“I think we have to go back to the beginning: who was following who? Who was following who? I mean, isn’t that what this case boils down to? That was our theory. Now, we respect the jury’s verdict, but what it really boils down to is a kid, minding his own business, being followed by a stranger. And so I would submit that that’s when it started. ..It boils down to you have a 17-year-old kid who was minding his own business, wearing a hoodie, and gets acosted — gets followed by an individual who wants to be a cop.”—
Prosecutor BERNIE DE LA RIONDA, in post-verdict remarks on George Zimmerman’s acquittal.
HBO’s The Newsroom returns to television Sunday night – Will McAvoy and all. Though McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) has become the token of the show and is undoubtedly a fictional, pot-smoking, Casey-Anthony-hating TV anchor rock star. Speculation runs as rampant as Neil’s Bigfoot theories as to what…
“New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed the real story behind a 2005 meeting with Vladimir Putin, during which the Russian president pocketed his Super Bowl ring, worth more than $25,000. Kraft, at the time, claimed the diamond-encrusted bauble was a gift, but he now admits Putin stole it, and the White House intervened when he demanded it back.”—Kraft: Putin stole Bowl ring - NYPOST (via brooklynmutt)
Megyn Kelly methodically tore fellow Fox News pundits Erick Erickson and Lou Dobbs to shreds on Friday for their instantly infamous comments about women in the workplace. Both men had a near meltdown about a study which showed that more women than ever were the sole or primary breadwinners in their households.
“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”—Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)