As it turns out, that extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy may pay off HUGE dividends for the middle-class. Could it be that Obama was right, and we were...WRONG??

Somewhat luckily for Stockholm, one of the bombs that sent the country into a panic two days ago went off prematurely, squashing the terrorist's plans for mass death.

North Korea threatens South Korea with nuclear war. In a related story, I'm moving to the moon.

Gawker's websites get seriously hacked, and the perpetrators release a massive document containing passwords, internal memos, and email addresses. It's kind of like the Wikileaks of smarmy blogs?

The east is getting pummeled with so much snow, it collapsed the roof of the Minneapolis Metrodome.

Antoine Dodsen's "Bed Intruder" wins the most watched YouTube video of the year! (If you refuse to count Justin Bieber, of course... and I'm sure you do.)

A&P grocery stores file for bankruptcy. Hang in there, Piggly Wiggly!

OH! And thanks again to everyone who bid in another crazy successful Mercury Online Charity Auction! Check this out if you're wondering about top bids, and we'll have the final tally in the print version of the Merc this coming Thursday! WOOT!

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: I don't know... it's just kind of WEIRD, really.

And finally, this is why you will NEVER see me at a European soccer match. "GET ME THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!!"