Shout out to Brian and Michael for giving me the heads up on news stories yesterday that are just hitting the mainstream media today.
Yesterday in his blog Brian posted a link to the eBay site where a man is trying to sell his ex-wife's wedding dress. There was a bit on the "Today" show this morning. They reported that bidding was up to $17,000 but a quick look at the bid site says $600,001 - obviously posted by a prankster. [You can't trust any of the numbers I'm quoting as bidding changes constantly. Now it's back down to $500,100 which appears to be a reputable bid.]
And yesterday morning Michael emailed me about the NYU student who has been sleeping in the library since October because he couldn't afford on campus housing - or off campus housing, for that matter. Story hit the news because NYU stumbled upon his online journal (blog?) which is now receiving so many hits that you probably can't even access it ("The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.")