Actual news, things on Twitter, and a New Year’s Eve song
It’s late. You’re up. Welcome to what is technically the last one eleven of 2011, although we’ll save the end-of-year stuff for tomorrow’s edition. In the meantime, come on in and catch up on some interesting news stories!
Murder charges: Two Maryland doctors have been charged with murder after authorities found 35 fetuses being kept in a freezer in their clinic. The murder charges stem from botched abortions.
Don’t ask, don’t tell: To keep crime down, the NYPD allegedly tries to convince victims not to file police reports. Sadly, this is not all that unusual a tactic: The Baltimore Police Department was caught doing the same thing with rape victims in 2010, and other cities have been accused of using this method as well.
The subway is weird: Gothamist has the top ten viral subway videos of 2011. Some are funny, some are horrifying, but all confirm one basic fact: the subway is a bizarre place.
Me, if I were a burglar: Some guy broke into a Coney Island candy store and stole some money, but also lots of candy.
Trending on Twitter right now
Here are some trending Twitter topics, plus the first tweet I saw when I clicked on the hashtags.
First tweet: @ERIC_CARTMAN – #HowCome I learned cursive and I will never use it. EVER.
First tweet: @LKRGirl – #ThingsThatEveryoneWants Lebron James to never win an NBA championship
Happy New Years Eve
First tweet: @DeyCallMe_Rell - Happy New Years EVE ErryBody Hope Yall Have A Safe New Year and somemore have it up and dont let No one ever tell u how to do u..=) #Salute
For fun, I also looked up some of the other Ivies on Twitter to see what people are saying. Here’s the first tweet (or the first interesting tweet) I found for four other Ivies.
First tweet: @FreddyAmazin – Fact: More people would rather go to Hogwarts than Harvard.
First tweet: @SoDopeBoiiFresh – If Twitter hada been a subject in school I’d be on my way to Harvard or Yale right now
University of Pennsylvania
First tweet: @TheGreatMikeW – I’ve repeated this ad nauseam, but my essays for UPenn… #LEGENDARY. Ivy League whattttup!
First tweet: @HermannM - has never been kissed on the golf course at @Dartmouth College by a member of Delta Sigma Theta. And trust me, I tried. #neverbeenkissed
…And, a funny video
Not so much funny, but kind of cute and seasonally appropriate.
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