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I have to admit, I’m writing this on Sunday afternoon with a full-on case of the blahs. It’s Selection Sunday, but that’s sort of anti-climatic this year since TBS is apparently just going to announce all the teams right at 6:00 p.m. It’s the Sunday after springing ahead (more on that below) so I’m all kinds of messed up. And apparently the 3rd storm in less than three weeks is headed my way, so I probably should be preparing to lose power yet again instead of watching an SVU marathon. So given all of that, let’s get to it, shall we?
This will be the last time I write about Mr. Shkreli, who had made frequent appearances in this column over the last few years. And that’s because he’s going away for quite a long time.
After the so-called “pharma bro” was ordered earlier this week to forfeit about $7.4 million in assets, including a one-of-a-kind Wu Tang Clan album, another album (“Tha Carter V” by Lil Wayne), and a Picasso, he was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud and conspiracy.
But before you feel too bad for this scumbag, note that his net worth is still about $20 million, even after subtracting the forfeiture, the 75,000 fine that was also imposed at his sentencing, taxes and legal fees he owes. Guess ripping off HIV patients pays off. [via CNBC]
Providence College lost to Villanova in the Big East championship on Saturday, but Friars coach Ed Cooley is the one who really put on a show.
According to CBSSports, Cooley said, “When I sat down I felt the great breeze in the crack.” There wasn’t enough time during the game for Cooley to step out for a quick change in the overtime thriller, so Cooley stayed courtside and made do with some Gatorade towels to make sure his behind stayed covered.
Providence Coach Ed Cooley is so into the Big East title game that he ripped his pants. pic.twitter.com/EX0oKmWhYL
— Tom Jolly (@TomJolly) March 11, 2018
Pants splitting and losing aside, Cooley’s weekend still wasn’t that bad: with wins on Thursday and Friday over Creighton and Xavier, Providence made the tournament. [via CBSSports]
The headline says it all: “66% of Millennials have nothing saved for retirement.”
Of course, that makes sense when you think about all of the other expenses facing millennials. According to Douglas Boneparth, a certified financial planner and author of The Millennial Money Fix,”I see in practice that a lot of us are putting retirement down the goal priority list, in favor of paying off student debt or buying homes.”
Fair, but it also means that millennials will have to work longer to have enough to retire. And given that most of us would like to have a tomorrow, it may be time to take your company up on that 401k match. [via CNNMoney]
London is one of my favorite cities in the world, but I can’t say that I’d want to wonder around it in the dark. I don’t mean at night – I mean, in the pitch black – which parts of the city were plunged into on Sunday after an unexplained blackout.
The city’s West End, which contains its theater, Soho, and Chinatown areas, was effected by an issue with underground tables. Those who were at shows and restaurants sat in darkness waiting for the lights to come back on before they gave up and went to head home…only to find out that the trains were not running. Londoners took to Twitter to express their frustration:
Power cut in Soho and Chinatown and feels like I’ve walked into the apocalypse pic.twitter.com/ZdXEDa8dax
— Pádraig Prendergast (@prendergast) March 11, 2018
— Jason Ashby (@Jashalee) March 11, 2018
— Liz Martin-Silverstone (@gimpasaura) March 11, 2018
[via The Evening Standard]
All of Us
There are a lot of rough days during the year: the Monday after the Superbowl; New Year’s Day; the sixth of May and the eighteenth of March. But honestly, the day that probably screws me up the most during the year is the Spring Ahead Daylight Savings Time Day. I don’t know what it is, but losing one extra hour of sleep screws me up for weeks. It’s like a never-ending hangover without the fun of excess drinking. And from looking at Twitter, I’m not the only one riding this struggle bus today:
….And the Monday after Daylight Savings Time starts. ☕️😑 pic.twitter.com/b1OyfXvBpM
— Kelly…Just Kelly❤⚾ (@TXBluebonnet66) March 13, 2017
Waking up on daylight savings day to clocks that read different times pic.twitter.com/Jag8yfkdIc
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) March 12, 2017
Having kids basically feels like waking up on the first morning of daylight savings time every day for 18 years.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) March 13, 2017
my Daylight Saving Time aesthetic pic.twitter.com/waky3VTmaj
— Peter Marshall (@PeterJMarshall) March 11, 2018
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