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Rise and shine, FIPS'ters! Welcome to your day! In politics, Former Vice President Dick Cheney is scared of Canada, and if you're a kid who wants to get a high-paying job while making a difference in the world, Just be a dumb ho on TV.
ON THIS DAY IN BK HISTORY (1922):
So the Prohibition-era sounds like it sucked on a massive scale. But an ever-industrious New Yorker by the name of J.V. Martin, along with a mysterious money man, wanted to make the most of it. At one time the duo had plans to dump $10,000,000 into a the ultimate booze cruise. The idea was that tenders (water-taxis, really) would pick people up in Jersey, Manhattan and finally Brooklyn before taking people 3 miles out to the Love Boat, where partying was legal and Isaac Washington would be waiting to serve you. Described as a "floating liquor palace," as large as "a Leviathan," the barge was going to be built in Europe and shipped over to the city. But Federal Prohibition Commissioner Roy "giant hard-on" Hayes said YEAH, RIGHT. Over his dead body. And I guess he won the argument because as far as I know, it never happened.