Google has made a driverless car prototype. Topping out at 25 mph, you set the destination and press “Go”. Fascinating. Stay tuned. Could revolutionize transportation and transportation laws.
Moving to Seattle? The city of Seattle has passed a new law making the minimum wage there $15/hour.
Weddings, bar mitzvahs and…..divorces? One of the latest trends is to throw a big party to celebrate your divorce. Serving upside down cakes with black frosting, complete with Wife/Husband figurines pushing the husband/wife figurine off the top of the cake. Dads walking their daughters back up the aisle.
Once caught bouquets thrown back at the bride. Gifts given back?
Another reason to smile in public. The NSA is gathering millions of pix of us for its facial recognition files. Look, up in the sky…click.
SW Air has been fined for promoting low fares, but not making any seats available at those low rates. And you thought you j-u-s-t missed booking ’em.
Don Sterling “punished”. The disgraced owner is being forced to take $2 billion from former Microsoft exec Steve Balmer for his basketball team, the L.A. Clippers. Anyone else out there want to be “punished” like that?
Jessie White,99, graduated from Maine’s Beal College last month, 75 years after she had to drop out just before graduation because she couldn’t afford the required $5 graduation fee. It’s never too late.
Colorado, Missouri and Louisiana have passed laws letting terminally ill patients get experimental drugs that the FDA hasn’t approved yet.
Little Shop of Horror. The 9/11 memorial site in NYC is open, complete with….a gift shop. Tacky? Inappropriate? Fine? What do you think?
Dirty windshield? Think twice before spraying. Legionnaires’ bacteria can live in windshield washer fluid, and when you spray it, the vapor is breathed in by…you.
Bank on it. Credit Suisse helped rich Americans hide billions from the IRS, and got a $2.6 billion fine. What’s your bank done for you?
Man’s best friend, again. Dogs have been shown to be able to detect prostate cancer with an astounding 98% accuracy. Breast cancer too.
Feeling smug about your resume? 17 year old West Virginian Saira Blair just graduated high school, and, oh yeah, unseated a 2 term state delegate in the primary election.
At the Mayo Clinic a massive dose of measles vaccine has wiped out a woman’s incurable blood cancer. A cancer shot. Wow.
Elevator music. So Jay Z, Beyonce, her sister and a bodyguard walk into an elevator….. I guess every elevator ride has its ups and downs.
Air Force show shot down. The much loved annual Andrews Air Base show is cancelled for 2014 due to budget cuts. They couldn’t just wing it?
It’s like Magic whenever Don Sterling speaks. As Nell Scovell @NellSco said, “Can’t wait to hear Sterling’s apology for his apology.”
Space. The final frontier for junk. After 50 years of space exploration, we’ve left tons of trash in space. The junk now zips thru space, and threatens to collide with our satellites. Spring cleaning time?
Fans going Gaga over Wizards? The Wizards playoff wins forced the cancellation of a Lady Gaga concert in May at the Verizon Center. Everyone survived.
A small scale study has shown that using pig tissue in human leg injuries helps grow new muscle. No post-op aversion to bacon shown either.
Getting “young” blood reverses the adverse effects of aging in mice. In humans too? We don’t know, but kids, watch out for elder gangs with fangs.
Change or die. Antibiotic-resistant infections are increasing says the World Health Organization. We must change how antibiotics are used.
Director Brian DePalma once paid the late actor Bob Hoskins to be on standby in case Robert DeNiro turned down the role of Al Capone in DePalma’s The Untouchables. DeNiro of course ended up playing Capone. Hoskins then asked DePalma if there were any other roles he could NOT do and be paid for.