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Jewcy Zeitgeist: $19 Million Space Toilet Still Without Door, Bush’s Auto Bailout Plan, and “Deep Throat” Bites The Dust

Here are the day’s top stories in no particular order: Happy holidays from the White House: President Bush approved a major bailout for the auto industry, which includes a $17.4 billion emergency loan to GM and Chrysler. The $19 million … Read More

By / December 19, 2008

Here are the day’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Happy holidays from the White House: President Bush approved a major bailout for the auto industry, which includes a $17.4 billion emergency loan to GM and Chrysler.
  • The $19 million Russian-made space toilet is still doorless. Astronauts aboard the international space station will have to wait a little longer for their futuristic waste device that will recycle sweat, urine and "waste water" for cooking, drinking, bathing and oxygen regeneration. Yum!
  • Sassy heiress Paris Hilton’s house was hit by burglars last night who made off with $2 million worth of jewelry. Tinkerbell was not home at the time of the theft and has declined to comment.
  • Rumors of more editorial layoffs threaten to ruin the holiday spirit, and your guilty pleasure porn intake.
  • Sherry Johnston, the mother of Britol Palin’s baby’s daddy, Levi Johnston, was arrested yesterday on drug charges as part of an undercover narcotics investigation. Talk about good family values!
  • "Deep Throat," the man who famously brought down President Nixon in the notorious Watergate scandal, died from congestive heart failure at the age of 95 on Thursday afternoon.
  • When pirates attack! A Chinese ship captain describes his four-hour battle against Somali pirates armed with petrol bombs and water cannons to BBC News.