Thursday, August 28, 2014

Let's Buy The Eiffel Tower

It seems like a lot of people are getting an early start to the holiday weekend. Rain starts here tonight and sunday looks to be the only dry day. We're just playing it by ear.

Cross Country practice this morning went well. Over 20 kids on the team and they keep showing up. The first meet is next wednesday.

The President is coming to the Milwaukee lakefront on monday for Labor Fest.

Congrats to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the quietist celebrity wedding ever.

Tonight is the final preseason games for most NFL teams. I find it very ironic that a lot of young players lose their jobs on Labor Day weekend as final cuts are made to the 53 man roster.

I saw an interesting piece on the Travel Channel. A con man by the name of Victor Lustig sold the Eiffel Tower to the highest bidder for scrap metal in 1925. The man was so embarrassed about finding out the truth that he never pressed charges.

Ludwig was considered a world class con man. He sold money making machines throughout the world. It would take 6 hours to print out a perfect 100 dollar bill. He would sell them for anywhere from $10,000-$30,000 although one gambler paid $46,000 which was huge money in the 1930's. After 3 bills printed just blank paper came out and Lustig was long gone with a 12 hour head start. Now that's legendary!


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