After an unruly passenger reportedly left him with a cut on his head, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater announced that he'd had enough and activated the emergency slide to make a quick exit. He now faces charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief – but in the countless Facebook pages in his honor, he's a hero of the working man.
Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, an early adopter of social networking, quit the tech company via Twitter ... and via Haiku. "Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more," Schwartz Tweeted.
Game developer Jarrad Woods (a.k.a. Farbs) ditched his lucrative gig with 2K Australia by – what else? – developing a game. In his version of Super Mario Bros., Farbs wrote, "My princess is in another castle." The game is still playable online.
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Amid rumors of a criminal investigation, Sarah Palin gathered the press to announce her resignation as governor of Alaska. She didn't take questions, but between basketball and "dead fish" analogies, Palin ended her speech, well, open-ended: "Take the words of General MacArthur. He said, 'We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.' "