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Long Island Teacher Forced to Resign After Reality TV Appearance

In 1968 Andy Warhol famously stated, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Acknowledging oh-so-true this really is, when you claim your own 15 minutes, will your shining moment cost you your job? A Long Island teacher found out the hard way.

Meet Stefan Sherie. Newsday reports the 30 year-old teacher appeared shirtless at a pool party in a scene in Bravo’s show, Princesses: Long Island.

The episode aired in early June and as per the piece, a little more than two weeks later Bellmore-Merrick Central School District administrators and union representatives informed him he would get fired if he didn’t resign. Read more

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Christie’s Auctioning Andy Warhol’s Unemployment Rate Drawing

Who knew the unemployment rate could fetch between $20,000 and $30,000? This isn’t just any ol’ jobless rate, mind you.

According to Christie’s Web site, they’re auctioning off an Andy Warhol piece of art representing the rate from 1980 to 1984.

Although it’s not open to bidders until late February, the synethic polymer on paper (a.k.a., a drawing) was created in 1984. If the seasonally adjusted rate is any indication in the artwork, it looks like the rate peaked in 1982 and then subsided in ’84.