Even though these are salad days for the wealthy, remember that such a hot market creates a lot of disappointed would-be buyers who missed out on that adorable 21,000-square-foot beach home in the shingle style, with car elevator, 12,000-bottle wine cellar and the room in the basement for the live-in nanny.
Lots of green for green: Soaring prices for limes are hitting American consumers at a most inopportune time: Cinco de Mayo.
Things have gotten so bad that when you ask for the top-shelf stuff in your margarita Monday, the bartender will assume you're talking not about Don Julio Reposado but lime juice.
Meanwhile, on the Jersey Shore: When a dead minke whale washed ashore in Atlantic City, N.J., someone, possibly some area frat boys, tagged the 15-foot-long body with graffiti.
If the taggers are caught, The Buzz suggests an appropriate punishment would be the dumping of the putrefying whale corpse in their back yard.
— Mark Carlson and Christina Okeson, Herald staff
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