Devin James is Back With A Ferguson-Related Memoir
Remember Devin James? He’s the public relations guy that briefly worked for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership on issues in Ferguson.
Now he’s back with a book about himself and the “character assassination that occurred when James refused to play along“. I’m guessing that bit of spin is about the whole people found out he previously killed someone and gives his clients really bad advice.
If the book were maybe $5 I would buy it on my Kindle just to see what kind of crazy things are in there, but no way am I buying Inside Ferguson: A Voice for the Voiceless from Amazon for $18.
Because I can’t really give any insight into what’s in the book, here’s the trailer.
Is Amazon An Awful Place To Work? Jeff Bezos Doesn’t Think So
Don’t think for a second that me not buying that book is some kind of protest against Amazon. It’s solely because I have better things to spend my money on than that guy’s book. But speaking of Amazon, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos is not happy about a recent New York Times article. The NYT article in question, “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas In A Bruising Workplace” was published over the weekend. The authors talked to more than 100 current and former employees of Amazon for the story. Bezos says that Amazon would never tolerate many of the practices described in the article.
E’Dena Hines Dies After Savage Stabbing Attack
E’Dena Hines, the granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman, was killed over the weekend in New York City. Hines was viciously stabbed to death by her deranged and bat-shit crazy maybe boyfriend, according to several reports. A witness said that the man yelled “Get Out, Devils” as he stabbed the 33-year-old. 30-year-old Lamar Davenport was charged with murder.
John Oliver On Televangelists
John Oliver took on televangelists and the lunacy of their fundraising in the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight. It’s quite unfortunate that our town’s Joyce Meyer didn’t get called out.
David Denson Becomes First Openly Gay Baseball Player On Technicality
Sean Conroy of the Vallejo Admirals became the first openly gay active professional baseball player back in June. David Denson announced his sexuality late last week and was lauded as the first openly gay professional baseball player by media outlets. You see Conroy’s Admirals play in an independent league while Denson plays for the Helena Brewers of the Northwest League, an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. Denson spoke to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel about the coming out process.
Bugs Bunny Slays The Whip/Nae Nae Dance
The video was posted two months ago but is just now going viral.
Straight Outta Compton Blows Away Expectations In Debut
Straight Outta Compton exceeded expectations in its debut weekend with $56.1 million to lead the weekend box office. Late last week in my Weekend Movie Guide I cited expectations from The Hollywood Reporter that the film would make in the $25-$35 million range. The newest Mission: Impossible made an estimated $17 million in its third weekend to beat The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘s disappointing debut of $13.5 million.
I’ll have my on the weekend box office numbers on Thursday in my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll also preview the movies opening this weekend, Sinister 2, American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47 and Grandma.
Woody Will Find Love In Toy Story 4
Woody, the lovable toy cowboy and star of the Toy Story franchise, will find love in Toy Story 4, according the Disney’s chief creative officer. John Lasseter revealed the movie details over the weekend at the D23 Expo. The plot of the newest installment will center on Woody and Buzz working together to find Bo Peep, the object of Woody’s affection. Toy Story 4 will open in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. Here’s a piece from CinemaBlend with other things you might want to know about Toy Story 4.
The Band Perry Releases “Live Forever” Music Video
Cristiano Ronaldo Pays $18.5 Million For New York City Flat
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo recently paid $18.5 million for a condo in New York City’s Trump Tower. The building is partially owned by Donald Trump. Ronaldo’s contract with Real Madrid ends in 2018 and rumors have flown for awhile that he may look to come play for an MLS squad.
New Book’s Pages Turn Raw Sewage Into Drinking Water
Researchers recently unveiled a book on water safety that they have developed that is basically magic. The book’s pages can be used to turn water that would likely kill you into the water you need to live.
The “Baltimore Batman” Is Dead
Lenny Robinson was known as the “Baltimore Batman” around Baltimore where he visited hospitals and other children frequently dressed as the caped crusader. Robinson was killed on Sunday evening on I-70 in Baltimore after his Batmobile reportedly broke down on the highway and he was hit by a car as he apparently exited the vehicle.
Awful-Tasting Soylent May Be Getting Sued
Stay with me on this one. There are people out there that instead of eating food for some meals, they drink a terrible, awful, no-good, very bad awful tasting shake thing. Soylent claims to be all nutritional and good for your body. I know someone who drinks this stuff and he had me try a sip of this one day. Imagine putting a stick of chalk (white, not the fun colored ones) in a glass of water and then drinking it. Seriously it is god-awful.
An environmental health watchdog group is claiming Soylent has levels of lead and cadmium that violate California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.
Seriously, people. Real food is delicious and God’s gift to us. Eat it. The founders of our great country would want you to eat food.
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