Stuff you may have missed: January 1, 2014
New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio took the helm of the city today, calling for an end to the inequality that has defined the city in recent years. (See: Stop-and-frisk.) “And so today, we commit to a new progressive direction in New York,” he said in his first speech as mayor. “And that same progressive impulse has written our city’s history. It’s in our DNA.”
“My wife and I forgive Karl Pierson for what he did. We would ask all of you here and all of you watching to forgive Karl Pierson. He didn’t know what he was doing.” That’s the father of slain high schooler Claire Davis, forgiving the teen who killed her in an attempted mass shooting.
In a heartwarming, family-friendly statement to the people of North Korea on New Year’s Day, Kim Jong-Un described the execution of his uncle as the cleansing of “filth.” Maaaan.
Snapchat got hacked, but the worst part is that they knew about the exploit months ago.
Good news for llama ass-whippers: Winamp isn’t dead after all. It just got sold.