We've compiled the best Blago trial quotes, so you don't have to.
“I’m Rod Blagojevich, I used to be governor. I’m here to tell you the truth.”
“I think when I was governor, of the 50 of us in America, I was the only one who could spin a basketball on his finger.”
“I had a man crush on Alexander Hamilton.”
This entire exchange: (On attending Northwestern in the 1970s) “This was the disco era. Age of polyester, I had that disco look. Black leather jacket and polyester black pants. Right out of Saturday Night Fever. As I got older, I started wearing less polyester.”
Blagojevich’s lawyer, Aaron Goldstein, then said: “I got to ask you. Are you still in that era when it comes to the hair?”
“Those habits start early in life and that hasn’t changed,” Blagojevich said.
This is the most epic of all battles ever to happen, with extremely #swag arguments from both sides, but there can only be one winner!!!!
The RedEye Tumblr crew delivers the full perspective on karaoke:
THIS WEEK: Is drunken karaoke entertaining or obnoxious?
Really entertaining Oh, it’s “annoying” to get bombed and sing quality jams with your best buds and a bunch of strangers and tourists? I see how it is, Captain Better-Than-Everyone. Are there going to be people singing who wreck songs? Sure, but you know what? THAT’S THE POINT. Those folks aren’t professionals, same as me, you, yo momma, and yo cousin, too. Lighten up, and get into the fun! Sing a classic like “Poison” or “Don’t Speak.” Also, it’s also a good way to meet some new folks. All I’m saying? If loving some clocked-out bachelorette party from Elgin singing “The Thong Song” is wrong, then man, I don’t wanna be right. —Ernest Wilkins
Totally obnoxious You know what’s great about karaoke? The part where you sing along to the music. That is fun. I would watch some grizzled veteran (can we mention that VFWs are the prime location for karaoke and get that out of the way first?) sing a show-stopping rendition of “Hang on Sloopy” any night of the week, but I will not dedicate my precious free time to watching two people fall all over each other forgetting the words to Sublime’s “What I Got.” Do you realize how bad the instrumental version of that song is? And that’s the problem: “Drunken karaoke” inevitably means “karaoke where nobody remembers the words and it turns into slurred yelling over a cheaply recorded instrumental.” If anybody wanted to listen to that, Limp Bizkit would still be a thing. Please don’t tell me they’re still a thing. —Kyle Kramer
This Common controversy is almost too dumb for words, but Andrew Barber has a few choice ones:
As rappers grow into new roles and become more mainstream, more and more of their past will come back to haunt them, deservingly or not. Even Rhymefest was portrayed by the media as a “gangsta rapper” during his bid for Alderman a few months ago. It just goes to show that no matter how far hip-hop has come in 30 years, the powers that be still do not accept – or understand - the culture. Politics as usual.
If you were doing a skit together on “Saturday Night Live,” what would you want it to be about? KW: Oh my gosh. I think that we have invented the first taxicab that has two steering wheels. And we drive it around the city picking up people. MM: And both sides have a bus-opening contraption.