Wednesday, January 03, 2007

6 Weeks Before the Mast, Quick - I'm on My Break, -and- Have It Your Way

6 Weeks Before the Mast - 14-year-old boy crosses Atlantic alone
Quick - I'm on My Break - construction worker crosses street, robs bank
Have It Your Way - young turn to Web sites without rules

On this day in history: January 3, 1990 - Manuel Noriega surrenders at the Papal Nunciature. He is brought to Miami and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.

Born on this day in history: January 3, 1892 - J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) novelist, scholar. He achieved fame for his richly inventive epic trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," 1954-55.

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Candidates for a job at a DIY store were made to dance to a Michael Jackson song when they went for their interviews. One candidate said he felt "humiliated" as he and other interviewees at the B & Q store in Norwich were asked to perform to the Jackson Five's "Blame It On the Boogie." The interviews, which have been criticised by the GMB union, continued with the candidates being asked to pull funny faces so that managers could take pictures of them. It would seem to me that forcing applicants to listen to the song would be sufficiently humiliating.