Good week/bad week
A dejected Brady
Good week for...
Knowing your place, after Roy and Dorothy Fleming of Brookfield, Wis., celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary. “He knows who’s boss. That’s how we got along,” said Dorothy, 95. “Whatever she says is right,” agreed Roy, 100.
David Choe, a graffiti artist who in 2005 chose to take Facebook shares, rather than his usual fee, for painting murals at Facebook’s former headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Now that Facebook is going public, those shares may soon be worth $200 million.
“Bradying,” a new Internet craze that is a variation on “Tebowing.” People who “Brady” sit with legs stretched out, head down—just like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s dejected on-field posture after his team lost the Super Bowl.
Bad week for...
Family traditions, after a Pennsylvania man drove to a police station to pick up a son just charged with drunk driving. Police determined that the father was drunk, and charged him with DUI.
Miami, after it was rated the most miserable city in the U.S. by Forbes magazine, beating poverty-stricken Detroit. The magazine cited Miami’s crippling foreclosure crisis, unemployment problem, high crime rate, taxes, and choked commuter roads.
Living your dreams, after John C. Hughes of Butte, Mont., led police on a wild, 100-mph chase that ended only when police blew out his tires. When asked why he baited cops into chasing him, Hughes—who was sober and had committed no crime—responded, “I just always wanted to do that.”
THE WEEK18 February 2012