Quotes and numbers, March 31, 2006

Bush, basketball and more
By  |  March 29, 2006

Andrew Card6
Number of nights in a row that Tribe, a popular lesbian/bi/queer night, will be hosted at  Felt   and Vinalia   in coordination with the NCAA Women’s Final Four, which takes place this week in Boston. Fans will be able to “come hang out with hundreds of women visiting Boston,” writes promoter Wendy Kelly in an email to the Phoenix, “and talk to the girl you’ve wanted to say ‘hi’ to all weekend long.” Go to  www.tribenightclub.com  for more information.

13.5
Average number of minutes per day that college-basketball fans spend searching the internet for March Madness news.

$3.8 billion
Amount in lost productivity that March Madness fans cause US companies, according to consulting company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

1899
Number of days President Bush has sat in office without exercising his veto power — a record beat only by Thomas Jefferson.

1756
Estimated birth year of an aldabra tortoise, believed to be the oldest animal in the world, who died at a zoo in india last week.

“If they are competent to fight this war, then I ought to be singing on American Idol.”
Vice-President Dick Cheney, speaking about Democrats during a campaign stop in Orlando, Florida.

“This president sees America as we think about a 10-year-old child.”
White House chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr. on George W. Bush in September 2004. Card, a native of Holbrook, resigned early this week.

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