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Desarmes family to God: Missed us again!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Think you had a bad couple of months? Check out these folks:

SAN BERNARDO, Chile – The Desarmes family left their native Haiti two weeks after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, joining the eldest son in Chile for what seemed a refuge from the fear and chaos of Port-au-Prince. Their sense of security lasted barely a month. It was shattered at 3:43 a.m. Saturday when one of the most powerful quakes on record shook a swath of Chile.

All the Desarmes’ immediate family survived both quakes. But twice cursed, the family now sleeps in the garden of a home that the eldest son, Pierre Desarmes, found for them just south of the Chilean capital of Santiago. They fear yet another temblor will strike.

Pierre Desarmes, 34, [and the lead singer of a popular Haitian reggaeton band in Chile] managed to get his family out of Haiti thanks to personal contacts at the Chilean Embassy in Port-au-Prince and the Chilean armed forces. Nine members of his family — his parents, two brothers and their families, and three cousins — arrived in Santiago on a Chilean air force plane Jan. 23.

I don’t think I could blame them if they started to take this personally…

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Oklahoma, it ain’t…

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Enron,” the Broadway play? Really?

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Just when you thought Toyota was out of the woods…

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Ya know, some blog posts are just so funny that they bear repeating in their entirety. This post by Matthew Baldwin of Defective Yeti is one such post:

Toyota Recalls Remaining Models Due to Faulty Chick Magnets
February 24th, 2010

Toyota suffered yet another setback today, as it was forced to recall all remaining models due to faulty chick magnets. “We’ve received numerous complaints about the complete lack of arousal induced by our dependable, fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Shotaro Kamiya, spokesman for the beleaguered automotive company. “The panty-dropping capacity of our products falls far short of our standards, and for that we apologize.”

Owners are urged to bring their vehicle into local dealerships, where technicians will replace lithium-ion batteries with hemis, install chrome rims, and affix Truck Nutz to the underside of pickups.

Kamiya stressed that the recall was voluntary, and that no deaths were attributable to the defect. “But as no one has ever gotten laid in the backseat of a Yaris, no births are attributable either,” he added. “We regret this senseless loss of life.”

Well done, Mr. Baldwin…

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What’s in a name?

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This just in: Bernie Madoff’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Madoff, has asked the New York Supreme Court for permission to change her last name, and the last name of her two sons, from “Madoff” to “Morgan,” citing security concerns amidst death threats received by the Madoff family.

So, just to review: Bernie Madoff’s family wants/needs to change their name, but Osama bin Laden’s wife and son are fine co-authoring a book using their given name.

It’s a strange world, folks. I wonder which family engenders more anger these days…

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