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