The Weekly Wire – May 1 – May 7, 2011
- Apparently, Liz Taylor, Michael Jackson, and Marlon Brando might have fled 9/11 to Ohio in a hire car. Michael and Marlon took turns driving.
- A Navy Seal dog helped snare Osama.
- Al Qaeda admits that bin Laden is dead, uses it to vow revenge saying something about blood and tears.
- The Washington Post has a story about how the CIA spied on bin Laden from a safe house for months.
- Sexually transmitted diseases go up in Alaska. The entire state has gone downhill since Northern Exposure went off the air.
- Pilots at Memphis airport have Muslim leaders taken off their plane.
- Sony says 10 million credit card accounts may have been compromised in Playstation hack, 10 million nerds have to tell their parents to cancel their credit cards.
- Those automatic faucets might not be as sanitary as you think. Bacteria bite back after hospital installs innovative faucets.
- ESPN’s Mark Schlabach puts Arkansas at No. 11 in his Way-Too-Early 2011 Top 25.
- There’s a new song from Ganglians.
- Katy Henricksen from The Rumpus has a rare interview with Bill Callahan.
- If you haven’t been lucky enough to hear the new My Morning Jacket album yet, here’s another song called “Victory Dance.”
- There’s a new clip and some sample tracks from the score of The Tree of Life, the newest film by one of my favorite directors, Terrence Malik.
- The long-awaited Lincoln from Steven Spielberg casts Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and others.
- Here’s a short teaser clip from Pearl Jam Twenty, a documentary of the band directed by Cameron Crowe.
- Splitsider has a preview of this summer’s comedy television. We can’t wait for new episodes of Louie and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- AMC is producing a television Western called Hell on Wheels. Looks good.
- 83-year-old Maya Angelou reads a poem about food. Summary: she likes meat a lot.