Sunday, September 26, 2010

Show Notes - 09/26/2010

Reviewing The U.S. Constitution
Amendment 7 - Trial by Jury in Civil Cases. Ratified 12/15/1791.

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Tonight on the program, we discussed a battery of news stories notable for discussion. Though we did not generate any calls, we would like to remind everyone who listens on the podcast that we absolutely LOVE to hear your comments via email or the Facebook Fan Page each week so keep them coming...

Below is the list of news stories and their links:

Doctor Sues his old University for Failing
Doctors Banned from Smoking in Philippines
30 Years of China's One-Child Policy
GPS Tethered Parolee Robs Pizzeria
Obama "Hope" Poster Creator Loses Hope
Elmo wins Guitar Shop Brawl

This week, our Chat Moderator Troy was having way too much free time on his hands and created some very funny pictures

Also, we had a little fun with some weird questions that we invited the listeners to attempt to anser. Here is the list. If you want to take a crack at the anserw (multiple choice), then email your answers to us Studio AT for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate compliments of Reality One Radio.

1. Prison officials were stunned this week when two prisoners made a daring escape. How did the prisoners get away?
a) They walked out the front door because the guards were watching college football on TV
b) The prisoners escaped on bicycles provided by the guards
c) The prisoners grabbed ropes dropped by an armored helicopter as it opened fire on guard towers

2. In an interesting twist, the D.C. mayoral primary ended with the Republican write-in candidate winning the vote count, but unable to accept the nomination. Why?
a) Because technically, a 6-year-old Shetland pony is unable to hold office
b) Because Ronald Reagan has been deceased since 2004
c) Because the winning Republican write-in candidate was already on the ballot ... of the Democratic primary

3. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is well-known for his many gaffes, but even he managed to top himself during the pope's visit when he:
a) Asked an elderly Tory leader next to him about her panties
b) Missed the papal procession because he was on the toilet
c) Told the pope that he had his own papal tiara, but he kept it in his dungeon

4. Two tourists's vacation abroad ended on a sour note after customs officials politely informed them that:
a) They shouldn't have slept through the plane transfer, but welcome to Bulgaria
b) Due to circumstances beyond their control, the officials were forced to blow up their luggage. Twice.
c) The souvenir "Halloween decorations" they purchased were actual human skulls

5. The United States Air Force has a new program that's garnering some attention and a little bit of mild joking. Is it:
a) Training their soldiers to be like Batman?
b) Including sewing classes so that soldiers can quickly create camouflage from any material?
c) Returning to "fine motor skills" physical exercise that includes tumbling and "martial ballet"?

6. The world of breakfast treats is a competitive business, and people are always looking for something to give them an edge over their competitors. Case in point this week:
a) The Share Point Quick Cafe, which does a retinal scan at the doorway so your favorite order is ready in less than 100 seconds
b) A bakery that is making brownies with 200 mg of pharmaceutical-grade caffeine
c) NYC Dot, a mobile coffee service that delivers your hot coffee to your GPS location per your iPhone

7. Upon being knighted, writer Terry Pratchett had a unique way to celebrate his new knighthood. What did he do?
a) He ran afoul of weapons laws by forging his own sword
b) He had dinner with his family and made his uncle call him "Sir Pratchett" all night
c) He spent two nights in Rockingham Castle, which he had dreamed about as a boy

8. Among the weirdest and most bizarre insurance policies, you can now get coverage for:
a) Losing more than 75 percent of your circle of online friends
b) Your favorite sports team dying in a tragic air travel accident
c) Becoming impregnated by a deity

9. This week's story about a millionaire leaving a sizable chunk of his estate to an obscure organization is brought to you by:
a) The World Tetherball Association
b) The Wombat Awareness Organization
c) The Retired Wrestler Pension Fund of North America

10. A neighborhood business in Rhode Island is looking to increase business by combining two business in one building. Which normally wouldn't be a big deal, except that they're adding:
a) An Irish pub to a funeral parlor
b) A coffee and muffin shop to a strip club
c) A gun range to an insurance building

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