MONDAY, November 28, 2011

Agreement in the NBA strike settled after players decided to file an anti-trust action against the league.  For those of you unfamiliar with legalese, "anti-trust" is the one Mrs. Bryant always threatens Kobe with to get another ring.

Microsoft has been commissioned to design the rooms for a luxury hotel being built in Paris.  However, their first blueprints were rejected after test subjects reported that they had trouble sleeping in them.  Too many windows.

With mortgage defaults at a record high, unemployment figures through the roof, the national debt set on self-destruct, the U.S. has never been in more dire straits. In fact, there are reports that China is getting buyer's remorse.

The Pentagon has been complaining that if the cuts proposed by the Democrats are approved, the defense Department will end up with their smallest budget since World War II.  On the other hand, isn't World War II the last one in the winning column?

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