It’s a holiday here in Boston today – Patriots’ Day. You probably just thought that was the name of the Mark Wahlberg movie about the Marathon Bombing, but it’s actually a legit holiday. Patriots’ Day observes the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775. Traditionally held on the third Monday of April, it is also Marathon Monday here in the city and a Red Sox home day game is almost always played. All of that being said…I am still at work today after cooking brunch for twenty people yesterday. Of course, the work day will cease around 11 a.m. for Red Sox/Marathon viewing, so I shouldn’t complain too much since I still had a better weekend than these people.
I’ve lost count of how many times 50 Cent has appeared in this column, but here he is yet again.
The rapper made news last week after he punched a woman at a show who grabbed his arm and pulled him off the stage. Despite the fact that the woman, Donnetta Derr, later come on stage at twerked, she apparently wasn’t fine: she went to the hospital the next day, and then hired attorney Warren Brown, who tells TMZ that Derr will be initiating a law suit against Fiddy, his co-performer The Lox, and Baltimore Soundstage, the show’s venue.
Pretty sure he’s going wind up paying more than fifty cents. [Via TMZ]
Donald Trump Jr.
Also making a repeat appearance here is the namesake of our Cheeto-in-Chief. Trump Jr. was pool side in Florida this weekend, and decided to wear a t-shirt to troll the “mainstream media.”
As you probably imagined, the internet decided to troll right back:
And the best one? A simple crop:
As I’ve said before, I’m not a huge fan of MMA. But even so, I recognized the viciousness of the kick that Sabina “Colombian Queen” Mazo delivered to Thorton during Legacy Fighting Alliance 9 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Friday.
Because I couldn’t describe it any better than this, to quote The Bleacher Report: after the kick, “Thorton folded up like a thrift-store accordion and hit the mat inside Firelake Arena like a rock.”
Thankfully, Thorton was able to leave the ring under her own power. But I’m thinking she spent the rest of the weekend in a little bit of pain. [Via Bleacher Report]
PGP’s official deal closer, David Ruff, made headlines last week when he revealed that he squeezes his avocados instead of slicing them. But in bad news for Mr. Ruff, and all avocado lovers, new information says that you should probs cut back on your avo-intake for health reasons.
According to The Daily Mail, “Nutritionists say we should limit our intake of the Instagram darling to just half an avocado a day – and eating more than that could lead to weight gain.”
Yes, avocados contain so-called healthy fats, such as monounsaturated fatty acids. But even so, the average one has 22 grams of those fats, which is one third of the daily recommended allowance, as well as somewhere between 250 to 280 calories. Hence, the call for all of us basic bitches and dudes to cut back on our consumption.
Good luck trying to turn down that avo-toast at brunch, though. [Via The Daily Mail]
The Animals Of Easter
For some reason, Easter, more than any other holiday, causes people to put ridiculous headpieces on their pet – mainly dogs, but with a few exceptions. And while that may suck for them – it makes for a wonderful gallery for us to start on a Monday morning..
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