FRI, SAT, October 19, 20, 2012

SEVEN COME ELEVEN -- A former clerk for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York was convicted of grand theft for stealing over $1 million from her employer.  How did she make off with that much loot?  Frankly, Bunco Squad detectives were astounded -- they never suspected that Bingo balls could be loaded.   

IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE -- In Cleveland, Ohio, a permanent exhibit honoring Superman, created there 75 years ago, has been dedicated.  With a few updates, of course.  With booths replaced by cell phones, this Superman has to change his clothes in an Andy Gump. 

WIDE WORLD -- Ten thousand athletes from all 50 states and 22 foreign countries have gathered at St. John, Utah for the Huntsman World Senior Games.  Similar to the Olympics.  Well, kind of.  Events include the 400-meter IV relay, the Cane Vault, and -- always a crowd favorite -- the Hop, Skip and Shuffle.     

HAVE A WORD? -- According to the BBC,  Americans have, thanks to the recent Olympics, adopted thirty more "Britishisms," including "bloody," "cheeky," "fancy," "knickers," "loo," "mate," "queue," "shag," and "wonky."  Still on the cusp but gaining in popularity is "Prince Willie," meaning "to shoot billiards without clothes."

BREWSKI -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill that officially classifies beer as alcoholic.  Until now anything containing less than 10% alcohol has been considered a foodstuff. Alcoholism has become so rampant in the former Soviet Union there are more than 20 Betty Fordski Clinics in and around Moscow.

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