Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week In Review - January 28, 2012

This week Google told us more about how they use our online search data to market directly to us. Find out what age and gender Google thinks you are. Regardless of your demographics, at one point or another you've probably disliked Newt Gingrich, just like the entire Republican party used to, as evidenced by these 1998 front-page headlines. Really, no one likes Newt except for his sugar daddy, who recently provided Newt with a second $5M cash injection, intended to help him secure the 50 critical delegates at stake in Tuesday's Florida primary.

Newt made tons of noise about Mitt Romney's surprisingly low tax rate, but based on his slide in the polls this week, Gingrich's own five year-old "ghetto" insult to Latinos may be registering stronger with voters. Meanwhile, the President is sitting back and enjoying the slugfest, wondering as The Smiths did musically back in the eighties, What Difference Does It Make?

It wasn't all politics in Florida. Disney created its own buzz (pun intended), updating their company policy to allow theme park workers to sport beards and mustaches. Free at last, free at last, good God almighty, we're free at last.

Across the continent in L.A., the Academy Award nominees were announced. Among them was Gary Oldman, who was recognized for his performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. As you'll see in my review of the film, I couldn't agree more with the nomination. We'll have to wait a few weeks to see who wins the Oscars, but we already know who won the much-anticipated Roger-Rafa rematch in the Australian Open semi-finals. Rafa won, and so did tennis in general, as both athletes displayed the grace and class we've come to expect.

As always, thanks for reading!

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