Friday, September 30, 2005

The good the bad and the just plain sad..

The Good.
Real good news for us in New England: based on the incidence of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, blizzards and wildfires, the two states where a person is least likely to die in a natural disaster are Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The Bad.
300,000+ kids have been uprooted from schools in the gulf coast area. They are now enrolled in schools in every state...except Hawaii (drat!)

Shri Lanka has lowered the age of consent from 16 to 13..the arrest less men for having sex with underage girls (I just threw up in my mouth)

Just plain sad
There is no legal requirement that jumbo shrimp need to be a certain size, but one group thinks the # should be no more than 18 per pound. By that..2 chains fail horribly. Outback serves 28 jumbo shrimp per pound whole red lobster serves 32 per pound.

Chinese offials preparing for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, unveiled tough new cleanliness standards for the capitals public toilets. Under the new regulations, no toilet is allowed to have more than two flies at any one time.

The Danish government unveiled a new program that pays prostitutes to sleep with disabled people. "The disabled must have the same possibilities as other people" said lobbyist Stig Langvad.

Casual Male Big and Tall has changed its names to Casual Male XL. The customers said they were embarrassed to be see carrying shopping bags that had the old name. Insert your own zippy comeback here.


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