Friday, May 30, 2008

MAY 30, 2008

GO TO THE REUNION! reports that 20% of people said they met their true love before graduating from high school.

Earlier this month, the IRS sent out the first round of economic stimulus checks to taxpayers around the U.S.

If you've been hiding under a rock and don't know about these things... the gist is that in order to jumpstart the economy, the IRS is sending out checks for $600 to people who make less than $50,000 a year... or $1,200 to couples who make less than $75,000.

The idea is that if people have more money to spend, they'll blow it on frivolous junk they don't even need... and according to a website called, that's exactly what's happening.

So what sort of stuff are Americans blowing their stimulus check on?

Some 28-year-old dork from Joliet, Illinois, bought a life-sized set of "Star Wars" Stormtrooper armor.

A 24-year-old woman from Madison, Wisconsin, got a pair of truly ridiculous, matching diamond tattoos... on both her elbows.

A 22-year-old woman from Hood River, Oregon, got acupuncture... for her dog.

A 29-year-old guy from Ephrata, Pennsylvania, used his money... to bail himself out of jail.

And a 26-year-old woman from Wolcott, Connecticut, says her check went right back to the IRS... to pay off what she owed in taxes.