7 Brilliant Movie Lawyers (Who Suck at Their Job) – [Cracked]
Meme Watch: Really High Guy Is Really, Really High – [Uproxx]
The Top 10 Everything of 2011 – [TIME]
Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison – [NY Times]
Mr. Blagojevich, a Democrat who won two terms in the governor’s office, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on his 18 corruption convictions, counts that include trying to sell or trade the Senate seat that became vacant when President Obama went to the White House. The sentence was just short of what prosecutors had sought, tougher than those for previous Illinois governors convicted of crimes, and was widely viewed as a particularly firm punishment intended to send a loud, memorable signal in a state that has been plagued with political corruption for decades.
Albert Pujols Signs 10-Year, $250 Million Contract With The Angels – [Yahoo]
Latecomers to the Pujols derby, the Angels will pay Pujols $250 million to $260 million over 10 years, a devastating turn for the Cardinals and a departure from past organizational philosophies for Arte Moreno’s Angels.
The contract value is the second or third highest in baseball history, behind the contract Alex Rodriguez(notes) signed with the New York Yankees in 2008 ($275 million) and perhaps higher than the one Rodriguez signed with the Texas Rangers in 2001 ($252 million).
2011: The Year in Photos, Part 3 of 3 – [In Focus]