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    Hey Dummy! Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be smart to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of must-read articles that will impress your co-workers, wow your friends and make you seem smart....

    • The video clip of Letterman snubbing McCain had 3.5 million views on YouTube and CBS is barely making any money from it because most viewers watched the pirated version.  Ouch.
    • Trying to make a buck on Wall Street? Try law school. The biggest growth on the Street have been white collar criminal law firms.
    • Earth could be stuck in a space-time bubble that is somewhat void of matter -- and that this could account for the acceleration of the universe's expansion.
    • A worry-free zone for the rich is now starting to feel the economic pinch. The resort island off the Georgia coast where homes average $3.2 million has attracted fewer business conferences and more houses are on the market but fewer are being sold.
    • Pakistan has appointed a new spy chief who is friendly with the Pentagon.
    • Africa is ripping in two to make way for a new ocean. The phenomenon -- which extends from the southern tip of the Red Sea and through Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique -- could mean that the region known as the East African Rift will be submerged in 10 million years.