NOT EASY -- In order to promote conservation, Applebee's New York has launched a completely "green" restaurant featuring waterless urinals in the men's room, a rooftop rainwater cistern and plant partitions between booths. May be taking the green thing too far, though. Their Holiday Luncheon Special this month is "Grilled Kermit Kabobs."
SECURITY LEAK -- A well-respected heart surgeon at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles transmitted an infection to five heart valve patients through a microscopic hole in one of his rubber gloves. Terrifying, isn't it? If this can happen to an experienced health care professional, what chance has an untrained civilian relying on a condom?
CHARGE! -- According to the National Retail Federation, American shoppers are on the comeback trail and will drop a whopping $586.1 billion on Christmas gifts this holiday season. And the lucky recipients of their largess will spend a total of $16.8 million for the batteries that weren't included.
BLUE PENCILED -- Thanks to record sales of "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Gone Girl," and "The Passage of Power," all employees at Random House Publishers will receive a $5,000 Christmas bonus. Well, all except one -- the proofreader who sent her letter back to the CEO with corrections for spelling and improper syntax.
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