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OUT OF CONTEXT: I’m living proof that less is more. Or less.
Some new research from Australia shows that tall people typically earn more than short people.
The study shows that a man who is 6 feet tall on average earns almost $1,000 a year more than a man who’s 5-foot-10.
“Taller people are perceived to be more intelligent and powerful,” according to the study, published recently in the Economic Record.
You know, that height-equals-intelligence thing is just an illusion. Trust me. I’m tall.
I’m 6-foot-2, but I carry myself as if I were 5-foot-10. So I’m earning well below my means.
Personally, I think taller people earn more because it’s easier for them to put the ball in the basket.
Have you seen the new Harry Potter film yet? Well, there’s some good news out of the Vatican about it.
The Vatican has praised “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” saying it makes the age-old debate over good vs. evil crystal clear.
The Associated Press said the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano even gave two thumbs up to the film’s treatment of adolescent love, saying it achieved the “correct balance” and made the stars more credible to the general audience.
The newspaper said the film is the best adaptation yet of the J.K. Rowling series about the adventures of child wizard Harry Potter and his chums as they battle the evil sorcerer Voldemort.
However, I heard that the Vatican thought the film’s sound editing could have been a little tighter and the foley mixing was completely off.
The Vatican said the new Harry Potter movie shows that good always conquers evil, just like in real life. … Eventually.
If you think the Vatican gave a great review of Harry Potter, you should see the one it gave for “The Hangover.” Boffo!
About the Author
Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times’ Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled “Out of Context” — ...
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