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December 1, 2017

Trump is on the phone...

"Get me Scaramucci! I mean, Jared. Put Jared on the line! How about Tillerson? Is he still around???"

December 1, 2017

Aaron Rodgers could practice on Saturday

Now that's a remarkable recovery. Hope he's not rushing back to his own long-term detriment...

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers is on track to practice Saturday, 45 days after the surgery to repair his broken right collarbone.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback was actually eligible to return to practice on Friday, but coach Mike McCarthy uses Fridays before a Sunday game for recovery, treatment and meetings, and then puts the team through a short practice on Saturdays.

Rodgers has a workout scheduled for Friday, and barring a setback, he would practice Saturday.

"We're looking tomorrow to potentially practice him in a trial return," McCarthy said Friday morning. "That's the outlook. We'll determine that tomorrow after his work today."

December 1, 2017

Top "Why do..." searches by state

Pretty amusing stuff. Anyone here from a particular state who can verify that he/she has in fact "Googled" the matching top search?

Alabama: Why do dogs lick

Alaska: Why do we celebrate Halloween

Arizona: Why do people lie

Arkansas: Why do we sleep

California: Why do flies like poop / Why do ankles swell / Why do birds suddenly appear / Why do girls wear makeup / Why do humans kiss / Why do humans cry / Why do I feel so alone / Why do jumping beans jump / Why do people snore

Colorado: Why do my boobs hurt

Connecticut: Why do yankees do thumbs down

Delaware: Why do dogs eat grass

District of Columbia: Why do I sweat so much

Florida: Why do I feel so alone

Georgia: Why do you love me

Hawaii: Why do roosters crow

Idaho: Why do men have nipples

Illinois: Why do dogs have tails / Why do my teeth hurt / Why do zebras have stripes

Indiana: Why do my boobs hurt / Why do cats knead

Iowa: Why do cats knead

Kansas: Why do cats knead / Why do I sweat so much

Kentucky: Why do cats knead

Louisiana: Why do people yawn

Maine: Why do leaves change color

Maryland: Why do you want to work here

Massachusetts: Why do cats hate water

Michigan: Why do I have diarrhea / Why do people cheat

Minnesota: Why do apples float

Mississippi: Why do living things need water

Missouri: Why do tomatoes split

Montana: Why do dogs eat grass

Nebraska: Why do fireflies glow

Nevada: Why do dogs lick

New Hampshire: Why do leaves change color

New Jersey: Why do yankees do thumbs down

New Mexico: Why do we dream

New York: Why do feet smell

North Carolina: Why do hurricanes form

North Dakota: Why do dogs eat grass

Ohio: Why do I hate myself / Why do guys have nipples

Oklahoma: Why do dogs lick

Oregon: Why do cats knead

Pennsylvania: Why do birds sing / Why do cats hate water / Why do dogs pant / Why do farts smell

Rhode Island: Why do cats purr

South Carolina: Why do I sweat so much / Why do kids bully

South Dakota: Why do dogs eat grass / Why do dogs eat poop

Tennessee: Why do fireflies glow

Texas: Why do ears ring / Why do eyes twitch / Why do I bruise easy / Why do my kidneys hurt / Why do my legs ache / Why
do seals slap themselves / Why do they call it the birds and the bees / Why do veins pop out

Utah: Why do we yawn / Why do NFL players kneel

Vermont: Why do leaves change color

Virginia: Why do people cheat

Washington: Why do cats like boxes

West Virginia: Why do cats purr

Wisconsin: Why do fireflies glow

Wyoming: How to kiss


December 1, 2017

Matt Lauer: Yeah, I'm fired for sexual misconduct. Now give me $30M in severance!

Lawyers representing former NBC host Matt Lauer are reportedly seeking to get the longtime anchor upwards of $30 million after he was fired this week over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Page Six reports that Lauer's team is seeking for NBC to pay the host for the remainder of his $20 million per year contract, which still had a year and a half left before he was fired.

“They are currently looking at his contract and determining whether the claims against him, which clearly would affect any moral clause in his contract and his ensuing termination would cut off his contractual rights to be paid through to the end of his contract," a source close to Lauer's team told the outlet.

Morality clauses are often added to contracts allowing companies to fire employees for publicly embarrassing situations that damage the company's image.


November 28, 2017

Google Finance has overhauled its format

and I hate it! Granted, I am always resistant when sites change their layout.

I wish we had the option to keep things the way they were arranged!

November 28, 2017

Want to join the New Zealand police force?

They put a lot of effort into this recruitment video. It's pretty fun (unlike many aspects of the actual job, I'm sure).

November 28, 2017

Eli Manning's consecutive starts streak ends at 210. Enter Geno Smith!

Geno Smith gets the ball against the Raiders this weekend while Eli rides the bench for the struggling Giants.

The New York Giants are benching quarterback Eli Manning, and Geno Smith will start this week against the Oakland Raiders.

Manning has started 210 consecutive regular season games for the Giants, the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history, behind Brett Favre's 297. He has started every Giants game since Nov. 21, 2004, when he took over for veteran Kurt Warner in his rookie season.

Coach Ben McAdoo made the announcement Tuesday. Rookie Davis Webb will also play before the end of the season, if not this week.

"Geno will start this week," McAdoo said. "Over the last five games, we will take a look at Geno, and we will also give Davis an opportunity."

November 26, 2017

Does Justin Trudeau's wax figure look like him? You be the judge

Many people on social media are calling for the museum in Montreal where the wax figure is on display to melt it down and start over again. What do you say?

The unveiling of Justin Trudeau’s wax figure has upset people of the internet — who claim it looks more like the actor Sean Penn than the prime minister.

The Montreal Grevin Museum revealed its newest statue last week as fans lined up to take selfies with an “imposter” Trudeau.

While his tailored blue suit, outfitted with a maple leaf pin on the lapel, and bright red Canadian flag socks may have accurately resembled the prime minister for some, it was his stance and facial expression that made the figure the subject of ridicule on Twitter.

November 25, 2017

Time's person of the year

Definitely should have been a candidate at least...

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