a very serious dispatchBoy In Balloon
This is breaking news. A 6-year-old boy in Colorado accidentally went aloft in his family’s experimental aircraft.
How do these kinds of things happen?(14)
If you tried coming here in the last few days, you noticed everything was broken. The whole website got moved to a different server. It should all be fixed now, if you notice anything wrong, let me know with a comment and here and we’ll fix it.(1)
Disney Buys Marvel
Walt Disney Co. just bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, gaining the rights over such characters as Blade, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, the Punisher, Spider-Man and the X-Men.
Here’s a lame bit from MTV.com that riffs on the marriage of these two universes.(1)
R.I.P. Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy– surviving brother of John & Robert Kennedy and the “Liberal Lion” of the U.S. Senate– died of brain cancer last night, after serving in the U.S. Senate for almost five decades.
He maybe sorta killed a lady in 1969 and unsuccessfully ran for President in 1980. His death represents the loss of a major political player in favor of progressive health care reform, but it could also give the cause a lot of “doin’ it for our dead homie” energy.(5)
Biggest Jewelry Heist in British History
Yesterday, Scotland Yard released details– including video footage– of a jewelry heist that occurred last Thursday in London. It turns out to be the biggest jewelry heist in U.K. history, with forty-three items totaling ~$65 million. (more…)(4)