In which Courtney Love shows us her range of impressions, including “Crazy person impersonating Nancy Grace,” and “¿¿¿WTFF¿¿¿”
We can’t believe we have to explicitly sound this out for some of you dummies, but bragging about your expansive weed collection on YouTube isn’t going to lead to anything good. (Remember this guy? #TBT)
Ask William Bradley, a Connecticut man who was arrested Monday after police discovered his video channel of the myriad of drugs he was collecting.
The morning that Aol CEO Tim Armstrong announced the $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post, he stood beside a beaming Arianna Huffington in the company’s Broadway headquarters.
Watching from the back of the room, I remember Huffington proudly declaring that her sister, Agapi Stassinopoulos, whom she had brought with her, still used an Aol e-mail address.
The couple hundred assembled Aol workers, already disoriented by the surprise merger, greeted this with a tentative cheer that seemed to trail off into a question mark. Even employees found it hard to reconcile the company’s ambitions as a world-beating tech giant with the unfashionable reality of having Aol e-mail.
As a lifelong Hotmail user, smirking at the hipster apocalypse that was yesterday’s Gmail outage, I beg to differ.
The Fourth Estate
Last week 22-year-old Ohio resident Matthew Cordle confessed in a stunning YouTube video to killing 62-year-old veteran and photographer Vincent Canzani in a booze-fueled car accident back in June. Now, The Columbus Dispatch reports that a grand jury has officially indicted Mr. Cordle for aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony.
As Seen on TV
That was fast.
Less than half a day after copies of the New York Post shipped out across the city with their reluctant endorsement of her mayoral campaign on the cover, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is out with a new ad touting her support from the city’s three big daily papers.
Bill vs. Bill
With just over two weeks to go before they face off in the September 10 Republican primary, John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota have taken their battle to the air.
Mr. Catsimatidis, a billionaire who is self-financing his campaign, recently suggested that he would avoid dropping “nuclear bombs”–his word for attack ads–unless his GOP rival, Mr. Lhota, went negative first. But it seems Mr. Catsimatidis has decided to drop them anyway.
Bill Thompson, who has repeatedly called on mayoral rival Bill de Blasio to take down his “lying” television commercial, is officially taking his request to the airwaves.
In the first critical ad of the Democratic primary, Mr. Thompson again declares that Mr. de Blasio’s spot “lies” when it claims the public advocate is the “only” candidate who will “end a stop-and-frisk era that targets minorities.”
Crime and Punishment
“$15 to cross a bridge? What was Joe Lhota thinking?”
So asks an incredulous narrator in one of two new commercials launched by Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis.
In a first, the ads take direct jabs at Mr. Catsimatidis’s GOP rival Joe Lhota; one even displays “OUTRAGED” on the screen while hitting him for raising tolls as MTA chairman.
Rise of the Drones
You don’t get the feeling that when up-and-coming rapper Matthew Best was choosing the Rise filter for his pictures of illegally smuggled assault weapons, he fully intended on receiving anything more than a few faves. His social media trail assisted the New York Police Department yesterday in its biggest gun bust ever that led to the seizure of 250 firearms and 19 arrests.
It’s hard enough to orchestrate a glitch-free wedding–and now, it appears brides and grooms may have to worry about camera drones plowing into their domes prior to the big day, too.
A photographer at a wedding recently attached a camera to a quadcopter in order to capture some video of a bride and groom being Read More