Published on February 18th, 2012 | by thetoolsman7
Rounds 2012 WK7
The sudden death of singer Whitney Houston at age 48 shocked fans and musicians all over the world. The outpouring of grief was immediate, with one common refrain: The world has lost one of its greatest singers.
Nearly all of the trends on Twitter worldwide were associated with the singer’s death. The first full hour after the news broke saw 2,481,652 tweets and retweets. It’s funny how you only trend when you’re in trouble or dead.
Actually, it’s not.
Houston is going to be buried next to her Father. The burial is slated to be performed today at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey. The funeral ceremony is a closed event, strictly by invitation. So far, Oprah Winfrey is the most notable celebrity to get an invitation among others like Mel Gibson, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, and of course Kevin Costner (No bodyguard duties required here though.)
Bobby Brown however… (fill the gaps) ..erm… not his teeth.
Singer and songwriter Jennifer Hudson rendered her all-time favourite “I will always love you” to teary-eyed fans at the Grammys on Sunday night.
*wait! Terdoh, whose favorite? Whitney or Jenny’s? Olodo!
Speaking of the Grammys; Adele, who bounced back from vocal cord hemorrhage surgery, dominated the scene with a larger-than-life performance (No pun intended, the woman has lost all the weight that would make this funny), and bagged 6 awards on Sunday night.
The 23-year-old British songstress was crying by the time she received the 6th award for the most prized album of the year Grammy.
Haters gonna hate…
That “21” album really is something. If heartbreak is what is required to make good music, I suggest we introduce Adele’s ex to Nicki Minaj.
Germany’s President Christian Wulff announced his resignation on Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to stand down.
The scandal involves alleged political favors and financial impropriety, and general stuff that the Nigerian government does on a regular basis.
Nothing funny there. Please move on.
Nope. Still nothing funny.
The ghost of Charlie Sheen is back on the Two and a Half Men warpath. Apparently, the former sitcom star has decided to lash out at his former co-star Chuck Lorre.
“I’m tired of pretending Ashton doesn’t suck. I’m tired of lying. I’m tired of pretending the show doesn’t suck. It’s nothing personal, I just feel bad for him. He’s saddled with such bad writing”
The actor went ahead to imply that Chuck Lorre has too much on his hands and so isn’t giving the show the best that he possibly can.
Personally, I think it’s just bad tiger blood. #winning
On the local scene:
President Goodluck Jo warns that he would no longer condone non-performance from the Nigerian police (talk of a very black pot calling a pot that wears black black!). The ‘non-performing’ Police arrested two suspected Boko Haram members: Abdullahi Gouto and Ayuba Kuchito in Niger state. (They haven’t escaped…yet)
The federal government issued a telephone number – 070022556972 – for corps (NYSC) members in distress. (Who owns this number? Chuck Norris? If not, guess they can have it back)
And ECOWAS voted Ivory Coast President Alassane Quattara as its new chairman.
In the Why-The-Fuck-Is-This-News section:
Award winning American-Canadian singer-songwriter Robin Thicke was arrested in Manhattan for marijuana possession on Friday. He is expected to receive a desk appearance ticket.
Now, I would understand if it made news if Alicia Keys was arrested for drug possession but Robin Thicke? Camman! That’s like saying Lil’ Wayne was caught with Codeine. Everyone knows he’s doing meth. I mean, just look at him:
“Let’s just take this shot right quick and go smoke that good weed”
In more why-the-fuck-is-this-news, fuck Tu-face’ proposal to Annie macauley(sp?), a nerd just took marriage proposal to a new level (literally). This is good news for we anti-kneeling down people.
A loved-up nerd has become an internet star after making possibly the geekiest proposal ever – in binary code.
Smitten geek Robert Hall used the computer code to propose to fiance Rachel Smith in a three-minute video while wearing a papier mache mask of a cartoon character.
In the clip, he proudly proposes to his girlfriend, in a somewhat unconventional way by asking:
The entire message, which took six attempts to record, simply translates as “Rachel, you are awesome! Will you marry me?”.
After uploading the video, he pasted it on her Facebook wall and after translating the code for her, 32-year-old Rachel promptly accepted his odd proposal.
This is the future. Thank you Robert Hall. You still don’t get it? Do the math and then, Go figure (lol).
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@Terdoh and @Sirkastiq …. OUT.