WBEZ | tiger woods http://www.wbez.org/tags/tiger-woods Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Burger King twit-hacked; Wendy's: 'We have an alibi' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/burger-king-twit-hacked-wendys-we-have-alibi-105596 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20shot%202013-02-19%20at%2012.17.55%20AM.png" style="float: right; height: 56px; width: 294px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" title="" /><strong>WENDY&#39;S: &#39;WE HAVE AN ALIBI.&#39;&nbsp;</strong>That was&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/02/18/burger-kings-twitter-account-hacked/" target="_blank">just one rival&#39;s response</a>&nbsp;to the hacking of Burger King&#39;s Twitter account, beginning with a fake tweet that read&nbsp;&quot;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-burger-king-twitter-hack-0219-20130218,0,477071.story" target="_blank">We just got sold to McDonalds!</a>&quot;<br />* Bogus tweets deleted by day&#39;s end, followed by &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/BurgerKing/status/303700327037816832" target="_blank">Interesting day here at BURGER KING ...</a>&quot;<br />* No prank:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-officemax-office-depot-said-to-be-close-to-merger-20130218,0,7359927.story" target="_blank">OfficeMax, Office Depot could merge</a>.</p><p><strong>&#39;I&#39;VE HEARD ALL KINDS OF CRITICS SAYING THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS IS WHINING ABOUT A GOLF GAME AND VIOLATING THE PRESIDENT&#39;S PRIVACY.&#39;&nbsp;</strong>But the president of the White House Correspondents Association says &quot;nothing could be further from the truth&quot; in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/02/ed-henry-this-isnt-about-a-golf-game-157258.html" target="_blank">complaints over reporters&#39; lack of access to the president during his golf outing with Tiger Woods</a>.<br />* Indication the president&nbsp;<a href="http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/18/17004589-obamas-secret-round-with-tiger-woods-prompts-press-complaint?lite" target="_blank">just doesn&#39;t care so much about his image</a>&nbsp;in this second term?<br />* Big tobacco and anti-cancer activists agree:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/18/big-tobacco-and-anti-cancer-activists-agree-health-provision-goes-too-far/" target="_blank">One part of Obama&#39;s Affordable Health Care Act is not a good idea</a>.</p><p><img alt="Marco Rubio's rebuttal speech" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20shot%202013-02-13%20at%205.56.47%20AM.png" style="height: 202px; width: 300px; float: right;" title="Marco Rubio's fateful sip of water" /><strong>BOTTLED LIGHTNING.&nbsp;</strong>Sen. Marco Rubio&#39;s capitalizing bigtime on <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/marco-rubio-state-union-response-drink-gifs/62084/"><strong>that awkward water break</strong></a> during his State of the Union response last week. <em>Slate</em> reports <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/02/18/marco_rubio_water_bottles_reclaim_america_pac_raises_100_000.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content" target="_blank">his political action committee has raised $100,000</a> by selling Rubio-branded water bottles.<br />* Hillary Clinton now available to speak at your next birthday party or bar mitzvah -- for &quot;<a href="http://www.politico.com/playbook/0213/playbook10052.html?hp=l6" target="_blank">fees well into the six figures</a>.&quot;<br />* <em>Chicago</em> magazine&#39;s Carol Felsenthal: Late jockeying could tilt race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/February-2013/Could-Alderman-Beale-Be-the-Last-Man-Standing-in-the-2nd-District-Race/" target="_blank">toward Ald. Anthony Beale</a>.<br />* <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18316806-761/halvorson-blasts-nyc-mayor-bloomberg-says-hes-trying-to-buy-this-district.html" target="_blank">Halvorsen accuses NYC Mayor Bloomberg</a> of trying to buy race.</p><p><strong>SURE, NOW.</strong> NASA and other organizations are <a href="http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/22083-nasa-scrambles-for-better-asteroid-detection" target="_blank">scrambling for better ways to detect incoming space-borne objects</a>&nbsp;like the meteorite that hit Russia last week -- reportedly <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/18/4003224/russian-meteor-was-biggest-in-100-years" target="_blank">the biggest to enter Earth&#39;s atmosphere in more than 100 years</a>.<br />* <em>Wall Street Journal:&nbsp;</em>Fireball unleashed <a href="http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323764804578312264130040432.