10 ) The debt ceiling deadline inches ever closer, and so far no one in the federal government is budging on their respective stances. Y’know, because they all want what’s best for the country.
9 ) Drunk driving arrests in Massachusetts jump 22 percent over a five-year period. Look, not EVERY town can claim to be a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem, so stop competing for the title!
8 ) Michele Bachman, this is your life…as dissected by the media. Welcome to the Big Time. Enjoy the ride while it lasts.
7 ) Republican Lori Klein, a pro-gun Arizona Senator, points her pink (yes, PINK) safety-less handgun at a reporter during an interview, but claims there was no risk because her finger wasn’t on the trigger. Gun proponents, to their credit, give her grief for her stupidity. So the only thing here half-cocked is Senator Klein.
6 ) The final “Harry Potter” film hits theaters. Warner Bros. is now officially out of non-superhero movie concepts.
5 ) The owner of a Pittsburgh restaurant bans children under 6 from his business, citing the disruption they cause to other diners. Not that I necessarily oppose that, but maybe he should ban wussy, ineffectual parents instead.
4 ) Sherwood Schwartz, the man who gave us Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch, as well as their catchy theme songs, dies at age 94, leaving behind a lot of fond childhood memories.
3 ) The MBTA is allowing riders to pick the new color scheme and design for 20 new trains. The contest began Tuesday and was scheduled to end two weeks later, but tallying votes will be delayed for several hours due to an unspecified “mechanical issue.”
2 ) A mistrial is declared on Roger Clemens’ perjury trial. Three jurors tested positive for steroids.
1 ) The annual Emmy Award nominees are announced. Saturday Night Live receives an impressive 16 nominations, which I think only proves that the nominating committee is still watching reruns of the show’s first season.
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