Monday, April 21st, 2008


If you’d just spent $17.2 billion on something, wouldn’t you need a drink too?

Well, Reuters–which recently parted with just such a sum in its acquisition of Thomson West (aka Westlaw)–is hosting one of many pre-parties for this week’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Some of the drink specials that will be available at the bar include:

Hillary’s Bosnian Bull-shooter

If you’re hoping to get intoxicated from this drink, run for cover. A single shot will keep you honest.

Distilled water imported from Tuzla.

Barack O’Bomber

More popular than ever with the younger set, the O’Bomber is sure to bowl you over. For a truly religious experience, polish it off and order another. You’ll be singing its praises – and Wrightfully so.

Vodka, Jagermeister, Red Bull energy drink with a lime wedge.

The Senior Moment

This one packs such a punch that you’ll have trouble distinguishing one extremist group from another.

Scotch on the rocks, no twist.

Thx to Shenanigans

Nothing good happens after curfew

The N.Y. Post opened its story this weekend about the arrest of a CNN reporter after hours in Central Park this way:

CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot.

Wow. Hard not to want to read on after that opening salvo.

The story concluded with this paragraph recounting why Quest turned down an offer once upon a time to work for the friendly folks at Al Jazeera:

He was reportedly once offered a position for the English-language version of the controversial Al Jazeera network, but said he turned it down because being gay and Jewish, he didn’t think it would be a good fit.

Yeah, I’ve heard that about Al Jazeera; they’re not the most inclusive bunch of newshounds out there. Good call.

Thx to the N.Y. Post