Wednesday, March 11, 2009
6532: You’ve Got Mail!
Connecting with craziness in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• AOL fired workers via email. On Monday, the ex-employees received an email inviting them to attend an important meeting with HR the next morning. Nice. Reports indicate AOL will shed 10 percent of its staff by the end of the month. “If there was a number, we wouldn’t know it,” said a former worker. “No one saw this coming.” Don’t mean to sound insensitive, but any AOL employee who didn’t see this coming must be legally blind.
• A new batch of 682 text messages between former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his lover was unleashed on Monday, as attorneys for Kilpatrick filed a $100 million lawsuit against mobile provider SkyTel for releasing the files. Hey, don’t shoot the text messenger.
• A statue of KFC icon Colonel Sanders was dragged from a Japanese river, where it had been dumped 24 years ago. Crazy baseball fans celebrating a victory had hurled the statue into the waters because they thought it resembled a team player. Not sure if the player should feel insulted about people thinking he resembled the Colonel—or if he should feel relieved he wasn’t present at the celebration.