Friday, December 1, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • They're calling the Matt Lauer scandal at NBC, "Dirty Rock." 
  • Jim Nabors, best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," has passed away at age 87. 
  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is said to be seriously considering a run for president in 2020. 
  • The same week ESPN cut 150 employees, Buzzfeed sliced off 100 workers. 
  • Music producer Russell Simmons is stepping down from his fashion and production businesses after a screenwriter said in a column in the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991. 
  • They hit minus 60-degrees in Siberia this week and it was only November. 
  • Alex Malzone has become the second University of Michigan quarterback to transfer out of that program within a week. 
  • Taylor Swift and Ray Charles are now tied for the same number of hit singles. 
  • Applebee's is offering $1 Long Island Ice Teas throughout December. What could possibly go wrong? 
  • A new study is claiming that using mouthwash increases your risk of diabetes. 
  • A driver was arrested in California with methamphetamines and a human skull in the trunk of his car. 
  • Another study says that marriage may actually reduce your risk of dementia. 
  • Viagra will soon be available in the UK without a prescription. 
  • Donnie Wahlberg reportedly left a $1,000 tip at an Indiana Waffle House. 
  • The future member of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle once worked as a briefcase model on "Deal Or No Deal" during the 2006-2007 season. 
  • When Glen Campbell died in August, he left behind eight kids. Three of them were left out of his will. 
  • Seriously, they're selling upside-down Christmas trees this year. Home Depot, Target, Walmart, Kohls and Bed Bath & Beyond all have the them for sale, ranging from $150-$1,000. Some are already sold out. 
  • Anthony Senerchia, who suffered from ALS and helped make the "ice bucket challenge" viral, passed away last weekend. He was 46. 
  • An electrician in Australia was fired after the company found out he was actually out playing golf during his work days. By placing his phone inside a foil snack bag, they were unable to see that he was at the golf course... 140 times over the past two years. 
  • In California, a contractor was trying to send a message to a local attorney by setting a pickup truck on fire and placing a dead bird on his porch along with a flaming box of feces. If only he hadn't done all that in front of the wrong house. 
  • By the way, if you're keeping score at home, a fifth accuser has stepped forward against Senator Al Franken. 
  • American Airlines had a software glitch which allowed their pilots to all pick vacation time around Christmas. This left them 1500 pilots short of what they need for all their flights. They're offering 150% pay for those who will help cover the flights, but it could get touchy.

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