Thanks to reader Roy K. for pointing out the World's Largest Gummy Bear, or what I like to call the World's Largest Mistake.
It is the equivalent of eating 1400 regular gummy bears.
It weighs five pounds, and it contains 12,600 calories-the total daily caloric intake for Michael Phelps.
By the way, I did try to buy one.
It's sold out.
Meantime, your emails:
Regarding yesterday's blog about billionaireRob Maguire suing billionaire David Murdock over allegedly selling jet fuel illegally at Van Nuys Airport, Jake in Seattle wrote: "Whether it is 30 million, 3 million, 300,000 or $3.00 - it is all about the principle of Fair and Honest play - hopefully it is settled correctly and money is paid to the damaged party."
From Steve in LA: "Great story! Fair is fair - billionaire or not, and I imagine there are broader negative impacts than just these two guys. Another story of government not understanding good business practices. If the airport was run by private business interest, this probably wouldn't have happened in the first place."
A few emails after this week's update on Lenny Dykstra's bankruptcy case, and his claims that Louis Vuitton is interested in investing $10 million in his Players Club Magazine. From Dan K.: "Who is going to purchase the magazine after watching him spiral downward? Please excuse me, but what a pompous a**!"
From Mark. H.:"The odd coincidence of the Dykstra saga appearing on the same day as the Madoff Montauk House preview requires comment. Both the aforementioned gentlemen, as well as the other would-be robber barons might do well to heed the advice of 19th century architect, Andrew Jackson Downing: 'But unless there is something of the castle in the man, it is very likely, if it be like a real castle, to dwarf him to the stature of a mouse.'"
Cartoonist Doug Pike sent in this take on Dykstra:
Pike also sent me his take on Citi
Finally, the Great California Garage Saleonly raised $1.6 million for the state. That's all?
Andreas H. may have an explanation: "Seeing as California is trying to get out of debt and make some money they should have made it easier to find the things that are up for auction easier to find. I have been searching for an hour to find the items up for sale with dead end web addresses. This is very frustrating! I am trying to help the state but it has been a pain in the butt. So you will get no money from me this time. Sorry California."
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