June 2007 Archives

A Nickel for Your Thoughts

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Here's today's trivia question. How much is a nickel worth? If you answered five cents, well, you're wrong. The correct answer, as of today, is eight cents. You see, a nickel consists of 25% nickel and 75% copper, and the price of both copper and nickel have risen enough so that the government is losing about three cents on every nickel made. This, of course, explains much about how government works.

Paris, Transformed

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You have to hand it to Paris Hilton. Who else could have found God after just a week in prison? At least, that's what she told Barbara Walters on Day 8 of our long national nightmare. In an incredible phone interview, she told Walters:

Boston Sports Review: Confessions of a Baseball Fan

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It has come to my attention that I may not be quite as well-informed about baseball as I had previously thought. These days, it's not easy following the Red Sox. In addition to baseball, you also need a firm knowledge of medicine, advanced statistics, economics, and possibly Japanese -- not to mention ankle sutures and how much they are expected to bleed. My knowledge of baseball is already a little shaky in some areas, and now I have to know all this other stuff too. Therefore, I would like to take a moment to confess a few things about today's game that I do not know. 
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