Ten Things to Talk About This Weekend
1. Mike Tyson has switched to featherweight, focusing his energies on pigeon racing. The former champion is also a vegan—according to a New York Times Magazine article. He’s practically your average suburban dad.
2. The Harvard Business Review announced the demise of Twitter as “the next Big Thing.” HBR then tweeted a link to the story.
3. Shania Twain is “Still the One.” And she’s making a comeback—with her own reality television show, slated to premier in May.
4. Speaking of reality television, what do programs like Twain’s say about our nation’s understanding of reality? Plan your response and explain your views on this issue. Support your position with personal observations or knowledge of subjects such as history, literature, and science. Aren’t you sad you can’t take the SATs again?
5. What is it with all the restaurant by-day, club-by-night venues in Harvard Square? Fire and Ice is now the home of Club Revival, at least on Wednesday nights.
6. On a more serious notes, Republicans are making sweeping changes in the House. Recently, they’ve eliminated the compostable utensils in the dining halls. Guess green isn’t the new red-white-and-blue.
7. Come on, don’t cry—a study suggests that men are less sexually aroused when confronted with female tears. Keep reading FM for more love advice.
8. A fourth Starbucks will be opening in Harvard Square by the end of the semester. According to the Craigslist advertisement for baristas, this branch promises to be “innovative.”
9. As leaders around the world struggle over what to do in response to the crisis in Libya, journalists struggle over how to spell Colonel Qadafi’s name. ABC.com lists 112 varieties.
10. “Tomorrow is [Friday] /And [Saturday] comes after … wards”—and Rebecca Black continues to clog our newsfeeds.