A Little Friday File Fun (06/15)

June 15, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....

Well, here’s a couple of thousand:

Commuting Sentences.   If you drive to work, you’re not alone.   Actually, according to a new analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau, you probably are.   That’s right, despite rising fuel costs, commuters continued to drive their cars to work in 2005, according to the analysis of data from the American Community Survey. The survey, gathered over the course of the year, found that driving to work was the favored means of commuting of nearly nine out of 10 workers (87.7%). Most – 77% – drove to work alone.  MORE at http://www.planadviser.com/research/article.php/813

Fans of American Idol (or just good music/drama) will enjoy this snippet from Britain’s Got Talent TV show – – – where judges (including Simon Cowell) are searching for an act to perform in front of   the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance and win a large check – – – Paul Potts, 36, a mobile phone salesman from Wales appears to have real talent – – –MOREat http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21904047-2,00.html

OK, here’s something you don’t see every day – a map of US states “renamed” for countries that have similar gross domestic products (GDP).   An interesting perspective.  MORE at http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/06/10/131-us-states-renamed-for-countries-with-similar-gdps/

Whether you’re overweight – or just tired of the imposition of stereotypical societal standards of fashion – you’ll find doubtless find “A Fat Rant” by 26-year-old Joy Nash (all 224-pounds of her) to be a refreshing commentary on the subject.   Warning – contains a couple of mild expletives.  MORE at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUTJQIBI1oA

– – – In Salt Lake City, Utah , a mysterious blimp-like object seen hovering over the city here – – – one that was reported to be approximately 100 feet long – – – but that blimp-like object turned out to be something that was, in fact, very blimp-like – – – and not nearly 100 feet long – – – MORE at http://kutv.com/topstories/local_story_164122850.html