Some news for Friday:
1)Bush set a target date of 2025 to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses.
2025? I imagine the conversation in Bush's head going something like, "What would be a good date? 2100? No, that might anger too many hippies. But 2010 would anger all my friends. Wait, if I say 2025 than most of my friends will have retired and they won't be too mad at me. Wow, I'm good at this. I could go for a cheeseburger right now."
In response to the 2025 date and Bush's strategy, Germany's environment minister actually said, "Losership instead of leadership."
2) The United Nations program is distributing 80,000 tons of food to Haiti (predominantly to children and pregnant or nursing mothers).
3) While in the US, the Pope met with 5-6 young adults who had suffered sexual abuse at the (gross, gross,) hands of the clergy. That's a start...
4) The Kids in the Hall have reunited for a live comedy tour, coming this weekend to NYC.
5) The Murakami show at the Brooklyn Museum is open. I hope to go in the next few weeks:
6) Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess resigned on Wednesday as state prosecuters filed 35 felony charges against him. Most notably, for the sex slave ring he organized involving female inmates.
7) Have you seen the article in Slate by Robert Pinksy? He responds to "frequently asked questions" by non-poets "about the business of verse.": http://www.slate.com/id/2189318/
8) I don't believe in being fashionably late. People who are late miss out. Suckers. So don't forget to go to the poetry reading at East Coast Aliens tonight. 8pm. Awesome readers like Brenda Iijima, Andrea Baker, etc etc. I'm going to get there early with SB, drink, and watch the devoted fans and stragglers get their hoodies rocked off. Please say hi, I'll be the shy one hiding behind my cup of wine on the bleachers.