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19 Apr 2009 11:04


U.S., World: Hugo Chavez can create a bestseller by handing Obama a book

  • 54,295 Saturday’s sales ranking on Amazon for the paperback edition of “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.”
  • 5 Today’s Amazon sales ranking for Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano’s 1971 book, after Chavez handed Obama a copy yesterday. Spiffy. source

03 Mar 2009 23:45


Culture: “Slumdog” is slummin’ among best-picture winners

  • 31st “Slumdog Millionaire’s” rank on the list of the Oscar best-picture winners (out of 82 flicks)
  • 1st “The Godfather’s” rank on the list, put together by movie aggregator Rotten Tomatoes source

16 Feb 2009 10:01


U.S.: Who’s ranked as our best president? Take a guess.

  • 1st place for Abe Lincoln, according to a ranking by 65 historians.
  • 36th place for George W. Bush. There’s only 42 former presidents. source