Muhammad Ali’s interfaith funeral was held today, and it was an event worthy of the boxer known as The Greatest. Highlights included comedian Billy Crystal’s funny and touching remembrance …
I’ve been wanting to put together a list of Ali links the way I did for David Bowie and Prince, but there is so much good Ali content that I’m overwhelmed. I mean, the man accomplished amazing things in 10 seconds.
I’m going to do my best to pull together a reasonable amount of highlights though. Check back with me on Sunday!
Also in the news today: It’s eighth publishing anniversary of ProPublica, the non-profit, non-partisan and non-ideological investigative-journalism organization. Yay!
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It’s our 8th publishing anniversary! Things have changed a bit since 2008. pic.twitter.com/rTLTVMA6qv
— ProPublica (@ProPublica) June 10, 2016
Speaking of anniversaries, it’s the 25th anniversary (OMG!) of the final episode of Twin Peaks, one of my all-time favorite shows. The Twitter Moments page says the finale “has been deemed one of the weirdest and most disturbing finales in TV history.” I’ve been laughing to myself all day about that, thinking that one of the weirdest and most disturbing moments on television PERIOD was the Twin Peaks scene in which the Horne brothers devour brie-and-butter baguettes in a peculiarly lewd way. I can remember laughing in disbelief at the sexually charged sandwich scene.