I was pretty excited to open this week's New Yorker to find a pretty long profile of George Clooney: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/04/14/080414fa_fact_parker
It was ok, but not that revealing. Clooney is a nice guy, charming, and looks to be the social leader of whoever he's around. I learned that already when I watched Ocean's 11.
This profile is amazing: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/24/080324fa_fact_mcgrath
Apparently, the smartest guy in sports, and maybe the world, is former Philly Lenny Dykstra?!? Quirkiest (way he talks, stuff he buys, why he buys it etc.) guy ever. Plus, talks about how he went from drunkard to almost-hedge fund guy.
Read that story about the girl that got beaten, and the video got posted on youtube: http://www.local6.com/news/15858832/detail.html
This part is awesome:
"Families of the teens accused in the beating have received death threats from across the country after their addresses and phone numbers were posted on the Internet, inside a YouTube video.
The new YouTube video calls out for the public to take action, saying, "let your voices be heard."
The video then posts the girls' names, their phone numbers, addresses and other information."
This part is less awesome:
"Meanwhile, an innocent family was targeted by angry callers after their information was mistakenly posted online.
The couple said they got around 300 angry, abusive calls from all over the country Wednesday.
Watch Local 6 News for more on this story."
Local 6 reported that some of the families have spoken with deputies about the possibility of getting protection for their safety.
Good comics: Kick-Ass by Mark Millar and John Romita, and Brubaker's Captain America.