Headlines and hooks

May 24, 2016

"Oh, what a tangled web: Trump's weave," brilliantly quips Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson at the Financial Times, sharing the Gawker investigation (at 1,200 shares+ so far) that asks, "Is Donald Trump’s Hair a $60,000 Weave?" "God please let this be true i don't ask for much," pleads Complex's Cameron Wolf. "There's something very Samson-like about this story," muses CNN's Ram Ramgopal. "Come for the probable truth about Trump's hair, stay for the hair-weave hostage-situation lawsuit," invites Gawker's own Tom Scocca. "HARD PASS," counters Linette Lopez. But this was what John Cook said: "(•_•) <) )╯sixty / \ \(•_•) ( (> thousand / \ (•_•) <) )> dollars / \." Tip of the hat to Ashley Feinberg for her sleuthery that made this theory seem so plausible. It kind of puts that whole 500-dollar haircut controversy into perspective, right?

Okay, enough guilty-pleasure reading, because apparently John Kasich has instructed his delegates to remain bound to him through GOP convention. "Whaaaaaat are you dooooooiiiinggggggg," demands Jane Coaston at MTV News. Simultaneously, Kenneth Starr was reportedly fired as Baylor president amid the football scandal there. "And so the author of The Starr Report is fired for presiding Joe Paterno-style over a rape culture at @Baylor," notes Frank Rich at New York Magazine. So is now a good time to mention that the same man who once tried to bury Clinton now only praises him? Meanwhile, a judge has ruled that the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial can proceed. "@BillCosby hasn't made rape victim financial offer she can't refuse as trial goes forward," surmises Zoey Tur at KFI.

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