Friday, November 13, 2009

My Faves for Friday, November 13, 2009

Quoted: WANTAGE, NJ—Acting on anonymous tips from within the Hispanic-American community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials deported Luis Miguel Salvador Aguila Dominguez, who for the last 48 years had been living illegally in the United States under the name Lou Dobbs.

[tags: onion, news]

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Monday, October 26, 2009

My Faves for Monday, October 26, 2009

from a hollywood point of view, this story keeps getting better and better. forget the upcoming madoff biopic - i'm talking about a dark, twisted business/crime drama. too bad it's a true story, and therefore probably too legally dangerous to make such a movie.

Quoted: Jeffry M. Picower, a prominent philanthropist accused of reaping about $7 billion in profit from Bernard L. Madoff’s vast Ponzi scheme, was found dead on Sunday afternoon in a swimming pool at his mansion in Palm Beach, Fla.

Quoted: Mr. Picard has also sued others, including Stanley Chais, a Los Angeles investment manager whose clients lost millions in the fraud.

[tags: news]

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Faves for Sunday, July 19, 2009

When Frank McCourt was in a high school basement room in Durham signing a mountain of books (I was helping carry them) before his reading for the Regulator, the pompous principal walked in and grandly introduced himself, then started introducing the other school administrators. After a couple minutes McCourt cut him off, saying "in the time I've been listening to you I could have signed fifty books."

[tags: news, books]

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