Stuff and Nonsense - 20 May 17
Well, this week was pretty nice… The weather got downright gorgeous, the sun was shining, the birds were singing… And I felt like minor crap… Nothing horrifying, but between my stomach and not really wanting to move around a lot… A great week wasted… But we will see…
Let’s see what’s going on in the REST of the world…
In Local News…
Derek Jeter’s number was retired, and he got a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s “Monument Park”! Nice going, Captain… But we all know your greatest achievements were off the field!
NYS will drop Worker’s Compensation rates!
A nutball, believed to be high on K2 mowed down 20 people, killing one in Times Square!
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pled guilty to sexting with a minor… And his wife filed for divorce the same day!
Elsewhere in the Nation…
DT shared classified info with Russia last week… Uh, serious no-no pal!
And burned the source on that intel… Nice move! Good luck getting people to trust us with info!
...And GODDAMNIT, STAY OFF THE F**KING TWITTER!
Former FBI Chief James Comey has agreed to testify in a public Senate hearing… This is gonna be good!
Chelsea Manning will remain on active duty in the US Army after she gets released from prison… She got a Presidential pardon for treason…
The “Wannacry” hacking scandal is just the beginning of the NSA’s headaches!
United Airline’s cockpit security information was made public… Nice going, guys…
Sheriff Clarke was hired by the Dept. of Homeland Security!
Hackers are holding Disney movies hostage!
Hilary Clinton is back, leading a “resistance group” against DT… Let it go, girl!
Elsewhere on the Planet (and beyond) …
N. Korea launched yet another missile, this time they claim it can carry a “large nuclear warhead” … Russia is watching, dummy; and they DON’T play around!
NASA has a new Mars rover, and it’s VERY cool!
A mummy-filled catacomb was discovered in Egypt!
Some stories that just caught my eye this week…
Some Brooklyn homeowners have to pay to sit on their stoops!
A man in TX sued his date, for texting during “Guardians of the Galaxy”! Don’t blame ya, pal!
…And James Gunn (the director of “Guardians”) weighs in!
“Manhattanhenge” is 29-30 May this year!
All your favorite candies are changing! Thanx, Michelle…
The kid who built a clock, that was mistaken for a bomb, had his discrimination suit dismissed!
Some interesting people passed away this week…
Actor Powers Boothe (Sin City, Tombstone) died…
Singer Chris Cornell (“Soundgarden”) died…
Former Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey died…
FOX News CEO Roger Ailes died…
William Baumol died… Who’s he?
Well, that’s the way the week went… And I do hope yours met with your satisfaction… We’ve got some great things to share this week, like a new “Thug Notes”; this week reviewing “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Joss Whedon’s 2K6 “Wonder Woman” script, POV footage of NASA spacewalks, our pal Roger is back with “If Smartwatch Ads were Honest”, cool pictures, trivia, “Daily Dumbasses”, and lots more… As always, a huge thanx to everyone who sent me things (or the ideas for things) … I always need the giggle…