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories&amp;mg=reno64-wsj" target="_blank">more than 30 times Hiroshima atomic bomb&#39;s energy</a>.</p><p><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="225" longdesc="&quot;Cabin in the Woods&quot;: The elevator scene" name="&quot;Cabin in the Woods&quot;" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aOAmRxvPXLE?rel=0" width="300"></iframe></p><div><strong>IF YOU LOVED &#39;BUFFY,&#39; &#39;AVENGERS,&#39; &#39;FIREFLY&#39; ...&nbsp;</strong> Then be excited. Be very excited. <a href="http://tvline.com/2013/02/18/shield-tv-series-spoilers-joss-whedon-maria-hill/" target="_blank">Joss Whedon is bringing Marvel Comics&#39; super-spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. to television</a>.<br />* Whedon previously explored <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOAmRxvPXLE">high-tech government agency milieu with &quot;<strong>Cabin in the Woods</strong>.&quot;</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ON THE BRINK OF HISTORY.</strong> <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1533518-red-hot-chicago-blackhawks-on-the-brink-of-history-after-lasted-win-vs-kings" target="_blank">The Blackhawks could make the NHL record books tonight</a>.<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nfl-player-accused-having-gun-ny-airport" target="_blank">NFL player arrested</a>&nbsp;on charges of carrying a handgun in luggage at NYC airport.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>HOW ARE <em>YOU</em> WIRED?</strong><br />* <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324432004578304250252788528.html" target="_blank">To hate exercise</a>?<br />* <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/psychopaths-attachment-sex_b_2679411.html" target="_blank">To engage in sex with psychopaths</a>?</div><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* Looking for the most recent WBEZ Meyerson News Quiz? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.<br />* And if you missed the on-air quiz experience during yesterday&#39;s &quot;Morning Shift&quot; on WBEZ, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/morningshiftwbez/130218-morning-shift-seg-e" target="_blank">here it is</a>. (Quiz fun begins around 2:55 in.)</em></p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/burger-king-twit-hacked-wendys-we-have-alibi-105596 Campaign surprise in race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/campaign-surprise-race-replace-jesse-jackson-jr-105577 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Congress.jpg" style="float: right; height: 139px; width: 300px;" title="House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol -- Washington (DC) January 2013 by Ron Cogswell, on Flickr" /><strong>&#39;NINE DAYS LEFT? WHY WOULD YOU GET OUT?&#39;&nbsp;</strong>One of the candidates in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress questions why&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18295433-761/opponents-raise-questions-after-hutchinson-bows-out-backs-kelly-in-2nd-district-race.html" target="_blank">a rival has suddenly dropp</a><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18295433-761/opponents-raise-questions-after-hutchinson-bows-out-backs-kelly-in-2nd-district-race.html" target="_blank">ed out</a>&nbsp;and tossed her support to yet another candidate.<br />* Gov. Quinn on NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg&#39;s financial interest in the election: &quot;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18294363-761/quinn-dont-allow-anyone-with-huge-amounts-of-money-to-dictate-race.html" target="_blank">We should not allow anyone </a><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18294363-761/quinn-dont-allow-anyone-with-huge-amounts-of-money-to-dictate-race.html" target="_blank">with huge amounts of money to dictate the terms of the political debate</a>.&quot;</p><div><strong>&#39;THERE&rsquo;S PLENTY OF ROOM UNDER THE SECOND AMENDMENT FOR GUN CONTROL.&#39; </strong>A&nbsp;UCLA law prof says the Constitution provides <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/17/the-second-amendment-is-all-for-gun-control.html?account=thedailybeast&amp;medium=twitter" target="_blank">a roadmap to gun regulation</a>.</div><div>* &quot;The argument that armed civilians are just as capable as law enforcement at stopping crime is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/walker-bragman/nra-guns-fear_b_2703118.html" target="_blank">essentially the same as saying &#39;police don&#39;t need training</a>.&#39;&quot; -- <em>Huffington Pos</em>t&#39;s Walker Bragman.