Reading roundup: Colts player accused of rape, Oscars, Brady-stompin’ tee

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

This first week of graduate school is already kicking my butt. Glad I’ve given myself this daily “assignment” to keep up with the day’s news, otherwise I could fall into a classwork coma! Here’s a roundup of 10 or so of my best finds from the Internet to get you caught up for the day:

  • Colts linebacker Josh McNary to police arresting him for rape: “I knew you would be coming.” (IndyStar)
  • It’s Oscars morning! Watch the announcement of the 2015 nominees live at 8:30 a.m. ( | Don’t have the bandwidth to stream video? Keep up with the hashtag #OscarsNoms. (Twitter)
  • Two-legged, two-wheeled Speedway Chihuahua TurboRoo is receiving the “Underdog of the Year” award on the CW’s “World Dog Awards” show today. (IndyStar)

  • Remember the Patriots’ Tom Brady riding a “Colt,” on Facebook? A Fishers T-shirt company is firing back with a stompin’ good image of their own. (IndyStar)
  • Here’s what I take from this story about NASCAR driver Kurt Busch: NEVER date a trained assassin. (USA Today) | “Willie Nelson could not smoke enough to write these lyrics.” (NPR The Two-Way Blog comments)
  •  Abortion and reproductive rights groups are readying for a renewed legislative fight in the new, GOP-controlled Congress. (USA Today)
  • The latest update to the Google Translate app has brought the world one step closer to a universal translator. (NYT Bits blog)
  • Investigative reporter Karen Hensel has abruptly left WISH-8. (Indianapolis Business Journal)
  • 10-digit dialing starts Feb. 7 in Indiana for phone users in the 812 and the new 930 area codes. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  • The man behind “Ship Your Enemies Glitter” is now regretting his idea.”Please stop buying this horrible glitter product,” he wrote.  “I’m sick of dealing with it.” (Daily Dot) | This reminds me of the “Penny Blossoms” episode of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. (TBBT Wiki)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Software and Information Systems, College of Computing. Faklaris received her PhD in human-computer interaction in 2022 from Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. She also is a social media expert and longtime journalist, and/or "Doer of Things No One Else Wants to Do."

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