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After sleeping past 10:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday for the first time in months, I must admit, I had a pretty good weekend. But if you weren’t as lucky to get as much sleep as I did, you may be captaining the struggle bus today. But fear not, my friends – there are definitely some people that had a worse weekend than you.
At this point, news of Steve-O from Jackass getting arrested, as he was Sunday evening, isn’t exactly a surprise to anyone. I mean, this is a man who was once arrested on obscenity and assault charges for stapling his scrotum to his leg. But the surprising thing about his latest arrest is the reason behind it.
Steve-O (real name: Stephen Glover) was apparently protesting SeaWorld when he climbed a crane at a Hollywood construction site carrying a large inflated whale.
Steve-O posted multiple broadcasts to his Facebook from his perch on the crane before he climbed down around 9pm and was arrested. Sounds like someone was really touched by Blackfish. [via NBC Los Angeles]
Despite a tremendous amount of advertising – and a cross-promotion campaign with Denny’s – the new Fantastic Four movie that debuted on Friday was a giant flop, earning just $26.2 million at North American movie theaters over the weekend. You may not think that sounds that bad, but given that the film had a $120 million dollar budget and that Marvel movies typically gross $20 million-plus in just one night on opening weekend, it’s pretty much a disaster for 20th Century Fox. The original film in the franchise, 2005 Fantastic Four, and its sequel, 2007’s Fantastic Four: The Silver Surfer, both earned more than double during their opening weekends, but according to Chris Aronson, head of distribution for Fox, “The combination of less-than-desirable reviews and the power of social media conspired to suppress the opening” of this version. Better luck next time, Fox. [via NY Daily News]
Passengers on Delta Flight 1889
I travel so much for work that I rarely am rattled when there’s turbulence or a storm while I’m in flight. Knock back a few of those free-because-I’m-silver-elite vodkas and I’m good to go through pretty much anything. But if I had been on this Saturday’s flight from my hometown of Boston to Salt Lake City, I likely would have peed my pants. The Airbus A320 was heavily damaged by hail in flight, with its windshield almost completely shattered, the nose cone, which houses radar and navigational equipment, broken and the front of the plane almost completely stripped of paint.
Delta flight 1889 last night after it was nearly destroyed by a hailstorm while in flight pic.twitter.com/JElLHNzaRr
— Internet Palace (@InternetPalace) August 9, 2015
The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver, where no one was injured but one person requested to go the hospital. At least once they changed their pants, the passengers could go out and discover that Denver is way cooler than Salt Lake City anyway. [via Fox13Now]
I’ll admit that I don’t know much about professional wrestling, but I do know that most of the action is supposed to take place between the two people in the ring. But during a WWE house show in Victoria, British Columbia Saturday night, a fan decided he wanted to get in on the action. During a match between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt, the unnamed fan threw a “Money in the Bank” replica briefcase at Reigns, which struck him in the back of the head. Security immediately removed the fan and police were called, although there is no word on if charges were filed. Reigns finished the match, but he appeared to be “stunned and frustrated” – probably because he wasn’t expecting something real to actually happen during a wrestling match.
[via The Bleacher Report]
It’s no secret that the Russian government is straight up crazy. But now those bastards have gone too far. About a year ago, Putin put a ban on some Western food products after both the European Union and the U.S. imposed sanctions after Moscow annexed Crimea. Well, after all this time, they finally took action on that bold move by steamrolling nine TONS of imported cheese. Even worse? They incinerated tons of boxes of bacon. Destroying loads of delicious cheese and bacon? Insane. Doing so when over 20 million of your citizens are below the poverty line, and your whacked out sanctions have led to higher prices and shortages? Completely batshit crazy. [via The BBC] .
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