The chief executive of Yahoo has resigned after it was discovered that he lied on his resume. Tsk, tsk. Even I know that’s a bad idea. Scott Thompson falsely claimed that he had received a degree in Computer Science, when no such thing had ever happened. Thompson had only held the position for four months, and struggling Yahoo is in no position to deal with such a scandal. On the other hand, couldn’t a simple Yahoo search have avoided such an error?
In other resume news, a 22-year-old Minnesota man got a job after posting his resume on a billboard. Bennett Olson’s $300 investment landed the out-of-work fellow a new marketing job. Hey, sometimes desperation pays off.
George Clooney hosted a dinner fundraiser for President Obama on Thursday, funneling a cool $15 million into the Prez’s reelection campaign. Is it bad that I don’t know who I’d be more excited to see if I’d been able to attend? Unfortunately, such a privilege was impossible- each attendee forked over $40,000. The event was the largest single night fundraiser ever recorded, and perhaps one of the most star-studded ones. Celebrity caterer Wolfgang Puck served celebs including Barbra Streisand, Tobey Maguire, Diane Von Furstenburg, Jack Black, Salma Hayek and Robert Downey Jr.
Two car bombings in Syria on Thursday killed 55 people and injured hundreds more. The latest outbreak of violence led protestors to return to the streets on Friday. The Syrian government claims the bombings were set off by terrorist groups, but Syrian opposition leaders say the attacks were staged by the government to justify more violence. Whatever the truth is, the surge of violence will only mean more deaths and more fleeing refugees, and the likelihood that the U.S. enforced cease-fire will do any good is getting smaller and smaller.