Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quick Hits

- Sign of the apocalypse: An ex-con from New York has started a business teaching Wall Street executives and other white-collar criminals how to survive jail. Steven Oberfest, 41, charges $200 per hour and teaches the convicted how to act in jail--the etiquette, the lingo, how to stay sane and how to defend oneself behind bars.

- Quote of the week: Jillian, from The Bachelorette, "Ed better not (bleep)ing disappoint me."

- The Model Lounge opened in New York. And, no, it's not open to the general public--only to female professional models. It's a place the models say they can relax without being hit upon by creepy guys and glared at by jealous women.

- Congratulations to Robert Redford. The Sundance Kid, at the age of 71, married his long-time girlfriend, Sibylle Szaggars. Redford's first marriage ended in 1985.

- Last week we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission to the moon. Neil Armstrong, part of the crew of Apollo 11 and the first man to walk on the moon, lays claim to the most valuable autograph in the U.S. Armstrong's signature, on a check he wrote before the Apollo 11 moon mission, fetched $27,350 recently, according to The Boston Globe.

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