The Tale of the Arab Spring Break


In 2011, Chris Jeon was a 21-year old UCLA student from an affluent Orange County neighborhood. A brilliant student and dedicated mathematics major, Chris had his eyes set on a lucrative summer internship at the largest asset management firm in the world – a position that would catapult him into the career in finance that he had always dreamed of. But by the end of the summer, Chris would find himself not sitting in a cubicle, but fighting alongside Libyan rebels in their revolution against Muammar Gaddafi.

This is the story of one of the most epic and unlikely summer breaks ever.

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Maybe the Funniest “News” Article I Have Ever Read


This will be you after reading this story. Especially if you try reading it aloud to someone.

I am just passing this along because tears were literally dripping down my cheeks trying to read this out loud to someone the other night.  I apologize if anyone is offended by the somewhat lewd content, but it is just too funny to keep to myself.  Apparently, a man in Delaware never watches TV or completely ignores Cialis/Viagra commercials, and was thus completely unaware that erections lasting longer than 4 hours are a problem… so he finally got the clue after 8 months.  After 8 freaking months of being at full salute, he decided something was up and that it was time to pony up for a lawsuit.

It’s so hilarious and yet so stupid, even great fiction writers would not make this up.  Do yourself a favor and read on…

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The World Map: Intolerance Edition


This fascinating map composed by two Swedish economists as part of a study of economic freedom reveals some surprising attitudes towards race. The most developed countries are seemingly more tolerant, but this could also be due to respondents in those countries being less willing to answer the question honestly.

Interestingly though, there does not seem to be much of a correlation between expressed intolerance and racial diversity; the United States and India, while being roughly equal in terms of ethnic diversity, are on opposite ends of the intolerance spectrum. Even Britain, Australia, and the Scandanavian countries expressed the least intolerance while also having the least ethnic diversity.

Amanda Knox, Freemasonry, and the Monster of Florence


Between 1968 and 1985, 16 people were brutally murdered around the foothills of Tuscany; In 2002, the death of an Italian doctor was alleged to involve an elaborate ring of  Satanic cultists connected to the Society of Freemasons; and in 2011, American student Amanda Knox was acquitted of the murder of her British roommate in what was suggested to be some sort of Satanic sacrificial orgy. How are these three events connected? By an Italian prosecutor named Giuliano Mignini.

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Beer Lovers Unite!


Take heed and heart fellow worshipers of this most glorious of sudsy beverages – beer not only tastes like an elixir of the gods (or demons, depending on your poison), but it also has some fantastic health benefits according to this infogram by our friends at WearYourBeer.com – although I do notice that “beer gut” is auspiciously absent from the benefits.  After all, what lady doesn’t like an man with a healthy beer gut, and how else are we supposed to fill the shopping malls of this country with passable Santa Clauses in December???  Important concerns that demand answers…  Nonetheless, please enjoy this fascinating glimpse in to the world of beer!  Continue reading

The $1.5 Million Vacation


For many of us, the dream vacation may consist of a few weeks on a private island, a trek across Northern Europe, or climbing the Andes to gaze upon ancient Incan ruins. But what if you could do all of this in one vacation? One company can make it happen for only $1.5 million and two years of your time.

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