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CNN’s top story is a non-story

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

I know CNN wants the world to know about the $1.25 million it raised for charity by selling a Hummer. But why is this story the top story on their Web site STILL?

I saw it there probably this time yesterday afternoon. I saw it there last night. It’s still there now.

I can’t figure out why it’s still the most important story. It never really was. I thought it was my cache or something acting up, but no, the other stories are definitely different. It seems they have this one as a sticky or something at top. Is it just for the PR? I don’t know. But it’s weird.

UPDATE: As of 11:48 p.m., CNN has a different top story. But guess what, the first word on that story is also CNN, as in CNN debunks false report about Obama. (And the CNN Hummer story is still in the top stories list.) Yeah. Slow news day?

QOTD: Success is not final…

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
— Winston Churchill

Superbowl contenders could be super fun

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

I don’t even like football, but you do have to admit it’ll be cool to be situated in between (aka: in the fan coverage area of both) the two Superbowl contenders this year. Lafayette is a bit closer to Indianapolis, but definitely still close enough to Chicago to pick up a significant number of fans.

Maybe it’s only cool because I’m used to being in the shadow of the Browns, who are usually pretty bad and even if they weren’t their colors are ugly — I mean brown & orange are both ugly alone, together the combination is hideous. I’m just sayin’. — so I wouldn’t be able to support them. Yes, I judge sports teams by superficial things like their colors and logo. I know nothing about sports, what else would I be qualified to judge them on? I am after all the girl who went an entire semester making her football picks for the newspaper based entirely on which school or team had the best Web site. (The sad part is I didn’t end up with the worst record.)

I’m kind of inclined to root for the Bears, but ONLY because of the Obama video I linked to a few weeks back. (Which isn’t nearly as cute given his and Clinton’s recent announcements. I’m behind them both. I say run together. A black man and a woman as a major party ticket would shatter plenty of glass ceiling even if they didn’t win. Plus, it would open it up for Oprah’s bid in 2012. lol.)