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11 Mar 2010 10:47


World: Chile’s new aftershock hit during President Pinera’s inauguration

  • This aftershock hit just as new Chilean president Sebastian Pinera was about to get inaugurated into office, which complicated things, as you might imagine. The quake was strong, but no reports of damage have come out yet. source

19 Nov 2009 09:13


World: Hamid Karzai’s ready to be Afghan president again or something

Karzai hopes to move on from the election controversy: “I call on all dear brothers, presidential candidates, to co-operate with me in building Afghanistan’s future.” source

06 Feb 2009 10:28


Culture, Music: Hey Beyonce, Obama: Etta James was just playin’

  • I didn’t really mean anything. Even as a little child, I’ve always had that comedian kind of attitude. … That’s probably what went into it.
  • Etta James • Regarding a recent outburst where she trashed Beyonce for singing “At Last” during President Barack Obama’s inaugural first dance. She was miffed for not getting picked but really meant no ill will, she says. Sure. • source

05 Feb 2009 10:38


Culture: Etta James to Beyonce: Don’t mess with my signature song!

  • That woman he had singing for him … she’s gonna get her %*# whipped. The great Beyonce … I can’t stand Beyonce.
  • Etta James • at a concert last week in Seattle. James is upset that Beyonce sang her signature song, “At Last,” during Barack Obama’s first dance. Beyonce actually portrayed the legendary singer in last year’s “Cadillac Records,” and James had nothing but nice things to say about her back then. James also trashed the president, but we’re guessing she’s just upset at him for this dramabomb. • source

23 Jan 2009 21:08


Tech, U.S.: Keep zooming in. This inauguration photo goes on forever.

If you keep zooming in on this 1,474-megapixel photo, you can look up Obama’s nostrils. source

22 Jan 2009 08:45


Offbeat: Know that stupid hat Aretha Franklin wore at the inauguration?

Here’s some details on that jerk who made it. Fashion crime! source

21 Jan 2009 21:32


U.S.: No do-overs. Well, except for the presidential oath.

  • Can’t take chances, y’know. After a notably profound flub during Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration (on Chief Justice John Roberts’ part, by the way), the president didn’t take any chances, and went through the oath again today. Asked if he was ready, Obama said, “Yes, I am. And we’re going to do it very slowly.” There were no repeats of the flub. In case you were wondering, the flub did not affect Obama’s hold on the office. source

20 Jan 2009 19:11


U.S.: How are Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd doing?

  • Kennedy’s in the hospital Ted Kennedy had a seizure, but he’s OK and should be out of the hospital soon. Doctors say the seizure was brought on by “simple fatigue,” not anything scarier than that. Phew.
  • Byrd? Pssh, he was fine Robert Byrd’s staff claims he was in fact not sick, but he just left the luncheon. The 91-year-old Byrd, however, “remains very concerned about his close friend, Ted Kennedy,” said spokesman Mark Ferrell. source

20 Jan 2009 17:59


Offbeat, U.S.: Obama shows his daughter the value of a dollar

  • $1 dollar, the allowance the president gives to his daughter Malia source

20 Jan 2009 15:29


U.S.: Health scares for Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd

  • 2 senators left the inauguration luncheon with medical problems source