The Oscars: They happened. Michelle Obama announced best picture (which possibly compromised envelope secrecy), Jennifer Lawrence fell down, nobody in sequins likes torture, The Onion called 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis a cunt, and all the rest. Here's what we said about the whole thing live in the Slog-hole.

How Might Sequestration Hurt Washington State? Eli's got the info right here. Sequestration is seen by economists as "unavoidable" at this point.

Resigning Is So Hot for Catholic Leaders Right Now: The UK's most senior Roman Catholic cleric (and Stonewall's "Bigot of the Year" last year), Cardinal Keith O'Brien, steps down amid accusations of "inappropriate acts." From the Observer:

One of the complainants, it is understood, alleges that the cardinal developed an inappropriate relationship with him, resulting in a need for long-term psychological counselling.

Washington State's Charter School Commission: People are applying to sit on it.

Those Delicious Cheapo IKEA Meatballs? The next to fall in the horse-meat scandal. "Authorities are finding out that tracing the origins of the horse-meat scandal is a bit like playing Whac-A-Mole."

Listing Barge Loses Cars: In Tacoma.

Higher Education in Washington State: It's like an episode of Extreme Couponing with more argyle, reports the Seattle Times. "Some strategies come with trade-offs. Finishing a bachelor’s degree in fewer than four years means less time spent absorbing the rich intellectual environment of a college campus."

Switzerland's Only Bear: Killed by rangers.

South Korea's First Female President: Inaugurated today.

Worst Headlines of the Morning Come from New York: "NYC Man Arrested in Meat Cleaver Attack on Wife" and "NYC Policeman's Cannibal-Plot Trial Set to Start." JEEZ.

Damn you, Michael Bay, you can never take this away from us: