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22 Nov 2010 20:09


World: Cambodia festival stampede: Hundreds killed, hundreds injured

  • 341+ number of people killed in today’s stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest city
  • 329+ number of people injured at the Cambodia Water Festival, which four million people attended
  • 240+ number of people killed in the stampede that were women, which is pretty insane source

24 Jul 2010 13:46


Music, World: Love Parade tragedy: German music festival’s line turns deadly

  • 15+ people were killed at the Love Parade festival in Germany
  • 40+ people were injured while in the festival’s crushing line source

07 Sep 2009 20:34


Biz: Ex-Lehman Bros. CEO Dick Fuld tired of getting “dumped on”

  • You know what? The anniversary’s coming up. I’ve been pummeled, I’ve been dumped on, and it’s all going to happen again. I can handle it. You know what, let them line up.
  • Former Lehman Bros. CEO Dick Fuld • Describing the torrent of criticism he’s gotten since the company completely collapsed last year. Fuld has been a bit press-shy since the collapse for understandable reasons. “Nobody wants to hear it,” he says. “The facts are out there. Nobody wants to hear it, especially not from me.” The full article is quite good. If you choose one link to click on tonight, choose this one. -> • source

02 Aug 2009 11:25


Culture, World: Kevin Costner: Nearly crushed by a falling stage in Alberta

It sounds like a Kevin Costner movie plot: His band was scheduled to be on the stage next. Instead, one person was killed and 15 were hurt in the stage collapse. source

03 Mar 2009 10:41


Offbeat: And now, Jack Cafferty talks about Michelle Obama’s arms. Creepy.

  • Her arms are becoming the stuff of legend. Who appears sleeveless on the cover of Vogue, let alone in front of a joint session of Congress while her husband delivers one of the most important speeches of his life? And the reviews were rave.
  • Jack Cafferty • CNN commentator, in an article titled “My crush on Michelle Obama.” Dude, she’s just the first lady! I mean, you realize she’s married, right? It doesn’t matter how many martinis you offer her. She’s not going to let you ask her out, Jack.  • source