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  • Oscar's Swag Bag...Even the Losers Win BIG!

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Losers at this year's Academy Awards didn't go home empty handed. They, along with all the presenters, got a swag bag worth $47,802!

    That’s just half of the value of 2010′s bag but still translates into some serious goodies.

    They can all unwind post-Oscars at Lizard Island resort in Australia. It’s a $12,000 vacation!

    All can also enjoy a $350 limited edition Carlitos Brand pair of tennis shoes.

    Other items in the “bag” include a certificate for $600 worth of treatments from an L.A. acupuncturist and a $5,000 certificate from a plastic surgeon!

    The movie academy doesn’t officially endorse the swag bag but it has become expected and has been an annual tradition for more than a decade. 

    Oh, and it is taxable. Bummer.

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  • The United States Is...

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Here's how Google auto-complete describes all 50 states:


    I particularily enjoy "Minnesota is..." The internet has spoken!!!


  • Could You Be Any Nicer Than This Guy?

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Meet Albert Lexie.  He has shined shoes for people at Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital since 1981.   

    He charges five dollars for a shine . . . but most people give him six or seven.  Some of the doctors who are regular customers give him a Christmas bonus . . . sometimes as much as $50.   

    But for the last 32 years, Albert hasn't kept a single tip or bonus.  He donates them ALL back to the hospital's Free Care Fund . . . which helps parents of sick kids who can't afford to pay for their treatment.   

    This week, Albert went over the $200,000 mark in donations.  That means that he's donated more than one THIRD of his lifetime earnings to the hospital.  

  • Puppy fun!

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Gravity...he will learn...