Let’s make this interesting: Shall we, gentlemen? A rough day on Wall Street changed some fortunes for the world’s three richest men; Bill Gates stayed at No. 1 with $89 billion, while Jeff Bezos overtook Warren Buffett at No. 2 with $65.1 billion to Buffett’s $65 billion, after Buffett lost more than $750 million.
Unconcerned, Buffett said he was confident he could get his No. 2 standing back after tonight’s bridge tournament with Gates and Bezos.
A whiter shade of fail: David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, is running for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana as a Republican. Duke said he is running because “European Americans need at least one man in the United States Senate … to defend their rights and heritage.”
In response, Americans told Duke, R-Fitted Sheet: “You know, we’re good with the number of white guys we have in the Senate right now. Have you checked to see if Chik-fil-A is hiring?”
Pika who? Our weekly survey asked readers about the Pokemon craze, the smartphone game that sends players out into the world to “find” virtual creatures.
About 42 percent said they were playing the game or interested in it, 47 percent didn’t see the appeal and the rest said, “You kids, get off my dern lawn! We ain’t got no pokey mans!”
— Jon Bauer, Herald staff