Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crazy Tuesday News Digest

Whoa there, Tuesday!

Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion.
Will we have to open our C drives to skype?

The Chinese government has declared war on... jasmine. You heard right. Because revolutionaries in Tunisia used the fragrant flower as a symbol, the reliably heavy handed, paternalistic, capriciously and none too brightly authoritarian Chinese authorities are now bent on discrediting a flower, which is as far as I can tell, a huge part of their culture (all that fragrant tea!).  It's like that souvenir royal wedding commemmorative dish set made in China that had the wrong prince on it (millions of them): embarrassingly clueless.

 • The Governator and Maria Shriver are calling it quits. NOOOOOO!
Actually, who cares?
He is also going back to the movies, which is too meta for me to understand. 

Newt Gingrich is running for president. This guarantees an awful circus I don't really want to know about.

• Today is Mexican Mother's Day, which is mostly characterized by hellish lunchtime gridlock in Mexico City.  Felíz Día de las Madres, madres, Mexican and otherwise.

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