FRI, SAT, SUN, March 9, 10, 11, 2012

Thanks to Father Time and a season-canceling neck injury, Payton Manning has been released by the Colts as a free agent.  The 14-season vet is reportedly taking his imposed retirement well.  Brother Eli showed his sympathy by letting Payton rub his Super Bowl ring.

I-Pads are revolutionizing the restaurant business whose waiters rely more and more on them to take orders.  Now a waiter can press a picture of the item ordered and the kitchen receives it instantly.  Waiters needn’t be actors anymore.  Idiots can do it.

American Idol icon Ruben Studdard has been assessed $180,000 in unpaid back taxes.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is, the IRS has agreed to write off $50,000 if he’ll agree to sing at their Christmas party.

In an attempt, according to a Wendy’s International executive, to make their restaurants more “customer-friendly,” they plan to widen their aisles, modernize their restrooms and allow their French Fry warmers to be used as tanning beds.

Bentley debuted their new EXP 9F SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.
Fitted with a 6.0 liter twin turbo-charged W12 engine and 8 speed transmission, the 600 horsepower monster will price out at about $160,000.  It’s guaranteed by Bentley Motors to stand up to any 5-star restaurant parking lot on earth.

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