The Daily Word: 7.1.11 - Fire Updates, Spotted Owls, War in Sudan and Bad Clichés
And Justin Timberlake bought Myspace
Fatal crash shut down 125 southbound last night.
Last night's Bosque fire intentionally set by trespassing teen.
Las Conchas fire still swallowing acres.
Auto updates on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial.
Another candidate vies for Republican nomination.
Someone nails down the secrets of Brad Pitt's acting.
War speeds toward Sudan.
Fish and Wildlife Service releases plan to save Spotted Owl. Finally.
The Oatmeal's take on smartphones.
Do you know about Google Voice Search?
Poets name the worst clichéd phrases.
The Daily Word 11.30.10: ant-covered Jesus, epic snowball fight, recycled jeans Focus
In light of the Christmas spirit, the Smithsonian displays, among other things, an ant-covered Jesus.
You can no longer sit or lie on sidewalks in San Francisco.
An innocent snowball fight turns into a 500 person brawl in Germany.
China and North Korea are having a lover’s quarrel, according to the controversial WikiLeaks docs.
8 million people have stopped using their credit cards over the past year.
News Corp doesn’t know what the hell to do with struggling MySpace.
A casting agent for The Hobbit is fired for only looking at prospects with “light skin tones.”
A robber in Deming gets foiled when a package of empanadas is thrown at his head.
The new Ford Focus uses recycled jeans in its sound-deadening and carpet backing.
Fiji Water is no longer from Fiji.
This man, arrested 127 times, claims he is a victim of Albuquerque police.
The Social Network
Mark Z. unfriends the world in funny, fascinating biopic
On paper, the story of how college nerd Mark Zuckerberg successfully programmed and marketed a more popular version of social networking websites such as MySpace doesn’t sound all that exciting. As envisioned by director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin, however, the story has surprising vibrancy, entertainment value and timeliness. It’s like Citizen Kane for the Internet age. And that’s not just the hyperbole talking.
Has Anybody Heard from MySpace Tom Lately?
I haven’t heard from Tom in a while. I wonder what’s up with that guy.
MySpace Mother Gets Misdemeanors
The woman who helped her child create a fake MySpace account to harass a girl who later committed suicide was convicted of misdemeanors.
Lori Drew was found guilty of three counts of accessing a computer without authorization. Each count is punishable by up to a year in jail. She was not found guilty of the felony charge of accessing a computer without authorization to inflict emotional distress.
Prosecutors said Drew, her daughter and Drew's business assistant set up an account of a fictitious boy so they could tease 13 year-old Megan Meier.
Meier committed suicide after she received a message that said the world would be better off without her.