Flud News Roundup, May 4
Happy Friday, Fluders! Here’s your daily news roundup of the top stories floating around the Internet. Get your read on and get informed. Enjoy!
May the fourth be with you: It’s Star Wars day and the nerds are coming out to play. According to Wikipedia, SW creator George Lucas was doing an interview for German television back in 2005 in which he was asked to say the immortal line “May the Force Be With You.” Due to an error in translation, however, the interviewer responded by saying, in German,” We shall be with you on May 4th.” True, not true? Either way, it’s another day for nerd-dom celebration… and a very active themed cookie day on Pinterest.
Resume padding, the new extreme sport: Normally someone looking for a new job might fib a little and say they know Excel when in fact they only used it once for some random thing a long time ago, but not straight out lie about their college credentials. Well, Yahoo! CEO, Scott Thompson, took the phrase beef up your resume to the extreme by adding a fake degree to his list of accomplishments. In real life, Thompson received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in accounting from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. However, Thompson’s resume claimed that he also held a degree in computer science. The kicker? He’s been “inadvertantly” living this lie for the past decade.
Beastie Boys lose a founding member: Adam “MCA” Yaunch died today, at the age of 47, after a three-year battle with cancer. Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz in 1979 and have been paving the way for hip-hop artists ever since. Rolling Stone has more on his life as a musician and human rights activist.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Dania Suarez, one of the female escorts involved in the Secret Service scandal last month in Colombia, says the agents were “dumb” (didn’t really need an interview to confirm that) and “showed no respect”… surprising for her line of work, I’m sure.