Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
Off the beaten path:
Talk about keeping it in the family.
The NY Post reports five brothers in India are married to the same woman. The five VERMA brothers all live with their 21-year-old bride, RAJO VERMA, in a small Indian village. And, she says it's not all that bad. Verma explains, "I get a lot more attention and love than most wives". (Still)
Small town, small people:
Congratulations to the guys in the Public Works Department of tiny Windsor, MO: They can stop bringing their own toilet paper to work.
It seems an overzealous bean counter determined that the men were using way too much and cut them off entirely. The mayor and city council learned of it when a concerned citizen came forward at a council meeting and asked to start a fundraiser to pay for the guys' relief.
"I was just really incredulous that this was a topic to be brought up at a City Hall meeting, much less have any truth to it," says the mayor. The council quickly restored funding.
Editor's note: See that? You go to Singapore and see the worlds largest Ferris wheel, a brand new Universal Studios, a brand new subway line, a shiny new airport terminal, two new ultra hip super posh malls, all of it just a few years old. You go to Dubai and see the tallest building in the world, 160 floors. You come here and see a country that can't afford toilet paper. (Maiman)
The season 16 premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" picked up 18 million viewers Monday night, easily topping the night and perhaps getting it the number one show of the week ranking.
You'll have to wait a bit longer for PSY's new single. Billboard.com says the follow-up to "Gangnam Style" is called "Assarabia," which is a Korean term meaning getting your rocks off. But, Psy is afraid the title may offend Arabs, even though it doesn't have any racial connotations, or anything to do with your backside. So, Psy will change the title and some of the lyrics. (Marino)
Want a marriage that will last a lifetime? PHIL ROBERTSON from "Duck Dynasty" is doling out secrets to finding the perfect bride! The elder hunter tells the National Enquirer that a man should "check a girl's cooking" first and foremost, makes sure she "carries around her Bible," find someone who is "meek, gentle, kind-spirited" and "loves to eat bullfrogs." Phil married his longtime wife, MISS KAY, when she was just 16 and the lovebirds really click with audiences --over 8.6-million-people watched the season premiere back on February 27th. (Lee)
Going Geek-dot-com /Caught in the Web:
Sick of hearing reports about the evils of social media? Take heart --a doctor from the University of Portsmouth's School of Computing discovered that Facebook can actually make you a happier person! Yahoo.com reports a researcher studied 144 users and found that 90% of them look at their own wall posts on the site. This points to the conclusion that we use the medium as a means to connect with our past selves --most likely when we need reassurance --and it's a quick, simple way to self-soothe and remember all the good times. So go ahead --brag all you want online and scroll through your page the next time you're feeling down. (Lee)
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