Sad: Earlier this week some Australian radio DJs prank called the hospital Kate Middleton was staying at. They pretended to be the Queen, and got some information about Middleton's status. The nurse who took the call? Found dead.
Fiscal Cliff Is Such a Dumb Phrase: "With about three weeks left before the "fiscal cliff" deadline, the task of avoiding the steep tax hikes and spending cuts was down to talks between Republican House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama, according to Capitol Hill aides."
Danger! Danger!: An escalator malfunctioned at Bellevue Square mall. Four people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.