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Jewcy Zeitgeist: A Boozing Milestone, NATO Playing It Exclusive and Why Google Maps Should Be Outlawed
Eat your heart out, Matt Drudge… Cheers! Friday will mark the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which repealed the 18th amendment, the prohibition of alcohol. Now put that joint away or you’re … Read More
Eat your heart out, Matt Drudge…
- Cheers! Friday will mark the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which repealed the 18th amendment, the prohibition of alcohol. Now put that joint away or you’re going to jail.
- On a similar note, this past Monday marked the 75th anniversary of the bloody mary, which was first concocted in Manhattan by Ferdinand Petiot in 1933.
- The Minnesota Senatorial Election between Al Franken and Norm Coleman has still not been decided.
- American folk and blues singer Odetta died in New York last night.
- For some reason, the Washington Post deemed it newsworthy that the attackers in Mumbai last week used digital maps and Blackberrys to coordinate their assaults. Because, you know, terrorists usually navigate using their trusty sextants and abaci.
- The New York State Government came up with a pretty cool solution to Mario Cuomo’s continued refusal to pose for a portrait for the State’s Hall of Governors.
- The Bush White House approved a rule yesterday to make it easier for coal mining companies to dump their debris wherever they see fit.
- The State of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Electric Company are teaming up to attempt an innovative new plan to make electric cars a feasible mode of transportation around the state.
- The New York Giants’ Plaxico Burress has been suspended without pay and placed on the reserved list for the remainder of the NFL season after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a nightclub on Saturday.
- The Crown Heights man who stabbed a New York City bus driver to death during a dispute over a $2 transfer was apprehended by police yesterday.
- Gary Coleman was ordered to pay a $100 fine after pleading ‘No Contest’ to a disorderly conduct charge in a Utah court for his role in a fight and subsequent car accident at a bowling alley in September. The more interesting news from the linked article, however, is that Coleman apparently has a personal bodyguard.
- Trouble is a-brewin’ in friendly ol’ Canada.
- NATO deferred on the decision to add former Soviet nations Georgia and Ukraine.
- Logitech claims to have produced the world’s one-billionth computer mouse.
- The new visitor center at the U.S. Capitol opened to the public on Tuesday after six-years and $621-million in construction.
- Tickets will go on sale December 26th for Will Ferrell’s new play, You’re Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush, which will open on Inauguration Day, January 20.