Hurricane season is upon us, and that means blaring, all-caps 72-point headlines from Matt Drudge, who is obsessed with them. I am, too. And I’ve always found Drudge’s alarmist headlines enjoyable, in the same way that whacked-out New York Post headlines are enjoyable. One of his best is “KILLSTORM.”
Read the full post here. It’s a contest, really, in which he asks readers to send him Drudge-esque headlines.
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WSJ reporter Jess Bravin appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning, previewing the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination hearings.
And he wore a bow tie.
Why is Bravin wearing the bow tie? He explains in WSJ’s Washington Wire today:
“Justice John Paul Stevens has pulled together some unexpected majorities during his 35 years on the Supreme Court, but there’s one area where the legendary jurist, who retires this week, has found himself in a minority of one: neckwear.
Alone of the justices, the 90-year-old Stevens invariably sports a bow-tie, a disarming symbol of his mid-century Midwestern affability, if not cutting-edge style.
Today, however, Stevens finally may find a majority. When he takes his seat on the bench for the last time, Stevens is likely to see a sea of bow ties, as lawyers, clerks, reporters and other habitues of the Supreme Court’s courtroom display the fabric of their affection for the senior justice.”
Reasons for the tie
And finally, why does Justice Stephens wear the bow tie? He explains he’s been tieing bow ties ever since his father taught him to growing up …”I’ve done it for years.”
Read more about bow ties in Washington today in a story from AP after the jump…