Best. Headline. Ever

I can’t believe I missed this in the New York Times yesterday:  “Possible Nazi Theme of Grand Prix Boss’s Orgy Draws Calls to Quit”  In a sublimely perverse, supremely hilarious article that at first glance seems like something ripped straight from the Onion, the Times reports on Max Mosley, president of a formula one governing body,

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What are the odds?

Turns out two of the ‘top-50’ UFO photographs taken world-wide in the 1960s were snapped in Woonsocket: “1967-Woonsocket, Rhode Island. A daytime photograph of a disk-shaped object was taken in East Woonsocket UFO contactee Harold Trudel. The photograph shows a slightly asymmetric hubcap shaped object with a small dome and aerial extending from the bottom.

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“If you reach Rhode Island, hang up and call again”

Does all this free publicity mean we can cut back funding for the state tourism division? BOISE – Idaho’s travel information phone service, 511, is having technical problems, the Idaho Transportation Department reports. Approximately every fourth or fifth call to 511 is connecting to the Rhode Island 511 service rather than Idaho. “It’s a telecommunications

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Christmas With The Cheney-Obamas

Thanks to the intrepid sleuthing of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, today the AP reported that Barack Obama is distantly related to the Bushes, the Cheneys, and Robert E Lee, mostly via people that died shortly after England begat the colonies. [See family tree, right.] Hilary Clinton, whose family functions are apparently more fun,

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