News you can use all day
- The United States of Amnesia – “The latest CNN/ORC International survey showed the GOP with a two-point advantage, 49 percent to 47 percent, on the congressional generic ballot — a dramatic reversal from just last month when Democrats led by eight.” (Livewire)
- Making a list and checking it twice – Christmas mall Santa 62-year-old Herbert G. Jones has been arrested for sexually harassing his elf. (Raw Story)
- Boffo Box Office – People are staying away from EchoLight’s film The Christmas Candle like there is Santorum all over it:
Its opening weekend, on a small “platform” release on just 5 screens, took a respectable $68,000; but in its second week, when it expanded to over 390, it took less than $1m. The crucial screen average was an extremely moderate $2,500, putting it below the likes of The Best Man Holiday, Narco Cultura, and bodybuilding doco Generation Iron – and far beneath Catching Fire and Philomena.
So… Frothy is as good a film maker as he was a Senator? Yes, we’ll go with that. (Raw Story)
Bonus: I’m always in favor of Buy Nothing Day instead of Black Friday, but if you do need to go shopping, here is a list of retailers who actually are letting their employees have Thanksgiving off.