10 ) Tim Cahill’s corruption trial ends with a deadlocked jury. The odds of that happening were 20-to-one.
9 ) State Treasurer Steve Grossman wants Lottery players to be able to buy scratch tickets using their credit cards. Oh, what could POSSIBLY go wrong there?
8 ) Two Australian radio DJs, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, lose their jobs after their prank call to a London nurse sparks her suicide. Can we all finally admit that prank phone calls simply aren’t funny?
7 ) Amazon.com agrees to start collecting Massachusetts state sales tax on purchases beginning next November. Don’t suppose we could get the tax rolled back to five percent, could we? No? Didn’t think so.
6 ) The Falmouth Board of Selectmen choose the chairman’s son to fill a vacancy on the Cape Cod Commission over a much more experienced candidate. Hey, what’s a little nepotism in the name of getting the boss’s kid out of the mail room?
5 ) A convicted killer is caught before he could carry out a bizarre plot to murder Justin Bieber. Mark David Chapman this guy ain’t.
4 ) The Golden Globes nominees are announced. I’m already apathetic about the Oscars!
3 ) Paul McCartney steps in to take Kurt Cobain’s place as Nirvana reunites for the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. Wait, what? No, that can’t possibly be right. That’s like saying The Doors are replacing Jim Morrison with Paul Anka.
2 ) Peter Jackson insists the J.R.R. Tolkien would have wanted The Hobbit presented as three movies. Sure, and I bet he would have wanted the huge royalty check, too.
1 ) Adam Sandler sings at the 12-12-12 benefit concert. By which I mean he mumbled some of the lyrics, screamed others, and recited the lyrics in a babyish man-child voice.
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