You Said It…
Aretha Franklin loses weight but won't spill the beans (no pun intended); a computer named, Watson wipes the floor with human beings; and to some, President Obama has a cold, cold heart. A change is gonna come after the jump.
Did she or didn't she?
When Aretha first cancelled upcoming concert performances people assumed it was related to cancer but now a few believe it was to undergo gastric bypass surgery. After debuting her new body during the Grammys telecast this year, Aretha Franklin stands by her statement that she lost weight through diet and exercise. Some folks including the commenter below are giving Aretha a sharp side-eye with a "girl puhhhhllleeeeazzzzzeeee" neck roll.
"You ain't got to lie Craig, you ain't got to lie!"
Humans are stupid
Well that's the way it seemed after a gigantic computer, Watson created by IBM to excel at answers-and-questions beat two former "Jeopardy" champions. Watson earned $77,147, versus $24,000 for Ken Jennings and $21,600 for Brad Rutter. Now IBM programmers are hoping to use Watson in a variety of ways including improving Internet searches and assisting doctors in diagnosing medical conditions. Not everyone is impressed though.
"I won't be impressed until I see how it does on The Newlywed Game. "Where's the strangest place you and Mrs. Watson made whoopee, Watson?"
"That would be in the mouse port, Bob."
Now that's cold
Winter may be getting a bit chillier for some folks who rely on government energy assistance. President Obama's proposed 2012 budget aims to decrease The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by several billion dollars. Some folks are angry while others like the commenter below take it in stride. Sure we can't expect government "handouts" but with the wealthy getting approved for major tax cuts and the poor just getting poorer something is not balanced here.
"Don't treat this as the government taking something away from people. To stop giving is not to take away...Cutting down on spending when money is tight is what we all have to do...Government handouts can't be your "plan A"