Happy Friday, everyone. Bit of a short roundup this week because I am currently on a whirlwind NW book tour/vacation and am poaching some Wi-Fi. I mean… I’m nicely borrowing it for a few minutes. So let’s get right to it.
Writer and Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez died in his home in Mexico City. He was 87.
In other literature/journalism news, the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded this week. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt won the award for fiction, and a full list of the category winners can be found here.
We’re gonna need both a Tommy Lee Jones expression of disappointment and a Captain Picard facepalm for the following stories:
After a teenager earned herself some FBI attention by tweeting a bomb threat at American Airlines, dozens of other teenagers somehow decided this would be a good idea.
And then, US Airways accidentally tweeted a rather… um… interesting image in response to a customer. The following story does not have the image, but if you’re feeling brave, there is a link.
On a more serious note, on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the city paid tribute.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin hates the poors, apparently. Or, more diplomatically, she signed a ban on a minimum wage increase. Because that’s helpful.
And in Davidson, North Carolina, an Episcopal church has a statue that depicts Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a bench. The neighboring wealthy population appears… uncomfortable.
And finally, Saturn is having a baby moon, y’all. Break out the champagne for “Peggy.”
See you next time, unicorns.