</div><div>* At least <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18298218-761/two-chicago-high-school-students-slain-in-separate-shootings.html" target="_blank">two Chicago high school students gunned down</a> Saturday and Sunday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>METEORITE HUNT.&nbsp;</strong>The search is under way for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21494963" target="_blank">more fragments of the meteorite blamed for 1,200 injuries and millions of dollars in damage in Russia</a>.<br />* Why one of the world&#39;s only full-time meteorite hunters&nbsp;<a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130215-meteorite-hunter-russian-moon-interstellar-rocks-space-meteor-asteroid/" target="_blank">probably isn&#39;t going</a>.<br />* Astronaut on Reddit: &quot;To think of that&nbsp;<a href="http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/02/18/iss-astronaut-chris-hadfields-reddit-ama-is-out-of-this-world/" target="_blank">hypersonic dumb lump of rock randomly hurtling into us</a>&nbsp;... sent a shiver up my back.&quot;<br />*&nbsp;<em>Borowitz Report</em>&nbsp;satire: &quot;<a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/02/house-science-committee-questions-existence-of-meteors.html?mobify=0" target="_blank">House Science Committee Questions Existence of Meteors</a>.&quot;</div><div><p><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WkmPDOq2WfA" width="300"></iframe></p><p><strong>COOL VIDEO OF THE DAY.&nbsp;</strong>&quot;Mathemusician&quot; <strong>Vi Hart</strong>&nbsp;uses&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671873/watch-space-time-explained-with-a-music-box-and-m-bius-strip" target="_blank">a music box and a Möbius strip to explain space-time theory</a>.<br />* How would&nbsp;<a href="http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/searle20130217" target="_blank">discovery of life on another planet affect traditional religion</a>?</p><p><strong>OBAMA + TIGER WOODS.</strong>&nbsp;They golfed this weekend, but&nbsp;<a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/17/high-profile-but-out-of-sight-obamas-golf-outing-with-tiger-woods/" target="_blank">out of the public eye</a>.<br />* White House reporters complain about&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/17/the-press-is-peeved-at-the-golfing-president.html" target="_blank">lack of access</a>.<br />* Historic&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/lbj-orders-pants-a-rediscovere.html" target="_blank">audio of President Johnson ordering pants -- <strike>newly</strike> animated</a>.</p><p><strong>CUBS + CH. 9: SPLITSVILLE?</strong>&nbsp;A relationship that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-ricketts-2013-20130217,0,5071485.story" target="_blank">dates back to 1948</a>&nbsp;may end.<br />* Cubs boss: &quot;On a mission&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18297317-761/cubs-chairman-tom-ricketts-addresses-franchise-issues-night-games-off-the-table.html" target="_blank">to be the best organization in baseball</a>.&quot;<br />* Cubs players pull&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-sveum--20130217,0,7418259.story" target="_blank">practical joke on manager</a>.<br />* Boxers Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield reunite --&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/celebrity/aboutlastnight/ct-ent-0218-luis-20130217,0,3451380.story" target="_blank">at a Jewel-Osco supermarket in Chicago</a>.<br />*&nbsp;<em>The Onion:&nbsp;</em>&quot;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/michael-jordan-celebrates-50th-birthday-with-last,31332/" target="_blank">Michael Jordan Celebrates 50th Birthday With Last People He Hasn&#39;t Completely Alienated Yet</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>PUBLIC RADIO APP.&nbsp;</strong>The new version lets you&nbsp;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/02/public-radio-basecamp-kickstarter-tempo-ios-apps-to-try-this-weekend/" target="_blank">listen to WBEZ and hundreds of other local stations around the country</a>&nbsp;-- and download show episodes to hear later. Ars Technica puts it first four iPhone apps to try this week.<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jeff-jarvis-tears-into-bbc-for-coverage-of-facebook-hack-youre-inciting-technopanic-with-irresponsible-crap/" target="_blank">Journalism prof lays into BBC</a>&nbsp;for &quot;irresponsible&quot; coverage of Facebook hack.</p><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* Looking for the most recent <strong>WBEZ Meyerson News Quiz</strong>? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.</em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/campaign-surprise-race-replace-jesse-jackson-jr-105577