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Out of Context Archive: December 2008


  • Recession began last year: economists

    According to economists, the U.S. economy entered recession territory in December 2007. In 2007? Where were those economists then? Published December 1 2008

  • Plaxico Burress turns himself in

    Plaxico Burress, wide receiver for the New York Giants, has surrendered to police in conjunction with a shooting at a Manhattan night club. Burress reportedly was involved in the shooting, sort of. Published December 1 2008

  • Retailers wait for weekend sales numbers

    Thanksgiving weekend sales figures are at the top of retailers' anxiety lists. Let the counting begin so that we might truly give thanks. Published December 1 2008

  • Obama to name Clinton secretary of state

    President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name Hillary Clinton as his choice for secretary of state. Published December 1 2008

  • Actors strike won't harm TV viewing

    TV industry insiders say that most TV viewers won't even notice if actors go on strike. Ain't that the truth. Published December 1 2008

  • NYC transit writes tardy notes for workers

    The New York City transit system has implemented a program in which it issues tardiness notes to workers it delays. It issues a lot of notes. Published December 1 2008

  • Students steal, cheat but say they're good

    A recent large-scale poll of U.S. high school students found that they admitted to lying, cheating and stealing in surprisingly large numbers. Well, at least they're honest about it. Published December 1 2008