During the recent revolution in Egypt, a team of thieves damaged ancient artifacts at the Egyptian Museum which is located directly off Tahrir Square. They were looking for cash, gold and a mysterious elixir called Red Mercury believed to be hidden in the necks of mummies and have the power to control the spirit world! Watch this:
- They are now putting solar panels on the roof of the White House. Jimmy Carter installed them when it was not chic, in 1979. Ronald Reagan removed them.
- Now they want to farm fast-growing salmon. The government has approved these fish fed growth hormones.
- I’m stocking up on incandescent bulbs. During the new Prohibition that begins in 2014, will they institute a bureau of light-bulb police?
1. Fashion deity, Simon Doonan, has written that in these tough economic times luxury design houses are using devious techniques to ruin their rivals images…and, that’s how Jersey Shore‘s Snooki Polizzi got her Gucci.
2. I’m saddened that CNN no longer delivers 24/7 news. I guess to compete they need to attract the most common denominator. Their stars, Nancy Grace, and Jane Velez Mitchell certainly know how to do that!
3. The New York Times is pandering to the NY Post audience. What took them so long? They had a huge article on the Stephanie Seymour/Peter Brant divorce, and a Kardashian article that puffed their new season and spin-off, The Spin Crowd, about Hollywood publicists. The article also states that the public has been fascinated with the private lives and scandals of celebrities for more than 100 years. As if that makes it better!
4. Charlie Rose has integrity: On Sunday night, I’m watching Brian Williams’ gut-wrenching look at New Orleans, 5 years after Katrina, as discussed on Rose’s show. But I will also check out other shows, and, of course, watch MAD MEN.
The latest TIME magazine has me enthralled. Charlie Rose interviewed the author of this piece, Jeffrey Kluger, who showed an incredible video of a highly intelligent, 29 year-old Bonobo ape named Kanzi.
Millions of radioactive boars are now living in southern Germany. They are the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 25 years ago! It must be rather like Hollywood in the forests of Bavaria; there are millions of wild bores running around LA, mainly radioactive.
Relieved of his duties as captain of the biggest environmental catastrophe in history, after last week’s stonewalling in D.C., BP’s CEO Tony Hayward, former head of exploration and production for the oil giant, got a piece of his “life back” this weekend by participating in a yachting competition!
Originally the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., the multinational later changed the name to British Petroleum, then BP. And who can forget the other principles, Halliburton and TransOcean. In this intense piece, 60 Minutes speaks to a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon blowout, who revealed problems long before the spill.