Go ahead, make his day: Best of the week
Maybe it’s the recession, but groceries were a big hit with readers this week. The smackdown king of popularity, however, was no doubt President Obama and his healthcare law, stories for which dominated our most-read figures. Here are the week’s most popular tales.
“Go ahead, punk. Make my day.” While President Obama surely doesn’t carry a Magnum 45 like Dirty Harry did, he certainly talks as tough. Speaking to university students after signing his landmark healthcare legislation into law, the president taunted the Republicans to go ahead and try to repeal the new law. “If they want that fight, we can have it,” he proclaimed. Do you feel lucky, punk? Do you?
Are you feeling pretty hungry as this recession rolls on? Is your stomach in need of filling? Don’t worry! Help is on the way. Wal-Mart, your friendly neighborhood big box behemoth is slashing prices on groceries. That’s right, slashing prices! Hurry on down! But wait, there’s more. Buy one full bag of groceries and get another bag free! That’s right, free! (Ok, I made that last bit up.)
Crikey, mate. That’s a lot of rain! This video was by far the most popular of the week. The storm that seemed to come out of nowhere dropped hail the size of big ice-cubes, blew over trees and shattered car windshields. But I think the real reason it was so popular was the yellow-raincoat-wearing scooter rider.
Osama bin Laden should be happy: The U.S. can’t find him, he obviously has access to radio (with the shows on TV these days, I prefer radio myself), he’s still very popular with the FBI, ranking yet again on its Most Wanted List, and of course, also near the top of our most popular table — the story that is, not the guy.
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink: This slideshow compiled for World Water Day on March 22 connected with readers. A UN report titled “Sick Water” said human beings are flushing millions of tonnes of solid waste into rivers and oceans every day, poisoning marine life and spreading diseases that kill millions of children annually.