LITTER BOXED IN -- Inventive inmates at the Alagoas State Prison in Arapiraca, Brazil were caught using a cat to smuggle files, saws, and drills past guards who were used to seeing the mascot come and go at will. Authorities theorize that the inmates had planned to scale the 30-foot wall using woven fibres fashioned from a giant hair ball.
BOOTING UP -- To qualify for unemployment in the UK, you now have to prove you looked for work online. So far the requirement has produced some unexpected benefits. If you don't know how to purchase a computer, Best Buy hires an unemployed clerk to advise you, and Microsoft hires three unemployed tech associates to teach you how to get online using Windows 8.
NAME GAME -- A lot of movie-goers have been misled by an unfortunate similarity of titles between two films currently showing -- Bill Murray's Telluride Film Festival favorite "Hyde Park on Hudson," and a crime caper from the UK about a bumbling band of art thieves who can't agree where the getaway car should be parked entitled "Hide, Park on Hudson!"
|Alan Shepard at the Air Force Academy - 1980|
THANKS FOR THE MEMORY -- View over 550 classic vintage video clips of Bob Hope Specials available nowhere else! Each are dated the year they originally aired on NBC from the 1977-78 season to 1991-92. Included are segments from 1978's "Bob Hope Down Under" from Perth, Australia and 1979's "Bob Hope in China" taped in Peking and Shanghai (with Mikhail Baryshnikov). Take a trip down Memory Lane that you won't soon forget!
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