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Good day, bad day: August 31, 2012
Honey Boo Boo scores better ratings than the RNC, while 125 Harvard students are investigated for cheating — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, drew 2.9 million viewers on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. Fox News' coverage of the RNC managed just 1.2 million adults.
TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, drew 2.9 million viewers on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. Fox News' coverage of the RNC managed just 1.2 million adults.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Lowbrow entertainment
TLC's reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, a spin-off of Toddlers & Tiaras, scores better ratings than several networks that aired the Republican National Convention. [Opposing Views]

Marketing, maybe
The University of Chicago uses a "Call Me Maybe" reference to woo potential applicants, writing in a letter: "I know that we just met you — and this is crazy — but here are our numbers" — before launching into a list of the school's numerical accolades. [Newser]

Seeing the light
New bionic eye technology allows an Australian woman who was blind for 30 years to see lights and shapes again. [Tecca]

 

BAD DAY FOR:

American tennis fans
Andy Roddick, America's best male tennis player, announces that he is retiring after he finishes competing in the U.S. Open. [BuzzFeed]

The ivory tower
Harvard investigates 125 students for possible cheating after school officials discover strikingly similar answers on a take-home test. [New York]

Haggling
A man calls the police to complain that a prostitute unexpectedly raised the price of her services after the business transaction was complete. The prostitute was arrested, and the man's charges are pending. [Gawker]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 30, 2012

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