[Content note: homophobia, rape, war]
All The News In Fits and Spurts:
Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed.
There is a poster for the new Twilight film (left). The internet loves it!
Paul Ryan has pledged to Focus on the Family president Jim Daly that the Romney-Ryan administration will fight against equality.
Also: Paul Ryan says he hasn't asked Sarah Palin for advice on his upcoming debate against Vice President Biden. LOLOL!! LOLOLOL! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! LOLOLOL!! LOL!!! LOLOLOL!! LOLOL!!!!
Drivers in Los Angeles kill pedestrians and bicyclists at a significantly higher rate than drivers nationally.
The world's biggest douchebag: A Chicago man faked an impending plane crash before asking his girlfriend to marry him.
The world's biggest pumpkin: Giant pumpkin shatters world record.
Related: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has checked in on the Mars using Foursquare. Space.com notes this is "the first-ever such check-in from the surface of another world." Thanks for clarifying that, Space.com!
Boxer news: Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has become the first openly gay man in the sport's history, describing himself as a "proud gay man."
Convicted rapist Mike Tyson has been barred from New Zealand by government ministers who revoked an entry permit for his forthcoming speaking tour. He could face a similar problem entering Australia.
Just FYI: The four-song opening salvo (Stereotypes, Country House, Best Days, Charmless Man) of Blur's The Great Escape may be the finest thing in pop music.
Corey Haim: Me, Myself and I: The lost classic is now on YouTube.