NY Post has an item about a prank played on Express Scripts, a prescription drug program company that's being sued for $100 million by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, "who claims the firm inflated the cost of generic drugs, pocketed rebates intended for customers and sold patient information."
Express Scripts was throwing a dance party at the Phoenix Hard Rock Cafe as part of a drug company conference:
Between songs, someone handed the lead singer of the Starlight Band a note. "I have an announcement. It's someone's birthday today, Eliot Spitzer," the clueless frontman said. "Where is Eliot?" The place went silent. Express Scripts executives started rushing to the stage and someone yelled, "He's in goddamn New York." But too late — the band had launched into a version of "Happy birthday, dear Eliot." One witness said, "It was the funniest thing I ever saw."
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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