This Week in the Mercury


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Good Afternoon News!

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Confession: we completely blanked on Good Morning News today. But lucky for you, dear bloggers, that led to the creation of a one-of-a-kind belated update. Meet Good Afternoon News! Here goes.

Stubborn Gaddafi: Gaddafi spokesperson refuses Libyan rebels' demand to surrender, despite threats of an "all-out military assault" come Saturday.

AT&T Hits a Wall: The US Department of Justice sues to block the looming merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, dropping AT&T's ego and shares.

Fear Overrides Education: In response to last week's casino bombing in Mexico, 600 teachers are refusing to show up to school as they have been threatened with violence. Thus, 140 Mexican school are not opening for the new school year.

North Carolina Aims to Ban Gay Marriage, Again: While NC already passed a ban on gay marriage in 1994, it will be on the ballot as a constitutional amendment in 2012, just for safety's sake.

Steppin' Out: Another foot — the 13th in four years — washed up on Vancouver, BC's shores. Police remain baffled.

Jack White Takes on ICP: What the what? Jack White's Third Man Records is allegedly producing a new Insane Clown Posse single "Leck Mich Im Arsch", a blend of Mozart and your favorite ICP rhymes. Check out the promo video:




In Other Unusual Celebrity News: Snooki is now a vocal advocate against global warming. "We're all just sweating our balls off," she says in a call to action.

Rising Stars: Watch a time-lapse video of a star being born, thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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