Bizarre News-David Letterman-Sarah Palin

July 8, 2009 10:50:15 PM PDT
The stories may be strange, but they're trueDAVID LETTERMAN-SARAH PALIN
NEW YORK (AP) - If Sarah Palin figured she'd be getting a break from the late night comics -- she figured wrong. Last night, David Letterman was all over Palin for her announcement that she will resign as governor of Alaska. Just last month, Letterman issued a public apology to Palin over a joke he made about one of her daughters. Well, last night Letterman's Top 10 list was "messages left on Sarah Palin's answering machine." Number 10: "Hi, it's George W. Bush, why didn't anyone tell me resigning was an option." Number six: "It's Letterman, are we still cool?" And the number-one message on Sarah Palin's answering machine: "Hey it's McCain, who would have thought you'd retire before I did."

WRONG ROCKIES
DENVER (AP) - Those Rockies sure are pretty. But they're not the right Rockies. A candidate for governor in Colorado finds himself between a rock and hard place over some mistaken Rocky Mountains. Republican Scott McInnis accidentally used a picture of the Canadian Rockies on his Web site. Campaign officials say the mountainous goof was made by a design consultant who created the Web site. There's now a picture of the Flatirons rock formations west of Boulder, Colo., on the site.

CHILE CHEESEBURGER
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The big burger is a big seller at Peppers Cafe. The Las Cruces, N.M. area eatery is offering what it calls the world's largest green chile cheeseburger. It's 1-pound burger and a half-pound of cheese, topped by three green chiles. Restaurant owner C.W. "Buddy" Ritter says they've sold 20 of the $18.25 burgers in just a day. Now, he hopes to get a Guinness record for the world's largest green chile cheeseburger. It's quite a mouthful. Ritter admits he been only been able to down about half his monster chile cheeseburger. He adds the restaurant will split the big burger into smaller portions for a table to share.

STOP SIGN THIEF
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - It's a teen-aged prank -- made right. A man has sent a $600 cashier's check to the Utah Department of Transportation. The check is to cover the cost of a stop sign stolen 35 years ago from a Salt Lake County road. U-DOT officials say a letter apologizing for the theft was signed by "a very foolish youth." In the letter, the one-time thief says he prayed no one was hurt because of the missing stop sign. Officials say the 600 bucks will cover the installation of three new stop signs.

ALLIGATOR CAUGHT
LAS VEGAS (AP) - That's no catfish! Animal control officials in the Las Vegas area report a fisherman after catfish landed a 3½-foot-long alligator at a Sunset Park lake. Of course, Sin City isn't gator country. Wildlife officials figure it might have been someone's pet and the gator was released into the lake when it got too big. Officials note importing and owning alligators is illegal in Nevada.

BOURBON DROUGHT
CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) - Go light on the Knob Creek bourbon. Beam Global Spirits & Wine of Clermont, Ky., says it's all out of the aged bourbon. It won't have anymore to sell until November. Of course, Beam has plenty of other brands to sell, including Jim Beam and Maker's Mark. The distiller's Kelly Doss notes Knob Creek is aged longer than many bourbons, so production must be predicted years in advance. The Courier-Journal reports the shortage of Knob Creek isn't a total loss to the fans of the bourbon. The company has sent "The drought of 2009" T-shirts to 16,000 people who registered on the brand's Web site.


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