Signs of Hope and Gloom: Tweet theft, new heft, new judges, old mortgages, and OK Go with puppies!
The nation’s fourth-largest home lender halts evictions of homeowners in 23 states this week. Seems like someone forgot to actually read the paperwork!
In a related story, no one on the face of the earth has ever read an entire software licensing agreement before initialing. Ethicists and theologians speculate if engaging in the forced practice of initialing is actually immoral. Particularly when people would have read the whole document if they hadn’t been so busy at the time.
The tenth season of The Biggest Loser premiered this week (Sept. 21st). Fans of The Biggest Loser start their yearly cycle. The season premier of the show makes us feel thin, the season finale makes us feel fat!
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are the new “American Idol” judges. Fearing a drop in ratings, show producers are contemplating a change in last year’s format. Rumors are circulating that the judges will be forced to pick finalists based on their singing ability.
An unnamed source commented “it’s going to be rather difficult to find more than two or three people who can sing well. It’s just been so long since we’ve actually done that.”
A 17-year-old Australian schoolboy finds flaw in Twitter. Amy Coopes (AFP) reports that Pearce Delphin “admitted exposing a security flaw which was then pounced upon by hackers, affecting thousands of users and causing havoc on the microblogging site for about five hours.” Seems this little glitch helped hackers take over the White House press secretary’s feed.
In a similar story, @fairlyspiritual just tweeted he ate an egg salad sandwich from Starbucks. This was not a hackers prank, just a said truth.
OK Go White Knuckles video unites the world. A catchy song and cute dogs. Rumor has it a cat version is in the works.
Doug Bursch is a writer and speaker. He also pastors Evergreen Foursquare Church in Auburn, Washington.