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Week of 1 November 2010
1 November 2010
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is in hot water over "bunga bunga " orgy with 17-year-old girl ...
Debt collection giant UniCredit is sued for setting up fake courtrooms to coerce payments ...
Charlie Sheen's "out of control" cocaine binge continues ...
"Time to reunite church and state", says WorldNetDaily ...
Science fiction stalwart Frederik Pohl offers a non-partisan voting strategy ...
BusinessWeek reports a Bank of America threat to Fannie Mae, and wonders which corporate-welfare recipient will end up holding the bag on toxic mortgages? ...
Ron Howard goes all First Amendment in defense of gay joke ...
Bulgaria will allow women to serve on non-existent submarines ...
Doug E. Fresh opens a soul food restaurant in Harlem ...
Atheist superstar Richard Dawkins sues his (former) webmaster for embezzlement ...
One scotch or two? It looks like Governor Jan Brewer (R-Arizona) got special treatment when she was involved in a wreck while, apparently, driving drunk ...
2 November 2010
Surprise! Jon Stewart's media critique annoys the media ...
National Republican Trust PAC infomercial suggests that President Obama is funded by Hamas, and wants to "kill some crackers" ...
Randy Quaid takes his insanity tour to Good Morning America, says his brother Dennis has asked him to go to therapy, denies he's on drugs or has mental health issues, says somebody slipped Mel Gibson "a mickey" and that Britney Spears should be afraid for her life ...
Capital One's on-line car loan quotes vary depending on which browser you use ...
Both Judds, Carson Kressley, and Ryan and Tatum O'Neal are on board for Oprah Winfrey's new TV network ...
At Obama administration's request, 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals allows continued enforcement of "Donít Ask, Don't Tell" policy ...
Starlet Demi Lovato checks in to not-rehab ...
Vatican asks victims to see church as an ally in fighting sexual abuse (not from The Onion) ...
81-year-old pundit David Broder suggests that war against Iran could be a great jobs program for America ...
Congressional candidate insists that's Morgan Freeman's voice on his commercials, but Freeman says it ain't ...
Ryan Sheckler's truck shot up in police standoff ...
3 November 2010
Cher still calls her son "her" by mistake ...
American and Russian militaries fight war on drugs together, with joint attacks on heroin operations in Afghanistan ...
Minnesota Vikings cut Randy Moss after tirade over local restaurateur's buffet ...
Randy Quaid, surprising no-one, is a no-show in California court ...
Delta Airlines is fined $100,000 for lying to passengers ...
Some new schmucks replace some departing schmucks in Washington DC, while most of the cast of schmucks remains unchanged ...
Former US†Rep Gary Condit (D-California) testifies at trial of dead lover Chandra Levy's alleged killer ...
U.K. officials say terror tip-off came from repentant al-Qaeda member ...
US Securities and Exchange Commission investigates JP Morgan Chase's hinky-looking collateralized debt obligation arrangement (but no matter what they find, you know nobody's going to jail) ...
Just another day at work, as Charlie Sheen returns to Two and a Half Men set ...
Republican candidate says "sorry" to Morgan Freeman over campaign voiceover claim ...
Rapper Gucci Mane is arrested for driving England-style in Georgia ...
Composer Jerry Bock, who authored the score to Fiddler on the Roof, dies from heart failure at at Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, New York ...
Former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin dies ...
4 November 2010
Moviemaking maestro James Cameron wants to see classics like Jaws and E.T. rejiggered to 3D ...
Demi Lovato has issues ...
Bret Michaels says he never shtupped Miley Cyrus's mom ...
US Transportation Security Administration officer pretends to find cocaine in flyers' bags, and five out of six TSA co-workers say nothing ...
Lil Wayne fans wait all night for his release from prison ...
Recent events left Marie Osmond "no choice" but to open up to Oprah Winfrey about her son's suicide ...
Liberty University has a nationally ranked paintball team ...
In Israel, two women cha-cha on Dancing with the Stars ...
Tennessee Titans claim Randy Moss off waivers ...
Elvis-lovin' Chilean miner will visit Graceland, yak with David Letterman ...
Jay-Z says "Give me a chance. Maybe in eight years, Iíll be the President". ...
Henri Matisse sculpture sold for $48.8M ...
Cops want Gary Collins on hit and run rap ...
Kathryn Erbe testifies against her creepy stalker ...
Goethe's Werther: the Twilight of its day and just as ridiculous ...
Baseball team manager Sparky Anderson dies from complications from dementia at his home in Thousand Oaks, California ...
5 November 2010
Los Angeles Dodgers sue Brooklyn burger joint over font that's Dodgersesque ...
David Cassidy is arrested for driving while intoxicated, but says he'll fight to clear his name ...
President Obama's supposed "$200 million-a-day trip to India" is a case study in pathological lunacy ...
Keith Olbermann is suspended without pay for making donations to Democrats in violation of network's ethics policy ...
Supernanny Jo Frost quits show to start her own family ...
Facebook downplays latest privacy violations, 'cuz crap, if you've put up with all of Facebook's previous privacy violations, what the hell? ...
In new memoir, Former US President George W. Bush says he personally approved of torture ...
David Letterman beats Jay Leno in the late night ratings but remains in second place as Jon Stewart surges into top spot ...
Famous teen mom Bristol Palin doesn't want you to remember she was a teen mom ...
Operatic mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett dies from heart failure at her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan ...
Actress Jill Clayburgh dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at her home in Lakeville, Connecticut ...
6 November 2010
Disney signs deal to build a giant amusement park in the heart of totalitarian China ...
Lil Wayne's probation terms stipulate that he can't drink a drop of alcohol for the next three years ...
Is there any way they won't screw up a big-budget PG-rated remake of The Toxic Avenger? ...
US Rep Ron Paul (R-Texas), long-time critic of the Federal Reserve and likely to chair the House Committee on Financial Services, says he'll push for an actual audit of the Fed ...
Joel McHale swigs scotch, stares down Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on Today ...
Watch George Takei call a homophobic Arkansas School Board ex-member a douchebag ...
Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes tried to sell engagement announcement to celebrity tabloid ...
Anderson Cooper was unaware that his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, has a life-size cut-out of him in her living room ...
US News and World Report goes on-line only ...
Former White House Counsel under Jimmy Carter Robert Lipshutz dies at a hospice in Atlanta ...
7 November 2010
Lily Allen is hospitalized with blood poisoning ...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer cashes out $1.3B worth of company stock ...
Scientists at Oxford University find that zapping the brain with electricity improves math comprehension ...
Riots in Oakland after killer-cop gets minimum sentence ...
Jesse Jackson doesnít think Soledad O'Brien is black enough ...
US Customs officials protect America from wealthy Canadian who wanted to spend money in the United States ...
Google blocks privacy-sucking Facebook from importing contacts ...
For Christians who find Twitter too scary and secular, there's Christian Chirp ó "providing a safe place for Christians to fellowship and network online" ...
Walgreens files lawsuit against regional grocery store chain Wegmans because of the "W" in Wegmans' logo ...
Science takes the fun out of story about McDonald's hamburgers that never rot ...