Welcome to another exciting chapter of Headlines Du Jour. Virginia and West Virginia figure prominently today. Each headline was picked at the moment of perfection, for your reading pleasure.
VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS!!!
DEREGULATION?!?!? YOU’RE DRINKING IT!!!
ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, ‘MERKA’S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:
SEPARATING THE REDS FROM THE BLUES:
SO GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST-RELIGIOUS SOCIETY:
BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Chicago Catholic archdiocese
releases documents detailing
cover-up of abuse
Settlement between archdiocese and
victims reveals decades of evasion and
bungled action by church officials
VIDEO DU JOUR
From the WikiWackyWoo:
Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona.
Nomi was known for his bizarrely visionary theatrical live performances, heavy make-up, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo which flaunted a receding hairline. His songs were equally unusual, ranging from synthesizer-laden interpretations of classical music opera to covers of 1960s pop standards like Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” and Lou Christie’s “Lightnin’ Strikes”. He is remembered in the US as one of David Bowie’s backup singers for a 1979 performance on Saturday Night Live.
Nomi died in 1983 at the age of 39 as a result of complications from AIDS.