Saturday, October 17, 2009


*Authorities are warning computer users of new Phishing scams designed to part the consumer with their private information and hard earned money.
*Model Filippa Hamilton was fired six months ago by Ralph Lauren because at 5'10 and 120 pounds she is allegedly over weight. The lady is now suing the company not over her dismissal, but because Ralph Lauren has been using altered images of her since then photo shopped to their specifications. At 5'10 and 120 pounds, they thought she was OVER weight? Is our perceptions of what a woman should look like that screwed up?
*The Dyson Corporation has developed a new, blade less fan. Although much safer than traditional fans, the starting retail price on the new model might make it cost prohibitive for the average household right now.
*Paleontologists in China believe they might have discovered the remains of a new species of dinosaur. Based upon the bones unearthed thus far, the new one may have been at least as big as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
*After a frantic search and rescue effort earlier this week, authorities are now pondering whether the set up that young Falcon Heene of Colorado took an unplanned hot air balloon trip might have been a hoax.
*A Justice of the Peace in Louisiana caused a controversy earlier this week when he refused to marry an interracial couple. Aren't we long past such outdated beliefs?
*Legendary comic artist George Tuska passed away Thursday at the age of 93. From 1939 on, Tuska drew practically everything from Doc Savage to The Avengers to Superman. But perhaps he might be better known by some fans as the artist on the comic strips Buck Rogers and Scorchy Smith.
*Country music fans might be happy to hear that musician Garth Brooks is planning to come out of retirement, starting with an extended engagement in Las Vegas of all places. It's an even money bet that a new album will probably be announced by next spring.
*The second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball playoffs begin as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (National League) and the Whatever-they're-officially called Angels square off against the New York Yankees (American League) for the chance to represent their division and play against the other side in the upcoming World Series.

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