All the News That's Too Unbelievable to Print

Thursday, June 14, 2007
According to last night's The Hour, George Stromboulopoulus (sp? I'm too lazy to check) is reporting that Rosie O'Donnell wants to take over for Bob Barker on the Price is Right. He made a joke about the fans not wanting her on the show but I think she'd be a great host. This got me thinking about who is the best game show host of all time. Anyone? My vote would have to be for Richard Dawson from Family Feud. I swear he was drunk all the time, and apparently always horny. Remember the way he'd go in for a kiss (only on the pretty girls, though) whenever he got a chance and would be grabbing at them but no one cared because he was just so darn funny. He was also great in Hogan's Heroes and Running Man.

A judge (yes, a judge) in the United States is suing an immigrant Korean couple who own a dry cleaners for losing a pair of his pants. What's he asking for? Prepare yourself...$54 million dollars. I'd like to see those pants please. Apparently, the dry cleaners lost his pants, he threatened to sue, they found the pants and offered a couple thousand in compensation, he turned it down and now wants $54 million in compensation. Excuse me??? Yes folks, its true. Just another example of the outrageous litigous nature of the American people (not all Americans, I'm just generalising). The fact that this man is a judge is reprehensible. He should be removed from the bench and the dry cleaners should be given compensation for all the hassel he's given them. Speaking of the couple, what's happening with them? Apparently they're so upset by the whole thing that they're considering returning to Korea to get away from it all. Also check out Lee's blog for more discussion on this crazy subject...

The computers on the International Space Station, which just welcomed the arrival of the latest shuttle mission and its astronauts, have failed. According to CNN, the computers, which control the oxygen and water supplies along with the station's orientation have stopped working. This could mean an extended stay for the shuttle astronauts while they help fix things or it could mean that the station's current occupants have to head home early. When you combine this with the all the troubles NASA's been having with thermal blankets, falling foam, and exploding shuttles upon reentry...perhaps someone/thing is trying to tell us that we need to stay out of space until we fix our problems down here on earth. But then again, maybe that's just me.

A woman who lay bleeding on the emergency room floor of a troubled inner-city hospital died after 911 dispatchers refused to contact paramedics or an ambulance to take her to another facility. What the hell is wrong with the American medical system...oh wait...that's an oxy-moron isn't it? I hope this woman's family sues someone, perhaps the government or whoever's responsible for the 911 system in California, and if anyone should get $54 million, they should. This is unforgivable.

Wandering Coyote had her own problems with the BC health care system recently. While she didn't end up bleeding to death on the floor of her local optometrist's office, her recent run in with the system shows that even us Canadians don't always have it so great. Red tape...sometimes I'd like to choke someone with it...


Beth said...

I have been thinking the same thing about the space program for years. That's a LOT of money and excellent brain power that could be used for major problems we have right here on this planet.

I have friends (mostly geeks) who have tried to convince me otherwise. To no avail. They are geeks who think space exploration is cool. And it is, but hardly pressing. I'd rather feed people than get pictures of the surface of Mars, etc.

Wandering Coyote said...

Beth: I totally agree with you!

Yes, my experience yesterday was bad, but I'm still grateful for what we do have up here. Luckily, as far as optometry is concerned, I have some choices about where else I can go.

Beth said...

The health care system (from several angles) failed that poor woman and her family terribly. Today, because I have insurance, I was able to easily drive down the street, have some routine blood work done and get back to work on my lunch hour.

It's a sick disparity.

Jocelyn said...

I so hugely enjoy your brain and the way it works. With each hop to a new tidbit, I just like you more.

I gotta get me a pair of those pants. On sale, of course.

SME said...

Definitely some glitches in our health care, but we still have it good compared to most of the planet.

Richard Dawson was good, but I'd have to go with that guy from The Gong Show, Chuck Barris. He was slightly insane, in a good way.

Gardenia said...

I read about the Judge and the cleaners - good gosh - more politics and using power to crush the underdog. I'd like to spray paint his robe with clorox.

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