• By Mark Carlson Herald Staff
  • Saturday, August 15, 2009 11:21pm
  • OpinionThe Buzz

First fashion: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have been named to Vanity Fair’s best-dressed list

In a nod to equal time, Vanity Fair selected former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for its coveted “Men Who Should Not Wear Pleated Trousers” list.

Backward compatible: An unofficial project at Microsoft Corp. solicits gripes about the software giant’s Office applications.

Now, we all enjoy bagging on Microsoft, but The Buzz thinks one request — to make Office work on a Commodore 64 — was asking too much.

Krill kill: The United States has banned commercial fishing of krill within 200 miles of the Washington coastline.

Krill are tiny shrimplike critters that are eaten by just about every marine animal and are consumed by humans in Japan and Russia.

But not to worry — while we’re not exactly sure what that popcorn shrimp at your favorite bar’s happy hour really is, we’re pretty certain it’s not krill.

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