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It’s funny how much more important the weekends are to you when you’re working. My first week of work at my new gig was great, but I definitely found myself yearning for the weekend come Friday morning. My days-off were pretty low key – saw a comedy show, ran some errands, did some shopping – not the most exciting things, but now that I’ve lost 40 free hours in the week, I had things that needed to get down. But even if my weekend was boring, it was better than these people’s.
Bernard “Beanie” Campbell lives! Everyone’s favorite Old School star, Vince Vaughn, has been lying low for the past few years…until last evening, that is.
Vaughn and a passenger were stopped at a checkpoint near Manhattan Beach, CA around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning. According to TMZ, “cops say both men were uncooperative and, initially, refused to get out.” Vaughn was arrested and cited for misdemeanor DUI, as well as obstructing an officer, while his unnamed passenger was booked for obstruction and public intoxication. Both were released after posting bail.
On the upside – have you ever seen a better mug shot?
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) June 10, 2018
Eating healthy is hard, and sometimes it’s worth to take some shortcuts to make the whole thing easier. Unfortunately, for people in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina, taking one particular shortcut may cost them, with some extra time in the bathroom.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a multistate outbreak of salmonella has been linked to pre-cut melon sold at stores such as Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart and Whole Foods/Amazon. As of Saturday, sixty people had reported symptoms of salmonella, which include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Luckily, no deaths have been reported.
You know, there’s never been any reports like this about Cheez-its or Fritos. [via CNN]
While I won’t be eating melon after the above story, I can’t eat lobster because I’m deathly allergic. Which, given that there’s going to be a big shortage soon, is probably a good thing.
According to the New York Post, “A new book warns that Maine’s $1.7 billion lobster industry (which accounts for 80 percent of America’s total lobster harvest and makes up 75 percent of Maine’s fishing revenue) is in jeopardy.” The book, “The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery?” by Christopher White, claims that the issue is that Maine’s coastal waters are warming faster than 99.9 percent of the world’s oceans. While at first these warmer waters created ideal conditions for lobsters, leading to big catches like 2016’s record of 132.5 million pounds, worth $540 million, the waters will soon be too warm, and White expects the lobsters to either head for colder waters or die off.
According to White, “There is little promise that the current boom will last long. The world of the lobster is heating up. The consequence for Maine could be catastrophic.” Not to mention the price of lobster. [via New York Post]
I remember CM Punk back from I used to occasionally watch wrestling (usually after I was too lazy to change the channel after SVU), but he’s apparently made the move to the UFC, and let’s just say it’s not going so well.
Punk was defeated by Mike Jackson in his second UFC bout since joining the UFC in 2014. This lasted three rounds, which is more than can be said for Punk’s 2016 UFC debut, when he submitted after a little more than 2 minutes to welterweight Mickey Gall.
While Punk wants to continue his career, UFC president Dana White may have a different idea, saying, “It probably should be a wrap. The guy is 39 years old. I love the guy. He’s the nicest guy in the world. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight in this fight. And I think he should call it a wrap.” [via ESPN]
Deputy Sheriff Mark Maggs
Bon Homme County, South Dakota Sheriff Lenny Gramkow is quite the sore loser.
After losing in Tuesday’s Republican primary election, Gramkow did what any, upstanding public servant would do – he fired the winner, Deputy Sheriff Mark Maggs, who won by a vote of 878-331.
Gramkow gave no reason for the termination, which occurred minutes after the polls closed, so we’re left to believe that he’s a vengefully son of a bitch who probably shouldn’t have been an elected official in the first place. As for Maggs – he’ll be assuming the sheriff’s office in January as that there is not a Democratic challenger, but it looks like the father of four will be out of work until then. Although I suspect he’s probably got cause for a decent lawsuit against his former boss. [via ABCNews] .