We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Putin hits the ice, Sarah Palin supports the unlicensed T-shirt economy, your drains are in for a very thorough snaking.
Vladimir Putin went for a bobsled at a training complex outside of Moscow yesterday and it did not go well. He didn't fall or go careening off the track: That kind of mishap, edited the right way, could have made him look too tough, even by Putin pretend-tough standards. No, he just had a problem making it all the way down the hill. Imagine the Michael Dukakis tank moment if it was in bobsled, involved Vladimir Putin instead of Michael Dukakis, and was in a bobsled. [The Guardian]
We heard that Sarah Palin was in New York yesterday and purchased a Jeremy Lin shirt. We did not realize it was a blue version of the unlicensed gray "Linsanity" shirt we spotlighted last week. Congratulations to the anonymous T-shirt artisan; way to take our advice on offering everything in blue. [TMZ]