Kentucky may have schooled Kansas on the basketball court on Monday night, but it’s the NCAA that needs to go back to spelling class. Unless, as Cosby Sweaters suggests
, next year’s Final Four really is in the small Lithuanian town of “Alanta.”
Meanwhile, Kentucky fans could stand to learn some etiquette. Their rioting on the streets of Lexington after Monday’s game
caused massive destruction and damage to property throughout the city. It also led to one person being shot and dozens of other left arrested or hospitalized.
Meanwhile, Rick Santorum is looking for a big splash in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary—it could be one of his last remaining opportunities to slow the momentum of party rival Mitt Romney
. (Although hasn’t the media portrayed all of the state primaries as one of his last chances to derail the Romney train?)
Burger King is the one looking to slow the pace of its fast-food rival, as the restaurant chain launches a similar menu
to that of the Golden Arches. To help draw attention to its latest offerings, Burger King signed the trifecta of Jay Leno, David Beckham, and Steven Tyler
Speaking of celebrities, did you hear that Ashton Kutcher is going to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic of the late Apple cofounder? Before you get your undies in a bunch, The Atlantic offers
a solid case for
Kutcher’s selection, starting with the argument that the two look alike.
We, on the other hand, are more interested in the fuller-figured, Bugles-loving Betty Francis—ex-wife of Don Draper—on “Mad Men.” If the new parody handle
on Twitter, @FatBettyFrancis
, is any clue, her character left a large impression on more than just the couch cushion.
Still, satirical Twitter handles are probably lost on many of the social network’s users, as a recent study
from AYTM notes that 42 percent of those in the Twitterverse rarely tweet from their own accounts. The research also showed that 75 percent of respondents followed fewer than 100 accounts.
The latest Newsweek
cover story speaks of a following not found on Twitter. Titled “Forget the Church, Follow Jesus,” the story from provocateur Andrew Sullivan takes aim at the church, insisting it’s in crisis. More than the story’s message—when hasn’t someone claimed Christianity is in crisis?—is the art accompanying the piece, which depicts Jesus in the middle of Times Square wearing what Gothamist
describes as an Urban Outfitters, hipster-ized version of the religious figure.
Speaking of saviors, some believe Pinterest might save the print industry? AgencySpy
explores this notion in an op-ed
from Kiran Aditham, with Advertising Age reporting
that magazines are “racing to capitalize” on the new social platform.
Geraldo Rivera is hoping he, too, can be saved. The mustached news correspondent took yet another shot at apologizing
to the family of Trayvon Martin for his now infamous “hoodie” comment.