A Little Perspective...

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From time to time around these parts, when things get really, really bad, we like to take a few moments to get a little perspective. Yes, you might be out there getting your ass kicked. Yes, you might be living in a state of panic about the future of your job. Yes, you might feel unjustly maligned by those protesting Wall Street. Yes, you might be worried about a less than stellar bonus necessitating you turn your "bedroom into a home office." But at least you're not forced to suffer the indignities of working at the mercy of an ineffectual regulator too pussy to stick its hand up someone's ass when it really matters and for that you should be thankful.

A slew of four-letter words was narrowly avoided at this year's World Scrabble Championships when a competitor demanded his opponent be strip-searched after the disappearance of a letter 'G'. Furious Chollapat Itthi-Aree, from Thailand, demanded officials take Ed Martin, an IT consultant from London, to the toilet and search him believing he had the missing tile about his person. But judges at the tournament in Warsaw, Poland, disagreed with Mr Itthi-Aree, a 24-year-old math teacher. They refused to carry out the search, enabling Mr Martin, 35, to go on to win the game by a single point.

[Daily Mail]

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A Little Perspective...

From time to time around these parts, when things get particularly rough, we like to take a few moments to get a little perspective. Yes, you could be facing a significantly reduced bonus. Yes, you could be facing layoffs. Yes, you could be facing a class-action lawsuit by your investors, not to mention first-degree murder charges. But you're not this guy and for that you should be thankful. Patrick Gallagher, of Lansdale, Penn., has filed a $50,000 lawsuit against the Philadelphia-area Penthouse Club claiming a stripper injured him so severely during an on-stage dance that he was left with internal bleeding from a ruptured bladder. Gallagher’s friends had gone all-out for his bachelor party back in 2010, getting him the “bachelor’s package” which included a special performance from a stripper. During the dance, Gallagher was laying flat on the stage when a stripper slid down a pole “with such force” that she ruptured his bladder upon landing, the lawsuit said. His lawyer, Neil T. Murray, said the woman came from a “great height.” After the hard stripper landing, the injured soon-to-be groom called it a night. The next morning he went to the hospital where he was advised of his injuries and underwent surgery, the lawsuit said. Gallagher also says he suffered nerve damage to his back and hip. Pennsylvania man sues strip club, claims he was severely injured by dancer