Someday This Could Be Us: After 45 seasons, the Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup championship last night, defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game six. Following that formula, Seattle could etch the Metropolitans name back on the cup sometime around 2060.
Occupy Moscow: Thousands of anti-Putin protesters converged on central Moscow in defiance of both drenching rain and the Kremlin's efforts to intimidate leaders and crack down on protests.
So Long Google, Hello Facebook: At its World Wide Developer Conference yesterday, Apple took the wraps off iOS 6, the next iteration of its iPhone/iPad operating system. Gone will be Google's familiar mapping application, replaced with an Apple developed app. New to iOS 6 is close integration with Facebook. Hey, remember those good old days when Apple used to get into pissing matches with Microsoft?
The Initiative Process at Work for Tim Eyman: Initiative profiteer Tim Eyman has raised another $600,000 of out-of-state money for his latest tax-limiting initiative, this time from Big Alcohol and Big Soda, on top of the hundreds of thousands he's already raised from Big Oil. I'd call him a whore, but as has been pointed out, that comparison is disparaging to prostitutes.
Party Like It's 1991! The Great Recession has left the median American family with no more wealth than it had in the early 1990s, destroying 20 years of accumulated wealth. But the top 1 percent are still doing okay, so party on!
Frequent Flyer: Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn was a busy man yesterday, meeting with NBA commissioner David Stern in New York to beg for a team, and then heading to DC to meet with US Justice Department officials to beg for forgiveness on behalf of Seattle police.
A Dingo Ate My Baby! What do you know...? A dingo really did eat her baby, according to an Australian coroner, settling a 32-year case over a missing infant. Does this mean the phrase isn't funny anymore?