We scan the top newspapers and websites to bring you all of the important news of the day. Then we convert the newspapers into hobo blankets or funny hats.
Here are today’s Hobo Headlines:
- New Orleans can catch a break.
Hurricane Gustav was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane before hitting Louisiana’s Gulf Coast early yesterday and was downgraded again to a tropical storm by last night. While rural areas of southern Louisiana were most affected, the levees in New Orleans mostly held, which helped the city avoid any major flooding.
- Google continues its plans for world domination.
Google Inc. is releasing its own web browser called Chrome, which will compete with Internet Explorer and Firefox. Chrome should be available for download for all PC users later today. You can download it by clicking this link.
- Way to prove you won’t make rash decisions, McCain.
People have begun questioning John McCain’s vetting process after it was revealed that Gov. Sarah Palin is a) being investigated in Alaska for possibly abusing her power in dismissing the state’s public safety commissioner, b) was a member for two years of the Alaska Independence Party, which in the past has sought a vote on whether the state should secede and c) was arrested 22 years ago on a drunk driving charge. Also, her 17-year-old daughter unmarried daughter is pregnant.
- In a world without Don LaFontaine …
Sadly, Don LaFontaine, the King of Voiceovers, died yesterday at the age of 68. He voiced 5,000 movie trailers and almost 350,000 commercials, programs and other works. He recently appeared on screen in a Geico commercial, where he was dubbed “that announcer guy.”