Show Prep: Tues, Dec. 10

Update on ‘Motorboating for a Good Cause’ (Video) : theCHIVE

A couple months ago, our good friends over at Simple Pickup sent us a video for breast cancer awareness month. They had a great concept, for every ‘motorboat’ they got, they would donate $20 to a breast cancer charity. In the end, they wound up with a little over $7,000 (I’m no mathematician, but that’s a lot of motorboats).

Indiana health officials urge getting flu vaccine | The Journal Gazette

During National Influenza Vaccination Week, State health officials remind Hoosiers that influenza vaccinations will be available throughout the winter months. There is still plenty of time to receive a vaccination and be protected from influenza, or “the flu.”

Protest Planned Over Mandatory Vaccine Requirement in New York | Politicker

Autism advocates are set to protest tomorrow against a quiet effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to require annual flu vaccinations for all New York City schoolchildren.

Leaf-burning amnesty week ends – South Bend Tribune: Local

A second pass will begin immediately, the release said, and those living in Lincoln, Liberty, Union, Centre, Madison, Olive, Warren or Penn townships south of the river need to call the leaf pickup hot line at 877-472-2735 or visit to schedule pickup.

Greenpeace ‘Santa’ Threatens to ‘Cancel Christmas’ Due to Global Warming | CNS News

Obama issued his response.

Plea to Sen. Donnelly, Coats not to vote in favor of minimum wage hike

Indiana’s leading small business group is urging U.S. Senators Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly to oppose legislation that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.15 an hour and then every year automatically based on inflation.

Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour | Singularity Hub

Doctors Say 23-Year-Old Woman May Have Died Due to Smoking While Taking Birth Control Pills |

You’ve heard the warnings: women who smoke while taking oral contraceptives have a higher risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots, stroke and heart disease.

Gay teacher fired after applying for marriage license | New York Post

A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school was fired Friday after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license.

CBO:Top 40% Paid 106.2% of Income Taxes; Bottom 40% Paid -9.1%, Got Average of $18,950 in ‘Transfers’ | CNS News

The top 40 percent of households by before-tax income actually paid 106.2 percent of the nation’s net income taxes in 2010, according to a new study by the Congressional Budget Office.