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The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda).

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Stop the Partying!

In spite of the 200 post milestone here at Cantankerous Old Coots, it’s the weekend and time for the Coot’s News Service weekly update. And what better way to celebrate Coothood than to pay our respects to a genuine Cantankerous Old Coot, Pete Rose, who celebrated his 70th birthday this week.


There was bad news on the economic front as the President gets his wish- Gas prices are skyrocketing. People would be buying those new hybrid cars by the carton- if only they had jobs.

Gas at $4 in nation’s capital, 5 states; NY next

It’s gotten so bad that in Texas, people willingly face the drug wars to buy their gas in Mexico where is only costs $2.80.

How about Gas for $2.80 a Gallon?

There is more bad news. In Italy they are exhuming Mona Lisa- or at least the body of the woman suspected to be the inspiration for the painting.

Mona Lisa to be exhumed

For good news this week, we travel to Chicago where firefighters revived a pit bull from near death after a fire by using CPR.

Dog Rescued From Fire, Revived With CPR

If you get frustrated with your computer which seems to have ideas of its own, researchers at Washington University may have your fix. They have found an implant that lets people control computers telepathically.

Patients with temporary surgical implant able to control computers by thoughts

And finally, for our readers that need their Justin Bieber fix each week, CNS located the mop-haired singer in the Caribbean having some kind of problem with his privates. Oh the travails of stardom.

Justin Bieber’s caught shorts

So that’s our news update for this week. Leave your comments on your favorite story.


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  3 Responses to “Coot’s News Service Summary for April 17,2011”

  1. More pleasant thoughts with which to start the week. Didn’t we just do $4.00 a gallon gas a few years ago? I’m riding my bike now as much as possible; runs on calories and flatulence. The calories cost a bit, but the flatulence is free. Wonder if Mona Lisa will still be smilin’ after they dig her up?

  2. Hansi,
    Lots of questions this week. Makes it easy to get up each morning looking for answers.

  3. I’ll be looking for answers tomorrow morning then

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