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A confusing pile of news around the world, a quick Vegas update, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 2/13 - 2/19
Posted by Drew at 2011-02-22 1:22:55 PM, edited 2011-02-22 2:07:56 PM (23 comments) | Permalink
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I wonder what people who haven't really been paying attention to the news think about all these recent events? Do they think there are muslim uprisings in Wisconsin? Earthquakes in Mordor? One TFer suggested today that Libya found Justin Bieber off the coast of Somalia bleaching his toilet. These are interesting times. I couldn't even hazard a guess as to where all this is going. Tune in next week.
Also, a quick Fark Vegas note: we hit a little rough patch with the contract signings due to lawyer shenanigans. We're working around that, though, and are optimistic it'll be resolved quickly. In the meantime, folks have asked for general info so they can plan stuff. There's an official kickoff party Friday night, we're shooting for 6-9pm but it might start a bit later, and there will be another event from 4-8pm on Saturday. We'll also be compiling a list of things folks are doing that are open-invite. For example I get in on Thursday night, maybe we'll do a crawl from one end of the strip to the other or something. I'll keep you posted.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-02-13 to Sat 2011-02-19:
Laughing gas making a comeback as option for mothers in labor. LOL
You may soon be able to carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming without a concealed weapons permit. Just two problems though, you can't be drunk, and you're in Wyoming
Thai fighters crash during military exercise. Darth Vader unimpressed
Hipster migration is making Portland, OR too white, according to some obscure statistics you've never even heard of
Somali pirate sentenced to 33 years of not having to go back to Somalia
Friends say Congresswoman Giffords is laughing at jokes, admit some of them went over her head
Researchers from Hollywood Upstairs Science College are surprised when the hole they drilled into a volcano begins to fill with lava
Authorities did not initially say who the owner of the abused dog was for fear for his safety, and 48 year old Michael Jenkins of Utica, New York is pretty thankful about that
Michelle Obama's breastfeeding advocacy reveals cleavage between U.S. right, left
10-year-old points laser at police helicopter. Toronto cops track him down by process of illumination
Mannford man arrested for Facebook threats. What a deuce
Ex-Colts QB arrested for stealing $1 million from elderly woman. No word on how the theft occured, but I'm guessing he Schlichter
Wedge ready to take over Mariners, expected to add Biggs, Porkins, Gavin, Hobbie, Zev, and Luke to staff
Dale Earnhardt died ten years ago today, so please lower your moustache to half staff
Public lice concerns leads to scientific head scratching
DARPA's brain-controlled robotic arm fast-tracked, could be available in four years, self aware in five, crushing human skulls in seven
Only 1 in 3 Aussies currently pirate movies, meaning 2 of every 3 Aussies have lost touch with their heritage
Letterman's guests on Thursday are Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Program to be simulcast on Court TV
Carrie Fisher undergoes electroshock therapy sessions every six weeks for her manic depression
Paris Hilton shows off her new iPhone app on Letterman. App causes phone to behave erratically, go down on you frequently; needs to be purged of viruses and jailbroken every few months
Rick Santorum doesn't like what he finds when he Googles his name. Obvious Tag thinks it's too late to pull out now
Republicans vote to "defund Obama's shadow government." Next up: Warlock Prevention Act and axing Unicorn subsidies
Ann Coulter admits she's "insanely jealous of Sarah Palin." Ann, you could have just stopped eight syllables ago
Owl City's Adam Young sings Taylor Swift a love song on Valentine's Day. Swift immediately falls into a coma
Yoko Ono will be the featured speaker at this year's SXSW Festival. Hey, at least she's not singing
Former Alice In Chains bassist arrested for drug possession. This is not a repeat from every year since 1992
Chairman of Georgia's State Senate Banking Committee sued by an Alabama bank and the FDIC, hopes his resume is now strong enough to get hired by the Big Boys on Wall Street
Chevron hit with 8.6 billion dollar settlement; shares rose, however, on news this was only a small portion of the Stargate's budget
Best Buy buy back bites back
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