Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared
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The spectre of death stalked the nation. We were all shocked by the death of a great American musician: Sky Saxon. Also, Michael Jackson. We looked at his fans, press reactions, his good works and his weird headlines. And let's not forget Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon.
Governor Paterson surged to a 31 percent approval rating! And another poll was just as encouraging! Andrew Cuomo quietly kept piling up the indictments, this time against a thugged-out debt collector.
The Albany Coup continued, with Governor Paterson calling a special session and inviting a judge to run it. At first Democrats liked the idea so much they wanted the special session all to themselves and locked the Republicans out. The GOP got in anyway and the two sides talked over each other. They scheduled another session, in the same special way, sending the GOP to court. Then, another special session, and some insults from Kevin Parker, for which he apologized. The senators went home, proud of all they had demolished.
Michael Bloomberg had a mixed week. A judge shot down his green cab plan. His Administration planned to dump toxic sludge all over the place. But he cut a deal with the teachers' union. And the Irish love him!
We celebrated Pride Week by reminiscing on the days when gay people thought the Voice hated them, and our Big Gay Issue. Perez Hilton celebrated Pride Week by calling will.i.am a faggot, for which he got beat up. Hilton said at first it was will.i.am who beat him, then, in a spectacular video, said it was the Black Eyed Peas' road manager.
Our Crap Studies expert dug through an old Miss America contest.
We found, and enjoyed as we always do, reports of more Scientology nuttiness, including the story of the slap-happy spiritual leader who reclaimed Tom Cruise, who will now be allowed to move to the Village.
Coney got a Mermaid Parade, Washington Square Park got rent-a-cops, Bruce Ratner got a subway stop named after his Atlantic Yards project, Charlie Rangel got investigated. After a big ad campaign and a lively protest, landlords won some fat rent hikes. An Oscar-winning songwriter got indicted for multiple rapes. Boxers buried one of their own. Two aides of councilmember Kendall Stewart were indicted. French tourists went for a ride. Oscar doubled down.
And now we're going to moonwalk on out of here. Enjoy the weekend.