Café de la Mañana: 3.20.09

image courtesy of Reuters

Did you see President Barack Obama on the ‘Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno last night? Gotta love a man with a sense of humour and good style. The New York Times has the transcript here. Minus the Special Olympics joke (which I probably would have made myself), it was a good run for the 44th prez.

Here in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT), the AIG scandal is a little more stinging because it all went down in our backyard, and we are not feeling it. Hence the need for bodyguards and security at the posh estates of the scorned execs, lol. {NYT}

The Obama administration finally lifted the travel ban for Cuban Americans who want to travel back to the island to see family members. Too bad that the family has to be alive and you can’t just go there, like the rest of the world. {MH}

Right outside of Tokyo, Japan, the Aokigahara Forest is known for two things: breathtaking views, and suicide. {CNN}

Sex, lies, spies and the CIA. Get out, you mean the CIA is full of scandal? Nooooo! Sigh. {WashPo}

Friday YES! Hulu, my new favorite website and  reason for not watching tv…on a tv…is launching a short-film and documentary section. Note to Osita: this may come between us. {AdWeek}

Friday Fun! Have a good weekend Parlour peeps! –JBaker

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