Quotes + numbers, January 20, 2006

Human resources  
By  |  January 18, 2006

“I made some mistakes.”
– L. Paul Bremer, former US Administrator of Iraq, discussing his shortcomings in Iraq in a New York Times op-ed piece.

“The vodka is running out!”
– Front-page headline of Russian newspaper Vedomosti. Russia recently passed a law requiring every distillery to have computerized equipment, bringing nationwide vodka production to a standstill.

1/24
– The most depressing day of the year, based on the amount of daylight, holiday bills coming due, etc.... according to Health magazine.

“Toilet Terror Could Strike During Halftime”
– E-mail subject line promoting Scott Tissue’s new Web site, halftimeflush.com, which wants to “help avoid toilet blockages, and the emotional and financial strains they cause” during the Super Bowl.

70
Percentage o~f loan applications from Hurricane Katrina victims that the Small Business Administration has rejected. 

 “After bungee jumping, this will become the new extreme kick.”
– Dutch entrepreneur Eddy Daams, who is charging 75 euros for people who want to be buried in a coffin in his backyard for one hour. The coffin includes a panic button and oxygen tank.

 

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