Hey, remember that Libyan dictator everyone hated? Come on, it was this big thing earlier this year. There were uprisings and shit. There was something about Twitter. Or was it Facebook? Also, no one could spell his name right and he dressed like Liberace serving uniform realness? Yeah, that guy. He’s dead now, but no one really cares because Lindsay Lohan is a colossal trainwreck. Time magazine reports:
Thousands of Libyans poured on to the streets of the capital on Thursday, ecstatic at the news that Muammar Gaddafi had been killed in his birthplace of Sirt. As depicted in several cellphone video images, it was a violent and gruesome death for a man who had ruled this country with an iron fist for 42 years. After an hour and a half of unconfirmed reports, the news came on at about 3.30 p.m. that Gaddafi was indeed dead. Footage on Al Jazeera Television, showed a bloodied Gaddafi being dragged by his arms on the street toward a vehicle. Images also showed Gaddafi’s body, apparently killed in gunfire, his eyes rolled back lifeless. In the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel, where many rebel officials, as well as foreign journalists, have been based for weeks, many Libyans doubled over, weeping, overcome with emotion. Several dressed in combat fatigues threw their arms around each other, speechless. On the street, open pick-up trucks, with young fighters atop them waving the red, green and black tricolor of the revolution, sped along the seafront, honking horns. “This is a man who’s been on my mind for 40 years, and now he is not,” Ali Tarhouni, the Finance and Oil Minister of Libya’s National Transitional Council, or NTC, who until February was an economics professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, told reporters. “I don’t know what type of emotions I have. It will require a lot of time to absorb this.”
Quick side-note: You would not believe how much flack we get for being a gossip site, the usual send-off being “Gossip’s not real news!” Well no shit, Sherlock. Gossip is a fun hobby, some escapism you get when your mind wanders mid-work. So are video games, books, music, and TV. But people never point at those and shout “YOU’RE NOT DEPRESSING NEWS!” because people are hypocritical douchebags who like using causes as a means of feeling smugly superior despite not actually doing a goddamn thing. We’re posting this because we like hits from Google, and because it’s a really slow news day. There are only so many posts I can write about LiLo in a given day, and that number is “one”. So here’s your token bit of real news between delicious slices of levity. Now get off the cross, we need the wood.