Giffords was featured on WaPo front page the day before Tucson shooting
I stumbled upon this last week and thought I would share.
On Friday, January 7, one day before the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was one of three lawmakers gracing the front page of The Washington Post. Giffords was part of the reading of the Constitution a day earlier on the house floor.
Giffords recited the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
According to a video posted, the site crashed as news spread of the horrific shooting. The narrator of the video claims people were trying to capitalize off of the shooting by searching the domain, but the term “Tucson shooting” is obviously a common search term used for this news.
Strangely, people searching “Tucson shooting” to learn more about the tragedy found videos such as this one:
“I can still recall the kind of sensation I had when I was in a small river, and I was searching with my hands beneath a rock, and something hit my finger, and I noticed it was a fish. That’s something that I just can’t express in words. It’s such an unusual situation. I wish that children nowadays could have similar experiences, but it’s not very easy.”—From a great profile on Shigeru Miyamoto, ”the father of modern video games,” in The New Yorker Magazine, Dec. 20, 2010.
Rovio had been doing the rounds of the Hollywood movie studios in the hope that Angry Birds, which has been downloaded by iPhone and iPad users more than 6.5 million times, can be quickly turned into a film.
We wondered: Who will be cast as the voices for the Angry Birds? And the pigs?
Turns out, we weren’t the first to ask this. The Lap Top blog has some predictions, including Robert Downey Jr. and Christian Bale. What about Samuel L. Jackson?