Before I proceed with the items on this week’s list, I’d like to thank you for all the positive feedback you sent about the first OpinionList last week. I’m happy to let you know that OpinionList will be the feature post every Friday. Without further ado:
Mayor Clinton? By now you know that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked Hillary Clinton to run for New York City Mayor in 2013, and that she declined. Who can blame her? I love New York and all that, but doesn’t he realize that this would be a demotion for her?
Fox roves sans Rove: Karl Rove cannot be booked on Fox without approval from top management. Apparently Roger Ailes isn’t too happy about Rove’s freak-out on election night when he questioned the network’s election projections. This has prompted several news sources to declare that Rove has been benched. After Romney getting 47% of the vote, this is my second favorite karmic payback for the GOP.
Florida firefighter fired for putting toilet paper printed with President Obama’s image in the firehouse’s bathrooms. According to the Huffington Post, this firefighter was previously reprimanded for placing an anti-Obama sticker on his locker and using a coffee mug depicting an image of the President as a clown. I guess we now know who’s full of s#%t.
Masturbating Masters Got your attention, didn’t I? Do you remember the sex researchers Masters & Johnson? Masters’ 60-year old son was caught masturbating in Central Park and arrested in May of this year. On Monday he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of public lewdness. I’m surprised he didn’t say he was conducting research.
Easy-Bake Oven, made by Hasbro is the focus of a petition by an 8th grader to the company’s CEO. She’s proposing that Hasbro feature boys in the advertising for the oven and also drop the pink color, so that her 4-year old brother, who loves to bake, can know that there’s nothing wrong with him wanting to be a chef. A cute story that makes me wonder why the color blue has become more gender neutral than pink.
App begone! This article explains that Apple should allow us to delete their default apps. I totally agree. I have the ones that I don’t use like Stocks, Compass, Weather, and Passbook in a folder labeled “Tools,” and like the real tools in my toolbox, I never use them.
Barefoot again: In my OpinionList of last week, I posted about a police officer (Lawrence DePrimo) who bought a pair of boots for a homeless, barefoot man. We now know that his name is Jeffrey Hillman. We also know that he’s once again barefoot. Why? Mr. Hillman explains, “Those shoes are hidden…they are worth a lot of money…I could lose my life.” This makes me remember that we each live in our own reality and that some realities are heartbreaking.
OMG! I couldn’t believe that this abbreviation was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill dated September 9, 1917, long before cell phones or text messages. You have to click on the link and see the actual letter at Time.com. OMG!
That’s it for this week’s list. Hope you enjoy it.