Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/4

I'm still trying to get over last night's Jazz game. The good news is, I have someone to blame. Thanks Ross!

-As we exclusively reported yesterday, Tuesday was Election Day across the United States. Here is a list of some of the notable races around the country. Most importantly I will now have something to do if and when I take a trip to Ohio. Does this make Lebron's personal casino legal? Hmmmm....

-Good news for beer lovers, states around the country are nearly doubling the alcohol content in beer. Some beers will now have a legal alcohol by volume of 13.9%, up from 6%. The newer, more potent beers will cost more than a regular 6-pack however.

-The Louisiana Justice of the Peace who refused to marry an interracial couple has resigned. Keith Bardwell refused to marry the couple based on his belief that it was unfair to the couple's potential children to come from an interracial home. I thought that making my "Moron of the Week" pick was going to be more difficult. Good riddance Mr. Bardwell!

-American billionaire, Warren Buffett has taken his model train enthusiasm to a new level. Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway purchased Burlington Northern for a mere $34 billion. The company is the nation's largest rail transporter of coal and grain, also transports electronics and consumer goods as well as imported cars from both Toyota and Honda.

-Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin will share the duties of hosting the 82nd Academy Awards. The show which is scheduled for March 7th, will be Martin's 3rd time hosting, while Baldwin will be making his debut. This will be the first show since 1987 to have multiple hosts. Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan split the duties that year.

-The World Series resumes play tonight with game 6 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. Tonight's starting pitchers, Andy Pettitte, and Pedro Martinez are going to party like it's 1999. The two starters are a combined 75 years old. Speaking of old people, did you know Tim McCarver has a CD of great American songs? If that doesn't top your Holiday Shopping list, I don't know what will!

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