February 04, 2005

The Senate voted 60 to 36 yesterday to confirm Alberto Gonzales as attorney general. He ended up with more votes than Ashcroft (58 to 42), but then again, there are more Republicans in the Senate now.

This year's Super Bowl ads are costing an average of $2.4 million per 30-seconds. Anheuser-Busch bought 10 of the 30-second slots this year or 17% of the game's ad inventory of 58 slots. 145 million U.S. viewers are expected to tune in to this year's game.

According to a South Korean defense policy paper, the United States would dispatch 690,000 troops and 2,000 warplanes if war breaks out on the Korean peninsula. Really? That would be a neat trick considering the numbers we are having trouble maintaining in Iraq.

Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets received a record 2,558,278 votes in winning the starting spot at center for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star game. Shaq got 2,488,089 votes, the second highest in All-Star balloting history. Grant Hill edged Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal by slightly more than 65,000 votes and will make his first appearance in the game since 2001.

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