NMR Weekend News Roundup

I’m working overtime here on the weekend to wrap up some of the top news stories you may missed this week. And guess what? #stillunappreciated

#Trayvon Martin

A tragedy. Apparently, you can chase people around and end up murdering them because they look ‘suspicious’ in Florida and not be arrested. In case you didn’t know, the dictionary definition of ‘suspicious’ has officially reverted back to “hoodie-wearing black person that looks like he listens to rap” from yesteryear’s  “turban-wearing Shikh that looks like he could be a member of Al-Qaeda.” Martin’s parents have an online petition succinctly titled “Prosecute the killer of our son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin,” which is nearing the 2 million signature mark at the time of this writing.

 

Etch-a-Sketch Romney

Mitt Romney’s GOP primary opponents were given extra ammunition this week when one of Romney’s top advisors said the general election for Romney was, “like an Etch-a-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.” Santorum and Gingrich were thrilled with the slip-up because Romney being an out-of-touch millionaire who believes in magical underwear just wasn’t enough.

 

 Encyclopaedia Britannica

It’s over. After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica (EB) is shutting down the print edition of its classic encyclopaedias. Gone are the days when you could pay over 1300 dollars for 32 volumes of general knowledge. Now, kids will have to settle for whatever they find on the Internet and Wikipedia for free. Also gone are the days where kids would look up ‘sex’ in EB for shits and giggles – now they can just Google it. Don’t worry, parents, they won’t find much.

 

Kim Kardashian Flour-Bombed and The Hunger Games

Kim Kardashian was flour-bombed at a red carpet event this week by a PETA activist. Wait, isn’t PETA against animal abuse?

The Hunger Games won the box office weekend with a $155 million opening. Great, yet another thing you can’t criticize on the Internet in addition to Twilight, Justin Bieber and Harry Potter.

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