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The Week an Opening Number Changed the World

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    The Week an Opening Number Changed the World
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    Here's a look at some of this week's top newsmakers.

    When historians write the book on the events of this past week, what will they deem most important?

    Will it be Poster Boy's vandalism of a few MoMA subway ads? Or how we finally, maybe, almost learned who the Hipster Runoff guy is? Or perhaps the time Kanye West told everybody that Thom Yorke was basically worse than O.J. Simpson? We doubt it!

    Clearly this week belonged only to Hugh Jackman and his world-changing opening number at last Sunday's Oscars. For posterity, though, after the jump Vulture looks back on all the other boring crap that happened.

    -- Slumdog Millionairewon a few awards.

    -- Vulture hero Anil Kapoor proved that teleportation is possible.

    -- "Jai Ho" finally got the Japanese remix it was just begging for.

    -- It took twenty people to hand out four awards.

    -- Mickey Rourkeprepared a speech for nothing.

    -- Philip Seymour Hoffman wore a hat.

    -- Fake beards were sold out all over Los Angeles.

    -- We helped Mickey Rourke win his next Oscar.

    -- Michel Gondry got a job.

    -- Harry Knowlesshocked the world.

    -- We counted down Lost's most adorable babies.

    -- There was a drunken coat-check fiasco at MoMA.

    -- Philip Roth went back to work.

    -- So did Samuel L. Jackson.

    -- Locke came back to life.

    -- Another beloved Lost character [spoiler, spoiler, spoiler]!

    -- The Jonas Brothers saved the economy.

    -- Jeremy Piven got justice at last.

    Previously on NYmag.com's Vulture...