Tuesday, June 10, 2008

AC/DC's next album will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in the U.S., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The record is said to include several live tracks targeted specifically to Wal-Mart customers, including "You Shook Me Until Nearly Eight-Thirty" and "Dirty Deeds Marked Down Fifteen Percent."

Florida's tomato industry is in "complete collapse" after raw tomatoes were linked to 145 cases of salmonella. "We probably have $40 million worth of product we can't sell," said Reggie Brown, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange.

In fact, to show you how bad things are, millions of tomatoes have actually been left in the fields until they turned red.

Next week Christie's is auctioning the world's first phone book. The directory lists just 391 names, and includes a warning against using "profane or otherwise improper language."

This thing is so old that back when it was published "Yankee Doodle" was the #1 ringtone.

The New York City Opera has commissioned Charles Wuorinen to compose an opera based on Brokeback Mountain, the short story by Annie Proulx that became the basis for a movie that won three Academy Awards.

The opera is scheduled to premiere in spring 2013, but Wuorinen says he already completed the arias "Desidero Sapevo Como Quitter Tu" and "Jacques Twist? Jacques Nasté!"

1 comment:

David said...

See, and I thought you'd take that phone book story and note that it contained John McCain's original phone number.

As I noted at JMG, the Brokeback opera will also contain the recitatif "Mon fusil est de faire du hors"