I find myself writing yet another Friday lost and found on Saturday morning, so let’s get right down to it:
As the Republican nomination race heats up and looks increasingly like a run-off between crazy Michelle Bachman, crazy Rick Perry and not-so crazy-but-still-pretty-scary Mitt Romney, Bachman has pledged to bring back $2.00 per gallon gas. Of course, economists — you know, people who have actually studied how the economy works — note that two dollar gas would only be achievable in a complete economic collapse. At least we’ll be able to fuel up our SUVs as we drive into the zombie apocalypse.
If you live in the DC metro area (or have access to The Washington Post) check out the Viola Drath, Albrecht Gero Murth murder case. Here’s the basic synopsis: Wealthy 91-year-old socialite is found murdered in her tony Georgetown townhouse. Weirdo husband, fond of German military uniforms and eye patches is accused. It’s a tragic and surreal case that could only happen in Washington.
(Via The Washington Post)
Inter Milan is in final negotiations with obscure Russian club Anzhi Makhachkal over a transfer deal that would make Samuel Eto’o the highest paid soccer player in the World. Which is crazy, because Eto’o isn’t really all that any more.
Even crazier? Anzhi Makhachkal is located in a politically unstable region of Russia and its players actually live in Moscow and fly to Makhachkal to play their matches (and presumably quickly fly home again). So basically, every match is an away match. Also, as The Wall Street Journal notes, “The only time Anzhi made mainstream headlines last year was when Roberto Carlos was racially abused at an away game in Samara.” I’m sure Eto’o will fit in just fine there…
(Via Sports Illustrated and The Wall Street Journal)
You know what’s really crazy? Trying to do Google Street View in the Amazon. But Google is doing it. The web giant is working with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation to pull off Street View Amazon and is working with indigenous people in the region to film the area. The Street View team is actually not using many streets to record the project, but is instead traveling by boat and bike.
500 Startups held their most recent Demo Day, unveiling 30 unique ideas trying to make it on the big bad Internet frontier. TechCrunch highlights a handful of them in video interviews. My personal favorite here: StoryTree, which looks like a great way to tell a story and record family histories.
Finally, today: There is one Republican candidate out there who is not crazy. His name is Jon Huntsman and, unfortunately, his chances of winning the nomination are basically zero. And/but, his daughters are hot.
(Via Twitter, the world’s finest news source.)
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