Monday, August 18, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy …” (Battle of Globe Tavern Edition)

You may remember our Friday feature on Noah “The Apparently Kid” Ritter, who made his debut on live television be telling the world he had never been on live television before -- never, ever. The story, and his precociousness, went totally viral. Here the saga (and his fifteen minutes of fame) continues, shortly before the world forgets about him and moves on to something else.

Speaking of which, here's what's going on elsewhere on planet Earth:

Finally, a diet guaranteed to help you beat jet lag, and it doesn't include a little bag of peanuts. [Lifehacker]

Where will you be when the lights go out? (Read the comments. Some of them are half-way intelligent, and will make the possibility less likely. Thought you'd like to know. [Hot Air]

City councilman, former DC mayor, convicted felon, and Eagle Scout (no kidding!) Marion Barry owes hundreds of dollars in parking tickets, but he's certainly going to pay them when he gets around to it, secure in the knowledge that his car will never be towed until then. Meanwhile, he's here thinking: “The b**** set me up!” [WTTG-TV]

Here it is, the latest entry in the “Dude-Where’s-My-Flying-Car” saga. [Gajitz]

Is there still a place in the world for libraries? Some people seem to think so, and here are ten possibilities. Maybe you can try one of them, if you ever land an old-style phone booth at a public auction. [Oddee]

You may think you understand the Star Wars saga, but you are about to be proven wrong. [Tickld]

Finally, the NFL franchise in Washington is under a lot of pressure to change its name from what is considered a prejorative for Native Americans, although it is not so well known that even Native Americans themselves are divided on the issue. You might also be surprised to learn that the logo itself was designed by a Native American, although that version of the truth is probably not on the table right now. [Hot Air]

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

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