Here are some of the things I Tweeted last week:
Singapore charges people to go into its casinos. I had no idea.
"To discourage locals from gambling, the government collects casino entrance fees -- $70 for a 24-hour period or $1,400 for a year -- from all Singaporeans and permanent residents. Almost 30,000 people, mostly recipients of public assistance or those who have filed for bankruptcy, are automatically barred from entering."
Jon Lajoie Beatles Satire: Previously unreleased version of Blackbird. Funny, unless you really love Yoko Ono.
Obama Warns BP on Paying Big Dividends Amid Oil Spill. This article is a great example of how you have to actually read the story before passing judgment. I read the headline and thought "wtf is Obama talking about? BP's dividends and their cleanup of the oil spill are two totally different issues." They can pay all the dividends they want as long as they don't run out of money to clean up the oil and pay the claims for all the people they hurt. Of course, when you read the story, you figure out that Obama is not an idiot and he knows this - and his point was that BP shouldn't pay out billions in dividends and tens of millions in image control publicity ads, and then end up "nickel-and-diming fisherman or small businesses." (disclosure: long BP stock)
Florida Marlins sell tickets to Roy Halladay's perfect game at face value. The game already happened.