I spent the weekend working, facilitating a program at a conference. That may sound kind of sucky, but I solidified my Silver Medallion status on Delta for 2016 and I got a king size bed all to myself for two nights, so you’ve gotta look on the bright side of things. At the very least, I had a better weekend than these people.
I must admit, there is just something about Ronda Rousey that kind of bugs me. I don’t know if it’s her overwhelming confidence that rubs me the wrong way, or maybe I am just insanely jealous of her rocking body. She’s just not my favorite. So I wasn’t exactly sad to see her winning streak end Saturday night in Australia.
Rousey (now 12-1) was knocked out by challenger Holly Holm (10-0) in the second round of UFC 193. According to the Bleacher Report, Holm told FoxNews that she went into the fight with a game plan: “We didn’t want to be there for her counter. She has knockout power. I didn’t want to make that a habit getting hit by the counter. We needed to move and be precise. She hit me a few times. She has the power, but you have to be in range. I wanted to go forward in a smart way. I didn’t want her to bum-rush me to the cage. The game plan we had worked out great.” While Holm’s plan worked in her favor, Bleacher Report writer Jonathan Snowden seemed to imply that Rousey was woefully underprepared for it, stating “While the challenger stuck to her game plan like it was handed down by the MMA gods, Rousey seemed to have no plan at all.”
Apparently, Ronda never heard the old adage “when you fail to plan, you plan to fail” that my mom liked to drop on me every time I forgot to study for a test. [via The Bleacher Report]
Color-Blind Football Fans
Every time the NFL tries to shake it up with the uniforms, it’s pretty much a giant disaster. I mean, I think we can all agree that the Steelers’ throwback uniforms make it look like a swarm of giant bumblebees are out there. But I don’t think there’s ever been quite as big of a failure as the “color-rush” uniforms that were worn in Thursday night’s Jets-Bills game.
The bright red and green uniforms worn by the teams were kind of fun…unless you are one of the 1 in 12 American men or 1 in 200 American women who suffer from color blindness. Then, since there are discernible logos on the uniforms, it was difficult to tell what the hell was going on.
For the 8% of American men like me that are Red-Green colorblind, this #JetsVsBills game is a nightmare to watch. No idea what's going on.
— Michael Sterchak (@MichaelSterchak) November 13, 2015
But then again, is there anyone that really cares about a Jets vs. Bills game anyway? [via USA Today]
When I was a kid, I was a big fan of Spaghetti-O’s. I don’t know if it was that sauce that didn’t quite taste like tomatoes or those little bite-size meatballs, but I loved popping opening that can, pouring it into a bowl, and nuking the noodles until I had a delicious meal. Now that I’m an adult and can manage to cook pasta and actual tomato sauce myself, I haven’t enjoyed a can of Spaghetti-O’s in quite some time. Which is a good thing, as it turns out.
Campbell’s issued a massive recall of the canned meal after customers discovered chunks of red plastic mixed in with the sauce and noodles. Apparently, pieces of the can lining were coming loose within the can and causing a choking hazard. The company says the plastic is “food-grade” and “not harmful if swallowed,” but is recalling over 350,000 million cans.
Gives new meaning to that old tag line “Uh-oh, Spaghetti-O’s,” huh? [via The Daily What]
I can’t really imagine what it would be like to make $236,000 for one hour’s worth of work. So, like, I’d work 3 or 4 hours a year and call it a day? Doesn’t sound like a bad gig, right? But apparently Nicki Minaj couldn’t even handle working for a full hour for that outrageous sum, and now she’s being sued over it.
Minaj was scheduled to perform at the Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas last May after the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. Her fee of $236,000 was pre-paid, and all she had to do was show up on time and perform for one hour. Instead, Minaj showed up more than an hour late, stayed for only 34 minutes and only performed two songs. So of course, the club is now suing to get a refund on their payment, claiming Minaj didn’t fulfill her obligations.
Maybe Nicki could give back half of the money…$118,000 for 34 minutes of work sounds like a pretty good deal, and let’s be honest – she probably doesn’t need the money anyway. [via Perez Hilton]
There’s really no good way to get dumped. Whether it’s a person, via text, or even on a post-it a la Sex and the City getting broken up with simply sucks. But imagine if the person you were dating didn’t even have the balls to break up with you him/herself – what if they hired someone to do it?
A new website named The Breakup Shop is allowing cowardly dumpers everywhere to hire them to do the deed for them. You can pay $10 or a break up email, $20 for a “Dear John” letter, or a $29 for a “Hey, it’s over” phone call. If you’re feeling particularly generous toward your ex, you can even spring for an $80 “Break Up Gift Pack,” which will “give your soon-to-be ex a break up with all the trimmings.” Although if there’s not wine and Xanax in there, I’m not quite sure it’s worth it.
The site, developed by two Canadian brothers, proposes that you “Let us handle the messy work of the breakup so that you can spend more time swiping right.” While I suppose that paying someone to do your breaking up for you is slightly less shitty that just ghosting on your significant other, perhaps you need to reflect on the fact that if you’re spineless enough to actually consider using this service – it’s not them, it’s definitely you. [via Daily Mail]