Here’s hoping that this Monday after Mother’s Day finds your mother happy from her day yesterday and you with a large cup of coffee in your hand to face the week ahead. For me, I’m coming off a weekend away with Mom and looking forward to a girl’s trip this weekend, so I’m living the words of the great 1991 Loverboy song:
Everybody’s working for the weekend
Everybody wants a little romance
Everybody’s goin’ off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance, oh
While I’m not exactly goin’ off the deep end, that’s actually a pretty accurate description of what happened for a few people this weekend.
Frankly, I don’t understand the appeal of NASCAR. I’ve tried, but I just find watching cars endlessly driving around in circles incredibly boring. But I do understand that puts me in the minority since an average race is watched by 2–4 million households. Which means that a ton of people were watching on Saturday when Almirola was in a fiery crash.
The driver was participating in the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway when the right-front brake rotor on Joey Logano’s car apparently exploded after a restart on Lap 199, sending his car hurtling into Danica Patrick’s. Almirola was going too fast to avoid the crashed cars and almost went airborne.
Almirola was taken off the track on a stretcher, was airlifted to University of Kansas Medical Center, and diagnosed with a compression fracture to the T5 vertebra. However, things were looking up on Sunday, when he was released from the hospital and returned to Charlotte, N.C.
Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery. [via The Bleacher Report]
Baseball is a sport that I do understand, and there was also a pretty scary moment in that sport this weekend that well.
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta was at the plate during the seventh inning on Friday night, facing Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Johnny Barbato. Barbato threw a 93 mph fastball, which nailed Iannetta right in the face.
Iannetta suffered a fracture in his nose, a split lip, several damaged teeth and has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, even though a CT scan came back negative. For his part, Barbato told MLB.com, “Just got away. Obviously wasn’t on purpose or anything. I think I felt worse than anyone in the stadium at the time.” He also noted that the two have exchanged text messages since the incident. [via TMZ]
I’m the oldest of my siblings, so I never had a protective big brother. After reading this story, I think I’m pretty thankful for that birth order.
The unnamed sister of Twitter-user @DannyMoralesss likely did not have a super awesome prom, since she was forced to with her aforementioned brother, who tweeted about it on Friday night:
‘Cause that’s not creepy or anything. Of course, Twitter had some thoughts on the brother/sister prom date:
On the upside, that girl’s dress is scorching. On the downside, heaven help any dude that noticed her in it. [via Someecards]
For some people, Travis Scott may be better known as the guy who is currently Kylie Jenner. But the musician is currently on tour, and his show on Saturday night actually landed him in jail.
Scott was arrested after performing at the Walmart Ampitheatre in Rogers, Arkansas on Saturday night for inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Keith Foster, Public Information Officer for the Rogers Police Department, released a statement regarding Scott (whose real name is Jacques Webster), saying:
During the concert, Webster encouraged people to rush the stage and bypass security protocols to ensure concert goer safety. During the rush to the stage several people were injured, including an employee from the security company hired to help monitor and control the crowd, and a member of the police department. The injured subjects were treated at the AMP by members of the Rogers Fire Department and Mercy Medical.
This isn’t the first time Scott’s onstage antics have landed him in trouble; he was charged with disorderly conduct charges following his 2015 performance at Lollapalooza, and recently came under fire after he urged a fan to jump from a third story balcony during a concert in New York.
Some people may want to ask Scott why he keeps encouraging his fans to do dumb things, but I actually only have one question for him: why would you change your name from Jacques Webster to Travis Scott? Jacques is way cooler. [via People]
If I were going to break into a store, it would likely be a jewelry store. More $$ for your effort, you know? But bears don’t exactly think the same way as people, and for reasons known only to him, this small black bear tried to break into hardware store in Grand Coulee, Washington. The subsequent video does show a similarity between me and the bear, because I’m pretty sure it would go just about as well if I ever attempted to lead a life of breaking-and-entering.
Okay, I need to be honest…I’ve totally done that on more than one occasion, and I wasn’t even trying to steal anything. [via Mashable] .