"Hi! Wanted 2 tell u Alec & Hilaria getting married. 9p, BYOB, 4 Seas, Bev Hills, c u there don't tell papz," is maybe not such a far-fetched version of the actual wedding invitation Alec Baldwin and Hilaria will text to friends and family. According to The Post, the couple hopes to evade paparazzi by texting guests on the day of the wedding rather than sending out invitations.
Twitter has been acting up all day. It went down for more than an hour at around 11am, came up, but is out now as I write this. (Update: Now it's back up, and Twitter says it was a "cascade bug") This is bad. If you are anything like us at Gawker, more than five minutes without a firehose of bullshit dousing your brain leaves an unsettling silence, filled only by the distant wooshing sound of inevitable death.
On Tuesday night, millions of people on Twitter were talking about the recall election in Wisconsin, in which Republican Governor Scott Walker beat his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. Some were gleeful; some were despondent. And some were violent: "KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER! Ole Bitch Ass Pig Ass Nigga!!!!" tweeted a fellow named @__SupaMcNASTY__.