John's large belly gave his Jimi Hendrix shirt a 3D-like quality. When I asked for his age he said, “Somewhere between birth and death, that's all you need to know.” I'd guess probably around 48. I spoke to him at a bar and music venue on Hollywood Boulevard called Loaded.
I don't know much about the Affordable Care Act—what even the newspapers now call Obamacare—but I need to have an opinion, so I went to some bars in Hollywood to ask people to explain it to me. Maybe someone at the bars had tried to sign up. There’s been a lot of talk about the failure of the websites [...]
We're big fans of @girlsHBO and hope it will inspire future Hannahs everywhere to move to NYC nyp.st/MsrdTi
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) June 25, 2012
"About 22 percent of viewers who DVR the show are white men over age 50." Only one of them is the mayor of New York City. One other is Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson.
Rufus Wainwright's "'Prima Donna' is so busy being a homage that it has forgotten to be an opera. It is a tasteful, well-intentioned, ultimately mystifying failure: mystifying because, after years of development and performances in Manchester, England; London; Melbourne, Australia; and Toronto, no one has seen fit to give it a plot."
Have you read the story about the Amazon warehouse outside Allentown? You should! It's not… good. In short, Amazon largely staffs that warehouse with temporary workers through an agency, dangling the prospect of being promoted to full-time employee. Then it parks ambulances outside for when they pass out from heat exhaustion. Then, when they don't make quota, what with all the passing out, they're often dismissed. (Yes, to be fair, some are promoted, and some do fine.) Hold on to your Kindles!
I really call the methodology of this list into question. I'm sure there were plenty of beautiful women executed in China that just weren't photographed well! When will we give these other executed women appropriate credit for their astonishing good looks? (Related: "NSFW: When Does The Portrayal Of Young Girls Become Too Sexualized?" Well, one thought: perhaps when it's put in a highly clickable slideshow.)
Back in January, we wrote about Kentucky v. King, when, during the arguments, we got to have Justice Scalia tell us that one important tool of policing was that criminals were stupid. Well, the joke's on us! Eight to one, the Supreme Court agrees (decision here [PDF]) that if the police "hear something" that sounds like evidence being destroyed, because they come a-knocking, they can break down your door. This is one of those special days when liberals and libertarians come together in horror! Hold us closer, Justice Ginsburg, lone dissenter!
Sorry, what's that? Unfortunately, our friend on the air was taken to the hospital for tests after this incident. The news is muddled on this—if it's simply misspeaking, it's very funny. If it's actually a medical incident? That's horrible.