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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

5 o'clock happy hour: February 23, 2011

Today's top stories, bookmarked for all eternity...

  • Mark Zuckerberg got his own comic book today. It's a 48-page "giant-sized" biographical comic.  Cool, huh?
  • Blockbuster is for sale... and has received a $290 million offer. Goodbye, old out-dated business model.... 
  • American Idol is adding a new voting option this season... Voting on Facebook. Yeah, you read that right. You'll be able to vote up to 50 times during the voting period, plus the usual text/call option.
  • Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" music video got a release date of February 28.... and will premier at 11 am EST on YouTube/Vevo {as well as PerezHilton.com}.
  • Today on the blog, I did a little baking and I talked about my favorite Tumblr blogs.

So, you want a headache for the next 46.03 minutes? If so, check this out... 5 second clips of all songs that hit #1 between 1956 and 1992
Five Seconds Of Every #1 Pop Single Part 1 by mjs538

In more serious news...

The earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand has proven to be extremely devastating and clean up is just beginning. Boston.com has published an incredible moving photo diary of the devastation. Here are a few that stood out to me the most, and you can go see the rest here.

Murray and Kelly James look at their destroyed
house in central Christchurch Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Mark Baker) #
A group examines one of the many icebergs that calved into
Tasman Lake as a result of the 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch Tuesday.
(Denis Callesen/NZPA/Associated Press) #
The facade of a building has crushed a car in Christchurch Tuesday.
(Kirk Hargreaves/Christchurch Press/Reuters) #

The protests in Libya are still going on, strong and violent. President Obama talked about the violence today, after the UN spoke up about the issue as well. If you're like me and were a little caught off-guard by Muammar al-Gaddafi , here's a wonderful article on the crimes of Gaddafi. It gives you his history & explains why you've maybe never really heard of him.

Gaddafi in 1977.
Also, you can keep up with all the activities in Libya with CNN's live blog.

N. Africa, Mideast protests: Report: Libyan crew refuses to bomb, plane crashes
A Tunisian man crosses from Libya back into Tunisia on
 Wednesday as thousands of foreigners flee the restive country.

As always, you check back every day around 5 for the day's top stories ♥

1 comment:

  1. so much information ;).

    i hope when people vote for Amer. idol on fb it doesn't give me updates about every vote. that will be super annoying!

    hope you're having a lovely week!