Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Quiz Time

A remarkable investigation by Los Angeles Times reports that the Academy Awards voting members are 94 percent Caucasian and 77 percent male. Only 2 percent are African American, and less than 2 percent are Latino. Their median age is 62, and only 14 percent are younger than 50.
     This explains the Soul Plane Oscar snub.
     If the Oscars were any whiter, they’d get Billy Crystal to host…oh wait.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund spent Tuesday sitting in a police interrogation room in north-east France being quizzed about a prostitution ring and allegations of fraud.
Is this what the police do in france? Quiz suspects? “Monsieur Kahn, say two prostitutes are charging you $1000 each and $2000 each per ménage à troi, if you have 2 ménage à troi’s and a round the world from each, how much do you owe?”
Edvard Munch's The Scream – is to be sold by Sotheby's in New York. The auction house said it could fetch more than $80m which would make it one of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction.
And for those of you playing at home, no, this isn’t so expensive because he cut off his ear!

Ancient Plant Scientists regenerated this Sylene stenophylla plant from seeds buried by a squirrel 30000 years ago.
Said High Times magazine, “You think those squirrels stashed some killer bud some cave men toked on? Dude!”

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