Again, a day off, and again, important news you need to know from your favorite couch in Chicago!
First, from the BBC: a headline from the 17th century?
Sure might’ve been, but they didn’t exactly post things on the internet back then. Nope, this is a headline from today, 2009. I still can’t quite get over it. Kind of makes all those pirate jokes whose punch line is something that rhymes with “yarrrr” seem kind of insensitive.
Next, I’m not usually much of a youtuber, but this is actually really worth a watch:
I first read the article on the BBC and then checked it out – now with over 8 million hits and counting, this woman, Susan Boyle, is both fascinating and inspiring… watching the looks on everyone’s faces change from bemusement to shock to awe is totally entertaining, and even Simon Cowell, like, smiled and said nice things. I don’t watch American Idol, but I know enough about the world to know that that’s rare.
Next, on a totally different note, LVC, the volunteer program I did last year, came up in an article in USA Today! But not just any article…
And finally, from the BBC, the most eye-catching, no-that’s-not-a-joke headline I’ve seen in a long time:
Apparently, the 13 foot long python actually dragged the man up a tree, which we apparently didn’t really know snakes could do. The man smothered the snake’s face with his t-shirt, and, as you probably guessed from the title, bit it. The whole thing lasted three hours. Yikes!
Ok, that’s all you need to know about what’s going on in the world today. Oh, and pay your taxes. Unless you’re Timothy Geithner, of course.