How much are 12,000 video games and 108 consoles worth, besides a whole lot of time wasted deciding what to play? $750,000. The World Record collection of games was put up for sale over Father’s Day so the owner could have money to “help out family and friends”. He estimated it was worth around $700,000, but got a little more than that when the auction ended, landing him $750,250. The buyer’s name and identity is not known. But, if anyone you know goes missing for an extended period of time…
How did you make your baby announcement? Did you do something creative? Morgan and Breanna Medlock who live outside of Huntsville, AL chose to announce the gender of their first baby with a bang. They didn’t do it with balloons or a special color cake that made the announcement when it was cut into…They loaded shotgun shells with confetti and shot them off. They invited friends over for a party (a gender reveal party) and at one point invited everyone to go outside where the dad to be grabbed his gun and shot it dousing everyone in pink confetti to let them know it was going to be a girl. So we have baby showers, gender reveal parties…let’s draw the line there because the next rung down is conception parties and that’s just weird.
Starbucks wants to pay for employees college. They say they will cover the costs of an online education for employees who work at least 20 hours. So, if you work more than 20 hours at Starbucks you’re about to have your hours cut!
So now, not only will you have a job when you’re done and have your schooling paid for… but you may be able to spell the name right of 4 out of 5 customers!
A 30-year-old Florida woman was arrested last week for allegedly putting seven lobster tails into her pants and walking out of a Publix in Volusia County without paying for them. She was caught on camera, with a store security officer tailing her as she walked past the cashiers. He stopped her as she walked out and the cops came to get her. She told cops she intended to trade the 80-plus-dollars’ worth of lobster tails for either Chinese food or prescription drugs. She’s lookin’ at jail time. Now, had she just led FSU to a National Championship it would have been 20 hours picking up garbage on the side of the road.
Animals are right about as often as the odds makers are. Having animals pick winners in sports isn’t anything new. Zoos across the country do it for the world series, Super Bowl….in 2010 Paul the Octopus was the official animal prognosticator for the World Cup. Pandas in China have been forbidden from predicting World Cup scores this year. The idea was to have them choose between two baskets of food, each would have the flags of countries playing one another on them. After careful consideration, it was determined the activity involved too much human interaction. This was too much, but the constant poking and prodding to get them to mate isn’t? Maybe this is what they wait for…”Honey, not until after I see if I picked the Belgium-Algeria game right.
Authorities in Indonesia have launched an investigation after a woman was accused of giving birth to a lizard. Officials have sent a team of experts to the woman’s remote village where a midwife claims the lizard was born. Scientists a pretty sure the claim is nonsense plus Jane Badler is too old to have kids (look it up).
It was a joke. There’s no push to bring Father’s Day to an end. On Friday the hashtag #EndFathersDay went viral on Twitter. It was the doings of 4chan, a site that’s the “rude, raunchy underbelly of the Internet”. They started it saying it was a holiday celebrating misogyny, demanding appreciation and gifts for doing what a father should be doing anyway. A lot of people took it seriously. But you have to wonder how many dad’s thought it was a good idea after opening their gift?
If you’re getting engaged or married go to Charleston, SC because Bill Murray could end up crashing your party. He must be there shooting a movie, but he’s getting out quite a bit. A few weeks ago he crashed a bachelor party at a restaurant and now he’s popped up in a couple’s engagement pictures. The happy couple was out with their photographer taking pictures and they were laughing uncontrollably at one point and when the photographer turned around there was Bill with his shirt pulled up, slapping his belly. That’s when they asked him to hop in a few pictures, which he did. It seems like everyone’s out to one-up people when it comes to proposals and weddings…how’d you like to be friends with this couple?
When you speak, if you pack your sentences with “you know,” “I mean,” and “like” you aren’t being ditzy, you’re being conscientious. A new study (in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology) says “filler words” tend to be used by people who are more thoughtful . They’re using the words to imply rephrase what they’re trying to say in an effort to ‘soften the blow.’ If you’re afraid of how someone will take what you’re going to say, packing 20 likes into it will defiantly make whatever it is you’re going to say a lot less painful to hear than it was listening to you try and get to the point.