Good, Bad, and Ugly

Send in the platypuses?

March 3, 2009

Wooden sarcophaguses found in Egypt tomb

CAIRO (Reuters) – Japanese archaeologists working in Egypt have found four wooden sarcophaguses and associated grave goods which could date back up to 3,300 years, the Egyptian government said on Thursday.

Not humorous…

February 25, 2009

“On a more poignant note, Heath Ledger won a post humorous best supporting actor Oscar…”

He wasn’t rescued…

February 24, 2009

Stanford surrenders passport, Antigua units seizedAlso, a federal judge presiding over the Stanford case, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, was rescued because a relative has “substantial” Stanford holdings, according to a court filing.I am hoping that the judge was not ‘rescued’ as that suggests that somehow he’s getting ‘his’ money back. I suspect it was supposed to be ‘recused’.A.M.A number of readers noticed that one, which was a combination of spellcheck and human error. We corrected: GBU Editor

Texan billionaire Allen Stanford talks during an interview in Miami in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

To legume it may concern…

February 24, 2009

British study points to peanut allergy treatment

Scientists say peanut allergies are on the rise worldwide, but nobody knows why. There is no cure and people with the condition must avoid even the tiniest amount of food containing the nut.

Reform, or just change?

February 17, 2009

Chavez seeks re-election reform in Venezuela vote

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans voted on Sunday on a reform proposal that would allow President Hugo Chavez to stay in power for as long as he keeps winning elections, his second bid to extend his rule after a decade in power.

Laundry list…

February 16, 2009

Clinton aims to soothe jittery allies, woo China

LONG LAUNDRY LIST

Analysts advised Clinton not to confront the Chinese with a series of demands on her first visit as secretary of state.

Canada, not Canadian

I am a Canadian citizen who does not share her citizenship with geese. The reporter clearly states the plane may have hit a flock of “canadian geese”, to pluralise these birds, it is quite simply put as canada goose for one and canada geese for two or more, to call them canadian is to give them citizenship. Just thought you might that info for future.

She’s not tipsy…

I clicked on one of your video reports today at Yahoo.ca. Might want to let your reporter or voice-over folks know that the foreign minister of Israel’s first name is Tzipi, not TIPPSY.

Prudes vs nudes?

The reporter in this story about topless sunbathing says sunbathers in Sydney “will have to wait and see whether a new, more prudish standard is set for them.”

Was it a plummet?

Retailers’ holiday sales plummet

NEW YORK – Retailers’ sales fell as much as 4 percent during the holiday season, as the weak economy and bad weather…