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Jewcy Zeitgeist: British Parliament Official to Step Down, Clinton Finds New Job, and Swayze Still Alive

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Britain’s speaker of the House of Commons will step down in June after an expenses scandal. He will be the first in his position to step down in 300 years. A shooting in … Read More

By / May 19, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Britain’s speaker of the House of Commons will step down in June after an expenses scandal. He will be the first in his position to step down in 300 years.
  • A shooting in a Harvard University dormitory has left one man dead. The victim was not a Harvard student and authorities are continuing the search for the assailant.
  • The UN has named former president Bill Clinton to be the special envoy to Haiti. His mission will be to help to create stability in the region after devastating floods.
  • Fox has decided to cancel the show "My Name is Earl," though the more important news may be that this information was confirmed via Twitter. [Editor's note: This is sad news for Scientology! Star Jason Lee and costar Ethan Suplee, the one who Tweeted the news of the cancellation, are both Scientologists. Hopefully Xenu can help them find work, although he hasn't been able to do much for Jenna Elfman.]
  • A new Palestinian government will be sworn in in the West Bank today.
  • Rumors have been flying that Patrick Swayze is dead, according to the oh-so-accurate Wikipedia. A representative for the actor has told People Magazine, however, that he is indeed still alive. The information listing his death on Wikipedia has since been removed. And yes, I’m getting this information from Twitter.