KNOT READY? Pitt, Jolie
• Breaking: Gay marriage to be made legal after Christmas: At least that's what we assume based on rumors that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to get hitched in South Africa despite the fact that in October Pitt told Esquire: "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."
• So long, and thanks for all the fists: Donald Rumsfeld "choked up briefly" while bidding farewell to the Pentagon during a question and answer session, according to AP. He also said, "the worst day as Secretary of Defense was Abu Ghraib, seeing what went on there and feeling so deeply sorry that that happened." Abu Ghraib was a bad day for him?
• Madam Ambassador passes: Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has died. She was 80. Fans of the comic strip Bloom County might also remember her as the "girlfriend" of Bill the Cat.
• Waaaah: The Times's Tom Zeller Jr. looks at the safety and functionality issues users are encountering with the new Nintendo Wii.