Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Morning Brew for 12/16

Is it Thursday night yet? I need my Jersey Shore fix!

-In what can only be viewed as a minor upset, I was not voted Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Instead the honor went to Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke. In a year where the financial markets dominated the news, Bernanke helped lead the United States economy out of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Interesting to note that this honor comes just a day ahead of a vote scheduled on Capitol Hill on whether or not Bernanke will be given a second 4-year term as Chairman.

-Finally some good news for Tiger Woods. The Associated Press announced this morning that Woods has been voted the Athlete of the Decade. Despite all of the negative press that Woods has garnered in the past 3 weeks, Tiger's performance on the course this decade could not be overlooked. Some of the stats in this article are mind boggling. Lance Armstrong, Roger Federer, Michael Phelps, Tom Brady, and Usain Bolt, were all among the top 6 by members of the AP.

-Domino's Pizza is changing their core pizza recipe. The world's largest pizza delivery company is changing every part of their pie. Despite being the leading seller in pizza's nationwide, Domino's was recently voted (along with Chuck-E-Cheese) as having the worst tasting pizza among leading chains. It is hard to fathom how a company can have the worst tasting pizza, yet still be #1 in sales. Doesn't quite add up to me. Oh well.

-Saab, GM's Swedish car manufacturer, only sold 371 vehicles in November, down over 56% from the same month a year ago. General Motors has announced that if no suitable buyers emerge by the end of the year they plan on shutting down their Saab division.

-The Washington D.C. city council has passed a measure that will legalize same-sex marriage. The bill was passed by an 11-2 margin. While Congress will still need to vote on it, the mayor of D.C. has already said he will sign the bill.

-The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their class of 2010 this morning. Headlining this year's class is ABBA. Despite my constant complaints pleas, Bon Joviwas not inducted this year. Inducting The Hollies before Bon Jovi makes about as much sense as cheating on your Swedish model wife, and leaving a voicemail on your lovers phone with your name on it.

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