A Little Friday File Fun (06/13)

June 13, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand….

– – – with all the stories of late about extra charges and surcharges at the airlines, many weren’t surprised to read in the Philadelphia papers (subsequently picked up by other news outlets) about a new airline that was planning to charge passengers by the pound – – – Their policy; “The more you weigh, the more you pay.”   The airline’s name might have alerted some to an ulterior motive – – – MORE (be sure to scroll to the bottom) at http://www.flyderrie-air.com

OK, here’s an interesting YouTube creation – an interactive card trick.   See if you can figure it out!


A couple of favorite Father's Day features....

As we head into Father's Day weekend, I thought you might enjoy looking back at some prior reader surveys on the subject.   Last year, we asked readers to identify their favorite father figure (see http://www.plansponsor.com/pi_type11/?RECORD_ID=37731 ),

One of my favorites - What is the most important thing you have learned from your father - by word, deed, or both?  MORE at http://www.plansponsor.com/pi_type11/?RECORD_ID=29729   

Thanks to all of you who participated in helping build these classics!  And thanks to all the dads out there who "helped"...

Sometimes it has to be seen to be believed....

- - - In Bromley, UK , an unnamed 16-year old, his girlfriend and another boy were approached by another teenager - - - who demanded that the boy show him a bracelet he was wearing - - - then grabbed it before asking to see a necklace the girlfriend was wearing - - - which he also grabbed - - - and then - - - rather than make his getaway - - - he decided to put on his new "acquisitions" - - - and check out his new look in a television monitor in a store he walked by - - - a monitor hooked to a camera - - - that was filming the thief as he modeled - - - MORE at http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/11/article-0-018FAC8200000578-872_468x636.jpg

  - - - Here's a would-be bank robber who had a bit of trouble with the getaway part - - -

(if you have trouble viewing the video below, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x-Ud55x6zY

The answer to our card trick....

The five men arrested for the Watergate burglary were:

  • Virgilio González
  • Bernard Barker
  • James W. McCord, Jr.
  • Eugenio Martínez
  • Frank Sturgis

They were charged with attempted burglary and attempted interception of telephone and other communications.  They were tried and convicted in January 1973.