Monday, November 11, 2013

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Martinmas Edition)

This past election proved interesting in Virginia, to put it politely. This video clip from KHOU-TV News in Houston, Texas, reports on an election that was even more ... uh, interesting.

Today, of course, is Veterans Day. By coincidence, it is also the feast of a fourth-century Roman soldier who eventually became a bishop. Today was once popularly known as “Martinmas” as this feast was the Mass of the day.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

The current political climate has also led some to talk of secession, and political divisions within states has led some to talk of splitting off and creating their own. Vermont was created from New Hampshire, and West Virginia was created from Virginia. Most of the time, though, it doesn't go very far. [MentalFloss]

A divorced father in Manhattan discovered is being taken to court for being an unfit parent, in refusing to take his son to McDonalds. Hey, it's not as if he ordered a super-sized soda, is it? [New York Post]

Where in the world is the "F-Bomb" being dropped in social media? Look no farther than to an interactive map created by ... oh, some guy who wants to know where the "F-Bomb" is being dropped. [Gizmodo]

Finally, the hills are alive, with the sound of ... Carrie Underwood? [Entertainment Weekly]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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