The Week: What You Missed


Sunday, April 17 | Tea Party activist Marilyn Davenport was caught for forwarding a racist (and Photoshopped) picture of Obama to a fellow Tea Party-er. Because, you know, everything we do on the Internet is totally private.

A photo uploaded to Facebook of two men kissing was deemed “offensive” and removed from the site. Talk show host Richard Metzger posted the story about a “kiss-in” held at an English pub, but Facebook quickly removed the story because of the pic.

Monday, April 18 | New Dr. Seuss book to hit shelves this September. The collection of seven rarely-seen Seuss tales will be compiled in The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. We’re dressing up as Cat in the Hat for the midnight release.

The outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, at the Playboy Mansion has been traced to the “whirlpool spa.” (Legionnaire’s can lead to fatal respiratory failure, septic shock, and acute liver failure.) More reasons to avoid Hugh Hefner’s hot tub.

Tuesday, April 19 | CNN launches an Android app.

Carrot Top gets a blowout. ‘Nuff said.

Democrats release new ads featuring an old guy stripper – to drive home the point that Republicans want to end Medicare. Well played.

Wednesday, April 20 | Afroman is sued for forgetting about his concert. Give the guy a break – it was 4/20.

Just what the world should be focusing on as we’re waging a war with Libya: Facebook CEO wears a collared shirt and necktie for an interview with Obama at the Facebook headquarters. Obama, noting Zuckerberg’s awkwardness in the blazer, suggested taking off their jackets. Zuckberg obliged.

In more motivated news: Two Newhouse graduates win Pulitzer Prizes.

Thursday, April 21 | TIME Magazine releases this year’s “100 Most Influential People” list. Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars makes the list, but Wen Jiabao – who serves as China’s head of government – doesn’t.

In honor of the 100th episode of 30 Rock, posts 100 thoughts about the show. Among our favorites: Who doesn't feel this way about cornbread? “I love this cornbread so much, I want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant.”