Con Ed: 2012's Winner of Most "Outstanding Reliability" Award (Unless You Need Electricity)

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Need a laugh this morning? Well, you're in luck.

Con Ed -- the same company whose executives have been subpoenaed by a government commission tasked with figuring out why New York's utilities companies failed their customers so badly in terms of restoring electricity following Hurricane Sandy -- is the proud winner of the 2012 ReliabilityOne "Outstanding Reliability Performance" award for the Northeast region.

If this sounds like an Onion article, we assure you, it's not. The utilities giant even put out a press release touting its recent accolades, which you can read in its entirety below (unless, of course, you still don't have electricity).

Enjoy.

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Louis C.K. Will Make You Cry of Laughter for Staten Island Sandy Benefit

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Unlike the two-week anniversary, the destruction from Sandy has not yet passed. Communities have only just begun rebuilding as volunteer efforts ramp up to save what's left. And Staten Island, the borough that was arguably hit the worst, is one of them. So for this reason, Louis C.K. -- comedy's current Golden Child -- is offering his hand in the recovery.

This Saturday, the stand-up performer and star/producer/director of FX's Louie, will play two shows (tickets go for $65 a pop) at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, with all proceeds going to the Project Hospitality Hurricane Relief Fund. Part of this might reflect on the two shows he had to reschedule two weekends ago due to the fact that, according to an e-mail he sent to fans, he didn't want "a pole to smash your face in because you saw some comedy."

Add another reason to the "Why Louis C.K. is the Coolest Guy in the World" list.

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