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Good week, Bad week

Good week for: Donkey cheese makers, Another bailout, Eating dessert; Bad week for: Getting a doctorate, The miracle of Hannukah, Oversharing

Good week for: 

Donkey cheese makers, after tennis star Novak Djokovic purchased the entire 2013 supply of the rare delicacy from the Serbian donkey farm that makes it. Djokovic, who paid $640 per pound, plans to feature donkey cheese at his new restaurant chain.

Another bailout, after more than 4,000 Americans signed a petition on WhiteHouse.gov calling on the Obama administration to “nationalize the Twinkie industry” to “prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center.”

Eating dessert, if widely believed predictions that the world will end on Dec. 21 come true. The U.S. government felt obliged this week to note on its official website, “Scary rumors about the world ending are just rumors.”

Bad week for: 

Getting a doctorate, after a new survey by the National Science Foundation found that only 64 percent of students graduating with a science or engineering Ph.D. had found jobs, the lowest level in a decade.

The miracle of Hannukah, after a rabbi became stranded 20 feet in the air in a cherry picker after lighting a giant electric menorah in New Rochelle, N.Y. When there was no divine intervention, he had to be rescued by firefighters.

Oversharing, after millionaire real estate investor Marc Paskin, 63, put up a billboard in San Diego saying, “All I Want for Christmas is a Latina Girlfriend.” After it sparked protests for being “creepy,” the billboard was destroyed by vandals.

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