Water Cooler: Sexiest man, party train, ‘Gangnam Style,’ Chris Brown

Here are a few things in news, entertainment and pop culture that caught our eye last week.

■ The Onion names North Korea’s Kim Jong Un its "sexiest man alive" for 2012; China’s Communist Party newspaper misses the joke. Proving that a free press and the ability to detect satire are inextricably linked.

■ A Nevada entrepreneur announces plans for a "party train" that will run between Las Vegas and Fullerton, Calif. Time it right and you can be blotto by Barstow.

■ South Korean rapper Psy’s "Gangnam Style" becomes YouTube’s most-viewed video ever, with 803 million viewings. Millions of insanely cute kittens call for a recount.

■ Chris Brown deletes his Twitter account after feuding with a female comedy writer. Well, if we knew making him go away would be this easy …

JOHN PRZYBYS (jprzybys@reviewjournal.com)

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Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids become firefighters at Fire Station 98 open house
Henderson residents wore fire hats, learned about CPR and met firefighters at the Fire Station 98 open house Saturday, August 11, 2018. (Marcus Villagran Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
People from all over the world attend RollerCon 2018
RollerCon 2018 is a five-day convention focused on the roller derby community and culture at Westgate in Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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