Friday, October 16, 2009

In The News

Scientists create a scary sexual revolution:

Its reported today that Scientists, by genetically tweaking fruit flies so they no longer produce a certain type of sexual pheromone or odour, turns them irresistible to their species. Sounds like a breakthrough along the lines of Viagra right? Well not so fast tiger, it appears that this irresistible attraction does not discriminate between sex, race, gender or political orientation. In other words, by removing an odor from this fly they've eliminated the barriers of breeding. What they found is that other flies of the same sex and even different breeds began paying mating calls to the fly who's pheromone production was removed. Maybe prop.8 for same sex marriage still has a chance after all. But just for the record, I'm keeping my bottle of Obsession For Men cologne made from male perspiration because I know it still attracts the female kind, my kind.

Goldman Sachs Giving Billions in Employee Bonuses:

Goldman Sachs, the investment banking firm, has set aside $16.7 billion dollars for annual compensation (Bonuses) to its 31,700 employees. That calculates to roughly $700, 000.00 per employee. There's no financial crisis at Sachs and the company is standing by their decision as a fair practice of compensation in order to retain its staff, who deserve it for their hard work. And why are we so surprised. Greed is as Greed does. Greed doesn't share with those who are humble, giving or in need. Greed retains its wealth and invests in gaining more of it. Financial Crisis? In the famous words of Alfred E. Neuman, "What Me Worry?"

Wrestling Pioneer Passes Away:
Louis Vincent Albano
July 29, 1933 – October 14, 2009
Lou Albano (Captain Lou), the colorful italian manager of wrestling days past, passed away at the ripe age of 76. I remember Lou from the early 70's, Hawaiian shirt wearing over-the-top wrestler/manager/entertainer. Lou brought excitement to the wrestling industry in the early days and would continue right on into the revival of the sport in the 80's with Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper and company. Lou was deservedly inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996. I've never seen the Cyndi Lauper movie "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," but Lou played the role of Cyndi's father in it. Happy sailing captain Lou. And may you get to heaven an hour before the devil knows your dead.

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