today I learned: apple doesn’t pay for product placement in tv and movies, yet its products appeared in 891 tv shows in 2011 alone. also, mattel sued the band “aqua” because they argued the lyrics of “barbie girl” turned barbie into a sex object “blonde binbo”. the judge who threw out the case wrote, in his decision, “the parties are advised to chill”. next, ethiopia has 13 months, is still in the year 2005, and celebrates new years on september 11th. finally, the dominican republic offered to take 100,000 jews in 1938. only 645 made it, and each jew was given 80 acres of land, 10 cows, a mule, and a horse. I lika that deal.