Bringing the lulz…
Captain Ray Lewis (Ret.) of the Philadelphia police has joined Occupy Wall Street. More of this please.
His sign is perfect: “NYPD: Don’t Be Wall St. Mercenaries!”
Homemade Valentine’s gifts
Here are some ideas for homemade Valentine’s gifts for many of the people you want to remember this February 14th.
Little Known Fact of the Day: On that fateful June 17th afternoon, many years ago, it was actually supposed to be Bob Costas who was driving the infamous “White Bronco” that would attempt to take OJ to Mexico. Al Cowlings had to fill in for Bob at the last minute, when the diminutive broadcaster realized he could not find his booster seat, making it impossible for him to see over the steering wheel of the large SUV.
The rapper Drake has, if you go by one of his song’s lyrics, a short list of interests. The first is money. The second is the city of Toronto. In the world of hip-hop, it’s not outlandish to identify the acquisition of wealth as a motivator, nor is it particularly odd to claim mythical status in one’s hometown. At the ripe old age of 25, Drake estimates his worth to be about $25 million.
But “I run Toronto”? That part is different.
The fact that we can’t just open our window and note the number of times per hour “Marvin’s Room” leaks out of a passing car on Yonge Street makes us yearn to know: does the population of Toronto support its baby-faced star as much as he says it does? Or is Drake using his city’s relatively remote and exotic status, by hip-hop standards, to bluff some street cred? We called The New Yorker fact checker Carolyn Kormann and asked her how she would verify such an assertion if it were made by anyone in a piece published by that magazine. — Frannie Kelley