How About That
“Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it,”he later tweeted.
A Farewell To Facial Hair of the Day: After 9/11, Gary Weddle, a middle school science teacher from East Wenatchee, Washington, vowed to go unshaven until Osama bin Laden was either captured or killed.
According to The Daily Astorian, Weddle was tending to his garden when he received a call from a colleague informing him that bin Laden was dead. “Weddle wasted no time finding scissors and razors,” The Daily Astorian writes. “He cut the beard and was shaving the stubble even before President Obama addressed the nation about bin Laden’s demise.”
The momentous occasion gave Weddle’s wife Donita a reason to celebrate. Or, at least, another reason. “He looks 10 years younger,” she told The Daily Astorian.
From the official White House Flickr feed: “President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.” (A classified document in the middle of the shot has been obscured.)
See the rest of the May 1 set here.
Miley Cyrus covers Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at yesterday’s concert in Lima, Peru.
Dear Miley: What did that song ever do to you? Love, everybody’s ears.
Sign Of The Times: Sculptor Cheryl Stewart’s Osama bin Laden question mark has been a staple of Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood for the past 9 years and 232 days.
Yesterday, it received its long-awaited response.