Word on the Street is…

On Jan. 25, 2011, the world was thrown aback by the revolts going on in Cairo, Egypt. Now it is 10 days later and there has still been no solution to the ‘anti-government’ revolts that have ignited the people with violent outrage. They’re even attacking journalists. Let’s hope and pray that the SUNY New Paltz students who are there studying abroad are safe and sound.

Tired of recharging your computer? Does the word ‘battery’ seem archaic and nonsensical? The good news is that new developments are substituting light for electricity.

Excited for upcoming Super Bowl XLV? The good news is that the game should be the pinnacle of a great football season. The bad news (for some) is that there will not be any cheerleaders present.

Sadly, the White Stripes have decided to call it quits. Luckily, Jack White is still creating music in projects such as the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather. If you have a different taste, perhaps you’d be intrigued by William Shatner’s proposed metal album.

The last few months have not been good for cigarette smokers. Aside from tax raises upping the price, and of course, the possibility of lung cancer, there has been a new ban issued by New York City’s Council that prohibits smoking in recreational parks, beaches, and pedestrian zones such as Times Square. Maybe now is a good time to quit.

Those Mexican drug-traffickers are getting crafty. If you can’t smuggle marijuana through the gate, you might as well toss it over with a catapult.

Are you a Verizon subscriber who has longed to one day purchase an iPhone? Wait no longer because the day has finally arrived, as the iPhone 4 will be available for Verizon subscribers on Feb. 9 or Feb. 10 (depending on whether or not you buy it online).

Meeting Oprah usually entails a heart-wrenching story of loss, regret, or love. If you fail to meet those requirements, try growing your nails 24 inches.