Thursday, August 31, 2006

Victor/Victoria, Little Boy, -and- Knock Knock

Victor/Victoria - transsexual wants two passports
Little Boy - 20-inch boy claims to be world's shortest
Knock Knock - pilot locked out of cockpit after toilet break

On this day in history: August 31, 1888 - Jack the Ripper kills his first known victim, prostitute Mary Ann Nichols, slitting her throat from ear to ear.

Born on this day in history: August 31, 1918 - Alan Jay Lerner (1918 - 1986) dramatist, lyricist, composer. He was known for collaboration with Loewe, including "Gigi," 1958 and "My Fair Lady."

Be certain to watch this hilarious video, submitted by Laura! Cats Gone Wild

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RadioShack Corp. notified about 400 workers by email that they were being dismissed immediately as part of planned job cuts. Employees at the Fort Worth headquarters got messages Tuesday morning saying: "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately, your position is one that has been eliminated."

I find this to be incredibly disrespectful and obscenely demeaning. Whoever selected this methodology for termination notification should be called upon by the board of directors to personally call and apologize to the dismissed employees—following which, he should be terminated.