Sometimes we like to imagine what life would be like if everything had turned out differently—if everything we’d wished for this week had actually come true. We like to imagine, for instance, that we’d be in line for the new iPhone 5 and that it would be so shiny and magical that it wouldn’t matter that we still get no reception anywhere in Manhattan where you’d actually need to make a phone call. We like to imagine that Chris Christie is running for President because we like outsized… personalities. (We’ve sprained all of our extraocular muscles rolling our eyes at Michelle Bachmann but she seems to have more staying power than Mitt Romney’s hair gel.) We like to imagine Derek Jeter hammering some of Justin Verlander’s 100 mph fastballs into the nosebleed seats at Comerica Park. We like to imagine that Girl Scout Council employees are paragons of public service and would never, ever embezzle $310,000 of organizational cookie money for cosmetic laser procedures and cruises.
But, alas, none of it’s true.
Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, knows how to put on a pair of heels. How did we learn this fascinating tidbit about the spouse of the Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican Presidential candidate? We found it on Facebook courtesy of Bachmann’s daughter.
Bachmann’s staff clearly has some lessons left to learn about the internet. This apparent lack Read More
The riots in London seem finally to have subsided, but strange things are afoot stateside this week, so much so that we’re starting to wonder if Mercury, which went retrograde Aug. 3, is currently doing to the entire planet what it once did so publicly to Jeremy Piven. (Also, when does the statute of limitations Read More
It only took the removal of an errant letter A for a private committee of “about a half-dozen largely unknown people” (as The New York Times described them) to put the “poor” back in Standard & Poor’s on Friday, sending the market spiraling downward into the increasingly all-too-familiar abyss—which we’re trying to think of Read More
The New Yorker’s profile of presidential contender Michelle Bachmann has no shortage of choice revelations. She sometimes lies about her biography, we learn. She helped found a charter school in Minnesota that flouted the separation of church and state. She calls her private plane the “Barbie jet.”
However, what really caught The Observer‘s Read More