Every week in this space, we’ll take a look at the news and offer our own incisive blend of commentary, analysis, and poop jokes. The news you need, from a voice you can trust, in the 90 seconds you have to spare: that’s Woot Weads the Wire.
NEW YORK (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman is getting good reviews from the critics this week as he begins his one-man show on Broadway.
Those most reviewers call him "the best there is at what he does" others are less generous, saying that "what (Jackman) does isn't very pretty."
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (UPI) -- A California man faces charges he used methamphetamine, possessed cockfighting tools, and killed and skinned a bobcat before eating it, officials said.
The man will be charged under a law from the early 1800s that makes it illegal to impersonate Davy Crockett.
HOUSTON (Reuters) A compromise spending plan for NASA preserves the over-budget replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope and halves President Barack Obama's request for money to spur development of commercial space taxis, officials said on Tuesday.
Insiders hint that NASA fears the space taxis will cut down on revenue from issuing parking tickets to aliens just in town for the day.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (UPI) -- A man caused more than $2,000 in damage to a Charlotte, N.C., hotel after discovering he had run out of toilet paper in his room, police say.
And in a related story, police now know what happened to the world's largest jalapeno.
NORFOLK, Va. (UPI) -- Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is criticizing Nintendo icon Mario for donning a suit modeled after a raccoon.
Sources hint that once the anti-Mario crusade has ended, the organization will pursue a civil case against anyone who ever tried to shoot the Duck Hunt dog.