Trending This Week: 09/10–09/14
A roundup of what everyone’s talking about online.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: September 14th, 2012
BUSTED BY THE MAN
The website of our favorite non-existent presidential candidate, Matt Romney, was shut down by the Department of Homeland Security for some unknown reason. As we reported last week, Matt Romney is a fictitious political candidate who exists only on Facebook, Twitter, and, up till Thursday, the internet.
But the website was shut down on Thursday and this notice appeared in its place. Matt Romney posted this message on his Facebook page on Thursday, announcing the news:
“wow brock and the cia have rly outdone themselfs. my web site. wasnt even launched yet. r.i.p freeedom 1776-2012 :"(“
BUSTED, ALSO ARRESTED
Sally Struthers became a star in the 1970s playing Gloria Stivic (nee Bunker) on the sitcom All In The Family. She then went on to be that lady who tried to guilt us all into giving to African famine relief on those annoying TV commercials. Now she’s back in the news for something usually reserved for A-listers like Amanda Bynes. Struthers was arrested in Maine this week and charged with drunk driving. A representative for the actress denies the charges. A court date is set for December, which might give us enough time to wipe the memory of this mugshot from our memories (right).
HEY JUDE, EXPLAINED
Apropos of nothing, we came across this flow chart on the internet this week that helpfully lays out the lyrics to "Hey Jude" in an extremely logical fashion.
SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT, NEW INK
Lady Gaga shaved the back of her head and got a tattoo on the back of her neck. This is news because Lady Gaga seldom does things that are outrageous and solely for the purpose of self-promotion. Also, she’s selling a perfume called Fame, which we’re told smells “like victory,” or perhaps like “teen spirit.” Actually, Lady Gaga is on record saying she likes "smelling like a slut," so maybe her perfume smells like whatever that is.
JOIN AMANDA’S BAND. FOR FREE.
A firestorm has erupted online over singer/songwriter/wife of Neil Gaiman/Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer’s call for musicians to join her upcoming tour—on a volunteer basis. This smacks of hypocrisy to some, since Palmer was recently the recipient of a much-publicized $1 million in Kickstarter funds, which were meant to help fund her recent album and accompanying tour. Steve Albini called her an “idiot,” and Palmer herself posted a response on her website.