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Here's my theory: The bigger public spectacle you make of your wedding proposal, the shorter your marriage.
Here's the article in the Toronto Star with today's front-page proposal. Any minute now we'll find out whether she says "yes."
Update 12:49 p.m. - She said "yes," but now the best part of the story is she doesn't subscribe to the paper.
Make some popcorn and pull up a chair if you want to watch the best fight between a journalist and a company he covers today.
It started last weekend when New York Times' John Broder wrote an article about the Tesla Model S sedan -- an electric car -- and the woes he encountered when trying to drive from Washington to Boston.
That sent Tesla CEO Elon Musk to the TV business channel circuit to complain that the article was "unreasonable."
On his blog, the New York Times reporter denied the review was a "setup."
My account was not a fake. It happened just the way I described it. When I first charged the car, which was equipped with the highest-capacity battery available, of 85 kilowatt-hours, at the Tesla Supercharger station in Newark, Del., I left it connected to the cable for 49 minutes until the dash display read "Charging Complete." The battery meter read 90 percent full, with a range of 242 miles.
I was not directed by anyone at Tesla at any time to then switch to the Max Range setting and wait to top off the battery. If I had, I might have picked up an additional 25 or so miles of range, but that would have taken as long as 30 additional minutes.
I was at that point 200 miles from the other East Coast Supercharger outlet in Milford, Conn., which I barely reached by driving 10 m.p.h. below the speed limit and turning off the battery-draining cabin-heating system.
But now Tesla has released the car's logs...
The logs show again that our Model S never had a chance with John Broder. In the case with Top Gear, their legal defense was that they never actually said it broke down, they just implied that it could and then filmed themselves pushing what viewers did not realize was a perfectly functional car. In Mr. Broder's case, he simply did not accurately capture what happened and worked very hard to force our car to stop running.
This chart, the CEO claims, shows the reporter drove around in circles in a parking lot ...
It's certainly unusual that the CEO's blog is able to provide such a scathing rebuttal to the review. It's even more unusual to have a journalism ethics debate break out in the usually dull auto section.(8 Comments)
During a typical Minnesota Timberwolves game (disclaimer: I'm a season ticket holder), a lot of individuals are introduced to the fans for accomplishing special feats. Almost all of them are ignored by players, who, understandably, are in the middle of their workday.
Last night was an exception. After Nick Van Denburgh of St. Francis was introduced to the crowd during a Timberwolves timeout, point guard Luke Ridnour made it a point to run over to him and give him a fist bump. It was a small, but very significant moment.
Today, we know a little more why, thanks to Timberwolves editor Mark Remme, who pens a profile of the young man. He's going to the NBA All Star festivities in Houston to play some basketball. And he inspires even hardened NBA players, apparently.(1 Comments)
People in 205 countries today are taking up the idea of walking out of work or school to dance, raising awareness of the fact that one in three women worldwide will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
The idea, called One Billion Rising, was the idea of author Eve Ensler.
"I think we all know that we've reached a moment where it has to stop," she told the Associated Press. "It's enough."
Here are a few locations where people joined in:
The Minneapolis "flash mob" is scheduled for 4:30 at the Hennepin County Government Center.(0 Comments)
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Here's today's news conversation with Mary Lucia on The Current.(0 Comments)