Friday Fun – 29/7/2011

Good afternoon everyone. It’s been a bit of a weird week all things told, with some very tragic events happening in Norway and the USA over the weekend, the ongoing famine crisis in East Africa, and also the death of troubled British singer Amy Winehouse. But it’s not all been doom and gloom, so let’s look back at some of the more amusing or obscure moments of the past seven days.

The White House proved that even high-ranking government officials and advisors still have a sense of humour. A twitter user complaining about the boring tone of the tweets being posted by @whitehouse during a debt debate was replied to with a Rickrolling.

A fugitive on the run in New York has been apprehended by the police after taunting them on Facebook. Victor Burgos was wanted by the police in Utica, New York for domestic violence and harassment of his ex-girlfriend, but took the time to log on to his Facebook account and rile the police with, “Catch me if you can. I’m in Brooklyn.” He also uploaded a video of him walking into a local police station, just to show how close he was while avoiding arrest. But it all went a bit wrong for Burgos when they did indeed find him sitting at his computer, logged on to Facebook, and obviously arrested him.

In more tech-related news,  Google has launched a new section of the Google+ center dedicated to Google+ feature updates, and it looks like there may have been some leaks regarding the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.

In keeping with previous weeks, we shall once again end with a song. Whatever you thought of her lifestyle choices, the physical state she was often in or the manner in which her life came to an abrupt end, Amy Winehouse was a very talented singer. It’s always a shame when those sorts of gifts go to waste, but as Dr. Seuss says, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”