Julie, was hiding under a rock with three friends while Breivik roamed the island, shooting people as they cowered, ran, or tried to swim for safety.
“We are in fear of our lives,” Julie texted.
Mother: “I understand. Stay hidden.”
As the wait for rescue dragged on, the text conversation seemed a preparation for the worst.
Julie: “I love you even if I still misbehave from time to time.”
Mother: “I know that my darling. We love you very much.”
From this harrowing news story. (And yes, Julie lived.)
Will most engaged couples have separate bachelor(ette) parties? Or one big party that the engaged couple attends together?
I’m thinking this might make an interesting “wedding trends” topic the New York Times Style section.
Thanks for asking, Anonymous*! There will, in fact, be a Project Runway live blog! We’ll be putting up the live blog post on Gawker.com at 8 pm EDT this Thursday, and all are welcome to join me in live-blogging the show in the comments section of that post! (The show starts at 9.)
“But Hippity,” I hear you ask, “What if I WANT to join the fun, but also swore off ever watching the show again at the end of last season — after the judges robbed Mondo of the victory and gave it to the evil, undeserving Gretchen?”
Well, that’s a good question, imaginary-question-asker! Because a lot of people did that, I’ve heard! And I’ll bet a lot of them are regretting it now — because, like me, they are Project Runway addicts. So if you made a rash “never watch Project Runway again” oath last fall and want to get out of it, here’s how to undo that oath:
1. Find a mirror, and stare directly into your own eyes.
2. Say Casanova’s name three times fast, like this: “Casanovacasanovacasanova!!” If you do it right, the intense and blunt-featured face of Carlos Casanova will appear briefly in the mirror in place of your own face, and wink at you.
3. After this disturbing event, you will be released from your oath! You will be allowed to watch Project Runway again, free of guilt!
(By the way, the same trick works if you’re one of those people who swore you’d never comment on Gawker again.)
So be sure to JOIN US! I have a feeling this could be the best PR-live-blogging season ever!
(*Not me, I swear!)
My daughter just said this to me:
“Once, when I was 4, I was in the car and we stopped at a red light. And I thought to myself: ‘I’m going to remember this moment for the rest of my life.’ And today, I still remember that moment!”
She’s 7, by the way.
“Amy Winehouse was blessed with a voice beyond her years, and cursed with addictions that cost her life.”
— Edward Wyckoff Williams, “Winehouse tragedy is a teachable moment for R&B fans”)
Here’s a “teachable moment” for journalists: Don’t assume you know the cause of somebody’s death when it hadn’t been officially determined. At this point, we don’t know whether “addictions … cost her life” or if she died from some other cause. Like a heart defect. Or maybe she choked on a sandwich.
And even if we think she choked on a sandwich, she may not have choked on a sandwich.
These three incidents all took place within the past 48 hours:
- Norway shooter traumatizes nation, up to 98 dead: SUNDVOLLEN, Norway — Norwegian police searched for more victims and a possible second gunman on Saturday after a suspected right-wing zealot killed up to 98 people in a shooting spree and bomb attack. …
- Multiple people shot to death at Texas roller rink: GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six people were shot to death and four others wounded Saturday at a roller rink in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie. The shooting at Forum Roller World took place just after 7 p.m. when an argument during a party got out of hand and someone pulled a weapon and opened fire. …
- 10 wounded as gunfire erupts at Kent car show: Kent, Wash — A fight at a crowded Kent car show escalated Saturday afternoon, leaving 10 people shot as cars sped away from the scene and frightened spectators ducked into the safety of nearby businesses. …
How many more of these incidents have to happen, I wonder, before the world wakes up to the fact that we have a major gun-violence problem on our hands?