Egypt after the revolution; Giffords recovery; man battles machine
International news: In Egypt, the work begins
President Hosni Mubarak has not been heard from since before his departure was announced, and now some worry he may have been stricken ill. Meanwhile, the military disbanded the parliament, invoked martial law and moved to quash remaining workers' strikes and lingering protests in Tahrir Square.
National news: Giffords continues to recover
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Happy Birthday to You" were on the lips of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recently. She has started to mouth song lyrics, she spoke briefly to her brother-in-law Scott Kelly who is currently orbiting Earth aboard the international space station, and she's learning to walk again with the help of a grocery cart -- all strong signs in the recovery process.
Television news: Man vs. the Machine
Starting Monday night -- and for the following two nights -- it will be a battle between Watson the computer and trivia masterminds on Jeopardy. Will humankind finally be outwitted by the machine? Does our collective trivia reputation hinge on this battle? Or have we already lost our skills, thanks to the iPhone crutch? Alexandra Petri examines these and other possible repercussions of the upcoming battle.
Nonsensical news: Grandpas are the best
You know all those adorable laughing baby videos on YouTube? This is just like that, only with an old Russian grandfather:
| February 14, 2011; 10:41 AM ET
Categories: The Daily Catch
Save & Share: Previous: How old is Mick Jagger? And Barbra Streisand and Willow Smith? Why do we care?
Next: The Internet equivalent of the Sunday comics
Posted by: vedic1 | February 14, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse