France is the latest country to declare that it is officially in recession. The European nation has had two consecutive quarters of negative growth, and is set to join Ireland and Denmark in this most unenvious club, its members mostly by-products of America's economic troubles. In a bid to boost the economy, French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy promised not to let Carla Bruni sing anymore. The next day, stocks jumped up 800 points.
This story reminds me of: Dylan Mondegreen - Broken French (from While I Walk You Home)
The American Mustache Institute has announced that this year, it will appoint one man as the first-ever Mustached American of the Year. The award is given to the most impactful Mustached American of the past year. Nominees include former baseball player Keith Hernandez, TV anchorman Pat O'Brien and Family Guy character Cleveland Brown. Meanwhile, the world falls into recession.
This story reminds me of: Abe Vigoda - Bear Face (from Skeleton) [BUY]
Neil Gaiman is "giving away" his latest book The Graveyard, with a twist. The famed author of Stardust and The Sandman comics is embarking on a nine-city tour, where he will read one chapter a day, and then post a video recording of that reading for free on MouseCircus.com, his website for young readers. He also promises to post clips of him brushing teeth at Howmuchofarockgodami.com. That site should take off too.
This story reminds me of: Gnarls Barkley - Open Book (from The Odd Couple) [BUY]