Here are a few things in pop culture that we’ve been talking about lately.
■ North Korean state television claims that a flock of magpies gathered to “mourn” deceased dictator Kim Jong Il. Which would make the droppings they left behind “presents.”
■ Sinead O’Connor u25B6 says her short-lived marriage started unraveling a few hours after she and her ex-husband were married at the Little White Wedding Chapel’s drive-through window. It never bodes well for a marriage when a couple can’t even commit to getting out of their car to tie the knot.
■ Former Las Vegas mayor opens Oscar’s Beef, Booze, Broads, a steakhouse at the Plaza. We’ll go with one of each, please.
■ NV Energy says a metallic Mylar balloon caused a substation outage that affected about 13,000 customers. Ah, yes, the ol’ Roswell Excuse …
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