Since no self-respecting person would ever buy the new Rolling Stone (with the Jonas Brothers on the cover - for the second time in less than one year) in public, I thought I'd do the service of directing readers to the on line version of Phoenix columnist Matt Taibbi's ruthless Goldman Sachs takedown, "The Great American Bubble Machine
Jackson memorial today"Celebration of life" at the Staples Center in Los Angeles [CNN]
Palin discusses resignationHasn't ruled out 2012 bid [ABC News]
Obama advisor: plan a second stimulusSome saw this coming long ago. [Wall Street Journal]
Obama also caving on public plan? Now says they're willing to negotiat on this [HuffPo]
A hearing for Kristen LaBrie was held today. LaBrie is being charged with attempted murder, child endangerment (amongst other charges) for denying cancer treatment to her autistic son. Her son died in March; he was 9 years old. LaBrie has entered a plea of not guilty, according to the Associated Press. (AP's Full Story)
RIP Robert McNamaraFormer Defense Secretary was 93 [Washington Post]
RIP Steve McNair He was a personal favorite of mine during his NFL career [NY Daily News]
Sarah Palin resigns governorshipBut does not resign from aggressive media-bashing [CSM]
Honduras situation gets heavyDeposed President couldn't land [CSM]
"I don't [care] about no trade rumors. As long as somebody CTC at the
end of the day, I'm with them. For all you that don't know what CTC
means, that's Cut The Check ... so long as somebody CTC, it's gravy
with me" -- new Celtic Rasheed Wallace.
The good news: BOSTON TWEET is back online. The Onion-style shocker: a Twitterer actually used a telephone to contact a friend . . . to wait out the Twitter outage at JP Licks.
It appears the outage that briefly took Boston Tweet down was part of a huuuuuuuge Twitter screwup that bolloxed thousands of accounts around the world.
If you've been on Twitter today you've probably noticed some chatter about an abnormal number of accounts being suspended -- one tweet guesstimated the number to be in the hundreds of thousands, which seems apocryphal. But something is definitely very, very amiss. Mashable reports that one of its own reporters, and one of the LA Times accounts, have gotten shut down.
Thanks to J. Cannibal for bringing this to my attention, and for providing fodder for my next 15 nightmares:
So I get a call from the Narragansett Beer guy the other day, and he's like, "We're having a rally on Copley Square followed by a 'Gansett party at the Rattlesnake on Thursday." And so I was all, "What's this rally all about," and he was all, "We're trying to build a new brewery in New England and we figured this was the best way to raise awareness."
We pity ad copywriters generally, but we pity them even more today. The trailblazing Boston ad agency MODERNISTA are well-known for blowing other people's shit out of the water, and now they're doing the ad-copy equivalent of a three-minute endzone dance: auctioning off their scraps to the highest bidder. "We had this crazy idea," they wrote recently on their blog.
Al Franken finally wins [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Jackson body to lie in Neverland
Public viewing to be held [BBC]
So this crash survivor...
Claims to have not felt a thing [CNN]
Red Sox win
Or at least we assume they won after we shut it off during the rain delay. Wait, what? [Globe]