Gongol.com Archives: January 2006
Brian Gongol

News (2006.01.18)
Madrid Museum Loses 84,000-Pound Sculpture

Broadcasting (2006.01.18)
CNN Should Regret Dumping Aaron Brown
At least he had a sense of humor and the humility to back off the omniscience schtick many other anchors embrace. Replacement Anderson Cooper is still getting clobbered in the ratings, but without Brown at the anchor desk, viewers aren't even getting decent news coverage; Cooper's style interferes with the actual reportage. In a bizarre move, CNN Headline News is hiring Glenn Beck and dumping the traditional 30-minute newscast for part of the evening.

Science and Technology (2006.01.18)
The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
1 in 12 Irish men is a descendant; still not quite as profligate as Genghis Khan, who has an estimated 16 million descendants living today

Business and Finance (2006.01.18)
Stock Panic Closes Tokyo Exchange

News (2006.01.18)
Canadian Union Leader: If Conservatives Win, They Might Split Up Canada
Canada's elections are coming on January 23rd, and the Conservative Party is way, way ahead in the polls. Lots of people are voting early. Among other items of note, the leftist party more or less fell apart in the campaign. Related: Ads for "Democracy is Sexy" have been kiboshed in the University of Alberta and some nearby pubs. Despite the name, the Democracy is Sexy website is rather tame.

Humor and Good News (2006.01.18)
Sweet, Sweet Beer Finds its Way Back to Ohio Community After 130 Years in Exile

Agriculture (2006.01.18)
2005 E-85 Sales in Iowa More than Preceding Eight Years Combined

Aviation News (2006.01.18)
The Devil is in the Details
More signals the EU will never last: Differing rules from country to country prevent them from organizing a coherent response to in-flight terrorist threats

Broadcasting (2006.01.18)
American Attention Spans Reach Record Low
CBS to air "micro-series" -- a show in seven installments of one minute or less

Humor and Good News (2006.01.18)
Sean Penn Wants His E-Mail Address Back
Another great Onion spoof