Jersey Shore Salaries: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Snooki, Pauly D, and The Situation will each make $5 million for this season's "Jersey Shore." It makes you wonder just where our values are as a society, when we’re paying that much money to people who probably can’t even dribble a basketball very well.
Facebook Growth Slows: According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Facebook's growth appears to be slowing, particularly in the US. Facebook is more or less to the point where they’re gonna have to find another inhabited planet in order to any new members to sign-up.
Oregon Man Critical With Bubonic Plague: A Crook County, Oregon man is in critical condition with the Bubonic Plague after contacting the disease after being bitten by a mouse while attempting to rescue the mouse from a stray cat. About the only thing that could make this story seem more bazaar would be if all this happened while he was attending a Renaissance Fair.
Liposuction May Increase Fat in Abdomen: A new study from Brazil suggests that liposuction can actually cause an increase in fat around the organs in the abdomen and only a sustained exercise regimen can counteract this effect. So if liposuction actually increases the amount of body fat we have, I guess the only reason to go through the procedure would be because its just so doggone much fun.