Boeing’s party favors

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Hostess with the mostess: Boeing lobbyists are throwing a party in Olympia as a thank you to legislators who passed $8.7 billion in tax breaks for the aerospace giant.

Lawmakers are reminded that it’s proper etiquette to bring along a hostess gift to such affairs, such as drafts of legislation to weaken water quality standards or limit union rights.

This is your life; this is your life on Facebook: To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Facebook has created for each of its users a customized video that shows a musical montage of the photos and activities each member has posted since joining.

It’s like Ken Burns rummaged around your Facebook account and is now showing you how you’ve wasted the last six years with cat videos, Farmville and iPhone photos of your coffee.

Should have stuck with the slots: Vegas bookmakers made an unprecedented $19.7 million in profit on the Super Bowl, mostly on bets that the favored Denver Broncos would beat the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle won 43-8.

The bookies are so appreciative, many have decided to name their children after the players; any of a number of Seahawks, if it’s a boy, and Peyton, if it’s a girl.