Happy Monday, kids! All of us know someone that complains every Monday about what a horrible weekend it was. Maybe it’s your coworker Bob that was actually forced to parent this children for two days because his wife had the audacity to want to go away for a girls’ trip. Maybe it’s your roommate who complains that how tired he is on Monday morning when all he did all day Saturday and Sunday was play X-Box. Or maybe it’s you, because you have to listen to these morons bitch about their weekends. But, as they say, there’s always someone who has it worse than you.
1. Brian Williams
Quick – what channel is MSNBC on your TV? Oh, you don’t know? That’s right – no one does, because no one actually watches MSNBC. But that’s where Brian Williams will be stuck when he comes back to NBC News in August after a suspension for exaggerating his role in several news stories, including an enemy fire situation in Iraq in 2003. As a result, Williams was stripped of his job as the anchor of NBC’s Nightly News and relegated to MSNBC. It’s probably a fitting punishment, but this is also the same man that had to watch his daughter enjoy getting her salad tossed on Girls earlier this year. Hasn’t he suffered enough? (Via The New York Times)
Ok, I must admit that I don’t know (or care) much about Greece’s financial crisis, but here is what I do know: the country owes 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by June 30th as a result of their 2012 bailout package. Now, there’s a been a time or two that I’ve been behind on sending in a student loan payment and those bastards have been all up in my business because I was late paying a few hundred bucks. So I can only imagine what it’s like to owe the equivalent of four times Jay-Z’s net worth to an organization that represents 188 of the world’s nations, including the U.S., China, and Russia. I don’t think that Vladimir Putin is going to be real cool with people that default on loans. (Via Newsweek)
3. Brandi Glanville
The woman who took being abandoned for a younger woman and made a career out of it has been dumped again, this time by the Real Housewives franchise. Glanville was ditched by husband Eddie Cibrian for LeAnn Rimes back in 2009, but she parlayed that into a role on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as a successful career as an author. However, due to her reported “diva-like” behavior, she was axed from the show late last week. Word broke over the weekend that producers are willing to get Glanville “earn” back her spot on the show if she can act “appropriately” during guest spots on the upcoming season. But if you’ve ever watched the show, you know that’s about as likely as the boobs on any of the show’s stars being real. (Via TMZ)
It’s hard to say that a company that had a $91 million dollar opening weekend of their new movie, Inside Out, had a bad weekend. After all, the film did have the top debut of all time for an original Pixar title. So what’s so bad about that? Well, this is the first time since Toy Story’s release in 1995 that a Pixar movie did not open at number one in North America. Besting Inside Out was, of course, Jurassic World, which made $110.3 million in its second weekend, proving that dinosaurs trampling innocent people will always trump feelings. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)
5. Dustin Johnson
Coming off a “hiatus” for what was widely rumored to be a failed drug test, Dustin Johnson was one putt away from winning the U.S. Open. One putt that he missed. Okay, no big deal – if he had just two-putted, he would have gone into an 18-hole play-off today with Jordan Spieth. Johnson missed that putt too. So instead of a big trophy, DJ is headed home with this…
Yeah, nevermind. He still had a better weekend than you. (Via FOXSports)
Know of someone that had a bad weekend? Email us (pictures are always welcome) and you could see it in a future column.