Best. Headline. Ever?
One Reddit user and a ton of other folks on the “Funny” subreddit seem to think so. We won’t make such a bold claim, but we’ll nonetheless give a big tip of the hat to the metro team (particularly Joe Serna) for the keen pun use.
Home! Or close enough.
Santa Cruz boardwalk
Clowns, superheroes disrupt Seattle “May Day” march: This year’s labor and immigration march in Seattle was relatively peaceful compared to last year’s violent riot between anarchists, local businesses and the police. KPLU reports Wednesday’s march was “relatively peaceful” according to police, with the exception of a “brief disturbance” between people dressed as superheroes and people dressed as clowns. [More from KPLU]
Iron Manatee: I drew a thing. Did it make you happy? Would you like to make me happy too? Please donate to my wife’s MS Walk for the Cure! http://tinyurl.com/brwjrcf
Nature needs to make smaller food.
Twenty-two years ago tonight, Nirvana debuted an in-progress song called “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at the OK Hotel in Seattle. “I was trying to write the ultimate pop song,” Kurt Cobain told us in 1993. Click through to watch the gritty first performance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
Maureen is one of my favorite profs at Georgetown. She’s top value. :)
As they get ready to announce the Pulitzers for this year, over at The Atlantic Wire our beloved book critic Maureen Corrigan reflects on the upheaval over last year’s awards. She was one of the jurors for the 2012 fiction prize along with the novelist Michael Cunningham and editor Susan Larson. They passed on their recommendations to the Pulitzer board which has final say and we as shocked as the rest of us when it was announced there would be no prize awarded that year for fiction.
Corrigan told me, “It was a terrible day last year. I think my fellow judges and I are cautiously optimistic that the board will complete its job this year; otherwise we probably all wish the Pulitzer anniversary speeds by as quickly and painlessly as possible. It’s so crucial that extraordinary writing be recognized and brought to the attention of a wider audience and prizes like the Pulitzer can do that.”
There were a couple of high points to hang onto, though. As much as she still feels disappointed about the failure to choose a winner, the reading experience itself was wonderful, Corrigan explained, the sort of thing she’d yearned for in grad school, “like being in the most intense and tiniest book club,” she said. “We did clash and argue, but God, we took it seriously. That’s the part that really made me angry: We heard when everyone else did that there would be no prize, and that there would be no explanation. I think if you don’t give out the prize, you have to give a reason.”
Shortstack, you know who doesn’t doggy-paddle? Tigres. Fuerza tigres. Rawr.
Claw marks on a 100-million-year-old riverbed in China reveal how some dinosaurs doggy-paddled over long distances, scientists say. “What we have are scratches left by the tips of a two-legged dinosaur’s feet,” study researcher Scott Persons, of the University of Alberta, said in a statement. “The dinosaur’s claw marks show it was swimming along in this river and just its tippy toes were touching bottom.”
We’re feeling a little bit better about our swimming abilities right now.