sevinnyne6126 sending my love and prayers out to Michael and his family 25 Jun 2009 from web lilyroseallen No fucking way 25 Jun 2009 from TweetGenius andersoncooper From ac: sad news about Michael Jackson. We are trying to confirm exactly what happened. 25 Jun 2009 from TwitterBerry
TheSpoof.com scooped everyone, even if it was just a joke
What may have been funny (but probably wasn't) four years ago seems macabre now.
"She took the whole thing."
In case you didn’t notice, we tend to lean to the left over here at Phoenix headquarters. As such, very little pious outrage rang through the office when news broke that Republican South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was busted for having a love affair with an elusive Argentine hottie known simply as Maria.
Michael Jackson, who was scheduled to play 50 sold-out shows in London next month, has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after experiencing cardiac arrest, the LA Times reports. He was found not breathing in his home, and the early word is he's "in really bad shape."
UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting he has died. Nobody else is reporting this, as of 5:52 PM east-coast time, though.
I used to hustle street corners for political campaigns in New York City, registering voters and fielding questions about candidates. For a bullshit Picasso like me, canvassing was the ideal summer job; if constituents wanted a city councilor who could fly, I was there to sell them Superman. I did this for years – until I developed a conscience and grabbed a notepad – and the only time I ever hated work was on days when I was dispatched to the Upper East Side.
Mousavi holds firmMeanwhile, Ahmedinejad speaks against Obama [BBC + NY Times]
Sanford's trip explainedHe was having an affair. Dog bites man, etc. [BBC]
World's oldest musical instrument foundOriginal owner: Bob Seger. ZING! [Boston Globe]
Shaq to the CavsThe East just got a bit more difficult for the Celtics [Cleveland Plain-Dealer]
Seattle artist Kim Graham has just invented amazing bionic horse (centaur?) legs. Now pardon us while we go vomit in the Uncanny Valley.
(In case you were wondering, this is Big Dog, a nightmarish creation from Boston Dynamics.)
Sanford not hiking the Appalachian trailHe now says he was in Argentina [The State]
Iran protests continueFairly large one today [NY Times]
Harvard, BSO, now MTVLayoffs announced at all three places [Globe, Phoenix, Broadcasting and Cable]
Guild, Times Co. agreeNew agreement to cut wages, benefits [Globe]
Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 counts of fraud, money laundering, perjury and theft in Music. The judge in charge of Madoff's sentencing received 113 victim statements last week. His sentencing is now set for the end of this month. What would you give Madoff?
Oh, Gregory Brothers. You've done it again.This and Auto-Tune the News #2 are my favorites.