It’s my MARKet, so I’m gonna Share…It was announced that cranky Andy Rooney, age 92 (doesn’t look a day over 104), will make his final appearance on 60 Minutes this week after 33 years. That’s a long time. Some little known facts about that run – Andy made 1,096 commentaries, he never once trimmed his eyebrows and his last appearance without needing to wear a diaper was in 1984…Florida reported that they were being overrun by giant slugs. A deeper investigation showed though it was only New Jersey Governor Chris Christie heading down there on a fundraising trip……The internet was full of Henny Penny-like panic recently with erroneous reports that Facebook would start charging its members. Status update after status update noted that “this is official,” “it was on the news,” and despite the fee schedule noted, if you wanted to avoid being charged you only had to copy and paste this update. No sources were cited, but this spread like wildfire. Newsflash to all Facebook users - They don’t want your money. They don’t need your money. They are making cash hand over fist from advertisers and application developers who pay Facebook a fortune to put their message in front of your eyes. This is about as close a parable as you can get to killing the goose that lays the golden egg. Making users pay would mean less users, leading to less advertising dollars. Want to know how you already pay? Next time you approve an app that asks for permission to access your wall and your friends list among everything else, know that you just forked over the only thing Facebook wants from you the user – your data…Diana Nyad failed yet again in her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. She blamed Stingray bites, but I think it is because she its truly lacking the right motivation, such as trying to flee an oppressive government that would shoot her on site for even thinking the word freedom. Pretty sure “quitting” would seem less of an option then…The inventor of Doritos died recently. Ironically his name wasn’t Chip……NASA seems to have misplaced a six ton satellite the size of a bus. I seem to have misplaced my keys which weigh less than a pound and fit in the palm of my hand. Who really isn’t looking with their eyes open? Maybe they should check the pants they wore the other day, that usually works for me…The loony President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, appears to have offended the wrong group with his latest statement. In his recent speech at the UN, Ahmadinejad put forth the notion that the government of the United States was behind 9-11 attacks. Al Qaeda didn’t like that. They don’t want the “credit”, such as it is, to go to anyone else but them for the terrorist attacks. Al Qaeda not only re-affirmed their involvement with 9-11 but they took Ahmadinejad to task for his statements, even calling him “jealous” of what they had accomplished. I can only hope Al Qaeda is annoyed enough to start looking for a couple of really tall minarets in Tehran that would look good with some 747’s planted in the side of them.……Actress and activist Susan Sarandon visited lower Manhattan recently to lend support to the Occupy Wall Street protestors, who are raging against wasteful spending and corporate greed. Unfortunately, the 64-year old actress had to spend most of her time there convincing the 20-somethings, who were clueless as to her relevance, she wasn’t the grandmother of a protestor stopping by to drop off a sweater. The impact of her visit was also nullified when she hopped back into her limo to continue on her way to the airport to get on a corporate-owned jet for a week-long vacation in Italy……Congrats to the Boston Red Sox for completing what is called the worst collapse in baseball by winning only seven games, losing 20 and blowing a significant lead in the Wildcard race and their shot at the playoffs on the final day of the season. As a Mets fan who has lived through this same type of collapse more times than I can count I would love to offer words of solace. Unfortunately there aren’t any. Your team choked. Deal with it…..Remember, if you like what you’ve read, share this with your friends and add me to your Watch list so you don’t miss a thing. If you don’t like what you’ve read, share the outrage with your friends and add me to your Watch list so you can see who I offend next time………OK, I’ve shared. Now it’s your turn. Agree? Disagree? Have at it. See you next month.
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