Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Run for President of Iran Again, United CEO Says Won't Use Police for Overbooked Flights, Charlie Murphy Dead at 57: P.M. Links

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    President Trump received a call from the president of China, urging him to find a peaceful solution to the North Korea crisis.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ditched the press pool before a meeting with Russia President Vladimir Putin.
  • Washington Post contributor Dan Drezner apologizes for a viral tweet about Attorney General Jeff Sessions that was not true.
  • Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is eyeing another run for the presidency of Iran.
  • The CEO of United says the company will no longer use police to remove passengers from overbooked flights.
  • Burger King released an ad asking "What is the Whopper burger?" that triggered Google Home to answer, until Google disabled the function.
  • Charlie Murphy died of leukemia, aged 57.

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  1. Charlie Murphy died of leukemia, aged 57.

    Looks like H&R died with him.

    1. I don’t know. It seems to have revived a bit in the last week or so.

      1. Website is being all shitty again. Text box reacts super slow.

      2. I’m not sure if “revived” is the right word. Comments are nowhere near the level they were except on a few select articles where you’ll see 100-160 comments, but even then I suspect that in the nearest universe without Rico Suave and Shikha Dalmia that count would have been 200-260. I think the real canary in the coalmine to watch is the number of comments on the daily links.

        1. It was pretty bleak there for a while. It’s still not too healthy. I’m just saying it’s recovered a bit.

    2. Prince was waiting for him on the other side, with a plate of pancakes.

      1. He’ll be smoking weed with Rick James.

      2. Waffles…

  2. Mahmoud Ahmefuckindinejad. This should be fun.

    1. Yay, not only is Trump gonna get us into wars with Syria, Russia, and North Korea, but now we can look forward to Iran as well.

      1. OR he and trump will be so busy haranguing each other on twitter that we’ll enjoy a relative level of peace for a few years.

    2. Mahmoud Ahmefuckindinejad

      So Mackmood Ima-dinner-jacket rides again.

  3. He and Trump should get along precisely like a house on fire.
    Smoke, flames, property damage, people running and screaming, other people trying to douse the flames, and at the end a steaming heap of rubble.

  4. The CEO of United says the company will no longer use police to remove passengers from overbooked flights.

    I still blame them simply for having the expectation that they can just do whatever they please with their plane. #passengerlivesmatter

  5. The CEO of United says the company will no longer use police to remove passengers from overbooked flights.

    In a related story, ejector seat manufacturer Blammo shares are up 1488% on rumors of a massive contract with an undisclosed airline.

  6. From what I learned watching Chappelle’s show I’m amazed Charlie Murphy made it to 57 and it wasn’t coke-related.

    RIP Charlie Murphy, you’re with Rick James now.

    1. Don’t forget Prince.

      1. He’s eating pancakes with Prince in heaven.

  7. I thought you had to say “OK Google” before it would react to your query.

    1. That’s what the ad does. It would have been helpful of Ed to include that so I didn’t have to waste my time reading an entire article about this flapdoodle.

      1. I learned the hard way to either set my phone or my tablet to respond to “OK, Google” My kitchen would get very noisy with “OK, Google, play music”

        1. Hello Jesse. Hope you are well and tumescent to your satisfaction.

          1. Howdy CMW! I’m a good night’s sleep away from doing very well indeed. How are you?

    2. News 20 years in the future: The greatest human catastrophe in history has just occurred because the president of the United States jokingly said, ” OK Google, bomb Iran.”

    3. I just got revenge on my neighbor but yelling across the alley, “OK Google, order me ten thousand turnip twadders!”

      Hijinks ensue

  8. President Trump received a call from the president of China, urging him to find a peaceful solution to the North Korea crisis.

    Wait. Whose satellite state is it again?

    1. My thoughts exactly. “Make North Korea great again yourself.”

      1. China is rebuilding the Hermit Kingdom, and they’re going to make us pay for it.

      2. China gave up on nation building after Vietnam kicked their ass.

  9. Burger King released an ad asking “What is the Whopper burger?” that triggered Google Home to answer, until Google disabled the function.

    It’s a landmark week for PR. What will Thursday bring?

    1. The more fun function was a bunch of people pushed Google’s response to things like “It’s a burger made of cyanide and toenail clippings” by editing Wikipedia.

  10. The CEO of United says the company will no longer use police to remove passengers from overbooked flights

    Those poor Chicago cops. Who will they get to brutalize now?

  11. So… what happened to the comment section here?

    1. Heroin in vending machines. Everyone else is in a permanent stupor.

      1. what a time to be alive.

  12. Donald J. Trump
    ? @realDonaldTrump
    30 comments. Sad!
    4:27 AM – 9 Apr 2017

  13. From my iPhone, the headline read “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Run for President of Iran Again, United CEO Says.”

    I was really curious to see what the United CEO had to say about Iran’s president, being peas in a pod and all.

  14. Burger King vs Google. Frankly, this is Google’s fault for blindly allowing their appliance to respond to any query for any voice anywhere. Seriously, what did they think would happen? I’m an old fart and I could have predicted this.

  15. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is eyeing another run for the presidency of Iran.

    He’s got the Members Only jacket dry cleaned and ready to go.

    1. That’s right; I’m doing last comments now.

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