Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup: Shook Ones.

Share with us your tales of carnage:

1. In more serious news, the Libyan civil war isn’t nearly over yet. And even with Muammar al-Qaddafi close to be removed from power, Kurt Volker at Foreign Policy cautions against chalking this up as a victory for NATO. And The Guardian has a list of the chaotic final moments of other overthrown regimes. (Blackink)

2. An incredible series of photos from Libya. (Blackink)

3. In comparison to his more famous predecessor, Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes off as a real cowboy. Paul Waldman at TAP asks if “American can stomach the real thing”? Also, Perry believes creationism should be taught in schools and he apparently wants to continue his quixotic fight with the EPA. And Paul Krugman has more on the Texas unmiracle. (Blackink)

4. WSJ: “We are a nation of homeowners and home-speculators because of Uncle Sam.” (Blackink)

5. NPR remembers a time when there were actual mom and pop grocery stores threatened by a big chain, and the government stepped in to protect local markets. (Monica)

6. The Department of Agriculture has rejected New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the purchase of soda with food stamps. (Nicole)

7. Rice Krispies Treats cereal still exists. (Nicole)

8. Toxicology results show that no illegal drugs were found in Amy Winehouse’s system, according to her family. (Blackink)

9. Even as a pair of black scholars claim the panic over single black women is unfounded, Jada Pinkett reportedly goes back on the market. There’s nothing to believe in anymore. (Blackink)

10. And terrible news: University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history, has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. (Blackink)

And if you have any good news to share with the class, now would be a great time to do it.


Joel Anderson —blackink —  writes about sports, politics, crime, courts, and other issues far beyond his competence at BuzzFeed. He has worked at media outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Atlanta and contributed to a number of publications, including The Root and The American Prospect, among many others.
  • Wow. That Pat Summit news is terrible. She’s one of my favorite figures in sports.

    • blackink12

      A terrible day for sports fans. Pat is one of the greats, man.

  • Steve

    Sad, but I love her attitude about the whole thing… It’s just too bad. She really is one of the greatest figures in sports.