Happy Monday, friends. Yes, it’s Monday and that sucks, but look at this way: you likely have both Thursday and Friday off. I actually have to work on Friday – but given that “working” that day will pretty much mean getting paid for online shopping and eating free pizza, life ain’t that bad. At the very least, I’ve got it better than these people.
I imagine that it’s difficult to get a minute to yourself when you are running for President of the United States. People always want to talk to you: your advisors, hecklers, the voters. But I also imagine that it can’t mean good things for your candidacy if no one wants to talk to you. Which happened to Chris Christie this weekend.
Christie’s flight from San Francisco to Boston was delayed on Friday morning when it was turned back to the gate so that a passenger could be removed from the aircraft for unnamed reasons. Christie, along with all of the other passengers, was forced to wait out the delay in the terminal. And that’s when someone snapped this pic:
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) November 20, 2015
There’s Christie, with nary another person within a five-foot radius. Seriously, it’s like someone made an announcement over the airport speaker system that the New Jersey governor has Ebola. Of course, it’s possible that his security team was keeping people away…or more likely, that his fellow passengers figure that Christie has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the election and decided not to bother. [via Esquire ]
Well, it looks like the reigning national champions are not likely to be in the mix to defend their title this year, particularly after a rather shocking loss on Saturday at home versus Michigan State.
The game was tied with :03 left on the clock when Michigan State junior Michael Geiger kicked a 41-yard field goal through crappy weather conditions to lead the Spartans to victory. The loss marked Ohio State’s first loss in 24 games, and handed control of the Big Ten East to Michigan State. ESPN even issued an apology to Baylor, stating, “The Bears aren’t the most overrated team in the country. It’s actually defending national champion Ohio State, which lost to Michigan State 17-14 at home on Saturday,” adding, “Somehow, it took us 12 weeks to figure out the Buckeyes aren’t really that good.”
Ouch. [via USA Today]
It’s not too often that Jay-Z loses money,but he lost a pretty good chunk of it on Saturday night when Canelo Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to claim the WBC middleweight belt at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation manages Cotto, while former boxer Oscar De La Hoya manages Alvarez. Not only did Hova’s boxer lose, but Jay also lost a side bet with De La Hoya, where the loser would ante up $100,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.
Beyoncé does not look happy.
Beyoncé in Las Vegas for Cotto Vs. Canelo match pic.twitter.com/TsV7RyVw8D
— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) November 22, 2015
The Hunger Games
Expectations were that the last installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which opened this weekend, would have the biggest debut of the series. And while the film easily won both the domestic and worldwide box office, the $101 million US opening/$247 million worldwide opening actually fell far short of predictions. Hopes were that the film would surpass the $274.9 worldwide opening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. In fact, Mockingjay – Part 2 had the worst opening of any of the series’ films.
Maybe it will make Jennifer Lawrence feel a little better to know that Julia Roberts had a pretty crappy weekend as well – her new movie, Secret in Their Eyes, earned an estimated $6.6 million from 2,392 locations on its opening weekend, marking the worst opening of Roberts’ career for a movie in 2,000 or more theaters.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
Ok, I’ll admit that my fellow citizens of Massachusetts can be a bit fucked up. I blame it on the fact that we are trapped inside for five months out of the year while the snow banks grow taller than me. (Not that that’s hard, I’m pretty short). Anyway, yes, we are pretty screwed up, but this is pretty weird, even for us.
On Friday, a number of middle school students in Melrose, a suburb of Boston, were attacked…for having red hair. Apparently, it was “National Kick A Ginger Day” and some pre-teens were actually fucked up enough to take that seriously, assaulting about a dozen of their classmates for being gingers.
According to victim Ryan Constantino, “Somebody would come and say ‘National Kick A Ginger Day’ and they would kick someone.” This mimics an episode of “South Park,” in which the students target kids who had red hair.
According to WHDH.com, “The school sent a note home to parents saying the incident was intended to “marginalize” a certain group of students. The note also said the incidents are considered assault.” However, police have said that no charges will be filed.
Actually, you know who had a worse weekend than these red-headed kids? Us. Because these little shits who take their life clues from a cartoon to be the ones in charge someday, and we’re probably all going to be screwed. [via WHDH] .
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