber and were groomed for that starting with the oldest, Joseph Jr., a bomber pilot who died in World War Two.

The wrong word…

August 26, 2009

Suspect in U.S. model murder found dead in Canada

Local media said Jenkins hung himself, but Canadian police refused to confirm details of his death after finding his body in the motel room on Sunday.

Unveiling a mistake?

August 18, 2009

Shouldn’t this¬†headline be¬†either one of the following:

New Bentley revealed in USA
New Bentley unveiled in USA

What an embarrassment.


Sigh. I guess we may also have been trying for reviled? We corrected it to say unveiled: GBU Editor

More harder?

August 14, 2009

U.S. home foreclosures set another record in July

Making timely payments keeps getting more harder for borrowers who have lost their jobs or seen their wages cut.

Sore subject…

August 13, 2009

Costa Rican president has swine flu

“Apart from the fever and a soar throat, I feel well and in good shape to carry out my work by telecommuting. I expect to return to all my duties on Monday,” he said in a statement.

Some salsa for your meringue?

August 11, 2009

Zumba: fun trumps technique in dancing calories away

At a recent Zumba class in New York City, fun trumped technique as a merry band of exercisers danced the samba, meringue and rumba to a mix of Latin, hip hop and oldies.