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Is there anything better than a long weekend? No. Is there anything worse than returning to work after a long weekend? No. But as we suffer from a turkey-and-stuffing hangover at our desks this morning, there are definitely some people who had it a bit worse this weekend.
Pharmacists (and Architects and Lawyers)
It’s the last week of the month, which means you are probably scraping together your pennies to pay your student loan bill. Well, Esquire made all of us with college debt feel just a little bit worse with this tweet:
In-N-Out Burger managers make more money than a pharmacist pic.twitter.com/9ZYShHuK8T
— Esquire (@esquire) November 25, 2018
That’s right – 160,000 as a manager at In-N-Out. Now, we don’t have that particular chain here in MA, so I’m crap out of luck, but the rest of you should probably start applying ASAP.
I usually don’t get political here, but this guy is such a douche that he can’t be left out.
Papadopoulos, whose drunken ramblings essentially started the Russia special counsel investigation, is scheduled to report on Monday to begin his 14-day sentence for lying to the FBI in said-investigation. But he’s only going after a federal judge rejected his last-minute bid to avoid going in the first place.
Seriously, dude? You lied to the FBI. That’s some serious shit. Paris Hilton managed to serve 23 days and that was for just violating probation in a drunk driving case. A 14-day sentence is a gift from God Robert Mueller. So take your two weeks and then slither back into the hole you came from, you scumbag.
Also, fun fact: the judge that told Papadopoulos he has to report on Monday is named Randy Moss.
[via Daily Mail UK]
Rivalry weekend was pretty crazy, with Ohio State blowing out Michigan and Clemson trouncing South Carolina. But the prize for most crushing defeat has to go to LSU.
It’s not that the Tigers lost by much to the Aggies – just two points – but that was after seven overtimes.
The game was pretty tame until Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams was stripped of the ball by LSU linebacker Devon White early in the fourth quarter. Michael Divinity Jr.’s subsequently scored a 58-yard touchdown return to tie the game at 24-24, setting the stage for overtime.
The game finally ended with a two-point conversion for A&M to get the win:
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 25, 2018
It’s got to suck making an effort for 4 hours, 53 minutes to come up two points short.
[via Bleacher Report]
What could be a bigger boon for pay-per-view profits than a big event on the laziest day of the year? Well, that’s exactly what the big match between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods was supposed to be, at $20 a pop with tons of people expected to tune in. But unfortunately for them, it didn’t turn out that way.
After an issue with the interface for B/R Live, cable companies such as Turner Sports, Comcast, DirecTV, U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications, Dish and Sling TV were forced to take down the paywall to ensure that those had paid for the event could watch it. Now, the companies are having to issue refunds to those paying customers since that action allowed millions of people to watch the event for free.
Looks like it was definitely a “black” Friday for our cable company friends, huh? But let’s not feel too badly them – they’re still robbing us blind every other day of the year. [via USA Today]
If you didn’t know, the basic plot of Robin Hood is about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Unfortunately for the makers of the latest reboot of the tale, the rich aren’t getting their money back from poor moviegoers.
The film opened this weekend and earned $14.2 million at 2,715 venues over the five-day long weekend, getting creamed by Creed II and Ralph Breaks The Internet. Given that the film, starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx, cost around $100 million to make, it looks like the Lionsgate and Summit joint production may be a candidate for dud of the year.
Ouch. [via Variety] .